Saints' Brandin Cooks: Not targeted in blowout win
Cooks was not targeted in Sunday's win against the Rams.
Despite playing on 61 percent of the Saints' offensive snaps, Cooks did not have a single pass thrown his way. For a player who had caught at least three passes in every game of his NFL career -- with the exception of a two-catch performance in Week 3 of this season -- Cooks' lack of involvement against the Rams was stunning. Meanwhile, rookie receiver Michael Thomas had another excellent game, and he now leads the Saints in targets, receptions, receiving yards, and touchdowns. Cooks remains on pace to top 1,000 receiving yards for the second year in a row and is capable of posting huge numbers any given week in the Saints' explosive offense, but with the emergence of another viable threat in the passing game, Cooks is simply not seeing the volume that he saw a year ago. Still, Cooks should be a solid option in most leagues in Week 13 against a susceptible Lions secondary.