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Robert Woods
WR - LAR
Robert Woods
Robert Woods
WR - LAR
vs. DAL, Sun 8pm EDT
vs. NYJ, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 29th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 15# 42-
Best Rank# 6# 16-
Worst Rank# 32# 66-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. DAL vs. NYJ-
Matchup RatingThis is a 2 star matchup. WRs perform a little worse than their average vs DALThis is a 5 star matchup. WRs perform better than their average vs NYJ-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rec20.526.1
Rec Yds238.8287.2
Rec TD2.12.1
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total155.1103.8-
Avg Game9.77.4-
2019 Average9.77.4-
    
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09/13
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09/13
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09/13
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09/13
#15#44-
    
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09/09
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Yahoo! Sports
09/13
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09/07
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Alex BlickleA. Blickle
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09/13
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09/13
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Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
09/13
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Get Sports Info
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09/11
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09/12
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09/13
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BallBlast
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09/13
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09/10
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CBS Sports
09/12
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09/12
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09/04
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09/13
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09/13
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Matt HarmonM. Harmon
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09/12
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09/11
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09/11
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09/13
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Robert Woods
WR - LAR
Robert Woods
Robert Woods
WR - LAR
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. DAL vs. NYJ
Week 2 at PHI at MIA
Week 3 at BUF vs. LAR
Week 4 vs. NYG at LV
Week 5 at WAS at TEN
Week 6 at SF vs. KC
Week 7 vs. CHI at NYJ
Week 8 at MIA vs. NE
Week 9BYE WEEK vs. SEA
Week 10 vs. SEA at ARI
Week 11 at TBBYE WEEK
Week 12 vs. SF vs. LAC
Week 13 at ARI at SF
Week 14 vs. NE vs. PIT
Week 15 vs. NYJ at DEN
Week 16 at SEA at NE
Week 17 vs. ARI vs. MIA
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Robert Woods
WR - LAR
Robert Woods
Robert Woods
WR - LAR
2020 Points 
Week 111.97.5
Week 29.31.8
Week 316.411.6
Week 43.89.3
Week 513.112.2
Week 610.0
Week 72.5
Week 821.4
Week 99.8
Week 103.60.5
Week 1118.66.6
Week 128.80.4
Week 138.53.9
Week 143.110.8
Week 1515.67.6
Week 164.99.5
Week 173.612.3
Total155.1103.8
Average9.77.4
Player Targets Comparison
 
Robert Woods
WR - LAR
Robert Woods
Robert Woods
WR - LAR
2020 Targets 
Week 185
Week 253
Week 365
Week 479
Week 5514
Week 610
Week 75
Week 88
Week 95
Week 1061
Week 11155
Week 12121
Week 13116
Week 1485
Week 1575
Week 1695
Week 17713
Notes for Player Combination
 
Robert Woods
WR - LAR
Robert Woods
Robert Woods
WR - LAR
vs. DAL, Sun 8pm EDT
vs. NYJ, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Jacob Wayne
Lineups
After Todd Gurley and Brandin Cooks departed this offseason, Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp were let as the only proven skill position players on the roster. The Cowboys' passing defense should be worse this year after losing Byon Jones in free agency and this game could be a high-scoring shootout between two great offenses. Woods is a WR2 with an incredible baseline who could drift into WR1 territory this week.The Buccaneers allowed the most fantasy points per game to wide receivers last season and this game has one of the higher over/under totals on the week, making Sanders an intriguing flex option. The Bucs excel against the run, meaning the Saints will need to go to the air a fair amount. Sanders showed he still has plenty left in the tank last season with the 49ers and he'll be catching passes from a future first-ballot Hall of Famer in Drew Brees. Sanders should be viewed as a strong WR4/flex option with upside this week.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
There are a lot of questions about the running back and tight end positions, and even some with Cooper Kupp, but there's no question about Woods' involvement in the Rams offense. He's now played 43 games under Sean McVay and has seen at least seven targets in 33 of them. He saw a ridiculous 79 targets over the final seven games in 2019, too. The Cowboys lost their best cornerback Byron Jones this offseason and have a new defensive coordinator, so it's not wise to look at Woods' lack of a stat line last year against the Cowboys as proof he'll struggle. He caught just 4-of-9 targets for 17 scoreless yards in their meeting last year. The new coordinator for the Cowboys is Mike Nolan, and the last three years he was a defensive coordinator, his units finished 32nd, 27th, and 24th in total yards allowed. Start Woods as a WR2 this week who should fare much better this time around.He's now 33 years old and starting with a new team. It's not going to be an easy transition but playing with Drew Brees should make it a tad easier. It's also good to know that Sanders won't have to go against top-tier cornerbacks anymore. The Bucs are likely going to play sides and not shadow, but I'd expect Sanders to see the most of Sean Murphy-Bunting in coverage most of the time. He allowed 51-of-71 passing in his coverage last year, which is a high 71.8 percent catch-rate, but they only went for 10.4 yards per reception. That's right in Sanders' wheelhouse, but it's unlikely he gets enough targets to make a big impact in your fantasy lineup. He should be good for 4-6 targets and WR4/5-type production, though he doesn't come with a massive ceiling.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Dallas was a tough matchup for WRs last year, but Byron Jones is no longer in a Cowboys uniform. Chidobe Awuzie and Trevon Diggs are going to be tasked with slowing down this Rams passing attack and Woods has the advantage in this situation. This game could easily get out of control and points could be flying up on the board. Woods is a must-start option this week and is a solid WR2 with upside.Sanders is stepping into this offense as the clear WR2 behind Michael Thomas. MT will see all the targets he can handle in this matchup, which doesn't leave Sanders with much left over. If you do end up starting Sanders, you're hoping for a touchdown and that's not a great spot to be as a fantasy manager. Sanders is a WR5 this week.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Woods is more of a WR3 this week, he was horrible against Dallas last year with 9 targets, 4 receptions, 17 yards, and no touchdowns. Dallas is running a new defensive scheme, but the poor showing last year is cause for concern.