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NFL Week 10 Fantasy Football Recap: Los Angeles Rams vs. Arizona Cardinals

Inglewood, California, USA; Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) grabs the facemark of Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey (5) after catching a short pass in the second quarter at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

James Conner: 21 carries, 69 yards, 2 touchdowns, 3 receptions, 17 receiving yards

DeAndre Hopkins: 10 receptions, 98 yards

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Monitor Cooper Kupp‘s ankle injury: Kupp suffered an ankle injury early in the fourth quarter. He was quickly ruled doubtful to return.

  • Van Jefferson recently returned from injury and was mixing in, but Los Angeles opted to keep him on the bench for most of the game against the Cardinals.
  • Kupp, Bennett Skowronek and Allen Robinson II each played at least 34 of the 38 snaps over the first three quarters.
  • Jefferson didn’t play his first offensive snap until after the Kupp injury. He was the third receiver for the rest of the game.
  • Skowronek would be the biggest waiver wire target from the team if the Kupp injury is serious.
  • While he would see more targets, this could ultimately hurt everyone in the offense rather than help. 

Kyren Williams' return: The Rams rookie got his first taste of game action since Week 1, and this was his first time playing on offense.

  • He played significantly in his first game, getting snaps in every situation.
  • This is a good sign he could eventually see a much larger role, rather than just a part-time role if he plays well enough.
  • His only carry went for 9 yards, while he caught three passes for 30 receiving yards to lead the running back room.
  • Neither of the veteran running backs had remarkable games. Both of them finished under 25 rushing yards on six carries.
  • Cam Akers can be dropped at this point. He has fallen to the third spot in a three-man backfield, and it’s unlikely he sees a significant increase in snaps this season.
  • Williams is worth a waiver wire target. He’s no sure thing, but his usage in his first real game was promising.

Monitor the Zach Ertz injury: Ertz suffered a knee injury late in the first quarter and didn’t return to the game.

  • Second-round rookie Trey McBride took over as the primary tight end for the rest of the game. He played 54 of 55 offensive snaps over the last three quarters.
  • He caught only one pass for seven yards as Colt McCoy zoned in on the Cardinals' top two wide receivers.
  • McBride is a waiver wire target if the injury is serious. He was the clear top tight end heading into the NFL draft, and Ertz has been one of the top fantasy tight ends this season. There is at least a chance the rookie can fill those shoes.

The Cardinals' unclear third receiver spot: Arizona has flip-flopped over their WR3 in recent weeks.

  • A.J. Green was the primary third receiver this week. He caught both passes thrown his way for 10 yards and a touchdown.
  • Robbie Anderson was held without a target.
  • Anderson can now be dropped in most leagues.
  • Arizona could continue to switch who sees playing time until Marquise Brown is available again, in which case neither will get much playing time.

Table Notes

Snaps include plays called back due to penalties, including offensive holding or defensive pass interference. The other three stats have these plays removed.

Targets may differ from official NFL sources. The most likely discrepancy would be from a clear thrown-away pass, where the NFL may give the target to the nearest receiver, while this data will not.

Carries are only on designed plays. Quarterback scrambles won’t count for the total number of carries in the game.


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