Amari Cooper
Amari Cooper
26-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Dallas Cowboys
2020 Fantasy Outlook
People mocked Jerry Jones for giving up a first-round pick to acquire a slumping Cooper in 2018, but Cooper has been worth that and more. In his first full season as a Cowboy, he managed 15.1 YPC (8th) and 10.0 YPT (3rd). He had six catches of 40-plus yards (T-6th) and scored eight touchdowns (T-12th) despite seeing only 119 targets (18th) and nine looks in the red zone. At 6-1, 210, and with 4.42 speed, Cooper has the size to overpower smaller defensive backs and the speed to get down the field. Moreover, since Cooper's arrival, Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott went from being a competent game manager to one of the league's leading passers. And Cooper, who signed a five-year, $100 million contract with the Cowboys in March, is just 26 years old and still firmly in the prime of his career. Third-year man Michael Gallup (113 targets in 14 games) actually saw more targets per game than Cooper, and the team drafted super prospect CeeDee Lamb with the 17th overall pick, so Cooper's not the only show in town. Fortunately, Randall Cobb (83 targets) left for Houston, and Prescott was sixth in the league in attempts last year, so there's enough to go around for all three players. And both Gallup and Cooper should see an uptick in red-zone targets under new coach Mike McCarthy. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a five-year, $100 million contract with the Cowboys in March of 2020.
Set for more slot routes
WRDallas Cowboys
April 24, 2020
Cooper is likely to line up in the slot more frequently after the Cowboys selected CeeDee Lamb with the 17th overall pick in the 2020 draft, NFL analyst Andy Benoit suggests.
ANALYSIS
The addition of Lamb to a receiving corps that already featured standout talents in Cooper and Michael Gallup gives offensive coordinator Kellen Moore a lot of formation flexibility, as both Cooper and Lamb have experience working inside and outside. With Dallas having lost slot receiver Randall Cobb and tight end Jason Witten (166 combined targets) in the offseason, there should be plenty of looks available for everyone, but even if Cooper's target volume somehow decreases as part of a deeper group of receivers, improved efficiency would keep his overall production afloat. In the best-case scenario, of course, the Cowboys' No. 1 wideout would both see more passes thrown his way and be able to do more damage with them.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Amari Cooper's 2019 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
96.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.80
 
% Team Air Yards
28.2%
 
% Team Targets
20.7%
 
Avg Depth of Target
12.8 Yds
 
Catch Rate
65.8%
 
Drop Rate
5.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.2
 
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Amari Cooper's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 1"
 
