Cooper Kupp

Los Angeles Rams
Wide Receiver #18
Los Angeles Rams
Wide Receiver #18

Cooper Kupp News

Career-high 14 catches on MNF

Kupp caught 14 of 19 targets for 122 yards in Monday's 24-9 loss to the 49ers.

Analysis: With seven catches for 58 yards in the first half, Kupp accounted for more than half of Matthew Stafford's completions and passing yards as the Rams took a 14-6 deficit into the locker room. The star receiver posted a similar stat line in the second half, even as Los Angeles' offense continued to struggle. Kupp set a new career high in catches with 14, and he's racked up double-digit catches for over 100 yards in three of four games heading into a Week 5 visit from the Cowboys.

Oct 3, 2022 8:08 PM EST

Scores on ground against Cards

Kupp caught four of six targets for 44 yards and ran for a 20--yard touchdown on his only carry in Sunday's 20-12 win over the Cardinals.

Analysis: The reigning Super Bowl MVP saw his streak of regular-season games with at least 90 receiving yards end at 15, but he was able to extend his streak of games with at least one TD to nine (including last season's playoff run) thanks to his first career rushing score. Kupp hadn't seen fewer than seven targets in a game since Week 15 of 2020, and he should see higher volume again in next week's NFC West clash with the 49ers.

Sep 25, 2022 5:36 PM EST

Two touchdowns, 108 yards

Kupp recorded 11 receptions on 14 targets for 108 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 31-27 win over the Falcons.

Analysis: Kupp got off to a relatively slow start, though he added another impressive performance to his resume. He scored touchdowns from three and 10 yards away and also posted lengthier gains of 20, 19 and 12 yards. Kupp certainly appears capable of replicating his 2021 results, as he has recorded double-digit receptions, at least 100 receiving yards and a touchdown in each of the team's first two games of the new campaign.

Sep 18, 2022 7:42 PM EST

Spectacular numbers in Week 1 loss

Kupp secured 13 of 15 targets for 128 yards and a touchdown in the Rams' 31-10 loss to the Bills on Thursday night.

Analysis: Kupp appeared to be about the only Rams offensive player that showed up for the start of the team's title defense, with his numbers pacing the team across the board. The sixth-year pro's performance, which included a four-yard touchdown grab in the second quarter, was a trademark effort reflective of the stellar chemistry he built last season with quarterback Matthew Stafford, who only seemed to enjoy any success when targeting Kupp on Thursday night. Kupp's next opportunity to build on his individually memorable season-opening performance comes in a Week 2 home clash with the Falcons on Sunday, Sept. 18.

Sep 8, 2022 8:47 PM EST

To be rested ahead of Week 1

With the Rams not planning to play key starters in their preseason finale, per Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times, Kupp is in line to sit out Saturday's game against the Bengals.

Analysis: It's no surprise that the Rams are inclined to play it safe with their top wideout (among others) in the team's exhibition finale. Once the regular season kicks off, Kupp -- who is slated to start alongside Allen Robinson -- is in line to log plenty of passing targets from QB Matthew Stafford (elbow), on the heels of an impressive 2021 campaign in which he racked up a 145/1,947/16 stat line in 17 games.

Aug 27, 2022 12:59 PM EST

Won't play Friday

Kupp and other key players won't play in Friday's preseason game against Houston, Cameron DaSilva of Rams Wire reports.

Analysis: Sean McVay has long been among the NFL's most cautious coaches when it comes to playing starters in the preseason. There's been some concern about QB Matthew Stafford's right elbow, but with the quarterback reportedly looking much better this week, Kupp is cemented as a top-three wide receiver on nearly all fantasy draft boards.

Aug 19, 2022 9:34 AM EST

Inks extension with Los Angeles

Kupp agreed to a three-year, $80 million extension with the Rams on Wednesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: The 28-year-old was already under contract for the next two seasons for more than $29 million, and he's now set to receive nearly $110 million from the Rams over the next five years. Kupp was the most productive wide receiver in the NFL in 2021 after catching 145 of 191 targets for 1,947 yards and 16 touchdowns in 17 games, and he's now paid like one of the top receivers in the league.

Jun 8, 2022 4:37 PM EST

MVP performance in Super Bowl

Kupp brought in eight of 10 targets for 92 yards and two touchdowns and rushed once for seven yards during the Rams' 23-20 win over the Bengals in Super Bowl LVI on Sunday. He was also named Super Bowl MVP.

