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Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Date of Birth:  06/17/1994
Age:  25
Height  6'1"
Weight:   210
College:  Alabama
Drafted:  2015 | Round 1 | Pick 4
Depth Chart:  Starter

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Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Amari Cooper is dealing with a heel strain.

Cooper has been dealing with multiple injuries this summer, but they all appear to be minor. This could be a case of Cooper wanting to take it easy as he looks to secure a new long-term contract soon. You probably don't need to downgrade Cooper on your fantasy draft board because of the injuries he's dealt with in recent weeks. It seems unlikely we see Cooper in the preseason, though.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Amari Cooper is dealing with a foot injury.

Cooper has been banged up all summer, and this isn't thought to be a huge deal as the Cowboys will take things slow with their star receiver during the summer. However, Cooper is dealing with a plantar fascia irritation, according to Mike Fisher of 105.3 The Fan; but Fisher adds that a source tells him the "bottom line" is that Cooper will be fine and it is not a long-term issue. Also keep in mind that Cooper played through a plantar fascia issue during his stellar rookie year when he had 1,070 receiving yards. Don't expect Cooper to play in the preseason, but we expect he'll be ready to go for Week 1.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Amari Cooper's goal is to reach 2,000 receiving yards this season.

The Cowboys receiver told #PFTPM that 2,000 receiving yards is the goal this season, a mark that no player in league history has hit. Lions great Calvin Johnson currently holds the single-season record with 1,964 receiving yards, which he accomplished during the 2012 season. In nine games with Dallas last season, Cooper had 725 yards, which is 80.6 yards per game. To hit 2,000 receding yards, Cooper must average 125 yards per game if he plays all 16 games. The former No. 4 pick in the draft had monster games with 180 yards (and two touchdowns) and 217 yards (and three touchdowns) last season with the Cowboys, and that was after arriving midseason in a trade from the Raiders. 2,000 yards obviously might be a bit of a stretch, but with a full offseason in an offense that's expected to be more open in 2019, Cooper should be more consistent this season. He's squarely in the WR1 mix for fantasy drafts late this summer.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Amari Cooper scores in playoff loss to the Rams.

Cooper caught six passes for 65 yards and a touchdown along with a two-point conversion in the Cowboys' Divisional Round loss. The score came in the first quarter on a 29-yard catch-and-run on an in-breaking route from the slot where he caught the ball in stride and showed his nice acceleration and speed en route to the end zone. The trade-deadline acquisition of Cooper really helped spring Dallas into an NFC East title and a playoff victory this season, and it looked like the trade woke him up a bit after major inconsistency in Oakland. Set for a full offseason with the Cowboys in 2019, Cooper should offer strong WR1 upside in fantasy drafts this summer.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Amari Cooper goes over 100 yards in Cowboys' playoff win.

Cooper caught seven passes for 106 yards, with a long of 34 yards, in the Wild Card Round victory over the Seahawks. He had a big 34-yard reception on a nice diving catch late in the game, along with a key first-down reception on a square-in route where he got wide-open against a zone coverage. Cooper will again work as Dak Prescott's No. 1 receiver while helping balance the offense in the Divisional Round versus the Saints or Rams.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Amari Cooper catches five passes against the Giants.

Cooper gained 31 yards on his five receptions and lost a fumble in the Cowboys' Week 17 victory. The Giants did a good job of limiting Cooper throughout the game, and Dallas' top receiver appeared to get frustrated at the lack of production. Cooper's 2018 regular season ends with 75 receptions for 1,005 yards and seven touchdowns, with 53 receptions for 725 yards and six touchdowns in his nine games with the Cowboys. His arrival in Dallas was a big part of the Cowboys claiming the NFC East and a home playoff game this Saturday night against the Seahawks, and he'll look to come up big during a playoff run.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Amari Cooper catches four passes in Week 16.

Cooper gained 20 yards on his four receptions versus the Buccaneers. Cooper has been quiet recently, with just 52 yards combined the past two weeks, and he might rest in Week 17 with the Cowboys locked into the No. 4 seed in the NFC playoffs.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Amari Cooper catches four passes against the Colts.

