Amari Cooper

Cleveland Browns
Wide Receiver #89
Cleveland Browns
Wide Receiver #89
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Browns May Extend Amari Cooper This Offseason

According to Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com, the Browns may focus on a new contract for wide receiver Amari Cooper. "We love him," said general manager Andrew Berry while addressing the topic at league meetings. "So players like that, you want to make sure that you can retain as long as possible, and we'll work through all of that at the appropriate times." Cabot believes both sides won't enter talks until after the NFL draft. But Cleveland could look to make something happen soon, considering the cost for wideouts is expected to increase. Cooper, entering the final year of his current deal, amassed a career-high 1,250 receiving yards with 72 catches and five touchdowns. He also averaged 17.4 yards per catch. The Browns added Jerry Jeudy in a trade from Denver. However, Cooper should still remain involved at a high level, especially if Deshaun Watson (shoulder) can return to form.

Mar 29, 2024 9:23 PM EST


Amari Cooper Held In Check In Wild-Card Loss

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Amari Cooper caught four of his five targets for 59 yards in a 45-14 loss to the Houston Texans in the first round of the playoffs on Saturday. Cooper was held in check just a few weeks after he shredded this very same Houston secondary for 265 receiving yards on Christmas Eve. The veteran receiver came into the game dealing with a heel injury that held him out of the previous two games and he did appear to be favoring it at times on the field on Saturday. Cooper remains under contract with the Browns for the 2024 season and will be returning as the team's No. 1 receiver after posting a career-high 1,250 receiving yards this past season.

Jan 14, 2024 7:53 AM EST



Amari Cooper An Excellent Option In Wild-Card Round

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Amari Cooper (heel) is listed without an injury designation heading into his team's wild-card round road matchup against the Houston Texans. Cooper had a career day back when these two teams met in Week 16, popping off for 11 catches, 265 yards, and two touchdowns. He will look to repeat the performance on Saturday as the Browns try to advance in the playoffs. The Texans are likely to focus their efforts on slowing Cooper this weekend but the wideout and Joe Flacco have shown excellent rapport together this season, so their efforts may be in vain. Cooper is in play as a top-three DFS option at the receiver position this weekend.

Jan 11, 2024 6:29 PM EST


Amari Cooper Cleared To Play On Wild-Card Weekend

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Amari Cooper (heel) was able to practice in full on Thursday and was removed from the final injury report for Saturday's wild-card playoff game against the Houston Texans. Cooper didn't join the team for practice on Tuesday or Wednesday but said he probably could have played in the Week 18 regular season finale against the Cincinnati Bengals. The 29-year-old was held out of the final two regular season contests after catching 11 passes for a franchise-record 265 receiving yards and two touchdowns against the Texans back in Week 16. Those that spend up on him in DFS will be hoping for an encore performance back in Houston for Cleveland's No. 1 wideout. It helps Cleveland's offense that Houston's defensive line is pretty beat up entering this rematch.

Jan 11, 2024 6:03 PM EST


Amari Cooper Says He's Good To Go For Wild-Card Weekend

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Amari Cooper (heel), who missed the final two games of the regular season with a heel injury, said he's good to go for Saturday's wild-card playoff game against the Houston Texans. Cooper said he could have played in the Week 18 regular season finale against the Cincinnati Bengals if he had to. The 29-year-old will be returning to Houston, where he set a franchise record with 265 receiving yards and two touchdowns in his last game played in Week 16. Understandably, Cooper's DraftKings price has fallen after sitting out the last two weeks, which could make him a DFS bargain if he's completely healthy. However, the Texans defense will surely be trying to prevent a repeat of Cooper's Week 16 record-breaking performance. One thing we know: Quarterback Joe Flacco is going to look Cooper's way plenty.

Jan 10, 2024 12:03 PM EST



Amari Cooper Sitting Out On Tuesday

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Amari Cooper (rest/heel) is not practicing on Tuesday heading into the Wild Card matchup with the Houston Texans. The veteran is listed on the injury report with a heel injury, though he's also listed as a veteran rest player. Cooper hasn't played since the Week 16 meeting with Houston when he caught 11 passes for 265 yards and two touchdowns. It would be surprising if he sits out the first round of the playoffs, but DFS gamers and playoff fantasy managers should be glued to his practice status throughout the week. Needless to say, he has plenty of upside in his second game against the Texans.

