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Brandin Cooks or Tyler Boyd

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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Tyler BoydT. Boyd
WR - CIN
Tyler Boyd
Brandin CooksB. Cooks
WR - HOU
Brandin Cooks
Expert
Recommendation

74%
Recommended by
95 of 128 experts
26%
Recommended by
33 of 128 experts
Most Accurate Experts 
   
Top Experts 100% 0%
Top WR Experts80%20%
Top Player Experts85%15%
   
Rankings 
   
ECR# 32# 36
Best Rank# 15# 21
Worst Rank# 55# 64
   
Fantasy Points 
   
Season Total132.975.5
Avg Game8.35.4
Avg Projection123.2113.6
   
Schedule 
   
SOS Rank2030
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert
   
Expert Ranks 
Tyler BoydBrandin Cooks
   
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
42 m
#34#49
   
Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
1 h
#33#31
   
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
2 h
#34#36
   
Kyle RichardsonK. Rich...
The Fantasy Headliners
2 h
#42#32
   
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
2 h
#34#42
   
Matt OkadaM. Okada
BallBlast
2 h
#29#38
   
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
4 h
#33#32
   
Todd D ClarkT. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
8 h
#32#37
   
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
10 h
#34#44
   
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
10 h
#29#31
   
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
11 h
#40#49
   
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
11 h
#31#35
   
Scott SmithS. Smith
RotoViz
12 h
#34#36
   
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
15 h
#36#38
   
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
15 h
#33#38
   
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
18 h
#41#38
   
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
24 h
#31#48
   
Kevin ScottK. Scott
The Intersecting
1 d
#55#42
   
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
1 d
#39#36
   
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
1 d
#34#38
   
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
1 d
#33#38
   
Kyle AugustK. August
FF Fellas
1 d
#29#23
   
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
1 d
#46#42
   
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
Locked In Football
1 d
#29#38
   
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
1 d
#29#32
   
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
1 d
#39#42
   
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
1 d
#39#40
   
Dave LoughranD. Loug...
Awesemo
1 d
#40#33
   
Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
2 d
#34#27
   
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
2 d
#33#30
   
Tim PetropoulosT. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
2 d
#34#32
   
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
2 d
#32#36
   
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
2 d
#30#32
   
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
2 d
#32#38
   
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#15#48
   
Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
2 d
#34#38
   
Brian StraitB. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football
2 d
#32#43
   
Site RankingsS. Rank...
FFToday
2 d
#32#33
   
Nick HumphreysN. Hump...
Fantasy Victors
2 d
#33#37
   
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
2 d
#33#41
   
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
2 d
#40#22
   
Nolan KellyN. Kelly
Awesemo
2 d
#37#34
   
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
2 d
#28#30
   
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#34#37
   
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
3 d
#34#28
   
Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
3 d
#32#37
   
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
3 d
#29#42
   
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
3 d
#28#23
   
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
3 d
#33#32
   
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
3 d
#34#35
   
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
3 d
#32#33
   
Jacob HubmanJ. Hubman
The Fantasy Headliners
3 d
#35#21
   
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
3 d
#34#36
   
Blake FincherB. Fincher
Fantasy Football Cafe
3 d
#32#36
   
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
3 d
#30#34
   
Tyler OrginskiT. Orgi...
Fantasy Hot Read
3 d
#34#41
   
Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
3 d
#33#26
   
Michael FlorioM. Florio
RotoBaller
4 d
#30#35
   
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
4 d
#28#34
   
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
4 d
#32#37
   
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
4 d
#33#31
   
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
4 d
#39#30
   
Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
4 d
#34#42
   
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
5 d
#28#33
   
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
5 d
#32#35
   
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
5 d
#35#40
   
Lukas KacerL. Kacer
The Fantasy Stock Exchange
5 d
#32#34
   
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
5 d
#30#64
   
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
5 d
#34#41
   
Site RankingsS. Rank...
FantasyOMatic
5 d
#33#35
   
Ryan Hodge R. Hodge
FantasyLabs
6 d
#34#35
   
Bill DubielB. Dubiel
RotoBaller
6 d
#32#35
   
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
6 d
#30#32
   
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
6 d
#34#50
   
Muntradamus M.
Beast Dome
7 d
#32#36
   
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
1 w
#33#29
   
Mark RossM. Ross
Athlon Sports
1 w
#22#24
   
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
1 w
#32#35
   
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
1 w
#33#37
   
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
1 w
#32#39
   
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
1 w
#19#46
   
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
1 w
#32#35
   
Huseyin AksuH. Aksu
Fantasy Couch
1 w
#34#44
   
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
1 w
#32#53
   
Michael BellerM. Beller
The Athletic
1 w
#32#34
   
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
2 w
#33#41
   
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
2 w
#32#36
   
Doug MooreD. Moore
Inside the Pylon
2 w
#32#36
   
Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
Gridiron Experts
2 w
#34#43
   
Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Expand The Boxscore
2 w
#20#49
   
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
2 w
#37#29
   
Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
2 w
#32#36
   
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
2 w
#32#30
   
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
2 w
#37#32
   
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
2 w
#33#32
   
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
2 w
#32#36
   
Kate MagdziukK. Magd...
BallBlast
2 w
#38#54
   
Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
BallBlast
2 w
#32#27
   
Heath CummingsH. Cumm...
CBS Sports
2 w
#35#38
   
Brad EvansB. Evans
FTN
3 w
#31#29
   
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
FullTime Fantasy
3 w
#34#46
   
M. Starks PowellM. Star...
New Life Fantasy
3 w
#32#36
   
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
3 w
#34#39
   
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
4 w
#31#30
   
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
4 w
#32#38
   
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
07/15
#32#35
   
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Important Nonsense
07/15
#38#34
   