Cooper gained 32 yards on his four receptions, also adding one carry for 11 yards in the Week 15 loss. While Cooper's big games with the Cowboys have been monstrous, he's remained relatively boom/bust fantasy-wise like he has been for much of his career; however, no one could really get going for the Cowboys in this game. Cooper will look to have a big game when he faces a vulnerable Bucs secondary to start fantasy championships.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Amari Cooper explodes to carry Dallas to overtime victory over the Eagles.

Cooper caught ten passes for 217 yards and three touchdowns in the 29-23 victory. Philly actually did a nice job against Cooper for three quarters, but he caught a 28-yard score to start the fourth, and then took the lead with a 75-yard catch-and-run a couple possessions later. In overtime, he caught a deflected 15-yard pass for the game-winning touchdown. The Alabama product has been a different player since Oakland traded him in October, and he has risen all the way to the WR1/WR2 ranks for the final three weeks of the year for good matchups against the Colts, Bucs, and Giants.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Amari Cooper caught eight passes for 75 yards as the Cowboys improve to 7-5.

Cooper also lost a fumble, but he was able to bring in all eight of his targets and drew a pass interference in the end zone to seal the upset win over New Orleans. Dallas has now won four games in a row, and they are 4-1 overall since acquiring Cooper, which seems to have been a transformative move. The Alabama product will be worth inserting as a WR2 in lineups once again next week as the struggling Philadelphia secondary comes to AT&T Stadium.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Amari Cooper breaks two long touchdowns in Thanksgiving victory.

Cooper had a monstrous game against the Redskins, catching eight-of-nine targets for 180 yards and two touchdowns. The first score was a 40-yarder on a short in-breaking route where the defender slipped and Cooper was off to the races. The second score was a 90-yarder on a seam route, as Cooper broke a tackle and was off to the races again. Cooper obviously has a ton of trust from his new quarterback after a few games, and he'll look to keep it going one week from tonight against the Saints.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Amari Cooper catches three passes in Week 11.

Cooper gained 36 yards on his three receptions against the Cowboys in what was a game centered around Ezekiel Elliott. This was Cooper's worst statistical output as a Cowboy in his three games with the team, but he'll look to bounce back against the Redskins on Thanksgiving.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Amari Cooper impresses again as Dallas gets a huge win over the Eagles.

Cooper led the team in targets (ten), receptions (six), and yards (75) as Dallas defeated Philadelphia, 27-20. So far on his new team, the former first-round pick has looked like the guy Oakland thought they were consistently going to get, as he's shown crisp route-running, quality hands, and great explosiveness through two games. Look for Cooper to be featured again for next week's favorable matchup against the Falcons; he's trending towards low-end WR2 status.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Amari Cooper scores in Cowboys debut.

Cooper caught five passes for 58 yards on a team-high eight targets, with the highlight coming on a whip route from four yards out in the first quarter to beat Malcolm Butler for six. The former first-round pick didn't make any mistakes, as he caught a couple contested passes over the middle and looked determined to play well for his new team. However, it didn't lead to a victory, and Dallas now faces a potential season-ender next Sunday night in Philadelphia; they would be wise to feature Cooper against a beatable secondary, but he's just a volatile FLEX option for Week 10.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

The Cowboys are acquiring Amari Cooper from the Raiders, according to multiple reports.

Jerraud Powers was the first to report the deal, and ESPN's Josina Anderson reported the same. Dallas was reportedly doing "due diligence" on the former No. 4 pick in the draft, and now they are apparently acquiring the former top receiver of the Raiders in exchange for a 2019 first-round pick (according to multiple reports). This is a great return for the Raiders, as they add yet another high draft pick to their draft war chest (making it three 2019 first-round picks and two 2020 first-round picks). Jordy Nelson is the team's number one receiver moving forward and is probably a top-20 WR option for the rest of the season with the passing game running through him. For the Cowboys, they upgrade the weakest position on the roster with a talented former Alabama star, and this is a major upgrade for Dak Prescott and the rest of the offense. Cooper's fantasy value remains about the same after this trade, as he'll likely still be inconsistent in a run-first offense.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Amari Cooper (concussion) has been ruled out for the rest of today's game.

This isn't a surprise after the big hit to the head he took in the first half. Cooper did not catch a pass before leaving against the Seahawks. Hopefully he's feeling better soon, and he'll have two weeks to get cleared for Week 8, as the Raiders have a bye next week.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Amari Cooper leaves game after hit to the head.

