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Cooper Kupp

Cooper Kupp

Wide Receiver #18
ADP:Round: 4, Pick: 6
Team: Los Angeles Rams
Ht / Wt:6'1" / 198 lb.
College:Eastern Washington
Age:27
Born:June 15, 1993
Drafted:2017 / Rd. 3 (69)
Draft Team:LAR

Cooper Kupp: Turns in dud on SNF

Kupp caught just three of nine targets for 11 yards in Sunday's 24-16 loss to the 49ers.

Analysis: The Rams' aerial attack faltered as a whole in what should have been a plus matchup, but Kupp's performance (or lack thereof) stood out the most from a fantasy perspective. The usually sure-handed slot extraordinaire dropped a would-be touchdown that could have salvaged his meager stat line. Despite Kupp's struggles, he still finished second on the team in targets, so owners have to remain confident and simply write this off as a dud. The 27-year-old will look to get back to his consistent production against the Bears next Monday.

October 18, 2020 10:08 PM EST

Cooper Kupp: Solid in Week 5 win

Kupp secured five of eight targets for 66 yards and returned four punts for 20 yards in the Rams' 30-10 win over the Washington Football Team on Sunday.

Analysis: Kupp gave his fantasy day a boost with a 49-yard grab, and he paced the Rams pass catchers in receptions overall. The fourth-year pro has seen between six and 10 targets in the last four games, and although Sunday saw his two-game streak with a touchdown snapped, Kupp did garner at least five receptions for the fourth consecutive contest. He'll look to get back over the century mark for the second time on the campaign at the expense of the division-rival 49ers in a Week 6 Sunday night matchup.

October 11, 2020 3:30 PM EST

Cooper Kupp: Leading Rams receiver in win

Kupp caught five of seven targets for 69 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 17-9 win over the Giants.

Analysis: Most of that production came on a 55-yard catch-and-run in the fourth quarter as Kupp split the Giants' secondary for the final score of the day, and Jared Goff's only completion of longer than 20 yards. Kupp has found the end zone in consecutive games, and he'll look to continue that streak in Week 5 against a Washington defense that just had trouble containing Marquise Brown.

October 4, 2020 5:40 PM EST

Cooper Kupp: Plays well in high-scoring loss

Kupp caught nine of 10 targets for 107 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 35-32 loss to Buffalo.

Analysis: Kupp caught a 16-yard touchdown during Los Angeles' run of 29 unanswered points after falling behind 28-3. Unfortunately for the Rams, Buffalo responded with a game-winning touchdown drive aided by a controversial pass interference penalty to hand Los Angeles its first loss of the season. The slot receiver has totaled triple-digit scrimmage yards in consecutive games, and Kupp will have a great opportunity to stretch that streak to three in Week 4 against the Giants.

September 27, 2020 2:29 PM EST

Cooper Kupp: Goes for 100 yards in win

Kupp brought in five of six targets for 81 yards, adding two carries for 19 yards in the Rams' 37-19 win over the Eagles on Sunday.

Analysis: Kupp improved on his 40-yard performance from Week 1, going for 100 total yards and leading the team in targets, receptions and receiving yards in the process. He still hasn't found the end zone in 2020, but Kupp should continue to see a healthy amount of targets moving forward as one of the top options in the Rams' passing attack. His upside may be diminished compared to 2019, as Jared Goff is on pace for far fewer than the 626 passes he attempted a year ago.

September 20, 2020 2:01 PM EST

Cooper Kupp: Quiet 2020 debut

Kupp had four catches (five targets) for 40 yards in Sunday's 20-17 win over the Cowboys.

Analysis: Fresh off of a three-year, $48 million extension, Kupp was unable to produce numbers indicative of his huge bump in salary. The 27-year-old's lack of production was due in large part to a run-heavy gameplan (40 carries to just 20 pass attempts) that focused on attacking the soft interior of Dallas' defense. The strategy paid off for the Rams, but Kupp owners in fantasy were left with a lackluster final line. There is no reason to overreact, as Kupp remains one of Jared Goff's top receiving options and red-zone threats, and he should be in line for more targets than usual with Brandin Cooks being moved to Houston this offseason. Expect the slot extraordinaire to excel in most matchups going forward where the opposition doesn't boast a top-tier pass rush -- like Dallas brought to the table Sunday -- starting with a Week 2 matchup against the Eagles.

