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What to do with Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup in Week 14 fantasy football

The Cowboys face a banged up Bears secondary. We break down the fantasy football start/sit implications for Cowboys receivers.

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup celebrates with teammate Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper during the fourth quarter of the National Football League game between the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys on November 4, 2019 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. Photo by Rich Graes fourthsle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Both Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup have been productive for the Cowboys’ passing attack this season, with Cooper averaging 17.9 DraftKings fantasy points per game and Gallup averaging 15.6. Cooper injured his knee during Thanksgiving’s game after taking a helmet to the kneecap, but practiced in full all week and carries no injury designation heading into the game, so it looks like he will not be limited this week.

Fantasy Football Analysis: Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup

This is not a great matchup on paper. The Bears have limited WR to the fifth fewest fantasy points per game and third fewest receiving TDs, and the game flow could lead Dallas to attack more with the run, as the Bears have been weaker against the run than against the pass. The game is also expected to be one of the lower-scoring ones on the Week 14 schedule, as DraftKings Sportbook has given the game a total points of 42.5, which ranks towards the bottom.

However, despite a poor matchup on paper, Cooper and Gallup are too talented to sit. Both Cooper and Gallup rank in the top 26 among WR in targets, and each has been targeted down the field at a higher than average clip by air yards. Cooper and Gallup are in position to underperform their fantasy scoring averages against a tough defense, but they still carry good production projections regardless.

Start/Sit Recommendation

Cooper: Start

Gallup: Start