Josh Reynolds

Josh Reynolds

Wide Receiver #83
Team:LA Rams
Ht / Wt:6'3" / 194 lb.
College:Texas A&M
Age:24
Born:February 16, 1995
Drafted:2017 / Rd. 4 (117)
Draft Team:LAR

Josh Reynolds: Ends season with whimper

Reynolds caught three of seven targets for 28 yards during a 13-3 loss to the Patriots in the Super Bowl.

Analysis: The second-year pro had a couple big moments in the NFC Championship Game, yet he finished the playoffs with just eight catches for 121 yards in three contests, despite ranking third on the Rams with 18 targets. Reynolds found the end zone on five of his 29 catches during the regular season, but he was a far cry from Cooper Kupp (knee) in terms of consistency, posting a 54.7 percent catch rate and 7.6 yards per target. It won't come as any surprise if the Rams try to upgrade their No. 4 receiver spot in the offseason, considering Jared Goff became inconsistent after Reynolds replaced Kupp in an every-down role. Given the timing of his ACL tear in mid-November, there's no assurance Kupp will be ready for Week 1 in 2019.

February 4, 2019 7:19 AM EST

Josh Reynolds: Strong complementary effort

Reynolds brought in four of seven targets for 74 yards and rushed once for 16 yards during the Rams' 26-23 overtime win over the Saints in Sunday's NFC Championship Game.

Analysis: The evolution of Reynolds as a legitimate third receiver continued in significant fashion Sunday, as the second-year wideout made several key plays in the second half. Reynolds logged a 33-yard catch that got the Rams down to the Saints' seven-yard line in the fourth quarter on a drive that culminated in a game-tying Greg Zuerlein field goal. He followed up with a 19-yard grab on the subsequent possession, one which also ended on a successful Zuerlein kick that sent the game into overtime. The 2017 third-round pick has undoubtedly earned Jared Goff's trust since he took over the third receiver job after Cooper Kupp's season-ending knee injury, and he'll look to play an important role in two weeks during the Super Bowl.

January 20, 2019 6:26 PM EST

Josh Reynolds: Shows off in third quarter

Reynolds caught four of seven targets for 55 yards and two third-quarter touchdowns during Sunday's 48-32 win over San Francisco.

Analysis: The two scores came on Los Angeles' first two drives of the third quarter, and while the Rams were in the driver's seat throughout Sunday's game, they pulled away to a 45-17 lead after Reynolds' second touchdown. It's been a promising late-season run for the sophomore. He's stepped up with Cooper Kupp (knee) out of action, and Reynolds has accumulated 22 receptions for 304 yards and three touchdowns over the past six games while also receiving nine red-zone looks. The Texas A&M product could also prove to be a sneaky fantasy option in postseason settings. It's definitely worth noting that Los Angeles has Brandin Cooks, Robert Woods, Kupp and Reynolds all signed long term, so Reynolds' value in keeper/dynasty settings is capped as long as the Rams' receiving corps is healthy.

December 31, 2018 8:14 AM EST

Josh Reynolds: Pair of grabs in win

Reynolds hauled in both of his targets for 44 yards in the Rams' 31-9 win over the Cardinals on Sunday.

Analysis: Reynolds served in his usual role as a complementary option alongside Robert Woods and Brandin Cooks, shaking loose downfield for gains of 18 and 26 yards. The 23-year-old has been solid in place of Cooper Kupp (knee), as he's totaled 18 catches over the last five games. He'll look to head into the postseason with some momentum against the 49ers in Week 17, a game in which he could potentially serve as the lead receiver if the Rams opt to sit both Brandin Cooks and Robert Woods.

December 23, 2018 6:17 PM EST

Josh Reynolds: Sees season high in targets

Reynolds caught five passes (12 targets) for 70 yards in Sunday's 30-23 loss to Philadelphia.

Analysis: Reynolds surprisingly led the Rams in targets, hitting double-digits in the category for the first time this season. The 23-year-old failed to corral 50 percent of his targets for the third consecutive week, hence the solid, but unspectacular, stat line given the amount of balls thrown his way. Reynolds could see elevated targets next week with Patrick Peterson likely staying on a combination of Robert Woods and Brandin Cooks on Sunday, but he still shouldn't be considered anything more than a deep-league option for Week 16.

December 16, 2018 11:31 PM EST

Josh Reynolds: Inefficient with seven targets

Reynolds reeled in three of his seven targets for 36 yards Sunday in the Rams' 15-6 loss to the Bears.