Jan 9, 2024 2:38 PM EST


Amari Cooper To Miss Second Straight Game

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Amari Cooper (heel) has been ruled out for the Week 18 regular season finale on Sunday versus the Cincinnati Bengals. Cooper will miss his second straight game to close out the regular season. With the Browns locked into the No. 5 seed in the AFC, they are choosing to rest some key players ahead of the wild-card round next week. The 29-year-old set a franchise record with 265 receiving yards and two touchdowns in the Week 16 win over the Houston Texans, but that will end up being his final game of the regular season. Receivers Elijah Moore (concussion) and Marquise Goodwin (knee) are questionable and could also be rested, so quarterback Jeff Driskel might be working with rookie Cedric Tillman, David Bell and James Proche II as his top receivers against the Bengals.

Jan 5, 2024 1:03 PM EST


Amari Cooper Missing Another Practice

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Amari Cooper (heel) is missing another day of practice on Thursday. Cooper set a franchise record with 265 receiving yards and two touchdowns in the Week 16 win over the Houston Texans and then missed last Thursday's win over the New York Jets due to a heel injury. The Browns are already locked into the No. 5 seed in the AFC for the playoffs, so even if Cooper is able to return to practice on Friday, it seems unlikely that they would risk a setback with his heel in a meaningless game against the Cincinnati Bengals this Sunday. The Browns have already announced they'll be resting starting quarterback Joe Flacco. The 29-year-old is probably not going to be an option for anyone playing fantasy football in Week 18.

Jan 4, 2024 12:42 PM EST


Amari Cooper Not Present For Wednesday's Practice

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Amari Cooper (heel) will not practice on Wednesday. Cooper didn't practice all of last week, either, and was held out on a short week in last Thursday's win over the New York Jets. The Browns are locked into the No. 5 seed in the AFC for the playoffs and have already announced they will rest starting quarterback Joe Flacco. Even if the 29-year-old Cooper returns to practice later this week, there's no guarantee that the Browns will want to risk him aggravating his heel injury a week before the playoffs kick off. Fantasy managers that have Cooper shouldn't expect much, if anything, from him in the Week 18 regular season finale against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Jan 3, 2024 3:23 PM EST


Browns Hope Amari Cooper Will Return In Week 18

Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski said he hopes the extra rest will help wide receiver Amari Cooper (heel) to heal up and be ready to go for the Week 18 regular season finale against the Cincinnati Bengals. Cooper tried hard to play in the Thursday night win over the New York Jets, but he wasn't able to make it happen on a short week. Fantasy managers were bummed that Cooper wasn't able to try for an encore in Week 17 after setting a franchise record on Christmas Eve last Sunday with 265 receiving yards and two touchdowns on a season-high 11 receptions. The 29-year-old could be good to go next week if fantasy managers are still playing for something. In the first meeting with Cincy all the way back in Week 1, Cooper managed only three receptions on seven targets for 37 yards. We'd expect him to have a better performance this time around if he plays, especially if Elijah Moore (concussion) is inactive.

Dec 29, 2023 12:52 PM EST


Amari Cooper Inactive On Thursday Night

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Amari Cooper (heel) is surprisingly inactive for the Thursday night game in Week 17 against the New York Jets. Cooper is going to leave his fantasy managers hanging in championship matchups just several days after vaulting them into the finals with an 11-catch, 265-yard, two-touchdown performance in the win over the Houston Texans. It will be the 29-year-old's first missed game of the 2023 season. In his absence, quarterback Joe Flacco will be missing his favorite target in a bad matchup against a tough Jets defense. Expect him to distribute the football more among wideouts Elijah Moore, rookie Cedric Tillman and David Bell, with all of them being very shaky flex options in fantasy with everything on the line this week. Tight end David Njoku is the only must-start among Browns pass-catchers with Cooper inactive.

Dec 28, 2023 7:03 PM EST


Amari Cooper's Status For Thursday Night Football Uncertain

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Amari Cooper (heel) is a true question mark for tonight's matchup against the New York Jets. Cooper has been held out of practice all week and he's officially listed as questionable. The short week is seemingly the biggest factor for the four-time Pro Bowler. Cooper is coming off a 265-yard, two-touchdown performance against Houston and is the WR3 in PPR formats since Joe Flacco took over at quarterback. Despite the tough matchup against the Jets' secondary, Cooper will need to be in starting lineups if he suits up tonight. Keep an eye on the inactive list shortly before kickoff.

Dec 28, 2023 9:16 AM EST


Amari Cooper A High-End WR2 In Week 17

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Amari Cooper is coming off a record-setting 265-yard, two-touchdown game in a Week 16 win over the Houston Texans. He will look for an encore in Week 17's Thursday game against the New York Jets. Cooper hasn't practiced yet this week as he is listed with "rest/heel" as his injury designation. The Browns have been giving him veteran rest days throughout the season, however, so his status for Week 17 should be safe. It is tempting to lock Cooper in as a no-brainer high-end WR1 in Week 17 but the Jets have dominated opposing wide receivers this season as they allow the fewest fantasy points per game to the position. Cooper has been playing extremely well with Joe Flacco under center but it is worth tempering expectations for the star receiver in Week 17. Treat him as a high-end WR2.

