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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
 
Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
Deebo Samuel
WR - SF
 
 
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51%
Recommended by
106 of 208 experts
49%
Recommended by
102 of 208 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 32# 33-
Best Rank# 22# 18-
Worst Rank# 62# 56-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total151.047.7-
Avg Game10.16.8-
Avg Projection141.0140.9-
    
Schedule 
    
SOS Rank241-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
    
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Brandin CooksDeebo SamuelAdd Player
    
Jeff Ratcliffe J. Ratcliffe
FTN FTN
09/10
#37#36-
    
Scott Pianowski S. Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
09/10
#38#32-
    
Christopher Dell C. Dell
Betting Predators Betting Predators
09/10
#45#18-
    
Andy Holloway A. Holloway
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
09/10
#35#34-
    
Ben Wasley B. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down The Fantasy First ...
09/10
#36#42-
    
Jordan Eisen J. Eisen
Field of Vision Sports Field of Vision Sp...
09/10
#30#37-
    
Jason Moore J. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
09/10
#34#33-
    
Alex Godshall A. Godshall
Beaver Dam Beaver Dam
09/10
#41#30-
    
Jeff Smith J. Smith
FantasyData FantasyData
09/10
#34#33-
    
Muntradamus M.
Beast Dome Beast Dome
09/10
#26#27-
    
Kevin Hanson K. Hanson
EDSFootball EDSFootball
09/09
#30#32-
    
Dave Major D. Major
XN Sports XN Sports
09/09
#31#33-
    
Allie Fontana A. Fontana
Fighting Chance Fantasy Fighting Chance Fa...
09/10
#35#34-
    
The FFGhost T. FFGhost
Dynasty League Football Dynasty League Foo...
09/09
#32#33-
    
Elisha Twerski E. Twerski
OddsChecker OddsChecker
09/09
#35#34-
    
Bradley Stalder B. Stalder
FantasyData FantasyData
09/09
#31#32-
    
Tim Petropoulos T. Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy BRoto Fantasy
09/09
#47#29-
    
Kyle Yates K. Yates
FantasyPros FantasyPros
09/10
#39#46-
    
Rudy Gamble R. Gamble
Razzball Razzball
09/09
#38#26-
    
Dennis Sosic D. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
09/09
#35#31-
    
Dalton Del Don D. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
09/10
#40#35-
    
Jeff Boggis J. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire Fantasy Football E...
09/09
#33#45-
    
Joey Wright J. Wright
Razzball Razzball
09/01
#36#56-
    
Jacob Gibbs J. Gibbs
SportsLine SportsLine
09/09
#32#33-
    
Todd D Clark T. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix The Fantasy Fix
09/09
#33#38-
    
Nick Zylak N. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice Fantasy Football A...
09/09
#37#35-
    
Bill Enright B. Enright
Sports Illustrated Sports Illustrated
09/09
#33#39-
    
Joe Pisapia J. Pisapia
FantasyPros FantasyPros
09/09
#45#39-
    
Bart Wheeler B. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football Hail to Fantasy Fo...
09/09
#35#31-
    
Anthony Cervino A. Cervino
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
09/09
#38#40-
    
Neema Hodjat N. Hodjat
Real GM Real GM
07/15
#34#40-
    
Donkey Teeth D. Teeth
Razzball Razzball
09/09
#46#31-
    
Jared Smola J. Smola
Draft Sharks Draft Sharks
09/09
#37#39-
    
Dan Clasgens D. Clasgens
Get Sports Info Get Sports Info
09/09
#37#32-
    
Sean Koerner S. Koerner
The Action Network The Action Network
09/09
#39#32-
    
Dylan Licciardo D. Licciardo
FF Gamers FF Gamers
08/31
#57#39-
    
Andy Singleton A. Singleton
Expand The Boxscore Expand The Boxscore
09/09
#33#36-
    
Doug Orth D. Orth
FFToday FFToday
09/09
#33#34-
    
Matt Okada M. Okada
BallBlast BallBlast
09/09
#33#51-
    
Dan McLellan D. McLellan
WBLZ Media WBLZ Media
09/09
#32#34-
    
Derek Dennington D. Dennington
The Good Old Boys Fantasy Football Podcast The Good Old Boys ...
09/09
#40#31-
    
