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Amari Cooper

Amari Cooper WR - DAL

Experience: 4 YRS  
Height: 6'1"  
Weight: 211 
Bye: 8

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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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Raiders WR Amari Cooper sustained a concussion in the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Seahawks. It's the 2nd known concussion of his career, with the 1st coming last November. We'll track his progress through the protocol. The Raiders have a Week 7 bye.

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Raiders HC Jon Gruden said from the Combine on Wednesday that WR Amari Cooper will be the "focal point" of his offense. "He has tremendous quickness. He’s smart, versatile and he’s a gamer," Gruden said. "He likes the bright lights, and he’ll be the headliner in our offense.” Cooper is coming off a disappointing 2017 campaign. But he topped 1,000 yards in both of his first 2 NFL seasons and turns just 24 in June. Gruden, meanwhile, brings a long history of churning out productive #1 WRs. In 14 seasons as a HC or OC, his top receiver has averaged 137 targets, 79 catches, 1,142 yards and 7.4 TDs. Cooper is a prime 2018 bounce-back candidate.

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Raiders QB Derek Carr suggested in a radio interview on Friday that WR Amari Cooper played hurt for much of the 2017 season. "That man was out there playing on 1 foot," Carr said. "He was out there just trying to give it his all even though he could barely get out there and do it ... Honestly, a lot of guys probably wouldn't have even played with what he had going on." Most guys deal with some level of injury throughout the course of an NFL season, so this doesn't completely excuse Cooper's disappointing 2017. But better health certainly won't hurt his chances of a bounce back this coming season. Cooper turns just 24 in June and topped 1,000 yards in both of his first 2 campaigns.

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Raiders WR Amari Cooper (ankle) is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Eagles. He put in limited practices on Friday and Saturday. HC Jack Del Rio said Saturday afternoon that there's “a good chance" Cooper will play vs. Philly. He still can't be trusted in fantasy lineups, though, after aggravating that ankle injury just 14 snaps into his last outing.

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Injury Predictor

Cooper lost Week 13 to a concussion and Week 15 to a high-ankle sprain in 2017. After the season, QB Derek Carr said his teammate "was out there playing on 1 foot ... a lot of guys probably wouldn't have played with what he had going on." We still don't know exactly what was ailing Cooper and when -- beyond the ankle sprain -- but he should be headed for a much healthier 2018. The wideout also played all 32 games through his 1st 2 pro seasons -- despite a 2015 foot injury -- and hits Year 4 as the "focal point" of new HC Jon Gruden's pass offense.

Projected Missed Probability of injury per game ? Probablity of injury in the season ?
1.50 4.5% 52.2%
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Date Injury Analysis
Dec 10, 2017 Pedal Ankle Sprain Grade 2 Cooper aggravated his left ankle sprain early against the Chiefs and missed another game.
Nov 26, 2017 Pedal Ankle Sprain Grade 2 Cooper sprained his left ankle in the 2nd quarter against the Broncos and missed the next game.
Nov 26, 2017 Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Cooper sustained a concussion in the same game in which he sprained his left ankle.
Dec 10, 2015 Pedal Foot Plantar Fasciitis Grade 1 Cooper appeared on the injury report Thursday of Week 14 with a foot injury. It was later revealed he played through plantar fasciitis "most of the year," which worsened in December.
Oct 1, 2013 Pedal Toe Dislocation In college, Cooper missed a game with a sprained toe.
Aug 13, 2013 Pedal Foot Sprain Amari Cooper missed a week of offseason training due to a strained foot. The injury hobbled throughout the season but did not constrain him from playing in any games.

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