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Height/Weight: 6-4/230 | Birthdate: 9/9/1987 | Birthplace: Oklahoma City, OK, USA | Team: Philadelphia | College: Florida | NFL Experience: 5 | Owned/Started%: 100/69 | Average Draft Position: 107.72
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Riley Cooper not at practice


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/10/2014) Eagles receiver Riley Cooper was not at practice Tuesday, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer.

The report said he was watching practice without his helmet, and no reason was given for his absence.


Eagles address WR need with Jordan Matthews


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/9/2014) The Eagles needed a receiver with DeSean Jackson gone, and they addressed the position by drafting Vanderbilt's Jordan Matthews in the second round.

Matthews will likely be No. 3 on the depth chart behind Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper, and he will have minimal Fantasy value in 2014. He should, however, help Nick Foles and the Eagles offense.

Matthews is a good receiver, but he's not a burner, which the Eagles will miss with Jackson gone. Still, this receiving corps is starting to look solid with Maclin, Cooper, Matthews, Zach Ertz, LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles.

It should only help Folk, who depended heavily on Jackson last year. He's still a low-end No. 1 Fantasy quarterback, but he's a great one to wait for with a late-round pick.

As for Matthews, he's only worth a late-round flier in standard leagues, and he's a solid second-round pick in rookie-only formats.


Eagles will be OK even without DeSean Jackson


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/6/2014) The Eagles lost DeSean Jackson this offseason, and Fantasy owners are concerned their offense could struggle without a deep threat down the field. It's possible, but there's still plenty of talent for Fantasy owners to tap into even though Jackson is gone.

For an in-depth look at some of the top Eagles players -- Nick Foles, LeSean McCoy, Darren Sproles, Jeremy Maclin, Riley Cooper and Zach Ertz -- check out this blog I wrote in looking at their preseason outlooks. A lot can change between now and the start of the season, but here is one view on the Eagles heading into this year.

If you disagree, feel free to discuss any differences with me on Twitter @jameyeisenberg


Eagles using Broncos' offense as a model


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/2/2014) Eagles quarterback Nick Foles won't lack for targets in 2014. Receivers Riley Cooper and Jeremy Maclin are under contract, joining receiver DeSean Jackson, tight ends Zach Ertz and Brent Celek and of course running back LeSean McCoy.

Askef if there will be enough passes to go around, general manager Howie Roseman told Birds 24/7 that he's trying to follow Denver's model.

"When you look at how many offensive plays that you have over the course of the season, there’s a lot of opportunities to spread the ball around, get people involved," Roseman said. "I don’t think you have to look further than when you look at the Denver Broncos and how many options they have in their passing game and how big of an advantage that is when you have guys all around the field and you can get different personnel groups and that’s what we’re looking to do. We're looking to be an explosive, dynamic offense and when you talk about the skills that he has, Jeremy, certainly he adds to that group."

Maclin was the latest to sign when he inked a one-year deal Saturday.


Riley Cooper's deal for five years


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(2/27/2014) The Eagles have signed receiver Riley Cooper to a contract extension, but the exact terms of the deal aren't yet known.

The latest report by ESPN says Cooper signed a five-year, $25 million deal. Comcast Sports Net previously reported the deal was four years.

Regardless, Cooper is coming back to the Eagles in 2014, and he will look to build off his performance in 2013 when he had 47 catches for 835 yards and eight touchdowns.


Report: Riley Cooper's deal for four years


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(2/27/2014) The Eagles and wide receiver Riley Cooper are close to announcing a contract for the soon-to-be free agent, and according to CSNPhilly.com, the deal will be announced Thursday. The contract is expected to be for four years, though financial terms are not yet known.

Cooper put together the best season of his career on the field in 2013, finishing with 47 catches for 835 yards and eight touchdowns.


Report: Eagles, Riley Cooper nearing multiyear deal


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2014) The Eagles and receiver Riley Cooper are close to agreeing on a new contract, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer. Cooper is coming off a breakout season in which he caught 47 passes for 835 yards and eight touchdowns.

Cooper is slated to become a free agent March 11. The paper expects his deal to be announced in the next few days.


Report: Riley Cooper is Eagles' priority, not Jeremy Maclin


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2014) Contrary to a recent Philadelphia Inquirer report claiming the Eagles prefer Jeremy Maclin to Riley Cooper, Pro Football Talk asserts it's the other way around and "it's not even close." Both receivers are about to be free agents.

The report notes Cooper thrived in his first year as a starter while Maclin sat out last season after tearing his ACL.


Eagles prefer Jeremy Maclin to Riley Cooper


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/23/2014) With two of their key receivers heading to free agency, the Eagles would rather re-sign Jeremy Maclin than Riley Cooper, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer. Philly's plan is to sign Maclin to a one-year deal and land another starting-caliber wideout in free agency, the report said.

The Eagles could "circle back" to Cooper if they don't land another target. Coach Chip Kelly watched Maclin practice before tearing his ACL and "saw enough of the receiver to be convinced that he would thrive in his system," a source told the paper.

