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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
 
Josh Jacobs
RB - LV
vs. WAS, Sun 4pm EST
Active
Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
vs. IND, Sun 1pm EST
Active
 
 
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Expert
Percent


Updated: Dec 5th, 2021
98%
Recommended by
166 of 170 experts
2%
Recommended by
4 of 170 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 15# 54-
Best Rank# 13# 42-
Worst Rank# 37# 60-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. WAS vs. IND-
Matchup RatingThis is a 2 star matchup. RBs perform a little worse than their average vs WASThis is a 3 star matchup. WRs perform close to their average vs IND-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total97.888.9-
Avg Game10.98.1-
Week 1217.210.5-
    
Misc 
    
Injury AlertAnkleIllness-
Weather-
    
Expert Ranks 
Josh JacobsBrandin CooksAdd Player
    
Brandon Funston B. Funston
The Athletic The Athletic
12 h
#16#52-
    
Nathan Jahnke N. Jahnke
Pro Football Focus Pro Football Focus
12 h
#14#60-
    
Drew DeLuca D. DeLuca
NFL Spinzone NFL Spinzone
12 h
#28#46-
    
Pat Fitzmaurice P. Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros FantasyPros
12 h
#18#54-
    
Andy Vanda A. Vanda
Take Your League Take Your League
12 h
#43#45-
    
Jason Moore J. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
12 h
#18#55-
    
Andy Holloway A. Holloway
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
12 h
#18#57-
    
Jeff Ratcliffe J. Ratcliffe
FTN FTN
12 h
#18#57-
    
Kate Magdziuk K. Magdziuk
BallBlast BallBlast
12 h
#16#46-
    
Mauricio Gutierrez M. Gutierrez
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
12 h
#14#54-
    
Andrew Seifter A. Seifter
FantasyPros FantasyPros
12 h
#13#40-
    
Anthony Cervino A. Cervino
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
12 h
#14#55-
    
Bill Enright B. Enright
Sports Illustrated Sports Illustrated
12 h
#25#55-
    
Jared Smola J. Smola
Draft Sharks Draft Sharks
12 h
#16#54-
    
Matthew Freedman M. Freedman
FTN FTN
12 h
#15#55-
    
Matthew Hill M. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football DataForce Fantasy ...
12 h
#18#55-
    
Jordan Rains J. Rains
The IDP Army The IDP Army
12 h
#12#47-
    
Ken Zalis K. Zalis
Pressbox Pressbox
12 h
#19#57-
    
Mike Wright M. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
12 h
#14#55-
    
Jamie Calandro J. Calandro
Football Diehards Football Diehards
12 h
#28#47-
    
Bart Wheeler B. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football Hail to Fantasy Fo...
12 h
#16#52-
    
Nick Mariano N. Mariano
RotoBaller RotoBaller
12 h
#12#54-
    
Alex Godshall A. Godshall
Beaver Dam Beaver Dam
12 h
#14#54-
    
Dennis Sosic D. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
12 h
#19#55-
    
Joe Bond J. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
12 h
#14#55-
    
Allie Fontana A. Fontana
Fighting Chance Fantasy Fighting Chance Fa...
12 h
#14#55-
    
Patrick Thorman P. Thorman
Establish the Run Establish the Run
12 h
#18#57-
    
Husein Shabazz H. Shabazz
SleeperWire SleeperWire
12 h
#16#47-
    
Kyle Yates K. Yates
FantasyPros FantasyPros
12 h
#19#57-
    
Seth Miller S. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football Crossroads Fantasy...
12 h
#18#52-
    
Scott Smith S. Smith
RotoViz RotoViz
12 h
#16#54-
    
Donald Gibson D. Gibson
FantasyPros FantasyPros
12 h
#18#45-
    
Kevin Wheeler K. Wheeler
The Draft Zone The Draft Zone
13 h
#18#46-
    
Andy Behrens A. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
13 h
#18#50-
    
Dave Major D. Major
XN Sports XN Sports
13 h
#14#57-
    
Jake Ciely J. Ciely
The Athletic The Athletic
13 h
#19#57-
    
Dan Larocca D. Larocca
Locked In Football Locked In Football
13 h
#19#45-
    
Tim Jablonski T. Jablonski
The Hateful 8 The Hateful 8
13 h
#18#55-
    
Mike Harmon M. Harmon
Swollen Dome Swollen Dome
13 h
#22#45-
    
Blair Williams B. Williams
Razzball Razzball
13 h
#15#54-
    
Jason Willan J. Willan
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
13 h
#16#46-
    
