Cooper Kupp Fantasy Outlook Rises With Matchup Against Bengals in Week 8 London Game

Zach Brunner

Returning from a knee injury this season, Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp has been among the top fantasy contributors in the league. After a quiet past couple games though, Kupp looks poised for a bounce-back Week 8 performance against the Cincinnati Bengals in London.

The Bengals' secondary has been among the league's worst in 2019, surrendering the sixth-most yards per attempt (8.4) and Cincinnati's defense has surrendered 26.6 points per game (PPG), which is tied for the eighth-worst mark in football.

While the Bengals have been bad, they were able to generate pressure on Gardner Minshew last week, racking up five QB knockdowns and two sacks.

If Cincinnati can pressure Jared Goff at a similar rate, he could look to target Kupp early and often. The Rams slot WR has an average depth of target of 7.0 in 2019, much lower than Robert Woods (8.6) or Brandin Cooks (13.9), which suggests Goff likes to target Kupp on short, quick routes.

Additionally, the Bengals will be without top corners Darqueze Dennard and Dre Kirkpatrick, which could further boost Kupp's value in Week 8.

Kupp comes in at WR4 in our Week 8 fantasy football PPR rankings, as he looks poised for a monster game against the Bengals.

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