Brandin Cooks

Brandin Cooks

Height: 5' 10"Weight: 189 lbsAge: 25College: Oregon StateDrafted: #20 (1st Rd. by New Orleans)

2018 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
20th easiest for WRs
Draft Rank (ECR) #47
Best / Worst #18 / #141
ADP #42


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While many continue to prop Cooks up as a low-end WR1, I urge you to stay away from that territory when it comes to him. The Sean McVay offense doesn't cater to one wide receiver, and it's unlikely they take targets away from Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp, who were both extremely efficient last season. We saw Sammy Watkins finish with 70 targets in this exact role last year, and that was despite them giving up a second-round pick to acquire him. While I'd expect Cooks to see more than that with a full offseason to work with the offense, it'd be a stretch to see him finish with anything more than 100 targets. There were just three wide receivers who finished top-24 last year with less than 100 targets, so while it's doable, it's not a given.

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Brandin Cooks traded to Rams for 1st-round pick

Brandin Cooks is being traded from the New England Patriots to the Los Angeles Rams for a 1st-round pick and a 6th-round pick, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. The 1st-round pick from the Rams is the 23rd overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. The Patriots are also sending a 4th-round pick to the Rams in the deal.

Fantasy Impact

Cooks caught 65 passes for more than 1,000 yards and seven touchdowns this past season with the New England Patriots, but he never seemed to get into the rhythm with Tom Brady that many hoped he would. Now, just a year after trading their own 1st-round pick in a trade for Cooks, the Patriots are shipping him off to the Rams for theirs.

Mike Maher - 7 weeks ago
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ECRBestWorst# of Experts
DraftWR #22WR #7WR #5340
Dynasty WR #14WR #9WR #2228
Wide Receivers#18#18
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Rush AttRush YdsRush TdsRecsRec YdsRec TdsFumblesPoints
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Rec YdsRec TdsRecsPoints
Last Week791514.7
Last 3 Weeks52.
Season to Date67.
Game Log
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OPPRec YdsRec TdsRecsPoints
Week 17@ LAR791514.7
Week 16@ TEN19022.5
Week 15@ SEA601412
Week 14@ LAR38013.8
Strength of Schedule
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Next Game@ OAK3rd easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesARI, LAC, MIN13th easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)CHI, PHI, ARI26th easiest opponents
Rest of Season--32nd easiest remaining opponents