Amari Cooper, Dallas Cowboys at New England Patriots
Nursing a knee injury which he’s been dealing with for weeks, this week becomes an even more precocious matchup with Stephon Gilmore blanketing him all game. Cooper got shut down last week similarly by Darius Slay and while that’s opened up things for Michael Gallup and Randall Cobb, Cooper remains a risky starter at least until his knee feels better. Plus, one receiver has caught a touchdown against the Pats.
The Cowboys can ill-afford to drop back in the standings, but they also don’t have an offense if they can’t keep Cooper healthy. Limited snaps could be an issue in this one.