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Wide Receiver, Dallas Cowboys

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Draft: 2015 Round 1 (4)
College: Alabama
Ht: 6’1”  Wt: 211 DOB: 1994-06-18 Age: 24
WR Rank Tier ADP-12
#10 3 4.01

Season Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Season Team G Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2015 OAK 16 130 72 1,070 14.9 6 3 -3 -1.0 0 142.7 8.9
2016 OAK 16 131 82 1,149 14.0 5 1 0 0.0 0 144.9 9.1
2017 OAK 14 96 48 680 14.2 7 1 4 4.0 0 110.4 7.9
2018 DAL 9 55 36 449 12.5 2 1 9 9.0 0 57.8 6.4
2018 (Projected) DAL     76 1,066 14.0 7 0 0 - 0 148.6  

2018 Outlook
Depth Chart
The top-drafted fantasy asset in Oakland is once again wide receiver Amari Cooper despite him being among the biggest busts in fantasy this past season. Cooper was almost astonishingly unproductive on a per-target basis in 2017 as he caught just 50 percent of the passes that came his way, which put him among the very worst receivers in the league. It's worth noting that Cooper might have not been healthy at all in 2017, as he started the season on the injury report for the first six weeks with a knee sprain, then suffered a sprained ankle and a concussion in Week 12. Cooper also has earned the label as a pass dropper and there's really no denying that he's had a ton of drops in his young career, but that can statistic also be a bit misleading. Cooper actually dropped four passes in one game (Week 1) in 2017, but he ended up getting targeted 13 times, which still allowed him to produce a quality fantasy day with five catches for 62 yards and a touchdown.

With 2017 in the rear-view mirror, we now look forward to 2018 where Cooper has serious potential to lead all NFL players in targets. Coach Gruden has made it well known that he is planning to use Cooper as the "main vein" of the Oakland passing game. With outside receivers Jordy Nelson and Martavis Bryant joining the team, the Raiders could also end up utilizing Cooper more in the slot on three-receiver sets. He's produced some of his biggest games when he's seen increased snaps out of the slot, and research shows that targets out of the slot are actually substantially more effective than those out wide throughout the league, so Cooper could be in for a big jump in efficiency this season. Even if he's still subpar in catch rate, though, target volume alone could lead to Cooper being a high-end WR2 or even a low-end WR1 this season.

His draft cost is substantially lower this season than it has been in either of his past two seasons, so there is some upside in taking Cooper where he's currently going in fantasy drafts and there really shouldn't be much downside, provided that he stays healthy. After turning 24 years old this past June, Cooper is still not even near his prime as an NFL wide receiver. He's only six months older than rookie Calvin Ridley but he already has two 1000-yard NFL seasons under his belt. He struggled this past season, but so did the entire Raiders offense, including QB Derek Carr who himself dealt with a back injury throughout the season. Don't let an injury-plagued 2017 change your perception of this talented young playmaker who could break out as an elite fantasy WR1 this season if everything clicks in Oakland.

Fan. Tm. Player
WR1WR1 Amari Cooper
WR2WR2 Michael Gallup
WR3WR3 Cole Beasley
WR4WR4 Allen Hurns
WR5WR5 Tavon Austin
WR6WR6 Terrance Williams
WR7WR7 Noah Brown
WR8WR8 Cedrick Wilson
WRWR Lance Lenoir
Cowboys Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Cowboys HC defends Amari Cooper trade
Jason Garrett says 1st Rd. pick is what he "costs"
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Oct 23, 11:30 am

Dallas Cowboys
Speaking Tuesday on 103.5 The Fan in Dallas, coach Jason Garrett defended paying such a high price for Amari Cooper -- a receiver who is amid another struggling season. "That's what a player like him costs you," Garrett said, via NFL Network's Jane Slater. With NFL Network's Mike Silver reporting that the Eagles were offering a second-round pick to Oakland for Cooper, the Cowboys needed to up the bid to secure the potential No. 1 receiver the team has lacked. (NFL.com)

FFToday's Take: Cooper's recent struggles and the cost-increase next year make this a questionable decision, but it undoubtedly adds to the value of Cooper and the Dallas offensive, notably Dak Prescott. and Garrett vehemently defending the decision makes it more likely Cooper will be immediately involved in the Week 9 game plan.


Derek Carr relationship with team "fractured?"
Report says Raiders QB has lost leadership role
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Oct 23, 11:25 am

Oakland Raiders
Confidence in quarterback Derek Carr is diminishing among Raiders players, Marcus Thompson II of The Athletic reports. Carr's relationship with his teammates is "fractured" according to Thompson. Carr crying after injuring his arm in the Week 6 27-3 loss to the Seahawks was noted as part of the reason teammates might have trouble looking at Carr as the leader of the team. (SI)

FFToday's Take: The 2014 second-round pick is the only one of Oakland's three key young pieces from last season remaining. All-Pro pass rusher Khalil Mack was traded to the Bears at the start of September and on Monday wide receiver Amari Cooper was moved to the Cowboys. Carr has been a low-end QB2 so far this season, with one huge Week 4 game standing tall among the others. He's on the QB2 radar this week but isn't trustworthy in standard leagues.


