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Cooper Kupp

Cooper Kupp

Wide Receiver #18
ADP:Round: 3, Pick: 6
Team: Los Angeles Rams
Ht / Wt:6'1" / 198 lb.
College:Eastern Washington
Age:26
Born:June 15, 1993
Drafted:2017 / Rd. 3 (69)
Draft Team:LAR

Cooper Kupp: Scores TD for fifth straight game

Kupp corralled seven of 10 targets for 99 receiving yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 31-24 win against Arizona.

Analysis: Those who stuck with Kupp through a third-quarter slump benefited during the fantasy postseason, as the 26-year-old wideout scored in five consecutive games Weeks 13 through 17 after averaging three catches for 29 yards per game with zero TDs between Weeks 10 and 12. The third-year man out of Eastern Washington rebounded spectacularly from a torn ACL that cost him half of the 2019 campaign, obliterating previous personal bests by compiling 94 receptions for 1,161 yards, while also reaching the double-digit TD threshold for the first time in his professional career. Kupp carries immense upside heading into the 2020 campaign after finishing just five targets behind Robert Woods for a team-high mark of 139.

December 29, 2019 6:07 PM EST

Cooper Kupp: Salvages line with touchdown

Kupp secured all four targets for 31 yards and a touchdown in the Rams' 34-31 loss to the 49ers on Saturday.

Analysis: Kupp ultimately generated his third straight sub-50-yard effort, but his 22-yard touchdown grab in the third quarter on a perfectly executed crossing pattern marked his fourth straight game with a receiving score. The 26-year-old's target share has uncharacteristically dwindled over the last four games, with Kupp averaging a modest five looks per contest in that span. However, he'll look to close out his career-best campaign on a strong note versus the vulnerable Cardinals secondary Week 17.

December 21, 2019 9:36 PM EST

Cooper Kupp: Grabs late TD in loss

Kupp caught all six of his targets for 41 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 44-21 loss to the Cowboys.

Analysis: The receiver salvaged his fantasy line with a fourth-quarter score after the game was far out of reach. Kupp has now hit pay dirt in three straight games, snagging all 16 of his targets for 151 yards over that stretch, and he'll try to continue his late-season surge next Saturday on the road against the 49ers.

December 15, 2019 6:22 PM EST

Cooper Kupp: Scores despite low usage

Kupp had four catches (four targets) for 45 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 28-12 win over the Seahawks. He also threw an incomplete pass on a trick play.

Analysis: Kupp saw his targets drop to four after watching them go from 10 to six a week ago. The Rams stated that they are going to return to featuring star running back, Todd Gurley, in order to save their season down the stretch, which could explain the recent dip in Kupp's offensive looks. The 26-year-old remains Jared Goff's favorite option, especially in the red zone (two more red-zone targets Sunday), which keeps his value afloat even in contests where he doesn't see double-digit targets. The Cowboys always present a tough matchup for opposing passing units, but Kupp has become a must-start receiver this season and should be trotted out with confidence for Sunday's tilt in Dallas.

December 8, 2019 10:17 PM EST

Cooper Kupp: Finds end zone

Kupp hauled in all six of his targets for 65 yards and a touchdown in the team's Week 13 win over the Cardinals.

Analysis: Kupp was out-targeted by both Robert Woods and Tyler Higbee, but managed a strong performance due to his efficiency. His performance was highlighted by a 10-yard touchdown, which forced him to tightrope on the sideline to get both feet in bounds. It was a bounceback performance for Kupp, who had failed to top 55 yards or find the end zone in each of his last three contests. Kupp could also be in for a big Week 14 performance, when he'll take on the Seahawks who he torched for nine receptions, 121 yards and a touchdown in Week 5.

December 1, 2019 7:40 PM EST

Cooper Kupp: Bottled despite 10 targets

Kupp caught six of 10 targets for 35 yards in Monday night's 45-6 loss to the Ravens.

Analysis: Kupp led the Rams in looks from quarterback Jared Goff, but found next to no room to operate within the Ravens' defensive backfield. To make matters worse, his final target bounced off his hands for a Baltimore interception. After a 220-yard outburst in Week 8, Kupp has combined for just 88 in three games since, putting him in a serious slump ahead of Sunday's matchup against the Cardinals.

