Robert Woods
Robert Woods
27-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Los Angeles Rams
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Woods built on his 2017 breakout with a 130-86-1,219-6 line in his second season with the Rams. Moreover, he retained his high efficiency - 9.4 YPT (9th) and reeled in 20 catches of 20-plus yards (T-8th) despite being only 13th in targets. Woods is not a downfield threat, however - no catches of 40-plus yards in 2018 and only four in his six-year career. He has just average size (6-0, 195) and his speed (4.51 40) is similarly pedestrian. Woods excels with his route running, toughness and first-rate hands - only three drops all year. It also helps that the Rams consistently scheme their receivers open. Woods didn't see a ton of red-zone work (12 targets inside the 20, eight inside the 10), and caught only six touchdown passes all year. His role shouldn't change much in 2019, but Cooper Kupp is on track to return after missing most of the year with a torn ACL, potentially costing Woods a few targets. The Rams also used Woods as a rusher last year - 19 carries for 157 yards and a TD - something that adds a little to his overall value. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a five-year, $34 million contract with the Rams in March of 2017.
Not worried about contract
WRLos Angeles Rams
June 21, 2019
Woods is confident he will eventually receive a contract to match his performance, Gary Klein of The Los Angeles Times reports. "I go out and compete every single day, and work to be the best," Woods said. "And I just think my play will show it all. I feel like I will get what I deserve."
ANALYSIS
The Rams were criticized for signing Woods to a five-year, $34 million deal during the 2017 offseason, but it's now one of the top bargains in the league apart from rookie contracts. The 27-year-old has averaged 71.4 receiving yards per game and 9.3 yards per target in 28 regular-season appearances for Los Angeles, adding 26 catches for 314 yards in four playoff games. In addition to a career-high mark of 1,219 receiving yards, Woods supplemented his 2018 production with 19 carries for 157 yards and a touchdown. His size and speed are right around league average for a wide receiver, but his route running, reliable hands (three drops last year) and strong work after the catch (5.1 YAC per reception) make him a perfect fit alongside speed demon Brandin Cooks in coach Sean McVay's offense. The return of Cooper Kupp (knee) shouldn't be a problem, considering Woods averaged 85.5 receiving yards and scored three TDs in Kupp's eight appearances last year. Woods sounds confident that his contract will be addressed next offseason, if not sooner.
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How do Robert Woods' 2018 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
93.1
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.43
 
% Team Air Yards
31.9%
 
% Team Targets
24.1%
 
Avg Depth of Target
11.4 Yds
 
Catch Rate
65.6%
 
Drop Rate
2.3%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
5.1
 
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Overall QB Rating Against
80.9
 
Cornerbacks
75.6
 
Safeties
91.6
 
Linebackers
83.0
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Robert Woods' measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 0"
 
Weight
195 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.51 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.47 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.15 sec
 
Vertical Jump
33.5 in
 
Broad Jump
117 in
 
Bench Press
14 reps
 
Hand Length
9.25 in
 
Arm Length
31.00 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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.
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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Totals 70 receiving yards
WRLos Angeles Rams
February 3, 2019
Woods caught five of 10 targets for 70 yards and added a five-yard carry during Sunday's 13-3 loss to the Patriots.
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Limited in NFC Championship
WRLos Angeles Rams
January 20, 2019
Woods brought in six of 10 targets for 33 yards during the Rams' 26-23 overtime over the Saints in Sunday's NFC Championship Game. He also lost three yards on two rushes.
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Team's leading receiver in win
WRLos Angeles Rams
January 12, 2019
Woods hauled in six of eight targets, collecting 69 receiving yards during Saturday's 30-22 win against the Cowboys.
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Quiet in regular-season finale
WRLos Angeles Rams
January 4, 2019
Woods caught two of his three targets for 24 yards during Sunday's regular-season finale against the 49ers. He also rushed once for one yard.
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Strikes through ground and air
WRLos Angeles Rams
December 23, 2018
Woods brought in six of seven targets for 89 yards and a touchdown and rushed twice for 15 yards and another score in the Rams' 31-9 win over the Cardinals on Sunday.
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