James Bryer J. Bryer
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
13 h
#19#46-
    
Bradley Stalder B. Stalder
FantasyData FantasyData
13 h
#13#45-
    
Jeff Smith J. Smith
FantasyData FantasyData
13 h
#11#45-
    
Tyrell Maclachlan T. Maclachlan
True North Fantasy Football True North Fantasy...
13 h
#16#47-
    
Sean Koerner S. Koerner
The Action Network The Action Network
13 h
#12#57-
    
Dave Kluge D. Kluge
Footballguys Footballguys
13 h
#15#55-
    
Jody Smith J. Smith
FullTime Fantasy FullTime Fantasy
13 h
#14#47-
    
Elisha Twerski E. Twerski
OddsChecker OddsChecker
13 h
#25#57-
    
Ellis Johnson E. Johnson
True North Fantasy Football True North Fantasy...
13 h
#15#54-
    
Nate Marcum N. Marcum
Fantasy In Frames Fantasy In Frames
13 h
#19#45-
    
Clayton Cadieux C. Cadieux
Fantasy Football From Up North Fantasy Football F...
13 h
#15#42-
    
Daniel Mader D. Mader
Belly Up Sports Belly Up Sports
13 h
#18#46-
    
Kevin Hanson K. Hanson
EDSFootball EDSFootball
13 h
#14#47-
    
Richard Savill R. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
13 h
#19#45-
    
Derek Lofland D. Lofland
FantasyPros FantasyPros
13 h
#15#55-
    
Francisco (Chato) Romero F. (Chato) ...
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
13 h
#18#57-
    
Derek Dennington D. Dennington
The Good Old Boys Fantasy Football Podcast The Good Old Boys ...
13 h
#13#46-
    
Elvin Ryan E. Ryan
The Pregame HQ The Pregame HQ
13 h
#18#50-
    
Dalton Del Don D. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
13 h
#18#63-
    
Ricky Lemon R. Lemon
The Fantasy Champions The Fantasy Champions
13 h
#19#50-
    
Robert Waziak R. Waziak
Fantasy Life Fantasy Life
13 h
#28#42-
    
Todd D Clark T. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix The Fantasy Fix
13 h
#21#47-
    
Fantasy BR F. BR
Fantasy BR Fantasy BR
13 h
#18#54-
    
Wilmar Chaves W. Chaves
Hablemos de Football Hablemos de Football
13 h
#18#52-
    
Tommy Molioo T. Molioo
The Undroppables The Undroppables
13 h
#18#46-
    
Matt Schauf M. Schauf
Draft Sharks Draft Sharks
13 h
#16#47-
    
Matt De Lima M. De Lima
Sports Illustrated Sports Illustrated
13 h
#18#46-
    
Pierre Camus P. Camus
RotoBaller RotoBaller
13 h
#16#54-
    
Mundo Fantasy MX M. Fantasy MX
Mundo Fantasy Mundo Fantasy
13 h
#28#42-
    
Jacob W. Dunne J. W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy New Life Fantasy
13 h
#19#46-
    
Anthony Staggs A. Staggs
Fanball Fanball
13 h
#37#50-
    
Garret Price G. Price
Dynasty Nerds Dynasty Nerds
13 h
#15#47-
    
Andy Singleton A. Singleton
Expand The Boxscore Expand The Boxscore
13 h
#14#55-
    
Nader Saba N. Saba
SleeperWire SleeperWire
13 h
#11#47-
    
Dan Harris D. Harris
FantasyPros FantasyPros
13 h
#15#60-
    
Tozzi Brothers T. Brothers
Legion Report Legion Report
13 h
#14#46-
    
Ryan Hicks R. Hicks
Belly Up Sports Belly Up Sports
13 h
#18#46-
    
Chris Raybon C. Raybon
The Action Network The Action Network
13 h
#16#62-
    
Ryan Weisse R. Weisse
Footballguys Footballguys
13 h
#13#36-
    
Nick Zylak N. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice Fantasy Football A...
13 h
#18#54-
    
