Riley Cooper much better with Nick Foles under center
Once Michael Vick went down in October and Nick Foles stepped in the starting role, Eagles WR Riley Cooper excelled. In 10 games, he made 39 catches for 742 yards and seven TDs. He also pulled in six catches for 68 yards and a TD in the Birds’ playoff loss to the Saints.
“He tracks the ball extremely well, especially the ones a long way away from the line of scrimmage,” OC Pat Shurmur said. “And he’s got size. So he has the ability to go up and over a defender and make a contested catch, which gives him an advantage in some situations.”
With Jeremy Maclin out for the season, Cooper had a good year, finishing #24 in standard formats and #31 in PPR. For a five-game stretch from Week 6 to Week 10, Cooper was the #2 receiver in fantasy football, but he definitely faded down the stretch, posting #54 WR numbers the rest of the way. He’ll have to hold of rookie WR Jordan Matthews, who has been the talk of camp.