College: Alabama | 5 years
Height: 6'1" | Weight: 225 lbs
Birth Date: 6/17/1994
Depth Chart: WR2.1
2019 Bye Week: 8
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.
|No Playoff Match Up|
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper made just one catch in Week 15, gaining only 19 yards. Cooper was only targeted twice in a game where Dak Prescott attempted only 23 passes. The Dallas offense was able to destroy the Rams with the ground game, so they had little need to air it out. Cooper's hugely disappointing game likely knocked more than a few fantasy teams out of the playoffs.
Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (knee) fully participate in practice Friday, Dec. 13, and is not on the injury report for Week 15.
Fantasy Spin: Cooper has recorded 14 receptions and 168 yards over the last two games and will continue to be the main option in the passing game for the Cowboys. He is a must-start option in all fantasy leagues.
Dallas Cowboys LB Leighton Vander Esch (neck) did not participate in practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 15 against the Los Angeles Rams. LB Sean Lee (pectoral, thigh) also did not practice all week, while DE Michael Bennett (foot) did not practice Friday, Dec. 13; both players are listed as questionable. WR Ventell Bryant (knee) did not practice Friday but is expected to play. OT La'el Collins (knee), WR Amari Cooper (knee), S Jeff Heath (shoulder), CB Byron Jones (hip), P Chris Jones (abdomen), OG Zack Martin (elbow, ankle), RB Tony Pollard (ankle), QB Dak Prescott (hand), OT Tyron Smith (Achilles), S Darian Thompson (biceps) and DT Antwaun Woods (knee) participated fully in practice Friday and no longer appear on the injury report.
Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (knee) participated in full at practice Thursday, Dec. 12.
Fantasy Spin: Cooper will likely face the defensive coverage of Los Angeles Rams CB Jalen Ramsey, and we've already seen him completely shut down by a top corner in New England Patriots CB Stephon Gilmore earlier this season. Fantasy managers should expect a below-average performance.
Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 11.
Fantasy Spin: Cooper has posted at least 80 yards in five of the last seven games and has been targeted 19 times over the last two games. He is a must-start option in all fantasy leagues.
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper is a solid choice in any Week 15 fantasy lineup. Cooper looked a bit slow in Week 14 due to his previous injuries, but he'll have had 10 days to heal up even more before the Cowboys take on the Rams on Sunday afternoon. With the Cowboys offense struggling somewhat of late and Jalen Ramsey likely attached to Cooper all day, Cooper's usual upside is a bit limited, making him more of a high-end WR2 this week.
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper scored a fourth quarter touchdown in a Week 14 loss to the Chicago Bears. Cooper caught six passes for 83 yards on a total of eight targets. Cooper's six catches tied for the team lead, and his was the only receiving touchdown of the night for Dallas. His score came on a nice 19-yard pass from Dak Prescott near the end of the fourth quarter. Cooper showed some signs of still working through the injuries that have limited him of late, but he was still able to get work done against a strong Chicago defense.
Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper caught six of his eight passes for 83 yards and a touchdown in a 31-24 loss to the Chicago Bears in Week 14.
Fantasy Spin: Cooper has been bothered by a minor knee injury, but he seems to be rounding back into his WR1 form. He has topped 80 yards in back-to-back games, scoring for the first time since Week 10.
Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4, and is not on the injury report for Week 14.
Fantasy Spin: Cooper should continue to be the main option in the passing game for the Cowboys and is a must-start option in all fantasy leagues.
Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (knee) remained a full participant at practice Tuesday, Dec. 3.
Fantasy Spin: Cooper rebounded from his Week 12 shutout against the New England Patriots to catch eight of 11 targets for 85 yards against the Buffalo Bills on Thanksgiving. He hasn't found the end zone since Week 10, but he has a quality matchup in Week 14 against a Chicago Bears pass defense which was roasted by Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay on Thanksgiving.