Matthew Freedman M. Freedman
FTN FTN
09/09
#37#41-
    
Mick Ciallela M. Ciallela
Fantrax Fantrax
09/09
#29#30-
    
Ryan Hicks R. Hicks
Belly Up Sports Belly Up Sports
09/09
#22#15-
    
Andy Vanda A. Vanda
Take Your League Take Your League
09/09
#37#29-
    
Chris Raybon C. Raybon
The Action Network The Action Network
09/10
#37#27-
    
Kate Magdziuk K. Magdziuk
BallBlast BallBlast
09/09
#39#45-
    
Seth Miller S. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football Crossroads Fantasy...
09/09
#34#31-
    
Tyrell Maclachlan T. Maclachlan
True North Fantasy Football True North Fantasy...
09/09
#30#41-
    
Jake Ciely J. Ciely
The Athletic The Athletic
09/10
#25#32-
    
Francisco (Chato) Romero F. (Chato) ...
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
09/09
#31#38-
    
Davis Mattek D. Mattek
SportsGrid SportsGrid
09/09
#40#32-
    
Tim Jablonski T. Jablonski
The Hateful 8 The Hateful 8
09/09
#35#30-
    
Matt De Lima M. De Lima
Sports Illustrated Sports Illustrated
09/09
#31#34-
    
Mike Wright M. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
09/09
#39#35-
    
Scott Whitfield S. Whitfield
Roto Rankings Roto Rankings
09/09
#34#33-
    
Drew DeLuca D. DeLuca
NFL Spinzone NFL Spinzone
09/09
#33#30-
    
Ellis Johnson E. Johnson
True North Fantasy Football True North Fantasy...
09/09
#37#43-
    
David Biggs D. Biggs
Drink Five Drink Five
09/09
#33#38-
    
Kevin Wheeler K. Wheeler
The Draft Zone The Draft Zone
09/09
#38#37-
    
Brandon Funston B. Funston
The Athletic The Athletic
09/09
#31#29-
    
Nick Mariano N. Mariano
RotoBaller RotoBaller
09/02
#53#28-
    
David Zach D. Zach
FantasyPros FantasyPros
09/09
#26#45-
    
Zachary Hanshew Z. Hanshew
FantasyPros FantasyPros
09/09
#40#42-
    
Andrew Erickson A. Erickson
Pro Football Focus Pro Football Focus
09/09
#32#49-
    
Nathan Jahnke N. Jahnke
Pro Football Focus Pro Football Focus
09/09
#34#41-
    
Chalk C.
The Undroppables The Undroppables
09/09
#41#29-
    
Kent Weyrauch K. Weyrauch
Pro Football Focus Pro Football Focus
09/09
#36#29-
    
Matthew Betz M. Betz
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
09/09
#29#32-
    
Ryan Noonan R. Noonan
4for4.com 4for4.com
09/09
#40#35-
    
Doug Norrie D. Norrie
Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings Daily Fantasy Spor...
09/09
#28#38-
    
Ryan Skolrud R. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports SkullKing Sports
09/09
#35#34-
    
Garret Price G. Price
Dynasty Nerds Dynasty Nerds
09/09
#23#45-
    
Jaime Eisner J. Eisner
The Draft Network The Draft Network
09/09
#36#29-
    
Marc Caviglia M. Caviglia
Bruno Boys Bruno Boys
09/09
#34#39-
    
Ricky Lemon R. Lemon
The Fantasy Champions The Fantasy Champions
09/09
#42#33-
    
Jose Ramon Llaca J. Ramon Llaca
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
09/09
#46#33-
    
Joe Bond J. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
09/10
#42#40-
    
Michelle Magdziuk M. Magdziuk
BallBlast BallBlast
09/09
#29#41-
    
Matthew McCarthy M. McCarthy
Gridiron Ratings Gridiron Ratings
09/09
#31#36-
    
Andy Behrens A. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
09/09
#34#37-
    
Jonathan Stone J. Stone
The Hateful 8 The Hateful 8
09/09
#28#35-
    
Derek Lofland D. Lofland
FantasyPros FantasyPros
09/01
#41#39-
    
Mike Randle M. Randle
BettingPros BettingPros
09/09
#32#33-
    
Nick Raducanu N. Raducanu
Dr. Roto Dr. Roto
09/09
#29#30-
    
Raju Byfield R. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League Win My Fantasy League
09/09
#33#41-
    
Matthew Williams M. Williams
The Athletic The Athletic
09/09
#40#36-
    
Jason Willan J. Willan
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
09/09
#36#38-
    
