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What to do with Cooper Kupp, Robert Woods, Josh Reynolds in Week 5 fantasy football

Rams wideouts Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods look to maintain their hot starts against an improving Washington pass defense.

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A season ago, the Los Angeles Rams couldn’t get their offense on track for more than a week or two at a time. The offensive line, depleted by a defection through free agency and a retirement, couldn’t protect well enough for Sean McVay’s wide-zone, play-action-focused scheme to find its rhythm, and most of the team’s top offensive weapons saw their production dip accordingly.

Yet, even with most of the same players in place this season, the offense has rediscovered its mojo. McVay has quarterback Jared Goff playing the best football of his career, directly impacting the team’s myriad play-making wide receivers. As a result, Cooper Kupp, Robert Woods, and Josh Reynolds each offer at least some intrigue to fantasy players.

Fantasy Football analysis: Rams WRs Cooper Kupp, Robert Woods, Josh Reynolds

The Rams rewarded Cooper Kupp with a new contract this offseason, and he has rewarded them back with a strong start to the season. He leads the team in nearly all major receiving categories and has shown up in the running game via jet sweeps. Sunday’s matchup with a sturdy Washington pass defense might limit Kupp’s ceiling, but he still expects to see at or near double-digit targets.

While the Rams most heavily feature Kupp, Woods remains a significant part of their offense. Even though he ranks second on the team in targets (26), receptions (19), and receiving yards (229), Woods makes up for it as a runner. Through four games, the veteran wideout has recorded eight carries for 65 yards and a touchdown.

Further down on the depth chart sits Josh Reynolds who has yet to produce a breakout game in 2020. He has seen rookie Van Jefferson eat into his target share while also ceding ground to tight end Tyler Higbee and running back Malcolm Brown. Even so, Goff has looked to Reynolds more frequently the past two weeks, targeting him nine times during that span.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Both Kupp and Woods should start in all formats.

Reynolds should spend Week 5 on the bench, but keep an eye on him for the future.