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Amari Cooper expected to play Week 2 against Jets

We break down news that Amari Cooper wasn’t practicing on Wednesday. What it means for Week 2 and beyond.

Amari Cooper #2 of the Cleveland Browns warms up prior to a preseason game against the Chicago Bears at FirstEnergy Stadium on August 27, 2022 in Cleveland, Ohio. Photo by Nick Cammett/Diamond Images via Getty Images

Sep 16 PM Update: Cooper was a full participant on Thursday and Friday and is expected to play on Sunday.

Update: Good news. Cooper missed practice because he was given a rest day, per Mary Kay Cabot. As long as he practices in full moving forward, he should be fine for Week 2.

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Amari Cooper wasn’t practicing on Wednesday, per Scott Petrak. According to Petrak, Cooper was on the pre-practice injury report, but they have yet to hear an explanation. Cooper didn’t appear to suffer an injury in Week 1.

The Browns traded for Cooper this offseason, and he looked good in Week 1 despite just catching 3-of-6 targets for 17 yards. He took the Panthers young cornerbacks to school, but unfortunately had some poor throws from Jacoby Brissett. He’ll have better games.

Fantasy football implications

If Cooper does end up missing this week, Donovan Peoples-Jones would be the safest receiver to play in this game. DPJ saw 11 targets against the Panthers and was able to catch six for 60 yards. It could be worth playing Cooper or DPJ in a good matchup with the Jets this Sunday. TE David Njoku would be the other possibility as a streaming tight end.