Analysis: Reynolds' meager yardage total actually ranked second among all Rams players, illustrating the difficulty quarterback Jared Goff had with moving the chains against the stout Chicago defense. The second-year receiver has seen his role expand since Cooper Kupp (knee) suffered a season-ending ACL tear in Week 10, but Reynolds has yet to establish himself as a viable option in fantasy lineups outside of deeper formats. In the Rams' three games sans Kupp, Reynolds has nabbed only 11 of 20 targets for 135 yards and a touchdown.

December 10, 2018 9:28 AM EST

Josh Reynolds: Unimpressive out of bye week

Reynolds caught two of his five targets for only 19 yards during Sunday's 30-16 win over Detroit.

Analysis: This was a discouraging showing for Reynolds following Los Angeles' bye in Week 12. He recorded 80 receiving yards and a score against Kansas City in his last outing, and now that he's in a starting role, he's positioned for success. Playing 67 of 69 offensive snaps against the Lions also bodes well for his fantasy outlook. While Reynolds' probably shouldn't be considered a reliable asset, the upside is definitely there.

December 3, 2018 3:51 PM EST

Josh Reynolds: Career highs in Monday's victory

Reynolds caught six of eight targets for 80 yards and a touchdown in Monday night's 54-51 win over the Chiefs.

Analysis: Reynolds assumed Cooper Kupp's (knee) vacated starting position and fared quite well in an expanded role. Not only did he make a superb grab for a four-yard touchdown during the first quarter, but he finished behind only Brandin Cooks in catches and receiving yards. In doing so, last year's fourth-round pick set career highs, giving him great momentum heading into Los Angeles' bye week.

November 19, 2018 9:33 PM EST

Josh Reynolds: Likely to start Week 11

Reynolds is expected to start against Kansas City in Week 11 with Cooper Kupp (knee) out for the season, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Analysis: Los Angeles leans heavily on three-receiver sets, so Reynolds is positioned to see a significant uptick in offensive snaps and targets. He recorded four receptions for 61 yards and two touchdowns in the two games Kupp missed earlier this season, and Reynolds also posted an 8-60-1 line over a three-week stretch in 2017 when Robert Woods was out with a shoulder injury. Being attached to a prolific offense is a huge plus for the second-year receiver out of Texas A&M, and he projects to be a popular waiver-wire add with a favorable Week 11 matchup against the Chiefs on tap.

November 12, 2018 8:26 AM EST

Josh Reynolds: Hardly sees field in Week 9 loss

Reynolds played just two of 60 offensive snaps and wasn't targeted during Sunday's 45-35 loss to New Orleans.

Analysis: With Cooper Kupp back from a knee injury, Reynolds' field time was predictably limited in Week 9. It's clear the sophomore out of Texas A&M is not a viable fantasy asset when the Rams are at full health, but Reynolds also proved last week against the Packers that he's capable of climbing the depth chart and contributing if given the opportunity.

November 6, 2018 3:45 AM EST

Josh Reynolds: Registers two scores as Rams win

Reynolds collected three receptions for 42 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 29-27 win against the Packers.

Analysis: Reynolds accumulated a season-high five targets as Cooper Kupp (knee) missed his second-consecutive start Sunday, The 23-year-old seemed to inherit Kupp's red-zone target share, scoring touchdowns from one and 19 yards out against a Packers defense that entered Week 8 allowing the second-most receiving touchdowns to opposing wideouts in 2018 (12). Upcoming Sunday is a potential NFC Championship preview against New Orleans, and a secondary that's been picked apart to the tune of 315 passing yards allowed per game this season.

October 28, 2018 8:59 PM EST

Josh Reynolds: Hauls in 19-yard reception

Reynolds caught his only target for 19 yards during Sunday's 39-10 win over San Francisco.

Analysis: The sophomore receiver made his second career start and played 51 of 61 offensive snaps Sunday. His lone reception almost resulted in a touchdown, as Reynolds was brought down at the 49ers one-yard line to set up a Todd Gurley rushing score on the next play. With Cooper Kupp (knee) out of action, Reynolds projects to continuing receiving significant playing time, and while he's far from a reliable fantasy asset, being attached to a prolific offense offers fleeting potential.

