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Brandin Cooks or Julian Edelman

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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Julian EdelmanJ. Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
Brandin CooksB. Cooks
WR - HOU
Brandin Cooks
Expert
Recommendation

64%
Recommended by
75 of 117 experts
36%
Recommended by
42 of 117 experts
Most Accurate Experts 
   
Top Experts 65% 35%
Top WR Experts50%50%
Top Player Experts70%30%
   
Rankings 
   
ECR# 33# 36
Best Rank# 18# 19
Worst Rank# 47# 64
   
Fantasy Points 
   
Season Total156.375.5
Avg Game9.85.4
Avg Projection124.1112.8
   
Schedule 
   
SOS Rank2430
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert
   
Expert Ranks 
Julian EdelmanBrandin Cooks
   
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
54 m
#39#31
   
Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
3 h
#42#26
   
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
3 h
#32#37
   
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
Locked In Football
5 h
#30#38
   
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
6 h
#32#30
   
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
8 h
#34#49
   
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
9 h
#21#38
   
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
11 h
#26#30
   
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
11 h
#34#32
   
Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
11 h
#31#42
   
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
12 h
#47#45
   
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
13 h
#34#38
   
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
14 h
#39#33
   
Tyler OrginskiT. Orgi...
Fantasy Hot Read
14 h
#26#39
   
Kyle AugustK. August
FF Fellas
14 h
#39#19
   
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
15 h
#33#35
   
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
16 h
#34#40
   
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
19 h
#32#35
   
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
19 h
#38#33
   
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
21 h
#34#48
   
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
1 d
#34#40
   
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
1 d
#30#22
   
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
1 d
#41
   
Lukas KacerL. Kacer
The Fantasy Stock Exchange
1 d
#20#34
   
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
1 d
#32#64
   
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
1 d
#41#22
   
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
1 d
#30#41
   
Site RankingsS. Rank...
FantasyOMatic
1 d
#34#35
   
Ryan Hodge R. Hodge
FantasyLabs
2 d
#29#35
   
Bill DubielB. Dubiel
RotoBaller
2 d
#34#35
   
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
2 d
#34#32
   
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
2 d
#45#33
   
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
2 d
#33#50
   
Muntradamus M.
Beast Dome
3 d
#34#36
   
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
3 d
#45#29
   
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
3 d
#34#35
   
Mark RossM. Ross
Athlon Sports
3 d
#45#24
   
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
3 d
#40#42
   
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
3 d
#34#40
   
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
3 d
#39#37
   
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
3 d
#29#41
   
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
4 d
#28#32
   
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
4 d
#33#35
   
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
4 d
#32#37
   
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
4 d
#35#34
   
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
4 d
#29#41
   
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
4 d
#37#31
   
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
4 d
#38#39
   
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
4 d
#30#36
   
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
5 d
#33#36
   
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
5 d
#31#36
   
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
5 d
#37#46
   
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
5 d
#42#35
   
Site RankingsS. Rank...
FFToday
5 d
#29#33
   
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
5 d
#33#46
   
Huseyin AksuH. Aksu
Fantasy Couch
5 d
#29#44
   
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
6 d
#20#53
   
Michael BellerM. Beller
The Athletic
6 d
#33#34
   
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
6 d
#38#33
   
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
7 d
#18#41
   
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
1 w
#29#36
   
Doug MooreD. Moore
Inside the Pylon
1 w
#33#36
   
Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
Gridiron Experts
1 w
#29#43
   
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
1 w
#45#36
   
Michael FlorioM. Florio
RotoBaller
1 w
#38#36
   
Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Expand The Boxscore
1 w
#36#49
   
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
1 w
#32#29
   
Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
1 w
#35#36
   
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
1 w
#33#30
   
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
1 w
#29#32
   
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
1 w
#33#34
   
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
1 w
#33#32
   
Brian StraitB. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football
2 w
#29#40
   
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
2 w
#35#32
   
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
2 w
#33#36
   
Jacob HubmanJ. Hubman
The Fantasy Headliners
2 w
#33#21
   
Kyle RichardsonK. Rich...
The Fantasy Headliners
2 w
#31#32
   
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
2 w
#26#36
   
Scott SmithS. Smith
RotoViz
2 w
#33#35
   
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
2 w
#35#30
   
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
2 w
#31#46
   
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
2 w
#37#33
   
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
2 w
#32#28
   
Heath CummingsH. Cumm...
CBS Sports
2 w
#31#38
   
Brad EvansB. Evans
FTN
2 w
#38#29
   
Matt OkadaM. Okada
BallBlast
2 w
#25#40
   
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
FullTime Fantasy
2 w
#26#46
   
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
2 w
#45#34
   
M. Starks PowellM. Star...
New Life Fantasy
3 w
#33#36
   
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
3 w
#31#39
   
Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
3 w
#42#29
   
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
3 w
#33#30
   
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
3 w
#29#38
   
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
4 w
#33#35
   
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Important Nonsense
4 w
#33#34
   
