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Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp is feared to have torn his ACL in the team's 36-31 victory yesterday over the Seattle Seahawks. He will undergo an MRI today, but all signs point to the worst news possible, which would end his 2018 season. 

Kupp suffered a left knee injury back in Week 6 after a horsecollar tackle against the Denver Broncos and ended up missing the Rams' next two games. Yesterday's injury was to the same left knee, but the two are not a direct result of one another.  


The absence of Kupp is a massive blow to one of the NFC's top teams. However, if any team is well-equipped to overcome something of this nature, it is certainly the Rams. After all, they do have stud receivers in Brandin Cooks and Robert Woods, not to mention All-World running back Todd Gurley doing amazing things each and every week. 

Woods, especially, seems positioned for a larger role in the Rams offense given his versatility. 

Fantasy owners of Kupp might want to take a look at fellow Rams wideout Josh Reynolds, who had a total of seven catches on 12 targets for 98 receiving yards and two touchdowns in four games this season. Most of that production came in games that Kupp was absent or at least limited. 

Perhaps another beneficiary that could see an uptick in production is tight end Tyler Higbee, who caught his second touchdown of the season yesterday. Kupp was one of quarterback Jared Goff's favorite targets in the red zone, so the former Western Kentucky standout could be called upon to soak up those looks down there. 


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