Cleveland Browns wide receiver Amari Cooper (groin, shoulder) has officially been removed from the injury report after logging back-to-back limited practices on Thursday and Friday. He'll remain the go-to option for Deshaun Watson and could even see more action than before since the run game took a hit after Nick Chubb (knee) went down for the season. Cooper can be deployed into lineups as a high-level WR2 as he played 62% and 72% of the team's snaps in the first two games respectively. He's already seen 17 targets and should see plenty more in this contest against the Titans.
Sep 22, 2023 3:59 PM EST
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Amari Cooper (groin, shoulder) was able to practice in a limited fashion on Thursday after being held out of Wednesday's session. Cooper was questionable to play on Monday night in the loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers due to a groin issue, but he suited up anyway and played well catching seven of 10 targets for 90 yards while playing over 70 percent of the offensive snaps. He may be a little beat up early in the year, but he should be able to suit up this Sunday at home against the Tennessee Titans, where he should continue to serve as quarterback Deshaun Watson's go-to target. The Browns could throw the ball a bit more moving forward, too, now that Nick Chubb (knee) is done for the season.
Sep 21, 2023 7:47 PM EST
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Amari Cooper (groin, shoulder) was held out of practice on Wednesday. Cooper was listed as questionable for the Monday night game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but he suited up and led the team with seven receptions (10 targets) for 90 yards in the loss. He apparently picked up a shoulder injury in the Week 2 game, too, but his absence from the first practice of the week is most likely for rest purposes more than anything. The 29-year-old should be able to play in Week 3 against the Tennessee Titans and should continue to be quarterback Deshaun Watson's go-to target in the passing game as the Browns look to get back on track.
Sep 20, 2023 3:23 PM EST
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Amari Cooper played well in a 26-22 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 2. Heading into Week 2 Cooper was tagged as questionable after reaggravating a groin injury in practice earlier in the week, but he was able to suit up. He wound up leading Cleveland in all receiving categories in the disappointing loss, catching seven of his 10 targets for 90 yards, and making several big catches on third downs to extend drives. Cooper now has caught 12 passes for 127 yards across the first two games of the season. He will be on the WR1/WR2 borderline in a plus matchup against the Tennessee Titans in Week 3.
Sep 19, 2023 5:22 AM EST
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Amari Cooper (groin), who was questionable to play on Monday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers to close out Week 2 action, is active and will suit up. Cooper aggravated a groin injury in practice on Saturday and was looking unlikely to play, but the 29-year-old must have made good progress the last two days and will now give it a go. Fantasy managers might as well roll with him in their starting lineups if they rolled the dice, but he could still easily disappoint if he's less than 100 percent and has his snaps rationed. Cooper had three catches on seven targets in Week 1 for 37 yards. Cooper being active hurts the upside for fantasy managers hoping to get more out of wideouts Elijah Moore and Donovan Peoples-Jones.
Sep 18, 2023 6:55 PM EST
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Amari Cooper (groin) is questionable for the Week 2 contest against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday Night Football. Recent reports have suggested Cooper is unlikely to play, but he is going to go through warmups and try to give it a go. However, Brad Stainbrook of ESPN reports the veteran wideout was still in pain this morning and is a true game-time decision. Fantasy managers who did not remove Cooper from their lineups already could be in a tough spot for the last game to kick off in Week 2. If he's out, Elijah Moore and Donovan Peoples-Jones could see a nice bump in fantasy output.
Sep 18, 2023 2:08 PM EST
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Amari Cooper (groin) traveled with the team to Pittsburgh ahead of Monday's meeting with the Steelers. The wideout suffered a groin injury during practice on Saturday, so he may not be out there for the AFC North clash. Fortunately, according to Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com, the injury isn't considered serious, meaning Cooper may not miss much time moving forward. For now, Cooper remains questionable. However, if he's ruled out, that should mean more targets for Elijah Moore and Donovan Peoples-Jones, with Marquise Goodwin and Cedric Tillman also on tap to see more action.
