Cooper turned in a WR9 season though his per-game average was good for WR13. It was his third season in the last four where he cleared 1,100 yards and 8+ touchdowns. Entering his age-29 season, it should remain all systems go, right? Well, when I pulled his splits with Deshaun Watson, they were a bit alarming. In 11 games with Jacoby Brissett, Cooper averaged a healthy 5.2-72-0.64 on 8.5 targets per game. Those were WR8 numbers through 12 weeks. With a rusty Watson under center, Cooper’s averages dropped to 3.5-61-0.33 on 6.5 targets per game (in six games), which made him the WR23 in that span. With a full offseason together, Watson and Cooper should have a better rapport in 2023, but a bet on Cooper is a bet on Watson getting back to his mid-career form. Elijah Moore is also in the mix.