Cooks caught three of his five targets for 40 yards during Sunday's 31-24 win over Arizona. This was the seventh straight game Cooks was held below 50 receiving yards, and he only topped the arbitrary benchmark three times all season. Additionally, his 42 receptions and two touchdowns were both career-low marks. The Rams offense struggled for stretches of the season, and Cooks also suffered a concussion and missed two games, so the declined production is probably not entirely the result of Cooks' skill or play. However, Los Angeles leaning on its tight ends in the passing attack more in 2019 definitely took a toll on Cooks' numbers, and the wide receiver likely will have difficulty approaching his stat lines from the 2015-2018 seasons next year.
Cooks secured four of six targets for 39 yards and a touchdown in the Rams' 34-31 loss to the 49ers on Saturday. Cooks' receiving yardage total was underwhelming once again, but his 10-yard touchdown grab in the first quarter salvaged his fantasy line. The speedster hadn't visited the end zone since back in Week 2 versus the Saints, which marked his only other score of the campaign. Cooks has back-to-back four-catch games, and he'll look to finish what has been a disappointing season overall on a strong note against the Cardinals in Week 17.
Cooks caught just four of his eight targets for 46 yards during Sunday's 44-21 loss to Dallas. This was Cooks' largest target total since he received nine looks Week 4 against Tampa Bay, and while his receiving numbers were still his best since recording four catches for 59 yards against Atlanta in Week 7, these numbers weren't good enough for fantasy owners or the Rams. Cooks entered 2019 as one of the most consistent receivers in the league with five consecutive 1,000-yard seasons, so there's potential his multiple concussions have hindered his play more than anything. As it stands, and at this stage of the season, he remains a risky start in most fantasy settings.
Cooks didn't catch either of his two targets during Sunday's 28-12 win over Seattle. Cooks' miserable season continued against the Seahawks, and his limited playing time (27 of 70 offensive snaps) is another concern to add to the list. He's been held to just 12 receptions for 162 yards over the past seven games, and even with the Los Angeles offense clicking the past two weeks, it's impossible to count on Cooks in most fantasy formats.
Cooks caught both of his targets for 24 yards during Sunday's 34-7 win over Arizona. The sixth-year receiver has been one of the biggest fantasy disappointments of the season with just 31 receptions for 458 yards and a lone touchdown through 10 games. Additionally, Cooks is likely to dip below 1,000 receiving yards for the first time since his rookie campaign in 2014, and Sunday's poor showing is even more concerning because the Rams scored 34 points against the Cards. Owners in dynasty/keeper formats shouldn't ignore the potential impact Cooks' concussions have had on his play, though, and he's definitely a bounce-back candidate heading into 2020 -- especially if his numbers improve over the final weeks of the season. In yearly settings, it's hard to rely on the big-play threat at this stage of the game.
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