Jordan Rains J. Rains
The IDP Army The IDP Army
07/05
#55#33-
    
Des Bieler D. Bieler
The Washington Post The Washington Post
09/01
#36#31-
    
Dave Kluge D. Kluge
Footballguys Footballguys
09/09
#34#36-
    
Robert Waziak R. Waziak
Fantasy Life Fantasy Life
09/09
#62#18-
    
Fantasy BR F. BR
Fantasy BR Fantasy BR
09/09
#32#41-
    
Donald Gibson D. Gibson
FantasyPros FantasyPros
09/02
#22#34-
    
Steven Pintado S. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches The Fantasy Coaches
09/09
#33#41-
    
Ryan Weisse R. Weisse
Footballguys Footballguys
09/09
#33#31-
    
Andrew Seifter A. Seifter
FantasyPros FantasyPros
09/09
#29#39-
    
Blair Williams B. Williams
Razzball Razzball
09/09
#28#20-
    
Matthew Hill M. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football DataForce Fantasy ...
09/09
#28#39-
    
Jamie Calandro J. Calandro
Football Diehards Football Diehards
09/09
#37#52-
    
Michael Tomlin M. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
09/09
#30#63-
    
Richard Savill R. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
09/09
#47#34-
    
Tyler Orginski T. Orginski
Fantasy Hot Read Fantasy Hot Read
09/09
#23#46-
    
Ken Zalis K. Zalis
Pressbox Pressbox
07/05
#47#25-
    
Adam Murfet A. Murfet
5 Yard Rush 5 Yard Rush
09/09
#25#37-
    
Lawrence Jackson L. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord Fantasy Football Lord
09/09
#32#34-
    
Mike Harmon M. Harmon
Swollen Dome Swollen Dome
09/09
#37#31-
    
Smitty S.
SleeperU SleeperU
09/09
#46#44-
    
Robby Jeffries R. Jeffries
The Fantasy Authority The Fantasy Authority
09/09
#34#47-
    
Dave Richard D. Richard
CBS Sports CBS Sports
09/09
#35#30-
    
Dan Harris D. Harris
FantasyPros FantasyPros
09/09
#29#37-
    
Matt Schauf M. Schauf
Draft Sharks Draft Sharks
09/10
#33#39-
    
Jon Collins J. Collins
Fantasy Sports LR Fantasy Sports LR
09/09
#32#33-
    
Rob Wilson R. Wilson
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
09/09
#40#31-
    
Corbin Young C. Young
FantasyData FantasyData
09/09
#33#37-
    
Benjamin Klotz B. Klotz
Touchdown Squad Touchdown Squad
09/09
#33#36-
    
Armando Crespo A. Crespo
Eat.Sleep.Fantasy Eat.Sleep.Fantasy
09/09
#39#38-
    
M. Starks Powell M. Starks P...
New Life Fantasy New Life Fantasy
09/09
#31#32-
    
Kyle August K. August
Fantasy Football Smackdown Fantasy Football S...
09/09
#39#49-
    
Rich Piazza R. Piazza
Fantasy Shed Fantasy Shed
09/01
#28#30-
    
Jarad Evans J. Evans
Pro Football Focus Pro Football Focus
09/09
#43#30-
    
Billy Muzio B. Muzio
FantasyData FantasyData
09/09
#37#31-
    
Dave McKay D. McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain The Fantasy Sports...
09/08
#32#40-
    
Lenny Pappano L. Pappano
Draft Sharks Draft Sharks
09/09
#32#33-
    
Mark Ringo M. Ringo
Sleepers and Busts Sleepers and Busts
09/09
#45#56-
    
Sosa Kremenjas S. Kremenjas
Pro Football Focus Pro Football Focus
09/09
#32#37-
    
Tommy Molioo T. Molioo
The Undroppables The Undroppables
09/01
#41#30-
    
Tal Malachovsky T. Malachovsky
The Fantasy Scout The Fantasy Scout
09/09
#28#34-
    
Jody Smith J. Smith
FullTime Fantasy FullTime Fantasy
09/09
#33#32-
    
Jeff Paur J. Paur
RTSports RTSports
09/08
#40#23-
    
Brendan Tuma B. Tuma
FantasyPros FantasyPros
09/08
#42#30-
    
Seth Keller S. Keller
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
09/08
#25#36-
    
