Amari Cooper Injury Update Could Give Michael Gallup Fantasy Outlook Huge Boost in Week 10

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - NOVEMBER 04:  Amari Cooper #19 of the Dallas Cowboys is unable to catch a pass in front of Janoris Jenkins #20 of the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on November 04, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.Dallas Cowboys defeated New York Giants 37-18. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
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Amari Cooper suffered what appeared to be a minor knee injury in practice last week, which he went on to aggravate in Monday's Week 9 game against the New York Giants.

Cooper sat out practice for the Dallas Cowboys on Wednesday and Thursday, and his status for Sunday's Week 10 matchup with the Minnesota Vikings appears to be in serious question. If Cooper sits, No. 2 WR Michael Gallup would see his fantasy outlook get a huge boost.

Not exactly a paragon of health this year, Cooper came into the season with a foot injury and was forced out with a quad injury after just three snaps in Week 6.

Gallup has been banged up himself, sitting in Weeks 3 and 4, but he's played four strong games since returning. His snap share climbed to a season-high 96 percent in Week 6 when Cooper left early, and he played 92 percent with Cooper banged up on Monday.

Even playing second-fiddle, Gallup has seen some seriously promising volume this year, averaging 7.7 targets per game compared to 7.9 for Cooper (excluding Week 6).

Gallup already ranks 23rd among WRs with 14.4 PPR fantasy points per game on the season, and he'll get a nice boost if Cooper can't go.

Accounting for Cooper playing (for now), he sits 11th among wideouts in our Week 10 PPR fantasy football rankings, while Gallup ranks 28th. If Cooper doesn't play, Gallup will jump into the high-end WR2 range.

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