Stat shows how great Amari Cooper has been this season

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Don’t let the Cleveland Browns’ 3-7 record distract you from how good Amari Cooper has been this season.

Late-game lapses aside, the Cleveland Browns will unleash their fourth-ranked offense on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

And while it’s easy to recognize Nick Chubb’s contribution to Cleveland’s Top-5 rushing offense, Cooper has also done his part.

PFF Fantasy recently noted that Cleveland’s WR-1 leads the NFL in touchdown receptions against man coverage.

This may sound like a niche stat, but Cooper also has 3rd overall in touchdown receptions with 7.

His 698 yards rank 12th among NFL wide receivers with 15 of the most receptions at 50.

In fantasy football, Cooper has quietly slipped into the top 10 wide receivers list this weekend.

About the only thing he did wrong was his fantasy managers cost him two points with his semi-comedic interception in Week 8.

Another All-Pro season?

Amari Cooper seems to be getting better with age.

He is currently on track to catch 85 passes for 1,186 yards by Week 18.

And all of those numbers put him far from his career best.

Cooper caught 92 passes in 2020 and gained 1,189 yards in 2019.

But reaching the ultimate career goal seems inevitable.

With 7 games remaining, Cooper is still just one rung shy of his career-best total of 8 goals in both 2019 and 2021.

In fact, if he can maintain that pace, he’ll shatter that mark with 12 touchdown receptions.

This would keep him close to the league leaders and make him a legitimate all-pro candidate.

What does that mean for brown

Cooper’s exact tracks and ability to get away from the coverage becomes clear each week.

And he puts up big numbers on a first-run attack with a discreet passing attack.

That could change starting in Week 13 when Deshaun Watson slips behind center.

In addition to playing Jacoby Brissett, Watson provides a larger, more accurate arm.

The Cleveland franchise quarterback also innovates and adapts well to pressure.

The quarterback’s ability and accuracy on the run play well with receivers who keep on the move.

And that should get Cleveland Browns fans excited about the Watson-Cooper tandem.

Cooper breaks a few Browns receiving records for a greater (or normal) passing offense.

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