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News: 4 days agoCooper brought in seven of 12 targets for 94 yards in the Browns' 23-17 overtime win over the Buccaneers on Sunday.
Spin: The veteran wideout came up big when his team needed it the most, recording catches of 17 and 45 yards on what turned out to be the Browns' game-winning drive. The second reception brought Cleveland all the way down to the three-yard line, which set up a Nick Chubb game-winning touchdown rush. Cooper's reception, yardage and target totals were all team highs, and it will be intriguing to see how he works in tandem with incoming starter Deshaun Watson in a Week 13 matchup against the Texans after displaying plenty of chemistry with Jacoby Brissett over the first 11 games of the season.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Cooper was traded to Cleveland after spending his first seven seasons with the Raiders and Cowboys. The 2015 first-round pick has yet to live up to lofty expectations and he hit a bit of a low in 2021 with a career-low 6.9 targets per game (19% share). Cooper has generally been a solid WR2 (he's never finished worse than 29th in fantasy PPG), but he simply hasn't made the leap to WR1 territory (zero season finishes better than 10th). On the plus side, he's only 27 and has a clear path to a hefty target share as Deshaun Watson's top target in Cleveland. A slow start is likely with Watson suspended for 11 games, but Cooper can be viewed as a WR3/flex early on, who could leap into the WR2 mix once Watson is back.