Nsimba Webster

Nsimba Webster

Wide Receiver #14
Team: Los Angeles Rams
Ht / Wt:5'10" / 180 lb.
College:Eastern Washington
Age:25
Born:January 27, 1996
Drafted:2019 / UDFA

Nsimba Webster: Limited to special teams

Webster played just eight offensive snaps during the 2020 season.

Analysis: While there were glimpses of receiving potential from the sophomore in training camp, Webster was relegated to punt- and kick-return duty this season. With few fantasy formats rewarding return yardage, the 25-year-old Eastern Washington product was an afterthought in the majority of settings. The Rams will likely bolster their receiving corps through the draft and/or free agency during the offseason, and Webster will probably have to battle to retain his special-teams job next year.

January 29, 2021 4:52 PM EST

Nsimba Webster: Working into punt return rotation

Webster is expected to work into the punt returner rotation heading into Week 6, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Webster failed to play a single snap in Week 5, but he did have 20 and 19 kick return yards in Week 1 and 2, respectively. He figures to see more chances on special teams heading into Week 6 against San Francisco.

October 12, 2020 9:27 PM EST

Nsimba Webster: Makes 53-man roster

Webster earned a spot on the Rams' 53-man roster, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Pegged by most as the favorite to break camp as Los Angeles' fifth receiver, Webster projects to be the primary kick and punt returner this season. The sophomore didn't play an offensive snap last year, but he had a strong offseason and owns plus-speed, so Webster could emerge as a gadget player for head coach Sean McVay. Fantasy managers will probably want to take a wait-and-see approach in most cases, though.

September 6, 2020 8:52 AM EST

Nsimba Webster: Scores twice against second team

Webster caught touchdown passes on consecutive plays during red-zone drills while working with the second-team offense against the second-team defense Wednesday, Jordan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Webster is the favorite to break training camp with the Rams as their kick and punt returner, and while there's minimal fantasy value in those roles, his performance Wednesday is encouraging. The sophomore out of Eastern Washington is a diminutive speedster (5-foot-10, 180lbs) who didn't play an offensive snap for the Rams last year, but there's an outside chance he carves out a role as a gadget player for creative head coach Sean McVay. Just note, Webster is firmly behind Cooper Kupp, Robert Woods, Josh Reynolds and Van Jefferson on the wide receiver depth chart.

August 20, 2020 7:39 AM EST

Nsimba Webster: No catches in 2019

Webster returned two kicks for 57 yards and seven punts for 18 yards in five games this season.

Analysis: Webster didn't play an offensive snap this season, exclusively working as a return man during his time on the 53-man roster. The 23-year-old is an exclusive rights free agent for 2020, but he's hardly guaranteed to be tendered a contract by the Rams.

January 8, 2020 4:07 PM EST

Nsimba Webster: Back at practice Friday

Webster (concussion) was a full participant at Friday's practice, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Analysis: Webster looks prepared to suit up Sunday and will likely assume return duties for the Rams. Do not expect his impact to be felt in any other aspects of the game.

December 27, 2019 5:05 PM EST

Nsimba Webster: Returns with limited session

Webster (concussion) was limited in practice Thursday, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: It's a step in the right direction for Webster, although he still has steps remaining to clear the league's concussion protocol. He's been exclusively a return specialist in his four games with the Rams this season.

December 26, 2019 4:00 PM EST

Nsimba Webster: Diagnosed with concussion

Webster was listed as a non-participant in the team's estimated practice report Wednesday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Analysis: Webster exited the team's Week 16 contest against the 49ers early with a potential concussion. Wednesday's practice report confirms that he was officially diagnosed with the head injury, potentially jeopardizing his status for the team's Week 17 matchup against the Cardinals.

December 25, 2019 11:54 AM EST

Nsimba Webster: Out with potential concussion

Webster left Saturday's loss to the 49ers to be evaluated for a concussion.

Analysis: Webster may have suffered a concussion when he was stonewalled on an attempted punt return during the second half. The 23-year-old returned one kick for 27 yards and two punts for one yard before exiting the contest.

December 21, 2019 9:06 PM EST

Nsimba Webster: Sitting out Sunday

Webster (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Analysis: Webster will serve as a healthy scratch for the second time in as many games. The undrafted rookie out of Eastern Washington played Week 11 against the Bears but stuck to a special-teams role.

December 1, 2019 11:54 AM EST

Nsimba Webster: Promoted to Rams' active roster

Webster has been elevated to the Rams' 53-man roster ahead of Sunday's game against the Bears, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Webster joined the Rams' practice squad in mid-October. He has been called up partly for receiver depth due to Brandin Cooks (concussion) being sidelined this week and partly because another team recently attempting to sign him. While he does not figure to have an impact on the offense, he could end up playing a role on special teams.

November 16, 2019 10:09 AM EST

Nsimba Webster: Re-signs with Rams

Webster signed to the Rams' practice squad Monday.

Analysis: Webster was released by the Rams on Saturday in order to make room for another running back on the active roster with Todd Gurley (quad) out. He'll join the team's practice squad but could be activated if the team loses some depth at wideout.

October 14, 2019 7:27 PM EST

Nsimba Webster: Let go Saturday

Webster was waived by the Rams on Saturday.

Analysis: With Todd Gurley (quad) officially ruled out Saturday, the Rams were forced to bring in additional depth at running back, signing John Kelly to the active roster at the expense of Webster. The rookie receiver is expected to join the Rams' practice squad once eligible.

October 12, 2019 8:40 PM EST

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