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How to handle Amari Cooper injury in Week 1 fantasy football

Amari Cooper is off the Cowboys’ Friday injury report and ready for a matchup with the Los Angeles Rams.

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Amari Cooper was not listed on the Dallas Cowboys final injury report that was released on Friday and should be ready for their Week 1 matchup against the Los Angeles Rams. He was listed as a full participant for practices on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday despite dealing with a hamstring injury.

Cooper is heading into the 2020 NFL season coming off third career 1,000-yard receiving effort. He finished with a career-high 1,189 receiving yards last season and caught eight touchdown passes, which is also the most in his five-year career. He seemed to gain a solid chemistry with Dak Prescott, which would be a major boost in a crucial year for the Cowboys. Cooper will likely be matched up against Rams’ cornerback Jalen Ramsey in what should be a compelling competition between the two.

Fantasy impact: Cooper is a low-end WR1 and a high-end WR2. He should be in the starting lineup in nearly all fantasy leagues. With Ramsey likely going to be focused on Cooper, Dallas wide receiver Michael Gallup should have opportunities to get open. He could be a capable WR2 in fantasy lineups. Rookie CeeDee Lamb should be left on the bench until he can prove himself.