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Experts' Pick
 
 
Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
vs. IND, Sun 1pm EST
Questionable
at LAR, Sun 4pm EST
 
 
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Updated: Dec 5th, 2021
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Recommended by
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 22# 50-
Best Rank# 20# 43-
Worst Rank# 28# 64-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. IND at LAR-
Matchup RatingThis is a 3 star matchup. WRs perform close to their average vs INDThis is a 3 star matchup. WRs perform close to their average vs LAR-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rec21.520
Rec Yds237.5210
Rec TD21
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total88.945.1-
Avg Game8.14.1-
Avg Projection9.35.7-
Week 1210.53.3-
    
Misc 
    
Injury AlertIllness-
Weather-
    
Expert Ranks 
Brandin CooksLaviska Shenault Jr.Add Player
    
Andy Vanda A. Vanda
Take Your League Take Your League
1 m
#22#54-
    
Richard Cooling R. Cooling
5 Yard Rush 5 Yard Rush
7 m
#26#53-
    
Liz Loza L. Loza
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
21 m
#23#51-
    
Nick Mariano N. Mariano
RotoBaller RotoBaller
39 m
#21#44-
    
Daniel Mader D. Mader
Belly Up Sports Belly Up Sports
49 m
#27#43-
    
Dalton Del Don D. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
53 m
#32#59-
    
Adam Murfet A. Murfet
5 Yard Rush 5 Yard Rush
1 h
#27#60-
    
Donkey Teeth D. Teeth
Razzball Razzball
1 h
#22#55-
    
Ryan Skolrud R. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports SkullKing Sports
2 h
#22#51-
    
Husein Shabazz H. Shabazz
SleeperWire SleeperWire
2 h
#22#50-
    
Andrew Seifter A. Seifter
FantasyPros FantasyPros
3 h
#18#47-
    
Derek Dennington D. Dennington
The Good Old Boys Fantasy Football Podcast The Good Old Boys ...
3 h
#21#47-
    
Mark Ringo M. Ringo
Sleepers and Busts Sleepers and Busts
3 h
#26#54-
    
Dan Harris D. Harris
FantasyPros FantasyPros
3 h
#28#44-
    
Jared Smola J. Smola
Draft Sharks Draft Sharks
3 h
#26#51-
    
Corbin Young C. Young
FantasyData FantasyData
3 h
#21#48-
    
Chalk C.
The Undroppables The Undroppables
3 h
#27#61-
    
Scott Bogman S. Bogman
FantasyPros FantasyPros
3 h
#28#46-
    
Raju Byfield R. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League Win My Fantasy League
3 h
#17#47-
    
Dennis Sosic D. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
3 h
#23#53-
    
Scott Engel S. Engel
RotoBaller RotoBaller
4 h
#28#52-
    
Geoff Lambert G. Lambert
Going For 2 Going For 2
4 h
#28#54-
    
Ken Zalis K. Zalis
Pressbox Pressbox
4 h
#27#45-
    
Matthew Freedman M. Freedman
FTN FTN
4 h
#21#51-
    
Joe Bond J. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
5 h
#28#47-
    
Aaron Larson A. Larson
FantasyPros FantasyPros
5 h
#22#45-
    
Sean Koerner S. Koerner
The Action Network The Action Network
5 h
#28#34-
    
Nathan Jahnke N. Jahnke
Pro Football Focus Pro Football Focus
6 h
#21#46-
    
Pierre Camus P. Camus
RotoBaller RotoBaller
6 h
#26#62-
    
Patrick Thorman P. Thorman
Establish the Run Establish the Run
6 h
#23#46-
    
Neema Hodjat N. Hodjat
Real GM Real GM
6 h
#26#54-
    
Chris Meaney C. Meaney
FTN FTN
7 h
#23#53-
    
Andy Behrens A. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
7 h
#25#45-
    
Pat Fitzmaurice P. Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros FantasyPros
8 h
#25#64-
    
John Hesterman J. Hesterman
Dynasty League Football Dynasty League Foo...
8 h
#26#54-
    
Seth Miller S. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football Crossroads Fantasy...
8 h
#27#56-
    
Des Bieler D. Bieler
The Washington Post The Washington Post
9 h
#22#48-
    
Lawrence Jackson L. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord Fantasy Football Lord
9 h
#23#52-
    
Tim Brosnan T. Brosnan
Tim's Fantasy Tips Tim's Fantasy Tips
10 h
#23#56-
    
Tim Petropoulos T. Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy BRoto Fantasy
10 h
#22#53-
    
Kyle Cunningham-Rhoads K. Cunningh...
STATS STATS
10 h
#22#38-
    
Richard Savill R. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
11 h
#21#51-
    
Steven Pintado S. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches The Fantasy Coaches
11 h
#22#52-
    
Mauricio Gutierrez M. Gutierrez
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
12 h
#27#57-
    
Scott Pianowski S. Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
12 h
#19#51-
    
