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Riley Cooper | Wide Receiver

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/9/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 230
College: Florida
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The Philadelphia Inquirer confirms Riley Cooper "isn't guaranteed a starting spot" after an abysmal 2014 season.
Cooper was PFF's No. 110-rated receiver last year, amongst 110 qualifiers. (That's dead last.) He only graded positively as a blocker. In two-tight end sets this season, the Eagles will have Brent Celek and Zach Ertz on the field with Jordan Matthews and first-round pick Nelson Agholor at wideout. As a No. 3 receiver, the Eagles should be willing to take their chances with Josh Huff, Miles Austin, or even undrafted rookie Devante Davis over Cooper at this point. May 10 - 4:44 PM

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It would cost the Eagles more to cut Riley Cooper than it would to keep him.

One year ago, the Eagles laughably gave Cooper a $22.5M deal with $10M guaranteed. He predictably face-planted, pathetically recording a 55-577-3 line with a 2.9 YAC average despite playing 81.9 percent of the snaps in Chip Kelly's spread offense. Pro Football Focus graded Cooper as its worst wideout among 110 qualifiers. The Eagles would be insane not to hand Jordan Matthews the starting job next year, but cutting Cooper would result in $6.2M of dead money. Keeping him around (likely as a strict blocker) will cost $4.8M against the cap.
Jan 12 - 9:50 AM

Riley Cooper caught two passes for 37 yards in Sunday's Week 17 win over the Giants.

Just a blocker in this Chip Kelly offense, bad things happened all year when the ball went Cooper's way. So even though he signed a "five-year" contract last offseason, it was structured in a way the Eagles can get out cheaply. They are a decent bet to do just that, letting Jordan Matthews spread his wings as an outside receiver in two-wide sets. Cooper's 55-577-3 line is brutal for an every-down player in a Kelly offense, but it doesn't even say how bad he is.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 07:30:00 PM

Riley Cooper caught five passes for 53 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's Week 16 loss to Washington.

Cooper scored on a three-yard fade in the second quarter, and later beat Redskins CB E.J. Biggers for a 16-yard touchdown. He was targeted seven times by Mark Sanchez. Cooper will take a 53/540/3 line into the regular season finale against the Giants.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 09:53:00 PM

Riley Cooper caught two passes for 17 yards in Week 15 against the Cowboys.

Cooper has now been held under four catches in his last seven games. He remains miles from fantasy relevance.
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 01:30:00 AM

Riley Cooper caught 3-of-5 targets for 13 yards in Philadelphia's Week 14 loss to the Seahawks.

It was another pitiful day for Cooper, who had a miscommunication with Mark Sanchez on Sanchez's second-half pick. Cooper has caught at least three passes in each of his past four games, but mustered only 133 yards. He remains miles from fantasy relevance.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 08:08:00 PM

Riley Cooper caught four passes for 32 yards in Thursday's Week 13 win over the Cowboys.

Cooper was targeted seven times, but had multiple drops. He's on pace for just a 57/609/1 line this season. Cooper should be avoided in fantasy leagues.
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 09:05:00 PM

Speaking Monday, Riley Cooper blamed his decreased snaps on walk-year WR Jeremy Maclin's contract situation.

"Maclin's trying to get a contract, so he's probably not going to try and come out of the game," Cooper said. Maclin was not amused, responding "that was not a very smart thing for Coop to say." Cooper later claimed he was kidding, and tried to make amends. "Maclin, I guess, is a lot better player than me, so he doesn’t have to sub. I guess I should have said that yesterday." Maclin has dominated this season, while Cooper has wheezed to a 39/425/1 line.
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 02:47:00 PM

Riley Cooper caught three passes for 49 yards in Sunday's Week 12 win over the Titans.

Cooper was at least partially to blame for Mark Sanchez's first interception as he ran a terrible route, didn't cross the defender's face on a slant and quit on the play. The only reason he continues to log heavy snaps is because he's a good blocker. Cooper, with one touchdown and one game over 60 yards all season, should have been on waivers long ago in fantasy formats.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 05:03:00 PM

Riley Cooper caught four passes for 39 yards in Sunday's Week 11 loss at Green Bay.

Cooper was just a bail-out target for Mark Sanchez as the Eagles got absolutely ransacked. With Jordan Matthews fully emerged, there's even less upside in Cooper than there was a few weeks ago.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 08:23:00 PM

Riley Cooper caught one pass for six yards in the Eagles' Week 10 win over the Panthers.

Cooper has gotten to the point where he's almost not even worth a Rotoworld blurb, otherwise known as Brian Hartline level. He's barely on the WR5 radar.
Tue, Nov 11, 2014 12:35:00 AM

Riley Cooper caught two passes for 26 yards in Sunday's Week 9 win at Houston.

Cooper, a liability when he's not blocking, appeared to have his snaps reduced at the expense of Josh Huff. It's not a surprise as the Eagles were reportedly interested in acquiring Vincent Jackson at the deadline. Cooper is on pace for just 62-662-2 through eight games. He'll be a weak WR4 even against the Panthers' awful secondary in Week 10.
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 06:36:00 PM

Riley Cooper caught five passes for 88 yards in Sunday's Week 8 loss at Arizona.

Even the slow-footed Cooper could get open against these pitiful Cardinals corners, posting season-highs in targets (9), yards (88) and YPC (17.6). It doesn't change the fact that Cooper is a role player in a pass game that spreads the wealth behind Jeremy Maclin. He'll be a WR4 against the Texans in Week 9.
Sun, Oct 26, 2014 08:52:00 PM

Riley Cooper had five catches for 59 yards in Sunday night's Week 6 win over the Giants.

Cooper led the Eagles in receiving and finished with seven targets. He has a 24/217/1 line through six weeks and is no higher than the No. 4 option. With the Eagles on a bye in Week 7, Cooper can be dropped in fantasy leagues.
Mon, Oct 13, 2014 01:17:00 AM

Riley Cooper caught four passes for 33 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's Week 5 win over the Rams.

Cooper finally got a chance to do the only thing he does well. Nick Foles saw the 6-foot-4 Cooper matched up 1-on-1 with the 5-foot-10 Janoris Jenkins and floated a jump ball his way. He brought it down for a 9-yard TD, his first in five games this season. Still a role player/blocker, Cooper is not worth an add.
Sun, Oct 5, 2014 05:42:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Sam Bradford
2Mark Sanchez
3Matt Barkley
4Tim Tebow
5G.J. Kinne
RB1DeMarco Murray
2Ryan Mathews
3Darren Sproles
4Matthew Tucker
5Kenjon Barner
GLB1DeMarco Murray
2Ryan Mathews
3RB1DeMarco Murray
2Darren Sproles
WR11Jordan Matthews
2Josh Huff
3Miles Austin
4Seyi Ajirotutu
5Quron Pratt
WR21Nelson Agholor
2Riley Cooper
3Jeff Maehl
4Devante Davis
5Rasheed Bailey
WR31Riley Cooper
TE1Brent Celek
2Zach Ertz
3Trey Burton
4Eric Tomlinson
5Andrew Gleichert
K1Cody Parkey