WR Amari Cooper has had ample time to get comfortable with his new team, given that Dallas had a bye week following its trade for the former Oakland wideout. Will a new location be just what Cooper needs? It doesn’t seem like a lot of fantasy pundits are weighing in this week, perhaps wanting to see how the Cowboys get Cooper involved. Their Week 9 opponent, Tennessee, has been solid on defense but vulnerable against No. 1 wide receivers. There’s some risk involved, but Cooper owners probably have little choice but to roll the dice with him . . . . Chiefs WR Sammy
Watkins is coming off his best game of the season (107 yards and two touchdowns), and now Kansas City meets Cleveland in Week 9. For Watkins owners, it could pay off handsomely, but would it be a shock if the Chiefs jump out early and Watkins is barely heard from? Watkins might be worth the risk only for owners dealing with bye weeks and depth issues . . . . Seahawks WR David Moore has been lurking near the line of fantasy relevance for a couple of weeks. While he hasn’t been getting more than three to four targets and only eclipsed the 50-yard mark for the first time in Week 8, he is certainly making the most of those targets. In a Week 5 loss to the Rams, Moore had three receptions for 38 yards, but two of his grabs went for touchdowns. A week later, he had two catches for 47 yards . . . and another touchdown. Following the team’s bye week, Moore hauled in all four of his targets in Week 8, racking up 97 yards and another score. The Seahawks are home for Week 9 against a solid defensive unit in the Chargers, but Doug Baldwin and Tyler Lockett figure to command L.A.’s attention. That could leave Moore in position to have another productive effort as a desperation play . . . . While
Broncos WR Courtland Sutton’s stock has climbed considerably since the trade of Demaryius Thomas, he remains available in 41 percent of ESPN leagues. Sutton was creeping into Denver’s passing game even when Thomas was still on the team. In his past four games, he has two touchdown catches and has two games with respectable yardage (58 and 78 yards). The Broncos host Houston, which has been vulnerable at times in the secondary. With six teams on a bye, Sutton could very well be needed, and he certainly has a lot of upside heading down the stretch.
Wide receiver Amari Cooper is set to debut for the Cowboys after being traded by the Raiders.