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Brandin Cooks or Emmanuel Sanders

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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Brandin CooksB. Cooks
WR - HOU
Brandin Cooks
Emmanuel SandersE. Sanders
WR - NO
Emmanuel Sanders
Expert
Recommendation

86%
Recommended by
110 of 128 experts
14%
Recommended by
18 of 128 experts
Most Accurate Experts 
   
Top Experts 85% 15%
Top WR Experts60%40%
Top Player Experts90%10%
   
Rankings 
   
ECR# 36# 45
Best Rank# 21# 33
Worst Rank# 64# 65
   
Fantasy Points 
   
Season Total75.5124.3
Avg Game5.47.3
Avg Projection113.6100.9
   
Schedule 
   
SOS Rank304
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert
   
Expert Ranks 
Brandin CooksEmmanuel Sanders
   
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
1 h
#49#52
   
Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
2 h
#31#47
   
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
2 h
#36#49
   
Kyle RichardsonK. Rich...
The Fantasy Headliners
3 h
#32#44
   
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
3 h
#42#38
   
Matt OkadaM. Okada
BallBlast
3 h
#38#46
   
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
5 h
#32#49
   
Todd D ClarkT. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
9 h
#37#44
   
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
10 h
#44#52
   
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
11 h
#31#65
   
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
11 h
#49#37
   
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
12 h
#35#51
   
Scott SmithS. Smith
RotoViz
13 h
#36#53
   
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
15 h
#38#56
   
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
16 h
#38#43
   
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
19 h
#38#51
   
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
1 d
#48#45
   
Kevin ScottK. Scott
The Intersecting
1 d
#42#39
   
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
1 d
#36#52
   
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
1 d
#38#42
   
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
1 d
#38#54
   
Kyle AugustK. August
FF Fellas
1 d
#23#62
   
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
1 d
#42#33
   
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
Locked In Football
1 d
#38#43
   
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
1 d
#32#42
   
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
1 d
#42#38
   
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
1 d
#40#42
   
Dave LoughranD. Loug...
Awesemo
2 d
#33#38
   
Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
2 d
#27#44
   
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
2 d
#30#61
   
Tim PetropoulosT. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
2 d
#32#45
   
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
2 d
#36#48
   
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
2 d
#32#42
   
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
2 d
#38#42
   
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#48#38
   
Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
2 d
#38#46
   
Brian StraitB. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football
2 d
#43#47
   
