Riley Cooper
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By Neil Dutton, Eagles Correspondent, Thu, Jun 4th 4:56am EDT

Eagles receiver coach Bob Bicknell has defended Riley Cooper's 2014 season, saying he thought Cooper "did a good job". Bicknell said "If there's 70 plays in a game and you catch five passes for 85 yards, everyone's going to say "Hey, your fantasy numbers are great". Well, if you didn't block anybody, or ran some routes where you're not really running to open up somebody else, well I'm not grading you well." (Source: Marcus Hayes, Philly Daily News)

Fantasy Impact: Cooper is a good blocker, and for all we know is probably polite to old people and kind to strangers, but sadly it is his fantasy numbers that we really care about at times. True, his blocking means he'll get on the field, but his catching and big play ability need to keep him there. He's a WR4 at this point.


By Neil Dutton, Eagles Correspondent, Sun, May 24th 5:46am EDT

Phil Sheridan believes Riley Coopers hefty contract will keep him in the starting lineup, but thinks he could switch inside to the slot if Chip Kelly moves second year wideout Jordan Matthews outside. (Source: Phil Sheridan on ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Cooper had minimal fantasy impact in 2014, despite his targets and receptions both increasing. His average depth of target, yards and touchdowns both fell. His limited time in the slot has been relatively productive however. He has hauled in 70% of his targets over the last three seasons (compared with an overall mark of 58%) and sees an average of 10 yards per target against a wider 7.6. He's still no more than a desperation WR5 at this stage.


By Victor Tkaczuk, Eagles Correspondent, Sun, Dec 21st 3:23am EST

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper catches five balls for 53 yards and two scores.

Fantasy Impact: Riley Cooper reached the endzone for the first time since all the way back in Week 5. He caught both of Sanchez's TD passes on Saturday but still remains an inconsistent play in fantasy.


By Victor Tkaczuk, Eagles Correspondent, Sun, Dec 7th 9:28pm EST

Riley Cooper caught three balls for 13 yards against the Seahawks as Chip Kelly's offense failed to get into any sort of rhythm.

Fantasy Impact: Cooper should not be owned in any leagues as the Eagles have too many options ahead of him. Rookie wide out Jordan Matthews continues to outplay Cooper after taking his starting spot as their WR2.


By Dan Dziubczynski, Eagles Correspondent, Mon, Nov 24th 9:16am EST

Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper was disappointing in week 12, as he caught only 3 passes for 49 yards and no touchdowns in the Eagles 43-24 week 12 victory over the Tennessee Titans.

Fantasy Impact: Cooper continues his quiet season, as he only has one touchdown reception thru 11 games. Also, Cooper has had only one game this season where he has gone over 60 yards receiving (88 yards in week 8). Cooper should stay on fantasy benches, if not be cut, as he has been a huge disappointment to fantasy owners.


By John W. Vandegrift, Eagles Correspondent, Tue, Nov 18th 3:08pm EST

Riley Cooper had 4 receptions for 39 yards against the Green Bay Packers Week 11. His 376 receiving yards on the season currently ranks him 64th among all wide receivers.

Fantasy Impact: It's obvious Jeremy Maclin and Jordan Matthews are the go to guys in Philadelphia now that Mark Sanchez is the starting QB. Riley Cooper hasn't topped 100 yards in any game this season and only has 1 TD.


By James Brimacombe, Eagles Correspondent, Mon, Nov 3rd 6:34pm EST

After a breakout season in 2013 where Cooper caught 47 passes for 833 yards and 8 touchdowns, Cooper was thought to be in line for a similar type of season especially with DeSean Jackson out of town. Cooper has struggled to find the endzone in 2014 and only has 1 touchdown through 8 games.

Fantasy Impact: Cooper is on pace to see 100+ targets on the season (52 targets through 8 games) but still only has 31 receptions for 331 yards and a single touchdown. With backup QB Mark Sanchez now under center it will be time for Cooper to turn things around in the second half of the season and get back to a WR3/Flex type of player like we saw in 2013.


