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News: 5 days agoReynolds caught three of six targets for 32 yards during Monday's 27-24 win over Tampa Bay.
Spin: The fourth-year receiver is up to a respectable 19 receptions, 222 yards and a touchdown on 33 targets over the past four weeks. While he didn't deliver a big fantasy showing Monday, Reynolds remained involved and actually played the second most offensive snaps (65 of 72) among Los Angeles wide receivers. His 18-yard catch in the third quarter also set up the Rams' touchdown to pull ahead 24-17. Additionally, quarterback Jared Goff looked his way twice more on deep routes following the TD. All said, Reynolds appears locked into a prominent role, but he's probably one of the least talented options in the Los Angeles passing attack. It's worth noting that Goff looked rookie Van Jefferson's way for a touchdown in the second quarter to tie the game at 14-14.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: After spending three seasons as a reserve, Reynolds finally has a shot at a solidified offensive role following the Rams' trade of Brandin Cooks to Houston. Despite the promotion, expectations should be tempered. For starters, Reynolds' efficiency hasn't been great on his 120 career targets (51% catch rate, 6.9 YPT). Additionally, Sean McVay adjusted his scheme in the second half of last season, pivoting from using "11" personnel a league-high 90% of the time when passing during Weeks 1-13 to just 75% of the time (15th highest in the NFL) during the final month. That change led to reduced roles for the team's secondary receivers and a larger role for TE Tyler Higbee. A potential boost in targets puts Reynolds on the late-round flier radar, but he'll need to fend off rookie Van Jefferson -- and this offense is no longer likely to support three fantasy-relevant wideouts.