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John Brown or Brandin Cooks

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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Brandin CooksB. Cooks
WR - HOU
Brandin Cooks
John BrownJ. Brown
WR - BUF
John Brown
Expert
Recommendation

64%
Recommended by
60 of 94 experts
36%
Recommended by
34 of 94 experts
Most Accurate Experts 
   
Top Experts 65% 35%
Top WR Experts63%38%
Top Player Experts50%50%
   
Rankings 
   
ECR# 36# 37
Best Rank# 24# 23
Worst Rank# 66# 57
   
Fantasy Points 
   
Season Total75.5147.8
Avg Game5.49.9
Avg Projection114.5106.5
   
Schedule 
   
SOS Rank3031
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert
   
Expert Ranks 
Brandin CooksJohn Brown
   
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
11 h
#35#34
   
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
16 h
#39#52
   
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
1 d
#40#35
   
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
1 d
#31#37
   
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
1 d
#46#57
   
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
1 d
#47#44
   
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
1 d
#39#36
   
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
1 d
#34#36
   
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
1 d
#37#39
   
Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
2 d
#26#40
   
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
2 d
#39#45
   
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#30#34
   
Michael FlorioM. Florio
RotoBaller
2 d
#36#44
   
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
2 d
#27#45
   
Brian StraitB. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football
2 d
#29#39
   
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
2 d
#32#45
   
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
2 d
#32#41
   
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
2 d
#32#47
   
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
2 d
#33#36
   
Site RankingsS. Rank...
FFToday
3 d
#32#36
   
Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Dynasty Nerds
3 d
#49#43
   
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
3 d
#37#38
   
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
3 d
#39#53
   
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
3 d
#44#34
   
Mark RossM. Ross
Athlon Sports
4 d
#25#41
   
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
4 d
#52#40
   
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
4 d
#34#43
   
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
4 d
#24#44
   
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
4 d
#36#46
   
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
4 d
#28#35
   
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
5 d
#27#46
   
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
5 d
#39#37
   
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
5 d
#40#49
   
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
5 d
#33#38
   
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
5 d
#36#43
   
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
6 d
#38#39
   
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
6 d
#42#43
   
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
6 d
#36#34
   
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
7 d
#39#44
   
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
7 d
#41#44
   
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
1 w
#39#47
   
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
1 w
#40#47
   
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
1 w
#33#39
   
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
1 w
#66#41
   
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
1 w
#43#42
   
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
1 w
#30#38
   
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
1 w
#26#45
   
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
1 w
#26#44
   
Kyle RichardsonK. Rich...
The Fantasy Headliners
1 w
#29#39
   
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
Draftwize
1 w
#35#51
   
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
2 w
#33#39
   
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
2 w
#31#40
   
Brad EvansB. Evans
FTN
2 w
#30#50
   
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
2 w
#36#39
   
Bobby SylvesterB. Sylv...
FantasyPros
2 w
#30#38
   
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
2 w
#40#44
   
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
2 w
#47#48
   
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
2 w
#35#33
   
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
2 w
#31#38
   
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
2 w
#49#34
   
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
2 w
#43#57
   
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
2 w
#44#39
   
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Football
3 w
#37#39
   
3 w
#36#47
   
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
3 w
#36#35
   
Ben RolfeB. Rolfe
The Touchdown
3 w
#42#33
   
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
3 w
#46#32
   
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
3 w
#43#38
   
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
4 w
#39#38
   
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
4 w
#53#23
   
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
2 d
#38#37
   
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
4 w
#27#35
   
Matt OkadaM. Okada
BallBlast
3 d
#34#39
   
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
4 d
#58#56
   
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Roto Ranks
06/07
#37#39
   
Andy SpiteriA. Spiteri
Razzball
4 w
#37#39
   
Lukas KacerL. Kacer
The Fantasy Stock Exchange
06/02
#47
   
Frank BonincontriF. Boni...
Fantasy Wire HQ
1 w
#42#38
   
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
05/29
#39#37
   
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
05/24
#39#37
   
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
4 w
#39#40
   
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
1 w
#46#31
   
Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
Gridiron Experts
05/20
#44#32
   
