Cooper Kupp

Cooper Kupp

31-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Los Angeles Rams
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Kupp missed the first four games of 2023 with a hamstring injury and sat out Week 18 after the Rams clinched a playoff spot. In between, his numbers equated to a 17-game pace of 84 catches for 1,044 yards and seven TDs, which was a major downturn relative to the previous two seasons but still made him a quality starter for fantasy managers and the Rams alike. He averaged 7.9 targets per game -- down from 11.1 in 2021-22 -- and his catch rate plummeted to a career-low 62.1 percent even though his aDOT (8.3) was in line with previous years. Plays that had gone to Kupp in 2021-22 became Puka Nacua targets or Kyren Williams carries in 2023, with the veteran WR getting just eight passes behind the line of scrimmage (8.7 percent of his targets) and only 27 looks 10-plus yards downfield (29.3 percent). A whopping 62 percent of his targets came between the LOS and nine yards downfield, up from 50.3 percent in 2021 and 37.9 percent in 2022. Basically, he got fewer screens and fewer deep/intermediate passes, and then also had a career-worst 70.2 percent catch rate in that 0-9 yard range. A rebound is possible in his age-31 season ahead -- especially if some of the downturn was a result of missing so much time in August/September -- though he might only be the third fiddle now behind Williams and Nacua in a top-heavy Rams offense. The good news is that Kupp is still partnered with QB Matthew Stafford under head coach Sean McVay, and at his new ADP he doesn't need to approach the record-setting 2021 production to be a good fantasy pick. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a three-year, $80.1 million contract with the Rams in June of 2022.
Back at full strength
WRLos Angeles Rams
June 6, 2024
Coach Sean McVay suggested Tuesday that Kupp was never truly healthy last season but is now back at full strength, Cameron DaSilva of Rams Wire reports.
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McVay compared Kupp's 2023 to QB Matthew Stafford's 2022, with the implication being that both players not only missed games but also played through injuries when they were active. Kupp has told reporters he's 100 percent healthy for the offseason program, unlike in recent years at the same juncture. Last year, he was coming back from season-ending ankle surgery in 2022 and then ended up suffering a summer hamstring injury that cost him the first four games of 2023. Kupp didn't lose any games to injuries thereafter, but he did make an early exit from the team's Week 11 contest and ultimately averaged his least receiving yards per game (61.4) since his rookie year. While a rebound could be coming, Kupp is on the cusp of his 31st birthday and now has to share an offense with 2023 rookie sensation Puka Nacua. It's thus unclear if Kupp will regain his peak form and target volume, though just one of those two things happening would probably be enough to make him a good fantasy pick.
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How do Cooper Kupp's 2023 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Air Yards Per Game
62.5
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.11
 
% Team Air Yards
17.7%
 
% Team Targets
17.0%
 
Avg Depth of Target
8.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
62.1%
 
Drop Rate
2.1%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
5.7
 
% Targeted On Route
26.3%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
2.04
 
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Measurables Review
How do Cooper Kupp's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
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Height
6' 2"
 
Weight
208 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.62 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.08 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.75 sec
 
