Brandin Cooks

#10 WR / New Orleans Saints / EXP: 3YRS Height: 5-10 Weight: 189 lb Age: 22 College: Oregon State Bye 5

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99%
Start
84%
WR Rank
9

Player Outlook

Brandin Cooks emerged as the top receiver on the Saints and a Top 15 receiver in Fantasy Football. Last season, Cooks got off to a ridiculously slow start but then ran off at least 13 Fantasy points in six of eight games in the second half of the season, finishing with nine touchdowns and 1,138 yards on 84 catches. There's a chance for Cooks to get more than the 129 targets he saw last season, so expect a slightly better year. Cooks is on the cusp of being a No. 1 receiver for Fantasy regardless of format -- he's a very late Round 2 pick in PPR leagues and a very early Round 3 pick in formats where catches don't count.

Player News
  • Cooks caught five of six targets for 22 yards in Sunday's win over the Falcons. Cooks entered Sunday's game posting 100-yard performances in three of his prior four games, the exception being another sub-30-yard dud. The young receiver swayed back and forth between brilliant performances and head-scratchers in 2015, tallying as many games under 40 yards receiving, four, as games with over 100 yards. Cooks still managed to give fantasy owners plenty to get excited about as the season progressed, however, accumulating eight touchdowns in the season's final nine games after scoring just once in the Saints' first seven contests. Sean Payton and Drew Brees' futures hang in the balance this off season, but Cooks should be the focal point of the offense next year no matter who is running the show.

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  • Saints' Brandin Cooks: Another big game
    By RotoWire Staff

    Cooks caught all five of his targets for 123 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 38-27 win over the Jaguars. As you'd expect from some WRs that aren't quite at an elite level, Cooks has recorded big games in which the Saints have trailed, playing in comeback mode, and been quiet in others in which they've led. The trend was broken Sunday, however, as Cooks raced to the end zone for a 71-yard touchdown in the first quarter. In any event, Cooks has posted strong overall numbers, breaking the 1,000-yard barrier for the first time in his young career. He'll look to end the season on high note next week at Atlanta, which has surprisingly defended opposing wideouts well.

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  • Saints' Brandin Cooks: Goes off against Lions
    By RotoWire Staff

    Cooks caught 10 passes (on 13 targets) for a game-high 124 yards and a touchdown in Monday night's loss to the Lions. Cooks' outstanding performance was sparked by an impressive 27-yard touchdown catch during the third quarter, which marked Cooks' seventh touchdown over his last seven games. Moreover, Cooks' 10 catches and 124 yards both served as season-highs for the second-year wideout. Cooks will aim to continue his dazzling second half of the season when the Saints host the Jaguars this Sunday.

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  • Cooks (concussion) secured three of five targets for 29 yards in Sunday's 24-17 victory over the Buccaneers. It was a quiet afternoon for the Saints' top receiver, as Cooks' five targets equaled a season low and Drew Brees found Marques Colston on both of his touchdown passes on the day. Cooks worked relatively close to the line of scrimmage on all three receptions, and the result was only the third game all season in which he's averaged less than 10 yards per catch. The second-year pro will look to rebound with a more productive performance against the Lions' beatable secondary in a Week 15 Monday Night Football showdown.

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  • Saints' Brandin Cooks: Ready to go for Sunday
    By RotoWire Staff

    Cooks (concussion) is active for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers. Cooks missed a practice this week as a precaution after experiencing dizziness, but after passing through the league's concussion protocol in quick fashion, he was back on the field for Friday's session. He was listed as probable before being ruled active Sunday, so the expectation is that he'll be deployed as usual by the Saints.

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Completed Games

WK OPP TAR RECPT REYD REAVG RETD FPTS
1 @ARI 8 4 49 12.25 0 4
2 TB 7 5 62 12.40 0 6
3 @CAR 8 7 79 11.29 0 7
4 DAL 8 4 25 6.25 0 2
5 @PHI 9 5 107 21.40 1 16
6 ATL 5 4 41 10.25 0 4
7 @IND 13 6 81 13.50 0 8
8 NYG 8 6 88 14.67 2 20
9 TEN 6 4 71 17.75 1 13
10 @WAS 8 5 98 19.60 2 22
11 BYE - - - - - -
12 @HOU 8 5 35 7.00 0 3
13 CAR 10 6 104 17.33 1 16
14 @TB 5 3 29 9.67 0 2
15 DET 13 10 124 12.40 1 18
16 JAC 7 5 123 24.60 1 19
17 @ATL 6 5 22 4.40 0 2
PROJECTION 116 80 1093 13.66 7.1 145.8

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Scheduled Games

WK DATE OPP OPP RANK OPP FPTS
1 09/11 Oakland Raiders 9 19.88
2 09/18 @New York Giants 23 23.88
3 09/27 Atlanta Falcons 1 14.63
4 10/02 @San Diego Chargers 4 18.38
5 BYE - - -
6 10/16 Carolina Panthers 11 20.05
7 10/23 @Kansas City Chiefs 21 23.44
8 10/30 Seattle Seahawks 2 14.67
9 11/06 @San Francisco 49ers 18 22.38
10 11/13 Denver Broncos 3 15.53
11 11/18 @Carolina Panthers 11 20.05
12 11/27 Los Angeles Rams 6 18.50
13 12/04 Detroit Lions 16 21.63
14 12/11 @Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27 24.63
15 12/18 @Arizona Cardinals 14 21.44
16 12/24 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27 24.63
17 01/01 @Atlanta Falcons 1 14.63

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Career Stats

Season Tar Recpt ReYd ReTD ReFD ReAvg FPTS
2016 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 129 84 1138 9 45 13.55 168
2014 70 53 550 3 25 10.38 86
3 Year Avg 99 68 844 6 35 12.41 124
Career 199 137 1688 12 70 12.32

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