Justin Sablich J. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy 5th Down Fantasy
09/08
#29#31-
    
KJ K.
Fantasy Team Advice Fantasy Team Advice
09/09
#33#34-
    
Aaron Schill A. Schill
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
09/09
#30#34-
    
Jason Petropoulos J. Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy BRoto Fantasy
08/31
#47#34-
    
John Hesterman J. Hesterman
Dynasty League Football Dynasty League Foo...
09/07
#38#37-
    
Nick Bretwisch N. Bretwisch
Win Daily Sports Win Daily Sports
08/31
#44#37-
    
Anthony Staggs A. Staggs
Fanball Fanball
09/09
#35#41-
    
Nate Hamilton N. Hamilton
The Game Day The Game Day
08/31
#38#46-
    
Mike MacGregor M. MacGregor
Draft Buddy Draft Buddy
09/02
#31#33-
    
Michael Petropoulos M. Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy BRoto Fantasy
08/31
#43#35-
    
Dale DeMott D. DeMott
Eat.Sleep.Fantasy Eat.Sleep.Fantasy
09/07
#33#32-
    
Jamey Eisenberg J. Eisenberg
CBS Sports CBS Sports
09/09
#36#53-
    
Matt Marchese M. Marchese
Sportsnet Sportsnet
09/02
#25#42-
    
Kevin Roberts K. Roberts
Breaking Football Breaking Football
09/09
#29#38-
    
Pat Fitzmaurice P. Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros FantasyPros
09/01
#38#33-
    
Brian Strait B. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football FTLS Fantasy Football
09/06
#30#45-
    
Dan Larocca D. Larocca
Locked In Football Locked In Football
09/06
#31#51-
    
Kevin Tompkins K. Tompkins
BallBlast BallBlast
09/01
#38#32-
    
Scott Smith S. Smith
RotoViz RotoViz
09/09
#34#37-
    
Tim Brosnan T. Brosnan
Tim's Fantasy Tips Tim's Fantasy Tips
09/06
#36#39-
    
Sebastian Ardura S. Ardura
Gurus Deportivos Gurus Deportivos
08/19
#31#52-
    
Pierre Camus P. Camus
RotoBaller RotoBaller
09/02
#45#39-
    
Jacob W. Dunne J. W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy New Life Fantasy
09/09
#35#30-
    
Clayton Cadieux C. Cadieux
Fantasy Football From Up North Fantasy Football F...
09/06
#40#31-
    
Kyle Richardson K. Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners The Fantasy Headli...
09/05
#28#26-
    
Justin Weigal J. Weigal
FantasySharks FantasySharks
09/05
#28#41-
    
Tozzi Brothers T. Brothers
Legion Report Legion Report
09/10
#32#33-
    
Dalton Kates D. Kates
APEX Fantasy Leagues APEX Fantasy Leagues
09/05
#35#34-
    
Husein Shabazz H. Shabazz
SleeperWire SleeperWire
09/04
#34#47-
    
Elvin Ryan E. Ryan
The Pregame HQ The Pregame HQ
09/04
#33#40-
    
Mitchell Carl M. Carl
Rise or Fall Rise or Fall
09/07
#42#46-
    
Aaron Larson A. Larson
FantasyPros FantasyPros
09/09
#35#47-
    
Michael Hauff M. Hauff
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
09/09
#22#26-
    
Huseyin Aksu H. Aksu
Fantasy Couch Fantasy Couch
09/09
#36#33-
    
Dominick Petrillo D. Petrillo
Fantasy Hot Read Fantasy Hot Read
09/03
#23#34-
    
Michael Beller M. Beller
The Athletic The Athletic
09/03
#42#41-
    
Justin Dodds J. Dodds
SleeperWire SleeperWire
09/09
#36#37-
    
Heath Capps H. Capps
Fake Teams Fake Teams
09/03
#35#31-
    
Matt Harmon M. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
09/02
#42#37-
    
James Bryer J. Bryer
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
09/02
#38#28-
    
Chris Kennedy C. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners The Fantasy Headli...
09/09
#34#36-
    
Ryan Hodge R. Hodge
FantasyLabs FantasyLabs
09/02
#44#38-
    
Daniel Mader D. Mader
Belly Up Sports Belly Up Sports
09/02
#31#35-
    
Site Rankings S. Rankings
FFToday FFToday
09/06
#27#31-
    
Walter Cherepinsky W. Cherepinsky
WalterFootball WalterFootball
09/01
#38-
    
Brandon Murchison B. Murchison
RotoBaller RotoBaller
09/01
#48#43-
    
Liz Loza L. Loza
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
09/01
#33#42-
    
