WR Cooper Kupp - Los Angeles Rams
|6-2, 204||Born: 6-15-1993||College: Eastern Washington||Drafted: Round 3, pick 2017|
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
2018 Week 1 vs OAK (9 / 5 / 52 / 1 rec, 2 / 16 / 0 rush)
He is the de-facto tight end for this offense, and you can see it by his alignment, routes run, and use as a blocker in the run game. His opening target was dropped (a PA Drag that turned into a Wheel Route from Bunch). He had another drop again on a quick out that was thrown behind. He was targeted heavily in the redzone, although Goff almost had potential turnovers throwing to him. On one of the throws, he won on a inside-breaking double move that should have been his first receiving touchdown, but Goff threw it slightly behind him, allowing the defensive back to almost intercept it. On his touchdown, he faked a seal block on the CB before releasing to the flat off Play Action. The run block fake really helped sell the route.
2018 Week 2 vs ARI (6 / 6 / 63 / 0 rec)
Kupp continues his role as a hybrid slot WR/tight end for the rams. His first major value target came late in 3rd quarter, a drag from inside the 10. He made the reception, but was tackled short of endzone. Gurley converted for easy TD on the next play. His biggest play of the game was a 3rd down conversion, a double move inside for a catch-and-run of 29 yards. He and Higbee's willingness to be involved as a blockers really make the Rams' offense go.
2018 Week 3 vs LAC (6 / 4 / 71 / 1 rec, 1 / -3 / 0 rush)
Kupp continues to work as a chain mover and underneath target in the Rams passing game. He had his biggest play of the season so far on the third play of Los Angeles' opening drive of the second half. He ran an Out route on 3rd and 8, and broke off upfield when he was Jared Goff started to scramble. Goff evaded pressure and hit Kupp downfield, He broke his man's tackle attempt and ran to the endzone for a 53 yard catch-and-run touchdown.
2018 Week 4 vs MIN (11 / 9 / 162 / 2 rec)
Kupp actually got some vertical usage in this game instead of just being the Rams' de-facto tight end. He had a huge 70 yard catch and run touchdown reception on the second play of the second drive. He lined up slot left to the Field and ran a drag that converted to a wheel once he got to the numbers on the Boundary side. As he came across the field on the drag, he got matched up on Anthony Barr and just ran right past him as he turned the drag into a wheel. He was wide open by the time he made the catch. His second TD reception came on a 20 yard throw where he split double coverage on a Deep Cross, and Goff led him perfectly into the endzone where only Kupp could make the catch.
2018 Week 5 vs SEA (9 / 6 / 90 / 1 rec)
Kupp was tearing the Seahawks defense up in the first half - running into wide open voids in the middle of the field and in underneath zones. He did have a drop that was popped up into the air on a tip drill after Kupp got hit during the catch attempt - and was bailed out by Higbee catching it off the deflection. His TD reception came off of PA Boot, where he faked as the backside slice blocker before releasing into the flat as he often does. He broke a diving tackle attempt at the 5 and scampered into the endzone. Did not play during the second half because of an apparent concussion sustained during the 2 minute drill to close out the first half. He was hit making a catch over the middle, but finished the drive.
2018 Week 6 vs DEN (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec, 1 / 12 / 0 rush)
Kupp was left the game with an injury for the second straight week. He injured his knee on a Jet Sweep for a 10 yard gain in the second quarter. He was horsecollar tackled by the defender, who was penalized.
2018 Week 9 vs NO (6 / 5 / 89 / 1 rec)
Kupp did not get targeted until 6:00 remaining in the second quarter. He beat his defender on the perimeter in man coverage for a 26 yard gain on a corner route. He had the biggest play of the game - a catch and run 35 yard touchdown off a Shallow Cross on 3rd and 1 that brought the score to 35-33 (the Rams would tie on the 2-point attempt on the next play).