By Jay Maccarella, Eagles Correspondent, Sun, Oct 26th 9:02pm EDT

Riley Cooper caught a 50 yard pass down the field early in the 2nd quarter and finished the day with 5 catches for 88 yards on 9 targets in the team's loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, October 26th in Glendale, Arizona. (Source: Jeff McLane)

Fantasy Impact: Cooper's value to the offense and the fantasy world are slowly starting to creep up as he has put up a few weeks of consistent numbers. He is hard to start on a weekly basis but can make a nice flex or spot play given the right match-up.


By Jay Maccarella, Eagles Correspondent, Sun, Oct 5th 9:09pm EDT

Riley Cooper scored his first TD of the year on a jump ball TD from QB Nick Foles. He had 4 catches for 33 yards on 5 targets in the game. (Source: Jeff McLane via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Cooper looked like his 2013 self on the play as he leaped high to grab the ball over the defender for the score, but remains a risky start on a week to week basis.


By Jonathan Ebanks, Eagles Correspondent, Fri, Oct 3rd 8:10pm EDT

Eagles' WR Riley Cooper failed to catch a perfect pass from QB Nick Foles with three minutes left to go against the 49ers. Had Cooper caught the pass, the Eagles would have had a one-point lead. Cooper later candidly admitted, "I've never been the fastest or the quickest." Cooper then said, "Obviously, I have to do something, and catching has been it. I have to make those plays." (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Cooper also dropped a perfect pass against Indy as well. It's quite a shock to see a receiver, who only dropped five passes all of last season (playoffs included), drop good passes so frequently this season. His yards per route is also the league's lowest among receivers with 25+ targets. Much of the problem is that Cooper plays on the outside this season and Foles only throws to the outside when throwing deep. Cooper is not fast enough to be an effective deep threat though, and Foles has been inaccurate when throwing deep this season. Foles mainly prefers to throw to the middle of the field, which doesn't bode well for Cooper. Leave him on the waiver wire until further notice.


By Jay Maccarella, Eagles Correspondent, Sun, Sep 28th 8:47pm EDT

Riley Cooper caught 6 passes for 54 yards from QB Nick Foles in the Eagles loss to the 49ers at Levi's Stadium on Sunday, September 28th, 2014. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Cooper was targeted 8 times today more than any other game this year. He and Nick Foles were just able to connect for a higher percentage of completions than the last few games. This is not a matter of the Eagles trying to get him more involved in the offense but more just what the coverage is dictating. Head coach Chip Kelly confirmed this in his after the game press conference. Cooper also had a bad drop in the game and looks average at best as an NFL wide receiver.


By Jay Maccarella, Eagles Correspondent, Tue, Sep 16th 10:25am EDT

Riley Cooper had only 1 catch for 8 yards in the Eagles game against the Indianapolis Colts on Monday night football on September 16th, 2014. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Cooper has been disappointing to say the least so far this season. He did have a redzone target but didn't appear to be on the same page as QB Nick Foles for much of the game. He had only 3 targets all game. It is probably best to leave Cooper on your bench and start better options unless something changes in the coming weeks.


By Jay Maccarella, Eagles Correspondent, Tue, Sep 9th 9:54am EDT

Riley Cooper had a "relatively quiet" day catching only 4 passes for 29 yards in the Eagles home opener against the Jaguars. (Source: Jeff McLane)

Fantasy Impact: Cooper was targeted 7 times and once in the endzone but the pass was out of reach. It isn't time to panic yet with Cooper as he remains a solid #4 fantasy receiver and is worth keeping on your roster.


By James Brimacombe, Eagles Correspondent, Fri, Aug 22nd 10:43pm EDT

Foles targeted Cooper 5 times in the first half of Thursday nights game between the Eagles and Steelers. Cooper had 3 catches for 25 yards and two chances for catches in the endzone that he dropped.

Fantasy Impact: Foles and Cooper had a special connection in 2013, and the jury is still out if that same impact can be made in 2014. Cooper dropped two perfectly thrown passes from Foles in the endzone. If Cooper is going to continue his success he is going to have to take advantage of those type of opportunities in the future.


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