Cooper Kupp Fantasy Production Disappoints Following Poor First Half Against Steelers in Week 10

Max Staley
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Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp was coming off a massive performance in Week 8, tallying 220 yards and one touchdown, and he looked poised for another huge game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 10.

Unfortunately Kupp, and the Rams' entire offense, had an underwhelming start to the game. Kupp was held without a catch in the first half, and Jared Goff threw for just 98 yards while completing 9-of-19 attempts.

While a half of poor production shouldn't impact Kupp's fantasy outlook too much, the Rams' offense being held without a touchdown in the first half continues what has become a worrying trend for Los Angeles.

The Rams don't look nearly as dynamic as they have in the past. Entering Week 10, Los Angeles was averaging 26.8 points per game, the eighth-best mark in the NFL. That's a significant drop off in production from 2017, when the Rams averaged 29.9 PPG (No. 1 in the NFL), and 2018 (32.9 PPG, No. 2 in the NFL).

While that drop in production could impact Kupp's fantasy output, he's still seeing a 28 percent target share, which is the third-highest mark in the NFL.

Assuming Kupp continues to see this heavy of a workload, he's going to remain a WR1 in fantasy, but the Rams' struggles on offense could impact his value down the stretch.


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