Riley Cooper
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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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