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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
 
DeVonta Smith
WR - PHI
at DET, Sun 1pm EDT
Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
vs. LAR, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Expert
Percent


Updated: Oct 28th, 2021
81%
Recommended by
77 of 95 experts
19%
Recommended by
18 of 95 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 26# 31-
Best Rank# 24# 22-
Worst Rank# 28# 35-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at DET vs. LAR-
Matchup RatingThis is a 2 star matchup. WRs perform a little worse than their average vs DETThis is a 2 star matchup. WRs perform a little worse than their average vs LAR-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rec17.523.6
Rec Yds244.6249.8
Rec TD1.90.9
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total46.656.7-
Avg Game6.78.1-
Avg Projection9.29.9-
Week 76.12.1-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather57 F, Cloudy79 F, Sunny-
    
Expert Ranks 
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Jeff Boggis J. Boggis
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Marc Caviglia M. Caviglia
Bruno Boys Bruno Boys
4 h
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Pat Fitzmaurice P. Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros FantasyPros
4 h
#27#32-
    
Dalton Del Don D. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
5 h
#33#28-
    
Ellis Johnson E. Johnson
True North Fantasy Football True North Fantasy...
5 h
#21#23-
    
Nick Mariano N. Mariano
RotoBaller RotoBaller
6 h
#26#22-
    
Chris Meaney C. Meaney
FTN FTN
6 h
#26#31-
    
Scott Pianowski S. Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
7 h
#33#34-
    
Neema Hodjat N. Hodjat
Real GM Real GM
8 h
#26#33-
    
Michael Hauff M. Hauff
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
8 h
#26#31-
    
Scott Whitfield S. Whitfield
Roto Rankings Roto Rankings
9 h
#27#22-
    
Aaron Larson A. Larson
FantasyPros FantasyPros
9 h
#24#31-
    
Armando Crespo A. Crespo
Eat.Sleep.Fantasy Eat.Sleep.Fantasy
9 h
#24#30-
    
Bart Wheeler B. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football Hail to Fantasy Fo...
10 h
#28#33-
    
Kevin Tompkins K. Tompkins
BallBlast BallBlast
10 h
#28#34-
    
Steven Pintado S. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches The Fantasy Coaches
10 h
#26#31-
    
Site Projections S. Projections
numberFire numberFire
10 h
#15#24-
    
Robby Jeffries R. Jeffries
The Fantasy Authority The Fantasy Authority
10 h
#24#30-
    
Andrew Erickson A. Erickson
Pro Football Focus Pro Football Focus
10 h
#27#34-
    
Adam Pelletier A. Pelletier
Sports Gambling Podcast Network Sports Gambling Po...
11 h
#25#33-
    
Brandon Funston B. Funston
The Athletic The Athletic
11 h
#29#35-
    
Mauricio Gutierrez M. Gutierrez
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
11 h
#24#33-
    
Patrick Thorman P. Thorman
Establish the Run Establish the Run
12 h
#27#34-
    
Matthew McCarthy M. McCarthy
Gridiron Ratings Gridiron Ratings
12 h
#25#30-
    
Dylan Licciardo D. Licciardo
FF Gamers FF Gamers
12 h
#25#30-
    
Ken Zalis K. Zalis
Pressbox Pressbox
12 h
#27#29-
    
David Biggs D. Biggs
Drink Five Drink Five
12 h
#28#35-
    
Joey Wright J. Wright
Razzball Razzball
12 h
#28#33-
    
Jamey Eisenberg J. Eisenberg
CBS Sports CBS Sports
12 h
#28#24-
    
Kevin Hanson K. Hanson
EDSFootball EDSFootball
13 h
#26#30-
    
Andrew Seifter A. Seifter
FantasyPros FantasyPros
13 h
#30#33-
    
David Zach D. Zach
FantasyPros FantasyPros
13 h
#31#24-
    
Nate Marcum N. Marcum
Fantasy In Frames Fantasy In Frames
13 h
#25#34-
    
Chalk C.
The Undroppables The Undroppables
13 h
#26#32-
    
Chet Gresham C. Gresham
DK Nation DK Nation
14 h
#27#32-
    
Daniel Mader D. Mader
Belly Up Sports Belly Up Sports
15 h
#24#26-
    
Zachary Hanshew Z. Hanshew
FantasyPros FantasyPros
15 h
#23#24-
    
Jason Petropoulos J. Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy BRoto Fantasy
15 h
#31#34-
    
