College: Alabama | 5 years
Height: 6'1" | Weight: 225 lbs
Birth Date: 6/17/1994
Depth Chart: WR2.1
2019 Bye Week: 8
Probable - Knee
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 WR
A trade to the Cowboys was just the thing to jumpstart Cooper's career. He had a huge finish to his season with the Cowboys, having 53 receptions for 725 yards and six touchdowns in nine games with Dallas. He hit the 1,000-yard mark for the season despite having just 280 years in six games with the Raiders. Cooper had three 100-yard games with the Dallas and at least four receptions all but a game. He will be the top target in this offense from day one this year. Cooper is just 25 years old and has 1,000-yard seasons three of four seasons in the NFL. Cooper is the complete package at receiver. Cooper gets in and out of his breaks with great speed. He makes a lot of plays downfield but also can be a top possession receiver because of his great hands. He has good strength for the position but doesn't play overly physical. Cooper has lacked some consistency in recent years but seemed to put that behind him last year with the Cowboys. Fantasy Outlook: Cooper is likely a top-10 fantasy receiver if he plays with the Cowboys all last year. We aren't sure he can sustain that play in this offense but should be considered a top-15 option. Look for around 85 receptions for 1,200 yards and near double-digit scores.
Once upon a time, Amari Cooper was the next great wide receiver, and then the 2017 season happened, in which Cooper was held to just 680 receiving yards and looked to be turning into a bust. But the Raiders dealt Cooper to the Dallas Cowboys during the 2018 season, and in nine games with Dallas, Cooper caught 53 passes for 725 yards and six touchdowns. The fourth-year wideout was finally starting to look like he was ready to fulfill the promise he showed early in his Raiders career. Now, Cooper is the unquestioned number-one option for the Dallas Cowboys and quarterback Dak Prescott, who looks to be on the upswing after a solid ending to his 2018 campaign. With a new offensive coordinator in tow as well in Dallas, the Cowboys offense could reach new heights in 2019, and the development of the Prescott and Cooper connection will be a huge piece of that. Yes, Coopers fantasy owners will have to assume the risk that the former Alabama receiver will revert to the inconsistent ways that plagued the end of his Oakland career, but its a good bet that hell be a dynamic part of the Cowboys offense this year, finally giving the team a successor to Dez Bryant as their top receiving threat on the outside. Consider him a WR2 with WR1 upside heading into 2019.
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Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 21.
Fantasy Spin: Cooper probably will be on the injury report for several more weeks but is in no danger of missing games. He will have a tough matchup this week but should still be a No. 2 receiver in all leagues.
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper (knee) was a full participant in practice on Wednesday. Cooper continues to battle through injuries this year, but he's fully expected to play in Week 12's showdown with the Patriots on the road. He'll likely be shadowed by shutdown cornerback Stephon Gilmore in this one, but Cooper is a must-start fantasy commodity as long as he's playing. With that said, Dallas' No. 1 wideout will be more of a low-end WR1 this weekend, and fantasy owners should temper expectations just a bit.
Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (knee) practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 20.
Fantasy Spin: Cooper had one of his worst games of the season against the Detroit Lions in Week 11. He caught three of eight targets for just 38 yards. He has a nightmare matchup Sunday against the New England Patriots, but he needs to be in lineups.
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper (knee) is a risky but potentially high-upside play in a Week 12 contest against the New England Patriots. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has already stated that Cooper is expected to play this week. He toughed it out last week, appearing on 55 percent of the offensive snaps. With another week to rest, he should be able to play a bit more in Week 12, but he'll have a much tougher matchup. The matchup against the Patriots Defense combined with the lingering injury and the chance of a re-aggravation make Cooper a risky play, but the fact that he's Amari Cooper gives him plenty of upside. He's not the top-tier WR1 he's been most weeks, but he's still somewhere on the bottom third of WR1 rankings this week.
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper (knee) is expected to play in Week 12 against the New England Patriots. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones himself is the source here, who said he expects his top wide receiver to play in a huge game against the 9-1 Patriots. Cooper played on just 55 percent of offensive snaps in Week 11, but Jones stating this early in the week that Cooper will play could be good news. Fantasy owners should keep a close eye on practice reports this week to see how limited Cooper is leading up to Sunday.
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper (knee) is "still fighting through" a knee injury that had him limited in practice last week. He looked to favor his knee on a seven-yard reception in the first quarter of Week 11's win over the Lions and played just 41 of 74 offensive snaps. Cooper was also being shadowed by cornerback Darius Slay, so that didn't help matters. It was a disappointment for Dallas' No. 1 wideout, as he caught just three passes for 38 yards in the win. Week 12 will be tough, too, with Stephen Gilmore and the Patriots on tap on the road. Cooper's injury and limited playing time last week is concerning, but he should remain a matchup-proof WR1 with the way he's played in 2019.
Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (knee) is still dealing with a knee injury and played only 41 of the 74 offensive snaps in the last game.
Fantasy Spin: Cooper likely will be limited during practice this week but should be able to play unless he suffers a setback. He should continue to be a starting option in all leagues as long as he is active for games.
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper (knee, ankle) was clearly not operating at 100% in Week 11. He ended up being on the field for just 56% of the team's offensive snaps, but the game plan still kept him somewhat involved, as he saw eight targets. He caught three of them, gaining 38 yards. Facing off against the New England Patriots elite defense next week, Cooper is more of a WR2 than his usual WR1-self for the next week.
Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (ankle, knee) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 15, but is not on the injury report for Week 11.
Fantasy Spin: Cooper probably will be limited during practice over the next few weeks but will not be in danger of missing any games. He should have success against the Detroit Lions and can be at least a No. 2 receiver in leagues.
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper (ankle, knee) said he's good to go for Week 11 against the Lions. Cooper has been limited this week with his injuries. He's been playing at less than 100 percent for most of the season, but his numbers haven't suffered at all and he's a top-10 fantasy wideout without a doubt. Cooper gets a weak Detroit secondary in Week 11 and should be considered a high-end fantasy option this weekend. He was on the injury report last week and still went over 100 yards and found the end zone.
Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (knee, ankle) declined to answer questions from the media Friday, Nov. 15, but he did proclaim himself good to go for the Week 11 matchup Sunday, Nov. 17, in Detroit.
Fantasy Spin: Cooper is coming off an outstanding Week 10, and remains an elite WR1 must-start when active.
Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (ankle, knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 14.
Fantasy Spin: Cooper will receive his normal workload this week even though he is on the injury report. He should be considered a No. 2 receiver in all fantasy leagues.
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper (ankle, knee) returned to a limited practice on Thursday after being held out on Wednesday. He should do more in practice on Friday and remains on track to play in Week 11 against the Lions. Cooper has battled through several injuries this year but has remained one of the most consistently productive receivers in the NFL. He'll be a high-end WR1 against a Lions secondary that has been one of the most generous units in the league against opposing wide receivers. Cooper is a must-start.
Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (ankle, knee) put in limited work on the side during practice Thursday, Nov. 14. Cooper is expected to be limited during this week but be ready to play Sunday in Week 11.
Fantasy Spin: It was much the same story a week ago when Cooper was limited during the week but played Sunday. He delivered an 11-catch, 147-yard, one-TD gem on 14 targets last Sunday night and must be locked in as a WR1 as long as he's active.
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper (ankle, knee) did not practice on Wednesday. The Cowboys are likely just resting their No. 1 wideout coming off an 11-catch, 147-yard, one-touchdown performance in the Sunday night loss to the Vikings. Cooper has four 100-yard games this year, including a 226-yard outing against the Packers, and seven touchdowns. He's been a top-10 wideout all season and is a must-start WR1 each and every week. Expect him to return to practice later this week and suit up in a juicy matchup against the Lions in Week 11.
Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (ankle, knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 13.
Fantasy Spin: Cooper likely will return to practice later in the week and should play in the Week 11 game. He should be at least a No. 2 receiver in fantasy leagues.
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper makes for an excellent fantasy starter in Week 11. Cooper and the Cowboys take on the Detroit Lions and their giving defense one week after Cooper caught 11 passes for 147 yards and a score against a much stronger Vikings secondary. Cooper should have an excellent game with an easier matchup and is currently ranked as the overall WR6 for Week 11.
Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (ankle, knee) had 11 receptions for 147 yards and a touchdown in the team's Week 10 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
Fantasy Spin: Cooper has been a steady contributor this season with just two games where he didn't either top 75 yards receiving or score a TD, and one of those was when he departed early on with an injury. He's emerged as a solid WR1 and is a must start in Week 11.
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper played an excellent game in Week 10, catching 11 passes for 147 yards and a touchdown. Cooper was targeted 14 times and made some amazing sideline catches in this one. His touchdown came on a 12-yard pass from Dak Prescott in the third quarter. Cooper's 11 catches and 14 targets led the team by a significant margin, with Randall Cobb's six catches and Michael Gallup's 10 targets coming next. Cooper is set up for another strong game next week against the Detroit Lions.
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper (knee) will play against the Minnesota Vikings. Cooper practiced Friday and was likely to play, so this news confirms it. He'll face off with the Vikings' ninth-ranked pass defense. The 25-year-old may be followed in coverage by Pro Bowl corner Xavier Rhodes. Still, Cooper is talented enough to be considered a must-start.