Cooper just took a big shot on a pass over the middle against the Seahawks, and he laid on the ground for a bit. It was a helmet-to-helmet hit hit that he took, but a penalty was not called on the play. Thankfully, he was able to get up and walk to the sideline under his owner power, but he's certainly headed to concussion protocol and could have trouble getting cleared. We'll update you as more information becomes available.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Amari Cooper is available for a trade, according to Jay Glazer.

Oakland’s top receiver has been extremely inconsistent this season, which has basically been the story of his career, so it makes sense that Jon Gruden would want to get future draft picks if possible. The Raiders sit at 1-4, so it wouldn’t be a surprise if the former first-round pick is featured against a young secondary this week, which boosts him as a high-upside FLEX option. If he does get traded, Cooper is unlikely to see an increase in fantasy value this season as he learns a new offense.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Amari Cooper held to one reception in Week 5 loss.

Cooper was targeted only once, and it went for ten yards. Interestingly, the Raiders starting trio hauled in all of their targets, but it led to just 10 points, which could mean Derek Carr needs to take more calculated risks by giving players a chance to make plays. Cooper was shadowed by Casey Hayward, though, so hopefully he gets more involved against a beatable Seattle secondary next Sunday. The 24-year-old is as volatile as it gets.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Amari Cooper has a big day as Raiders pickup their first win of the season.

Cooper caught eight passes for 128 yards, including an eight-yard touchdown reception over the middle in the first half. It shouldn't come as a huge surprise, but the former first-round pick has been pretty hit-and-miss to start the year with lines of 1/9, 10/116, 2/17, and 8/128/1. Fantasy owners should expect more volatility next Sunday against the Chargers, as through three seasons, Cooper has split those meetings with 100+ yards and a touchdown in three games and 28 or fewer scoreless yards in the three other games. Consider him an unpredictable WR2/FLEX option.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Amari Cooper gets shut down by Xavien Howard in Week 3.

Cooper was tasked with going up against one of the league's top corners, and he couldn't get much going, catching two-of-five targets for 17 yards. Cooper had an opportunity when Derek Carr took a deep shot to him, but he stopped running—while Howard did not—and it was intercepted. It might have been a long gain or a touchdown if Cooper saw the ball and didn't just stop running. Cooper will try to get back on track when he faces the Browns in Week 4.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Amari Cooper catches all ten targets against the Broncos.

Jon Gruden said they had to get Cooper going, and they did just that against Denver. Cooper caught ten passes for 116 yards, with a long of 30 yards, in the Week 2 loss. The fourth-year receiver was reliable both over the middle and at the sideline, and he’ll look to keep it going in Week 3 against the Dolphins. It was a concern that on the final play Cooper just went out of bounds as time expired instead of attempting a lateral or trying to break tackles, but it’s not going to affect his playing time next week.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Amari Cooper gets held to one catch against the Rams.

Cooper had a very difficult matchup to open the season, and he had just one reception (three targets) for nine receiving yards and one carry for nine rushing yards. Next week against the Broncos isn't an easy matchup, but he should find more room to navigate than he did tonight. Don't be scared off by Cooper based off this one subpar game.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Jon Gruden says Amari Cooper is up to 223 pounds.

223 is almost certainly the biggest Cooper has been in his career. Gruden sounds happy about it, and the fourth-year receiver probably hit the weight room and trained extremely hard after his disappointing 2017 season, which is a major positive sign as he looks to get back on track this year. Added weight can sometimes cause issues, but it sounds like Cooper is looking good so far in training camp, so he probably didn't sacrifice speed or quickness with the added weight. Cooper is said to be the "focal point" of Gruden's offense, and he's a major bounce-back candidate in 2018.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

The Raiders exercised Amari Cooper's fifth-year option.

Despite Cooper's disappointing and surprising third season last year, this was fully expected to happen. Now Jon Gruden and the Raiders have Cooper under contract for the next two seasons. Gruden has already said he plans to make Cooper the focal point of the team's offense, so he has major bounce-back potential in his fourth year in the league.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Jon Gruden touts Amari Cooper as the “headliner” of the Raiders offense.

