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Brandin Cooks or JuJu Smith-Schuster

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Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 32# 36-
Best Rank# 18# 28-
Worst Rank# 54# 69-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total151.0137.1-
Avg Game10.18.6-
Avg Projection139.7131.7-
    
Schedule 
    
SOS Rank2416-
    
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Sleepers and Busts
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Fantasy Football Empire
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Fantasy Football Lord
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The Fantasy Coaches
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
2021 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. JAC at BUF
Week 2 at CLE vs. LV
Week 3 vs. CAR vs. CIN
Week 4 at BUF at GB
Week 5 vs. NE vs. DEN
Week 6 at IND vs. SEA
Week 7 at ARIBYE WEEK
Week 8 vs. LAR at CLE
Week 9 at MIA vs. CHI
Week 10BYE WEEK vs. DET
Week 11 at TEN at LAC
Week 12 vs. NYJ at CIN
Week 13 vs. IND vs. BAL
Week 14 vs. SEA at MIN
Week 15 at JAC vs. TEN
Week 16 vs. LAC at KC
Week 17 at SF vs. CLE
Week 18 vs. TEN at BAL
Player Projections Comparison
 
Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
Receiving
   
Receptions71.796.3
Rec Yards1,057.6932.5
Rec TDs5.76.7
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts1.50.0
Rush Yards13.50.0
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points139.7131.7
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
2020 Points 
Week 12.018.9
Week 29.54.8
Week 32.312.3
Week 40.0
Week 522.12.8
Week 612.80.6
Week 76.08.5
Week 86.7
Week 914.315.3
Week 103.913.7
Week 118.51.9
Week 128.59.7
Week 136.52.8
Week 1411.5
Week 155.9-0.5
Week 1620.115.6
Week 1728.612.5
Week 18
Total151.0137.1
Average10.18.6
Player Targets Comparison
 
Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
2020 Targets 
Week 156
Week 288
Week 355
Week 43
Week 5125
Week 694
Week 7914
Week 88
Week 997
Week 10813
Week 1155
Week 1259
Week 13810
Week 147
Week 1576
Week 161013
Week 17168
Week 18
Notes for Player Combination
 
Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
Expert 
Tim Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
 The Good: JuJu's role in the offense is undeniable and the Steelers know how to utilize his strengths. Among all WRs last season, Juju played the most snaps from the slot (711) and ran the most routes (629) on a team that had the second most pass plays per game (42). His 128 targets were 15th most in the NFL despite playing with two other fantasy viable WRs, Diontae Johnson and Chase Claypool, and one of the better No. 4 WRs in football, James Washington. The Bad: JuJu's role, even with all that attention, is extremely limited because of his skill set. JuJu is known for his inability to get open and create yards after the catch, and the numbers prove that reputation right. Last season, he averaged -0.4 Yards After Catch Over Expected (YACOE) per reception, good for 124th in the NFL. This is not an anomaly. Juju hasn't been able to top 1.0 YACOE/Rec since his rookie season. To put that into perspective, 38 players eclipsed the 1.0 YACOE/Rec mark in 2020, with Deebo Samuel leading the way (4.6). In addition, JuJu had a dreadful average depth of target (aDoT) from the ghost of Ben Roethlisberger who turned into a checkdown machine last season. JuJu's 5.49 aDOT was good for 151st in the NFL. Numbers like this explain how a receiver with the 15th most targets in the NFL fails to break 850 yards.
Mark Ringo
Sleepers and Busts
Cooks quietly had a solid year despite all of the turmoil in Houston. Deshaun Watson's pending departure hurts this offense and his numbers. Tyrod Taylor comes in to man the ship for at least a little while. The game script will force the Texans to pass in the 4th Qtr, opening up plenty of garbage catches and yards. Cooks can pad his stats and, in the process, get owners sneaky fantasy points.For some reason JuJu Smith Schuster chose to return to Pittsburgh. Not meant to be a knock on the city. Instead it's a knock on an offense that's in rapid decline. The Steelers line was horrible in 2020 and it might be even worse this year. Big Ben looks washed. If he makes it through the season it will be a major accomplishment. There's not much upside with Smith-Schuster. He should have gone to a team with more offensive firepower. Let someone else curse at the tv when the Steelers are on offense. Avoid
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
Brandin Cooks has quietly had a very strong NFL career. The 2021 outlook is very fuzzy with chaos falling upon the Texans. If Deshaun Watson plays QB, Cooks could be a serviceable WR3. With Tyrod Taylor at QB, Cooks is a WR4 at best and that seems the more likely scenario. If he drops in drafts considerably he may be a sneaky good addition to a roster. However, it's going to be a long, difficult season in Houston. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
 Though it was better than his 2019 season, there were plenty of ups and downs from Smith-Schuster in 2020. Part of the reason for inconsistency is due to Ben Roethlisberger's volatile performance, but even if he rights the ship in 2021, the bigger part of the problem for Smith-Schuster is the competition he has for targets. Chase Claypool will be entering his sophomore season, Diontae Johnson seemed to figure out his drops as the year went on, and they added Najee Harris and Pat Freiermuth in the first two rounds of the draft. Suddenly, Smith-Schuster might be third in line for targets in this offense. He'll probably finish as a WR3, but I just don't see the upside to drafting him as anything more than a low-end WR3.
Wolf of Roto Street
Roto Street Journal
Consistently undervalued, but tough to take a plunge on with so much QB uncertainty right nowUnideal spot returning home in crowded WRs corps