WR Cooper Kupp - Los Angeles Rams
|6-2, 204||Born: 6-15-1993||College: Eastern Washington||Drafted: Round 3, pick 2017|
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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 18): Kupp had one long catch but its clear defenses are going to focus on him to make Jared Goff look elsewhere. The Ravens secondary is up this week to lower expectations for him.
Week 12: vs Baltimore Ravens - $6800
FBG says: Neutral matchup. Jared Goff and the Los Angeles Rams' passing game have struggled to build any momentum throughout the first 10 games of the 2019 season. While they are running out of time, injuries throughout the team's offense have stacked the odds against the Rams turning it around and lighting up the scoreboard like they did last year. Injuries and offseason departures have left the 2019 Rams' offensive line depleted, grading as one of the league's worst, as opposed to one of the best like last season. Jared Goff has been under pressure almost as much as any quarterback in the league, leading to a measly 6.8 adjusted yards per attempt, good for 23rd in the NFL amongst qualified passers. Goff, without some of his top receiving targets, has failed to throw for a touchdown in either of his last 2 games, leading the offense to just 14.5 points per game during that span. Wide receiver Brandin Cooks missed his second straight game last week due to a concussion, and as a player with a lengthy history of head injuries, he may not play once again this weekend. Also, at wide receiver, Robert Woods was a surprise scratch from last week's lineup due to a personal matter. Woods has yet to return to the team, but the team is in contact with him and should be able to provide an update on the situation later this week. Without two of their three top pass-catchers, Cooper Kupp was held in check once again, as defenses have begun to key onto him as the cog that makes Los Angeles' offense go. After posting at least 100 receiving yards in 4 of his first 5 games, Kupp has cleared the century-mark in just 1 out of his last 5 games. Lastly, if the Rams are without Cooks and Woods once again in Week 12, expect an increased workload for tight end Gerald Everett, whose target totals have been erratic throughout the 2019 season. In total, Los Angeles' offense is depleted both in the trenches and on the outside, which will not bode well for a struggling Jared Goff here against the Baltimore Ravens. The Baltimore Ravens' defense ranks as a perfectly average unit against the pass this season, on the surface, as they rank 19th in the NFL in passing volume faced this season and 17th in the NFL in adjusted yards per attempt allowed. While they have not faced a murderer's row of quarterback talent this season, their 9-to-9 touchdown-to-interception ratio is elite. The Ravens have only allowed one quarterback, Patrick Mahomes, to throw for multiple scores this year. Baltimore's defense blitzes more than any other team in the NFL, sending pressure on 49.9% of opponents' dropbacks this year. Edge rusher Matthew Judon leads the way with 6.0 sacks to his name this season to go along with 42 total pressures, more than twice as many as any other player on the roster. The Ravens' secondary is the team's defensive strength, where Earl Thomas III, Marlon Humphrey, and Marcus Peters account for two-thirds of their interceptions on the year. Overall, Baltimore's defense, especially considering their high blitz-rate, should wreak havoc on the Los Angeles Rams' passing attack all day in Week 12. Jared Goff will likely have another long day at the office on Monday Night Football when he attempts to pick apart a secondary that has allowed just one quarterback to throw for more than one touchdown this season.
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 11 vs CHI (3 / 3 / 53 / 0 rec - 8.3 points, $7000)
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 - 0 points, $7300)
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 - 38 points, $7500)
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 - 11 points, $7400)
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 - 5.7 points, $7100)
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 - 29.7 points, $6500)
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 - 29.9 points, $6500)
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 - 36.2 points, $6400)
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 - 20.6 points, $6000)
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 - 11.6 points, $5700)
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 | Cooper Kupp held down Sunday night (Mon Nov 18, 12:51 AM) - Los Angeles Rams WR Cooper Kupp caught three passes for 53 yards against the Chicago Bears in Week 11. link to story Rams | Week 11 injury report for Rams (Fri Nov 15, 07:22 PM) - Los Angeles Rams OT Rob Havenstein (knee) and CB Darious Williams (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 15, and have been ruled out for Week 11. WR Brandin Cooks (concussion) was limited during practice but has been ruled out. TE Tyler Higbee (knee) and TE Johnny Mundt (groin) were limited during practice and are listed as questionable. OG Austin Blythe (illness) and WR Cooper Kupp (illness) did not practice but are not on the injury report. link to story Rams | Cooper Kupp misses practice Friday (Fri Nov 15, 05:10 PM) - Los Angeles Rams WR Cooper Kupp (illness) is dealing with a 'stomach bug' and was not at practice Friday, Nov. 15, but he is expected to play in Week 11 versus the Chicago Bears. link to story Rams | Cooper Kupp shut out in Week 10 (Mon Nov 11, 01:33 AM) - Los Angeles Rams WR Cooper Kupp failed to catch any of his four targets in Week 10 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. link to story
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