By Mike Tagliere (FantasyPros), Thu, Sep 24th 2020, 10:21am EDT
Despite not scoring a touchdown yet, Cooper sits as the WR16 on the year. He's looked solid and not hampered by the injury we talked about during the preseason. While Gallup and Lamb fight to be the No. 2 option, it appears Cooper's role is safe. The Seahawks are the definition of a funnel defense, as they've allowed running backs just 16.0 PPR points per game but have allowed wide receivers 67.5 fantasy points per game. You read that right. Seriously, I double checked just to be sure. Through two games, they've allowed 135.1 fantasy points to wide receivers. The combination of Shaquill Griffin and Quinton Dunbar was supposed to be a positive, but it hasn't to this point, as they've combined to allow 22-of-33 passing for 333 yards and a touchdown in their coverage. Cooper will see the most of Griffin, who is the cornerback fellow Alabama route runner Calvin Ridley tagged for most of his 9/130/2 against. In a game with a 54.5-point total, there's going to be some passing and some points scored, and you're not going to want to miss them. Cooper should be played as a WR1 until further notice.