Take Cooper. I’ll take Cooper over Crowder all day every day. This is the lowest you will ever be able to buy him. I am a cooper believer and yes, he’s a tonne of risk, but his value will increase. In no world do I expect Cook to lead the team in targets. Cooper will have another bad game at Denver, that is unavoidable, but matchups after that are much juicier.
Also, I went back and watched the coaches film. Cooper beat the breaks off of talib on multiple routes, Carr just sucks and didn’t throw it. He was ranked 6th out of 68 receivers in yards after separation and he was clocked in at #2 in top game speed at 17.5MPH. The only guy in front of him? Tyreek hill. Normally, I don’t care about game speed at all, it means nothing to me. But the only reason why I bring it up is this. On the plays I say, Cooper beat the corners and if carr had thrown the ball, there were about 2 plays that would have been 50+ TD runs. Gruden actually came out yesterday and called it out. Said COoper was open on 2 big plays but “For some reason we didn’t get the ball to him” I.e. he put derek carr on blast. I’m expecting them to review the film and Gruden to make the right adjustments. Gruden’s offenses produce a WR1 basically every year. Cooper will be that. And if you don’t like him, wait for him to blow up and trade him for someone much better than crowder. The fact that Gruden came out and said it publicly gives me confidence. Coaches rarely call out their QB like that. I’m sure targets will go up for cooper.
@Fins777 I don’t think he changes much for keeper. I’m always playing to win now. So if you can make a trade for another elite player to help you win now, can do it. And you can keep that other player going into next year too. I’d just charge a bit more than I would in redraft.