Gruden is back at the NFL Combine as a head coach, and he’s unsurprisingly drawing a large crowd. The Raiders head coach is making it clear he expects the former fourth overall pick to ascend into an elite receiver, and he expects him to be “the focal point” of the offense. Look for Gruden to move Cooper around formations this season, and the fourth-year receiver could be a target monster in Oakland. He has major bounce-back potential after a disappointing 2017.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Amari Cooper catches long touchdown in Week 17.

Cooper caught an 87-yard touchdown from Derek Carr, and he had three receptions for 115 yards and one touchdown total in the game. Cooper had a surprising 48/680/7 line in 14 games this season. While this wasn't what many anticipated for Cooper in his third NFL season, he did have some monster plays and games like this one, and he'll be a major bounce-back candidate in 2018.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Amari Cooper catches long touchdown against the Eagles.

Cooper is toughing out an ankle injury that's kept him out two of the last three games, and he didn't appear to be very limited despite the talks of him having a limited role coming into the game. The third-year receiver caught a 63-yard touchdown on a double-move that burnt Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills. Overall, Cooper had two receptions for 69 yards and a touchdown in the Christmas Night loss. There is downside to inserting Cooper into fantasy lineups at less than 100% against a tough Chargers team in Week 17.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Amari Cooper is active tonight against the Eagles.

After missing last week with the ankle issue, Cooper is back in the lineup for the Raiders. There is some obvious risk with the third-year receiver, though, as he tweaked the ankle when he was in the lineup for Week 14. We don't recommend inserting Cooper into fantasy lineups in fantasy championships this week.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Amari Cooper (ankle) is questionable for Christmas Night.

Cooper was a limited participation in practice for the second day in a row, and he'll be a game-time decision for Week 16 against the Eagles. If Cooper is active, he'd be in the FLEX conversation. However, you'll need to have a backup plan if you're planning on inserting him into your lineup, as the Raiders play in the final game of the week. All things considered, there are probably safer options out there than Cooper for the first week of fantasy championships.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Amari Cooper (ankle) was limited in today's practice.

This is a positive step for Cooper, who is trying to get healthy enough to play on Christmas Night against the Eagles. One would think Cooper would love to play on Christmas, as those opportunities don't come very often. We'll see how he's listed on the official injury report when it's released tomorrow.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Amari Cooper (ankle) did not practice yesterday.

The Raiders didn't release their practice report until today, but their third-year receiver was not out there for it. This was Oakland's first official practice of the week, though, as they play on Christmas Night against the Eagles. Cooper does have some more time to heal up and be ready to go, but he's looking on the doubtful side of things right now.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Amari Cooper (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday night.

Cooper didn't practice all week after he re-aggravated his ankle injury in Week 14 against the Chiefs, so this was fully expected. Michael Crabtree should be a lock for around 10+ targets versus the Cowboys, and Cordarrelle Patterson should have a bigger role with Cooper out. If the Raiders don't win this game, it's possible we don't see Cooper again this season, as they could be knocked out of playoff contention.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Amari Cooper (ankle) did not practice today.

This is two missed practices in a row, and Cooper's status doesn't look great for Sunday night versus Dallas. We'll see how he's listed on the injury report tomorrow.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Amari Cooper (ankle) did not practice today.

After his aggravation of the ankle injury during Sunday's loss to the Chiefs, this was fully expected. Cooper probably won't be suiting up this week against the Cowboys, and he'll be very difficult to trust in fantasy lineups if he does.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Amari Cooper leaves game with apparent ankle injury.

Cooper was just rolled up on while throwing a block down the field, and he's in some pain while on the field. Remember, Cooper entered the game with an ankle injury and only practiced once all week, so he clearly wasn't 100% coming in to today. More information about Cooper should become available soon.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Amari Cooper (ankle) is active today against the Chiefs.

ESPN reported a few days ago that Cooper was not expected to play, but it was probably just false speculation. Cooper will be out there against the team he put up over 200 yards and two touchdowns against in Week 7. And with top cornerback Marcus Peters out for Kansas City, Cooper is a very solid option in fantasy lineups for the first week of the fantasy playoffs.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Amari Cooper (ankle) is officially questionable for Week 14.

An ESPN report emerged this morning, stating Cooper was unlikely to play on Sunday against the Chiefs. But a limited participation in practice today might indicate otherwise. This is a huge AFC West matchup between Oakland and Kansas City, and Cooper is probably going to do everything he can to get out there for his team. Luckily, the game is an early 1:00 PM ET game on Sunday, so fantasy owners will know by 11:30 AM ET if Cooper will be playing or not.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Amari Cooper (ankle) is not expected to play this weekend, according to Dan Graziano.

