Riley Cooper puts up career fantasy day in against Bucs

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Cooper notched a career-high in a win over the Buccaneers in Week 6. We break down the fantasy implications.

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper caught four passes for 120 yards and his second touchdown of the season in a 31-20 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 6, Cooper's performance marked his first career 100-yard receiving game.

Fantasy impact: Sunday's game was the first time all season that Cooper had caught more than two passes in a contest. He's demonstrated flashes of his talent and ability but simply has not become a consistent target in the Eagles' offense over the years.

The bulk of Cooper's yards came on his 47-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter. This turned the tide in the game for good, as the score gave the Eagles a lead they would not relinquish.

For all intents and purposes, Cooper's Week 6 performance will likely stand as his best performance of the season and probably won't propel him into fantasy stardom. If teammate Jeremy Maclin (torn ACL) were healthy, Cooper might not be seeing the field much at all.

Although Cooper will garner some attention on the waiver wire from fantasy owners desperate for a hot hand, he's not likely to continue his 100-yard performance level of play in Week 7 against the Dallas Cowboys.

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