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|In a draft class which featured the likes of Corey Davis, Mike Williams, John Ross, JuJu Smith-Schuster and Zay Jones, it seemed unlikely that a slot receiver going to a team that had previously finished the season as one of the league's worst offenses could possibly lead all rookie wide receivers in catches. But that's what happened in 2017 when Cooper Kupp caught 62 passes for 869 yards and five touchdowns, while sitting out in Week 17 as the Rams had nothing to play for.
As the Rams primary slot receiver, Kupp played more than 50 percent of his snaps from the slot. This is good for consistency purposes because we don't have to worry about him transitioning into a new role now that the Rams added Brandin Cooks, who primarily plays outside.
Cooks will likely see a larger target share than Sammy Watkins did, but that shouldn't cut too much into what Kupp does. The ceiling isn't particularly high for Kupp given the average depth of target that he sees as a pass catcher and the fact that he isn't a big time end zone threat, but Kupp does have a decently high floor, particularly in PPR formats which makes better use of his volume-over-big-play style.
| Rams fear torn ACL for Cooper Kupp|
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Nov 11, 8:00 pm
|#Rams WR Cooper Kupp suffered a knee injury today and sources say the initial concern is that it is a torn ACL. He’ll have an MRI tomorrow, but this explains why coach Sean McVay said it was “not good.” A potential big loss for a top team. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: This will be a big loss for the Rams. Kupp has battled injuries most of the year including a MCL sprain and a concussion. With Kupp out, Josh Reynolds should see more action with Robert Woods assuming more duties in the slot.
| Cooper Kupp looking good for Week 9 return|
Missed last two games with knee injury
By: Doug Orth | Mon Oct 29, 9:50 pm
|Per Rams HC Sean McVay: there is a good chance Cooper Kupp will play Sunday against Saints. Also, dialogue going on regarding potential edge rush help via a trade. (Vincent Bonsignore on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Kupp was forced from Week 6 with a knee injury that ended up looking much worse than it ended up being. While the Rams remain undefeated, there is no question Jared Goff has missed his second-year slot receiver. If he's good to go for Week 9, owners should not hesitate to put Kupp right back into fantasy lineups in what should be a track meet in New Orleans against the Saints.