November 25, 2019 8:50 PM EST

Cooper Kupp: Just three targets Sunday

Kupp (illness) corralled all three of his targets for 53 yards in Sunday's 17-7 win over the Bears.

Analysis: Kupp was dealing with a stomach bug all week, but it wasn't enough to keep the wideout from suiting up in an important primetime contest. The Rams leaned heavily on Todd Gurley and its rushing attack in order to slow down the Bears' vaunted pass rush, which caused Jared Goff and co. to finish with poor fantasy numbers all around. Kupp produced well considering he only received a season-low three targets, but that is now two consecutive fantasy clunkers (zero catches last week) coming off the team's bye. Look for Kupp to get back on track Monday against a Ravens team that is easier to move the ball on through the air.

November 17, 2019 10:30 PM EST

Cooper Kupp: Free of injury designation

Kupp (illness) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Bears.

Analysis: Kupp missed Friday's practice with a stomach bug, but he apparently isn't in any danger of missing the game. He'll face a tough Chicago defense after last week's zero-catch debacle in Pittsburgh.

November 15, 2019 3:08 PM EST

Cooper Kupp: Dealing with stomach bug

Kupp missed Friday's practice due to a stomach illness, but he's expected to be fine for Sunday night's game against Chicago, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: It remains to be seen if the Rams view it as enough of an issue to list Kupp as questionable on their final injury report. The wide receiver is looking to bounce back from last week's goose egg against the Steelers, facing another tough defense Sunday night.

November 15, 2019 2:09 PM EST

Cooper Kupp: Limited to 17 receiving yards

Kupp caught four of six targets for 17 yards during Sunday's 20-7 loss to the 49ers.

Analysis: Kupp led the team in targets yet again, though his middling total of six was easily his lowest of the season. He did very little with his looks but was still just eight yards off the team lead in receiving, which is a true testament to how futile the offense was in this one. Kupp was been one of the top wideouts in fantasy over the first five weeks of the season and will enjoy an excellent opportunity to bounce back next Sunday on the road against the Falcons.

October 13, 2019 5:15 PM EST

Cooper Kupp: Keeps stellar streak going in loss

Kupp brought in nine of 17 targets for 117 yards and a touchdown in the Rams' 30-29 loss to the Seahawks on Thursday.

Analysis: Kupp's normally robust workload bumped up another couple notches Thursday, with Brandin Cooks' early exit from the contest due to a head injury certainly playing a part. The third-year wideout also secured his fourth touchdown of the season with a nine-yard scoring grab in the second quarter, and he extended his streak of 100-yard games to four. Now arguably Jared Goff's No. 1 receiver irrespective of official depth chart slotting, Goff will look to continue his outstanding start to the season versus the 49ers in a Week 6 divisional matchup a week from Sunday.

October 3, 2019 9:24 PM EST

Cooper Kupp: Tops 100 yards again

Kupp caught nine of 15 targets for 121 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 55-40 loss to the Buccaneers.

Analysis: The 15 targets tied Robert Woods for the team lead in the wild affair. Kupp has now hauled in at least 100 yards in three straight games and seen at least nine targets in four straight, as he re-establishes himself as Jared Goff's favorite receiver following last year's season-ending knee injury.

September 29, 2019 5:48 PM EST

Cooper Kupp: Goes off for two scores

Kupp hauled in 11 of 12 passes for 102 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 20-13 win over the Browns.

Analysis: Kupp eclipsed the century mark for the second consecutive week, and this time he added two touchdowns to boot. The Rams' slot man has picked up right where he left off before suffering a torn ACL last season, proving to be completely in sync with quarterback Jared Goff, especially when the quarterback needs to find him in the end zone (six touchdowns in eight games last season). Kupp is looking the part of top fantasy receiver through three games, averaging 7.7 receptions on 10.3 targets for 89.3 yards per game early on this year. A matchup against a pedestrian Buccaneer secondary should prove fruitful for the entire Rams' passing unit in Week 4.

