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The Raiders have ruled DE Mario Edwards (ankle) out for Sunday night's game against the Cowboys. CB David Amerson (foot) is also doubtful for the game. He has missed the past 6 contests with the injury.

Raiders WR Amari Cooper (ankle) is out for Sunday night's game against the Cowboys. He didn't practice all week and certainly isn't a lock to be back for Week 16. WR Michael Crabtree and TE Jared Cook will be the best bets for targets vs. Dallas.

Raiders WR Amari Cooper (ankle) did not practice on Wednesday. Fantasy owners shouldn't count on him playing against the Cowboys on Sunday night after aggravating that sprained ankle last week.

Raiders WR Amari Cooper re-injured his ankle in the 2nd quarter of Sunday's game in Kansas City. He went catch-less on 1 target before exiting. We'll see if Cooper is able to return.

Raiders CB David Amerson (foot) is inactive for today's game against the Chiefs. It'll be the 6th straight missed game for Amerson, who reached the weekend questionable. DL Denico Autry (hand) is active after also being questionable. OLB Cory James (knee) is out after arriving as doubtful.

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Raiders WR Amari Cooper (ankle) is active for today's game against the Chiefs. So he evidently looked and felt good enough in pregame warmups. ESPN’s Dan Graziano reported this morning that Cooper will be on a “pitch count” — and there’s always the risk of an in-game setback with these ankle injuries. Consider Cooper more of a WR3 flier than a reliable fantasy play today.

There's a "good chance" Raiders WR Amari Cooper (ankle) plays against the Chiefs today, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Cooper "impressed his team with how quickly he improved late in the week," Rapoport adds. After getting in just 1 limited practice, it's tough to believe Cooper will be anywhere close to 100% if active. It makes him a risk/reward WR3 against the defense he torched for 210 yards and 2 scores back in Week 7.

Raiders WR Amari Cooper (ankle) is listed as questionable for this weekend's game against the Chiefs after returning to a limited practice on Friday. HC Jack Del Rio said Cooper made “pretty gradual” improvement this week and "moved around pretty well" on Friday. He might end up as a game-time decision. Raiders-Chiefs kicks off at 1 pm ET on Sunday, so we'll know Cooper's status by noon. If active, he'll be a risk/reward WR3 at less than 100% in a plus matchup.

Raiders WR Amari Cooper (ankle) remained sidelined on Thursday. It looks like he'll miss this weekend's game against the Chiefs. That figures to turn WR Michael Crabtree into a target hog in a plus matchup.

Raiders WR Amari Cooper has cleared the concussion protocol, according to insider Scott Bair. Cooper missed Wednesday's practice with his ankle injury, though, and is still iffy for this weekend's game against the Chiefs. We'll see if he's able to get back on the field tomorrow.

Raiders WR Amari Cooper remains in the concussion protocol, according to insider Michael Gehlken. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said yesterday that Cooper's ankle injury was the bigger Week 14 concern, but the concussion obviously also remains an obstacle. We'll monitor his progress throughout the week, but fantasy owners can't be counting on him playing against the Chiefs on Sunday.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that the ankle injury looks like the bigger obstacle for Raiders WR Amari Cooper than does his progression through the concussion protocol. Cooper hit the injury list in Week 13 with both issues, but the ankle looks like the thing we'll need to watch heading into an upside Week 14 spot at Kansas City. Even an active Cooper could carry re-injury risk. We'll be watching closely for his participation this week and any reports on his outlook. Oakland, of course, will get WR Michael Crabtree back from his 1-game suspension.

Raiders WR Amari Cooper (concussion, ankle) is out for Sunday’s game against the Giants. It’s unclear if it’s the concussion, ankle or both keeping him sidelined — but he’s no lock to be ready for Week 14. With WR Michael Crabtree suspended, Oakland is down to WRs Seth Roberts, Cordarrelle Patterson and Johnny Holton.

Raiders WR Amari Cooper (concussion, ankle) missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday. He's a long shot to play against the Giants this weekend. With WR Michael Crabtree suspended, Oakland will be down to WRs Seth Roberts, Cordarrelle Patterson and Johnny Holton.

Raiders WR Michael Crabtree and Broncos CB Aqib Talib have had their suspensions reduced to 1 game upon appeal, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. So Crabtree will miss this weekend's game against the Giants but be back for Week 13 vs. the Chiefs.

The NFL has suspended Raiders WR Michael Crabtree and Broncos CB Aqib Talib 2 games without pay following their extended altercation in Sunday's game. That takes Crabtree out for next Sunday's home date with the Giants and the Week 13 visit to Kansas City. Both of those look like upside passing matchups, with the Giants likely losing lead CB Janoris Jenkins for the season to an ankle injury. The Chiefs, of course, allowed Derek Carr and the Raiders that huge game last month that included Amari Cooper's career-best line. Expect an appeal, especially after Bucs WR Mike Evans got a 1-game suspension and Bengals WR A.J. Green avoided discipline following similar on-field scrapes. We'll see if anything changes here. If not, though, Carr gets a downgrade over the next 2 weeks -- especially with Cooper nursing a concussion and an ankle sprain.

Raiders WR Amari Cooper sprained his ankle on the same play he was concussed yesterday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. No word yet on the severity of the sprain, but either or both injuries could keep Cooper out of Sunday's game against the Giants. Fantasy owners need to be lining up a replacement for Week 13.

Raiders WR Amari Cooper took a big hit to the head in the 2nd quarter of Sunday's game against the Broncos. He appeared to be unconscious on the field but was eventually able to walk off under his own power. We'll update Cooper's status when we learn more.

Update: Cooper has been ruled out for the game with a concussion. It's the 1st known concussion of his career.

Raiders WR Michael Crabtree and Broncos CB Aqib Talib were ejected in the 1st quarter of Sunday's game. They got into a wrestling match well after the whistle and both threw punches. We'll see if there's further discipline from the league beyond this week.

The Raiders will have S Karl Joseph (groin) for tonight's game against the Dolphins. He's active after missing last week's game at Buffalo. CB David Amerson, however, will miss a 2nd straight game with a foot injury.

 
 
 

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