Cooks worked on improving his route running and timing with quarterback Jared Goff during the Rams' offseason program, Cameron DaSilva of USA Today reports.
Cooks has recorded 1,000 receiving yards in four consecutive campaigns and also paced the NFL with an 82.1 catch rate on targets between 10 and 19 yards last year, per Pro Football Focus. He's an established threat attached to a dangerous offense, and the 25-year-old receiver has proved to be incredibly durable by suiting up for all 16 games each of the past four seasons. Cooks' efforts to improve his chemistry with Goff only raise his already high fantasy floor.
Cooks caught eight of 13 targets for 120 yards during Sunday's 13-3 loss to the Patriots.
Cooks led the team in targets, catches and receiving yardage as he averaged a healthy 15.0 yards per catch. He nearly scored on two occasions, only to see Patriots defenders break up the play both times. Although this was a putrid offensive performance by the Rams, it was hardly Cooks' fault, as he topped 100 receiving yards for the second straight postseason contest. The speedster was coming off a strong regular season in which he totaled 80 receptions for 1,204 yards, with five receiving touchdowns and another on the ground.
Cooks brought in seven of eight targets for 107 yards during the Rams' 26-23 overtime win over the Saints in Sunday's NFC Championship Game.
Cooks ended up as the Rams' most effective receiver versus his old squad, with his exploits key to Los Angeles' upset, Super Bowl-clinching win. The 2014 first-round pick's contributions were especially crucial on a day when the Saints effectively limited fellow wideout Robert Woods, especially downfield. Cooks' elite speed, which he flashed on a pretty 36-yard over-the shoulder grab Sunday, could once again prove pivotal to the Rams' chances against either the Patriots or Chiefs in the Super Bowl.
Cooks corralled four of six targets for 65 receiving yards during Saturday's 30-22 win against the Cowboys. He had a would-be touchdown reception called back on instant replay during the second quarter.
Cooks struggled to produce towards the conclusion of the regular season, failing to eclipse 65 receiving yards over the final five games after doing so eight times between Weeks 1 and 11. In the divisional round he hit that mark right on the nose, racking up 65 yards through the air, and five more on the ground against Dallas' No. 7 defense (329.3 yards allowed per game). Coming up in the NFC Championship Game will be a favorable matchup for Cooks and the Rams receiving corps regardless of who wins Sunday, as the Eagles and the Saints are the conference's two worst teams in terms of receptions allowed to opposing wideouts.
Cooks caught five of nine targets for 62 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 48-32 win against the 49ers.
Cooks was without a touchdown reception since Week 9 against New Orleans, so it was good to see him finally break out, though that's of little solace for fantasy owners. The 62 receiving yards also tied the 25-year-old's highest yardage total in the last five games. The Rams were able to secure a first-round bye with the victory and will host a divisional-round game Jan. 12 or 13.
Cooks brought in all three of his targets for 35 yards and rushed three times for 27 yards in the Rams' 31-9 win over the Cardinals on Sunday.
Cooks didn't make much of an impact through the air, but the sum of his efforts was solid overall. The speedster also took an early seat once the Rams had the game in hand in the fourth quarter, and Cooks has now failed to top 62 receiving yards over his last four contests following a three-game streak of 100-yard efforts from Weeks 9-11, a matter he'll look to rectify when he tries to help the Rams secure the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye in Week 17 against the 49ers.
Cooks caught six passes (seven targets) for 59 yards in Sunday's 30-23 loss to the Eagles.
Jared Goff was spreading the ball around Sunday, leading to multiple receivers (including Cooks) turning in decent stat lines. While this certainly wasn't a dud, opposing defenses have been trying to eliminate big plays from the Rams over the past three weeks (5.5 yards per pass attempt), so unsurprisingly, Cooks -- one of the league's best deep-ball threats -- hasn't surpassed the century mark in receiving yards since Week 11. The 25-year-old is still in the fantasy conversation heading into Week 16's matchup with the Cardinals, but he is far from the top-end option we saw through the first 11 weeks of the season.
Cooks had three catches (seven targets) for 22 yards in Sunday's 15-6 loss to the Bears.
Cooks had been red-hot of late, posting 100-yard efforts in three of his last four games, but the wheels really came off in this one. Jared Goff was unable to get comfortable in the pocket against the Bears' vaunted pass rush, which prevented Cooks from developing his routes downfield. The streaky receiver has been more boom than bust this year in Los Angeles, and he has a good chance to take off next Sunday against an Eagles defense that was consistently burned by Amari Cooper on go routes this week.
Cooks brought in four of six targets for 62 yards in the Rams' 30-16 win over the Lions on Sunday.
Cooks checked in second behind Robert Woods in receptions and receiving yardage on the Rams for the afternoon while also recording a game-high 26-yard grab. The fifth-year speedster did see his three-game streak of 100-yard efforts come to an end, and he was the intended receiver on a deep second-quarter pass that was intercepted by the Lions' Quandre Diggs. Cooks will look to boost his overall numbers back to their usual stellar levels in a tough Week 14 showdown against the Bears.
Cooks caught eight of 12 targets for 107 yards in Monday's 54-51 win over the Chiefs.
Cooks briefly visited the locker room while dealing with cramps, but that didn't prevent him from returning to action and finishing with another stellar outing. Despite not scoring, the wideout led Los Angeles in all major receiving categories, hitting the 100-yard mark for the third straight game. As the most explosive option in a high-octane passing attack, Cooks continues to deliver in a big way and will hope to keep his momentum when the Rams reconvene following their Week 12 bye.
