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Cooper Kupp will play in Week 9 vs. Buccaneers

We break down the news that Cooper Kupp is practicing Thursday. What it means for Week 9 and beyond.

Friday update: Kupp will play on Sunday against the Buccaneers.

Thursday update: Kupp is expected to log at least a limited practice Thursday, which sets him up to play in Week 9. He’ll likely have a designation heading into the weekend unless he can log a full practice Friday.

Wednesday update: Kupp did not practice with the Rams on Wednesday, but he participated in the team walk-through.

Monday press conference update: Rams head coach Sean McVay met with the media on Monday afternoon and addressed Kupp’s ankle status. He said Kupp is dealing with soft tissue swelling but no structural damage, and he anticipates Kupp will play on Sunday against the Bucs, per Sarah Barshop.

The Los Angeles Rams were blown out by the San Francisco 49ers in Week 8 and to add injury to insult, their star receiver sprained his ankle with the game out of reach. It does appear that Cooper Kupp has avoided the dreaded high-ankle sprain, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and is considered day-to-day as the Rams prepare to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Kupp, as you know, has been impossible to cover, even with defenses knowing he is most-likely to see the ball. Through 7 games, Kupp has 64 receptions for 686 yards and 5 touchdowns. He’s not on last year’s torrid pace, but he’s having another great season to be sure.

Fantasy football implications for Week 9

The Rams got Van Jefferson back last week and we saw Allen Robinson a bit more involved than usual If Kupp were to miss, those two along with tight end Tyler Higbee would be the main beneficiaries.