Vertical Jump
31.0 in
 
Broad Jump
116 in
 
Hand Length
9.50 in
 
Arm Length
31.50 in
 
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On track to play Sunday
WRLos Angeles Rams
November 24, 2023
Kupp, who exited the Week 11 win over the Seahawks with an ankle injury, is set to play in Sunday's divisional clash against the Cardinals, Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Kupp was officially diagnosed with a right ankle sprain and didn't practice Wednesday, but he worked up to limited participation Thursday and then was free of all restrictions Friday. Kupp already missed the first four games of the season with a hamstring injury, and he likely was determined not to add to his list of absences after being seen vigorously trying to walk and jog off his injury on the sidelines versus Seattle but never coming back into the contest.
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Consider it close to incredible that Kupp approached his 2021 numbers in 2022 even as the rest of the Rams' offense cratered around him. The per-target efficiency took a step back, to be fair, but he averaged 10.9 targets, 8.3 catches and 90.2 yards per game with a 76.5 percent catch rate before a high-ankle sprain in mid-November cut his season short. If you exclude the game in which he suffered that injury, Kupp's 2022 numbers look even more similar to 2021, with 101.6 receiving yards per game and six TDs in eight appearances. His rehab timeline was estimated at 6-8 weeks after the season-ending surgery, and Kupp could be cleared for spring practices after he gave a positive update in January. There's not much chance of the Rams returning to their 2021 Super Bowl glory after a rough offseason marked by key losses on defense and no major additions on either side of the ball, but the offense should at least rebound to some extent if only due to the unlikelihood of suffering so many crucial injuries in one season (QB Matthew Stafford and numerous offensive linemen also failed to stay healthy in 2022). Even in the event the team-wide struggles continue, Kupp is essentially a lock for double-digit targets per game -- something that can only be said of one other wideout, Minnesota's Justin Jefferson.
Kupp became the second receiver in NFL history to catch 145 passes in a season, the second to reach 1,900 yards, the fourth in the last 55 years to win the triple crown and the eighth to win Super Bowl MVP. He did all that in one season, breaking out at 28 after being a fourth- or fifth- round pick in fantasy leagues. The question now is whether he can live up to the new price in Round 1. The argument against him, apart from regression to the mean, centers around Kupp's pre-2021 profile (that of a good player, not a dominant one). While concerns about his 4.62 40 or small-school college career are distant memories, Kupp's mediocre 2020 stat line isn't. A QB upgrade from Jared Goff to Matthew Stafford was a big part of the story, but Kupp himself took a huge step forward. His catch rate (75.9 percent) was a career high, and 10.2 YPT was his most for a full season by a full yard. To post those efficiency numbers while being targeted on 31.3 percent of routes (third highest among WRs) is impressive, to say the least. Also impressive? Leading the league in YAC (894) whilst ranking second in completed air yards (1,051). Or, leading the league in yards from out routes (296) and also placing second on crossing routes (346) and third on posts (258). Kupp has coach/QB stability, playing in a Sean McVay offense that annually ranks top 10 (and usually top 5) in neutral-situation pace and pass rate. If nothing else, Kupp is set up nicely for the second-best season of his career.
Like the rest of the Rams offense, Kupp dropped off in 2020, with by far the lowest per-play outputs (10.6 YPC, 7.9 YPT) of his career. He scored only three touchdowns, had only 12 catches of 20-plus yards and two for 40-plus after racking up four in 2019. At 6-2, 208, Kupp has good size for a slot receiver, and while he has poor timed speed (4.62 40), he’s quick, shifty and knows how to get open. Kupp was a frequent red-zone target in past seasons, but his opportunities dropped last year as the Rams frequently failed to move the ball. That said, Kupp has proved to be an efficient and effective NFL receiver under good conditions, and conditions should get better after the Rams acquired Matthew Stafford, a significant upgrade from Jared Goff. Stafford should thrive in coach Sean McVay’s system, with the help of young running back Cam Akers. Robert Woods is still around, and second-year man Van Jefferson could increase his role, but Kupp is the team's best wideout and should see significant target share in an improved offense.
