Amari Cooper has missed the previous two Cowboys games after being placed on the sub/COVID roster and there is some uncertainty as to whether he will play in Week 13. Ahead of Thursday Night’s soccer game. Cowboys-Saints, Cooper’s outlook has an influence on their decision to start, sit, so we’ll be here every step of the way to provide the latest updates.
We’ll continue to update this article with Cooper news until the official active/inactive report is released around 6:50 p.m. ET Thursday. For all the latest fantasy updates, follow us on Twitter @SN_Fosystem.
Does Amari Cooper play on Thursday nights?
Cooper has been activated off the reserve/COVID list and is scheduled to play on Thursday despite being listed as “questionable.” It doesn’t seem like there’s anything to worry about a “step back” despite Cooper’s nagging symptoms, but as always, we’ll dive into all the possible outcomes.
It’s worth noting that CeeDee Lamb was fully involved on Monday and Tuesday after missing last week’s game due to a concussion, so he should be active and not reporting an injury. Lamb and Cooper will immediately rejoin “must start”, especially against the bottom five ranked Saints’ defense against fantasy WRs.
You should also consider playing Michael Gallup in a flexible position after he showed last week that he is perfectly fit and ready to work effectively for your imaginary lineup. If for some strange reason Lamb or Cooper is absent, Gallup will switch to the “must start” category and Malik Turner will become a fascinating swashbuckler if he’s active.
Again, both Cowboys stars should play. In this matchup, it should come as no surprise that both are WR1. It would be more surprising if neither of them made the top 12 for the week. The Saints are the #1 team against the RBs and the terrible team against the WRs, so this is going to be a nuclear game for Dak Prescott and his pass catchers.