Similar to the ESPN report from Josina Anderson about Adrian Peterson being unlikely to play this week, it seemed pretty obvious this might be the case. Cooper, who's thankfully over his concussion, hasn't been able to practice yet this week while dealing with his ankle injury. Derek Carr and the Raiders will probably be without him against the Chiefs, and it's possible Cooper will miss more than just this week, as he could be dealing with a high-ankle sprain.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Amari Cooper (ankle) did not practice today.

The team hopes Cooper is able to get his ankle healthy enough to play this week, but his chances don't look great right now. Hopefully Cooper is at least able to get in a limited practice tomorrow ahead of the injury report being released.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Amari Cooper (ankle) did not practice today.

While Cooper didn't practice today, he was only listed on the injury report with an ankle injury, meaning he's passed concussion protocol. Passing the protocol is great to see, but now he'll have to get over this ankle issue to play this Sunday against a Chiefs team that he put up over 200 yards and two touchdowns against in Week 7.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Amari Cooper (concussion/ankle) has been ruled out for Week 13.

This isn't a surprise, as Cooper is dealing with both a concussion and a sprained ankle. The good news, for fantasy owners at least, is that they have clarity on the situation ahead of the weekend. Hopefully Cooper is feeling better soon, especially from the concussion, and it'd be great to see him healthy for the first week of the fantasy playoffs in Week 14. Now down his top two receiving options (Michael Crabtree is suspended) Derek Carr does have some risk against the Giants this week.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Amari Cooper (concussion/ankle) did not practice today.

Cooper's status isn't looking good for Sunday. Don't expect him to be out there against the Giants, but we'll let you know how he's listed when the official injury report is released tomorrow.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Amari Cooper (concussion/ankle) did not practice today.

The concussion is the more serious issue for Cooper, so he'll have to clear concussion protocol before we even worry about his ankle being fine. The Raiders are already down Michael Crabtree (suspension), so they could use Cooper in the lineup.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Amari Cooper also has a sprained ankle, according to Adam Schefter.

So that makes a concussion and a sprained ankle that Cooper is currently dealing with. The concussion is the bigger concern—both personally and availability-wise—for Cooper right now, and he should be able to play through an ankle sprain if it's not too severe and/or a high-ankle sprain. Cooper is certainly someone to keep an eye on throughout the week leading up to Sunday.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Amari Cooper leaves game against the Broncos.

Late in the second quarter with the Raiders up 7-0, Cooper went up for a high pass from Derek Carr and lowered his head as the safety came to hit him, taking a bad hit to the head and neck area. He was down on the field and not really moving, but thankfully he started to show some movement before walking off under his own power to the locker room. Cooper's day is almost certainly done, and he had one reception, nine yards, and a touchdown before leaving as he scored on a fade-type of route after he turned the corner around at the line of scrimmage and got wide open. Michael Crabtree (ejection) is also out of the game, so the Raiders will be without their top two receivers.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Amari Cooper scores in loss to the Patriots.

Cooper caught three passes for 28 yards, including a nine-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter to cut the lead from 30-0 to 30-8 following a two-point conversion. Oakland will look to stay right in the playoff race with a win against Denver next week, but Cooper should be downgraded despite the Broncos' struggles.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Amari Cooper gets nine targets against the Dolphins.

Cooper caught four passes for 58 yards against Miami, and his nine targets tied a team high with tight end Jared Cook. Cooper did have another drop in this one, but overall it was a fine game. He gets the Patriots after the team’s Week 10 bye.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Amari Cooper gets ten targets in Week 8.

Cooper caught five of ten targets for 48 yards against the Bills, with a long of 18 yards. He also added a four-yard carry in the Raiders' loss. Through eight games, the third-year receiver is on pace for 68 receptions for 808 yards and six touchdowns, and that includes his monster 210-yard performance in Week 7. He should be able to continue picking up the pace and hit 1,000 yards by season's end, though.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Amari Cooper goes over 200 yards in Raiders' win.