October 22, 2018 2:27 PM EST

Josh Reynolds: Uncapped practice Thursday

Reynolds (hand) was a full practice participant Thursday, Rich Hammond of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

Analysis: Coach Sean McVay told Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com that Reynolds injured his hand during the Rams' Week 6 win at Denver. Reynolds logged a limited practice Wednesday as a result, but it won't stop him from entering the starting lineup Sunday in San Francisco. He'll be tasked with keeping the Rams' vaunted passing attack running on all cylinders sans Cooper Kupp, who has been ruled out for at least this weekend due to an MCL sprain.

October 18, 2018 5:14 PM EST

Josh Reynolds: Limited at practice with hand injury

Reynolds (hands) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Rich Hammond of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

Analysis: Meanwhile, coach Sean McVay has already ruled out Cooper Kupp (knee) for Sunday's game at San Francisco, leaving Reynolds as the No. 3 wide receiver so long as he's able to play through a hand injury. The second-year pro is primed for a heavy snap count, as the Rams have used three-receiver formations on 95 percent of their plays through six games. Reynolds struggled to make anything of his limited opportunities last year, catching 11 of 24 targets for 104 yards and one touchdown.

October 17, 2018 3:37 PM EST

Josh Reynolds: Plays 46 snaps against Denver

Reynolds played 46 of 74 offensive snaps during Sunday's 23-20 win over the Broncos. He finished the game with minus-2 receiving yards on two targets.

Analysis: The uptick in playing time is the more important takeaway than Reynolds' underwhelming stat line. Cooper Kupp sustained a concussion in Week 5 and then sprained his MCL during Sunday's win. Head coach Sean McVay has already declared Kupp as week-to-week and unlikely to play Sunday against the 49ers. It should open the door for Reynolds to be more involved in the passing attack, and there's definitely potential to make a fantasy impact in the Rams' offense. Unfortunately, it's also somewhat of a wait-and-see situation for the Texas A&M product.

October 16, 2018 10:15 AM EST

Josh Reynolds: Flashes potential against Seahawks

Reynolds caught two of his three targets for 39 yards and had a 10-yard rush during Sunday's 33-31 win over Seattle.

Analysis: With Brandin Cooks (concussion) and Cooper Kupp (concussion) injured during the game, Reynolds entered and showed off his athleticism. The second-year receiver flashed similar potential last season when Robert Woods missed time with a shoulder injury, so if Reynolds sees more playing time, there's legitimate upside. The Rams passing attack tops the NFL with 1,686 yards, after all.

October 8, 2018 12:16 PM EST

Josh Reynolds: Healthy for Week 1

Reynolds (ankle) wasn't listed on the Rams' Week 1 injury report Thursday, Myles Simmons of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Reynolds emerged from preseason Week 1 with an ankle injury that kept him out the rest of exhibition season. Although he's returned to full health, he's stuck as the No. 4 wide receiver in an offense with three more than steady options in Brandin Cooks, Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp. Like last year, Reynolds likely will need an absence from one of the trio to make an impact in the box score.

September 6, 2018 8:09 PM EST

Josh Reynolds: Aims for Week 1 return

Reynolds (ankle) will remain out until at least Week 1, according to head coach Sean McVay. "He is making good, positive progress, but we know that he won't be available on Thursday and the goal is Oakland for him," said McVay.

Analysis: The ankle injury that Reynolds sufferend on Aug 9. seems to be more serious than initially indicated. Reynolds is poised to fill the No. 4 wide receiver position behind Brandin Cooks, Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods. In 2017, Reynolds saw 24 targets, catching 11 of them for 104 yards and a touchdown.

August 29, 2018 12:44 PM EST

Josh Reynolds: Slated for short-term absence

Head coach Sean McVay said Reynolds (ankle) will be sidelined for at least a week, Rich Hammond of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

Analysis: Reynolds hurt his ankle in Thursday's preseason opener but it looks like he's avoided a severe injury. However, it still sounds like he'll be out of commission in the short-term, which doesn't help Reynolds' case to earn snaps with the first-team offense.

August 12, 2018 5:34 PM EST

Josh Reynolds: Not practicing Saturday

Reynolds (ankle) is not practicing Saturday, Rich Hammond of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

Analysis: Reynolds sustained an unspecified ankle injury during Thursday's preseason opener against the Ravens. However, the extent of the damage isn't clear. With Reynolds sidelined, Fred Brown and Steven Mitchell could see added reps with the second-team offense.

August 11, 2018 4:25 PM EST

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