Amari Cooper Injury Update Puts WR in Line to Play Week 14 Thursday Night Game vs Bears

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Amari Cooper is one of fantasy football's top producing wide receivers this season, despite dealing with a litany of injuries. Cooper has seemingly popped up on the Dallas Cowboys' injury report with a minor ailment each week, though he's managed to play in all 12 of the team's games so far in 2019.

His fantasy owners can breathe another sigh of relief. After undergoing an MRI following the Cowboys' Week 13 loss to the Buffalo Bills, Cooper has once again avoided what could have been a serious injury.

While his status for the Week 14 clash with the Chicago Bears is still up in the air, this is certainly a promising update for Cooper, who has been dominant this season. Cooper's 25 percent target share ties him for the sixth-highest mark at the WR position, and his 16.9 PPR points per game tie him for the eighth-best mark.

However, he draws a difficult opponent in an elite Bears' defense on "Thursday Night Football." Chicago has allowed the sixth-fewest fantasy points per game to opposing wideouts this season, and has the seventh-best pass defense, per Football Outsiders' DVOA rankings. Even at 100 percent, Cooper's fantasy outlook would take a slight hit in this matchup.

Assuming Cooper's health continues to trend in the right direction, he'll be safe to fire up as a WR1 in Week 14, though his ceiling might not be quite as high as usual, given the matchup with the Bears' secondary.

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