Donkey Teeth D. Teeth
Razzball Razzball
13 h
#16#46-
    
Aaron Larson A. Larson
FantasyPros FantasyPros
13 h
#15#45-
    
Jordan Eisen J. Eisen
Field of Vision Sports Field of Vision Sp...
13 h
#18#56-
    
Mick Ciallela M. Ciallela
Fantrax Fantrax
13 h
#14#54-
    
Jacob Gibbs J. Gibbs
SportsLine SportsLine
13 h
#16#56-
    
Billy Muzio B. Muzio
FantasyData FantasyData
13 h
#15#47-
    
Mike Maher M. Maher
FantasyPros FantasyPros
13 h
#16#47-
    
Jacob Wayne J. Wayne
Lineups Lineups
13 h
#16#56-
    
Mike MacGregor M. MacGregor
Draft Buddy Draft Buddy
13 h
#18#55-
    
Steven Pintado S. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches The Fantasy Coaches
13 h
#37#47-
    
Matthew McCarthy M. McCarthy
Gridiron Ratings Gridiron Ratings
13 h
#60#87-
    
Richard Cooling R. Cooling
5 Yard Rush 5 Yard Rush
13 h
#27#54-
    
Scott Whitfield S. Whitfield
Roto Rankings Roto Rankings
13 h
#13#61-
    
Des Bieler D. Bieler
The Washington Post The Washington Post
13 h
#16#47-
    
Robby Jeffries R. Jeffries
The Fantasy Authority The Fantasy Authority
13 h
#18#42-
    
Dan Clasgens D. Clasgens
Get Sports Info Get Sports Info
13 h
#13#54-
    
Joe Pisapia J. Pisapia
FantasyPros FantasyPros
13 h
#19#42-
    
David Biggs D. Biggs
Drink Five Drink Five
13 h
#14#55-
    
Chet Gresham C. Gresham
DK Nation DK Nation
13 h
#14#52-
    
Sosa Kremenjas S. Kremenjas
Pro Football Focus Pro Football Focus
13 h
#16#51-
    
Matthew Betz M. Betz
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
13 h
#15#47-
    
Dan Yanotchko D. Yanotchko
EDSFootball EDSFootball
13 h
#10#61-
    
Richard King R. King
King Fantasy Sports King Fantasy Sports
13 h
#14#47-
    
The FFGhost T. FFGhost
Dynasty League Football Dynasty League Foo...
13 h
#18#46-
    
Kyle Cunningham-Rhoads K. Cunningh...
STATS STATS
14 h
#43#46-
    
Rich Piazza R. Piazza
Fantasy Shed Fantasy Shed
14 h
#18#55-
    
John Hesterman J. Hesterman
Dynasty League Football Dynasty League Foo...
14 h
#18#55-
    
Brandon Murchison B. Murchison
RotoBaller RotoBaller
14 h
#12#45-
    
Tal Malachovsky T. Malachovsky
The Fantasy Scout The Fantasy Scout
14 h
#27#51-
    
Adrian Alpanseque A. Alpanseque
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
14 h
#27#54-
    
Sebastian Ardura S. Ardura
Gurus Deportivos Gurus Deportivos
14 h
#33#50-
    
Matt Harmon M. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
14 h
#37#55-
    
Jon Collins J. Collins
Fantasy Sports LR Fantasy Sports LR
14 h
#12#47-
    
Jeff Boggis J. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire Fantasy Football E...
14 h
#18#46-
    
Neema Hodjat N. Hodjat
Real GM Real GM
14 h
#13#54-
    
Heath Capps H. Capps
Fake Teams Fake Teams
14 h
#18#45-
    
Tim Petropoulos T. Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy BRoto Fantasy
14 h
#17#44-
    
Jason Petropoulos J. Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy BRoto Fantasy
14 h
#16#55-
    
Kevin Tompkins K. Tompkins
BallBlast BallBlast
15 h
#21#46-
    
Michael Petropoulos M. Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy BRoto Fantasy
15 h
#14#45-
    
Chalk C.
The Undroppables The Undroppables
15 h
#16#55-
    
Brad Evans B. Evans
FadeTheNoise Podcast FadeTheNoise Podcast
15 h
#19#47-
    
Matthew Williams M. Williams
The Athletic The Athletic
15 h
#15#45-
    
Chris Kennedy C. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners The Fantasy Headli...
15 h
#14#56-
    
Morgan Colby M. Colby
The Fantasy Champions The Fantasy Champions
15 h
#14#57-
    
Jeff Paur J. Paur
RTSports RTSports
16 h
#18#46-
    
Jose Ramon Llaca J. Ramon Llaca
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
16 h
#14#54-
    