Kyle AugustK. August
FF Fellas
05/25
#15#39
   
Anthony AmicoA. Amico
FTN
05/16
#37#58
   
Huseyin AksuH. Aksu
Fantasy Couch
9 h
#44#32
   
Heath CummingsH. Cumm...
CBS Sports
05/12
#36#38
   
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
05/11
#39#38
   
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
05/08
#45#32
   
Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
06/10
#38#37
   
Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
05/04
#39#40
   
Walton SpurlinW. Spurlin
FantasyPros
04/27
#38#36
   
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
04/10
#46#34
   
Steven SpaccarotelliS. Spac...
SleeperWire
01/14
#45#32
   
Player Game Logs Comparison
  Brandin CooksB. Cooks
WR - HOU
Brandin Cooks
John BrownJ. Brown
WR - BUF
John Brown
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at KC vs. NYJ
Week 2 vs. BAL at MIA
Week 3 at PIT vs. LAR
Week 4 vs. MIN at LV
Week 5 vs. JAC at TEN
Week 6 at TEN vs. KC
Week 7 vs. GB at NYJ
Week 8BYE WEEK vs. NE
Week 9 at JAC vs. SEA
Week 10 at CLE at ARI
Week 11 vs. NEBYE WEEK
Week 12 at DET vs. LAC
Week 13 vs. IND at SF
Week 14 at CHI vs. PIT
Week 15 at IND at DEN
Week 16 vs. CIN at NE
Week 17 vs. TEN vs. MIA
Player Projections Comparison
  Brandin CooksB. Cooks
WR - HOU
Brandin Cooks
John BrownJ. Brown
WR - BUF
John Brown
Receiving
   
Receptions61.954.0
Rec Yards853.9764.1
Rec TDs4.44.9
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts4.82.5
Rush Yards34.012.8
Rush TDs0.10.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points114.5106.5
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Brandin CooksB. Cooks
WR - HOU
Brandin Cooks
John BrownJ. Brown
WR - BUF
John Brown
2019 Points 
Week 13.918.3
Week 213.67.2
Week 312.05.5
Week 47.16.9
Week 55.67.5
Week 63.2
Week 75.914.3
Week 80.05.4
Week 97.6
Week 107.7
Week 1125.7
Week 123.39.9
Week 132.47.7
Week 140.02.6
Week 154.69.9
Week 169.911.6
Week 174.0
Player Targets Comparison
  Brandin CooksB. Cooks
WR - HOU
Brandin Cooks
John BrownJ. Brown
WR - BUF
John Brown
2019 Targets 
Week 1610
Week 248
Week 3125
Week 4911
Week 535
Week 63
Week 776
Week 818
Week 97
Week 1011
Week 1114
Week 1244
Week 1324
Week 1428
Week 15810
Week 1664
Week 175
Notes for Player Combination
  Brandin CooksB. Cooks
WR - HOU
Brandin Cooks
John BrownJ. Brown
WR - BUF
John Brown
Expert 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
 Brown was fantastic last season, but he's going to see a bit of regression this year with the addition of Stefon Diggs to the offense. Diggs is going to command targets, which limits Brown's overall ceiling. He's nothing more than a WR3/FLEX option this season that has the potential to win you a week with one or two big plays.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
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.Brown was the definition of consistency last year, finishing with at least 10.4 PPR points in 13-of-15 games. The issue was that he lacked upside, topping 20 PPR points just twice all year. Now adding Stefon Diggs to the offense, his target share is going to dip and make him much more inconsistent, as they're both perimeter players who'll compete for targets. After seeing 115 targets in 2019, it's possible that number dips into the 80-90 range in 2020. This receiving corps will be better for real life football in 2020, but fantasy-wise, there's likely to be a lot of bumpy roads.
Seth Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
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 - 106.9Can be a perfectly fine fill in as your NFL team's WR1 but it isn't the roll he's best suited for. Even filling that roll this year he wasn't a clear target hog. Will most likely get pushed to second fiddle when the draft comes along but I think that effects his perceived fantasy value more than his actual worth. Can still get around 100 targets and be flexy.
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.