Fading Kupp last year off a Week 10 torn ACL in 2018 was understandable, but it also ended up being a mistake, especially in last season's first half when you'd expect him merely to be getting up to speed. Through eight games, Kupp went 87-58-792-5, numbers that prorate to 174-116-1,584-10. He fell well short of that as the schedule got tougher, and he was shut out in Week 10, but he caught at least four passes in six of the last eight games and finished the year on a five-game TD streak. At 6-2, 208, Kupp has good size for a slot receiver, and he's quick and shifty despite having poor timed speed (4.62 40). He saw a good deal of his targets near the goal line - 21 from inside the 20 (T-5th) and 10 from inside the 10 (T-5th). And for the third year in a row, Kupp was highly efficient for a slot man - 8.7 YPT, 12.4 YPC, 21 catches of 20-plus (T-4th) and four for 40-plus yards. Kupp will come into 2020 healthy, and with Brandin Cooks now in Houston, could see an even larger target share. The Rams drafted Van Jefferson in the second round and still have Josh Reynolds on the roster, but Kupp and Robert Woods are the clear top options.
Before he sprained his MCL in Week 6, Kupp had put up a 40-30-438-5 line through five games, numbers that prorate to 128-96-1,402-16 over a full year. He returned Week 9 and went 6-5-89-1 before tearing his ACL in Week 10 and missing the rest of the year. While it's unlikely even a healthy Kupp would have sustained his lofty pace, he was the most productive of the Rams wideouts when he played, and his per-play efficiency has been off the charts for a slot receiver - 9.2 YPT in 2017, 10.3 last year - ever since he came into the league. At 6-2, 208, Kupp has good size but poor timed speed (4.62 40 at the combine). He's an excellent route runner, huge for a slot man, has good hands (only two drops) and a knack for getting open. He's also a frequent red-zone target - 23 looks from inside the 20 as a rookie and another 13 last year in only eight games, i.e., his six TDs in half a season were no accident. Of course, Brandin Cooks and Robert Woods aren't going anywhere, but there's plenty to go around in a top passing game with little depth beyond the big three and scant contributions from the tight ends. Kupp's ACL recovery is on schedule, allowing for participation at the outset of training camp.
Three receivers were taken in the top 10 of the 2017 draft and three more in the second round, but it was Kupp, a third-rounder, who led the class in catches and finished second in yards and TDs. At 6-2, 205, Kupp has good size but below-average speed (4.62 40 at the combine). He largely played out of the slot where his strong route running, unusual size for the position, good hands and high football IQ helped him find open spaces and make plays. It also helped to have offensive wizard Sean McVay calling plays and scheming him open. Accordingly, Kupp put up astoundingly efficient numbers for a slot man - 9.2 YPT and 14.0 YPC. His five touchdowns were disappointing given his 23 red-zone targets (T-2nd), though only seven of those looks were from inside the 10. In 2018, Kupp should largely reprise last year's role, though newly acquired Brandin Cooks likely will see more passes than the departed Sammy Watkins. Whether that cuts into Kupp's or Robert Woods' targets remains to be seen.
Kupp capped off his four years at Eastern Washington as the Division I leader in career receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns. He also silenced concerns about the level of competition he faced in college with monster games against Washington State and Oregon (27 receptions for 452 yards and six touchdowns combined) over his final two seasons. However, his athleticism and ability to succeed as an outside receiver at the NFL level are in question. Kupp ran a mediocre 4.62 40-yard dash at the combine and primarily lined up out of the slot at Eastern Washington. While he's a natural pass catcher with a competitive edge, he'll be hard-pressed to carve out a role immediately following the acquisition of Sammy Watkins, creating a clear-cut top trio of wideouts along with Robert Woods and Tavon Austin.
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Quiet in playoff loss
WRLos Angeles Rams
January 14, 2024
Kupp caught five of nine targets for 27 yards in Sunday's 24-23 wild-card round loss to the Lions.
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Officially inactive for Week 18
WRLos Angeles Rams
Coach's Decision
January 7, 2024
Kupp (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.
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Not playing in Week 18
WRLos Angeles Rams
January 3, 2024
Head coach Sean McVay said Kupp won't play Sunday at San Francisco, Greg Beacham of the Associated Press reports.
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Scores TD on otherwise quiet day
WRLos Angeles Rams
December 31, 2023
Kupp caught four of six targets for 27 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 26-25 win over the Giants.
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Inefficient with 12 targets
WRLos Angeles Rams
December 21, 2023
Kupp brought in six of 12 targets for 52 yards and rushed once for minus-3 yards in the Rams' 30-22 win over the Saints on Thursday night.
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