Cooper already has drawn interest from several teams, the report said. He had 742 receiving yards and seven touchdowns in the final 11 games after Nick Foles took over as quarterback.


Patriots have decisions to make at receiver


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(2/14/2014) The Patriots have to make some decisions at receiver this offseason, reports the Boston Herald

The first is deciding to pay free agent Julian Edelman. The report says Edelman might want a contract similar to what Danny Amendola got last season (five years and a max value of $31 million). But the Patriots will probably offer Edelman something similar to their offer to Wes Welker (two years, $10 million). Based on that, the report expects Edelman to chase the money elsewhere.

Amendola is safe this offseason despite a down year, but he could be released after the 2014 season if he struggles again. The team hopes the three second-year receivers of Aaron Dobson, Kenbrell Thompkins and Josh Boyce continue to develop, and getting Rob Gronkowski (ACL) back at 100 percent is vital.

The Patriots also could look at receivers in free agency, especially if Edelman leaves, and they could be in play for Eric Decker, Jeremy Maclin or Hakeem Nicks. Or if Edelman returns, the Patriots could still add someone like Brandon LaFell, Nate Burleson, Riley Cooper or Kenny Britt.


Eagles have decision to make at receiver


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(2/13/2014) The Eagles will have to make a decision this offseason about bringing back free agent receivers Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper, and Jason Avant also could be a cap casualty based on his salary and lack of production, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer.

The report says "expect Maclin to be a priority" even though he missed the season with a torn ACL. He could settle for a one-year deal trying to prove he's back to full strength with the hope of earning a long-term contract.

Cooper is coming off a career season, and the report says Kelly values Cooper for his size and ability to block. But the Eagles must determine whether he's replaceable compared to the money he'll potentially command on the open market.

As for Avant, he could be released or asked to take a pay cut. He's coming off his worst statistical season since 2008 and his production does not merit $3.25 million – especially if the Eagles pay Maclin and/or Cooper big money.


Eagles' receiver situation is 'complicated'


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/5/2014) Eagles receivers Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper are entering free agency, and general manager Howie Roseman won't rule out bringing both back. But he also noted wideout is a very strong position in the draft, reports CSNPhilly.com.

“I think it is complicated, because you have guys that you want to have back,” Roseman said, “and also, what resources are you going to devote to that position with the guys who are already on the roster?

“And then you look at it in the draft, obviously a very strong position, so I think ... it's a complicated situation but we've never ruled out bringing both of those guys back.”

The logical assumption is that either Maclin or Cooper won't return, the report said.


Unlikely Eagles keep both Riley Cooper and Jeremy Maclin


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/22/2014) With receivers Riley Cooper and Jeremy Maclin entering free agency, "it's unlikely that both will be back," reports CSNPhilly.com. The website speculates that Maclin will return under a one-year deal while Cooper leaves.

Cooper broke out for 835 receiving yards and eight touchdowns, while Maclin missed the season with a torn ACL. The report notes Philly could withstand the loss of a receiver thanks to Chip Kelly's use of multiple tight ends.


Riley Cooper wants to return to Eagles


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/6/2014) Eagles receiver Riley Cooper, who broke out when Nick Foles took over at quarterback, said he wants to return to the team, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer. The Eagles likely will try to re-sign the impending free agent, the report adds.

"I want to be back," Cooper said. "I love the coaching staff and I feel like I fit in the system here. I like doing it all. I just love playing the game hard. I love blocking. I love the whole game of football. I definitely hope I'm back, for sure."

Cooper had 45 catches for 812 yards and eight touchdowns over the final 12 games.


Riley Cooper scores first playoff touchdown


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/5/2014) Eagles receiver Riley Cooper made his presence felt with his first career touchdown reception during Saturday's Wild Card playoff game against the Saints in Philadelphia.

Cooper came down with a 10-yard touchdown pass from Nick Foles in the second quarter. He also dropped an open pass on a 3rd-and-4 in the third quarter, which would have easily moved the chains for Philadelphia. He caught six of the eight passes thrown his way for 68 yards and a touchdown in a 26-24 defeat.

Eagles get offensive contributions


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/29/2013) Eagles receiver Riley Cooper caught all three of his targets for 39 yards in the win at Dallas, while running back Chris Polk had a nifty 34-yard reception out of the backfield. They were among several minor contributors Week 17.

Receiver Brad Smith attempted a pass on a trick play, but it fell incomplete.


Riley Cooper primed to capitalize on great matchup


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/25/2013) Since Week 9, the Eagles' Riley Cooper has been a top-12 receiver. He's scored six times in those seven games while averaging 17.2 yards per catch.

In Week 17, Cooper faces a Cowboys defense giving up the 6th-most Fantasy points (24.0 per game) to opposing receivers. Dallas has yielded 16 touchdowns to wideouts, eight in the past six games. Cooper caught six passes for 88 yards but failed to score against Dallas in Week 7.

