College: Alabama | 5 years
Height: 6'1" | Weight: 225 lbs
Birth Date: 6/17/1994
Depth Chart: WR2.1
2019 Bye Week: 8
Questionable - knee, ankle
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 (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.
Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (ankle, knee) is officially active for the team's Week 10 game.
Fantasy Spin: Cooper should receive his normal workload this week against the Minnesota Vikings and can be a No. 2 receiver in fantasy leagues.
Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (ankle, knee) is expected to play in Week 10's game against the Minnesota Vikings, according to a source.
Fantasy Spin: Cooper was listed as questionable on the injury report after logging two limited practice sessions during the week because of a bruised knee. He should be viewed as a low-end WR1 or high-end WR2 in most fantasy formats because of the challenging matchup.
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper (knee/ankle) is listed as questionable for Dallas's Sunday night meeting with the Minnesota Vikings, but ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Cooper is expected to play. While the Vikings boast some very good cornerbacks, Cooper has recorded at least four catches in every full game he's played. He's a weekly must-start with a decently high floor.
Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (ankle, knee) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 8, and is listed as questionable for Week 10.
Fantasy Spin: Cooper is expected to play this week, but fantasy players should monitor the situation over the next few days. He will be facing a tough defense if he plays but can still be a No. 2 receiver in most fantasy leagues.
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper (knee) is expected to return to practice on Friday and play on Sunday night against the Vikings. Cooper underwent an MRI exam earlier this week, which revealed only a bruised knee, according to a source. The team's top wideout injured himself last week and aggravated the knee on Monday night, but he should be just fine to play in Week 10 and will remain a strong WR1 in the matchup against the Vikings at home. Seeing him return to practice on Friday will ease any concerns his owners might have had going into the weekend.
Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (knee, ankle) has bruised knee, according to a source detailing the results of an MRI that Cooper had Wednesday, Nov. 6. Cooper did not practice Thursday, Nov. 7, but is expected to return Friday and play Sunday in Week 10.
Fantasy Spin: Good news and prognosis for Cooper who looks good to go as a WR1 this week against the Vikings. Just double-check his status Friday and again on Sunday.
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper (knee) underwent an MRI exam on Wednesday and is visiting with a doctor on Thursday to discuss the results. Cooper hurt his knee last week and aggravated it on Monday night. It's definitely something worth watching as we get later into the week, and there's now a chance that he might not play on Sunday night against the Vikings. If that were to happen, Michael Gallup and Randall Cobb would be the team's top two wideouts against the Vikings. Cooper has been one of the most consistent receivers on the year, so losing the WR1 would be a big blow for the Cowboys and fantasy owners. Check back on Friday to see if he's able to return to practice.
Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (knee, ankle) underwent an MRI on his knee Wednesday, Nov. 6, and is not expected to practice Thursday. Head coach Jason Garrett said Thursday that the MRI was precautionary and is optimistic about Cooper's chances of playing Sunday night in Week 10.
Fantasy Spin: Friday should be a more telling day for Cooper and his status, and hopefully we won't have to wait until pregame Sunday night to see if can lock him in to his usual WR1 slot.
Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (ankle, knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 6.
Fantasy Spin: Cooper should be able to play this week despite the injuries, but fantasy players can check on his status later in the week. He has posted at least 80 yards in three of the last four games and should be at least a No. 2 receiver in fantasy leagues.
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper (knee) didn't practice on Wednesday, but the expectation is that he'll play on Sunday night against the Vikings. Cooper hurt his knee in practice last week and jammed it into the turf in the Monday night win over the Giants. He has also worked through heel, ankle and quadriceps injuries this year and has remained productive with 42 catches (57 targets) for 701 yards and six touchdowns in eight games this year. He's the No. 7 fantasy wideout in standard scoring with 106.1 points on the season. Cooper will remain a strong WR1 heading into Sunday's matchup with Minnesota.
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper is set up for a big game in Week 10. The Cowboys host the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday Night Football, and wide receivers have been the only ones to succeed against the Vikings Defense. They should be able to shut down the running game as they have all year, forcing the Cowboys to throw, where Cooper will undoubtedly be the featured receiver. There's always the chance that this ends up a very low scoring game with few relevant fantasy players, but Cooper is the safest bet to be that relevant fantasy player. He's in the top half of WR1 rankings this week.
Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper finished with four grabs for a game-high 80 yards and a touchdown in Week 9 against the New York Giants. Cooper left the game briefly in the first half, but was able to return and excel.
Fantasy Spin: Cooper was limited to three snaps due to an injury at MetLife Stadium earlier in the season against the New York Jets, so he'll be glad he doesn't have to see this stadium the rest of the year or its black cats. Next up is a visit from the Minnesota Vikings in Week 10.
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper made just four catches in Week 9, but he made them count, gaining 80 yards and scoring a touchdown. Cooper was targeted seven times in what ended up being an easy win for the Cowboys. His touchdown came on a 45-yard pass from Dak Prescott in the fourth quarter. Cooper continues to play well and should be a WR1 any time he's on the field.
Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (ankle) practiced in full Saturday, Nov. 2.
Fantasy Spin: Cooper seems set for Monday night's game against the New York Giants. He caught all five of his targets for 106 yards against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 7 before the Cowboys' bye and should be clear for another high-end WR2 performance.
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper said he'd prefer to wait until after the season to revisit contract-extension talks. There hasn't been much going on between Cooper and the Cowboys of late. There's no rush to get anything done in the middle of the season, and the Cowboys still need to consider an extension for quarterback Dak Prescott. Cooper ranks eighth at his position in standard-scoring formats with 92.1 fantasy points entering Week 9. The Giants allow the third most fantasy points per game (28.6) to receivers, so he has a cake matchup on Monday night. Treat him as a top-three fantasy wideout this week.
Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper said he would like to hold off on the contract extension talks until after the season.
Fantasy Spin: Cooper will be a free agent after the season, so the Cowboys likely will try to sign him before the start of free agency. Cooper has been the main option in the passing game for the Cowboys this season and should be a weekly starting option in all leagues.
Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 1.
Fantasy Spin: Cooper is coming off his third 100-yard game of the season and should have a favorable matchup this week. He can be a No. 1 or No. 2 receiver in all fantasy leagues.