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  Brandin CooksB. Cooks
WR - LAR
Brandin Cooks
Patrick MahomesP. Mahomes
QB - KC
Patrick Mahomes
 
 
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  Brandin CooksB. Cooks
WR - LAR
Brandin Cooks
Patrick MahomesP. Mahomes
QB - KC
Patrick Mahomes
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 at CAR at JAC
Week 2 vs. NO at OAK
Week 3 at CLE vs. BAL
Week 4 vs. TB at DET
Week 5 at SEA vs. IND
Week 6 vs. SF vs. HOU
Week 7 at ATL at DEN
Week 8 vs. CIN vs. GB
Week 9BYE WEEK vs. MIN
Week 10 at PIT at TEN
Week 11 vs. CHI at LAC
Week 12 vs. BALBYE WEEK
Week 13 at ARI vs. OAK
Week 14 vs. SEA at NE
Week 15 at DAL vs. DEN
Week 16 at SF at CHI
Week 17 vs. ARI vs. LAC
  Brandin CooksB. Cooks
WR - LAR
Brandin Cooks
Patrick MahomesP. Mahomes
QB - KC
Patrick Mahomes
2018 Points 
Week 19.328.3
Week 215.938.8
Week 39.025.3
Week 418.622.9
Week 515.8
Week 65.327.0
Week 713.132.8
Week 88.326.0
Week 917.426.8
Week 1016.920.1
Week 1110.735.9
Week 12
Week 136.233.0
Week 142.220.8
Week 155.918.0
Week 166.228.2
Week 1718.217.3
  Brandin CooksB. Cooks
WR - LAR
Brandin Cooks
Patrick MahomesP. Mahomes
QB - KC
Patrick Mahomes
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Most wouldn't believe it, but 2018 was Cooks' most consistent season from a fantasy standpoint. That's impressive considering it was his first year in the offense while the other receivers had more experience. He finished as a WR2 or better in 53.3 percent of his games, which ranked 14th among wide receivers. With Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods getting theirs, it'll be hard for Cooks to get into elite territory, but knowing he was this consistent should give drafters confidence in taking him as a high-end WR2Yes, Mahomes is coming off the best fantasy season of all time for a quarterback. Yes, he's going to have some regression. He threw a touchdown on 8.6 percent of his passes in 2018, the seventh-highest mark of all-time. Here's the list of quarterbacks who are ahead of them, included with their touchdown rate in that season, as well as the following season: Peyton Manning (9.9 to 6.2), Ken Stabler (9.3 to 6.8), Deshaun Watson (9.3 to 5.1), Aaron Rodgers (9.0 to 7.1), Tom Brady (8.7 to 5.0), Mark Rypien (8.7 to 4.6). Don't pay for last year's stats
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
There was negligible difference between him and teammate Woods in fantasy last season - both were tucked right inside the top 20 in half-PPR FAN PPGDepending on the format, he was typically 4-5 FAN PTS better per week than the No. 2 overall fantasy QB - sure, regression is bound to happen, but don't expect too much - special talent, great system, ample weapons
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
Cooks' lack of production in the fantasy playoffs may scare fantasy owners off, but it shouldn't. He's been remarkably consistent throughout his career, seeing at least 100 targets and totaling at least 1,000 receiving yards in each of the past four seasons. Although Cooper Kupp should be back and healthy, Cooks was actually better with Kupp on the field, so that shouldn't be a negative for fantasy owners. He's a safe WR2, who should give you steady production all year.Fantasy owners don't need a reminder of just how dynamic Mahomes was last year, as he threw for over 5,000 yards with 50 touchdowns. There will be regression, simply because there has to be, but he has plenty of room to regress and still finish with elite numbers and as the top fantasy quarterback in the game. Waiting on quarterback is always the right play. But with Tyreek Hill back in the fold, there's no doubt that Mahomes should be the top one off the board.
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
 Overall QB1. Anyone who says otherwise is trying to be too cute.
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
Cooks has now been a top 13 fantasy receiver in four straight seasons so if you are suddenly expecting that to change, you might be disappointed. He will have to split the target share with Woods and Kupp, of course, but Cooks has managed to produce these big numbers despite averaging just 119 targets per season in that time.In terms of raw fantasy points, Mahomes broke the historical quarterback record, but when you compare him to the QB13, or above replacement value, he was merely 20th of all-time. While that is still great, of course, it was driven by an astronomical and unsustainable touchdown rate. Regress that to the expected mean and there is no reason you should be considering him in the 2nd, let alone 1st round. If he drops to the late 3rd, however, that would be a strong value.
Kevin Wheeler
Draftwize
- 4 straight 1,000 yard seasons. - 4 straight seasons playing all 16 games. - 5,147 yards and 32 touchdowns. 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Cooks is one of the best deep-ball threats in the NFL, but he is similar to Cooper in that he is a little hit or miss in a run-heavy offensive scheme.Mahomes did score 417 fantasy points last year, but quarterbacks rarely duplicate historic seasons. I think Mahomes will have a great year, but I do not think he reaches 417 fantasy points again.
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
 The #1 QB in True Throw Value last season, Mahomes (unsurprisingly) had the most valuable throw of any QB last season. Even with regression, he can still be a top-3 QB. However, he's being taken too early in drafts.
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
 I won't actually be investing an early round pick on a QB, but Mahomes remains the guy if you plan on doing so.
Kyle Yates
The Fantasy Footballers
 Without Tyreek Hill, it's hard to imagine 5,000 yards and 50 Touchdowns again from Patrick Mahomes. With that being said, he's still projected to be my Top QB this season and he should be the first QB off the board in fantasy drafts.
Nick Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
I absolutely love Cook's 4th round ADP. This is guy who's posted four consecutive 1,100 yard seasons, even after playing with 3 different QB's! In fact, there have been just 5 players with at least 5,000 receiving yards and 30+ TD's before their age 26 season. Their names are Randy Moss, Larry Fitz, DeAndre Hopkins, Mike Evans, and Brandin Cooks (Pat Thorman). We know for a fact that Cooks is going to have a massive role on an elite offense, and that's not even considering that Kupp won't be 100% to start the seasons. He's and elite WR, with an elite opportunity share, on an elite offense. Cooks is a lock in the 4th round. He should absolutely be going in the early third in all formats.My exact ranking on Mahomes is going to depend on whether or not Hill is suspended. If he is, then I don't see how you can draft Mahomes. If he isn't, then his ADP is likely to rise to a point where you can's draft him. So either way, it's a no for me. I understand that he just posted over 5,000 yards and 50 TD's. But I also know that he just had one of the best years ever in terms of passing TD percentage...and that he's likely to see at least a little regression in that category. But the main reason for not drafting him is the opportunity cost. He's the top ranked QB this season...no one is going to deny that. But this season has the single deepest QB pool in the history of the NFL. There are around 25 QB's that you can make the case for starting in a 12 team league. Will all of them pan out? Of course not. But there are going to be QB's going in the 12th round and later that finish within a point per game of the top tier. It's just not worth spending such a high pick at a position where there are so many elite options going at the end of drafts. And this is especially true if Hill were to miss any number of games.