LA Rams Cooper “Clutch” Kupp delivers on third downs

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LA Rams 2019 performance by WR Cooper Kupp proves he is one of NFL’s finest in the clutch

When the LA Rams need to move the chains, they would be wise to look for wide receiver Cooper Kupp. If the LA Rams need to score, they would be wise to look for wide receiver Cooper Kupp as well. In fact, based on the analysis of Fantasy Greg Cossell, Cooper Kupp is Mr. Clutch. While our eyes told us that, as well as the game stats from 2019 games, Cossell took it one step further and analyzed the LA Rams’ use of Kupp in down and distance, offensive package, where Kupp played, and how he delivered against coverage.

You can read the article for yourself, as Cossell does an excellent job of breaking down Kupp both in terms of formation and in terms of route running and separation. While the Fantasy Points website a pay-only site, they are running free registration until July 2020, so check it out for free while you can for your free trial.

Kupp doesn’t get recognition

NFL analysts have been very slow to warm up to Cooper Kupp. I’m not really certain why that is? It could be due to the fact that he does not have blinding speed, but other wide receivers in the NFL do not suffer adversely from a lack of blinding speed.  It could be his 2018 season missed due to an ACL injury, but that should have resulted in some sort of headlining with his remarkable comeback in 2019 to lead the Rams with over 1000 yards catching.

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Whatever the case may be, the guy runs incredible routes, gains great separation, catches for plenty of yards, and comes back and does it again the following week. That’s what he did in 2019, and what he will do in 2020.  Why is that not getting noticed? And will he get any recognition in 2020?

Cat is out of the bag now

Well, the cat is out of the bag now. Greg Cossell has a great reputation among football sportswriters, and his endorsement for Kupp will carry a lot of weight in terms of the national narrative. After all, it’s a piggy-back world of sports, and now that Cossell has done the meticulous and painstaking analysis on Kupp, that “he’s really good at creating separation” theme will pop up all over national headlines.

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That’s good news for Cooper Kupp, who is following up his 1,164 yards and 10 touchdown performance of 2019 with the last year of his contract in 2020. While the Rams scramble to find the money to re-sign Kupp to a multi-year deal, he is about to put on quite a show, virtually guaranteeing he’ll be offered a huge contract by several NFL teams – whether that includes the LA Rams or not.