Sept 22 update — Cooper only practiced in limited fashion Thursday and Friday, but he has been removed from the final injury report and will play against the Titans. He played well last week when he was iffy to play due to his groin injury, so I would fire him up in fantasy this week.
Sept 21 update — Cooper was officially listed as a limited participant in Thursday’s practice, and is trending towards suiting up for Sunday’s game.
Sept 21 update — Cooper official returned to practice on Thursday, a positive sign towards him suiting up for Sunday’s matchup against the Titans.
The Cleveland Browns are coming off a wild loss to the Steelers on Monday Night Football in Week 2. They lost their star running back Nick Chubb to a horrific knee injury, but did end up getting a strong game from their WR1 Amari Cooper, who was very questionable to play due to a groin injury.
Cooper ended up catching seven passes for 90 yards on a night where offense was hard to come by. He appeared to be okay health-wise throughout the game, but he isn’t practicing on Wednesday due to the aforementioned groin injury and also a shoulder injury.
Fantasy football implications for Week 3
At this point it would appear that the team is giving Cooper rest for his groin injury as they ready him to face the Titans. The Titans are a good matchup and Cooper would be an automatic start as long as he’s ready to go. If he can’t go, Elijah Moore and David Njoku would be up next for extra targets and would have fantasy appeal.