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Amari Cooper Injury Update Helps Week 12 Fantasy Outlook Despite Tough Matchup With Patriots

Zach Brunner
Wild Card Round - Seattle Seahawks v Dallas Cowboys
Wild Card Round - Seattle Seahawks v Dallas Cowboys / Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Dallas Cowboys star wide receiver Amari Cooper was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, providing a positive injury update for his Week 12 status against the New England Patriots.

Cooper has seemingly been hobbled all season long, dealing with a number of lower body injuries starting in the preseason. However, this seems to be the healthiest he has been in awhile, and it couldn't have come at a better time.

Having Cooper fully healthy will be vital against the tough Patriots defense, who surrender just 178.0 passing yards per game, which is the second-lowest in the league.

Despite playing through injuries, Cooper has put together a productive start of the year, totaling 56 catches for 886 yards and seven touchdowns. This places him as WR4 in PPR scoring this season.

The matchup with the Patriots has been the toughest one for wide receivers this season, as they've allowed just 22.9 fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers. Coming off a bye week, the Patriots will be well-rested and well-prepared for this matchup.

Being fully healthy certainly helps Cooper's outlook for the week, but thanks to the tough matchup he's down at WR14 in our Week 12 PPR fantasy football rankings.

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