Site RankingsS. Rank...
FFToday
2 d
#33#43
   
Nick HumphreysN. Hump...
Fantasy Victors
2 d
#37#44
   
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
2 d
#41#34
   
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
2 d
#22#44
   
Nolan KellyN. Kelly
Awesemo
2 d
#34#41
   
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
2 d
#30#39
   
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
3 d
#37#39
   
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
3 d
#28#57
   
Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
3 d
#37#45
   
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
3 d
#42#43
   
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
3 d
#23#51
   
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
3 d
#32#43
   
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
3 d
#35
   
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
3 d
#33#59
   
Jacob HubmanJ. Hubman
The Fantasy Headliners
3 d
#21#46
   
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
3 d
#36#49
   
Blake FincherB. Fincher
Fantasy Football Cafe
3 d
#36#45
   
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
3 d
#34#46
   
Tyler OrginskiT. Orgi...
Fantasy Hot Read
4 d
#41#52
   
Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
4 d
#26#38
   
Michael FlorioM. Florio
RotoBaller
4 d
#35#55
   
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
4 d
#34#44
   
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
4 d
#37#44
   
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
4 d
#31#40
   
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
4 d
#30#36
   
Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
5 d
#42#46
   
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
5 d
#33#45
   
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
5 d
#35#44
   
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
5 d
#40#50
   
Lukas KacerL. Kacer
The Fantasy Stock Exchange
5 d
#34#64
   
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
5 d
#64#51
   
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
5 d
#41#44
   
Site RankingsS. Rank...
FantasyOMatic
6 d
#35#43
   
Ryan Hodge R. Hodge
FantasyLabs
6 d
#35#45
   
Bill DubielB. Dubiel
RotoBaller
6 d
#35#44
   
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
6 d
#32#45
   
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
7 d
#50#49
   
Muntradamus M.
Beast Dome
7 d
#36#44
   
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
1 w
#29#47
   
Mark RossM. Ross
Athlon Sports
1 w
#24#39
   
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
1 w
#35#45
   
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
1 w
#37#43
   
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
1 w
#39#46
   
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
1 w
#46#27
   
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
1 w
#35#52
   
Huseyin AksuH. Aksu
Fantasy Couch
1 w
#44#47
   
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
1 w
#53#38
   
Michael BellerM. Beller
The Athletic
1 w
#34#36
   
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
2 w
#41#56
   
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
2 w
#36#49
   
Doug MooreD. Moore
Inside the Pylon
2 w
#36#45
   
Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
Gridiron Experts
2 w
#43#46
   
Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Expand The Boxscore
2 w
#49#46
   
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
2 w
#29#39
   
Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
2 w
#36#43
   
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
2 w
#30#55
   
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
2 w
#32#44
   
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
2 w
#32#42
   
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
2 w
#36#50
   
Kate MagdziukK. Magd...
BallBlast
2 w
#54#48
   
Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
BallBlast
2 w
#27#44
   
Heath CummingsH. Cumm...
CBS Sports
2 w
#38#61
   
Brad EvansB. Evans
FTN
3 w
#29#44
   
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
FullTime Fantasy
3 w
#46#43
   
M. Starks PowellM. Star...
New Life Fantasy
3 w
#36#45
   
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
3 w
#39#36
   
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
4 w
#30#59
   
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
4 w
#38#45
   
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
07/15
#35#47
   
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Important Nonsense
07/15
#34#45
   
SmittyS.
SleeperU
07/14
#39#46
   
Andrew EricksonA. Eric...
Pro Football Focus
07/14
#46#47
   
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
07/14
#24#46
   
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
07/06
#36#55
   
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
07/04
#41#38
   
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
07/02
#30#39
   
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
Draftwize
07/01
#35#47
   
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
3 d
#31#49
   
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
06/24
#44#51
   
06/23
#36#44
   
Ben RolfeB. Rolfe
The Touchdown
06/29
#42#49
   
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
07/09
#38#45
   
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Roto Ranks
06/07
#37#43
   
Andy SpiteriA. Spiteri
Razzball
1 w
#37#43
   
Frank BonincontriF. Boni...
Fantasy Wire HQ
2 w
#42#48
   
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
05/29
#39#43
   
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
05/24
#39#44
   
Anthony AmicoA. Amico
FTN
05/16
#37#78
   
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
05/08
#45#46
   
Walton SpurlinW. Spurlin
FantasyPros
04/27
#38#45
   
Steven SpaccarotelliS. Spac...
SleeperWire
01/14
#45#44
   
Player Game Logs Comparison
  Brandin CooksB. Cooks
WR - HOU
Brandin Cooks
Emmanuel SandersE. Sanders
WR - NO
Emmanuel Sanders
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at KC vs. TB
Week 2 vs. BAL at LV
Week 3 at PIT vs. GB
Week 4 vs. MIN at DET
Week 5 vs. JAC vs. LAC
Week 6 at TENBYE WEEK
Week 7 vs. GB vs. CAR
Week 8BYE WEEK at CHI
Week 9 at JAC at TB
Week 10 at CLE vs. SF
Week 11 vs. NE vs. ATL
Week 12 at DET at DEN
Week 13 vs. IND at ATL
Week 14 at CHI at PHI
Week 15 at IND vs. KC
Week 16 vs. CIN vs. MIN
Week 17 vs. TEN at CAR
Player Projections Comparison
  Brandin CooksB. Cooks
WR - HOU
Brandin Cooks
Emmanuel SandersE. Sanders
WR - NO
Emmanuel Sanders
Receiving
   
