WR Cooper Kupp - Los Angeles Rams
|6-2, 204||Born: 6-15-1993||College: Eastern Washington||Drafted: Round 3, pick 2017|
News you need to know
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Dec 2): Kupp bounced back in a big way with the rest of the Rams offense in Arizona. He'll get another soft pass defense when Seattle comes to town this week.
Week 14: vs Seattle Seahawks
FBG says: Tough matchup. The Los Angeles Rams' struggling passing attack got back on track last weekend in a soft matchup against the Arizona Cardinals. Jared Goff shredded the Cardinals for over 400 yards and 2 scores, well above his 2019 averages. On the season, the Rams rank 6th in total passing volume, while posting just 13 passing touchdowns to 13 interceptions. The team's poor offensive line is at the root of most of the offensive struggles, but given the team's high-volume passing attack, there is no shortage of opportunity for Rams' pass-catchers. Robert Woods has posted at least 9 targets and 95 receiving yards in 3 straight, including a monstrous 19-target, 13-catch, 172-yard performance last weekend. He has yet to find the end zone, which is unbelievable given his volume this season, making him well overdue for some positive regression in this area. Elsewhere, Cooper Kupp's receiving numbers have tailed off recently, posting just 1 100-yard receiving day in his last 7 outings to go along with reduced volume over that stretch of games. Expect the Rams to continue to air it out, primarily to these two receivers, down the stretch as they push for a wild card berth in the playoffs this season. The Seahawks have had to defend the second-most pass attempts in the league this season, leading to a plethora of high-yardage games from opposing quarterbacks and wide receivers this season. On a per-play basis, the Seahawks have struggled as well, allowing 6.5 net yards per attempt, ranking 23rd in the NFL this season. In the trenches, Jadeveon Clowney shoulders the load as the team's only impactful pass-rusher. The Seahawks will need a big game out of the likes of Quinton Jefferson and other average pass-rushers this weekend to capitalize on Los Angeles' weakness along the offensive line. Then, at the second-level, the Seahawks field one of the league's weakest groups of coverage-linebackers. Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright both struggle against the pass, allowing the second-most fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends. In the secondary, Shaquill Griffin is one of the league's best young corners, locking down his half of the field with 13 pass breakups this season. Elsewhere, however, the Seahawks' secondary struggles against the pass, fostering a fantasy-friendly environment for opposing offenses. This weekend, against one of the league's most pass-happy offenses, the Seattle Seahawks will be put to the test, as their numbers throughout the first 12 games of the season have been uninspiring.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Cooper Kupp's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 13 vs ARI (6 / 6 / 65 / 1 rec)
Kupp made the most of his tepid six targets despite the Rams throwing for more than 400 yards in the blowout win over Arizona. Kupp added a deep out touchdown in the second half to a chunk deep over route reception for more than 25 yards in the first half of his notable plays. Robert Woods enjoyed a career day, overshadowing the typically high volume Kupp. Seattle offers another quality matchup for Kupp and the Rams passing game next week.
2019 Week 12 vs BAL (10 / 6 / 35 / 0 rec)
Kupp saw a hearty 10 targets against Baltimore, but his struggles continued to parallel the Rams offense overall the past three weeks. Kupp had four quick out routes in the fourth quarter alone to pad his otherwise poor stat line as one of his earlier receptions was a give up play on third-and-long. Kupp added a drop turned interception in the closing minutes to cap off the disappointing performance by the Rams offense.
2019 Week 11 vs CHI (3 / 3 / 53 / 0 rec)
Kupp saw a mere three targets after his no-show box score from a week ago. The Rams' ball-control offense and only 18 pass attempts siphoned a potential bounce-back for Kupp, who did not see a target until nearly halftime. Kupp nearly scored on his lone notable big play, coming wide open on a deep route and stretching for the end zone. Kupp was originally ruled a touchdown but on review stepped out at the one-yard-line, fortunate for Kupp as he also fumbled as the play was completed. Kupp fumbled on a screen reception, but the Rams recovered and Kupp logged a false start penalty in the game. Despite all the missed opportunities, Kupp had a deep crossing route reception called back by penalty which would have pushed him close to 80 yards on the game.
2019 Week 10 vs PIT (4 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Kupp was a surprising no-show for the Rams' box score in Week 10 as the Rams offense stumbled to a low-scoring road loss to Pittsburgh. Kupp dropped two passes of note, including one in the red zone and failed to create separation throughout the game. Kupp did draw two defensive pass interference penalties beyond the box score amidst his forgettable output.
