Cooks caught six of nine targets for 93 yards in Sunday's 24-17 win over the Jets.
Cooks garnered one fewer target than Rob Gronkowski but led New England in receiving yards while tying the tight end for the team lead in catches. The former Saints wide receiver was held out of the end zone for the fifth time in six games, however, while Gronk scored his third and fourth touchdowns of the year. With over 80 yards in four contests and two touchdowns this season, Cooks has been a decent fantasy option in his first year with New England, but perhaps not the elite option he was drafted to be.
Cooks brought in five of eight targets for 85 yards in Thursday's 19-14 win over the Buccaneers.
Following a sluggish three-catch, 38-yard effort in a Week 4 loss to the Panthers, Cooks was able to bounce back to an extent with Thursday's effort. A team-long 34-yard reception helped boost up his YPC figure, but he still averaged just under a respectable 13.0 yards per grab on his other four catches. Cooks' involvement has fluctuated somewhat through the first five weeks, as he's essentially alternated solid efforts with a couple of subpar performances. He'll look to build a measure of consistency when the Patriots tangle with the Jets in Week 6.
Cooks caught three of his six targets for 38 yards in Sunday's 33-30 loss to the Panthers.
Cooks continues to see a heavy workload, as he was on the field for 64 of the Patriots' 70 snaps on offense Sunday, but his Week 4 production was certainly a letdown after the speedy wideout put up a 5/131/2 stat line in Week 3. Cooks and the Patriots will look to quickly rebound Thursday on the road against the 2-1 Buccaneers, who have allowed an average of 315.7 passing yards per game to date. Only the Patriots have allowed more (324).
Cooks caught five of seven targets for 131 yards and two touchdowns while adding a two-point conversion in Sunday's 36-33 win over the Texans.
Cooks had been relatively quiet through his first 10 quarters with New England, but exploded for touchdown catches of 42 and 25 yards in the second half. The latter score put his team ahead by one point with 23 seconds to play and was accompanied by a successful two-point conversion catch to provide the final margin. Cooks is seeing less volume in New England than he did with New Orleans, but the combination of Cooks' explosiveness and Tom Brady's ability to find his receivers makes the speedster capable of producing elite performances like this one any given week.
Cooks caught two of four targets for 37 yards and added six yards on the ground in Sunday's 36-20 win over New Orleans.
After trading a first-rounder and swapping mid-round picks, the assumption was that Cooks could be the second coming of Randy Moss in New England, especially after Julian Edelman went down with a torn ACL. That hasn't been the case minus a 54-yard gainer in Week 1 as Cooks has as many catches through two weeks as running back Rex Burkhead. It seems as though the Patriots have turned to beating teams inside with their backs and tight ends. While that doesn't do Cooks much good at this point, watch for him to pick up the pace as defenses are forced to single him up in response - a perilous move given his speed.
|Bye: Week 9|
|10||11/12/17||@ DEN||8:30 pm|
|11||11/19/17||@ OAK||4:25 pm|
|13||12/3/17||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|14||12/11/17||@ MIA||8:30 pm|
|15||12/17/17||@ PIT||4:25 pm|
|2014||New Orleans Saints||10||7||53||550||10.4||50||3||4||2||25|
|2015||New Orleans Saints||16||12||84||1138||13.5||71||9||18||5||45|
|2016||New Orleans Saints||16||12||78||1173||15.0||98||8||15||6||45|
|2017||New England Patriots||6||5||24||472||19.7||54||2||7||4||18|
|2014||New Orleans Saints||10||7||7||73||10.4||28||1||1||4|
|2015||New Orleans Saints||16||12||8||18||2.3||11||0||0||2|
|2016||New Orleans Saints||16||12||6||30||5.0||11||0||0||1|
|2017||New England Patriots||6||5||3||10||3.3||13||0||0||1|
|2014||New Orleans Saints||10||1||12||12.0||12||0||0|
|2015||New Orleans Saints||16||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2016||New Orleans Saints||16||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2017||New England Patriots||6||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2014||New Orleans Saints||10||10||15||35||3.5||15||0||0|
|2015||New Orleans Saints||16||2||0||12||6.0||6||0||0|
|2016||New Orleans Saints||16||1||0||2||2.0||2||0||0|
|2017||New England Patriots||6||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2014||New Orleans Saints||10||2||2.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2015||New Orleans Saints||16||2||2.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||New Orleans Saints||16||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||New England Patriots||6||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2014||New Orleans Saints||10||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||New Orleans Saints||16||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||New Orleans Saints||16||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||New England Patriots||6||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|