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The fourth week of the 2023 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Lions and it continues with 14 more games on Sunday, which means that the 28 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday.
2023 Los Angeles Rams Regular Season Overview
Next GameNext Game 10/01/2023 1:00 PM EST
Next OpponentNext Opponent IND Indianapolis Colts 
Standing (Division)Division Rank 3rd NFC West
WinsWins 1
LossesLosses 2
DrawsDraws 0
PPGPoints per Game 23
OPPGOpponent Points per Game 20.7
Head CoachHead Coach Sean McVay

Rotoworld Player News

  • LAR Wide Receiver #10
    When Kupp begins practicing the team will have a 21-day window to get him back on the field. McVay said earlier in the week that “the hope” is Kupp will return in Week 5, but the Rams can keep him sidelined for a few more weeks before playing him. His practice status will be one to monitor next week, but at least we know his return is nearing.
  • LAR Tight End #89
    McVay said Higbee, who has yet to practice this week, would do some stuff at practice on Friday. It sounds like Higbee will be listed as a limited participant in the Rams’ final practice session of the week. Higbee should be able to play through the issue, though it will be worth monitoring when the Rams release their inactives ahead of kickoff. Left tackle Alaric Jackson and wide receiver Ben Skowronek are also questionable.
  • LAR Tight End #89
    Higbee was set to be a free agent at the end of this season, but will now with the team through at least 2025. The 30-year-old tight end is in the middle of his eighth NFL season and has a receiving line of 11-132-0 through three games. Higbee is receiving $17 million in guaranteed money on his new extension, and can earn up to $30.5 million.
  • LAR Wide Receiver #17
    Per Sean McVay, Wednesday’s practice was a walkthrough, so Nacua’s limited tag is only an estimation of his status. He played through the oblique injury the past two weeks, so there is nothing to worry about. Nacua will remain on the WR1/2 border for his Week 4 matchup with the Colts.
  • LAR Tight End #89
    Per Sean McVay, Higbee’s status is an estimation as the Rams only held a walkthrough to start the week. Higbee’s status on Thursday will be more revealing, though McVay downplayed the issue on Wednesday, simply calling it soreness. As long as Higbee gets in a limited session before the end of the week, the veteran tight end should suit up on Sunday.
  • LAR Wide Receiver #10
    McVay said Kupp is making progress and ramping up his workload, so things are clearly moving in the right direction for the star receiver. Week 5 will be the first game he is eligible to play in after spending the minimum of four weeks on injured reserve. The Rams’ offense has gotten by with Puka Nacua and Tutu Atwell as its top options, but the return of Kupp will be a big boost for Matthew Stafford and the passing attack.
  • LAR Tight End #89
    Higbee maintained an elite snap rate but continued to stay in to block at a high rate to help an offensive line that struggled against the stunt blitz packages of Lou Anarumo’s swarming defense. He was able to flash his dependable hands when in a route, catching all five targets and leading the team in receiving until the final drive of the game. Fantasy managers are sure to want more considering the absence of Cooper Kupp from the lineup, but will have to make do with the adequate fantasy performance in full PPR settings in Week 3.
  • LAR Wide Receiver #17
    Nacua salvaged his fantasy outing with a 37-yard grab on the team’s final drive of the game to set up a one-yard score by Tutu Atwell. His showing was a far cry from the 35 combined targets he saw during the first two weeks of the season, but he still managed to lead the team in receiving for the third consecutive game. Nacua’s ability to shake loose over the middle of the field has been an integral piece of the offense in the absence of Cooper Kupp, the latter of whom could return as early as Week 5 against the Eagles.
  • LAR Wide Receiver #5
    Atwell’s day could have been much bigger but he was ruled to have stepped out of bounds at the two on a jet sweep in the first quarter and narrowly missed catching a second touchdown in the third quarter. His speed and joystick abilities were on full display against the Bengals, moved around the formation to generate mismatches against the swarming defense of Lou Anarumo. Atwell should remain an integral part of the offense even when Cooper Kupp makes his eventual return, which could come as early as Week 5 against the Eagles.
  • LAR Running Back #23
    Opposing defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo had Sean McVay’s number in this one, holding the Rams to just one third down conversion on the evening. That led to a reduced workload for Williams as the team was forced into catchup mode for most of the night. Williams saw a hefty seven targets but dropped one and was subject to off-target throws from Stafford. He saw 100 percent of the team’s available running back opportunities for the second consecutive week, meaning better days are likely ahead for the second-year back.