2019 Week 8 vs CIN (10 / 7 / 220 / 1 rec)
Kupp logged his fifth 100-yard game of the season with a new career-high 220 yards. Kupp found wide-open zones of the defense regularly to fuel yards-after-the-catch for massive chunks of yardage. Among Kupp's highlights included adjusting to a throw behind him on a third down, a trick play 65-yard touchdown, and converting a well-covered deep ball target from Jared Goff. Kupp added a rare drop in the game to thwart an even bigger performance. As a centerpiece in the Rams passing game, Kupp is on pace for more than 1,500 yards this season and more than 110 receptions with a conducive schedule after the Rams' Week 9 bye.
2019 Week 7 vs ATL (8 / 6 / 50 / 0 rec)
Kupp has cooled since his three-game stretch of monster performances in Weeks 3-5. Kupp collected eight targets, most among the Rams' trio of central wide receivers, but was held in check by the otherwise questionable Atlanta defense. Kupp converted a third-and-long with a strong throw by Jared Goff on a deep in-cut route and turned a screen pass into more than 10 yards, However, Kupp was stuffed on his lone touchdown opportunity, a red zone screen pass.
2019 Week 6 vs SF (6 / 4 / 17 / 0 rec)
Kupp led the team with six targets against the 49ers in the sound loss to their divisional rival. However, Kupp was stifled on his typical screen and short-range routes which rely on yard-after-the-catch acumen. Kupp added a fourth-down drop to his forgettable day, a lost effort for the entire offense. The Falcons offer a bounce-back matchup in Week 7.
2019 Week 5 vs SEA (17 / 9 / 117 / 1 rec)
Kupp had a quiet first quarter against Seattle but exploded over the rest of the game for his fourth straight 100-yard game game and adding his fourth touchdown over the past three contests. Kupp's target volume has been unstoppable as well with 63 over five games, including a season-high 17 this week alone. Kupp had three catches late in the fourth quarter alone and his touchdown came on a laser red zone throw by Jared Goff to close the first half on a high note. Kupp separated from coverage with easy on short-to-intermediate routes and was an after-the-catch maven.
2019 Week 4 vs TB (15 / 9 / 121 / 1 rec, 1 / -2 / 0 rush)
Kupp surged in volume, along with the rising tide of the Rams voluminous passing game against Tampa Bay, to a season-high 15 targets and 121 yards. Kupp was uncheckable by defensive backs and produced three massive plays for 20 or more yards, including two for chunks of yards-after-the-catch and a long touchdown. Kupp has three 100-yard games in a row and if the Rams defense continues to struggle like they did against the Buccaneers, Kupp's elite target level will be stable going forward.
2019 Week 3 vs CLE (12 / 11 / 102 / 2 rec)
Kupp was uncoverable against the Browns, dominating all sections of the field. Kupp's lone missed target was an outright drop, otherwise being a automatic positive play when Jared Goff looked his direction. Kupp's array of receptions included an inside screen, multiple deep crossing routes, and two wide open touchdowns, his first of the season. Kupp has yet to see fewer than nine targets in a game this season and has looked outstanding following his 2018 season-ending injury.
2019 Week 2 vs NO (9 / 5 / 120 / 0 rec, 1 / 6 / 0 rush)
Kupp nearly doubled any other Rams' passing game target in the Week 2 win over the Saints. Kupp looked far more comfortable than his lack-of-yards-after-catch effort in Week 1, his first game back from injury. Kupp made a diving reception over the middle, plus two highlight runs and a myriad of missed tackles down to the goal line, essentially a game-clinching play for the Drew Brees-less Saints. Kupp has yet to find the end zone but his 12 receptions over two games and after-catch uptick in Week 2 are positive signs to start the season.
2019 Week 1 vs CAR (10 / 7 / 46 / 0 rec)
Kupp's offensive involvement against the Panthers, his first game back from injury in 2018, was front-loaded to the early moments. Kupp had four receptions on the opening drive alone, adding two third-down conversions later in the game to bolster his volume-infused stat line. Kupp's targets were all close to the line of scrimmage and Kupp offered minimal yards-after-the-catch opportunity on his receptions.
Latest NewsRams | Six grabs for Cooper Kupp (Sun Dec 1, 10:44 PM) - Los Angeles Rams WR Cooper Kupp caught all six of his targets for 65 yards and a touchdown in a 34-7 win over the Arizona Cardinals in Week 13. link to story Rams | Six grabs for Cooper Kupp in Monday's loss (Tue Nov 26, 12:47 AM) - Los Angeles Rams WR Cooper Kupp posted six receptions for 35 yards in the Week 12 game against the Baltimore Ravens on Monday, Nov. 25. link to story
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