Unfortunate sequence of events for the leader in receptions among tight ends. This means Hooper will miss the rest of the fantasy regular season and is at least questionable for the start of the fantasy playoffs. The Falcons’ Week 14-16 schedule is home against Carolina, at San Francisco, home against Jacksonville.
Ross suffered a shoulder injury in Week 4 against the Steelers. He is eligible to play in Week 14 against the Jets. But he can return to practice. He had 16 catches for 328 yards and three touchdowns in his first four games. He’s still a boom or bust play, especially with him not returning until the fantasy playoffs. But it is another weapon for Ryan Finley with the status of A.J. Green very uncertain.
There isn’t worry at all here. As Machota notes, Cooper didn’t practice much last week either and still had a fine game against the Vikings. So there’s no concern about his status for Sunday. This is likely just the team giving Cooper extra time to rest from the various nagging injuries he has dealt with this season.