• Amari Cooper

  • WR
  • , Cleveland Browns
  • 28
  • 210 lbs
  • 6' 1"
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Draft note
by John Paulsen
Cooper turns 28 this June and is now the clearcut WR1 in Cleveland, presumably with Deshaun Watson throwing the ball, though the looming suspension for Watson certainly would impact Cooper's fantasy value in 2022. He has a reputation for getting nicked up, but he has played in 108 of a possible 113 games in his seven-year career, averaging 4.8 receptions, 65.5 yards and 0.43 touchdowns per game. Just playing at those levels would put him at a 77-catch, 1048-yard, 6.9-touchdown pace over a 16-game fantasy season. That works to 11.5 half-PPR fantasy points per game, which would have been good for the 26th-highest last season. He's currently being drafted WR30 at Underdog, which seems fair since his quarterback situation could go sideways if Watson is suspended for part (or all?) of the season. He has five 1,000-yard seasons in his seven-year career and is a good bet to eclipse that mark again if he's able to stay healthy and Watson plays a majority of the season. Cooper has seen at least 119 targets in four seasons and has finished WR22, WR13, WR9 and WR16 in those four campaigns. He should be able to see that sort of usage as the top option in Cleveland.

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Scouting report

by Bill Riccette

CLE WR Amari Cooper - 2022 Fantasy Football Outlook

2022 Fantasy Upside
The first big acquisition the Browns made this offseason and it only cost them a fifth-round pick to do so. Amari Cooper comes to Cleveland perhaps with a chip on his shoulder after being a cap-casualty trade candidate from the Cowboys and now has a chance to really shine again as the top guy in Cleveland, especially with Jarvis Landry now in New Orleans. Whoever is behind center for the Browns will undoubtedly be looking Cooper’s way quite a bit.

2022 Fantasy Downside
If Jacoby Brissett has to play quarterback, that knocks the entire offense down a notch, including Cooper. And chances are, Brissett is going to play a few games and we can’t yet rule out the possibility of him playing the entire season if Deshaun Watson receives a full-season suspension.

2022 Bottom Line
Cooper should still gobble up targets no matter who is at quarterback and should at least be a steady fantasy option. He’s going off the board near round six and should be viewed as a high-floor flex option.

2022 Strength of Schedule - CLE

W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17W18
8
@CAR
26
NYJ
16
PIT
27
@ATL
3
LAC
5
NE
30
@BAL
19
CIN
BYE22
@MIA
1
@BUF
24
TB
20
@HOU
19
@CIN
30
BAL
15
NO
29
@WAS
16
@PIT

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

Game Stats

WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCSTDPPRSnaps%
1@TB1313921610.6900000.0025.938.974/8389.2%
2@LAC324058.0000000.002.45.460/6296.8%
3PHI326048.6700000.002.65.666/7785.7%
4CAR3691323.0000000.0012.915.929/6147.5%
5NYG3601620.0000000.0012.015.057/7873.1%
6@NE5550811.0000000.005.510.578/8987.6%
7BYE--------------
8@MIN812211315.2500000.0018.226.263/7386.3%
9DEN2370518.5000000.003.75.736/6258.1%
10ATL4510412.7500000.005.19.151/7766.2%
11@KC--------------
12LV--------------
13@NO2410220.5000000.004.16.124/7034.3%
14@WAS5511710.2000000.0011.116.175/8588.2%
15@NYG28054.0000000.000.82.866/7193.0%
16WAS78511112.1400000.0014.521.552/7371.2%
17ARI318176.0000000.007.810.858/6490.6%
18@PHI5790715.8000000.007.912.946/6274.2%
Per game4.5357.670.536.8712.7200000.008.9713.5055.67/72.4776.14%
Totals68865810312.7200000.00134.5202.5835/108776.14%