WR Amari Cooper - Dallas Cowboys
|6-1, 211||Born: 6-18-1994||College: Alabama||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2015|
News you need to know
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Dec 2): Cooper had decent numbers on Thanksgiving, but didn't make any splash plays. He also got banged up, but should be fine for Thursday night against Chicago.
General News (Wed Dec 4): practiced fully on Wednesday and is not on the team's injury report. He will be available to play this week.
General News (Tue Dec 3): practiced fully on Tuesday.
Week 14: at Chicago Bears - $7700
FBG says: Neutral matchup. Dak Prescott and this passing offense continue to put up big numbers. Dak and the offense struggled mightily against Buffalo as they scored just 15 points, but were able to throw for 355 yards which has been the case in most of Dallas' losses as they continue to throw the ball and move the ball throughout the entire game. Even if you were to strip out the losses and garbage time production, this is still an offense that averages over 300 yards passing per game in their wins. This is an offense that does a great job spreading the ball around to different receivers even when Amari Cooper or Michael Gallup has a bad day it seems that Randall Cobb, Tony Pollard, or Jason Witten chip in enough that the offense is productive and continues to move the ball. This is one of the best passing offenses in football particularly between the 20 yard-lines as if there is one drawback it is that they don't finish enough drives for all of the yardage that they gain. The Bears passing defense is a good one, but not elite like they were in 2018 as the departures of Bryce Callahan and Adrian Amos have hurt this defense considerably. The Bears lost a key player this week in Prince Amukamara with a hamstring injury as he is doubtful. The Bears also lost their backup corner in Sherrick McManis who was placed on IR leaving Kevin Toliver as the second cornerback for the Bears this week. Toliver has seen just three snaps this year, and while he did play sparingly last year, he struggled and will likely be a liability this week against both Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup. With Amukamara or even McManis, this likely would have been a tough matchup, instead, it is upgraded to a neutral matchup with the liability in Toliver.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Amari Cooper's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 13 vs BUF (11 / 8 / 85 / 0 rec - 12.5 points, $8000)
Cooper bounces back from being shutout against the Patriots to seeing a team-high 11 targets in the loss to Buffalo. Cooper caught multiple chunk passes on the opening drive and added three more catches in the first half. However, Dallas' catch-up mode in the second half did not benefit Cooper much with his lone big play chance being an incomplete end zone target in tight coverage. Cooper had an MRI on his knee following the game but avoided structural damage and early reports are he will be available in Week 14.
2019 Week 12 vs NE (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec - 0 points, $7700)
Cooper struggled nagging injuries and coverage by Stephon Gilmore in Dallas' road loss to New England. Cooper did not see the box score until the second half, hauling in a crossing route for 15 yards, which was called back by penalty. Later, in the vital moments of Dallas' comeback effort, Cooper corralled a low throw on a deep in-cut route on fourth-and-long. However, the play was reviewed (and reversed) as Cooper did not control the ball through contact with the ground and essentially ended Dallas' comeback hopes.
2019 Week 11 vs DET (8 / 3 / 38 / 0 rec - 5.3 points, $8100)
Cooper was second on the team in targets with eight against the Lions but was the notable offensive piece left out of the impressive showing overall. Cooper limped off the field multiple times during the game, always to return, and was also shadowed by Darius Slay. Cooper had a single reception entering the fourth quarter, adding a deep out and impressive high point catch later in the game. The Patriots offer another tough test for Cooper next week.
2019 Week 10 vs MIN (14 / 11 / 147 / 1 rec - 26.2 points, $8000)
Cooper saw more than 30% of the team's targets against Minnesota and, despite posting 11 receptions and nearly 150 yards, it was only his second-best game of the season to-date. The connection between Cooper and Dak Prescott was nearly unstoppable as the pair showed tremendous chemistry on sideline routes with full extension grabs by Cooper and strong accuracy by Prescott. Cooper had a big first half but added a red zone touchdown in the second half along with multiple big plays to his impressive tally as no Minnesota defensive back had an answer for Cooper's route running and separation ability.
