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. (August 9)

FBG Staff Rankings

WR Redraft - 12, 7, 7, 10, 11, 11, 11, 12, 12, 13, 13, 16
Overall Redraft - 22, 17, 17, 23, 25, 25, 26, 27, 27, 29, 30, 31
WR Redraft PPR - 11, 7, 7, 9, 11, 11, 11, 12, 12, 13, 13, 14, 14, 14, 14, 14, 15
Overall Redraft PPR - 23, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 26, 26, 27, 27, 28, 29, 29, 31, 32, 32, 34
WR Dynasty - 9, 8, 9, 9, 10, 11, 13
Overall Dynasty - 19, 15, 18, 19, 24, 27

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 15.5 1.0 * * 77.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 16.0 1.0 * * 86.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 15.0 0.0 * * 80.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 1.0 * * 75.3 * * *

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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: 32
WR: 13
Overall-PPR: 32
WR-PPR: 13

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Latest News

Cowboys | Other extensions not imminent in Big D? (Tue Aug 20, 06:19 PM) - Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said Tuesday, Aug. 20, is doesn't feel like there's any real movement on contract extensions for QB Dak Prescott, RB Ezekiel Elliott or WR Amari Cooper, according to David Helman of DallasCowboys.com. Jones added things could move fast.

Our View: The Cowboys have some big-money deals to hand out, and they are dragging their feet at this time...at least with these three players. On Tuesday, the Cowboys signed LB Jaylon Smith to a new five-year, $64 million extension. We'll see if there's movement on any of the 'big 3' in the near future.
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Cowboys | Amari Cooper may play in preseason (Fri Aug 16, 03:08 PM) - Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (heel) is dealing with a heel muscle strain but could play at some point during the preseason.

Our View: Earlier reports said Cooper (heel) is dealing with plantar fascia irritation, but he will be fine. If he's going to play at some point in the preseason then that's a good sign about this injury. Now, the Cowboys just need to find a way to get the veteran receiver a new contract.
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Cowboys | Jerry Jones says contract talks could go into season (Tue Aug 13, 08:46 PM) - Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said Tuesday, Aug. 13, he's willing to continue contract negotiations with QB Dak Prescott, RB Ezekiel Elliott and WR Amari Cooper in the regular season.

Our View: This is not what the players wanted to hear or what Fantasy GMs targeting these guys wanted to hear...specifically fantasy players who want Elliott in the first round. We'll continue to be optimistic in this situation on all three players, and hopefully something shakes out in the near future.
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Cowboys | Amari Cooper dealing with plantar fascia irritation (Tue Aug 13, 06:28 PM) - Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (heel) is dealing with plantar fascia irritation, according to a source who adds 'he'll be fine.'

Our View: It's a minor injury and summed up as an irritation. Cooper will be managed in preseason when he returns but he should be good to go for Week 1 of the regular season.
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Cowboys | Amari Cooper injury not long term (Tue Aug 13, 12:20 PM) - Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (heel) has missed six consecutive practices with a a heel injury as of Tuesday, Aug. 13, but the team does not believe it will be a long-term injury.

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