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Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 21# 31-
Best Rank# 14# 13-
Worst Rank# 34# 63-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total141.80.0-
Avg Game8.9-
Avg Projection148.8132.6-
    
Schedule 
    
SOS Rank1614-
    
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Brandin CooksMichael ThomasAdd Player
    
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Everyday Fantasy Football Everyday Fantasy F...
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Justin Dodds J. Dodds
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Ryan Weisse R. Weisse
Footballguys Footballguys
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Alex Caruso A. Caruso
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#20#33-
    
Tozzi Brothers T. Brothers
Legion Report Legion Report
07/07
#22#31-
    
Justin Sablich J. Sablich
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07/02
#21#33-
    
Ben Rolfe B. Rolfe
Pro Football Network Pro Football Network
07/01
#14#37-
    
Bradlee Kilgore B. Kilgore
Fantrax Fantrax
06/30
#32#26-
    
Morgan Colby M. Colby
The Fantasy Champions The Fantasy Champions
06/28
#22#30-
    
Jeff Torrey J. Torrey
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06/07
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Tim Metzler T. Metzler
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Billy Mansell B. Mansell
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Tim Jablonski T. Jablonski
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Adam Murfet A. Murfet
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Smitty S.
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Jeff Bell J. Bell
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Mike Maher M. Maher
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
2022 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. IND at ATL
Week 2 at DEN vs. TB
Week 3 at CHI at CAR
Week 4 vs. LAC vs. MIN
Week 5 at JAC vs. SEA
Week 6BYE WEEK vs. CIN
Week 7 at LV at ARI
Week 8 vs. TEN vs. LV
Week 9 vs. PHI vs. BAL
Week 10 at NYG at PIT
Week 11 vs. WAS vs. LAR
Week 12 at MIA at SF
Week 13 vs. CLE at TB
Week 14 at DALBYE WEEK
Week 15 vs. KC vs. ATL
Week 16 at TEN at CLE
Week 17 vs. JAC at PHI
Week 18 at IND vs. CAR
Player Projections Comparison
 
Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
Receiving
   
Receptions92.882.5
Rec Yards1,108.7960.1
Rec TDs6.16.3
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts2.60.2
Rush Yards18.5-0.8
Rush TDs0.10.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points148.8132.6
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
2021 Points 
Week 113.2
Week 213.8
Week 311.7
Week 44.7
Week 52.3
Week 68.9
Week 72.1
Week 814.3
Week 95.6
Week 10
Week 111.8
Week 1210.5
Week 135.4
Week 1410.1
Week 1522.2
Week 16
Week 1712.6
Week 182.6
Total141.80.0
Average8.9
Player Targets Comparison
 
Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
2021 Targets 
Week 17
Week 214
Week 311
Week 47
Week 55
Week 613
Week 77
Week 86
Week 914
Week 10
Week 113
Week 125
Week 136
Week 1411
Week 1510
Week 16
Week 1711
Week 184
Notes for Player Combination
 
Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
Expert 
Derek Brown
FantasyPros
 The last time we saw Michael Thomas, he limped to a WR41 finish in fantasy points per game. While this sounds horrendous, much of it is related to the fact he scored zero touchdowns in 2020, as his underlying metrics were still strong. Thomas ranked 24th in yards per route run (minimum 50 targets per PFF) and drew a 27.9% target share in his seven games played. Thomas's health is still up in the air at the time of writing this, with reports that he's still not 100%. With a better supporting receiving class around him now, the Saints could throw the ball more often this season. If Thomas can get back to full strength, he should still be a fulcrum for the New Orleans aerial attack as a target hog.
Andrew Erickson
FantasyPros
Brandin Cooks has finished worse than the fantasy WR20 only once since 2015, and that was due to injury. He has eclipsed 1,000 receiving yards six times with four different teams during that span. At just 28 years old, Cooks shows little signs of slowing down. Last season, he was a target and air yards hog, finishing fourth in air yards share (36%) and ninth in target share (24%). And during the final four games of the season with Davis Mills at quarterback, Cooks was top-10 in fantasy points per game (15.0) to go along with a top-5 target rate per route run (33%).When Thomas was healthy in 2020 from Weeks 11-14, he commanded a 33% target share, earned a 90.5 PFF receiving grade and averaged an elite 2.86 yards per route run - a mark that bested his career average (2.45). With Thomas readily available as a fantasy WR3, he's the quintessential late-to-middle-round WR that could make the massive leap back atop the fantasy leaderboards.
Kevin Wheeler
The Draft Zone
Cooks had more Top-24 WR fantasy finishes last year than Ja'Marr Chase & Tee Higgins. Timing between Davis Mills and Brandin Cooks has been sharp early in camp. Cooks is consistently one of fantasy's most underrated assets.Thomas has done what he could to avoid playing with Brees over the past two seasons. The days of Thomas being considered in the the WR1 range may have passed, but he is likely being undervalued currently in drafts. Early-summer news is that he still has hurdles to clear with his recovery while the Saints have added Chris Olave and Jarvis Landry to the roster. Michael Thomas has historically been an 85-90% route participation player with targets per route between 26-30%. His range of outcomes for his targets is somewhere between 90-160, I'm going to lean toward the higher side of that range. UPDATE: "Michael Thomas is Michael Thomas...Thomas looked good in his breaks and cuts, which is what was most important. He's jumping off the line in his routes and looks like Michael Thomas. There's a sense of him being rejuvenated being out there, and it shows in a big way." (si.com)
Wolf of Roto Street
Roto Street Journal
 8/2: More & more highlights emerging on MT & that he is 100%, both health & attitude-wise. Could go right back to Top-12 status. Buying big. 7/27: Cleared for camp & practicing. HUGE news! Jameis Winston says the two have already bonded over the course of the offseason over their shared missed 2021 & desire to go feast. I love it all! 5/15: Still has "a few hurdles" til he's back to full-strength. When he returns, he now faces more tgt competition w/ Olave & Landry added. Starting to feel "busty," but Winston could still force feed if MT Regains form. For now, in this upside-filled tier, I'm avoiding.
Justin Lampkin
Clock Management Fantasy Football
Brandin Cooks proves experts wrong every season, he will likely continue that trend this season and outperform everyone's expectations. His injury history is always overblown and lowers him in every draft. 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Cooks hit double-digit fantasy points in 9 of his 15 games, despite playing in one of the worst quarterback situations in the NFL. Cooks should be a solid WR2 if the Texans can upgrade their quarterback position.