Receptions60.057.0
Rec Yards844.2715.5
Rec TDs4.44.9
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts4.81.0
Rush Yards34.19.1
Rush TDs0.10.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points113.6100.9
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Brandin CooksB. Cooks
WR - HOU
Brandin Cooks
Emmanuel SandersE. Sanders
WR - NO
Emmanuel Sanders
2019 Points 
Week 13.914.6
Week 213.617.8
Week 312.01.0
Week 47.110.4
Week 55.60.9
Week 63.20.0
Week 75.96.0
Week 80.08.5
Week 917.2
Week 102.4
Week 113.3
Week 123.31.5
Week 132.44.1
Week 140.027.1
Week 154.60.9
Week 169.96.1
Week 174.02.5
Player Targets Comparison
  Brandin CooksB. Cooks
WR - HOU
Brandin Cooks
Emmanuel SandersE. Sanders
WR - NO
Emmanuel Sanders
2019 Targets 
Week 167
Week 2413
Week 3125
Week 499
Week 531
Week 633
Week 776
Week 815
Week 99
Week 104
Week 115
Week 1241
Week 1326
Week 1429
Week 1584
Week 1666
Week 1754
Notes for Player Combination
  Brandin CooksB. Cooks
WR - HOU
Brandin Cooks
Emmanuel SandersE. Sanders
WR - NO
Emmanuel Sanders
Expert 
Elliot Berkovits
Pack to the Future
Brandin Cooks once again finds himself on a new team, now with the Texans. Things could be worse considering he'll get to catch passes from Deshaun Watson but talent and opportunity have never been the problem for Cooks, it's always been about staying healthy. He has suffered multiple concussions over the last few years which adds major risk. On the flip side, if he stays healthy, he could be more dangerous than ever with Watson.Sanders finds himself in New Orleans playing with the best QB he's ever had which is great, but Michael Thomas is there and that is not great. Thomas and Alvin Kamara demand a massive share of the targets leaving Sanders with not much leftover. He'll have his big weeks in this high-flying Saints offense but he won't be consistent enough to be a weekly starter.
Ben Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
Brandin Cooks was looking for his fifth consecutive 1000+ yard season in 2019 but instead ended up with his fifth consecutive concussion. This one kept him out for a few games but he was mostly ineffective when playing anyway, proving nothing more than a deep threat behind Woods, Kupp, Higbee and Gurley. Now in a re-modelled Texans receiving corps, Cooks will have the opportunity to fight it out with Will Fuller, Randall Cobb and Kenny Stills for targets. This offence has plenty of points in it but it far from guaranteed Cooks will get enough to make him a weekly fantasy starter. His 8th round price is too rich for me but if Cooks drops, he may be worth the gamble.I like Emmanuel Sanders, if only because it reassures me there's an NFL wide receiver older than me. The days of Sanders being a fantasy stud are long gone but he will have the occasional good week in an elite Saints offence that can't keep relying on Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara. I believe his great impact will be on Jared Cook's red zone looks but it's also possible if Michael Thomas goes down, Sanders will return some good value. I'm personally not drafting an elderly WR2 who hasn't played 16 games since 2016, but I wouldn't call you crazy if you took the gamble. I just prefer to win my leagues rather than avoiding losing them ;)
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
There have been just nine wide receivers who've finished as top-24 fantasy options in at least four of the last five seasons: Julio Jones, Mike Evans, Jarvis Landry, DeAndre Hopkins, Antonio Brown, Davante Adams, Amari Cooper, and... Cooks. Keep in mind he's done that while playing for three different teams, so he's essentially team-proof. Concussions were problematic in 2019 and will be a problem moving forward in his career, as another one could end it. While on the field, though, he's proven to have a WR2 floor in the NFL. We can't pretend that going to Deshaun Watson isn't an upgrade from Jared Goff, either. The issue is that Will Fuller plays a similar role and has chemistry with Watson. Cooks can likely be drafted as a WR4, but he'll be a starter when he's on the field.It was remarkable to see Sanders come back from an Achilles injury at the age of 32, though there were a lot of inconsistencies in his performances. He had three games with 100-plus yards, but also had 10 games with 41 yards or less. Going to the Saints, he's not going to need a whole lot of targets to produce, but betting on him being anything other than a bye week filler would be a mistake. The Saints offense runs through Michael Thomas, and you're not going to take targets from him to feed a 33-year-old.
