Amari Cooper Fantasy Football News 2019

Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (quad) didn't practice on Wednesday. ESPN's Todd Archer reported earlier this week that Cooper's availability for Sunday night's game against the Eagles is "in serious question." WR Randall Cobb (back) also missed Wednesday's practice after sitting out last week's loss to the Jets.

ESPN's Todd Archer hears that Cowboys WR Amari Cooper's availability for this Sunday night's game against the Eagles is "in serious question." Cooper is reportedly in significant pain with his quad bruise. Considering it's an aggravation of an injury originally suffered in Week 5 -- and that Dallas has a Week 8 bye -- it might make sense for the team to hold Cooper out this week. We'll keep an eye on him.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that Cowboys WR Amari Cooper has been diagnosed with a thigh bruise. "There is no indication of long-term damage," Rapoport adds. It's relatively good news -- but the injury was still enough to keep Cooper from returning to Sunday's loss to the Jets. Consider him iffy for this weekend's game vs. the Eagles.

Cowboys WR Amari Cooper exited in the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Jets with a quad injury. ESPN's Todd Archer reports that this is an aggravation of an injury Cooper suffered in last week's loss to the Packers. He's officially questionable to return to this one.

Update: Cooper has been ruled out.

Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (ankle) was limited in practice all week but isn’t listed on the final injury report. An MRI on that ankle came back clean, and we’ve heard nothing to suggest it’s a real concern. Keep Cooper locked into fantasy lineups for Sunday night’s showdown with the Saints.

Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (ankle) was limited in Thursday's practice. He had an MRI on the ankle earlier this week, but it reportedly came back clean. Cooper should be fine for Sunday night's game against the Saints, but we'll continue to keep an eye on him.

Cowboys WR Michael Gallup is expected to miss 2-4 weeks after arthroscopic knee surgery to trim his meniscus. There's no other structural damage to the knee, so it's a pretty basic procedure. WRs Amari Cooper and Randall Cobb should see target boosts with Gallup out. WR Devin Smith, who hauled in all 3 of his targets for 74 yards and a score in the Week 2 win over Washington, is the best bet to slide into Gallup's spot.

Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (foot) put in a full week of practice and isn’t listed on the final injury report. Despite missing most of August, Cooper is ready to rock for Sunday’s opener against the Giants. He’s a strong fantasy play.

Cowboys WR Amari Cooper was listed as a full participant in Wednesday's practice. So it doesn't look like the foot issue that sidelined him for most of August will be an issue in this weekend's opener against the Giants. Cooper is safe to get into Week 1 fantasy lineups.

Cowboys HC Jason Garrett said WR Amari Cooper (foot) will practice "in some fashion" on Monday. It sounds like he'll be limited after missing most of August. We'll get Dallas' 1st official practice report on Wednesday. Cooper is on track to play against the Giants this weekend, but it'd be nice to see him get in a full week of practice.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones expects WR Amari Cooper (foot) to return to practice on Monday. He's been sidelined since the 1st week of August. “I don’t see it impacting us at all,” Jones said of Cooper's injury. “I’m just glad he’s got his health in the place that it is relative to his foot ... I think he’s well ahead of when he stepped on the field with us last year as to what we’re trying to do offensively." Cooper's ADP has dropped into the late 3rd round. He's a fine pick at that price.

Cowboys WR Amari Cooper remains "on schedule" for Week 1, HC Jason Garrett said Monday. Cooper has been sidelined for most of August with some type of left foot or heel injury and won't practice this week. Cooper told NFL Network's Jane Slater that he's been able to run full speed but that the injury is impacting his ability to cut. We haven't moved him down the WR rankings, but you can certainly use the injury as a tiebreaker if deciding between Cooper and a similarly valued player.

The Cowboys "hope" to get WR Amari Cooper back on the practice field next week, according to insider Clarence Hill. Cooper has been sidelined for almost 2 weeks now with plantar fasciitis. But he has no doubt that he'll be ready for Week 1, even if he needs to play through the foot issue. “I mean I played with a lot of foot injuries,” he said, noting that he had this same problem as a sophomore at Alabama and during his rookie season. “So I’m pretty good at playing with foot injuries. But I don’t think I’m going to have to play with it.” Cooper added that the pain has subsided over the past couple of weeks, currently putting his pain level at 3 on a scale of 1-10. The plantar fasciitis adds some risk to Cooper's fantasy outlook, but he's still a fine pick at his mid-3rd-round ADP.

Cowboys WR Amari Cooper has missed the last few days of practice with what sounded like a minor heel injury. But Cowboys insider Mickey Spagnola reports the injury is “more of a ligament thing” than a bruise. That's obviously a generic explanation -- but it makes the issue seem more serious than we thought. This has become a situation to monitor closely over the next couple of weeks.

Cowboys QBs coach Kellen Moore has been promoted to OC and will call plays in 2019, HC Jason Garrett said over the weekend. “I said to everybody, ‘I want those new ideas. I want them thought through far. And if they are not being implemented call me.’ But let’s get in there and do the kinds of things to get the most out of a very talented roster," owner Jerry Jones said. "Kellen has the skill and the right attitude and style to make this work.” This is a huge step for a guy who was a player just 2 years ago. Moore's play-calling ability will be a legitimate question mark heading into 2019.

The Cowboys have fired OC Scott Linehan. Dallas finished better than 14th in total yards or points in just 1 of Linehan's 4 seasons. And the offense took a big step back in 2018, ranking 22nd in both yards and points. We'll see who the 'Boys tab as Linehan's replacement. They have a young core in place with Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott and Amari Cooper.

Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott is officially inactive for today's game against the Giants. QB Dak Prescott and WR Amari Cooper are active, but don't bank on either guy playing much.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Monday that his team will go "all out" in this weekend's regular-season finale against the Giants. Dallas is locked into the NFC's #4 seed, so we'd be surprised if guys like Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott and Amari Cooper played much, if at all. In a meaningless 2016 Week 17 game, Elliott didn't play at all and Dak Prescott played just 15 snaps.

The Raiders have traded WR Amari Cooper to the Cowboys in exchange for a 1st-round pick. That's a massive price to pay for a guy who's been more disappointing than not since the start of the 2017 campaign. Of course, Cooper is still just 24, has a 1st-round resume and has certainly flashed upside. This isn't exactly a great landing spot, though. Cooper will be the clear #1 option in Dallas' passing game, but the Cowboys rank 31st in pass rate. Plus, it tends to be tough for WRs to settle into new offenses mid-season. Consider Cooper a WR3 for now. Oakland, meanwhile, is left with Jordy Nelson, Martavis Bryant and Seth Roberts atop the WR depth chart.


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