Amari Copper traded to Dallas
Raiders receiver 1st round pick
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Oct 22, 3:10 pm

Dallas Cowboys
The Oakland Raiders will trade wide receiver Amari Cooper to the Dallas Cowboys, a source told ESPN's Josina Anderson on Monday. The Raiders will receive a first-round draft pick in exchange, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Oakland will now have three first-round picks in 2019 after also getting the Chicago Bears' selection in last month's Khalil Mack trade. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: It will be fun discussing the Raiders and there 3 first round draft picks this upcoming off-season but for now, it's difficult to see how they are going to score any points for the remainder of 2018. Cooper moves to a team depleted at the wide receiver position so he'll become a starter once he's able to digest the playbook. This is likely a lateral move for his fantasy value given run-heavy approach of the Dallas offense and the time it takes receivers to adjust to their new surroundings.


Raiders bring back Martavis Bryant
Bryant could be facing year-long ban
By: Mike Krueger | Tue Sep 11, 5:00 pm

Oakland Raiders
Martavis Bryant is re-signing with the Oakland Raiders, who previously released the veteran receiver on roster cutdown day with concerns about a possible league-imposed suspension. The deal is for one year, a source told ESPN's Dan Graziano. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported over the weekend that Bryant is facing a yearlong ban for his latest violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy. The NFL is reviewing the matter and could issue its ruling as early as this week, a source told Schefter. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: This is a curious move for a receiver with off-field issues and potentially facing a suspension, but John Gruden has made more than a couple curious moves this off-season. The Raiders were focused on the tight in Week 1 as Jared Cook led the position with 180 receiving while starter Amari Cooper saw 3 targets. Bryant's not a fantasy option at this point.



2018 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 LAR L 13-33 3 1 9 9.0 0 1 9 9.0 0 1.8
2 at DEN L 19-20 10 10 116 11.6 0 0 0 - 0 11.6
3 at MIA L 20-28 5 2 17 8.5 0 0 0 - 0 1.7
4 CLE W 45-42 12 8 128 16.0 1 0 0 - 0 18.8
5 at LAC L 10-26 1 1 10 10.0 0 0 0 - 0 1.0
6 SEA L 3-27 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 - 0 0.0
9 TEN L 14-28 8 5 58 11.6 1 0 0 - 0 11.8
10 at PHI W 27-20 10 6 75 12.5 0 0 0 - 0 7.5
11 at ATL W 22-19 5 3 36 12.0 0 0 0 - 0 3.6

2017 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at TEN W 26-16 13 5 62 12.4 1 0 0 - 0 12.2
2 NYJ W 45-20 5 4 33 8.3 0 0 0 - 0 3.3
3 at WAS L 10-27 5 1 6 6.0 0 0 0 - 0 0.6
4 at DEN L 10-16 8 2 9 4.5 0 0 0 - 0 0.9
5 BAL L 17-30 2 1 8 8.0 0 0 0 - 0 0.8
6 LAC L 16-17 6 5 28 5.6 0 0 0 - 0 2.8
7 KC W 31-30 19 11 210 19.1 2 0 0 - 0 33.0
8 at BUF L 14-34 10 5 48 9.6 0 1 4 4.0 0 5.2
9 at MIA W 27-24 9 4 58 14.5 0 0 0 - 0 5.8
11 NE L 8-33 7 3 28 9.3 1 0 0 - 0 8.8
12 DEN W 21-14 1 1 9 9.0 1 0 0 - 0 6.9
14 at KC L 15-26 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 - 0 0.0
16 at PHI L 10-19 4 3 66 22.0 1 0 0 - 0 12.6
17 at LAC L 10-30 6 3 115 38.3 1 0 0 - 0 17.5

2016 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at NO W 35-34 11 6 137 22.8 0 0 0 - 0 13.7
2 ATL L 28-35 9 5 71 14.2 0 0 0 - 0 7.1
3 at TEN W 17-10 9 4 62 15.5 0 0 0 - 0 6.2
4 at BAL W 28-27 6 5 48 9.6 0 0 0 - 0 4.8
5 SD W 34-31 12 6 138 23.0 1 0 0 - 0 19.8
6 KC L 10-26 13 10 129 12.9 0 0 0 - 0 12.9
7 at JAC W 33-16 5 4 29 7.3 0 0 0 - 0 2.9
8 at TB W 30-24 15 12 173 14.4 1 0 0 - 0 23.3
9 DEN W 30-20 8 6 56 9.3 0 0 0 - 0 5.6
11 HOU W 27-20 5 4 57 14.3 1 0 0 - 0 11.7
12 CAR W 35-32 7 4 22 5.5 0 0 0 - 0 2.2
13 BUF W 38-24 4 2 59 29.5 1 1 0 0.0 0 11.9
14 at KC L 13-21 10 5 29 5.8 0 0 0 - 0 2.9
15 at SD W 19-16 3 1 28 28.0 0 0 0 - 0 2.8
16 IND W 33-25 6 4 72 18.0 0 0 0 - 0 7.2
17 at DEN L 6-24 8 4 39 9.8 1 0 0 - 0 9.9
WC at HOU L 14-27 10 2 10 5.0 0 1 0 0.0 0 1.0
WC = Wild-Card

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