Robert Woods
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2 days ago

Woods had a season-high 10 catches (on 11 targets) for 104 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 35-23 win over the Chargers.

EDGE Analysis

Woods had a great first half, catching all seven of his targets for 79 yards and a touchdown, while also rushing three times for 13 yards. He added another touchdown in the third quarter. After seeing nine targets in each of the first two games, Woods was featured even more Sunday, leading the Rams in all receiving categories. The sixth-year wideout hadn't scored in either of the first two games, but given his overall usage and the potency of the Rams' offense, it's not surprising that he blew up Sunday. He'll have a quick turnaround in Week 4, as he'll face the Vikings on Thursday.

Robert Woods
WR LAR (12)
1 week ago

Woods caught six of nine targets for 81 yards in Sunday's 34-0 win over the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

Woods leads the Rams with 18 targets through two weeks, slightly ahead of Brandin Cooks (17) and Cooper Kupp (15), with Todd Gurley (eight) a distant fourth. Given the lack of pass-game involvement from the team's tight ends, Jared Goff should be able to keep all four of the aforementioned players involved on a regular basis. Woods does get a tough matchup in a Week 3 home game against the Chargers, and his possession role arguably leaves him with a lower weekly ceiling than Cooks or Kupp.

Robert Woods
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4 weeks ago3 Comments

Woods agreed Thursday to restructure his contract for the 2018 season, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

The wideout will convert approximately $4.7 million of salary into a bonus, thereby allowing the Rams to free up cap space. Offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth also agreed to restructure his deal in a similar fashion, which should help the Rams' efforts to reach a long-term extension with star defensive lineman Aaron Donald, who has been holding out all summer. Woods enjoyed a career season in 2017 while serving as quarterback Jared Goff's go-to target, finishing with 56 receptions for 781 yards and five touchdowns in 12 games. The 26-year-old's production could take a hit during the upcoming campaign, however, after the Rams replaced downfield threat Sammy Watkins with Brandin Cooks, who has turned in three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons.

Robert Woods
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1 month ago

Woods will be held out of Saturday's preseason game against the Texans, Myles Simmons of the Rams' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Woods' absence appears to be part of a larger effort by the Rams' to give their offensive starters extra rest ahead of the 2018 regular season, as right guard Jamon Brown is the only member of the first-team offense participating in Saturday's contest. Woods appears to be healthy and, barring an injury, looks on track to play Week 1 against the Raiders. With the Rams' starters out, look for Mike Thomas and Josh Reynolds to get a starters' share of snaps against the Texans.

Robert Woods
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3 months ago

Woods said the Rams passing game has made big improvements from last year, ESPN.com's Lindsey Thiry reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Rams went worst-to-first in scoring from 2016 to 2017, and Woods believes the offense can be even better after another full offseason working with Jared Goff. The 26-year-old unexpectedly emerged as Goff's top option last year, catching 47 of 70 targets for 703 yards and four touchdowns in 10 games before a shoulder injury limited his late-season impact. Woods bounced back with nine catches for 142 yards in a playoff loss to the Falcons, and he's subsequently been healthy throughout the offseason. Brandin Cooks figures to get more looks than Sammy Watkins did, but it won't come as a total surprise if Woods challenges for the team lead in targets. Cooper Kupp and Todd Gurley are also viable candidates for triple-digit targets, considering tight ends accounted for only 17 percent of the team total last year.

Robert Woods
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9 months ago

Woods caught nine of 14 targets for 142 yards during Saturday's 26-13 loss to Atlanta in the wild-card round.

EDGE Analysis

The California native and three-year standout at USC had his best professional season in 2017 with the Rams, and he also impressed in Saturday's unfortunate playoff loss. Woods became quarterback Jared Goff's primary target this season, as the fifth-year receiver recorded 56 receptions, 781 yards and five touchdowns through just 12 games. With Sammy Watkins headed for unrestricted free agency, there's potential for even more targets to be available for Woods next season. He owns the potential to be a PPR star with head coach Sean McVay having another year to fine-tune his offensive attack.

Robert Woods
WR LAR (12)
9 months ago

Head coach Sean McVay said Thursday that the Rams offense won't "see much" of Woods against the 49ers on Sunday, Rich Hammond of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Rams experienced life without Woods from Weeks 12 through 14 due to a shoulder injury, a span in which Jared Goff had two of his five lowest passing outputs of the season. Since returning to the lineup Week 15, he's logged 83 percent of the offensive snaps (114 of 137), putting up nine catches (on 15 targets) for 78 yards and one touchdown across two games. With the Rams locked into the No. 3 or 4 seed in the NFC playoffs, they won't test their luck with a number of key skill-position players, namely Todd Gurley, Goff, Woods, Sammy Watkins and Cooper Kupp (knee).

Robert Woods
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9 months ago

Woods was targeted eight times, but came up with just three catches for 33 yards in Sunday's 27-23 win over the Titans.

EDGE Analysis

Woods was the odd man out in Los Angeles' passing game, as Cooper Kupp, Sammy Watkins and Todd Gurley (twice) all came up with receiving scores. His workload may be lightened next week with Los Angeles having already clinched the NFC West crown, but Woods' 44 catches for 595 yards and five touchdowns in his last eight games played suggest he's more than capable of making an impact at home against the 49ers.

Robert Woods
WR LAR (12)
9 months ago

Woods caught six of seven targets for 45 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 42-7 win over the Seahawks.

EDGE Analysis

Woods was targeted early and often in his return after missing the last three weeks with a shoulder injury. He saw three of Jared Goff's first four passes on the day, but would only see one more after the one-yard touchdown catch that put the Rams up 27-0 in the second quarter. The 25-year-old has another favorable matchup Week 16 at Tennessee.

Robert Woods
WR LAR (12)
9 months ago

Woods (shoulder) is not on the final injury report for Sunday's game in Seattle, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Woods answered any questions about his Week 15 availability when he upgraded from limited participation Wednesday to full participation Friday. Cooper Kupp and Sammy Watkins both thrived during his three-game absence, but Woods nonetheless figures to step back in as Jared Goff's most trusted target, facing a banged up Seattle defense that was just picked apart by Blake Bortles.