2018 Week 10 vs SEA (8 / 5 / 39 / 0 rec)
Kupp had maybe the prettiest catch of his career so far on the second drive, a fully-extended toe-tap grab along the sideline that was reminiscent of AJ Green. He was unfortunately injured while running a route in the 4th quarter and will be lost for the remainder of the season with an ACL tear.
2017 Week 1 vs IND (6 / 4 / 76 / 1 rec)
The rookie continues to be the one of the bright spots in this offense. The rookie out of Eastern Washington is showing why he was the most productive wide receiver in college football history. Kupp connected with Jared Goff for a touchdown on a deep crossing route in which he just ran past the wide receiver for an easy touchdown. Kupp made a great one-handed catch in which Goff overthrew him but Kupp was able to tip the ball to himself to make the catch on the run.
2017 Week 2 vs WAS (6 / 3 / 33 / 0 rec)
Kupp continues to be the leading receiver on the Rams in terms of targets this week. While he was only able to catch three of his six targets, he came very close to scoring a touchdown on a terrific catch in which Kupp fell down as Goff was releasing the ball, got back up quickly and then dove to catch the ball on the one yard line. Kupp and Goff clearly have a connection on the field that is likely to continue to last for weeks to come.
2017 Week 3 vs SF (2 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)
Cooper Kupp was disappointing in this game as he was only targeted twice after two big games in back-to-back weeks. This was a season high in snap counts for Kupp, so it does not appear he's falling out of favor it just was a week where Watkins and Woods had everything going right.
2017 Week 4 vs DAL (7 / 5 / 60 / 1 rec)
Cooper Kupp was able to take advantage of a prime matchup as he was targeted seven times this game and was able to find the end-zone in this game. Kupp was on the field for 49 snaps in this game which topped the season high of 40 snaps. Kupp had a highlight catch on a 24-yard completion in which Jaylon Smith was lined up against Kupp and Kupp used his speed to simply out-run the linebacker on a slant route.
2017 Week 5 vs SEA (8 / 3 / 44 / 0 rec)
Kupp had the opportunity to play hero in this one but was unable to bring in Goff's pass on the final play of the game in the end zone. Kupp beat his man to the inside and the ball went right off his fingertips. The ball was slightly overthrown by Goff but it is still something you would expect a pro wide receiver to catch. As for the rest of the game, Kupp was very quiet aside from his 19-yard out route in the first quarter to set up an eventual Tavon Austin rushing touchdown. Kupp may find some luck next week as Jacksonville keys in on Sammy Watkins and Tavon Austin but it is going to take a while to get over dropping the game-winning touchdown in this one.
2017 Week 6 vs JAX (3 / 2 / 35 / 0 rec)
Cooper Kupp was targeted just three times in this game as he drew a difficult matchup going against one of the best slot cornerbacks in football so far this season in Aaron Colvin. Kupp's bright spot was a 22-yard catch late in the fourth quarter that ended up setting up the field goal that put the game out of reach on a critical third down.
2017 Week 7 vs ARI (10 / 4 / 51 / 1 rec)
Kupp continues to be one of the stars of the best rookies so far this season, especially in the red zone as he had five red zone targets in this game. Kupp had a tremendous play on third and goal from the 18-yard line in which the Rams ran a wide receiver screen pass in which Kupp had tremendous blocking from Rodger Saffold downfield. Kupp was targeted ten times in this game and at times Kupp and Goff were not on the same page as Kupp caught just four of his ten targets which has been a trend for Kupp as he has caught just 53% of his targets this season.
2017 Week 9 vs NYG (5 / 3 / 54 / 0 rec)
Kupp had a tough matchup this week as he was primarily lined up against Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, and Kupp who is primarily a red-zone receiver was largely shut down in this game except for a 35-yard reception in which Kupp continued his route to help Goff who was rolling out. Kupp continued to work to get open on an in-route instead of cutting the route off short.
