1. Kupp being healthy
Before fantasy football owners with Cooper Kupp freak out over the headline, keep in mind the Rams wideout is only dealing with an illness this week, which is better than some sort of injury.
Still, after watching Kupp do the unthinkable last weekend by going the entire contest without recording a single reception when facing the Steelers, Los Angeles can’t afford to see their star wideout finish with another performance like this.
With Brandin Cooks already ruled out again as a result of a concussion suffered in London, the Rams are going to need all of the extra help from players like Kupp on offense to make Goff’s job under center easier to deal with.
Depending on how Kupp is feeling by the time Sunday night rolls around, it will be interesting to see if the illness is still an issue, or if Los Angeles could struggle yet again on offense against a Chicago defense looking to take advantage of these kinds of weaknesses.
After some uncertainty during the offseason as a result of a torn ACL suffered last season, watching Kupp continue to get better with experience has been truly incredible to witness in Los Angeles.
But if Kupp fails to come through for a second week in a row, the Rams could be in trouble against the Bears.