The wide receiver went down on the field in pain after running a route that didn't appear to involve any contact, so owners probably saw the final diagnosis coming at that point. Reynolds now takes over as the team's WR3. In Weeks 7 and 8 when Kupp was out, Reynolds totaled four catches for 61 and two TDs on five targets. But, most of that came in Week 8 against Green Bay when he totaled a 3-42-2 line. In those same weeks, Reynolds played on 83- and 88-percent of the snaps, so he seems worth adding for teams needing help at WR. As for the future, seems like a close call for Kupp to be ready for the 2019 season.
It was a non-contact injury as Kupp was running a rout, stopped to cut, fell and immediately grabbed his left knee, as seen on the CBS broadcast. Kupp is recently back from an MCL sprain, so obviously the hope is this isn't more serious than that. If Kupp has to miss time, Reynolds will be back on the fantasy radar.
Kupp has been out with a knee injury since Week 6 against Denver. A Kupp return should give QB Jared Goff a bit of a boost but will obviously hurt the value of Reynolds who stepped up with two TDs last week against the Packers.
Kupp (knee, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 7. Reynolds (hand) took full practice reps again Friday and will play. Reynolds should get most of Kupp’s snaps, but the Rams will probably kick Robert Woods to the slot and “sacrifice” Reynolds on Richard Sherman’s side of the field. Woods and Brandin Cooks look like WR1 plays this week.