Robert Woods
Robert Woods
26-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Los Angeles Rams
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Woods was a garden-variety possession receiver with little upside - or so we thought. That was before he got to play in the Rams' dynamic offensive system. Woods averaged 9.2 YPT (8th among the league's 44 85-target WR) in 12 games, scored five times and had five games with 70 or more receiving yards. At 6-0, 193, Woods has only average size, and his 4.51 speed is similarly unremarkable. But he's quick, runs crisp routes and has good hands. More important, the Rams effectively scheme to get their receivers open, and Jared Goff is good enough to find them, usually with a fair amount of space to run after the catch - both Woods and teammate Cooper Kupp were among the top 30 WR in YAC, and remember Woods played only three quarters of the season. In 2018, Woods should once again be one of Goff's top targets, though Brandin Cooks - acquired from New England - will replace the departed Sammy Watkins, possibly cutting into Woods' target share. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a five-year, $34 million contract with the Rams in March of 2017.
Tops century mark again
WRLos Angeles Rams
October 14, 2018
Woods caught seven of 10 targets for 109 yards during Sunday's 23-20 victory over the Broncos. He also rushed once for 12 yards.
ANALYSIS
Woods, who topped the century mark for the third time in four contests, is now averaging over 87 receiving yards per game this season despite splitting targets with the likes of Brandin Cooks and Cooper Kupp. However, the fact he shares an offense with two other quality receivers -- along with stud running back Todd Gurley, who leads the league with 11 touchdowns in 2018 -- naturally limits the amount of attention Woods sees near the painted area. Woods is more of a possession receiver anyway, but the fact he's gone without a red-zone target in four of six games this season is nonetheless a concern for his fantasy outlook. Next up for the USC product is a Week 7 matchup against a 49ers defense allowing 11.7 yards per reception this year.
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Snap Counts
  • 2018 Offensive Snaps:
    398
  • 2018 Special Teams Snaps:
    4
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
633
0
2017
651
1
2018
398
4
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other WRs)

Height:   6' 0"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   195 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.51 sec
AVERAGE
Shuttle Time:   4.47 sec
TERRIBLE
Cone Drill:   7.15 sec
TERRIBLE
Arm Length:   31.00 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.25 in
AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   34 in
WEAK
Broad Jump:   117 in
WEAK
Bench Press:   14 reps
WEAK
Los Angeles Rams Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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On its face, Los Angeles seems like a bad landing spot, with one of the league's worst QB situations. But opportunity is king, and given the sparseness of the Rams' depth chart, Woods should get it. At 6-0, 190, Woods has average size, and his 4.51 40 speed is similarly average. But Woods is quick, runs precise routes and has reliable hands. Don't expect big plays -- zero 40-yard catches over the last three years -- and he's never been much of a red-zone presence. Woods has been afforded familiarity with the acquisition of Sammy Watkins, his teammate of three seasons in Buffalo, giving the Rams a receiver to take the top off defenses. Consequently, Woods will be running his customary underneath routes, while the 5-8, 176-pound Tavon Austin gets to work in space as both a pass-catcher and rusher.
Heading into the 2016 campaign, Woods will enter the season a lot healthier than last year. Of course, Sammy Watkins will get most of the targets, but with his health always a question mark and no clear No. 3 or 4 receiver behind him, Woods could see a lot of single coverage and secondary targets. A step up from his 47 catches for 552 yards in 14 games a year ago is not out of the question.
Woods saw more volume last year (104 targets), but he ran mostly short routes with EJ Manuel and Kyle Orton under center, and his efficiency (10.8 YPC, 6.7 YPT) declined as a result. This year, the Bills have a new coach (Rex Ryan), a new offensive coordinator (Greg Roman), a new quarterback (probably Matt Cassel, though Manuel will compete with him in camp) and new receiving threats in Percy Harvin and tight end Charles Clay, with whom Woods will compete for targets. The only certainty is the offense will run through newly acquired tailback LeSean McCoy and last year's No. 4 overall pick, WR Sammy Watkins. At 6-0, 190, with 4.51 40 speed, Woods profiles as a possession receiver with good quickness and route-running skills. Don't expect a lot of red-zone work or downfield playmaking, but Woods should carve out a role moving the chains.
Between Woods suffering an ankle injury and fellow rookie quarterback EJ Manuel missing time, don't make too much of last year’s results. Woods showed flashes at times – a string of four games from Weeks 2-5 where he topped 60 yards three times, and a two-game 152 yard stretch late in the year where he scored a touchdown. At 6-0, 190, Woods has just average size, and his 4.51 40 speed is middle-of-the-road as well. But he’s a smooth strider with good quickness and a polished route runner for a young receiver. He’ll vie for targets with rookie Sammy Watkins and recently signed Mike Williams.
The Bills' second-round pick last April, Woods has a decent chance to emerge from training camp as a starter opposite Steve Johnson. At 6-1, 190 and with merely decent speed Woods is more polished than most rookies, and his smoothness as a runner and ability to stop and start quickly allow him to get open in the short and intermediate areas of the field. Woods probably isn't going to make a lot of big plays, however, and he’s unlikely to be a major factor in the red zone, even if he does win the job.
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Racks up 145 yards from scrimmage
WRLos Angeles Rams
October 7, 2018
Woods caught five of seven targets for 92 yards and had two rushes for 53 yards in Sunday's 33-31 win at Seattle.
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Another 100-yard effort in win
WRLos Angeles Rams
September 27, 2018
Woods brought in all five of his targets for 101 yards and a touchdown in the Rams' 38-31 win over the Vikings on Thursday night.
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Scores twice against Chargers
WRLos Angeles Rams
September 23, 2018
Woods had a season-high 10 catches (on 11 targets) for 104 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 35-23 win over the Chargers.
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Bounces back against Cardinals
WRLos Angeles Rams
September 16, 2018
Woods caught six of nine targets for 81 yards in Sunday's 34-0 win over the Cardinals.
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Quiet in Week 1
WRLos Angeles Rams
September 10, 2018
Woods was targeted nine times in Monday's season opener against the Raiders, but he finished with just three catches for 37 yards. He added a six-yard carry in the 33-13 win.
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