Tal Malachovsky T. Malachovsky
The Fantasy Scout The Fantasy Scout
15 h
#33#34-
    
Michael Petropoulos M. Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy BRoto Fantasy
15 h
#26#31-
    
Joe Pisapia J. Pisapia
FantasyPros FantasyPros
15 h
#37#31-
    
Pierre Camus P. Camus
RotoBaller RotoBaller
15 h
#28#20-
    
Andy Holloway A. Holloway
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
16 h
#33#28-
    
Lawrence Jackson L. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord Fantasy Football Lord
16 h
#31#35-
    
Mike MacGregor M. MacGregor
Draft Buddy Draft Buddy
16 h
#24#25-
    
Tommy Molioo T. Molioo
The Undroppables The Undroppables
16 h
#28#34-
    
Dan Larocca D. Larocca
Locked In Football Locked In Football
16 h
#21#28-
    
Matthew Hill M. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football DataForce Fantasy ...
17 h
#24#33-
    
Matthew Freedman M. Freedman
FTN FTN
17 h
#25#32-
    
Adam Murfet A. Murfet
5 Yard Rush 5 Yard Rush
17 h
#28#34-
    
Kyle Cunningham-Rhoads K. Cunningh...
STATS STATS
17 h
#28#19-
    
Jacob W. Dunne J. W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy New Life Fantasy
17 h
#27#34-
    
Tim Brosnan T. Brosnan
Tim's Fantasy Tips Tim's Fantasy Tips
17 h
#26#33-
    
Dan Harris D. Harris
FantasyPros FantasyPros
17 h
#24#22-
    
Brad Evans B. Evans
FadeTheNoise Podcast FadeTheNoise Podcast
17 h
#33#34-
    
Andy Behrens A. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
17 h
#26#33-
    
Jason Moore J. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
18 h
#25#35-
    
Aaron Schill A. Schill
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
18 h
#27#33-
    
Francisco (Chato) Romero F. (Chato) ...
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
18 h
#28#34-
    
Garret Price G. Price
Dynasty Nerds Dynasty Nerds
19 h
#27#30-
    
Peter Rogers P. Rogers
NerdBall Fantay Football NerdBall Fantay Fo...
22 h
#26#25-
    
Seth Keller S. Keller
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
22 h
#28#20-
    
Richard Savill R. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
23 h
#28#34-
    
Dave Richard D. Richard
CBS Sports CBS Sports
23 h
#32#23-
    
Anthony Cervino A. Cervino
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
24 h
#27#33-
    
Dan Clasgens D. Clasgens
Get Sports Info Get Sports Info
24 h
#26#30-
    
Robert Waziak R. Waziak
Fantasy Life Fantasy Life
24 h
#28#34-
    
Richard Cooling R. Cooling
5 Yard Rush 5 Yard Rush
1 d
#24#29-
    
Justin Sablich J. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy 5th Down Fantasy
1 d
#27#32-
    
Donkey Teeth D. Teeth
Razzball Razzball
1 d
#28#34-
    
Drew DeLuca D. DeLuca
NFL Spinzone NFL Spinzone
1 d
#25#33-
    
Liz Loza L. Loza
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
1 d
#30#34-
    
Staff Rankings S. Rankings
QB List QB List
1 d
#26#32-
    
Jose Ramon Llaca J. Ramon Llaca
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
1 d
#28#33-
    
Adrian Alpanseque A. Alpanseque
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
1 d
#27#33-
    
Derek Lofland D. Lofland
FantasyPros FantasyPros
1 d
#26#32-
    
Geoff Lambert G. Lambert
Going For 2 Going For 2
1 d
#28#33-
    
Jacob Gibbs J. Gibbs
SportsLine SportsLine
1 d
#25#33-
    
Nick Zylak N. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice Fantasy Football A...
1 d
#25#34-
    
Joe Bond J. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
1 d
#26#29-
    
Brandon Murchison B. Murchison
RotoBaller RotoBaller
1 d
#32#28-
    
Mike Krueger M. Krueger
FFToday FFToday
1 d
#32#16-
    
Walter Cherepinsky W. Cherepinsky
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1 d
#31#19-
    
Kevin Wheeler K. Wheeler
The Draft Zone The Draft Zone
1 d
#27#34-
    
Ryan Weisse R. Weisse
Footballguys Footballguys
2 d
#25#27-
    
Blake Fincher B. Fincher
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2 d
#25#34-
    
Allie Fontana A. Fontana
Fighting Chance Fantasy Fighting Chance Fa...
2 d
#25#33-
    