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
Absent his concussion history, Cooks would be a draft-day target. He's an excellent receiver, with no better evidence than the fact that he had three straight 1,000-yard receiving seasons on three different teams. And taking over for DeAndre Hopkins, who has seen at least 150 targets in in five straight seasons, is an excellent spot. But Cooks has battled multiple concussions - at least five in his professional career - and the risk is of him missing time is extremely high. It would be wonderful if Cooks could play a full season this year, but drafters should be leery of drafting Cooks as a WR3 given his history.Sanders is getting up there in age, but there were few better landing spots for him than New Orleans. As with his new counterpart Michael Thomas, Sanders has an elite catch rate, and will now have perhaps the most accurate passer in the history of the NFL throwing him the ball. His upside is limited by inability to find the end zone, as he hasn't scored more than four touchdowns in a season since 2016. But he should see plenty of targets, enough to make him a borderline WR3 most weeks in half- of full-PPR leagues.
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
Originally with Brees and the Saints, Cooks had 1100 yards and at least 8 TDs both seasons before heading to NE. In his first year with NE, Cooks put up nearly 1100 and 7. Then he went to the Rams, where, in his first season, he put up 1200 and 5. Cooks is no stranger to switching teams, no stranger to playing with great QBs, and no stranger to putting up very solid numbers. He was even WR29 last season prior to his injury. He's simply being under drafted. 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Cooks is changing teams yet again this season, but there may not have been a better place for him to land. There are a ton of vacated targets in Houston after the departure of Deandre Hopkins and Cooks could see a significant amount of them. Will Fuller will certainly be involved, as will Randall Cobb, but otherwise Cooks could very well lead this offense in targets. There's risk involved in drafting him, which is why his ADP is lower, but it could pay off in a big way for whoever selects him.Sanders is now on his third team in a year after being traded from Denver to San Francisco and now signing with the Saints. He'll be the clear second option at the WR position behind Michael Thomas, which is unlikely to lead to exorbitant fantasy numbers. With that being said, if Thomas were to miss time, Sanders immediately gets entered into the WR2 discussion based on pure volume.
Seth Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
The fun part is trying to figure out who will disappoint out of the Rams WR trio if they decide to continually target the TE or if the TE targets were mostly due to Cooks absence. What I hadn't realized is that Cooks only missed 2 games(Basically 3). Despite still being around the TE revolution still happened, and the consistency of the WRs suffered. Almost 2 less targets per game for Cooks in 2019 vs 2018. Passer Rating when targeted: 2019 - 88.1, 2018 - 115.9, 2017 - 106.9Aside from 2 blowup games, he was rather useless for fantasy in a 49ers uniform. I don't doubt his will to be great, I doubt the passing volume of the offense and his ability to be anything but the third option behind Kittle and an emerging Deebo.
Kevin Wheeler
Draftwize
Texans acquired WR Brandin Cooks and a 2022 fourth-round pick from the Rams in exchange for the No. 57 overall pick of the 2020 draft. Cooks, who has suffered some concerning (head) injuries in recent years but not missed much time, is coming off by far the worst campaign of his career. Somehow, this is the third time he's been traded in three years. He has a bad contract and has suffered at least five concussions as a pro.