Adrian Alpanseque A. Alpanseque
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
09/01
#38#28-
    
Chet Gresham C. Gresham
DK Nation DK Nation
09/01
#29#36-
    
Richard King R. King
King Fantasy Sports King Fantasy Sports
09/01
#36#34-
    
Matt Camp M. Camp
Bleacher Report Bleacher Report
09/01
#39#34-
    
Staff Rankings S. Rankings
QB List QB List
09/01
#38#31-
    
Mark Ross M. Ross
Athlon Sports Athlon Sports
09/01
#36#32-
    
Adam Pelletier A. Pelletier
Sports Gambling Podcast Network Sports Gambling Po...
08/31
#43#46-
    
Jacob Wayne J. Wayne
Lineups Lineups
08/31
#33#31-
    
Mauricio Gutierrez M. Gutierrez
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
09/09
#45#32-
    
Morgan Colby M. Colby
The Fantasy Champions The Fantasy Champions
08/31
#37#31-
    
Scott Engel S. Engel
RotoBaller RotoBaller
08/31
#49#29-
    
Brad Evans B. Evans
FadeTheNoise Podcast FadeTheNoise Podcast
08/31
#34#41-
    
Craig Phillips C. Phillips
FF Prophet FF Prophet
08/31
#36#37-
    
Michael Florio M. Florio
RotoBaller RotoBaller
08/30
#46#42-
    
Peter Rogers P. Rogers
NerdBall Fantay Football NerdBall Fantay Fo...
08/30
#37#32-
    
Jacob Hubman J. Hubman
The Fantasy Headliners The Fantasy Headli...
08/30
#32#37-
    
Mike Maher M. Maher
FantasyPros FantasyPros
09/09
#37#43-
    
Blake Fincher B. Fincher
Fantasy Football Cafe Fantasy Football Cafe
09/08
#38#31-
    
Richard Cooling R. Cooling
5 Yard Rush 5 Yard Rush
09/09
#41#40-
    
Chris Meaney C. Meaney
FTN FTN
09/10
#33#36-
    
Jeff DiMatteo J. DiMatteo
Gridiron Ratings Gridiron Ratings
08/22
#48#32-
    
Wolf of Roto Street W. of Roto ...
Roto Street Journal Roto Street Journal
07/06
#37#32-
    
Travis Seel T. Seel
True North Fantasy Football True North Fantasy...
08/24
#30#45-
    
Wayne Bretsky W. Bretsky
BretskyBall BretskyBall
08/23
#47#31-
    
Geoff Lambert G. Lambert
Going For 2 Going For 2
08/29
#36#35-
    
Mike Tagliere M. Tagliere
FantasyPros FantasyPros
08/20
#34#30-
    
Gary VanDyke G. VanDyke
Gridiron Ratings Gridiron Ratings
08/10
#35#32-
    
Jake Arthur J. Arthur
Sports Illustrated Sports Illustrated
07/20
#33#31-
    
Adam Pfeifer A. Pfeifer
FTN FTN
05/30
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
Deebo Samuel
WR - SF
2021 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. JAC at DET
Week 2 at CLE at PHI
Week 3 vs. CAR vs. GB
Week 4 at BUF vs. SEA
Week 5 vs. NE at ARI
Week 6 at INDBYE WEEK
Week 7 at ARI vs. IND
Week 8 vs. LAR at CHI
Week 9 at MIA vs. ARI
Week 10BYE WEEK vs. LAR
Week 11 at TEN at JAC
Week 12 vs. NYJ vs. MIN
Week 13 vs. IND at SEA
Week 14 vs. SEA at CIN
Week 15 at JAC vs. ATL
Week 16 vs. LAC at TEN
Week 17 at SF vs. HOU
Week 18 vs. TEN at LAR
Player Projections Comparison
 
Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
Deebo Samuel
WR - SF
Receiving
   