Analysis: Kupp delivered handsomely when it mattered most after what many felt was an MVP-worthy season, snagging a game-winning one-yard touchdown grab with 1:25 remaining. However, that memorable catch tells only part of the story for the fifth-year pro, who missed his first career opportunity to play in the Super Bowl after the 2018 season due to a torn ACL. Kupp also recorded an 11-yard touchdown reception early in the second quarter to give the Rams a two-possession lead at the time, and prior to his championship-clinching score, he had a clutch seven-yard rush on fourth down and catches of eight, 22 and eight yards on that final drive, as well as a four-yard touchdown reception nullified by offsetting penalties. Kupp could have arguably had an even bigger performance had Odell Beckham, who was commanding a good bit of attention with strong early-game play, hadn't exited for good in the first half with a knee injury. The Super Bowl MVP award Kupp earned with the performance is a fitting cap on a season that also saw him named Offensive Player of the Year and put together a stellar three-game playoff run in which he logged 25 receptions for 386 yards and four touchdowns.

Feb 13, 2022 7:36 PM EST

Top offensive player

Kupp was named the 2021 Offensive Player of the Year on Thursday.

Analysis: Kupp led receivers in all major categories, including receptions, yards and targets. He was also remarkably consistent, as he posted no performances with fewer than 64 yards or five receptions. In contrast to past seasons, Kupp combined both superior volume with big plays, as he averaged 13.4 yards per reception and also chipped in 30 catches that went for gains of 20 or more yards. Next up, Kupp will look to add the ultimate award and help lead the Rams to a Super Bowl victory over the Bengals on Sunday.

Feb 10, 2022 7:55 PM EST

Dominant effort to clinch SB berth

Kupp brought in 11 of 14 targets for 142 yards and two touchdowns and rushed once for minus-2 yards during the Rams' 20-17 win over the 49ers in their NFC Championship Game matchup Sunday.

Analysis: As he frequently did during his record-setting regular season and in the divisional-round win over the Buccaneers, Kupp dictated to an opposing defense to the tune of a dominating performance. The star wideout's afternoon did start on a sour note when a pass that partially glanced off his hands was intercepted by the 49ers' Jimmie Ward at the goal line to short-circuit the Rams' second drive. That would be about the only blemish on Kupp's performance, however, as he eventually complemented his 12th 100-yard effort since the start of the regular season with touchdown grabs of 16 and 11 yards in the second and fourth quarters, respectively. The fifth-year pro's 25- and 12-yard catches on what would be Los Angeles' game-winning drive proved a fitting cap to his stellar effort, one he'll now look to reprise in Super Bowl LVI against the Bengals on his home field Feb. 13.

Jan 30, 2022 7:07 PM EST

Goes off for 183 plus TD

Kupp finished with nine receptions (11 targets) for 183 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 30-27 win over the Buccaneers.

Analysis: Kupp was in prime form against a Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense that was at full strength for the first time since Week 1. The MVP candidate got momentum going for the Rams in the first half when he took a deep pass from Matthew Stafford and then made a sharp juke to make two defenders miss en route to a long TD score. Kupp then put his signature on this playoff win when he burned the entire Bucs secondary on the final positive gain of regulation to set up kicker Matt Gay for the game-winning score. The 28-year-old did cough up a fumble that allowed Tom Brady to tie the game late, but the turnover barely puts a dent in what was a monster final fantasy line. Kupp and the Rams will now advance to the NFC Championship Game to take on the 49ers. The elite DFS option will surely weigh in as one of the most-expensive picks next weekend after he torched San Francisco's weak secondary for 118 receiving yards, one touchdown and 18 rushing yards in the final game of the regular season.

Jan 23, 2022 4:35 PM EST

Scores in wild-card win

Kupp caught five of seven targets for 61 yards and a touchdown in Monday night's 34-11 wild-card win over the Cardinals.

Analysis: Kupp was uncharacteristically quiet in the first half, hauling in just one pass for five yards. The regular season's leader in catches, yards and touchdowns through the air got on track to begin the second half, though, scoring from seven yards to cap the Rams' first series. Kupp then showed off his run-after-the-catch ability on a couple grabs late, adding to his totals. Even though his overall output was still well below his regular-season standard, Kupp could grow in importance if Sunday's NFC divisional-round game versus the Buccaneers is more tightly contested than Monday's runaway victory.

Jan 17, 2022 8:37 PM EST

Finishes reg. season on high note

Kupp corralled all seven of his targets for 118 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 18 yards on his lone carry in Sunday's 27-24 overtime loss to the 49ers.

Analysis: Kupp tied his season-low mark of seven targets that was set a week prior, but the talented wideout was still able to turn in a monster fantasy day. The 28-year-old finishes the regular season with 145 receptions, 1,947 yards and 16 touchdowns, placing himself firmly in the league's MVP discussion. Kupp's recent lowered target rate (by his gaudy standards) may have been tied to the Rams locking up a playoff spot two weeks ago and not wanting to burn out its star player. That said, it would make sense to see Kupp featured heavily in the first round of the NFC Wild Card round.