September 22, 2019 10:40 PM EST

Cooper Kupp: Eclipses century mark in win

Kupp brought in five of nine targets for 120 yards and rushed once for six yards in the Rams' 27-9 win over the Saints on Sunday.

Analysis: Kupp encouragingly saw just one fewer target than the opener versus the Panthers, and he exploded for his best yardage total since Week 4 of last season on the strength of a spectacular 66-yard catch-and-run sequence that left him just inches short of the goal line. The 26-year-old wideout showed off both speed and strength on the play via a barrage of stiff-arms and broken tackles up the field. Kupp's yardage tally was ultimately a game-high figure and gives him plenty of momentum as he heads into a Week 3 road tussle against the Browns.

September 15, 2019 5:40 PM EST

Cooper Kupp: Targeted 10 times in season debut

Kupp caught seven of 10 targets for 46 yards during Sunday's 30-27 win over Carolina.

Analysis: After missing the final six games of the 2018 season with a torn ACL, the Rams got Kupp back in the flow early, providing him with double-digit targets for the fourth time in his career. None of those targets led to a completion of more than 10 yards and his 6.57 yards per catch were a career low, but there's likely a fair amount of rust being shaken off by Kupp and the Rams' offense as a whole after sitting out the preseason. Next up will be a NFC Championship Game rematch against the Saints in Week 2.

September 8, 2019 3:55 PM EST

Cooper Kupp: Active as expected in opener

Kupp (knee) is active as expected for Sunday's Week 1 tilt versus the Panthers.

Analysis: Kupp will make his return to action after suffering a Week 10 ACL tear last season. The third-year wideout will look to pick up where he left off during his truncated sophomore campaign, when he compiled a 40-566-6 line across eight games before being sidelined.

September 8, 2019 8:49 AM EST

Cooper Kupp: Ready to return

Kupp (knee) wasn't listed on the Rams' initial Week 1 injury report, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Kupp tore the ACL in his left knee Week 10 last season and underwent surgery Nov. 16. With those dates in mind, he made incredible progress with his recovery, going through individual drills in mid-May and team drills a week later before avoiding the PUP list at the start of training camp. While the Rams predictably held him out of preseason action, Kupp is poised to return to the field Sunday against a Panthers defense that was middle of the pack against the pass (240.4 yards per game) in 2018.

September 4, 2019 4:29 PM EST

Cooper Kupp: Showing improved agility

Kupp's post-surgery athletic testing numbers for quickness and agility are better than the times he had before he tore his ACL, Jay Glazer of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: This should be taken with a grain of salt, as the exact nature of the drills isn't specified, nor is the date when his pre-injury times were recorded. Kupp may be held out for the entire preseason along with the rest of the Rams' top starters, but his participation in practices this summer suggests he's on track for Week 1 at Carolina. His stat line from eight appearances last season prorates to an 80-1,132-12 receiving line over 16 games -- and that includes two contests in which injuries limited him to 36 and 28 snaps.

August 22, 2019 6:20 AM EST

Cooper Kupp: Takes contact without issue

Kupp (knee) popped right back up off the turf after taking a hit in Sunday's practice, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports.

Analysis: Head coach Sean McVay noted Kupp has gotten better with each day of training camp, and the wideout added that it felt great to take his first real hit since tearing his ACL last November. Kupp remains on track to play Week 1, but it will be important to monitor his progress leading into the season. His return should provide a notable boost to the Los Angeles offense.

August 5, 2019 6:33 PM EST

Cooper Kupp: Practice reps scaled back

Kupp's practice reps were limited Thursday, Vincent Bonsignore of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The Rams and Chargers held a joint practice, which coach Sean McVay used to see how the other side would proceed. Afterward, he said, "I think, given the way that the Chargers were so professional about how they practice -- and I like to think it was the same for our guys -- I think you can expect to see him [Kupp] get some work on Saturday when we revisit these guys." As such, Kupp is expected to ramp up his workload in the second session between the two teams. It's no surprise McVay is taking it easy on Kupp as he goes through the final stages of his recovery from a torn left ACL. In the end, the aim is for Kupp to reach Week 1 ready to roll as the primary option out of the slot for quarterback Jared Goff.

August 2, 2019 4:02 PM EST

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