Fantasy Football Today - fantasy football rankings, cheatsheets, and information
A Fantasy Football Community!




Log In  | Sign Up  |  Contact      





 Stats > Amari Cooper  
 
Wide Receiver, Oakland Raiders

Want Custom Fantasy Scoring?
You are not logged in. You must be logged in and create a league profile to apply custom fantasy scoring to the stat, projection and ranking pages. Login or Register

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 OAK 3 18 13 142 10.9 0 1 9 9.0 0 15.1 5.0
2018 (Projected) OAK     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 Jordy Nelson
WR3WR3 Seth Roberts
WR4WR4 Johnny Holton
WR5WR5 Martavis Bryant
WR6WR6 Dwayne Harris
WR7WR7 Brandon LaFell
Raiders Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
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.


Jordy Nelson looking sharp early in camp
"Moves like he's 28"
By: Doug Orth | Thu Aug 2, 7:30 pm

Oakland Raiders
It reads like training-camp puff. But Jordy Nelson been exactly what Raiders, WRs coach Edgar Bennett believed they were getting. Moves like he’s 28. Polished routes. Timing developing with Derek Carr. And off-field leader. What they needed. (Michael Gehlken ‏on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The reality is probably he is somewhere between where he was when he torched the league for a 97-1,257-14 line in 2016 and what appeared to be a shell of his former self last season (53-482-6). As much as owners don't want to hear it, there is a distinct possibility Nelson becomes the trusted red zone weapon Michael Crabtree was for Derek Carr and makes Amari Cooper owners pull their hair out yet again. Nelson has the look of a value pick at his current 8.12 ADP.



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

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

What is My FF Today ?
Click the icon to add a player to My FF Today Track Players. Track Players allows you to keep better tabs on players that are most important to you, including your own custom news page and highlighting your players on stat, projection and ranking pages. Note you must be logged in to use My FF Today.