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News: Reynolds caught a 20-yard touchdown pass during Saturday's preseason win over Oakland.
Impact: Reynolds' fantasy stock took a significant hit with the addition of Sammy Watkins, as the Rams previously didn't have a receiver with Reynolds' size-speed combo. Still, Reynolds has the potential to emerge as a red-zone threat, and Saturday's touchdown showcased exactly why. However, he's currently too far down the depth chart to warrant a roster spot in the majority of fantasy settings.
News: Davis rushed for just eight yards on five carries but caught three of five targets for 20 yards during Saturday's preseason win over Oakland.
Impact: After rushing for 70 yards on just nine carries against Dallas last week, this was a discouraging follow up from Davis. However, his work in the passing game is of note because that's his most likely avenue to playing time with Todd Gurley locked in as the workhorse running back. Davis will likely have to bide his time and carve out a role on special teams to break camp with the Rams, but his athleticism could surprise down the line.
News: Everett caught all four of his targets for 30 yards -- including a 24-yard reception -- during Saturday's preseason win over Oakland.
Impact: This was a nice followup to Everett's two-catch showing in the preseason opener, and in particular, it was encouraging that three of the receptions came with the first-team offense. Quarterback Jared Goff and Everett connected three times for 29 yards. Tight end Tyler Higbee is still in the mix, and the receiving tree added a branch with the addition of Sammy Watkins, but Everett still has upside to carve out a respectable role in the passing attack.
News: Thompson was carted off the field on a stretcher during Saturday's preseason game against the Raiders, Alden Gonzalez of reports.
Impact: The injury appears to be a significant one. Thompson is a depth linebacker for the Rams, and the injury is not expected to be of fantasy significance.
News: Kupp caught six of seven targets for 70 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's preseason game against Oakland.
Impact: Working alongside Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods, the rookie did all of his damage in the first half while Jared Goff was still in the game. After getting wide open for a 23-yard touchdown on the opening drive, Kupp came up two yards short of another score on the Rams' third series, and then caught a trio of passes on the first-team offense's fourth and final drive. Watkins was the only other player to draw more than two targets from Goff, bringing in two of his four looks for only eight yards. Kupp also impressed the previous week without Watkins on the field, catching two of three targets for 35 yards and recovering a Robert Woods fumble for a touchdown. It's unclear what the Rams will do with Tavon Austin (hamstring) once he's healthy, as Kupp has made a strong case for a regular spot in three-wide formations alongside Watkins and Woods.
News: Watkins caught two of four targets for eight yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Raiders.
Impact: Cooper Kupp stole the show with a 6-70-1 receiving line, but Watkins was the only other player to draw more than two targets from Jared Goff. The former Bill nearly had touchdown in the second quarter when Goff slipped a perfect pass into tight coverage in the front corner of the end zone from 28 yards out. The ball went right through Watkins' hands, though Raiders CB Sean Smith may have gotten a piece of it. Either way, it was an encouraging performance for pretty much anyone involved with the Los Angeles offense.
News: Goff completed 16 of 20 passes for 160 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's preseason game against the Raiders.
Impact: Sammy Watkins only caught two passes for eight yards on four targets in his Rams debut, but that didn't stop Goff from impressing for a second straight week, as rookie Cooper Kupp (6-70-1) more than picked up the slack. Goff and Watkins barely missed out on a 28-yard scoring connection when a perfect pass slipped through the wideout's hands in tight coverage, with Raiders CB Sean Smith perhaps slightly deflecting the ball. The Rams' first-team offense finished with 17 points and no turnovers on four drives, looking far better than it did at any point last season. Granted, it was only one half of a preseason game, against an Oakland defense with some obvious holes.
News: Gurley had eight carries for 38 yards and a touchdown and one catch for 12 yards on one target in Saturday's preseason game against the Raiders.
Impact: Gurley stayed on the field in all situations for a second straight week, notching his lone reception on a 3rd-and-16 and later pounding in a touchdown from two yards out. With passing-down back Lance Dunbar (knee) out indefinitely, Gurley is poised to open the season in a three-down role, likely only coming off the field when he needs a breather. Malcolm Brown, who isn't much of a pass catcher, has been operating as the top backup.
News: Austin (hamstring) isn't expected to play in Saturday's preseason game against the Raiders, Rich Hammond of the Orange County Register reports.
Impact: On the mend from an injured hamstring, Austin didn't practice this week, and his absence Saturday comes as no surprise. Cooper Kupp will likely start in the slot in Austin's stead.