Amari Cooper has missed the last two Cowboys games after being placed on the reserve / COVID list, and there has been some uncertainty as to whether he will play in Week 13. Before the Cowboys-Saints Thursday Night Football game, the prospect of Cooper has a huge effect on decisions to start them, place them, so we will be here every step of the way providing the latest updates.

We will continue to update this article with news on Cooper until the official active / inactive report comes out on Thursday around 6:50 pm ET. For the latest fantasy updates, follow us on Twitter @ SN_Fantasy.

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Will Amari Cooper play Thursday night?

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Cooper has been activated off the reserve / COVID list and is expected to play Thursday despite being listed as “questionable.” There does not appear to be a concern of a “setback” despite Cooper’s annoying symptoms, but as always, we will go through all the possible outcomes.

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It’s worth noting that CeeDee Lamb has been a full participant on Monday and Tuesday after missing last week’s game due to a concussion, so he should be active and out of injury reporting. Lamb and Cooper will rejoin the “mandatory start” immediately, especially against the Saints defense that ranks in the bottom five against the fantasy WRs.

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You should also consider playing Michael Gallup on the flex after he proved last week that he is completely healthy and ready to be productive for your fantasy roster. If for some strange reason Lamb or Cooper are out, Gallup moves into the category of “must start” and Malik Turner becomes an attractive flexible piece if he is active.

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Once again, the two star receivers for the Cowboys should play. In this matchup, it wouldn’t be surprising if they were both WR1. It would be more surprising if neither of them finished inside the top 12 for the week. The Saints are the number one team against the RBs and a terrible team against the WRs, so this will be a nuclear game for Dak Prescott and his pass receivers.