Dallas Cowboys S Jeff Heath (shoulder), LB Sean Lee (pectoral, non-injury), LB Leighton Vander Esch (neck), DT Antwaun Woods (knee) and RB Tony Pollard (ankle) did not practice Tuesday, Dec. 3. DL Michael Bennett (foot), WR Randall Cobb (illness), OT La'el Collins (knee), OG Zack Martin (elbow, ankle), OT Tyron Smith (Achilles) and S Darian Thompson (arm) were limited. WR Amari Cooper (knee) and CB Byron Jones (hip) practiced in full.
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper has been a WR1 almost all season, but he'll be more of a limited-upside WR2 for the first week of the fantasy playoffs. Cooper seems to still be struggling with a knee injury despite logging full practices and undergoing an MRI that showed no structural damage. Besides all that, he takes on the Bears Defense in Chicago on Thursday Night Football this week. The Bears have been a nightmare to opposing wide receivers, leaving Cooper ranked somewhere between WR15-25 this week.
Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (knee) fully participated in practice Monday, Dec. 2.
Fantasy Spin: Cooper has posted at least 80 yards in four of the last six games and continues to be the main option in the passing game. He should be a starting option in all leagues this week.
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper (knee) was a full participant in practice on Monday. "Its healed better than I thought it would. Im good to go," Cooper said. Cooper has fought through a handful of injuries this year but hasn't missed any games and remains productive for fantasy owners. Against a Bears Defense that is much better against the run, Cooper will remain a high-end WR1 on Thursday night. He should be good to go unless he has a setback in the next two days.
There has been no progress on new deals for Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, wide receiver Amari Cooper and cornerback Byron Jones, who are all eligible for free agency after this season, according to sources. Prescott has built a case to become the highest paid quarterback in the league and he's the team's priority. The only way Cooper doesn't hit the market is if the franchise tag is placed on him, and Dallas could easily use it on Prescott. Jones, a former first-rounder, will be positioned well on the open market with years of experience at safety and corner. It's looking likely that he will be playing elsewhere in 2020. If Cooper leaves, Michael Gallup would be the No. 1 wideout in Dallas.
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper (knee) is expected to play in Week 14 against the Bears next Thursday, according to head coach Jason Garrett. Cooper tweaked his knee late in the Thanksgiving Day loss to the Bills, but he was able to return in the game and should be able to play through yet another ailment this year. Despite his nagging injuries in 2019, Cooper hasn't missed a game and has put up consistent, elite numbers for his fantasy owners. Even in a tough draw against Chicago's defense, Cooper will remain firmly in the WR1 mix.
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper's (knee) MRI exam on his left knee showed no structural damage, according to a source. Cooper took a hit to his knee in the fourth quarter of the Thanksgiving Day loss to the Bills but was able to return to the game. He was limping noticeably after the game, though, which prompted the MRI exam on Friday. Cooper has played through heel, ankle, knee and quadriceps injuries this year but has remained productive and hasn't missed a game. He had eight catches on 11 targets for 85 yards on Thursday, and he'll remain a WR1 despite a tough matchup next Thursday against the Bears.
Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (knee) did not suffer any structural damage to his left knee, according to results from an MRI on Friday, Nov. 29.
Fantasy Spin: Good news for Cooper who took a shot to his knee during Thanksgiving's loss to the Bills but was able to return and finish eight catches for 85 yards on 11 targets. We'll monitor his status over the next week, but he should be ready to plug in his usual WR1 role.
Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (knee) will undergo an MRI Friday, Nov. 29, after leaving late in the game Thursday, Nov. 28, due to a knee injury.
Fantasy Spin: Cooper caught eight of 11 targets for 85 yards before his departure. It was a strong bounce-back outing after being held without a catch against the New England Patriots in Week 12. The Cowboys play against next Thursday against the Chicago Bears.
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper caught eight passes in Week 13, gaining 85 yards. Cooper was unable to score on Thanksgiving, but it was good to see him heavily involved in the passing game. He led the team in catches, targets, and yards. After a pair of rough outings, fantasy owners are likely feeling a bit better about Cooper in the fantasy playoffs. They'll have another tough challenge next Thursday against the Chicago Bears, though.