Weight
210 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.42 sec
 
Shuttle Time
3.98 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.71 sec
 
Vertical Jump
33.0 in
 
Broad Jump
120 in
 
Hand Length
10.00 in
 
Arm Length
31.50 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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A first-round pick seemed like a steep price for Cooper's services midseason, but the Cowboys more than got their money's worth over the last nine games. Cooper posted a 76-53-725-6 line in Dallas after the trade, numbers that prorate to 135-94-1,289-11 over a full season. His arrival also seemed to jump-start the entire Dallas offense, as quarterback Dak Prescott looked like a different player with Cooper on the field. At 6-1, 210, Cooper has decent size and good speed (4.42 40) and was the Raiders' main big-play weapon his first two years in the league. Cooper's average depth of target (9.4 overall) dropped with the Cowboys, but he caught 70 percent of the passes thrown his way for 9.5 YPT, a number that would have placed him at seventh among 100-target wideouts. Cooper didn't see much overall red-zone work in Dallas (only nine targets inside the 20), but his five inside-the-10 looks (for one TD) in nine games bode well for 2019 when he'll return as the team's unquestioned top target. Second-year man Michael Gallup showed flashes as a rookie, but he lacks Cooper's downfield explosiveness and profiles more as a complement than a threat to Cooper's role.
2017 was a lost season for Cooper, who dropped passes, missed two games with an ankle injury and generally looked lost in a subpar Raiders offense all year. With the exception of Week 17, which doesn't count in most fantasy leagues, Cooper had only one game in which he exceeded 70 yards and five in which he failed to have even 10. His season totals were bolstered by that Week 17 game (115 yards and a TD), and his other good game was a monstrous 11-210-2 outburst against the Chiefs, but having him in the lineup week in and week out was costly, even in a down year for receivers generally. At 6-0, 211, and with a 4.42 40, Cooper has good size and speed, though he's hardly a freak in the mold of Julio Jones or Josh Gordon. Cooper has never been much of a red-zone target, with most of that work going to teammate Michael Crabtree. This year, Crabtree will ply his trade in Baltimore, so Cooper could see more looks in that area, though the Raiders acquired sure-handed Jordy Nelson (6-3, 217) a big targets who might be better suited for it. But Nelson is 33 and new coach Jon Gruden indicated Cooper will be "the focal point" of the team's offense. Accordingly, expect a target spike at the very least, and keep in mind Cooper is still only 24.
What is Derek Carr's obsession with Michael Crabtree? For the second year in a row, the ineffective Crabtree (6.9 YPT, 33rd) saw more looks (145) than Cooper (8.7 YPT, 13th) did (132), especially in the red zone where Crabtree got 21 targets to Cooper's 13. While Cooper gained 150 more yards despite the lower volume, Crabtree outscored him eight to five. At 6-1, 211 and with 4.43 speed, Cooper is a nice blend of size and game-breaking speed. He's also quick and athletic and runs crisp routes. While Cooper had only two catches of 40-plus, he brought in 21 of 20-plus (4th) despite being 15th in targets. The question for Cooper once again is volume -- his skills and role make him a safe bet to reach 1,000 yards and half a dozen TDs, but his ceiling is limited by Crabtree's heavier workload, especially from in close. Adding insult to injury, slot man Seth Roberts also saw a whopping 21 of his 77 targets in the red zone, effectively freezing Cooper out, though we'd expect significant regression on that front. The Raiders didn't make any significant additions to the passing offense -- Jared Cook figures to be a lowend tight end, and Cordarrelle Patterson more of a return man than a source of targets, so it's still possible Cooper claims his rightful share of the team's aerial output. Even if he doesn't, the floor is still high for the 23-year old.
Cooper's rookie year was more or less what one would expect. While he eclipsed 1,000 receiving yards, making him only the 15th rookie to do so since the merger, he scored only six times, and his 8.2 YPT placed him 16th among the league's 32 100-target wide receivers. But perhaps the bigger surprise was Cooper not being the top target on his own team. Despite playing all 16 games, he finished with 16 fewer targets than Michael Crabtree, a castoff from the 49ers whose career seemed on its last legs. At 6-1, 211, Cooper has decent size, and his 4.42 40 time is above average. He's a strong route-runner, quick in and out of breaks and willing to go over the middle of the field. He also makes big plays — his six catches for 40-plus yards tied for sixth in the league, even though he was only 16th in targets. Heading into 2016, Cooper should supplant Crabtree as the team's target leader. Receivers typically make dramatic improvements in their second seasons, and while David Carr is no Drew Brees, he is a competent quarterback who should also get better in Year 3 as his rapport with Cooper grows.
The fourth overall pick in this year's draft, Cooper won't hurt for opportunities in Oakland. The question is of what quality. While some are excited about quarterback Derek Carr's 21-TD, 12-INT rookie season, it came with a 5.5 YPA, last by a wide margin among the 36 quarterbacks with 200 or more pass attempts. To be sure, Cooper should be an immediate upgrade over Carr's targets from last season, and it's likely he'll be the team's clear No. 1 out of the gate even with newly signed Michael Crabtree around. But this is a bottom-of-the-barrel organization trying to improve a passing game that ranked 26th in yards and last in efficiency. Cooper himself is an interesting prospect because for such an early pick he lacks the elite size/speed profile of an A.J. Green or Julio Jones. But at 6-1, 211, he's above average in height and weight, and his 4.42 40 is fast, just not blazingly so. Cooper's especially polished as a route-runner, quick and fluid in and out of breaks and willing to take hits and catch balls in traffic. And he was massively productive in college. But while some have compared him to Marvin Harrison, no one is comparing his quarterback to Peyton Manning.
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Nearing huge deal with Dallas
WRDallas Cowboys
March 16, 2020
Cooper is nearing agreement on a five-year, $100 million contract with the Cowboys on Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Preparing for free agency
WRDallas Cowboys
March 16, 2020
With Dak Prescott receiving the Cowboys' franchise tag, Cooper will be able to test the free-agent market, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Reiterates desire to stay in Dallas
WRDallas Cowboys
March 6, 2020
Cooper said he wants to spend the rest of his career in Dallas, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.
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Hopes to re-sign with Cowboys
WRDallas Cowboys
January 23, 2020
Cooper said he wants to stay in Dallas for a long time, Jane Slater of NFL Network reports.
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Puts together big contract year
WRDallas Cowboys
January 1, 2020
Cooper finished 2019 with 79 catches on 119 targets for 1,189 yards and eight touchdowns.
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