WR - LAR
Week 3 Outlook
Rams WR Tutu Atwell caught 8-of-12 targets for a team-high 62 yards in Saturday's defeat to Denver.
Atwell recorded a combined 16 receptions across the last two preseason games. He has certainly showcased his ability and likely deserves some playing time in his rookie season, but will remain off the fantasy radar as long as the Rams receiving corps is healthy.
Rams WR Tutu Atwell saw an impressive 13 targets on Saturday, catching eight of them for 46 yards while also getting a carry for -2 yards on the ground.
Atwell saw a big increase in usage this week after a lackluster preseason debut last week. He's making a case to be one of the better WRs on the Rams roster with this type of performance, but with an already crowded wide receiver corps, it's unlikely Atwell sees enough playing time unless an injury occurs. Still, it's a name to remember later in the season.
Tutu Atwell caught two of four targets for 21 yards and returned a punt for no gain in the Rams' 13-6 preseason loss to the Chargers on Saturday night.
Atwell is a second-round pick by the Rams this year and is looking to earn a role in the passing game and should play on special teams. At this point, Atwell is only worth stashing in deeper leagues and dynasty formats.
Los Angeles Rams rookie WR Tutu Atwell (Reserve/COVID) has been activated from the league's reserve/COVID list after being placed on it back on July 26th, per Lindsey Thiry.
Atwell was acquired early by Sean McVay and the Rams' front office, going off the draft board as the 57th overall selection in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft. He possesses extreme high-end speed and racked up 18 touchdowns in his final two seasons at the University of Louisville, where he averaged 18.4 yards per reception on 69 receptions for 1,272 yards to lead the ACC during his sophomore season. He barely stands at 5'9" and 160 pounds but is an absolute weapon in open space and downfield, adding another weapon to quarterback Matthew Stafford's arsenal in 2021.
Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports that Rams WR Tutu Atwell was placed on the Reserve/COVID list.
Atwell is the first Rams player to be placed on the COVID-19 list this season. An outstanding college player, the Rams selected him in the second round with hopes he will make an immediate impact. If Atwell is vaccinated, he will be able to return to the team after testing negative twice 24 hours apart. If he is unvaccinated, he will have to quarantine for 10 days, which is the same rule the NFL instituted last year when a player tested positive for COVID-19.