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Brandin Cooks Week 12 Outlook - Texans at Lions

By Mike Tagliere (FantasyPros), Mon, Nov 23rd 2020, 12:41pm EST

He had his five-game streak of eight-plus targets ended in Week 11 but was still able to total 85 yards. He's totaled at least 60 yards in five of his last six games, with the one exception being the wind game against the Browns. The Lions were a matchup to target earlier in the season, though they've been getting better as the year goes on. If the Lions don't use Desmond Trufant to shadow Fuller, Cooks will see him a lot in coverage, and that's a good thing. On the season, he's allowed 19-of-26 passing for 248 yards and two touchdowns in his coverage. That amounts to 2.17 PPR points per target. The Lions aren't used to teams throwing on them a whole lot because their run defense is so soft, but we saw what happens when receivers get targeted against them last week; the Panthers trio of receivers combined for 22/243/1. Knowing the targets will be there, Cooks should be in starting lineups as a solid WR3 with upside this week.

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