Receptions77.275.1
Rec Yards1,076.0953.7
Rec TDs5.65.1
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.813.9
Rush Yards6.8109.6
Rush TDs0.00.8
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points141.0140.9
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
Deebo Samuel
WR - SF
2020 Points 
Week 12.0
Week 29.5
Week 32.3
Week 40.04.5
Week 522.12.2
Week 612.812.0
Week 76.07.2
Week 8
Week 914.3
Week 103.9
Week 118.5
Week 128.513.3
Week 136.57.6
Week 140.9
Week 155.9
Week 1620.1
Week 1728.6
Week 18
Total151.047.7
Average10.16.8
Player Targets Comparison
 
Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
Deebo Samuel
WR - SF
2020 Targets 
Week 15
Week 28
Week 35
Week 433
Week 5128
Week 696
Week 795
Week 8
Week 99
Week 108
Week 115
Week 12513
Week 1389
Week 140
Week 157
Week 1610
Week 1716
Week 18
Notes for Player Combination
 
Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
Deebo Samuel
WR - SF
Expert 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Cooks has been the definition of productive over the course of his career. However, if Watson does not play in 2021, Cooks has very little appeal for me in redraft leagues. This Texans team is essentially going to be guaranteed the No. 1 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft at the start of Week 1 and the scoring opportunities for this offense are not exactly going to be abundant. Cooks might give you a safe floor each week, but there's virtually no upside to drafting the veteran receiver. Around his ADP, there are some other options that I'd prefer pulling the trigger on that have a higher ceiling.Did you know that Samuel had an ADOT of 2.2 yards last season? Additionally, Samuel had 401 yards after the catch in 2020, but finished with only 391 receiving yards. As far as YAC monsters in the NFL, Samuel has to be up at the top of the list based on what he can do with the ball in his hands. This makes him an incredibly exciting player to roster in fantasy football, but also one that has a very unpredictable and unreliable path to relevancy. In order for Samuel to return weekly value, he has to post unheard of efficiency in terms of yards after the catch. With his role in this offense revolving around being given the ball at or behind the line of scrimmage, if he doesn't break metrics in this category, he's not going to be someone that you can count on for fantasy purposes. He's one of the best to do it, so it's likely that he continues to post insane numbers, but it's not something that I'm willing to bet on as a cornerstone of my fantasy roster. As a FLEX option, I can live with the risks, but as anything more than that it's a tough pill to swallow.
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.Samuel is probably the third option on a team that might not pass it as much as fantasy owners would like. Kittle is #1, and Aiyuk is #2. Unless you think Jimmy Garoppolo or Trey Lance are passing for 4,000 yards and 35 TDs (I don't). It's hard to see Samuel's having much upside.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Over the last six years, there have been just seven wide receivers who've finished top-24 in at least five of them. Those receivers are Mike Evans, Julio Jones, Davante Adams, DeAndre Hopkins, Amari Cooper, Jarvis Landry, and... Cooks. He's done it with four different quarterbacks, too. However, 2021 might be his toughest test yet, as it appears Tyrod Taylor will be his quarterback, and this is projected to be the lowest scoring offense in the league. Still, he's the clear-cut top option on this team and should be a lock to see 100-plus targets as long as he's healthy.Something tells me that Samuel is going to become the Jarvis Landry of the 2020's. What do I mean by that? Well, he's probably going to finish better than where I have him ranked at the end of the season, but just because he finishes as the WR24 (hypothetically), it doesn't necessarily mean he's the 24th best receiver to roster. Through 22 career games, Samuel has never hit the "boom" mark of 25 PPR points. On top of that, there are suddenly a lot of mouths to feed in the 49ers pass attack. He's a solid player with a decent floor, but he won't be the reason you win a fantasy championship. You can take him as a stable WR3, or shoot for someone with a higher ceiling/lower floor.
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
 Samuel's average depth of target of 2.2 yards wasn't just the lowest among wide receivers, it was so comically low that it's difficult to believe it's not a typo. To be fair, it's hard to criticize anything Samuel did last year, given that he was limited to seven games because of a Jones fracture in his foot and a hamstring injury. But still, the fact that he was targeted closer to the line than most running backs isn't a great sign for his long-term value. Worse still is that between George Kittle's dominance, Brandon Aiyuk's emergence, and a quarterback position in flux, it's difficult to see a scenario where Samuel turns into a safe fantasy option. There will be weeks where Samuel will probably be worth starting, but if you draft him as anything but a bench option then you're taking unnecessary risk.
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. 
Wolf of Roto Street
Roto Street Journal
Consistently undervalued, but tough to take a plunge on with so much QB uncertainty right now