Jan 9, 2022 5:23 PM EST

Another big game

Kupp caught six passes for 95 yards and one touchdown on seven targets against Baltimore on Sunday.

Analysis: The Ravens succeeded in limiting Kupp's target volume -- his seven targets were tied with Odell Beckham behind Tyler Higbee's team-leading nine targets -- but they couldn't stop Kupp on the targets he did draw. Normally Kupp crushes both in regard to volume and efficiency, so it's something of a down game by his exceedingly high standards in this historic season for the wideout. Although Kupp (1,829 yards) finished his 16-game schedule a bit short of the single-season yardage record set by Calvin Johnson in 2012 (1,964 yards), Kupp heads into Week 18 with a chance to pursue Megatron's record as the Rams take on the 49ers.

Jan 2, 2022 1:20 PM EST

Reaches pair of milestones

Kupp recorded 10 receptions on 13 targets for 109 yards in Sunday's 30-23 win over Minnesota.

Analysis: Kupp failed to reach the end zone for the first time in his last three games, but that didn't stop him from another big performance. As has been the case, he was peppered with targets and was able to log double-digit receptions for the fifth time in 16 contests while also surpassing 100 receptions on the season. He made good use of that opportunity by turning in big gains of 37, 19 and 11 yards to top 100 receiving yards for the fourth consecutive game while also topping 1,000 receiving yards for the campaign. Kupp should be in line for continued prolific production in a Week 17 matchup against a depleted Baltimore secondary.

Dec 26, 2021 2:02 PM EST

Outstanding season continues

Kupp had nine receptions (13 targets) for 136 yards and two touchdowns in Tuesday's 20-10 win over the Seahawks.

Analysis: Seattle's defense had no answer for the Stafford to Kupp connection, resulting in yet another monster fantasy showing from the breakout superstar. Kupp has now posted three straight games with both 100-plus yards and a touchdown, his second such streak this season. Odell Beckham's presence (1-7-0) continued to not affect the Rams' true top offensive weapon either. Kupp will carry spectacular averages of 8.7 receptions, 116.1 yards and a touchdown per game into next Sunday's tilt against the Vikings.

Dec 21, 2021 7:37 PM EST

Rams-Seahawks moved to Tuesday

Kupp and the Rams will no longer play the Seahawks on Sunday, after the NFL officially rescheduled the matchup between the two teams for Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET.

Analysis: Due to ongoing COVID-19-related concerns within the Rams organization, the NFL is hopeful that by delaying the game two days, Los Angeles will be able to restore enough players from the reserve/COVID-19 list to alleviate depth concerns on the roster. After Tuesday's game, the Rams will face a quick turnaround for Week 16 with a Sunday game in Minnesota on Dec. 26.

Dec 17, 2021 12:47 PM EST

Career high in win

Kupp caught 13 of 15 targets for 123 yards and a touchdown in Monday night's 30-23 win over the Cardinals.

Analysis: Kupp once again led the Rams in all major receiving categories, setting a new career high in receptions in the process. The wideout did his usual work moving the sticks in the first half, but saw teammates Odell Beckham and Van Jefferson find the end zone before he hauled in a four-yard touchdown during the third quarter. Kupp was then leaned on more heavily in the fourth, when he also made a 44-yard catch on a perfectly placed ball by quarterback Matthew Stafford. With that gain helping him top 100 yards for an eighth time this season, Kupp continued what's been a remarkably consistent and productive campaign. He'll strive to add another standout showing to his name in Week 15 versus the Seahawks.

Dec 13, 2021 8:24 PM EST

Full practice Friday

Kupp (toe) was a full practice participant Friday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Analysis: Kupp's first appearance on the injury report all season entailed one limited practice before returning to full participation. He's seen at least nine targets in every game this year and should see plenty of looks Monday night against the Cardinals.

Dec 10, 2021 4:43 PM EST

Dealing with toe injury

Rams head coach Sean McVay said Kupp will be limited in Thursday's walk-through practice due to a toe injury, Lindsey Thiry of reports.

Analysis: Kupp will make his first appearance on the injury report all season, as he's otherwise either been a full participant in every practice or sat out for rest purposes through the first 13 weeks of the season. The fifth-year wideout didn't show any obvious sign of being hurt in the Rams' Week 13 win over the Jaguars, rolling to his seventh 100-plus-yard receiving outing in Los Angeles' 37-7 win. So long as Kupp maintains limited activity or upgrades to full participation Friday and/or Saturday, he'll likely be in little danger of missing Monday's game against the Cardinals.

Dec 9, 2021 12:04 PM EST

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