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News: 3 days agoCoach Mike McCarthy said Cooper (ankle) "looks great" and has been doing good work with the training staff, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Spin: McCarthy said he's been getting "extremely positive" reports from the strength and conditioning staff, perhaps hinting at Cooper making it back on the practice field soon. However, team president Jerry Jones said last week that he expected Cooper to resume practicing in mid-August, so we shouldn't expect anything too imminent. Cooper hasn't practiced in any capacity since having ankle surgery in early January, but Jones did mention that he thought the wideout could briefly appear in a game this preseason.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Cooper is undoubtedly one of the league's top WR talents, so it may surprise you to know that the six-year NFL vet has yet to finish a season better than 10th in fantasy points. Volume is the primary culprit, as he's never exceeded a 23% target share or 130 targets in a single season. Despite the capped ceiling, Cooper has finished as a top-21 fantasy WR in five of six seasons, including each of the past three. The 27-year-old was fifth among wideouts in Dak Prescott's five starts last season and figures to pick up where he left off in Dallas' high-volume, loaded offense in 2021. Cooper is a solid WR2 with the potential for a career-best season.