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Amari Cooper
WR - DAL
Amari Cooper
Amari Cooper
WR - DAL
at LAR, Sun 8pm EDT
at DET, Sun 1pm EDT
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Updated: Sep 29th, 2020
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24 of 175 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 43# 84-
Best Rank# 21# 20-
Worst Rank# 102# 238-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at LAR at DET-
Matchup RatingThis is a 2 star matchup. WRs perform a little worse than their average vs LARThis is a 5 star matchup. RBs perform better than their average vs DET-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total144.8210.8-
Avg Game9.114.1-
2019 Average9.114.1-
    
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09/13
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09/07
#44-
    
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09/13
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09/11
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09/12
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09/13
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09/12
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Benjamin KlotzB. Klotz
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09/12
#32#71-
    
Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
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09/11
#31-
    
Nicholas YouN. You
The Undroppables
09/11
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The Action Network
09/13
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Justin BooneJ. Boone
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Amari Cooper
WR - DAL
Amari Cooper
Amari Cooper
WR - DAL
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at LAR at DET
Week 2 vs. ATL vs. NYG
Week 3 at SEA at ATL
Week 4 vs. CLE vs. IND
Week 5 vs. NYG vs. TB
Week 6 vs. ARI at CAR
Week 7 at WAS at LAR
Week 8 at PHI vs. NO
Week 9 vs. PIT at TEN
Week 10BYE WEEK vs. MIN
Week 11 at MINBYE WEEK
Week 12 vs. WAS at GB
Week 13 at BAL vs. DET
Week 14 at CIN vs. HOU
Week 15 vs. SF at MIN
Week 16 vs. PHI at JAC
Week 17 at NYG vs. GB
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Amari Cooper
WR - DAL
Amari Cooper
Amari Cooper
WR - DAL
2020 Points 
Week 18.17.4
Week 210.018.7
Week 38.65.4
Week 421.47.7
Week 52.111.9
Week 613.99.7
Week 78.56.9
Week 80.510.5
Week 97.52.2
Week 10
Week 118.1
Week 1217.220.3
Week 1311.323.1
Week 1411.121.5
Week 150.328.2
Week 1612.118.1
Week 174.119.2
Total144.8210.8
Average9.114.1
Notes for Player Combination
 
Amari Cooper
WR - DAL
Amari Cooper
Amari Cooper
WR - DAL
at LAR, Sun 8pm EDT
at DET, Sun 1pm EDT
Active
Expert 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Rams were 14th against fantasy wide receivers, Cooper will have to contend with Jalen Ramsey, but he should still be in the WR2 discussion.Montgomery was able to get back to full health and should be good to go against a bad Lions D. He is a boom / bust RB2 who is risky if the Bears are lying about his workload or he aggravates his injury.
Kevin Wheeler
The Draft Zone
Cooper is likely to see a lot of Jalen Ramsey in Sunday night's matchup with the Rams. 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
The last news that we have on Cooper was that he's missed practices or been limited in them recently. That doesn't exactly instill confidence in starting someone that you drafted early on and need to rely on. With that being said, Cooper also has to deal with the fact that he's most likely going to be shadowed by newly PAID Jalen Ramsey. With the other options on this team, it wouldn't surprise me at all to see Dak look Michael Gallup, CeeDee Lamb, and Blake Jarwin's way more than Cooper this week. Cooper's not a "must sit" player by any means, but expectations need to be managed going into Sunday Night Football.Montgomery has now logged back to back full practices on Thursday and Friday, which indicates that he should be good to go for Sunday. Based on his assumed volume and the matchup, Montgomery should be a fine RB2 start this week.
Jacob Wayne
Lineups
Amari Cooper has been recovering from a hamstring injury for the past couple of week and while he's reportedly ready to play in full in Week 1, it wouldn't shock me to see him suffer a setback before the game. Even if he does play in full, he would likely draw shadow coverage from Jalen Ramsey, one of the best corners in football. With so many weapons in this offense, the Cowboys don't need Cooper to win and I can see Michael Gallup coming up with a huge performance in Week 1. If you drafted Cooper, you're probably not benching him, but just temper your expectations for this week.I'm doing my best to stay away from David Montgomery this week as his injury situation is pretty up in the air. The fact that the Bears didn't bring in any veterans to contribute should be indicative of their belief that Montgomery will be back sooner rather than later. This is a good matchup as the Lions gave up the 6th-most points to running backs last year, but I'm not starting Montgomery in most situations this week.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
The Cowboys have allowed Cooper to take some practices off leading up to the season, which has caused panic among fantasy land. Mike McCarthy said they're simply trying to lessen his reps as a veteran, though it's a bit worrisome considering Cooper's injury history. Another thing that's worrisome about this week is a potential shadow date with Jalen Ramsey. These two met last year where Cooper saw just two targets, catching one for 19 yards. Both targets were in the first 10 minutes of the game and that was it. He may have been masking an injury through that game, too, as he took a big hit from Ramsey on his lone reception. Cooper is talented enough to get open against any cornerback, but with all the options in the Cowboys offense, there's no need to force it. The Rams cornerback unit behind Ramsey isn't what you'd call good, so if Ramsey doesn't shadow, Cooper can go bananas. Under a new defensive coordinator in 2020, we don't know how the Rams defense will approach this trio of wide receivers. When you combine the potential shadow situation with his undisclosed injury, Cooper has the looks of a boom/bust WR2/3-type option this week.