Robert Woods
WR LA (12)
4 weeks 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
WR LA (12)
6 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 LA (12)
7 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
WR LA (12)
7 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 LA (12)
7 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 LA (12)
7 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.

Robert Woods
WR LA (12)
7 months ago

Woods (shoulder) practiced in a full capacity Thursday, Alden Gonzalez of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

In just one week, Woods earned a questionable designation for Week 14 with a limited practice (though he ultimately missed his third game in a row), named a candidate to return by head coach Sean McVay on Monday and logged every rep in a single session. Due to the lengthy layoff between appearances, the Rams may not disclose Woods' availability until 90 minutes before Sunday's 4:05 p.m. ET kickoff. On the other hand, he could enter the weekend without any sort of tag, giving fantasy owners enough confidence to roll with the fifth-year wide receiver.

Robert Woods
WR LA (12)
7 months ago

Woods (shoulder) expects to put an end to a three-game absence and suit up Sunday at Seattle, Vincent Bonsignore of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Rams' medical staff must clear Woods before he can return, but he's been listed as limited on the team's last two injury reports, indicating he's closing in on his goal. Sandwiched between those reports was a questionable designation for Week 14 against the Eagles, something he may be able to avoid if he turns in a full practice Thursday and/or Friday.

Robert Woods
WR LA (12)
7 months ago

Head coach Sean McVay said Monday that Woods (shoulder) is in line to return Sunday at Seattle, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Woods indicated he was approaching the end of his recovery from a left shoulder injury with a limited showing in practice last Friday, earning a questionable designation in advance of Sunday's showdown with the Eagles. He proceeded to take part in a pregame workout but eventually was deemed inactive for a third consecutive contest. There's a chance Woods will shed his injury designation entirely with a full session Wednesday, but more important is his listing on the final practice report of the week.

Robert Woods
WR LA (12)
7 months ago

Woods (shoulder) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Myles Simmons of the Rams' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

While reports earlier in the week suggested that Woods would miss his third consecutive game in Week 14, he surprisingly earned a questionable designation heading into the outing after returning to limited practice participation Friday. Though Woods also worked out on the field prior to Sunday's contest, according to Alden Gonzalez of ESPN.com, the Rams still decided to err on the side of caution and keep their top wideout shelved this week. Even so, Woods' return to practice at least offers some hope that he'll be able to suit up for a key divisional matchup with the Seahawks in Week 15.