After a very slow start to the season for Cooper's standards, the third-year receiver went nuts against Kansas City, catching 11 of 19 targets for 210 yards and two touchdown in the Thursday night victory. The Raiders appeared to make it a point to get Cooper involved early to build his confidence, and his 19 targets were 12 more than anyone else on the Raiders. The first touchdown was on a flea flicker that Cooper went up for and got both feet down before stretching the ball over the pylon for the score. And the second touchdown was on a crossing route that Cooper was wide open on and zoomed down the sideline past the defense for a 45-yarder. As crazy as it sounds, Cooper had a chance for an even bigger game than this. There were a couple passes he could've caught (though some weren't easy catches), and he was interfered with by Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters on another deep shot toward the end zone. Those that stayed loyal to Cooper and kept him in lineups were certainly rewarded, as this might be the best performance of the week. His 210 yards were more than he had all season, and Cooper is back as a must-start on most fantasy rosters.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Amari Cooper continues slow start to the season.

The third-year receiver caught five of six targets for 28 yards against the Chargers, as he's simply not making explosive plays either with the ball in his hands or down the field. Cooper is averaging 8.1 yards per reception this season and appears to be struggling with confidence despite his great start to his career. He's difficult to insert into fantasy lineups right now, but he still has WR1 upside.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Amari Cooper drops another pass, gets shut down in Week 4 loss.

Cooper caught two passes for nine yards, following up a one-catch, six-yard effort a week ago. He's on pace for a shocking 48/440/4 line, and is committing drops at an inexcusable rate. The former first-round pick needs to turn it around quickly and dramatically if he wants to have a breakout season in 2017. He is difficult to trust against the Ravens in Week 5.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Amari Cooper, Raiders completely shutdown in SNF loss to Washington.

Cooper caught just one pass for six yards, committing his league-leading sixth drop in the process. Seemingly pegged for a third-year breakout, Cooper has struggled mightily so far this season with just 10 catches for 101 yards and a touchdown. For comparison, A.J. Green and Antonio Brown each put up better numbers across the board in Week 3 alone. Things don't get any easier with a trip to Denver next week, and it's time to take Cooper out of lineups.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Amari Cooper gets held in check in Week 2.

Cooper had four receptions for 33 yards against the Jets, while Michael Crabtree went off for three touchdowns. It's still early, but Crabtree looks like he'll again be around 1,000 yards and 8+ touchdowns this season, which could limit Cooper's upside. He gets the Redskins next Sunday, and he could be matched up against Josh Norman for much of the night. Although the Redskins might decide to just keep Norman on one side, as they have both Cooper and Crabtree to deal with.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Amari Cooper draws 13 targets in Week 1.

He only caught five of the targets, but this is exactly what fantasy players want to see in Cooper's third season—a ton of targets. Cooper had five receptions for 62 receptions and a touchdown against the Titans, with the TD coming on a nine-yarder where Cooper broke a couple tackles and was pushed forward into the end zone by his teammates. In his third season, there's superstar potential for the former Alabama receiver. He gets the Jets next Sunday.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Amari Cooper dominates in Raiders' third preseason game.

Cooper had four receptions for 78 yards, including a 48-yard touchdown, against the Cowboys. The touchdown came on a go route that appeared to be a cover two defense where Cooper caught a laser from Derek Carr down the sideline and ran right by the safety and to the end zone. The former top-five pick from Alabama offers a great floor, but he could take a step forward this season up the receiver ranks.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Cooper makes spectacular catch in Raiders' preseason loss.

The emerging superstar caught three passes for 46 yards, with the highlight being a leaping grab over three defenders for 31 yards. Cooper is currently going in the third round of fantasy drafts, but he might be worth a pick at the end of the second.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Amari Cooper is practicing for the Raiders today.

Cooper has missed six straight practices and seven of the last eight, according to Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The third-year receiver was dealing with a leg injury of some sort, but it hasn't been made what exactly the injury was. At least Cooper is back out there now, and hopefully he can stay out there as we inch closer toward the regular season. The former fourth overall pick is currently going at the top of the third round in fantasy drafts.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Amari Cooper missed practice again today.

Cooper is dealing with a leg injury that's knocked him out for the last five practices. Obviously it'd be better if he was out there practicing with Derek Carr and company, but it isn't too concerning for his regular season outlook. Hopefully Cooper can get back out there soon and play in the second and third preseason games, because it's unlikely he'll be out there for their first one on Saturday after missing so much practice.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Amari Cooper has bulked up to 217 pounds.

