WR Amari Cooper - Dallas Cowboys

6-1, 211Born: 6-18-1994College: AlabamaDrafted: Round 1, pick 4 (2015)

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Summary

Amari Cooper has always been a divisive player. The 4th overall pick in the 2015 draft was viewed as a transcendent talent by some, including the Raiders, who believed he could rival Julio Jones and Antonio Brown as the league's best. A 72-reception, 1,070-yard, six touchdown rookie season hinted at greatness, and Cooper followed it up with an 83-catch, 1,153-yard, five touchdown performance in 2016. Unfortunately, things took a turn for the worse in 2017 as Cooper was in and out of the lineup with injuries and struggled with consistency. Last year, playing for Jon Gruden, his play tailed off further (47% catch rate, 12.7 yards per catch, one touchdown in six games) and his career trajectory looked bleak. However, an unexpected mid-season trade to Dallas reinvigorated Cooper and the Cowboys offense. What a difference a year makes. Cooper's nine games in Dallas pro-rate as 135 targets, 94 receptions, 1,289 yards, and 11 touchdowns. Cooper played over 80% of snaps as the starter and was on a 16-game pace of 94 receptions for 1,289 yards and 11 touchdowns. With an offseason acclimating to his teammates and a new offensive coordinator in Kellen Moore, Cooper may finally deliver No. 1 fantasy value in 2019, and for years to come. (May 2)

FBG Staff Rankings

WR Redraft - 10, 7, 7, 9, 10, 10, 11, 11, 11, 12, 13
Overall Redraft - 23, 17, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 27, 27, 30
WR Redraft PPR - 12, 7, 8, 10, 11, 11, 12, 12, 13, 13, 13, 13, 14
Overall Redraft PPR - 25, 17, 18, 21, 22, 26, 26, 26, 27, 30, 30, 31
WR Dynasty - 8, 8, 9, 9, 10, 10
Overall Dynasty - 18, 16, 17, 19, 23

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2016 OAK 16 1 0 0 131 82 1149 5
2017 OAK 14 1 4 0 96 48 680 7
2018 DAL/OAK 15 2 20 0 108 75 1004 7 2
2019 PROJ-Dodds 16.0 1.0 * * 80.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 16.0 2.0 * * 85.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 16.0 0.0 * * 82.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 1.0 * * 74.9 * * *

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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.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 29
WR: 12
Overall-PPR: 26
WR-PPR: 11

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Latest News

Cowboys | Amari Cooper eyeing top 5 (Tue Jun 25, 12:11 PM) - Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper says he's not a top-five NFL receiver -- at the moment. 'It's something I think I can prove this year, not sure if I've proved it yet, but I plan on doing it this year,' Cooper told USA Today Sports' Trysta Krick. 'I think I definitely have the mentality and skill set to be a top-five receiver, that's no doubt. But have I proven it? I don't know. I really want to set out and prove it.'

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Cowboys | Amari Cooper wants to stay in Dallas (Mon Jun 24, 02:08 PM) - Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper told reporters Monday, June 24, he isn't thinking about his expiring contract but stated,' I do want to be a Dallas Cowboy for a long time.'

Our View: Cooper is going to get 20 million a year whether the Cowboys give it to him or not. After he helped turn around their season last year, it would make sense to commit to him before the market sets his price even higher, but the Cowboys have other ideas for the player they gave up a first-round pick to add last year.
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2019 Schedule

1vs New York Giants
2@ Washington Redskins
3vs Miami Dolphins
4@ New Orleans Saints
5vs Green Bay Packers
6@ New York Jets
7vs Philadelphia Eagles
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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