News: Browns wide receiver Josh Cooper sustained a knee contusion Week 11 at Dallas. He had one catch for 6 yards before leaving the game. He was targeted twice.
Analysis: Cooper was activated Week 6 after the Browns dealt with a rash of injuries at receiver. They have since gotten healthy. While Cooper remains on the active roster, he has just one catch in the last three games, so he has gone back to being a non-existent offensive option. Continue to ignore him in Fantasy.
News: Browns wide receiver Josh Cooper was targeted eight times by quarterback and former college teammate Brandon Weeden on Sunday of Week 7 at Indianapolis. Cooper came down with four catches for 53 yards in the game to finish second on the team in receiving. Cooper did not score.
Analysis: Cooper has come on strong in the last two games with six catches for 92 yards. It seems like it is only a matter of time before he finds the end zone. He will continue to see plenty of targets heading into Week 8 against the Chargers. Cooper is still not yet a recommended Fantasy option outside the deepest of formats.
News: Cleveland rookie wide receiver Josh Cooper got together for the first time with his old college buddy last week against Cincinnati. Cooper played his college ball at Oklahoma State alongside Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden and the duo finally hooked up Week 6 for 39 yards on two pass completions. Cooper will look to turn that into more production Week 7 at Indianapolis against a Colts team that has been unable to stop the passing game of opponents.
Analysis: Cooper only has one career game under his belt but does have a very favorable matchup coming up against the Colts Week 7 in Indy. The Colts are allowing the eighth-most Fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers on the season and have allowed WRs to record nine touchdowns in five games. The Colts have allowed five WR touchdowns the last two weeks alone. Cleveland has a plethora of viable receivers, none of which have really separated themselves, but Cooper does already have an established rapport with Weeden. He could be a useful flex option in a pinch for the Week 7 game.
News: Browns receiver Josh Cooper saw some action in the Week 6 win over the Bengals. Cooper was targeted three times in the game and caught two passes for 39 yards. He did not score and his long reception went for 28 yards.
Analysis: Cooper was inactive for the first five games of the season but hooked up with his former teammate at Oklahoma State in Weeden for the two big catches in the Week 6 win. Cooper should begin to see more work going forward but is not yet a recommended Fantasy option for Week 7 at Indianapolis.
News: With the Browns spending a 2013 second-round pick on rookie receiver Josh Gordon in Thursday's supplemental draft, receivers like Carlton Mitchell, Josh Cooper and Rod Windsor are on the roster bubble this summer.
Analysis: Mitchell and Cooper had some low-end sleeper value; Cooper worked with quarterback Brandon Weeden at Oklahoma State and Mitchell has a big body but has never quite worked out. Don't expect any of these receivers to help you in Fantasy anytime soon.
News: Browns rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden looked particularly comfortable throwing to undrafted rookie receiver Josh Cooper in the early days of their rookie training session. That comes as no surprise considering they hooked up often as Oklahoma State teammates. Cooper might be a surprise contributor after signing as a free agent. "Me and Cooper have been working for five years, but especially these last 14-16 days. We have gone up to the field every day at about 8:30 in the morning and just throw route after route," Weeden said. "I always joked with people that I liked throwing the ball to him just as much as I liked throwing it to Justin Blackmon and I wasn't lying. I love throwing the ball to Josh Cooper. You saw today, he is a great route runner, unbelievable hands, he made me look good on one and we were on the same page on the other. He is a great player, very smart. ... I've got a lot confidence in 'Coop' and I am excited for him to be here."
Analysis: The 6-foot-1 Cooper caught 71 passes for 715 yards (10.1 avg.) and three touchdowns last year for the Cowboys. If he makes the Browns roster he's not expected to be a big contributor, but it's not like the team is loaded with strong receiving options. We'll keep an eye on him.