Los Angeles Rams Player News: All Positions

News: Woods brought in both his targets for 33 yards and rushed once for nine yards in the Rams' 27-9 win over the Saints on Sunday.
Impact: Woods saw a notable drop in workload after logging 15 touches in Week 1 against the Panthers, but a likely in-game adjustment of offensive strategy by coach Sean McVay once the Saints' Drew Brees exited with a hand injury had a part to play. The Rams were not forced to be as aggressive with Teddy Bridgewater under center for New Orleans, helping lead to a disappointing fantasy performance for Woods that featured his lowest touch total since joining the Rams in 2017. The veteran wideout will look to bounce back to his usual level of involvement versus the Browns in Week 3.
News: Cooks brought in three of four targets for 74 yards and a touchdown in the Rams' 27-9 win over the Saints on Sunday. He also rushed once for two yards.
Impact: Cooks made an impressive, contested two-yard touchdown grab late in the third quarter to help the Rams gain some separation on what had been a 13-6 advantage. The speedster also made his first splash play of 2019, hauling in a 57-yard pass on the Rams' first possession of the game to move the ball down to the Saints' 11-yard line. Cooks has only seen a modest 10 targets through two games in the new season, but as he demonstrated versus New Orleans, he can often make something happen with relatively few opportunities due to his game-breaking speed. Cooks will look to build on Sunday's performance at the expense of the Browns' secondary in Week 3.
News: Kupp brought in five of nine targets for 120 yards and rushed once for six yards in the Rams' 27-9 win over the Saints on Sunday.
Impact: Kupp encouragingly saw just one fewer target than the opener versus the Panthers, and he exploded for his best yardage total since Week 4 of last season on the strength of a spectacular 66-yard catch-and-run sequence in the fourth quarter that left him just inches short of the goal line. The 26-year-old wideout showed off both speed and strength on the play via a barrage of stiff-arms and broken tackles up the field. Kupp's yardage tally was ultimately a game-high figure and gives him plenty of momentum as he heads into a Week 3 road tussle against the Browns.
News: Gurley rushed 16 times for 63 yards and a touchdown and brought in three of four targets for four yards in the Rams' 27-9 win over the Saints on Sunday.
Impact: Gurley saw his second straight sub-20-carry workload to open the season, but with the Saints' Drew Brees exiting the game with a hand injury in the first quarter, the Rams had the luxury of taking their collective foot off the gas a bit. The fantasy highlight of Gurley's day was a four-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, his first score of the new season. Gurley also got more attention from Jared Goff in the passing game, going from his one target in the opener to four on Sunday. Through two games, coach Sean McVay has made good on his vow to lighten Gurley's overall workload a tad in 2019, although there will likely be games this season when he's called upon for a vintage workhorse role. Gurley will look to put together his first 100-yard rushing effort of the campaign in a Week 3 battle at the Browns.
News: Goff completed 19 of 28 passes for 283 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions in the Rams' 27-9 win over the Saints on Sunday. He also netted minus-2 yards on four carries and lost a fumble, but he also scored a rushing touchdown.
Impact: Goff still wasn't hitting on all cylinders in the 2018 sense, but his overall production represented a nice boost from his lackluster Week 1, sub-200-yard effort. The highlight of the quarterback's afternoon was a spectacular, fourth-quarter 66-yard connection with Cooper Kupp, who broke multiple tackles on the play to get the ball inside the one-yard line. Goff also had a 57-yard completion to Brandin Cooks, particularly encouraging considering the speedster was held to 39 yards by the Panthers in Week 1. Goff will now look to eclipse the 300-yard mark for the first time this season against the Browns in a Week 3 road matchup.
News: Blythe (ankle) won't return to Sunday's game versus the Saints, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.
Impact: With Blythe done for the day, Jamil Demby is expected to fill in at right guard for the rest of the game.
News: Higbee has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Saints due to a chest injury, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.
Impact: Higbee will emerge from Week 2 with two catches (on three targets) for 21 yards. Considering the Rams didn't leave any wiggle room for the tight end to reenter the contest, his status will be one to watch in the coming days. Gerald Everett is the only active tight end for the rest of this game, while Johnny Mundt was deemed inactive.
News: Donald (back) returned to Sunday's game versus the Saints, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.
Impact: Donald got checked out in the locker room, but his absence from the game was brief. He'll return to his spot as the team's No. 1 defensive tackle.
News: Blythe suffered an ankle injury during Sunday's game against the Saints and is questionable to return.
Impact: Blythe suffered the injury late in the second quarter, and could barley put weight on his ankle after laying on the ground writhing in pain. With the 27-year-old sidelined, Jamil Demby is the likely candidate to slide over to right guard.
News: Donald left Sunday's game against the Saints due to a back injury and is questionable to return.
Impact: It's unclear how serious the injury is, but he headed to the the locker room to receive extra treatment. Now that Donald headed to the locker room, expect the team to have an official word on his status as the game progresses. In his absence, Morgan Fox and Tanzel Smart could be called upon to provide the pass rush.