Dec 27, 2023 7:54 AM EST


Amari Cooper Shreds Texans For 265 Yards, Two TDs in Week 16

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Amari Cooper turned in a huge performance in a 36-22 win over the Houston Texans in Week 16. Cooper caught 11 of his 15 targets for 265 yards and two touchdowns in one of the more dominant fantasy performances of the 2023 season. His 265 receiving yards set a new single-game record for the Cleveland franchise while he joined Terrell Owens as the only other receiver to post 200-yard receiving games with three different franchises. Cooper hauled in touchdowns of 75 and seven yards in the road victory, giving him five scores on the season. Thanks to his quickly established rapport with Joe Flacco, Cooper will be a must-start in Week 17, even in a tough matchup against the New York Jets.

Dec 24, 2023 5:02 PM EST


Amari Cooper A WR2 In Week 16

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Amari Cooper caught four passes for 109 yards and a touchdown in a Week 15 win over the Chicago Bears. Cooper has been establishing rapport with new Cleveland QB Joe Flacco of late as the two have combined for 11 completions for 186 yards and a score over their past two games. Cooper will look to keep it going in Week 16's road matchup against the Houston Texans. The Texans have been tough on wide receivers in 2023 as they are allowing just the 21st-most fantasy points per game to the position. That being said, Cooper has been playing well and should be a key piece to the offense this weekend. Treat him as a solid WR2 in Week 16.

Dec 23, 2023 9:12 AM EST


Amari Cooper Hauls In 51-Yard Touchdown In Week 15

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Amari Cooper caught four of his eight targets for 109 yards and a touchdown in a 20-17 win over the Chicago Bears in Week 15. Cooper was having a quiet afternoon before he caught a 51-yard touchdown pass from Joe Flacco in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 17-17. The veteran wideout has been productive over his past two games, having caught 11 of his 22 targets for 188 yards and a touchdown. Cooper is firmly back in the WR2 conversation with Joe Flacco under center. He will look to stay hot in Week 16 against the Houston Texans.

Dec 17, 2023 5:10 PM EST


Amari Cooper A Low-End WR2 In Week 15

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Amari Cooper is coming off a seven-catch, 77-yard outing in a Week 14 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Cooper had been struggling in his three previous games before last week but the insertion of Joe Flacco into the team's starting lineup should be good for his fantasy production moving forward. Cooper will now face off against the Chicago Bears at home in Week 15. Chicago has been decent against receivers in 2023, allowing the 18th-most fantasy points per game to the position. Cooper can be utilized as a low-end WR2 heading into the first round of the fantasy playoffs in Week 15.

Dec 16, 2023 9:27 AM EST


Amari Cooper Catches Seven Passes In Week 14

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Amari Cooper caught seven of his 14 targets for 77 yards and lost a fumble in a 31-27 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 14. Cooper was questionable with a rib injury and a concussion throughout the week but he was cleared to play on Saturday and wound up leading Cleveland in targets and catches in the exciting win. Cooper hit a lull in the handful of games after Deshaun Watson was lost for the season with a shoulder injury but he is back on the WR2/WR3 borderline thanks to the heavy target share he earned from Joe Flacco on Sunday. He will gear up to face the Chicago Bears in Week 15.

Dec 10, 2023 6:21 PM EST


Amari Cooper Active Versus Jaguars

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Amari Cooper (concussion) is officially active on Sunday to face the visiting Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 14. Cooper cleared the league's concussion protocol on Saturday and was deemed ready to play this weekend. The 29-year-old has been banged up in recent weeks and has been forced out of the last two contests early due to injuries. Veteran quarterback Joe Flacco will make his second straight start under center for the Browns after looking decent in last week's loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Cooper should be Flacco's No. 1 target, which is bad news for fantasy managers that are streaming Elijah Moore this weekend. Cooper will most likely be a boom/bust WR3/flex in Week 14 against the Jaguars.

Dec 10, 2023 12:01 PM EST


Amari Cooper Cleared Concussion Protocol, Will Play In Week 14

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Amari Cooper (ribs, concussion) was cleared from the league's concussion protocol on Saturday and will play in Week 14 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Cooper suffered a concussion in a Week 13 loss to the Los Angeles Rams but was able to pass through the steps to return to the field in short order, putting him in line to take advantage of a plus matchup against a Jacksonville defense that is allowing the seventh-most fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers. Cooper sets up as a solid WR3 in Week 14.

Dec 9, 2023 1:13 PM EST