Mike Wright M. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
2 d
#28#34-
    
Matt Harmon M. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#27#33-
    
Dennis Sosic D. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#33#29-
    
Michael Tomlin M. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#29#30-
    
Jacob Wayne J. Wayne
Lineups Lineups
2 d
#34#28-
    
Smitty S.
SleeperU SleeperU
2 d
#32#34-
    
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2 d
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Jordan Rains J. Rains
The IDP Army The IDP Army
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
DeVonta Smith
WR - PHI
Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
2021 Schedule 
Week 1 at ATL
8 tar, 6 rec, 71 yds, 1 td
vs. JAC
7 tar, 5 rec, 132 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. SF
7 tar, 2 rec, 16 yds, 0 td
at CLE
14 tar, 9 rec, 78 yds, 1 td
Week 3 at DAL
6 tar, 3 rec, 28 yds, 0 td
vs. CAR
11 tar, 9 rec, 112 yds, 0 td
1 rush, 5 yds, 0 td
Week 4 vs. KC
10 tar, 7 rec, 122 yds, 0 td
at BUF
7 tar, 5 rec, 47 yds, 0 td
Week 5 at CAR
9 tar, 7 rec, 77 yds, 0 td
vs. NE
5 tar, 3 rec, 23 yds, 0 td
Week 6 vs. TB
4 tar, 2 rec, 31 yds, 0 td
at IND
13 tar, 9 rec, 89 yds, 0 td
Week 7 at LV
9 tar, 5 rec, 61 yds, 0 td
at ARI
7 tar, 5 rec, 21 yds, 0 td
Week 8 at DET vs. LAR
Week 9 vs. LAC at MIA
Week 10 at DENBYE WEEK
Week 11 vs. NO at TEN
Week 12 at NYG vs. NYJ
Week 13 at NYJ vs. IND
Week 14BYE WEEK vs. SEA
Week 15 vs. WAS at JAC
Week 16 vs. NYG vs. LAC
Week 17 at WAS at SF
Week 18 vs. DAL vs. TEN
Player Projections Comparison
 
DeVonta Smith
WR - PHI
at DET, Sun 1pm EDT
Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
vs. LAR, Sun 1pm EDT
Receiving
   
Receptions5.25.9
Rec Yards72.976.0
Rec TDs0.30.4
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.10.1
Rush Yards0.40.8
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points9.29.9
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
DeVonta Smith
WR - PHI
Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
2021 Points 
Week 113.113.2
Week 21.613.8
Week 32.811.7
Week 412.24.7
Week 57.72.3
Week 63.18.9
Week 76.12.1
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Week 18
Total46.656.7
Average6.78.1
Player Targets Comparison
 
DeVonta Smith
WR - PHI
Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
2021 Targets 
Week 187
Week 2714
Week 3611
Week 4107
Week 595
Week 6413
Week 797
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Week 18
Notes for Player Combination
 
DeVonta Smith
WR - PHI
at DET, Sun 1pm EDT
Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
vs. LAR, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
 Cooks had his lowest yardage output of the season in Week 7 with just 21 yards on five catches. Cooks' 45 catches have him tied for fifth in the league in that category, and he's had at least five receptions in 6 of 7 games. If QB Tyrod Taylor comes back from a hamstring injury this week, it could give Cooks a boost. Cooks had 5-132-0 in Week 1 with Taylor at quarterback, and he had 5-50-0 in the first half of Houston's Week 2 game before Taylor got hurt. Cooks may see some of Rams CB Jalen Ramsey this week, but the Rams typically don't have Ramsey shadow opponents' top receivers. Cooks is a midrange WR3 this week, and his affordable $5,700 DraftKings price tag makes him tempting.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Smith continues to ride the rollercoaster that is playing receiver for Hurts in this Eagles offense. Smith now has just one game this season where he finished as a top-20 option on the week, but has three performances where he's finished as the WR70 or worse. The upside just simply isn't there for Smith the way that we hoped it would be coming into the season and it's a valid question now to wonder if Minshew would be better for Smith from a fantasy perspective. Regardless, this is a plus matchup for the Eagles' receiving options and Smith should still be in consideration as a mid-range WR3. 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Smith is the 27th ranked fantasy wide receiver over the last 4 weeks and he should be a WR3 against a Lions D that is 23rd against fantasy wide receivers.Cooks is only averaging 7.3 fantasy points over his last four games and he draws a Rams D that is 13th against fantasy wide receivers. Cooks is a low-upside WR3.