Craig Phillips C. Phillips
FF Prophet FF Prophet
16 h
#18#51-
    
Benjamin Klotz B. Klotz
Touchdown Squad Touchdown Squad
16 h
#14#56-
    
Joey Wright J. Wright
Razzball Razzball
16 h
#18#47-
    
Scott Pianowski S. Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
16 h
#13#45-
    
Mitchell Carl M. Carl
Rise or Fall Rise or Fall
16 h
#15#45-
    
Dylan Licciardo D. Licciardo
FF Gamers FF Gamers
17 h
#18#46-
    
Andrew Erickson A. Erickson
Pro Football Focus Pro Football Focus
17 h
#37#58-
    
Armando Crespo A. Crespo
Eat.Sleep.Fantasy Eat.Sleep.Fantasy
17 h
#12#45-
    
Justin Sablich J. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy 5th Down Fantasy
17 h
#16#60-
    
David Zach D. Zach
FantasyPros FantasyPros
17 h
#16#46-
    
Michael Tomlin M. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
18 h
#11#47-
    
Ben Wasley B. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down The Fantasy First ...
19 h
#14#45-
    
Scott Engel S. Engel
RotoBaller RotoBaller
20 h
#76#52-
    
Marc Caviglia M. Caviglia
Bruno Boys Bruno Boys
20 h
#17#45-
    
Liz Loza L. Loza
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
23 h
#17#45-
    
Adam Murfet A. Murfet
5 Yard Rush 5 Yard Rush
24 h
#18#55-
    
Ryan Skolrud R. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports SkullKing Sports
1 d
#16#45-
    
Mark Ringo M. Ringo
Sleepers and Busts Sleepers and Busts
1 d
#16#54-
    
Corbin Young C. Young
FantasyData FantasyData
1 d
#18#44-
    
Scott Bogman S. Bogman
FantasyPros FantasyPros
1 d
#11#57-
    
Raju Byfield R. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League Win My Fantasy League
1 d
#19#39-
    
Geoff Lambert G. Lambert
Going For 2 Going For 2
1 d
#28#56-
    
Chris Meaney C. Meaney
FTN FTN
1 d
#15#47-
    
Lawrence Jackson L. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord Fantasy Football Lord
1 d
#16#47-
    
Tim Brosnan T. Brosnan
Tim's Fantasy Tips Tim's Fantasy Tips
1 d
#21#47-
    
Tyler Orginski T. Orginski
Fantasy Hot Read Fantasy Hot Read
1 d
#19#57-
    
Dominick Petrillo D. Petrillo
Fantasy Hot Read Fantasy Hot Read
2 d
#15#35-
    
Smitty S.
SleeperU SleeperU
2 d
#46#43-
    
Christopher Dell C. Dell
Betting Predators Betting Predators
2 d
#37#42-
    
Kelly Smelser K. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland Punch Drunk Wonder...
2 d
#14#46-
    
Aaron Schill A. Schill
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
3 d
#20#46-
    
Huseyin Aksu H. Aksu
Fantasy Couch Fantasy Couch
3 d
#46#42-
    
Staff Rankings S. Rankings
QB List QB List
3 d
#19#43-
    
Justin Dodds J. Dodds
SleeperWire SleeperWire
3 d
#15#46-
    
Seth Keller S. Keller
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
3 d
#17#43-
    
Michelle Magdziuk M. Magdziuk
BallBlast BallBlast
3 d
#15#46-
    
Lenny Pappano L. Pappano
Draft Sharks Draft Sharks
4 d
#20#46-
    
Ryan Noonan R. Noonan
4for4.com 4for4.com
4 d
#20#46-
    
Zachary Hanshew Z. Hanshew
FantasyPros FantasyPros
4 d
#20#42-
    
Nick Raducanu N. Raducanu
Dr. Roto Dr. Roto
4 d
#19#46-
    
Adam Pelletier A. Pelletier
Sports Gambling Podcast Network Sports Gambling Po...
5 d
#22#41-
    