Sep 17, 2023 5:09 PM EST
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Amari Cooper (groin), who aggravated a groin injury at practice on Saturday, is considered unlikely to play on Monday night against the division-rival Pittsburgh Steelers, according to a source. The Browns officially listed Cooper as questionable to play on Saturday. Fantasy managers should remove Cooper from their starting lineups now and hope he can return to action in Week 3 at home against the Tennessee Titans. With Cooper expected to be out, the Browns' passing attack will have to lean more heavily on Donovan People-Jones, Elijah Moore and Marquise Goodwin, with rookie Cedric Tillman also to have a bigger role. Tight end David Njoku will see more targets through the air as well from quarterback Deshaun Watson.
Sep 17, 2023 1:35 PM EST
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Amari Cooper (groin) is now questionable for the encounter against Pittsburgh on Monday night. The wideout suffered a groin injury during practice on Saturday. Fortunately, the Browns have some time before the AFC North matchup, meaning he could be ready. However, fantasy managers shouldn't take any chances, so it may be best to keep Cooper out of the lineup in Week 2, primarily since his status might not be known until right before kickoff. If he's not available, Elijah Moore, Donovan Peoples-Jones, and David Njoku should see the most attention from Deshaun Watson. At the same time, Nick Chubb may receive extra touches.
Sep 16, 2023 7:28 PM EST
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Amari Cooper turned in a slow outing in his team's Week 1 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. He did get nicked up when he fell awkwardly while making a catch in the first half, which may have played into his slow outing. Cooper will look to bounce back against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 2's Monday night game. The Steelers are fresh off of coughing out an eight-catch, 129-yard, two-touchdown performance to Brandon Aiyuk in Week 1. Cooper should bounce back in Week 2 and can be trusted as a low-end WR2 in fantasy.
Sep 14, 2023 7:49 PM EST
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Amari Cooper caught three of his seven targets for 37 yards in a 24-3 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 1. Cooper wound up tied for first in targets on an afternoon where the Browns led the entire game and did not need to ask for much out of their passing attack. He did survive a brief scare in the first half when he was slow to get up after slipping while making a catch. He wound up returning to action a few plays later. Look for Cooper to settle in as a mid-range WR2 in fantasy in Week 2's road matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Sep 10, 2023 10:28 PM EST
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Amari Cooper will take on the division-rival Cincinnati Bengals at home to kick off his 2023 campaign. Cooper posted a career-high nine touchdown catches in 2022, his first season with the Browns, and will look to keep it going in his second year with the team. The Bengals were solid against enemy wideouts last year, allowing just the 21st-most fantasy points per game to the position. Cooper is locked in as the No. 1 option in the Cleveland passing attack and should see plenty of work on Sunday. Treat him as a solid mid-range WR2 heading into the season opener.
Sep 7, 2023 7:09 PM EST
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Amari Cooper caught one of his three targets for 53 yards in a 33-32 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in his team's last preseason game on Saturday. Cooper, making his preseason debut, came down with his 53-yard catch late in the first quarter to help set John Kelly Jr. up for a two-yard rushing touchdown. He will now prepare to take on the Cincinnati Bengals at home in the regular-season opener. Cooper is in play as a rock-solid WR2 in fantasy drafts.
Aug 26, 2023 5:38 PM EST
Cooper is among the Browns' key players not in line to see action in Thursday's preseason opener against the Jets, according to Chris Easterling of the Akron Beacon Journal.
Aug 3, 2023 9:09 AM EST
Cooper (undisclosed) practiced for a second consecutive day Saturday, Anthony Poisal of the Browns' official site reports.
Jul 30, 2023 8:49 AM EST
Cooper (undisclosed), who had missed four days of practice due to what Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer refers to as "a minor tweak," returned to the field Friday.
Jul 28, 2023 8:30 AM EST
Cooper (undisclosed) is in line to miss a few more days due to what Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer describes as a "minor tweak."
Jul 27, 2023 9:42 AM EST
Cooper (undisclosed) is missing a second straight day of practice Tuesday, Zac Jackson of The Athletic reports.
Jul 25, 2023 7:49 AM EST
Cooper (undisclosed) is working on the side at Monday's practice, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
Jul 24, 2023 7:53 AM EST
Cooper is considered day-to-day after suffering a minor tweak during Sunday's training camp practice, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Jul 23, 2023 10:21 AM EST