Fantasy Football Impact: Cowboys Trade Amari Cooper to Browns

The rumors of Amari Cooper’s departure from Dallas have come to fruition, as the Cowboys have traded the wide receiver and a sixth-round pick to the Cleveland Browns for a fifth- and a sixth-round selection. This deal has to sting for Cowboys fans, as the team traded a first-round pick to the Raiders for Cooper in 2018.

Cooper, who finished as the WR27 last season, will now be the No. 1 wide receiver in Cleveland. That’s the good news. The bad news? He’ll be in a run-based offense that statistically neutered former star Odell Beckham Jr. and is not at all wideout friendly. In fact, the most fantasy points a receiver has averaged in Kevin Stefanski’s offense is Stefon Diggs. The current Bills playmaker averaged 14.2 points from 2018-2019 while he and Stefanski were with the Vikings.

That’s now a best-case scenario for Cooper, who is a middling No. 3 wideout from a fantasy football standpoint. The move also hurts Jarvis Landry, who has more competition in the passing game, as well as Donovan People-Jones as a late flier.

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