College: Alabama | 6 years
Height: 6'1" | Weight: 225 lbs
Birth Date: 6/17/1994
2020 Bye Week: 10
Total Pts: 246.5
Avg Pts: 15.41
Rank: 10 WR
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Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper had 15 receptions on targets of 20-plus yards downfield in 2019, which tied for second in the league among pass-catchers.
Fantasy Spin: Cooper's deep-threat role could become even more cemented this season with the addition of CeeDee Lamb, who is expected to work more underneath. Translation: Cooper may not have as many receptions but a higher percentage should be big plays, keeping his low-end WR1 stock locked in.
Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper could play more from the slot with the Cowboys drafting WR CeeDee Lamb in the first round Thursday, April 23, according to one NFL personnel analyst.
Fantasy Spin: Cooper hit career highs with 1,189 yards and eight TDs on 119 targets and 79 receptions in 2019, and while his efficiency might go up with the addition of Lamb -- who can also play in the slot -- it's hard to imagine his volume increasing with another prime target joining him and fellow wideout Michael Gallup. Cooper remains a low-end WR1 who now possesses a lower floor.
Washington Redskins head coach Ron Rivera said Tuesday, April 7, the team pursued Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper in free agency. 'Amari is somebody that we chased and we chased very hard. ... We would have loved to have him.'
Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper's five-year, $100 million contract extension includes a signing bonus of $10 million with fully guaranteed salaries of $10 million in 2020 and $20 million in 2021. His 2022 salary of $20 million is guaranteed for injury, but there is a potential out following the 2022 season with only $6 million in dead money.
Fantasy Spin: Cooper, who'll turn 26 years old this summer, should have more than three productive seasons left in him. He'll remain a mid-tier WR1 for the foreseeable future in all formats, including dynasty leagues.
The Dallas Cowboys re-signed wide receiver Amari Cooper to a five-year, $100 million deal. Cooper will stay with the team where he's had the most success, although he's been somewhat inconsistent in his time in Dallas. With Michael Gallup still around, Cooper will still be the top passing game option, but he has the tendency to disappear "when it counts". He remains a fantasy WR1, as the Cowboys seem to be returning most of their offense for the 2020 season.
Free-agent WR Amari Cooper intends to re-sign a five-year, $100 million deal with the Dallas Cowboys, league sources said Monday, March 16.
Fantasy Spin: The Cowboys are figuring out a way to keep the band together. He jelled nicely with QB Dak Prescott in his first full season in Dallas, posting 79 receptions (on 119 targets) for career bests of 1,189 yards and eight touchdowns. He also played in all 16 games for the third time in his five-year career.
The Dallas Cowboys will be aggressive in trying to re-sign impending free-agent wide receiver Amari Cooper. Now that the Cowboys used the franchise tag on quarterback Dak Prescott, as expected, it's looking like Cooper will hit the open market on Wednesday. But the Cowboys will make a strong run at retaining him after he posted his third 1,000-yard season with 79 catches and eight touchdowns in 2019. The 25-year-old is definitely a WR1 and has plenty of upside in Dallas with Prescott throwing him the ball, so going elsewhere in free agency could make him more of a risky WR1 target, depending on where he lands.
Dallas Cowboys impending free-agent WR Amari Cooper could receive interest from the Denver Broncos if he hits the free-agent market, in the opinion of Denver7's Troy Renck.
Fantasy Spin: The Broncos will be looking to add a starting receiver this offseason but likely would have a lot of competition if Cooper is available in free agency. Cooper will be a focal point in the passing game wherever he signs and should be a weekly starting option in fantasy leagues.
The Dallas Cowboys have met with the agent of WR Amari Cooper twice since the end of the NFL scouting combine regarding a contract extension, according to a source, although financial proposals are not known.
Fantasy Spin: Cooper and the Cowboys are in a holding pattern because a potential collective bargaining agreement could be finalized soon but he is expected to seek one of the most lucrative contracts for a wide receiver. He will turn 26 years old in June, meaning he is about to enter the prime of his career, and should be a WR1 candidate in all fantasy formats next season.
Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper, a pending free agent, reiterated Thursday, March 5, that he is hoping to sign a long-term deal with the team. 'I love being a Dallas Cowboy,' Cooper said Thursday on 105.3 The Fan. 'I think about it almost every day. Just the aura of being a Dallas Cowboy, you can't beat it. I want to be a Dallas Cowboy for life.'
Fantasy Spin: Cooper finished seventh among fantasy wideouts with 167.5 total points last season and has scored 14 TDs in 25 career games with the Cowboys, averaging 5.3 receptions and 76.6 receiving yards per contest. With Cooper turning 26 in June, he's just entering his prime, and he remains a no-doubt WR1, especially if he remains in Dallas.
