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Cooper had five catches for 53 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 27-24 loss to Washington. He was targeted seven times.

Washington's shaky pass defense can work wonders, springing Cooper to his third-highest yardage output of the season and letting him into in the end zone for the first time since Week 5. However, this kind of output is more aberration than trend for Cooper, and he remains more of a deep-league option for Week 17.

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Cooper caught three of six targets for 49 yards in Sunday's win over the Titans.

For the second game in a row, he saw six targets, but the emergence of rookie Jordan Matthews has hampered Cooper's upside of late and as long as both Matthews and Jeremy Maclin are healthy, Cooper -- who is averaging 38.6 receiving yards per game and has scored just one TD to date -- is going to be a hit-or-miss fantasy option.

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Cooper had four catches on six targets for 39 yards in Sunday's 53-20 loss at Green Bay.

Cooper didn't make much of an impact, although Mark Sanchez misfired to him in the end zone at one point. Meanwhile, rookie Jordan Matthews had another big game, catching 5-of-8 targets for 107 yards and a touchdown. Sanchez's insertion into the lineup clearly hasn't helped Cooper's fantasy cause, as he continues to favor Matthews. In any case, if you need Cooper, he'll face the Titans in Week 12.

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Cooper caught 1-of-4 targets for six yards in Monday's 45-21 win over the Panthers.

Cooper had been doing better in recent weeks, but he now has just three catches for 32 yards over his last two games. Meanwhile, rookie Jordan Matthews caught 7-of-9 targets for 138 yards and two touchdowns Sunday, after hauling in 3-of-5 targets for 40 yards and a touchdown last week.

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Cooper caught five passes on eight targets for 88 yards in Sunday's loss at Arizona.

Cooper's biggest play of the game came in the first half when he had a nice 50-yard catch on the sideline. While Cooper didn't see as many targets as rookie Jordan Matthews, who finished with six receptions on 11 looks for 47 yards, he has picked up his play recently, with four straight productive games.

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Cooper caught four passes on five targets for 33 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's win over St. Louis.

Cooper has struggled with drops this year, but he's played relatively well in back-to-back games. His nine-yard touchdown right before halftime was a thing of beauty, as he leaped over a defender in the end zone to snatch the ball out of the air. Despite Cooper's solid game, he still was only fourth on the team in targets.

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Cooper had six receptions on eight targets for 54 yards in Sunday's 26-21 loss at San Francisco.

Cooper actually had a decent game, given Nick Foles' struggles (completed just 21-of-43 passes), although the lanky wideout did lose a fumble at the end of the second quarter. Cooper outplayed rookie Jordan Matthews, who had four catches for 28 yards, although it's still hard to get entirely excited about Cooper, as he hasn't really made many big plays since the midpoint of last year.

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Cooper had four catches on seven targets for 34 yards Sunday against Washington.

Cooper's struggles continued Sunday, as his 34 yards were a season-high and his four receptions on seven targets tied his season-best. Making things more frustrating is that the Eagles were great through the air again, as Jeremy Maclin had eight catches for 154 yards and a touchdown while Jordan Matthews had eight catches for 59 yards and two touchdowns. Cooper seems to be falling behind Matthews for targets, and his fantasy prospects aren't great given the Eagles' Week 4 trip to San Francisco.

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Cooper had one catch for eight yards on three targets in Monday's 30-27 win over the Colts.

Cooper dropped a pass and did little else of note in a game that saw Nick Foles throw the ball 37 times. Jeremy Maclin again led the Eagles with 11 targets, while No. 3 wideout Jordan Matthews had his issues with drops resurface. Through two games, Maclin has 22 targets, with Cooper (11) and Matthews (eight) comfortably behind. Cooper may be in for a disappointing season, as he's shaping up as the clear second fiddle to Maclin in an offense that makes heavy use of its running backs and tight ends in the passing game. There should be some better days ahead, but Cooper will likely post at least a few more duds before the end of the season.

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Cooper (ankle) had four catches on seven targets for 29 yards Sunday against the Jaguars.

Cooper entered the week with a minor ankle injury, but it didn't appear to have any affect on his performance Sunday. While his seven targets trailed only Jeremy Maclin's 10, Maclin, Zach Ertz, LeSean McCoy and Jordan Matthews all finished with more receiving yards. Cooper is certainly capable of putting up big numbers, but he's a fairly inconsistent fantasy producer given how many weapons quarterback Nick Foles has at his disposal.