Robert Woods WR LAR (12) 6 days ago
Woods caught four of five targets for 89 yards, adding three rushes for 17 yards during the Rams' 36-31 victory against Seattle on Sunday.
Woods has been a symbol of consistency in the Rams passing attack, with five-plus receptions or 85 receiving yards in every game since Week 1 (among NFL wideouts, only Antonio Brown can say the same). He's had more than the requisite number of targets to remain a viable WR2 (7.9 per game), and with Cooper Kupp (knee) now pending a potential season-ending diagnosis, that work share is likely to trend upwards if anything. Upcoming Sunday is a matchup against a Kansas City defense that ranks among the league's 10 worst teams in both catches (138) and total yards (1,730) allowed to opposing wide receivers.
Robert Woods WR LAR (12) 2 weeks ago1 Comment
Woods caught five of nine targets for 71 yards and carried two times for an additional four yards during Sunday's 45-35 loss to the Saints.
Woods led the team in targets but failed to bring in a couple that could have turned into big gains. He also received multiple carries for the third time this season, though he was bottled up on both attempts. Woods still continued a remarkable run of consistency which has seen him post at least 70 receiving yards in each of his last eight games. Still, it's looking more like he will serve as the possession receiver when he, Brandin Cooks and Cooper Kupp are all healthy, which could limit his upside. Up next for Woods is a matchup with the Seahawks on Sunday.
Robert Woods WR LAR (12) 3 weeks ago
Woods hauled in five of seven targets, racking up 70 receiving yards during Sunday's 29-27 win against Green Bay.
Though Woods has gone scoreless over the past four weeks, he's maintained steady production in accounting for five-plus catches and 70 or more receiving yards in seven straight games. The fifth-year man has been a security blanket on short to intermediate routes for quarterback Jared Goff, leading Los Angeles with 8.1 targets per game in 2018. Week 9 brings a clash of NFC titans as the Rams take on New Orleans, providing Woods with an opportunity to carve up a Saints defense that's allowed 245 or more passing yards in every game this season.
Robert Woods WR LAR (12) 4 weeks ago
Woods caught five of seven targets for 78 yards and carried once for an additional six yards during Sunday's 39-10 win over the 49ers.
Woods led the team in targets, catches and yards in this one, but the blowout nature of the game perhaps limited his opportunities. Despite that likelihood, the wideout continued his steady production as he surpassed 75 receiving yards for the sixth straight game. Woods could see a greater workload in what should be a high-scoring game against the Packers next week, and he could assume even more of the target share if Cooper Kupp (knee) remains sidelined for that contest.
Robert Woods WR LAR (12) 1 month ago
Woods caught seven of 10 targets for 109 yards during Sunday's 23-20 victory over the Broncos. He also rushed once for 12 yards.
Woods, topping the century mark for the third time in four contests, is now averaging over 87 receiving yards per game this season despite splitting targets with the likes of Brandin Cooks and Cooper Kupp. However, the fact he shares an offense with two other quality receivers -- along with stud running back Todd Gurley, who leads the league with 11 touchdowns in 2018 -- naturally limits the amount of attention Woods sees near the painted area. Woods is more of a possession receiver anyway, but the fact he's gone without a red-zone target in four of six games this season is nonetheless a concern for his fantasy outlook. Next up for the USC product is a Week 7 matchup against a 49ers defense that is allowing 11.7 yards per reception this year.
Robert Woods WR LAR (12) 1 month ago
Woods caught five of seven targets for 92 yards and also had two rushes for 53 yards in Sunday's 33-31 win at Seattle.
After failing to do much in the Rams' season debut, Woods has caught 26 of 32 targets for 378 yards and three touchdowns since, acting as one of the main cogs in the Rams' explosive offense. He nearly scored on a 56-yard rush in the second half, but was tracked down from behind in the red zone. Both Cooper Kupp and Brandin Cooks left Sunday's game with a concussion, so Woods would be in line for extra looks In Week 6 if either wideout missed that game. Regardless, Woods will face the Broncos in Week 6.
Robert Woods WR LAR (12) 2 months 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.
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) 2 months ago
Woods caught six of nine targets for 81 yards in Sunday's 34-0 win over the Cardinals.
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 WR LAR (12) 3 months ago3 Comments
Woods agreed Thursday to restructure his contract for the 2018 season, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
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 WR LAR (12) 3 months ago
Woods will be held out of Saturday's preseason game against the Texans, Myles Simmons of the Rams' official site reports.
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.