WR Amari Cooper - Dallas Cowboys

6-1, 211Born: 6-18-1994College: AlabamaDrafted: Round 1, pick 2015

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News you need to know

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 16): Cooper gets a bump for the next 2-4 weeks as the clear #1 while Michael Gallup is out.

General News (Thu Sep 19): practiced fully on Thursday.

Week 3: vs Miami Dolphins

All WR vs MIA

FBG says: Great matchup. Dak Prescott continued his impressive start to the season last week, passing for three touchdowns and 269 yards as he completed a stellar 86.7 percent of his 30 pass attempts. Prescott now has seven touchdowns to start the season as he has looked like one of the top quarterbacks in the league under his new offensive coordinator Kellen Moore. Amari Cooper found the end zone for the second straight week, but he actually finished third in targets behind both Randall Cobb and Michael Gallup as Prescott was spreading the ball around. His top target for the season has been Michael Gallup, who looked impressive last week before suffering a meniscus injury that will sideline him for multiple weeks. Gallup's absence will open the door for Devin Smith to at least temporarily see more playing time. Smith burst onto the scene last week as he hauled in all three of his targets for 74 yards, including a 51-yard touchdown reception on which he showed off his flashy speed. Jason Witten also remains a key cog in this offense. He has been targeted twice in the red zone in back-to-back games and converted on one of those opportunities in each week as he has notched two touchdowns already. After the Dolphins allowed 102 points scored and a league-leading 32.7 fantasy points per game to quarterbacks through the first two weeks, one would think things could not get much worse for this defense. However, the Dolphins decided to trade away one of their top playmaking defensive backs Minkah Fitzpatrick to the Steelers earlier this week. This makes an already thin defense even thinner, as Fitzpatrick was about as versatile as they come at the defensive back position. They still have a talented young cornerback in Xavien Howard, but the rest of this secondary along with a ho-hum defensive line represents an extreme liability that should have the Cowboys passing offense licking its chops.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLPts
1 vs NYG 52 0 0 0 9 6.0 106 1 0 16.6
2 at WAS 64 0 0 0 5 4.0 44 1 0 10.4
3 vs MIA PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 5.5 * * * *
3 vs MIA PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 5.3 * * * *
3 vs MIA PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 5.0 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36

Percentile ranks

Amari Cooper's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 2 vs WAS (5 / 4 / 44 / 1 rec)

Cooper's five targets were third among Dallas' wide receivers against Washington. Cooper was efficient on his opportunities, however, with a red zone touchdown (defender jumped the route, whiffed on the interception attempt, and Cooper walked into the end zone) and deep in-cut reception as his highlights. Cooper did log a holding penalty on a Tony Pollard touchdown run to wipe off the scoring play and had a comeback route drop.

2019 Week 1 vs NYG (9 / 6 / 106 / 1 rec)

Cooper's route-running acumen was on display against the Giants as he led the team in targets. Cooper produced on all three levels of the field (short, intermediate, deep), including two deep receptions as a backbone to his production against the Giants. Cooper added two drops, both on slant routes, as Prescott was hyper-accurate on mostly of his throws. Dallas' passing game was white-hot against the Giants and looks to keep the momentum against Washington in Week 2.

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Latest News

Cowboys | Amari Cooper fully practices (Thu Sep 19, 05:50 PM) - Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (foot) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 19.

Our View: Cooper's preseason heel issue has been a nonfactor. He's a must start even though he'll tangle with Xavien Howard at least some of the time. Michael Gallup's absence could help him get more targets vs. Miami.
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Cowboys | Amari Cooper practices in full (Wed Sep 18, 06:25 PM) - Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (foot) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 18.

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Cowboys | Amari Cooper not on injury list (Fri Sep 13, 07:33 PM) - Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (foot) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 13, and is not on the injury report for Week 2.

Our View: Cooper preseason injury worries appear to be behind him. He's a WR1 play against the Washington secondary that the Eagles took apart last week.
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Cowboys | Dallas' Week 2 injury report (Fri Sep 13, 04:00 PM) - Dallas Cowboys WR Tavon Austin (concussion) and LB Luke Gifford (ankle) were unable to practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 2 versus the Washington Redskins. DE Tyrone Crawford (hip), OG Zack Martin (back), S Darian Thompson (ankle), S Donovan Wilson (ankle), WR Randall Cobb (rib), WR Amari Cooper (foot), S Jeff Heath (knee), TE Blake Jarwin (foot), LB Sean Lee (knee) and OT Tyron Smith (back) all fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 13, and no longer appear on the injury report.

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Cowboys | Amari Cooper takes part in practice (Thu Sep 12, 04:52 PM) - Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (foot) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 12.

Our View: Cooper's preseason injury worries are behind us (for now) and his offense is firing on all cylinders. He'll see a lot of Josh Norman on Sunday but should still be in lineups.
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Schedule

3vs Miami Dolphins
4@ New Orleans Saints
5vs Green Bay Packers
6@ New York Jets
7vs Philadelphia Eagles
8--- BYE WEEK ---
9@ New York Giants
10vs Minnesota Vikings
11@ Detroit Lions
12@ New England Patriots
13vs Buffalo Bills
14@ Chicago Bears
15vs Los Angeles Rams
16@ Philadelphia Eagles
17vs Washington Redskins