September 14, 2020 12:27 AM EST

Cooper Kupp: Locks in $48 million extension

Kupp signed a three-year, $48 million extension with the Rams on Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Kupp made significant movement on a possible contract extension earlier this week after the team had finalized a deal with cornerback Jalen Ramsey. The 27-year-old becomes the first of a deep 2017 wide receiver class to receive an extension with Saturday's news likely setting the mark for players such as Chris Godwin, JuJu Smith-Schuster and Kenny Golladay and their respective upcoming deals.

September 12, 2020 9:58 AM EST

Cooper Kupp: Back at practice

Kupp (leg) returned to practice Thursday, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Coach Sean Mcvay said Kupp (leg) "was full speed" at Thursday's practice session. McVay also said he's "optimistic" about the 27-year-old's chances of suiting up for Sept. 13's season-opener against the Cowboys, but noted that a final decision won't be made until "[Kupp] truly gets out there." If Kupp is forced to miss any time, Josh Reynolds and rookie Van Jefferson would be candidates to handle starting snaps opposite Robert Woods.

September 3, 2020 4:16 PM EST

Cooper Kupp: Should fine for Week 1

Kupp is dealing with a "muscle strain on the side of the lower part of his leg right above the foot," Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: There was previous speculation that Kupp had an ankle sprain, but that report was refuted by coach Sean McVay, who relayed that the wideout had some soreness in his leg. Rapoport's report adds a bit of context to that, but more importantly notes that Kupp should be fine for the Rams' season opener.

August 31, 2020 2:13 PM EST

Cooper Kupp: Tending to sore leg

Coach Sean McVay said Kupp doesn't ave an ankle sprain but instead is dealing with leg soreness, Eric D. Williams of SI.com reports.

Analysis: After Kupp left Saturday's practice with an injury, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported that the issue was a low-ankle sprain. Kupp underwent the requisite testing, including X-rays, and a sprain has been ruled out as the issue. While he may held of practice in the short term, there doesn't seem to be much worry about his status for Week 1 versus the Cowboys.

August 31, 2020 1:04 PM EST

Cooper Kupp: Sprains ankle

Kupp is dealing with a low-ankle sprain but isn't believed to be in any danger of missing Week 1, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: There was speculation of a problem after Kupp was removed from Saturday's scrimmage, but coach Sean McVay claims the wide receiver wasn't injured. It turns out Kupp did indeed suffer an injury, just not an especially serious one. The initial report suggests he'll miss some practice time during the upcoming week before returning for Week 1 against the Cowboys.

August 30, 2020 9:40 AM EST

Cooper Kupp: Coach says he's healthy

Updating a previous report, Kupp's early exit from Saturday's practice was precautionary and he's not dealing with any injuries, per coach Sean McVay, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Kupp fans can exhale after some nervous moments, as the coach's post-practice press conference revealed that the slot receiver is healthy. Prior to exiting the practice, Kupp had been serving as the holder for the kicking competition, so the coaching staff likely decided to give him the day off rather than put him at any risk in the unfamiliar role.

August 29, 2020 3:20 PM EST

Cooper Kupp: Leaves practice early

Kupp (undisclsoed) left Saturday's practice in the first half and was not on the sidelines with his teammates to start the second half, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: It's unclear what forced Kupp to exit, but hopefully his absence is just for precautionary reasons. Prior to leaving Saturday, Kupp had been >serving as the holder for the Rams' kicking competition, as punter Johnny Hekker is away from the team for the birth of his second child.

August 29, 2020 3:11 PM EST

Cooper Kupp: Entering final year of rookie deal

Kupp is entering the final season of his rookie contract and is looking to sign a long-term extension with the Rams, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN reports.

Analysis: While there was a degree of inconsistency from Kupp midseason last year, he finished the campaign with a touchdown in each of the past five games to boost his stat line to an impressive 94 receptions for 1161 yards and 10 scores. Already a go-to option in the Los Angeles passing attack, the fourth-year receiver has the potential to be even more involved in the offense with Brandin Cooks now in Houston. Not only is the thorough chemistry between Kupp and quarterback Jared Goff an added bonus, Kupp has Goff's eye near the goal line with 55 red-zone targets the past three years. There's a lot to like about Kupp's fantasy stock heading into the 2020 season.

August 15, 2020 7:04 AM EST

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

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