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Amari Cooper COVID Update Boost CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup Fantasy Outlook in Week 11

Isaiah De Los Santos
Michael Cooper COVID update boosts CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup fantasy outlook.
Michael Cooper COVID update boosts CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup fantasy outlook. / Stephen Maturen/GettyImages

The Dallas Cowboys will now be without Amari Cooper in Week 11 due to being placed on the COVID-19 reserve list. He'll be out for Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs, and possibly miss Week 12's Thursday night matchup as well.

This update boosts the fantasy outlook for both CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup going forward.

CeeDee Lamb Fantasy Outlook

CeeDee Lamb will likely see a bump to his workload with his running mate out.

Lamb is already averaging a healthy 8.1 targets, 5.2 receptions and 80.7 yards per game along with 6 scores. He currently ranks as WR8 in PPR scoring, thanks to leading the Cowboys in targets (73), receptions (47), yards (726) and receiving TDs.

He'll now be the clear-cut WR1 heading into a matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs. While KC has held WRs to 34.2 PPR points per game (11th fewest in the league), Lamb will likely be leaned upon by Dak Prescott with few other viable options.

Michael Gallup Fantasy Outlook

Michael Gallup is set up to benefit the most from Cooper's absence.

The Cowboys' usual WR3 has played in just two games, though he's had a decent role in both those contests, turning 12 targets into 7 receptions for 78 yards. Cooper leaves behind a sizable 7.2 targets per game in his absence, which Gallup should absorb most (if not all) of those looks.

That bumps Gallup up from FLEX play to legit starting receiver option given he could immediately step into the same role that's made Cooper the WR23 in PPR scoring this year.

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