Dallas Cowboys impending free-agent wide receiver Amari Cooper said he wants "to be a Cowboy for life." "I love being a Dallas Cowboy. I love everything about it. I think about it every day," Cooper said. "Just the aura of being a Dallas Cowboy, you can't beat it." With Dallas expected to use the franchise tag on quarterback Dak Prescott, the Cowboys will have to work out an extension with Cooper to keep him around. Cooper led the Cowboys in catches (79), receiving yards (1,189) and touchdowns (eight) in 2019. Losing him to the open market would be bad news for Prescott's fantasy upside moving forward. Similarly, Cooper's stock as a top-10 fantasy wideout might take a hit if he leaves Dallas.
Dallas Cowboys impending free-agent WR Amari Cooper is being recruited by fellow University of Alabama alumni who currently play for the Washington Redskins, according to John Keim of ESPN.com.
Fantasy Spin: Although the smart money remains on Cooper remaining with the Cowboys, he figures be the No. 1 option wherever he signs. That being said, he would likely slip into the WR2 tier for fantasy purposes if he lands in Washington and trades Dak Prescott for Dwayne Haskins.
Dallas Cowboys impending free-agent WR Amari Cooper is expected to see contract talks with the Cowboys intensify in the near future, according to a source.
Fantasy Spin: The Cowboys plan to use the franchise tag on Dak Prescott, so Cooper is on track to hit the free-agent market if the two sides are not able to reach an agreement. He will be a starting receiver no matter where he plays in 2020 and is at least a No. 2 fantasy receiver.
The Dallas Cowboys met with wide receiver Amari Cooper's representatives on Thursday night, according to a source. The Cowboys want to reach long-term deals with both Cooper and quarterback Dak Prescott. Talks with Cooper should intensify before the start of free agency on March 18, but the transition tag is likely off the table. If the Cowboys use the franchise tag on Prescott, who is the bigger priority, there's a good chance that Cooper reaches the open market. He was a top-10 fantasy wideout in 2019 despite fighting through nagging injuries for much of the season. If he stays with Prescott in Dallas, Cooper will remain a strong WR1.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said that defensive end Robert Quinn is "the real deal" and is "hopeful that we can do something to keep him." Quinn's contract is set to expire on March 18. The 29-year-old had 11.5 sacks in his first year in Dallas, but there's a good chance he'll reach the open market. He was a Pro Bowler in 2013-14 and was a first-team All-Pro for the Rams in 2013 when he recorded a career-high 19 sacks. The Cowboys have other pressing business in trying to re-sign both quarterback Dak Prescott and wide receiver Amari Cooper to long-term extensions.
Representatives of Dallas Cowboys impending free-agent WR Amari Cooper met with the team Thursday, Feb. 27, at the NFL Scouting Combine, according to a source. The Cowboys stressed their goal is to reach long-term deals with both Cooper and QB Dak Prescott. The transition tag is likely not an option for Cooper.
Dallas Cowboys impending free-agent WR Amari Cooper and WR Randall Cobb hopefully will return to the team next season, according to head coach Mike McCarthy.
Fantasy Spin: Cooper probably will receive the franchise tag or transition tag this offseason if the two sides are not able to reach a deal in the next few weeks. He should be a weekly starting option in all fantasy leagues in 2020. Cobb had a bounce back season in 2019 and should receive interest if he hits free agency. He could be a No. 3 receiver or flex option in leagues.
Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy said the team would like to keep impending free-agent wide receivers Amari Cooper and Randall Cobb. Cooper is the bigger priority as the team's No. 1 receiver, but things are complicated this offseason, as the Cowboys' biggest priority is getting franchise quarterback Dak Prescott signed to a long-term extension. Cooper battled through nagging injuries in 2019 but managed to play a full season and caught 79 passes for a career-high 1,189 yards and eight touchdowns. Cobb would be more of a luxury to keep around after he had 55 receptions for 828 yards and three scores in his first year in Dallas. Cooper finished as a top-10 fantasy wideout in 2019 and would be firmly in the WR1 conversation if he remains in Dallas.
Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott has averaged 8.2 yards per attempt and a passer rating of 102.3 with WR Amari Cooper on the field compared to averages of 7.0 yards per attempt and a passer rating of 89.5 with Cooper off the field.
Fantasy Spin: The Cowboys still need to work out contracts with Prescott and Cooper, but both players are expected to be back, either on long-term deals or via the franchise and transition tags. Assuming the duo stays put, Prescott will enter 2020 as a midrange QB1 while Cooper will be a WR1 candidate.
Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper, a pending free agent, could wind up with the Philadelphia Eagles if he isn't re-signed by the Cowboys, in the opinion of NFL Network analyst David Carr.
Fantasy Spin: Cooper finished as fantasy's No. 7 wideout last season and has ranked among the league's elite since arriving in Dallas via trade midway through the 2018 season. That said, it's tough to imagine the Cowboys failing to retain Cooper, but Jerry Jones & Co. have a number of other financial decisions to make as well, including a potential new contract for QB Dak Prescott, so this situation definitely bears watching.