Fan­tasy scout

The Washington Post Sunday - - NFL WEEK 9 - — John Romero

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.

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