SmittyS.
SleeperU
4 w
#37#39
   
Andrew EricksonA. Eric...
Pro Football Focus
4 w
#59#46
   
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
4 w
#29#24
   
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
07/06
#41#36
   
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
07/04
#32#41
   
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
07/02
#37#30
   
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
Draftwize
07/01
#38#35
   
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
07/04
#35#31
   
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
06/24
#33#44
   
06/23
#40#36
   
Ben RolfeB. Rolfe
The Touchdown
06/29
#30#42
   
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
07/09
#32#38
   
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Roto Ranks
06/07
#34#37
   
Andy SpiteriA. Spiteri
Razzball
6 d
#34#37
   
Frank BonincontriF. Boni...
Fantasy Wire HQ
2 w
#39#42
   
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
05/29
#34#39
   
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
05/24
#34#39
   
Anthony AmicoA. Amico
FTN
05/16
#48#37
   
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
05/08
#29#45
   
Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
06/10
#33#38
   
Walton SpurlinW. Spurlin
FantasyPros
04/27
#34#38
   
Steven SpaccarotelliS. Spac...
SleeperWire
01/14
#25#45
   
Player Game Logs Comparison
  Julian EdelmanJ. Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
Brandin CooksB. Cooks
WR - HOU
Brandin Cooks
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. MIA at KC
Week 2 at SEA vs. BAL
Week 3 vs. LV at PIT
Week 4 at KC vs. MIN
Week 5 vs. DEN vs. JAC
Week 6BYE WEEK at TEN
Week 7 vs. SF vs. GB
Week 8 at BUFBYE WEEK
Week 9 at NYJ at JAC
Week 10 vs. BAL at CLE
Week 11 at HOU vs. NE
Week 12 vs. ARI at DET
Week 13 at LAC vs. IND
Week 14 at LAR at CHI
Week 15 at MIA at IND
Week 16 vs. BUF vs. CIN
Week 17 vs. NYJ vs. TEN
Player Projections Comparison
  Julian EdelmanJ. Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
Brandin CooksB. Cooks
WR - HOU
Brandin Cooks
Receiving
   
Receptions75.559.4
Rec Yards891.5835.8
Rec TDs4.94.4
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts9.84.8
Rush Yards58.934.1
Rush TDs0.20.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points124.1112.8
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Julian EdelmanJ. Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
Brandin CooksB. Cooks
WR - HOU
Brandin Cooks
2019 Points 
Week 110.43.9
Week 25.213.6
Week 312.212.0
Week 43.07.1
Week 517.05.6
Week 611.33.2
Week 76.75.9
Week 819.50.0
Week 96.9
Week 10
Week 119.9
Week 129.33.3
Week 1315.92.4
Week 1416.30.0
Week 150.94.6
Week 169.29.9
Week 172.64.0
Player Targets Comparison
  Julian EdelmanJ. Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
Brandin CooksB. Cooks
WR - HOU
Brandin Cooks
2019 Targets 
Week 1116
Week 244
Week 31012
Week 479
Week 593
Week 6153
Week 7127
Week 8111
Week 911
Week 10
Week 1110
Week 12124
Week 13112
Week 14122
Week 1558
Week 1666
Week 1775
Notes for Player Combination
  Julian EdelmanJ. Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
Brandin CooksB. Cooks
WR - HOU
Brandin Cooks
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
As of now, it appears Edelman will have Jarred Stidham throwing him the ball in 2020. Is that a good thing? We don't really know just yet, though his 9.2-yard average depth of target shouldn't be impacted by quarterback play too much. Unless you're expecting Mohamed Sanu or N'Keal Harry to hit 100-plus targets, Edelman should be safe to hit the century mark, even if the offense is less potent than in years past. But also don't forget to take his injury history into consideration, as the reward might not be worth the risk anymore without Tom Brady there.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.
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.
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
Edelman's chances of returning fantasy value certainly increased with the Cam Newton signing, but at this point of his career, he's nothing more than a low-end WR2/WR3.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.
Ben Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
Last year's PPR WR7 is available in the 8th round of drafts. HUH?! Edelman is one of the most consistent receivers around when he's healthy and while he now lacks Tom Brady, Jarrett Stidham would have been a great replacement given his proclivity for slot receivers. Sadly for Edelman lovers, Cam Newton has arrived and that will not only boost his ADP, it likely hurts his fantasy production. Newton won't use the 34-year-old receiver anywhere near as much, making Edelman a PPR certainty with less usefulness in non-PPR. Nevertheless, he's still a great sleeper if his ADP remains outside the first five rounds and I'd suggest he's a very solid starting option.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.
Seth Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
Limped into the off season with injuries. Constantly exceeds expectations. Such little target competition(sorry Sanu). I'll keep waiting for something to give out and end up most likely avoiding him. A solid 82nd in Y/R. Not that he's ever excelled there but that doesn't play when the targets run out.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 - 106.9
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.