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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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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. Nov 27 - 9:05 PM

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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.
Nov 25 - 2:47 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.
Nov 23 - 5:03 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.
Nov 16 - 8:23 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.
Nov 11 - 12:35 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.
Nov 2 - 6:36 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.
Oct 26 - 8:52 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.
Oct 13 - 1:17 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.
Oct 5 - 5:42 PM

Riley Cooper caught six passes for 54 yards in Sunday's Week 4 loss at San Francisco.

Cooper set season-highs across the board, but performed terribly once again despite a tasty matchup. The highlight was an egregious drop as the Eagles were trying to come back in the fourth quarter. Through four games, the role-playing/blocking Cooper is on pace for 60 catches, 500 yards and zero touchdowns.
Sep 28 - 8:38 PM

Riley Cooper caught four passes for 34 yards in Sunday's Week 3 win over the Redskins.

On a day the Eagles scored 37 points and Nick Foles threw for 325 yards, Cooper was quiet once again. Meanwhile, rookie Jordan Matthews dominated out of the slot for eight catches and two touchdowns. Cooper, who now has a total of 71 yards through three games, is just a role-playing blocker. Drop him.
Sep 21 - 5:10 PM

The Philly Inquirer suggests Riley Cooper's role in the Eagles' offense has been diminished this season by the addition of Darren Sproles and ascension of second-year TE Zach Ertz.

And it doesn't help that Cooper has played very poorly. He has just 37 yards on 11 targets and dropped a touchdown in last Monday night's win over the Colts. Cooper basically admitted he's a role player in Chip Kelly's offense. "Those are the type of people he wants in here," Cooper said of Kelly. "He doesn't want ... me complaining about, 'I'm not getting this many catches.' I just want to win games." Cooper is a WR4/5 in fantasy leagues.
Sep 19 - 11:12 PM

Riley Cooper caught one pass for eight yards in the Eagles' Monday night, Week 2 win over the Colts.

Cooper was targeted just three times on the night; he dropped one deep ball in the end zone and later drew a pass interference call against Vontae Davis in the end zone to set up LeSean McCoy's one-yard score. Cooper saw some good looks, but didn't do anything with them. He's a touchdown-dependent WR4.
Sep 16 - 12:32 AM

Riley Cooper caught four passes for 29 yards in Sunday's Week 1 win over the Jaguars.

Cooper was second on the team with seven targets, but most of his looks were second- or third-read dumpoffs. He's a role player that's on the field to block more than make plays outside of the occasional jump ball. Cooper will be a touchdown-dependent WR4 against the Colts in Week 2.
Sep 7 - 5:43 PM

Riley Cooper (ankle) is practicing in full this week.

Cooper has been nursing a balky foot/ankle for much of the summer. He's in no danger of missing Week 1 against the Jaguars, but is just a WR3/4.
Sep 3 - 3:36 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Nick Foles
2Mark Sanchez
3Matt Barkley
RB1LeSean McCoy
2Darren Sproles
3Chris Polk
GLB1LeSean McCoy
2Darren Sproles
3RB1Darren Sproles
2LeSean McCoy
WR11Jeremy Maclin
2Jordan Matthews
3Josh Huff
WR21Riley Cooper
2Brad Smith
3Jeff Maehl
WR31Jordan Matthews
TE1Brent Celek
2Zach Ertz
3James Casey
4Trey Burton
K1Cody Parkey