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14 Brandin Cooks WR

New England Patriots

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
99%92%
Key Stats
GPCatchesYdsAvgTDsFirst Downs
1678117315.0845

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Patriots' Brandin Cooks: Picking up the system well
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Since being acquired by the Patriots, Cooks' approach has caught the eye of coach Bill Belichick, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports. "Brandin's worked hard. Definitely, he has some skill. A transition for him [from New Orleans]; he's working hard to make it," Belichick noted.

Cooks' speed and pass-catching upside are undeniable, but it's still a good sign to see him picking up the complex New England offense well thus far. Given that the team forked over a first-round pick in the deal that landed the wideout, we expect that the Pats have big plans for the 20th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Cooks will contend with fellow wideout Julian Edelman and tight end Rob Gronkowski, among others, for targets, but his field-stretching ability adds an explosive element that the team's passing attack has largely lacked since the departure of Randy Moss.

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Patriots' Brandin Cooks: Fifth-year option picked up by Patriots
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Patriots exercised Cooks' fifth-year option Saturday, NFL.com's Conor Orr reports.

Cooks will be in New England through at least the end of the 2018 season with Saturday's announcement. He racked up a staggering 162 receptions for 2,311 yards in his final two seasons in New Orleans and chipped in 11 plays of 40 or more yards in that span. Cooks adds a vertical dimension to the Patriots' offense that they have not had in quite some time and if he's able to mesh with Tom Brady, he'll be one of the biggest bargains in the league in 2018.

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Patriots' Brandin Cooks: Dealt to New England
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Saints dealt Cooks and a fourth-round pick to the Patriots for first- and third-round selections, Dianna Russini of ESPN reports.

It appears that the Saints were unable to wrest cornerback Malcolm Butler from New England, but with five picks in the first three rounds of the upcoming NFL Draft, they'll have numerous chances to bolster the unit. Meanwhile, Cooks provides a deep threat to an offense predicated on precise, short throws from Tom Brady. The fit may not be ideal, but because he doesn't turn 24 years old until March and is entering the final year of his rookie deal -- if his fifth year option isn't picked up, that is -- the Patriots will gamble that adding Cooks to the mix provides a wrinkle absent from the offense during their run to Super Bowl LI.

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Saints' Brandin Cooks: Could be headed to Pats or Titans
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Saints are still considering trading Cooks, with the Patriots and Titans among the most likely suitors, CSN New England reports.

Already rumored to be shopping Cooks in exchange for defensive help, the Saints did nothing to quiet the whispers when they signed fellow speedster Ted Ginn on Thursday. While there would be a sizable drop-off from Cooks to Ginn, the presence of young wideouts Michael Thomas and Willie Snead makes a downgrade at the other receiver spot much more tolerable. Meanwhile, the Patriots spent big to lure CB Stephon Gilmore away from the Bills, hinting at a willingness to part ways with CB Malcolm Butler, the player rumored to be involved in trade talks with the Saints. The Titans may also still be in the mix for Cooks' services, whereas the Eagles are likely set at wide receiver after signing both Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith on Thursday.

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Saints' Brandin Cooks: Name pops up in trade discussions
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

ESPN.com relays that Cooks' name has been associated with potential trade talks involving both the Eagles and Titans.

While it's unclear whether the Cooks will actually be moved, the Titans and Eagles are both looking to upgrade at wideout and the Saints also feature the likes Michael Thomas and Willie Snead at the position. Cooks, who New Orleans took 20th overall in the 2014 draft, is coming off a season in which he turned 117 targets into 78 catches for 1,173 yards and eight TDs. Despite that respectable level of production, previous reports have hinted at Cooks' frustration with his role in the Saints offense. That said, per the New Orleans Times-Picayune, coach Sean Payton has indicated that he "absolutely" expects Cooks to be back with the Saints in 2017.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
P18/10/17JAC7:30 pm
P28/19/17@ HOU8:00 pm
P38/25/17@ DET7:00 pm
P48/31/17NYG7:30 pm
19/7/17KC8:30 pm
29/17/17@ NO1:00 pm
39/24/17HOU1:00 pm
410/1/17CAR1:00 pm
510/5/17@ TB8:25 pm
610/15/17@ NYJ1:00 pm
710/22/17ATL8:30 pm
810/29/17LAC1:00 pm
Bye: Week 9
1011/12/17@ DEN8:30 pm
1111/19/17@ OAK4:25 pm
1211/26/17MIA1:00 pm
1312/3/17@ BUF1:00 pm
1412/11/17@ MIA8:30 pm
1512/17/17@ PIT4:25 pm
1612/24/17BUF1:00 pm
1712/31/17NYJ1:00 pm
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2014New Orleans Saints1075355010.45034225
2015New Orleans Saints161284113813.571918545
2016New Orleans Saints161278117315.098815645
TOTAL4231215286113.398203713115
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2014New Orleans Saints10777310.428114
2015New Orleans Saints16128182.311002
2016New Orleans Saints16126305.011001
TOTAL4231211215.828117
Kick Returns
YearTeamGNoYdsAvgLgTD40+
2014New Orleans Saints1011212.01200
2015New Orleans Saints1600---000
2016New Orleans Saints1600---000
TOTAL4211212.01200
Punt Returns
YearTeamGRetFCRet YdsAvgLgTD20+
2014New Orleans Saints101015353.51500
2015New Orleans Saints1620126.0600
2016New Orleans Saints161022.0200
TOTAL421315493.81500
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2014New Orleans Saints1022.000000.0000
2015New Orleans Saints1622.000000.0000
2016New Orleans Saints1600.000000.0000
TOTAL4244.000000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2014New Orleans Saints1010000000
2015New Orleans Saints1610000000
2016New Orleans Saints1610000000
TOTAL4230000000
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-10/189
Birthdate:
9/25/1993
Age:
23
Hometown:
Stockton, CA, USA
School:
Oregon State
NFL Experience:
4
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