The 23-year-old receiver played at 210 pounds last season, but added some weight. Images have shown Cooper looking noticeably bigger and more muscular this year, and this confirms it. As a former player in the Alabama football program, it's no surprise to see Cooper in great shape. He likely trained to keep his great acceleration and speed while adding the extra weight. The former fourth overall pick could breakout for a monster 2017 after going over 1,000 yards in each of his first two NFL seasons.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Derek Carr sees a more aggressive Amari Cooper this year.

The Raiders quarterback says "the dog" in Cooper is coming out, and that the third-year receiver is looking like he did at Alabama, where "he'll just take things over." Carr said, "we were kind of just laughing at how impressed we were" with Cooper this offseason. When you're laughing about how impressive someone is, they are probably pretty impressive. The young receiver has a great work ethic and mindset—he has a very high floor and offers top five WR upside this season.

Amari Cooper catches two passes for ten yards as Oakland is eliminated from the playoffs.

It wasn't a great game for the Raiders. Cooper had a key drop on a perfect deep ball from Connor Cook in the game and struggled to do much against Jonathan Joseph and the Texans' corners. Despite the down second half of the year, Cooper will be a WR1 in 2017 fantasy drafts entering his third season.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Amari Cooper (shoulder) listed as questionable.

He almost certainly will play for the Raiders' wild card matchup against the Texans. Cooper said he's going to demand the ball in the game against Houston, and Connor Cook—a self-described gun slinger—should have no problem with throwing the ball to Cooper. He's going to need to come up big for Oakland with Derek Carr out.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Amari Cooper finds the end zone with Connor Cook at quarterback.

Cooper caught four passes for 39 yards, including a 32-yard score, as the Raiders fell to the Broncos. It was about as good a game as he could have had against Denver's defense with Matt McGloin and Connor Cook playing quarterback for Oakland. Cooper finishes his sophomore season improving on his 72/1,070/6 line as a rookie, catching 83 passes for 1,153 yards and five touchdowns.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Amari Cooper catches game-sealing pass for the Raiders.

On a 3rd down with just over two minutes to go in the game, with the Colts having no timeouts, Raiders' backup quarterback Matt McGloin hit Cooper on a deep route which Cooper high-pointed to seal the game for the Raiders and end the Colts' playoff chances. Cooper had four catches for 72 yards in the game, and needs to be downgraded with Derek Carr out for Week 17. He'll be a FLEX option against Denver.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Amari Cooper struggles against the Chargers.

He had one catch for 28 yards on three targets. The Chargers have done great against opposing wide receivers all season, and Cooper was the next victim. Cooper has slowed down lately, and is a WR2 next week against the Colts.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Amari Cooper had five catches for 29 yards in the Raiders' loss to the Chiefs.

Cooper somehow mis-judged a would-be 72-yard touchdown pass that could have potentially tied the game up in the 4th quarter, which must have drove fantasy owners crazy; he didn't even get his hands on it. With Derek Carr throwing for just 117 yards, Cooper actually led the team in receiving on Thursday night, but that doesn't do fantasy owners any good. He should bounce back in Week 15 versus the Chargers, as Cooper has lines of 5/133/1 and 6/138/1 in his two healthy games versus SD.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Amari Cooper catches 37-yard touchdown in Raiders' win.

Cooper finished with two catches for 59 yards and the score. It was concerning that Michael Crabtree out-targeted Cooper 11 to four, but Cooper is talented enough to make an impact with little action. He should see Marcus Peters on Thursday night, but remains a solid WR1.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Cooper quiet in win over Panthers.

In a cupcake matchup, the second-year wideout caught just four passes for 22 yards. Fantasy owners relying on Cooper need to keep him in the lineup for Week 12 versus the Bills; it's unlikely he has two straight quiet games.

Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR

Cooper turns on the jets for game-winning touchdown on Monday Night Football.

Amari had four catches for 57 yards and a touchdown. On the touchdown, Cooper made one move then got right up the field and outran the defense. Cooper has amazing acceleration and agility to be able to make moves at full speed. He's already up to 900 yards, which is fifth in the NFL. Cooper is a WR1. Expect a good game next week against the Panthers.

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