Cooks is dealing with cramps and is questionable to return to Monday's contest against the Chiefs, Rich Hammond of The Orange County Register reports.
Cooks headed back to the locker room early in the third quarter due to cramps. If he is unable to return, look for Robert Woods and Josh Reynolds to see the majority of reps at wide receiver. Pharoh Cooper was activated off injured reserve before the contest and could also see increased action should Cooks not return.
Cooks hauled in 10 of 12 targets for 100 receiving yards, adding a 9-yard rushing touchdown during Sunday's 36-31 win against the Seahawks.
Following a fourth-quarter strip sack and recovery by Dante Fowler Jr., Cooks helped put the Seahawks in a two-possession hole by scoring on a jet sweep right from nine yards out on the ensuing play (his first rushing touchdown since Week 8 of his rookie season in 2014). What's been encouraging about his debut season in Los Angeles is the consistent volume of work despite there being a plethora of weapons in the passing game. Cooks has five-plus targets in every game but one this year, and five or more catches in six of 10 outings. Prior to the Week 12 bye, he and the Rams receiving corps will have an opportunity to tee off against a porous Kansas City pass defense (138 catches allowed to wide receivers this year, tied for fourth-most in NFL).
Cooks caught six of eight targets for 114 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 45-35 win over the Saints.
Cooks led the team in catches and receiving yardage while finishing second in targets. He did most of his damage early, including a 48-yard reception which set up his own 4-yard touchdown grab in the second quarter. Cooks unfortunately failed to get a couple of interference calls to go his way, including one that would've extended his team's final drive of the game and potentially given him another opportunity to produce. Still, this was an outstanding return to New Orleans for the wideout, who will look to put on another outstanding effort next Sunday against the Seahawks.
Cooks caught three of eight targets for 74 receiving yards, adding nine rushing yards on two carries during Sunday's 29-27 win against Green Bay.
The fifth-year receiver has seen a visible dip in production since returning from concussion protocol in Week 6, turning in per-game averages of three receptions and 63.7 yards over his past three outings, compared to an average output of 6.5 catches and 113 yards through the first quarter of the regular season. Despite the stymied production of late, Cooks remains a fixture in the Rams passing attack, with eight or more targets in five of seven appearances this year. The pending return of Cooper Kupp (knee) will seemingly have no impact on him being a viable WR2, as Cooks recorded five-plus receptions in every game when active alongside Kupp in the starting lineup. Sunday brings a matchup with a Patriots secondary that entered Week 8 allowing 275.9 passing yards per game (bottom 10 in the NFL).
Cooks caught four of five targets for 64 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 39-10 win over the 49ers.
Cooks finished second on the team in targets, catches and yardage while scoring a 19-yard touchdown to help his team pull away in the second quarter. He was held to just two catches last week against the Broncos, but he bounced back in this one despite the fact that his team led comfortably for most of the game. Cooks is now on pace for roughly 1,300 yards this season despite missing a game, and he'll look to build on this effort next Sunday in what could be a high-scoring game against the Packers.
Cooks caught two of six targets for 53 yards during Sunday's 23-20 victory over Denver.
The six targets are the fewest Cooks has seen in any full game he's played this season, though his mere availability for Sunday's contest was a blessing considering the receiver exited Week 6 with a concussion. Furthermore, the entire Rams passing game was out of sync on a cold and snowy day in Denver, which likely played a role in Cooks' low production. Weather conditions should be much different when the Rams stay in state to take on the 49ers in Week 7, when Cooks will look to bounce back against a San Francisco defense that has surrendered 12 passing touchdowns through its first five games in 2018.
Cooks (concussion) is listed as active for Sunday's game at Denver, Myles Simmons of the Rams' official site reports.
This was merely a formality after Cooks cleared the concussion protocol Saturday. Working with Cooper Kupp (concussion) and Robert Woods, the trio will seek to stave off temperatures in the low-20s F and snow against a Broncos defense that has allowed 12.6 yards per catch and six touchdowns to wide receivers this season.
Cooks officially cleared concussion protocol and is set for Sunday's matchup with the Broncos.
Cooks logged a full workload at Friday's practice, so this news is relatively unsurprising. Assuming he stays symptom-free and avoids any setbacks, he and quarterback Jared Goff are set to go up against a mid-tier Broncos' pass defense, while it's worth mentioning that snow is in the forecast for Denver on Sunday.
Cooks is poised to clear the concussion protocol in advance of Sunday's game in Denver, Rich Hammond of The Orange County Register reports.
Cooks' practice reps this week were directly correlated with his standing in the concussion protocol. After a full showing Friday, he's on the brink of gaining clearance to play. The only thing standing in his way is an evaluation with an independent neurologist Saturday. As long as he's symptom-free Sunday, he'll be available to Jared Goff against the Broncos' mid-tier pass defense (256.2 yards allowed per game).
Cooks (concussion) practiced in full Friday and doesn't have a designation for Sunday's contest at Denver, Cameron DaSilva of USA Today reports.
Players can be listed as full practice participants on injury reports and not actually be cleared from the concussion protocol, so Cooks' status will be monitored in advance of Sunday's 4:05 PM ET kickoff. As evidence, coach Sean McVay expects Cooks and Cooper Kupp (concussion) to be cleared by an independent neurologist Saturday, per Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com. Assuming Cooks gets over this final hurdle, he'll take on a Broncos defense that has conceded 7.8 YPT and six touchdowns to wideouts in five games this season.
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