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Experts' Pick
 
 
Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
vs. IND, Sun 1pm EST
at CHI, Sun 1pm EST
 
 
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Updated: Dec 5th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 16# 109-
Best Rank# 11# 74-
Worst Rank# 20# 114-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. IND at CHI-
Matchup RatingThis is a 2 star matchup. WRs perform close to their average vs INDThis is a 1 star matchup. WRs perform worse than their average vs CHI-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rec15.616.8
Rec Yds176.1185.4
Rec TD1.11.1
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total89.941.3-
Avg Game8.24.6-
Avg Projection11.13.6-
Week 128.5-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
WeatherIndoor37 F, Mostly Cloudy-
    
Expert Ranks 
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Geoff LambertG. Lambert
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8 h
#11-
    
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8 h
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8 h
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Fantasy Six Pack
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#16-
    
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The Fantasy First Down
9 h
#17#103-
    
Kevin TompkinsK. Tomp...
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10 h
#12-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
10 h
#11-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
10 h
#12#69-
    
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Fantasy Couch
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11 h
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The Fantasy Footballers
12 h
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SportsLine
12 h
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13 h
#16-
    
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Estadio Fantasy
13 h
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13 h
#12-
    
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Yahoo! Sports
13 h
#17-
    
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WBLZ Media
14 h
#15-
    
Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Establish the Run
14 h
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Hail to Fantasy Football
15 h
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15 h
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15 h
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The Athletic
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Packer Report
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#16-
    
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FTN
16 h
#17#114-
    
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16 h
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Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
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16 h
#17-
    
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16 h
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Scott EngelS. Engel
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17 h
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Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
17 h
#17-
    
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
18 h
#11-
    
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
18 h
#16-
    
Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
19 h
#16-
    
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
20 h
#11#94-
    
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
20 h
#16-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
21 h
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Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
21 h
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Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
21 h
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Jeff PaurJ. Paur
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21 h
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22 h
#17-
    
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22 h
#16-
    
Matthew HillM. Hill
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22 h
#16-
    
Jamie CalandroJ. Cala...
Fantasy Team Advice
22 h
#17-
    
John FergusonJ. Ferg...
FantasyData
22 h
#16-
    
Kevin HansonK. Hanson
EDSFootball
22 h
#16#109-
    
Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
23 h
#20-
    
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2 d
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#21-
    
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2 d
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2 d
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3 d
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3 d
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3 d
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at KC
5 tar, 2 rec, 20 yds, 0 td
vs. CHI
7 tar, 5 rec, 81 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. BAL
8 tar, 5 rec, 95 yds, 0 td
at GB
7 tar, 2 rec, 21 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at PIT
5 tar, 3 rec, 23 yds, 0 td
at ARI
4 tar, 1 rec, 18 yds, 0 td
Week 4 vs. MIN
3 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
vs. NO
3 tar, 2 rec, 57 yds, 0 td
Week 5 vs. JAC
12 tar, 8 rec, 161 yds, 1 td
BYE WEEK
Week 6 at TEN
9 tar, 9 rec, 68 yds, 1 td
at JAC
2 tar, 2 rec, 31 yds, 0 td
Week 7 vs. GB
9 tar, 7 rec, 60 yds, 0 td
at ATL
4 tar, 3 rec, 62 yds, 0 td
Week 8BYE WEEK vs. IND
4 tar, 3 rec, 54 yds, 0 td
Week 9 at JAC
9 tar, 3 rec, 83 yds, 1 td
at MIN
10 tar, 7 rec, 77 yds, 0 td
1 rush, 2 yds, 0 td
Week 10 at CLE
8 tar, 6 rec, 39 yds, 0 td
vs. WAS
3 tar, 3 rec, 10 yds, 0 td
Week 11 vs. NE
5 tar, 4 rec, 85 yds, 0 td
at CAR
Week 12 at DET
5 tar, 5 rec, 85 yds, 0 td
vs. HOU
Week 13 vs. IND at CHI
Week 14 at CHI vs. GB
Week 15 at IND at TEN
Week 16 vs. CIN vs. TB
Week 17 vs. TEN vs. MIN
Player Projections Comparison
 
Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
vs. IND, Sun 1pm EST
at CHI, Sun 1pm EST
Receiving
   
Receptions5.82.5
Rec Yards80.730.3
Rec TDs0.50.1
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.20.1
Rush Yards1.20.3
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points11.13.6
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
2020 Points 
Week 12.08.1
Week 29.52.1
Week 32.31.8
Week 40.05.7
Week 522.1
Week 612.83.1
Week 76.06.2
Week 85.4
Week 914.37.9
Week 103.91.0
Week 118.5
Week 128.5
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total89.941.3
Average8.24.6
Player Targets Comparison
 
Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
2020 Targets 
Week 157
Week 287
Week 354
Week 433
Week 512
Week 692
Week 794
Week 84
Week 9910
Week 1083
Week 115
Week 125
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Notes for Player Combination
 
Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
vs. IND, Sun 1pm EST
at CHI, Sun 1pm EST
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Going back to the time where Bill O'Brien was fired, Cooks has become an integral part of this offense, averaging 8.14 targets per game, including at least five targets in every game. Outside of the wind/rain game against the Browns, he's totaled at least 60 yards in every one of those games. To know that he's done this while Will Fuller has been a WR1, and that Deshaun Watson has failed to throw the ball 40 times in a game is pretty remarkable. But what changes now that Fuller is out for the year? Do teams double Cooks? Do they bracket him? You'd be surprised at how hard it is to do that with a wide receiver who moves around as much as Cooks, who plays 43 percent of his snaps at RWR, 29 percent at LWR, and 28 percent of his snaps in the slot. The Colts haven't been a matchup to flat out attack with wide receivers, as they've allowed the seventh-fewest fantasy points per game to them. However, the good news for Cooks is that they've allowed 14.16 yards per reception, which is the second-highest mark in football. On top of that, their starting safety Khari Willis was injured during their Week 12 game. Meanwhile, Deshaun Watson has completed 21 passes that've gone 20-plus yards down the field, which ranks as the fourth-most in football. It's not a great spot for Cooks to straight up dominate, as there have been just four wide receivers who've totaled more than five receptions against the Colts. Still, you're starting a wide receiver who just might see double-digit targets no matter what, so put him in lineups as a WR2. 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
As of right now, Cooks is the only WR that you should be looking to play in Houston. He certainly gets a huge boost with Will Fuller out for the year, Randall Cobb on IR, and Kenny Stills no longer with the team. He's been playing extremely well here lately and should see plenty of targets funneled his way. It's a tougher matchup on paper, but Cooks should see enough volume to be viewed as a high-end WR2. 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Cooks has had 80-yards receiving or more in 3 of his last 4 games. With Will Fuller V suspended the rest of the season, Cooks should be a WR2 against the Colts 7th ranked fantasy wide receiver defense.