After taking advantage of some surprise playing time in Week 5, the Los Angeles Rams should consider using Josh Reynolds more against the Denver Broncos on Sunday.
Despite hanging on for the 33-31 win last Sunday over the Seattle Seahawks to improve to 5-0 on the season, the game came with a few key losses as well after both Cooks and Kupp were forced to leave the game with concussions.
Luckily, Los Angeles was able to see other receivers like Robert Woods and Josh Reynolds step up in their absence to help take some of that unnecessary pressure off Jared Goff under center. And while Woods is expected to be heavily involved once again in Week 6, Sean McVay may want to consider using Reynolds more as well, even if Cooks and Kupp receive their usual workload.
Dating back to last season, Reynolds has proven to be capable of making an impact when given the proper opportunity, and last Sunday marked the first team he really made an impact on offense since the team needed help with two of their top receivers out.
On any other team, there’s a good chance that Reynolds would see more action on offense since McVay has been sticking with his trio of receivers for the most part, and why wouldn’t he when looking at how successful the offense has been.
However, Week 5 was also the perfect example of why the Rams love having Reynolds as part of their roster since he can be used as both a receiver and runner. So with this in mind, why shouldn’t McVay look to use the speedster more to try throwing the Broncos off guard?
Sooner or later, Reynolds looks like the kind of receiver that is going to become more involved on offense for Los Angeles on a consistent basis since the team has made it clear they want to keep him around.
In what could very well become a tough battle on Sunday with snow in the forecast, this could end up being one of the those games in which the Rams need all of the extra help they can get. At least with a playmaker in Reynolds, Los Angeles has one extra option to work with outside of their usual crowd.