2019 Week 9 vs NYG (7 / 4 / 80 / 1 rec - 16 points, $8000)
Cooper had a slow start against the Giants, not seeing a target until the late first quarter and being stuck on one reception (a wide open deep out route for 20+ yards) until the fourth quarter. Cooper came alive, however, in the final frame and ended up leading Dallas in receiving for the game. Cooper came wide open on a deep in-cut and bursting through the open field for a long touchdown, the likely dagger for Dallas' road win. Cooper also drew a defensive pass interference penalty beyond the box score and dropped a seam target, either of which would have pushed Cooper's stat line beyond 100 yards.
2019 Week 7 vs PHI (5 / 5 / 106 / 0 rec - 13.1 points, $7800)
Despite being questionable during the week if he would play against the Eagles and seeing only five targets, Cooper logged an impact game and more than 100 yards. Cooper and Dak Prescott were in rhythm throughout with two deep passes for much of the pair's production, including a tight window completion down the sideline. Cooper also converted a back shoulder catch through defensive pass interference. Cooper had a highlight high-point touchdown but was called back by offensive pass interference on the play.
2019 Week 6 vs NYJ (2 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec - 0.8 points, $8100)
Cooper exited the Jets game in the first quarter with a quad bruise and did not return. Before leaving, Cooper logged a single quick-out reception. Cedrick Wilson and Tavon Austin saw an uptick in snaps and offensive involvement (12 targets between them) in Cooper's absence. Cooper's status for Week 7 is a question mark to begin the week of preparation for the Eagles.
2019 Week 5 vs GB (14 / 11 / 226 / 1 rec - 34.1 points, $7900)
Cooper nearly totaled his previous season total of yardage in Week 5 alone in his highlight performance. Cooper was the thorn in the Packers defense's side all game as he dominated the intermediate and deep zones of the field. Cooper got loose down the sideline, fueled by a perfect Dak Prescott pass, for more than 45 yards in the first half and added two huge receptions in the second half, all complimented by his typical collection of comeback and in-cut routes. Cooper was blanketed on a deep sideline route, but Prescott made the small window throw and Cooper added to the effort with the highlight reel toe-tap. Finally, Cooper beat double coverage and produced yards-after-the-catch for the long 'cherry on top' touchdown later in the game. Cooper is off to a career year start to 2019, averaging more than 100 yards per game and logging five touchdowns in as many weeks.
2019 Week 4 vs NO (8 / 5 / 48 / 0 rec - 7.3 points, $7900)
Cooper led Dallas in targets against the Saints but struggled to make more positive plays than negative ones in the road loss. Cooper was limited to short completions and minimal yards-after-the-catch chances outside of a deep comeback route in the final minute of the game. Cooper added two offensive pass interference penalty to his ledger, including one which wiped off a promising completion. Cooper will face his toughest test of the season in Week 5 against the Packers.
2019 Week 3 vs MIA (7 / 6 / 88 / 2 rec - 23.8 points, $7700)
Cooper raced to an early-game stat line of impressive stature, coming wide open on a deep crossing route for nearly 40 yards and another first-drive reception. Cooper surged through a defensive holding penalty for a double-move goal-line touchdown and down the seam for another score, but his day could have been more pronounced against Miami. Cooper dropped a wide-open seam target, a well-thrown pass from Dak Prescott, which would have pushed Cooper well past 100 yards on the day. It was Cooper's lone missed target against Miami. Michael Gallup missed the game as expected and Randall Cobb and Devin Smith were adequate replacements as ancillary options.
2019 Week 2 vs WAS (5 / 4 / 44 / 1 rec - 12.4 points, $7800)
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 - 19.6 points, $7500)
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.
Latest NewsCowboys | Amari Cooper finds the end zone (Thu Dec 5, 11:48 PM) - 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. Our View: Cooper's touchdown came in garbage time as the Cowboys offense sputtered after a successful first drive at Soldier Field. He'll likely see a lot of Jalen Ramsey in Week 15.
link to story Cowboys | Amari Cooper not on injury report (Wed Dec 4, 03:58 PM) - Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4, and is not on the injury report for Week 14. link to story Cowboys | Amari Cooper stays full at practice (Tue Dec 3, 07:22 PM) - Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (knee) remained a full participant at practice Tuesday, Dec. 3. link to story Cowboys | Tuesday's practice report for Dallas (Tue Dec 3, 05:26 PM) - 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. link to story Cowboys | Full practice for Amari Cooper (Mon Dec 2, 05:06 PM) - Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (knee) fully participated in practice Monday, Dec. 2. link to story More News
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