2017 Week 10 vs HOU (7 / 6 / 47 / 0 rec)
Cooper Kupp's role in this game was to be a possession receiver for short quick passes as we have seen a lot of time this season. Kupp averaged just 7.8 yards per reception and was a favorite for Goff when he felt a blitz. Kupp led the team in snaps in this game which was the first time that he has done so all season. Kupp who was second in the league in red zone targets had just one target inside the red zone this week and was unable to convert it for a touchdown.
2017 Week 11 vs MIN (7 / 6 / 64 / 0 rec)
Cooper Kupp was a fantasy player's nightmare scenario as he fumbled on the one-yard line on a play that he otherwise would have scored a touchdown. Outside of this, Kupp was very efficient catching all but one of his targets including a 23-yard reception on an in route over the middle. Kupp worked out of the slot for most of the day which is where the Vikings have had a little bit of trouble this season defensively.
2017 Week 12 vs NO (11 / 8 / 116 / 0 rec)
Without Robert Woods, Cooper Kupp was expected to take a big role in this offense and that is exactly what he did in this game. Kupp has a knack for just finding space and continue to work with his eyes on the quarterback to find a lane for Goff to throw. This was exemplified on a play in the first quarter in which Jared Goff was running for his life and Kupp found the sideline in which he tip-toed to make the catch. Another highlight for Kupp was he was able to outrun defender Kenny Vaccaro on a fly route for a 53-yard completion.
2017 Week 13 vs ARI (6 / 5 / 68 / 0 rec)
Kupp continues to be a reliable consistent target for this passing offense out of the slot. This week, Kupp was just able to find space in this defense and utilized his route running out of the slot to find mismatches as he had two 20-yard or longer receptions in this game. Kupp is unlike most slot receivers in that he works from the slot as he works a variety of different routes both deep and shallow while also working both outside and inside. This allows him to keep the defense in check and have longer receptions compared to other slot receivers.
2017 Week 14 vs PHI (7 / 5 / 118 / 1 rec)
Cooper Kupp continues to lead this wide receiving group with the injury of Robert Woods as he had a huge day this week going over 100 yards and scoring his first touchdown in six weeks. Kupp showed off his elusiveness as he lined up out of the slot and caught a simple out route for 10 yards, but was able to duck under his first defender and then juke the second defender before finally being boxed in and brought down for a gain of 64-yards. Kupp was able to finish the drive on a play in which he lined up on the outside on a pivot route in which he started to cut inside only to stop and then cut back outside and carry the defender for a nine-yard touchdown.
2017 Week 15 vs SEA (3 / 2 / 21 / 0 rec)
After breaking on to the scene earlier in the season, Kupp has been rather quiet in recent weeks. He managed a 15-yard and 6-yard reception this week and has seemingly disappeared behind Robert Woods. His 21 yards was third best on the team this week in a game that they really did not need to throw the ball very much. Kupp will need to regain his success from earlier this season if the Rams want to make a deep playoff run.
2017 Week 16 vs TEN (6 / 4 / 65 / 1 rec)
The Rams took three shots for touchdowns to Kupp in this game and while he was only able to come up with one of the three which ended up being the touchdown that he caught it was a great sign that the team was giving him these looks. Kupp's touchdown was a play that he really had no business catching the football as Goff overthrew him and Kupp made an incredible catch but reaching as far as he could as the ball was already out of bounds. Even more incredible is that Kupp knew that based on how far he was lunging for the ball he would not be able to get two feet in-bounds so he dropped his knee down to get the touchdown.
2017 Week 18 vs ATL (13 / 8 / 69 / 1 rec)
It took a while for Kupp to get going in this game as he was relatively quiet for the first 28 minutes of the game or so. With two minutes left in the half, Kupp scored a much-needed touchdown for the Rams on a play in which almost looked like a wheel route as he acted as if he was going to the flat for his first several steps and then turned up field on a play in which he was wide open. The second half when the Rams were behind, they utilized Kupp more than what they did in the first half, but the overall results were mediocre as he was primarily used as a possession receiver with short underneath safe routes.