Cooks (head) finished the regular season with 65 catches (on 114 targets) for 1,082 yards and seven TDs in 16 games.
Cooks, who also ran nine times for 40 yards this past season, was knocked out of Sunday's Super Bowl loss to the Eagles after just 18 snaps. While the Patriots were able to rack up 33 points in the contest, they had to adjust their game plan minus their top deep threat for almost three full quarters. The 24-year-old speedster remains under contract with the Patriots in 2018 and will once again serve as one of QB Tom Brady's top pass-catching weapons next season.
Cooks has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's Super Bowl with a head injury.
Cooks was not cleared to return after undergoing evaluation following a hard hit from Philadelphia safety Malcolm Jenkins. The ex-New Orleans Saint will finish the game with one catch for 23 yards and one carry for one yard. Expect Philip Dorsett to see increased snaps with Cooks out.
Cooks caught a 23-yard pass from Tom Brady and did not see Jenkins coming as he tried to bounce outside. The speedy receiver is presumably undergoing concussion tests to determine if he can return to the contest. More information will be known following evaluation.
Cooks snagged five of 11 targets for 79 yards and a touchdown and added eight yards on three carries
Cooks scooted past a pair of defenders that got caught up in a pick and hauled in a five-yard touchdown late in the second quarter. It was Cooks' second score in his last three games and the contest featured a matched season-high 11 targets. Cooks will get his next opportunity in the Division Round and he'll need to improve against quality opponents if he wants to aid in a deep New England run. In five games against teams that entered Week 17 in the AFC playoff picture, Cooks has averaged just three catches and 42 yards this season.
Cooks caught two of his five targets for 19 yards and carried once for six yards in Sunday's 37-16 win over the Bills.
With scores of fantasy titles on the line, Cooks' quiet effort in Week 16 could not have come at a worse time, but the speedy wideout wasn't a big part of the game plan Sunday, with the Patriots' victory fueled by the ground game, which was paced by Dion Lewis' 129 rushing yards. Assuming the the team playing for playoff seeding in Week 17, Cooks is a bounce-back candidate next weekend against the Jets.
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|2015||New Orleans Saints||16||12||8||18||2.3||11||0||0||2|
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|2015||New Orleans Saints||16||2||0||12||6.0||6||0||0|
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