Goff should benefit from the return of a healthy Cooper Kupp. In 23 games with Kupp over the past two seasons, Goff averaged 279 yards and 2.0 touchdowns per game. In eight games with Kupp last season (and Brandin Cooks joining the receiving corps), Goff averaged 330 yards and 2.1 touchdowns per game. The resulting 21.1 fantasy points per game would have been the third-highest production behind only Patrick Mahomes and Matt Ryan last season. He offers next to nothing as a runner, but with Kupp back and HC Sean McVay calling the shots, I have full confidence in Goff in 2019.
Kupp, Woods, Watkins and Goff are all active but Goff may very well be used in an emergency-only role today. Meanwhile Kupp, Woods and Watkins could all see limited snaps. Reynolds was a Ram receiver we said to consider this week but this situation isn't as clear as perhaps expected.
When third down presented itself Saturday and quarterback Jared Goff needed to keep the sticks moving, he went to Cooper Kupp -- four times in eight third-down situations.
Kupp, a third-round pick after a record-setting career at Eastern Washington, has already solidified a role as the Los Angeles Rams' slot receiver. Now he has become a security blanket for the Rams' second-year quarterback.
In two preseason games, Kupp has hauled in eight of his 10 targets for 105 yards and a touchdown. Rookie WRs don't always tend to make a major fantasy impact, but story added Kupp is the one who seems poised to lead the Rams in catches this year, because he's so sure-handed and because he has such a knack for getting open.