Even though players can’t officially sign and join new organizations until Wednesday, March 18 when the new league year officially begins, the legal tampering period kicked off Monday at noon. During that legal tampering period, players can agree to terms with new teams. 

With that, we’ve gotten a ton of player news on the first day with a number of wideouts trading teams in DeAndre Hopkins and Stefon Diggs, but one major free agent wideout is staying put for the foreseeable future…


Amari Cooper Career Stats

YearTeamAgeGmTgt/GmRec/GmReYd/GmYd/RecTDPPR/GmPPG Rk

After fading over his rookie contract with the Raiders, Cooper was rejuvenated by a 2018 midseason trade to Dallas. Through 25 games with the Cowboys, Cooper is averaging 5.3 catches for 76.5 yards and 0.6 touchdowns per game (16.2 PPR PPG). Outside of a 680-yard 2017 campaign, Cooper has posted 1,000 yards in four of his first five seasons in the league. 

With Cooper playing the best football of his early career with the Cowboys, staying in Dallas was not just important for him, however. With the Cowboys also placing the franchise tag on quarterback Dak Prescott today, the marriage of Cooper and Prescott remains intact. Cooper’s trade to Dallas not only ignited his own output, but also Prescott’s.

Dak PrescottGamesComp%PaYd/GmPaTD%FF PPG
With Amari2567.20%294.74.90%20.5
Without Amari3964.50%215.64.50%16.9

Retaining both players solidifies Cooper’s status as a top-15 wideout and Prescott’s status as a top-six pick among the quarterback position heading into 2020 drafts.

More Fantasy Fallout from the Free Agency Period

DeAndre Hopkins to Arizona Cardinals

David Johnson to Houston Texans

Hayden Hurst to Atlanta Falcons

Austin Hooper to Cleveland Browns

Ryan Tannehill Re-Signs with Tennessee Titans

Stefon Diggs to Buffalo Bills

Teddy Bridgewater Replaces Cam Newton in Carolina

Philip Rivers Signs With Indianapolis Colts

Tom Brady is Going to Be a Buccaneer

Todd Gurley Signs With the Atlanta Falcons