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vs. LAC, Sun 1pm EDT
Amari Cooper
WR - DAL
Amari Cooper
Amari Cooper
WR - DAL
at TB, Thu 8pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 29th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 14# 18-
Best Rank# 5# 5-
Worst Rank# 54# 46-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. LAC at TB-
Matchup RatingThis is a 2 star matchup. WRs perform a little worse than their average vs LACThis is a 5 star matchup. WRs perform better than their average vs TB-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rec21.326.6
Rec Yds232.2269.4
Rec TD1.81.8
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total136.8144.8-
Avg Game9.19.1-
Avg Projection9.59.9-
2019 Average9.19.1-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Amari Cooper
WR - DAL
Amari Cooper
Amari Cooper
WR - DAL
2021 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. LAC at TB
Week 2 vs. NYG at LAC
Week 3 at BUF vs. PHI
Week 4 at ATL vs. CAR
Week 5 vs. NO vs. NYG
Week 6 vs. KC at NE
Week 7 at GBBYE WEEK
Week 8 at DEN at MIN
Week 9BYE WEEK vs. DEN
Week 10 vs. TB vs. ATL
Week 11 at CAR at KC
Week 12 vs. SEA vs. LV
Week 13 at LV at NO
Week 14 vs. DAL at WAS
Week 15 at PHI at NYG
Week 16 at DAL vs. WAS
Week 17 vs. PHI vs. ARI
Player Projections Comparison
 
vs. LAC, Sun 1pm EDT
Amari Cooper
WR - DAL
Amari Cooper
Amari Cooper
WR - DAL
at TB, Thu 8pm EDT
Receiving
   
Receptions5.05.1
Rec Yards68.270.0
Rec TDs0.50.5
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.30.1
Rush Yards0.90.5
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points9.59.9
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Amari Cooper
WR - DAL
Amari Cooper
Amari Cooper
WR - DAL
2020 Points 
Week 16.18.1
Week 218.510.0
Week 38.68.6
Week 411.821.4
Week 52.62.1
Week 67.413.9
Week 715.08.5
Week 80.5
Week 917.57.5
Week 1010.2
Week 118.48.1
Week 129.217.2
Week 131.411.3
Week 142.411.1
Week 157.70.3
Week 1612.1
Week 1710.04.1
Total136.8144.8
Average9.19.1
Player Targets Comparison
 
Amari Cooper
WR - DAL
Amari Cooper
Amari Cooper
WR - DAL
2020 Targets 
Week 1714
Week 2109
Week 3812
Week 41416
Week 574
Week 61210
Week 7117
Week 85
Week 986
Week 109
Week 1177
Week 1298
Week 1369
Week 1465
Week 15123
Week 166
Week 1789
Notes for Player Combination
 
vs. LAC, Sun 1pm EDT
Amari Cooper
WR - DAL
Amari Cooper
Amari Cooper
WR - DAL
at TB, Thu 8pm EDT
Expert 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Eagles were 29th against fantasy wide receivers, they have tried to improve their secondary this offseason, but McLaurin has a great matchup in the opener.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.
Kevin Wheeler
The Draft Zone
 Cooper is likely to see a lot of Jalen Ramsey in Sunday night's matchup with the Rams.
Jacob Wayne
Lineups
The Eagles allowed the fourth-most fantasy points to wide receivers last year but they added Darius Slay this offseason, a former All-Pro cornerback who has been a thorn in the sides of fantasy owners for years. Philly defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz hasn't been known to use a lot of shadow concepts throughout his career, instead preferring zone defense, but Slay will likely see a decent amount of time against McLaurin. I still view McLaurin as a high-upside WR2 this week as he's the type of guy who can have a week's worth of production in one play.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.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
From the time that Dwayne Haskins took over as the starting quarterback, McLaurin saw 47 targets, hauling in 30 of them for 461 yards and two touchdowns. He was the No. 36 wide receiver during that stretch. We have little concern about McLaurin's talent, but more concern about lack of touchdown upside with Haskins under center. Now the clear-cut No. 1 receiving option for this team, he'll surely see Darius Slay in coverage this week, a cornerback who's continually among the best in the game. He allowed just a 58.3 percent catch-rate in his coverage last year, which again, isn't great because McLaurin saw more than nine targets just once in 2019. In the game he did, it just so happens it was against the Lions (and Slay) in Week 12 when he turned 12 targets into 5/72/0. That's a realistic finishing stat line for him this week, though he'll have to do it on fewer attempts considering how few plays Eagles' opponents run. Many will run to say that the Eagles allowed 10 different wide receivers hit the 100-yard mark in 2019 and that McLaurin accounted for two of them, but that doesn't account for their massive upgrade with both Slay and Nickell Robey-Coleman. As the clear-cut No. 1 receiver in a negative gamescript, McLaurin should still be played as a low-end WR2 who offers a solid floor.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.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
McLaurin's a great wide receiver, but he gets a tough draw against Darius Slay in week one. Slay's one of the best lockdown corners in the NFL and he should make things difficult for F1 all game long. McLaurin's still worth rolling out as a low-end WR2/high-end WR3, but expectations need to be managed for the second-year player.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.