Kent Weyrauch K. Weyrauch
Pro Football Focus Pro Football Focus
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Josh Jacobs
RB - LV
Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
2021 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. BAL
10 rush, 34 yds, 2 td
2 tar, 1 rec, 6 yds, 0 td
vs. JAC
7 tar, 5 rec, 132 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at PIT
at CLE
14 tar, 9 rec, 78 yds, 1 td
Week 3 vs. MIA
vs. CAR
11 tar, 9 rec, 112 yds, 0 td
1 rush, 5 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at LAC
13 rush, 40 yds, 0 td
5 tar, 5 rec, 17 yds, 0 td
at BUF
7 tar, 5 rec, 47 yds, 0 td
Week 5 vs. CHI
15 rush, 48 yds, 1 td
5 tar, 4 rec, 19 yds, 0 td
vs. NE
5 tar, 3 rec, 23 yds, 0 td
Week 6 at DEN
16 rush, 53 yds, 1 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 29 yds, 0 td
at IND
13 tar, 9 rec, 89 yds, 0 td
Week 7 vs. PHI
6 rush, 29 yds, 1 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 39 yds, 0 td
at ARI
7 tar, 5 rec, 21 yds, 0 td
Week 8BYE WEEK vs. LAR
6 tar, 6 rec, 83 yds, 1 td
Week 9 at NYG
13 rush, 76 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 4 rec, 19 yds, 0 td
at MIA
14 tar, 6 rec, 56 yds, 0 td
Week 10 vs. KC
7 rush, 16 yds, 0 td
5 tar, 5 rec, 20 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 11 vs. CIN
9 rush, 37 yds, 0 td
7 tar, 5 rec, 24 yds, 0 td
at TEN
3 tar, 2 rec, 18 yds, 0 td
Week 12 at DAL
22 rush, 87 yds, 1 td
4 tar, 2 rec, 25 yds, 0 td
vs. NYJ
5 tar, 3 rec, 45 yds, 1 td
Week 13 vs. WAS vs. IND
Week 14 at KC vs. SEA
Week 15 at CLE at JAC
Week 16 vs. DEN vs. LAC
Week 17 at IND at SF
Week 18 vs. LAC vs. TEN
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Josh Jacobs
RB - LV
Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
2021 Points 
Week 116.013.2
Week 213.8
Week 311.7
Week 45.74.7
Week 512.72.3
Week 614.28.9
Week 712.82.1
Week 814.3
Week 99.55.6
Week 103.6
Week 116.11.8
Week 1217.210.5
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Week 18
Total97.888.9
Average10.98.1
Player Targets Comparison
 
Josh Jacobs
RB - LV
Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
2021 Targets 
Week 127
Week 214
Week 311
Week 457
Week 555
Week 6113
Week 737
Week 86
Week 9414
Week 105
Week 1173
Week 1245
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Week 18
Notes for Player Combination
 
Josh Jacobs
RB - LV
vs. WAS, Sun 4pm EST
Active
Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
vs. IND, Sun 1pm EST
Active
Expert 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
 Tyrod Taylor has only thrown for 265 passing yards on 50 total pass attempts over the past two weeks combined and that has certainly limited Cooks production from a fantasy standpoint. After seeing 14 targets in Week 9, Cooks has gone on to just see 8 total the past two weeks and he has a combined 63 receiving yards to show for it. While he did score last week to save his fantasy outing, Cooks is not coming with as high of a floor as we had come to expect earlier on in the season. He's still worth playing in this matchup, of course, and we should see the Colts jump out to a large lead which will force more passing volume for the Texans. However, we have to be aware that Cooks isn't bringing as much safety as we once thought. He can be viewed as a high-end WR3 this week.
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
In past editions of the Primer, we've noted that Jacobs has gotten more work in the passing game this year. He's just four catches and 41 receiving yards away from establishing new single-season highs in those two categories. Jacobs has had at least 19 receiving yards in seven straight games. No, he hasn't morphed into Austin Ekeler, but Jacobs is no longer completely one-dimensional. In addition to his two catches for 25 receiving yards against Dallas on Thanksgiving, Jacobs also had a season-high 22 carries for 87 yards and a touchdown. Jacobs checks in at RB16 against the Football Team this week. He's a solid if unspectacular DraftKings value at $6,000. 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Jacobs has averaged 11.1 fantasy points per game over his last 4 games and he should be a RB2 against a Washington D that is 9th against fantasy backs over the last 5 weeks.Cooks is usually a good bet to hit low double-digit fantasy points and he is a WR3 against a Colts D that is 24th against fantasy wide receivers over the last 5 weeks.