Riley Cooper is a free agent this offseason after the Eagles released him in February. We'll see where he signs, but he would have minimal Fantasy value in the majority of leagues. After a breakout season in 2013 when he had 47 catches for 835 yards and eight touchdowns, Cooper combined for 76 catches, 894 yards and five touchdowns the past two seasons. Keep an eye on where he ends up, but Cooper should not be drafted in any formats.
Cooper was released by the Eagles on Monday. Cooper tallied just 21 catches and 327 receiving yards last season, so the Eagles decided to remove him from the roster in a cost-cutting move. He figures to hook on with a new team at some point, but coming off his sub-par 2015 season, it's unlikely he will play a prominent role in the offense wherever he winds up.
Cooper didn't catch a pass in Sunday's 35-30 win over the Giants. Cooper, whom many believe will be moving on in the offseason as his contract becomes manageable, caught two passes in his final three games of the season. He finished the year with 21 catches for 327 yards and two touchdowns, both of which were the lowest marks since 2012. He was relegated to spot duty all year, and could find himself elsewhere next season.
Cooper didn't see a target in Saturday's 38-24 loss to Washington. Cooper is decidedly an afterthought in the Eagles' offense. With plenty of money invested in the wide receiver, it will be interesting to see if Chip Kelly finds a way to creatively unload Cooper's contract, bites the bullet and releases the wideout, or decides to keep paying his No. 4 wide receiver like a No. 1 wideout. For the time being, Cooper is nothing more than a blocker in Kelly's offense.
Cooper caught two balls for 22 yards in Sunday's 40-17 loss to the Cardinals. Cooper has just 21 catches in 14 games this year, and is averaging 23.4 yards per game. He was strangely productive earlier in the season, but the Eagles' offense has shifted away from him, and the wideout is nothing more than a desperation play in any fantasy league.
Cooper caught three passes for 28 yards in Sunday's 23-20 win over the Bills. Cooper nearly hauled in a 44-yarder on the Eagles' first play of the game, but it was ruled incomplete. He had an impact on the game for the second week in a row, and with the release of wide receiver Miles Austin this past week, his role in the offense will remain marginal but existent. He's still an extremely shaky commodity in any fantasy league.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|9||11/06||@New York Giants||23||23.88|
|12||11/29||Green Bay Packers||13||21.00|
|16||12/23||New York Giants||23||23.88|
|3 Year Avg||74||41||580||4||24||14.15||84|