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Browns OC Alex Van Pelt gave his assessment of WR Elijah Moore at OTAs. “He has great flexibility; inside and outside flexibility,” Van Pelt said. “He can run individual routes outside and win out there. He can come into the slot and has the twitch to win in the slot as well. He has excellent hands and a good feel for the game. So, he’s really a complete receiver that can play both inside and out.” Moore’s generated buzz for his early connection with Deshaun Watson. It’s worth noting, though, that Amari Cooper has been limited in practice following offseason core muscle surgery. Still, Moore looks like a strong pick at WR48 on Underdog Fantasy. He sits higher in our WR rankings.

Browns WR Amari Cooper revealed on Tuesday that he underwent surgery this offseason for a core-muscle injury that he played through last year. Cooper was on the injury report with a hip late in the season, although it's unclear if this is related. Regardless, he said that he's "doing well now," per ESPN's Jake Trotter, so it doesn't sound like it'll impact his 2023 campaign. Cooper is coming off a 78-1,160-9 line and WR10 PPR finish in his Browns debut last year -- which now looks even more impressive considering he did it while dealing with this core-muscle injury.

Browns WR Amari Cooper snagged 3 of 4 targets for 105 yards in Week 17's win over the Commanders. Much of his production came on a pair of 30+ yards TDs from QB Deshaun Watson in the 2nd half of Sunday's contest. Only 1 other Browns' pass-catcher had more than a single catch. Cooper is set to go up against a fairly beatable Steelers secondary next Sunday in Week 18 action.

The forecast for today's Saints-Browns game calls for temperatures in the single digits with sustained winds of 20-25 mph and gusts of 40+. The wind chill is well below zero. They're brutal conditions that will significantly limit the passing and kicking games. Check out our projections for all the Saints and Browns players.

Browns WR Amari Cooper (hip) carries no injury designation ahead of Saturday's game vs. the Saints. It seems his absence from practice this week was merely rest-related. The weather in Cleveland is going to be brutal, so Cooper is a WR3 at best. Nothing against him. Fantasy managers might want to look for players in better weather conditions for their lineups.

Browns WR Amari Cooper (hip) was given another rest day again on Wednesday. TE David Njoku kept his limited participation going as well. We didn't get much new information today ahead of Saturday's game vs. the Saints. Check back tomorrow once we learn more about these two.

Browns WR Amari Cooper (hip) did not participate in Tuesday’s practice. Fortunately, Cooper’s absence was classified as a rest day. So nothing alarming there for now. Teammate David Bell (toe) was a limited practice participant, so today’s update will be helpful in determining his availability for Saturday’s game vs. the Saints. Stay tuned.

Browns QB Deshaun Watson didn't show much progress in his 3rd game back. He threw for just 161 yards and 1 TD in Saturday's win over the Ravens. He found WR Donovan Peoples-Jones from 3 yards out for the team's lone TD. WR Amari Cooper and TE David Njoku tied for the target lead (6). Cooper caught 4 balls for 58 yards. Njoku snagged 3 for just 28 yards. Week 16 brings a Saints defense that ranks 12th on the year in Football Outsiders' pass-defense DVOA, compared with 21st against the run. Watson doesn't look like a fantasy starter for that week or a Week 17 trip to Washington.

Browns WR Amari Cooper (hip) is not listed on the final injury report for Saturday's game vs. the Ravens. Cooper only got on a limited practice on Thursday, so it's safe to assume he won't be at 100% for this one. He played his usual snap allotment last week but finished with 2 catches on 7 targets for 42 yards. Consider Cooper a risk/reward WR3 in Week 15 fantasy lineups.

Browns WR Amari Cooper (hip) missed practice again on Wednesday. He battled through this injury (mostly ineffectively) last week but is looking iffy for Saturday night's game vs. the Ravens. We'll get another update on his status tomorrow.

The Browns didn't practice on Tuesday, but WR Amari Cooper (hip) was listed as "DNP" on the estimated injury report. Cooper admitted that he aggravated his hip injury on the first play of last week's game. He ended up playing his usual snap allotment but caught just 2 of 7 targets. We'll track Cooper's status over the next few days, leading up to Saturday's game vs. the Ravens.

Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Browns WR Amari Cooper aggravated his hip injury on the 1st play of Sunday's loss to the Bengals. Within that context, it's positive that he played on and trailed Donovan Peoples-Jones by just 5 routes for the lead among WRs. Of course, Cooper also managed just 2 catches among 7 targets. We'll see what practice participation and his coaches say about him this week.

Browns WR Donovan Peoples-Jones drew a season-high 12 targets in Sunday's loss to the Bengals, leading the team in that category, receptions (8) and receiving yards (114). He led Amari Cooper by 5 pass routes in a game Cooper entered questionable with a hip issue. Cooper did check in 3rd on the team with 7 targets but caught only 2 (for 42 yards). His usage bodes well for his Week 15 role. TE David Njoku finished between the wideouts with 9 targets, catching 7 balls for 59 yards and the team's lone TD.

Browns WR Amari Cooper (hip) is active for today’s game vs. the Bengals. Cooper injured his hip on Thursday and then wasn't able to practice on Friday. NFL Network’s James Palmer reports that “there could be a pitch count in place” for Cooper today. He’s a risky fantasy play.

ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports that Browns WR Amari Cooper (hip) "has a good chance to play" Sunday against the Bengals. That agrees with Cooper's stated expectation earlier in the week. We'll confirm his status Sunday morning.

Browns WR Amari Cooper (hip) is listed as questionable for this weekend's game vs. the Bengals. Cooper injured his hip on Thursday and then wasn't able to practice on Friday. ESPN's Jake Trotter asked Cooper on Friday afternoon if he'll be available for Sunday's game and Cooper replied, "should be." We'll get Cleveland's inactives around 11:30 am ET on Sunday. If Cooper does play, he'll carry elevated risk in fantasy lineups.

Browns WR Amari Cooper was added to the injury report and limited in practice on Thursday with a hip issue. We don't have any other details at this point. We'll see what Cooper does in Friday's practice and how he's listed on the final injury report for this weekend's game vs. the Bengals.

Browns WR Amari Cooper drew 9 targets, 41% of the team's total pass attempts in QB Deshaun Watson's debut Sunday against the Texans. Cooper managed just 4 receptions for 40 yards. Watson completed only 54.5% of his throws in his 1st action since the 2020 season. We'd assume Watson will improve from here, but it'll need to happen quickly for Cooper's sake.

Browns WR Amari Cooper drew a target on 32.4% of QB Jacoby Brissett's dropbacks in Sunday's OT win over the Buccaneers, turning his 12 looks into 7 catches for 94 yards. Cooper could have had even more but dropped a long pass late in regulation. He made up for that with a 46-yard reception to set up the game-winning TD run in OT. For the game, Cooper accounted for 30.4% of Browns receptions and 44.8% of receiving yards. WR David Bell ranked 2nd among wideouts with 4 catches for 23 yards on 6 targets. WR Donovan Peoples-Jones contributed just 2 receptions for 16 yards among 4 targets. WR Anthony Schwartz added 1 catch but ran for a 31-yard TD on a 1st-quarter reverse. Browns receivers should have a new QB next time out, with Deshaun Watson eligible to return from suspension in Week 13.

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