Would You Rather: Start Cooper Kupp or Robert Woods for Fantasy Football Playoffs

Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods celebrate together after a play.
Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods celebrate together after a play. / Harry How/Getty Images

Cooper Kupp looked like one of the top wideouts in fantasy football at the start of the season. He's seen his production drop off significantly in recent weeks though, while Robert Woods has seen an increase.

Through the first half of the season (eight games), Kupp was averaging 10.9 targets, 7.3 receptions, 99.0 yards, 0.6 touchdowns and 21.0 PPR fantasy points per game. Since then (five games) he's averaging 5.4 targets, 3.8 receptions, 39.6 yards, 0.4 touchdowns and 10.2 PPR points per game.

Woods, on the other hand, turned 7.5 targets into 12.3 PPR points per game through the first eight, but has exploded for 11.8 targets and 22.0 PPR points per game since then.

There's been no word of an injury for Kupp, but this shift in workload has been drastic, and recently has included a drop in snap count. He played over 90 percent of the offensive snaps in every game from Weeks 8 to 12, but then played 72 percent in Week 13 and just 29 percent in Week 14. Woods, on the other hand, played 85 percent and 99 percent in those last two games.

This shift has been drastic enough and lasted over a long enough sample that it looks like Woods has fully overtaken Kupp in fantasy value, and that he stands to be the superior producer through the fantasy playoffs.

Woods checks in at WR16 while Kupp sits at WR22 in our Week 15 PPR fantasy football rankings.

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