College: Alabama | 3 years
Height: 6'1" | Weight: 210 lbs
Birth Date: 6/17/1994
2018 Bye Week: 7
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 WR
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Oakland Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper bulked up to 225 pounds in the offseason, after being listed at 210 pounds last year, according to an interview with Coach Jon Gruden on NFL Network. Cooper is coming off his worst season a pro, where he was held under 1,000 yards for the first time in his three-year career. Cooper did have seven touchdowns, which was a career high, but he posted only 48 yards per game, which was a career low. Cooper is projected to be the focus of the passing game, as he is firmly the number one receiver for the Raiders. Last season he averaged nearly seven targets per game, giving him strong fantasy value in PPR formats, which is what we should be expecting this season. The potential worry with him comes from his 10.4% drop rate last season, causing him to leave fantasy points on the field.
Oakland Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper is up to 225 pounds this year, head coach Jon Gruden said on NFL Network. That is 14 pounds heavier than Cooper was at the combine in 2015. "We're going to move him all over the place. … He is smart, he's elusive, he can run after the catch. We've got to get more ways to get him the football," Gruden said. The added weight shouldn't be negative for Cooper, and he should be in line for a bounce-back season under Gruden if he can stay healthy.
Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper (hamstring) did not participate in practice Tuesday, May 29, because of the hamstring injury he suffered last week.
Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper said he has been learning a lot from WR Jordy Nelson.
Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper (hamstring) left organized team activities early Tuesday, May 22, with a hamstring ailment, according to head coach Jon Gruden.
The Oakland Raiders exercised wide receiver Amari Cooper's fifth-year option on Monday. Even after posting career lows in catches (48) and yards (680) in 2017, the Raiders had planned to do this all along. With Michael Crabtree now out of the picture in Oakland, Cooper is expected to become even more of a focal point on offense under new head coach Jon Gruden. That could make Cooper in line for a bounce-back season as a value play in fantasy drafts this fall.
Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper's fifth-year option was officially exercised Monday, April 23.
Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper is expected to have his fifth-year option picked up soon, according to a source.
Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said the team has been in touch with wide receiver Amari Cooper's agent about extending his fifth-year option. McKenzie said the team is focused on the draft but that "we like Amari." The third-year wideout rubbed his fantasy owners the wrong way in 2017 by posting career lows in receptions (48) and yards (680) after reaching 1,000 yards his first two years in the NFL. He ranked third in the league in dropped passes, but he also wasn't 100 percent healthy for much of the year. With new head coach Jon Gruden in town and with better health, Cooper should be the focal point of the offense and could be in for a bounce-back season as a fantasy value pick.
Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper's agent has been in contact with the Raiders about Cooper's contract situation, according to general manager Reggie McKenzie. The Raiders will have to decide this offseason whether to exercise the fifth-year option in Cooper's contract.
Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden reiterated his plans on WR Amari Cooper being a central figure of the offense this season Monday, April 2, and went one step further by suggesting Cooper reminds him of a 'young Tim Brown.' 'I said it when he came out of Alabama, that he reminded me of a young Tim Brown. He has that type of game speed. He's elusive, and has a wide range of routes he can run. ? We're going to make him the main vein of our passing offense and move him around a lot,' Gruden said.
Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden said he expects wide receiver Amari Cooper to be "the focal point of our offense" in 2018. Coming off a disappointing season in which he had career lows in catches and yards in his third season, Cooper will be a value candidate in drafts for a potential bounce-back year under a new coaching staff. He posted less than 10 yards in a game five times and only went over 100 yards three times. Michael Crabtree is slated to return as the No. 2 wideout, which should continue to take some pressure off of Cooper.
Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper will be the focal point of Oakland's offense in 2018, according to head coach Jon Gruden.