WR Josh Reynolds - Los Angeles Rams

6-3, 194Born: 2-16-1995College: Texas A&MDrafted: Round 4, pick 2017

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Week 15: at Dallas Cowboys

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FBG says: Neutral matchup. The Los Angeles Rams, fresh off of back-to-back impressive performances against NFC West competition, bring their high-volume passing attack into Dallas to face off with the Cowboys' struggling defense. Both of Jared Goff's last two games rank in his five most efficient passing days of the 2019 season, according to net yards per attempt, and in a high-volume passing attack like the Rams', Goff's efficiency can put their offense over the top, as a whole. In recent weeks, the Rams have utilized two-wide-receiver sets more than ever under Sean McVay. This change in tendency has led to decreased playing time and utilization for Cooper Kupp recently, with six or fewer targets in four out of his last five games. Robert Woods and Tyler Higbee have emerged as Goff's top-two targets in recent weeks. Woods has posted at least 9 targets and 95 receiving yards in 4 straight, while Higbee has registered back-to-back 7-catch, 100-yard games. On the whole, the Rams' passing attack has posted impressive totals, but the team's struggling offensive line does not make it easy on Jared Goff, whose numbers have rebounded in recent weeks after a significant midseason slump. The Dallas Cowboys' pass defense opened the season very strong, but a handful of poor recent performances have left many skeptical that this team has effectively quit on head coach Jason Garrett. Overall, the Cowboys have faced medial volume on the ground, allowing impressive yardage and touchdown totals, but their inability to force turnovers (only five interceptions this season) is worrying. While their season-long numbers are impressive, allowing the 13th fewest fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks, recently, they have drifted off, allowing the 8th most to opposing quarterbacks over the last month. They have not faced particularly stiff opposition in recent weeks, losing to Mitchell Trubisky and Josh Allen in disappointing fashion, and they may be in trouble once again this weekend against the Rams' high-volume passing attack. Along the defensive line, Demarcus Lawrence and Robert Quinn have been extremely impressive this season, disrupting the pocket, and their performance this weekend will be critical to the team's pass-defending efforts. In the secondary, cornerback Byron Jones and the team's number-one safety Xavier Woods have been vital to limiting big plays through the air. On the season, the Cowboys have allowed only 3 100-yard receivers, and they will need a strong bounceback performance this weekend to keep the Rams from shredding them for a third straight week.

Recent Stats and Projections

11 vs CHI 52 1 -5 0 6 3.0 55 0 0 5
12 vs BAL 30 0 0 0 2 2.0 8 0 0 0.8
13 at ARI 29 0 0 0 5 4.0 39 0 0 3.9
14 vs SEA 46 3 29 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 2.9
15 at DAL PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 1.3 * * * *
15 at DAL PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 0.8 * * * *
15 at DAL PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 2.0 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36

Percentile ranks

Josh Reynolds's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 11 vs CHI (6 / 3 / 55 / 0 rec, 1 / -5 / 0 rush)

Reynolds doubled any other Rams receiver in targets, six, in the low volume passing attack against the Bears. Reynolds had a long touchdown called back by penalty and a wide-open deep crossing route missed by an errant Jared Goff throw. Reynolds had a huge third-down conversion late in the game amidst some of his missed opportunities. Reynolds benefitted from no Robert Woods or Brandin Cooks in the lineup this week.

2019 Week 10 vs PIT (5 / 3 / 49 / 0 rec)

Reynolds saw an elevated role with Brandin Cooks missing Week 10 with his most recent concussion. Reynolds was a relative afterthought with a mere five targets, however, as Robert Woods and Gerald Everett were clearly preferred options for the Rams. Reynolds broke multiple tackles on his lone highlight play for 20 yards and was invisible for much of the game until a final drive short reception.

2019 Week 8 vs CIN (8 / 3 / 73 / 1 rec, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)

Reynolds benefited from an early-game Brandin Cooks concussion exit for his best game of the season. Reynolds saw a hearty eight targets, including his highlight seam touchdown. Reynolds also had a yards-after-catch-infused reception called back and a third-down drop to prevent his stat line from ballooning to more than 100 yards on the day. Reynolds also corralled a small window reception down the seam for more than 25 yards and was stuffed on a reverse. The Week 9 bye allowed additional time for Brandin Cooks to be cleared for a return to play from concussion, but Reynolds stands to benefit if Cooks is not ready for Week 10 against the Steelers.


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