• Amari Cooper

  • WR
  • , Dallas Cowboys
  • 26
  • 211 lbs
  • 6' 1"
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by Spencer Babbitt

DAL WR Amari Cooper - Week 3 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 3 at Seattle Seahawks
What a start to the season for Amari Cooper. He has racked up 23 targets in two games and turned that volume into 16 catches for 181 yards without a score. The touchdowns should be coming for Cooper, who clearly remains Dak Prescott's top target in the passing game. Cooper's high-volume usage makes him immune from most matchup concerns, and those concerns aren't even present this week as he gets to take on a flailing Seattle secondary that has been burnt by the likes of Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley, and Julian Edelman so far this season. Cooper should have little trouble getting separation from the Seattle corners and has blowup potential in a projected shootout. Start Cooper as a strong WR1 against the Seahawks this weekend.

by Spencer Babbitt

DAL WR Amari Cooper - Week 2 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 2 vs. Atlanta Falcons
What a Week 1 for Amari Cooper. He attracted a whopping 14 targets from Dak Prescott and caught 10 of them. Cooper was not particularly efficient in only managing 81 yards on those 10 catches, but fantasy owners are never going to complain about a receiver getting 14 targets. There were concerns heading into the season about Cooper's target share given the emergence of teammates Michael Gallup and CeeDee Lamb, but Cooper's Week 1 performance quieted those doubters and showed he will still possess a massive ceiling in any given week. Now Cooper gets the Falcons, a secondary that got torched by Tyler Lockett and D.K. Metcalf last week. Cooper has WR1 upside in Week 2 and should be locked into lineups in all formats.

by Spencer Babbitt

DAL WR Amari Cooper - Week 1 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 1 vs. Los Angeles Rams
Amari Cooper will take on the Rams and CB Jalen Ramsey in Week 1. Cooper has faced off with Ramsey twice in his career and produced a total of 38 receiving yards in those two games. While this is not encouraging for Cooper's Week 1 prospects, he should be able to avoid Ramsey at least some of the game by lining up in the slot or alternating sides with Michael Gallup. Cooper is more of a WR2 this week due to the difficult matchup, but he can still be started in what should be a high-scoring game.

by Spencer Babbitt

DAL WR Amari Cooper - 2020 Fantasy Football Outlook

Fantasy Upside
Amari Cooper was plagued by injuries and inconsistent play when he entered the league as a Raider but has flourished in Dallas with Dak Prescott. In his first full season as a Cowboy, Cooper turned 119 targets into 79 receptions to go along with 1,189 yards and eight touchdowns. Cooper is still only 26 years old and continues to build rapport with Prescott, so it is possible he exceeds those numbers this year. Cooper’s efficiency metrics are solid. He finished last year ranked among the top 10 wide receivers in both yards per target (10.0) and yards per route run (2.6). This is despite being the top option in the Dallas passing game and receiving significant attention from opposing defenses. Selling out to stop Cooper will be difficult for opponents to do this season. Michael Gallup has emerged as a strong second option opposite Cooper, and now defenses will have to deal with Ceedee Lamb operating out of the slot. Cooper’s continued improvement and chemistry with Prescott mean that he will carry massive upside every week, and there is the possibility Cooper gets even more single coverage this season as the top option in a loaded wide receiver room.

Fantasy Downside
The only problem with Cooper benefitting from Gallup’s emergence and Lamb’s arrival is that both players carry the potential to infringe on Cooper’s target share. Cooper maintained a target share over 20% last season, and while it seems likely that should remain fairly steady, the arrival of talented new teammates is always a double-edged sword in fantasy. Offensive Coordinator Kellen Moore retaining playcalling duties is a good sign for Cooper, but the crowded depth chart at the skill positions means we could see the Dallas offense register “Cooper weeks,” “Gallup weeks” and “Lamb weeks” instead of Cooper being the clear top option week in and week out.

2020 Bottom Line
In the end, Cooper should emerge from the pack as the top weapon in the Dallas passing game and that role carries substantial upside. Cooper carries enough risk to prevent him from being a no-doubt WR1, but his current draft cost is a low-end WR1 to high-end WR2 and that is a fair valuation at this point in the offseason.

by Chris Kucharski

DAL WR Amari Cooper - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 17 vs Washington
Amari Cooper has disappeared the past two games with only a combined five receptions for 43 yards. He did eclipse the 1,000 receiving yard mark for the season and had a career-high eight TD receptions.

Cooper faces the Redskins who are 7th in aFPA to wide receivers. Back in Week 2, Cooper only had four catches for 44 yards against Washington. But we expect the Cowboys to hold nothing back with a potential playoff spot on the line.

Start Cooper as a solid WR1 for Week 17. We expect the Cowboys to go heavy with their best offensive weapons and that includes Cooper.

by Chris Kucharski

DAL WR Amari Cooper - Week 16 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 16 at Philadelphia
The Cowboys really didn't need Amari Cooper last week in the blowout win over the Rams. He was only targeted two times and ended up with one catch. That is the third time this season he has had only one catch or less in a game.

Cooper will face the Eagles who are 27th in aFPA to wide receivers. He had five receptions for 106 yards in the first meeting earlier this season. Cooper will be needed and should be the top target in the passing game.

Start Cooper as a WR1 for Week 16. Both teams need to win the game and we expect the Cowboys not to hold Cooper back.

by Chris Kucharski

DAL WR Amari Cooper - Week 15 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 15 vs Los Angeles Rams
Amari Cooper has had back-to-back solid games after putting up zero numbers back in Week 12. He scored his first touchdown last week since back in Week 10. Cooper has still been a major part of the offense and the most targeted player in the passing game.

The Rams are next up and are ranked 11th in aFPA to wide receivers. They will probably try to match Cooper up with Jalen Ramsey, but the Cowboys will find ways to get Cooper involved. Start him in all league formats as a low-end WR1 for Week 15.

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