With 796 receiving yards and eight touchdowns, Cooper is showing big-play ability and enjoying a breakout season. Play him as a high-end WR2 on Sunday night.


Riley Cooper makes most of his opportunities


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/23/2013) Eagles receiver Riley Cooper made the most of his three targets Sunday night, catching all three for 53 yards and a touchdown. The early 5-yard score was Cooper's first touchdown since Week 10 when he caught two against the Packers.

Cooper visits the Cowboys in Week 17.


Riley Cooper on four-game slide entering Week 16


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/17/2013) After a five-game, Nick Foles-inspired surge in which he averaged 96 yards and scored six touchdowns, Eagles receiver Riley Cooper has cooled off. He's failed to clear 75 yards the past four games, scoring in none. He did catch a 2-point conversion Week 15.

The good news is Cooper continues to draw targets. Foles has looked for him 30 times over the past four games (7.5 per game).

In Week 16 Cooper faces the Bears, who give up the 13th-fewest Fantasy points (21.1 per game) to receivers. Consider Cooper a WR3 on Sunday night.


Riley Cooper limited Week 15


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/15/2013) Eagles WR Riley Cooper was limited Week 15 against the Vikings.

Cooper caught just four passes for 29 yards. He was targeted seven times, which tied for third most this week. Cooper did manage to snag a two-point conversion. He was also the target on the team's failed conversion attempt. Cooper has not scored in four straight games.

He'll take on the Bears Week 16.


Riley Cooper wants to return to Eagles


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/13/2013) Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper would like to return to Philadelphia this offseason, according to the Philadelphia Enquirer.

"I want to be back here," Cooper said when asked about his expiring contract. He elaborated by saying he's familiar with the offense, and thinks he's a good fit for what the team wants to do. Cooper made news in the offseason when a video surfaced of him using a racial slur. An NFL executive said he would have to think before signing Cooper due to that situation, but admitted that he still might consider it. Cooper has caught 37 passes for 714 yards and seven touchdowns this season.


Riley Cooper catches three of nine targets in win over Lions


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2013) What appeared to be a significant contribution from Eagles wideout Riley Cooper on Sunday against Detroit was not one upon further review.

Cooper did catch three passes for 74 yards, including a two-point conversion that gave his team the lead for good two minutes into the fourth quarter. But he was targeted a team-high nine times, indicating that he was out of sync with quarterback Nick Foles.

The two will try to get back in sync Sunday at Minnesota.


Riley Cooper a worthy risk for Fantasy owners this week


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/5/2013) Taking chances on an inconsistent receiver can be dangerous in the Fantasy playoffs, but the hunch here is that playing Eagles wideout Riley Cooper in Week 14 could prove quite beneficial.

Cooper has clearly emerged as the second-best pass-catching threat on his team with three 100-yard games. And though he has done little in his last two, that would indicate he could be due. He has 26 catches for 546 yards with six touchdowns in his last seven games. That is more than a blip on a radar. 

He will likely be targeted often in a game that promises to be high-scoring against an explosive Detroit team that should take advantage of a weak Eagles pass defense. The Lions rank 26th in the NFL in passing yards surrendered with 3,147 and 19th in touchdowns yielded through the air with 21. Cooper caught five touchdown passes in two games before his mini-slump.

Cooper is ranked between 12th and 18th this week among NFL wideouts by all three CBSSports.com senior Fantasy writers. Take their advice. He's a bit of a risk, but one that's worth taking.


Riley Cooper has 48 yards in win


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/1/2013) Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper caught three passes for 48 yards in Sunday's 24-21 win over the Cardinals. He was targeted six times (tied for the team lead).

This was the second consecutive game in which Cooper has failed to hit the 50-yard mark, and the third time in five games in which he's finished with fewer than 50 receiving yards (while not scoring a touchdown in any of those games). In the other two games, however, Cooper averaged 120.5 yards and scored five total touchdowns. And he's seen no more than seven and no fewer than five targets in any game over that span. 

The Eagles face the Lions in Week 14. 


Riley Cooper still carries some risk


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/27/2013) Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper has three games with 100 receiving yards this season, including two in his last three (along with five touchdowns in that three-game span). But Cooper also has two games with 37 or fewer yards in his last four, against two defenses (the New York Giants and Washington) that have been relatively easy to pass against.

In Cooper's defense, he nearly had a touchdown in Week 11, but the play was called down on the 1-yard line. Still, his bouts of futility mixed in with the success leave him just a notch below must-start level. The Cardinals, his Week 13 opponent, haven't allowed a touchdown in the last two games to a wide receiver, but gave up four touchdowns to wideouts in the previous three. And their last two games were against teams that had one good receiver and then little to supplement him; the Eagles have two dangerous receivers (Cooper and DeSean Jackson) who should keep the defense honest.

Cooper's been more good than bad -- and Nick Foles has targeted him three more times than he has Jackson over the last three games. There's always a chance Cooper turns up with a 30-yard performance, but it's far greater that he ends up with 80 and a touchdown. Cooper can be started in most Fantasy formats.