SmittyS.
SleeperU
07/14
#33#39
   
Andrew EricksonA. Eric...
Pro Football Focus
07/14
#24#46
   
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
07/14
#47#24
   
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
07/06
#32#36
   
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
07/04
#34#41
   
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
07/02
#21#30
   
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
Draftwize
07/01
#34#35
   
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
3 d
#39#31
   
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
06/24
#32#44
   
06/23
#33#36
   
Ben RolfeB. Rolfe
The Touchdown
06/29
#51#42
   
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
07/09
#33#38
   
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Roto Ranks
06/07
#33#37
   
Andy SpiteriA. Spiteri
Razzball
1 w
#33#37
   
Frank BonincontriF. Boni...
Fantasy Wire HQ
2 w
#33#42
   
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
05/29
#32#39
   
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
05/24
#33#39
   
Anthony AmicoA. Amico
FTN
05/16
#22#37
   
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
05/08
#35#45
   
Walton SpurlinW. Spurlin
FantasyPros
04/27
#32#38
   
Steven SpaccarotelliS. Spac...
SleeperWire
01/14
#35#45
   
Player Game Logs Comparison
  Tyler BoydT. Boyd
WR - CIN
Tyler Boyd
Brandin CooksB. Cooks
WR - HOU
Brandin Cooks
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. LAC at KC
Week 2 at CLE vs. BAL
Week 3 at PHI at PIT
Week 4 vs. JAC vs. MIN
Week 5 at BAL vs. JAC
Week 6 at IND at TEN
Week 7 vs. CLE vs. GB
Week 8 vs. TENBYE WEEK
Week 9BYE WEEK at JAC
Week 10 at PIT at CLE
Week 11 at WAS vs. NE
Week 12 vs. NYG at DET
Week 13 at MIA vs. IND
Week 14 vs. DAL at CHI
Week 15 vs. PIT at IND
Week 16 at HOU vs. CIN
Week 17 vs. BAL vs. TEN
Player Projections Comparison
  Tyler BoydT. Boyd
WR - CIN
Tyler Boyd
Brandin CooksB. Cooks
WR - HOU
Brandin Cooks
Receiving
   
Receptions75.660.0
Rec Yards925.0844.2
Rec TDs5.14.4
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts2.24.8
Rush Yards13.134.1
Rush TDs0.00.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points123.2113.6
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Tyler BoydT. Boyd
WR - CIN
Tyler Boyd
Brandin CooksB. Cooks
WR - HOU
Brandin Cooks
2019 Points 
Week 16.33.9
Week 212.213.6
Week 36.812.0
Week 43.37.1
Week 518.35.6
Week 61.03.2
Week 73.55.9
Week 86.80.0
Week 9
Week 106.2
Week 111.0
Week 1214.13.3
Week 1311.92.4
Week 148.20.0
Week 152.64.6
Week 1624.89.9
Week 175.94.0
Player Targets Comparison
  Tyler BoydT. Boyd
WR - CIN
Tyler Boyd
Brandin CooksB. Cooks
WR - HOU
Brandin Cooks
2019 Targets 
Week 1126
Week 2104
Week 31112
Week 469
Week 5143
Week 673
Week 7147
Week 891
Week 9
Week 108
Week 113
Week 1294
Week 13102
Week 1462
Week 1578
Week 16156
Week 1775
Notes for Player Combination
  Tyler BoydT. Boyd
WR - CIN
Tyler Boyd
Brandin CooksB. Cooks
WR - HOU
Brandin Cooks
Expert 
Elliot Berkovits
Pack to the Future
Boyd had a career year in 2019 totaling 90 receptions, 1,046 yards, and five TDs. Both the receptions and yardage were career-highs. His only issue was getting in the end-zone, Joe Burrow should make that a lot easier. Even if A.J. Green manages to stay healthy, Boyd can still finish as a high-end WR3/low-end WR2.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.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Do you believe the Bengals will be a better football team in 2020? If you do, that could be harmful to Boyd's output. He totaled 60-plus yards in nine games last year, with all of them being losses where he racked up some targets. Granted, the Bengals didn't win many games in 2019, but the return of A.J. Green will also cap his target share. Still, there is some reason for optimism, as Boyd has now finished with 1,000 yards in back-to-back seasons, and will get an upgrade at quarterback. He's best viewed as a WR3 with upside to make it into the top 15.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.
Kevin Wheeler
Draftwize
Boyd 2018 16 game pace (played 13.5): 128 targets, 90 receptions, 1218 receiving yards, 8 TDs 2019 Non-Ryan Finley 16 game pace (played 13): 156 targets, 96 receptions, 1085 receiving yards, 5 TDs. @FF_RyanB Tyler Boyd gets a lot of targets, but they have been lower leverage for fantasy points. @LordReebsTexans 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.
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
Boyd has plenty of competition for targets this season, but this offense is going to be among the league's best. There should be plenty of scoring opportunities for Boyd and he's a steal at his current ADP. He's a fantastic WR2/WR3 option for your roster.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
Tyler Boyd put together another strong WR2 season on the back of 1000+ yards and 5 TDs, despite some bad luck around the goal line. Now rejoined by A.J. Green and John Ross and with the additions of Joe Burrow and Tee Higgins, this offence is going to look very different in 2020. That takes away from Boyd's upside a little but he should remain a major part of an offence that might finally get it together this season. He's great value in the middle of the seventh round.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
I might be in the minority but barely putting up 1000 yards on 150 targets is more of a caution for me than anything. QB play was bad, no doubt. Think he is more of a complimentary piece in an offense That can be Jarvis Landry like at best. Not a bad thing to be, but I think his athleticism caps him.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