No other Texans wideout had more than one catch in the loss, cementing Cooks' status as the clear lead option on the depth chart. The veteran's steady stream of targets notably survived a change under center to rookie Davis Mills after Tyrod Taylor was forced out of the contest with a hamstring injury. Cooks has quickly drawn 21 targets over his first two contests, parlaying them into 14 catches for 210 yards and Sunday's two-yard touchdown connection with Mills. Cooks will look to keep up the strong numbers irrespective of who's under center when the Texans take on the Panthers in a Thursday night Week 3 contest.
Texans' Brandin Cooks: Heavy workload in loss
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