LAR WR Tutu Atwell - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 17 vs. Los Angeles Chargers
With multiple injuries to the receiving core, Tutu Atwell has slid into a much bigger role for the Rams down the stretch. In Week 16, Atwell didn’t provide much in the stat sheet only securing 2-14 on two targets. However, Atwell ran the second-most routes on the team just three behind Van Jefferson. Atwell led the team in slot routes with 16 which offers him a nice balance of utilization on the inside and out. Atwell’s 2022 performance could help him push current WR3 Jefferson for snaps next season.
In Week 17, Atwell will have another tough test vs. a solid Chargers secondary. This season notable interior WRs Hunter Renfrow (3-21), Jerry Jeudy (3-54), Tyler Lockett (7-54), and Parris Campbell (2-19) underperformed vs. the Chargers. Overall, it is nice to see Atwell taking the next step in his development as he could emerge as the WR3 long-term for the Rams. However, with Baker Mayfield spreading the ball around and another tough matchup in Week 17, it is best to fade Atwell this week.