Tyler Orginski T. Orginski
Fantasy Hot Read Fantasy Hot Read
13 h
#27#46-
    
Matthew Hill M. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football DataForce Fantasy ...
13 h
#22#52-
    
Justin Sablich J. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy 5th Down Fantasy
14 h
#22#50-
    
Jason Moore J. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
14 h
#22#48-
    
Derek Lofland D. Lofland
FantasyPros FantasyPros
14 h
#27#51-
    
Clayton Cadieux C. Cadieux
Fantasy Football From Up North Fantasy Football F...
15 h
#20#62-
    
Tommy Molioo T. Molioo
The Undroppables The Undroppables
15 h
#21#47-
    
Nate Marcum N. Marcum
Fantasy In Frames Fantasy In Frames
16 h
#23#54-
    
Mike MacGregor M. MacGregor
Draft Buddy Draft Buddy
16 h
#20#64-
    
Andy Holloway A. Holloway
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
16 h
#21#47-
    
Dominick Petrillo D. Petrillo
Fantasy Hot Read Fantasy Hot Read
17 h
#13#53-
    
Bart Wheeler B. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football Hail to Fantasy Fo...
17 h
#25#43-
    
Ryan Weisse R. Weisse
Footballguys Footballguys
18 h
#14#34-
    
Robert Waziak R. Waziak
Fantasy Life Fantasy Life
18 h
#21#51-
    
Joey Wright J. Wright
Razzball Razzball
21 h
#23#55-
    
Site Projections S. Projections
numberFire numberFire
21 h
#25#43-
    
Smitty S.
SleeperU SleeperU
23 h
#22#62-
    
Christopher Dell C. Dell
Betting Predators Betting Predators
1 d
#20#60-
    
Dave Richard D. Richard
CBS Sports CBS Sports
1 d
#15-
    
Jacob W. Dunne J. W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy New Life Fantasy
1 d
#22#47-
    
Dylan Licciardo D. Licciardo
FF Gamers FF Gamers
1 d
#21#54-
    
Drew DeLuca D. DeLuca
NFL Spinzone NFL Spinzone
1 d
#23#57-
    
Anthony Cervino A. Cervino
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
1 d
#23#54-
    
Mundo Fantasy MX M. Fantasy MX
Mundo Fantasy Mundo Fantasy
1 d
#19#53-
    
Chris Raybon C. Raybon
The Action Network The Action Network
1 d
#33#46-
    
Kevin Wheeler K. Wheeler
The Draft Zone The Draft Zone
1 d
#25#45-
    
Brandon Murchison B. Murchison
RotoBaller RotoBaller
1 d
#28#58-
    
Walter Cherepinsky W. Cherepinsky
WalterFootball WalterFootball
1 d
#18#45-
    
Kelly Smelser K. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland Punch Drunk Wonder...
1 d
#21#54-
    
James Bryer J. Bryer
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
1 d
#21#54-
    
Jamey Eisenberg J. Eisenberg
CBS Sports CBS Sports
1 d
#24-
    
Tal Malachovsky T. Malachovsky
The Fantasy Scout The Fantasy Scout
1 d
#22#53-
    
Jordan Eisen J. Eisen
Field of Vision Sports Field of Vision Sp...
1 d
#29#45-
    
Joe Pisapia J. Pisapia
FantasyPros FantasyPros
1 d
#20#60-
    
Kyle Yates K. Yates
FantasyPros FantasyPros
2 d
#22#48-
    
Bradley Stalder B. Stalder
FantasyData FantasyData
2 d
#19#53-
    
Jason Petropoulos J. Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy BRoto Fantasy
2 d
#27#64-
    
Aaron Schill A. Schill
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
2 d
#22#52-
    
Jake Ciely J. Ciely
The Athletic The Athletic
2 d
#27#46-
    
Jason Willan J. Willan
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
2 d
#21#58-
    
Kevin Hanson K. Hanson
EDSFootball EDSFootball
2 d
#22#47-
    
Jeff Ratcliffe J. Ratcliffe
FTN FTN
2 d
#21#46-
    
Huseyin Aksu H. Aksu
Fantasy Couch Fantasy Couch
2 d
#20#45-
    
Anthony Staggs A. Staggs
Fanball Fanball
2 d
#23#50-
    
Donald Gibson D. Gibson
FantasyPros FantasyPros
2 d
#20#54-
    
Matt Schauf M. Schauf
Draft Sharks Draft Sharks
2 d
#21#53-
    
Dave Major D. Major
XN Sports XN Sports
2 d
#27#46-
    
Jody Smith J. Smith
FullTime Fantasy FullTime Fantasy
2 d
#22#53-
    
Matthew McCarthy M. McCarthy
Gridiron Ratings Gridiron Ratings
2 d
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Staff Rankings S. Rankings
QB List QB List
2 d
#22#55-
    
Jacob Gibbs J. Gibbs
SportsLine SportsLine
2 d
#26#43-
    
Fantasy BR F. BR
Fantasy BR Fantasy BR
2 d
#22#55-
    
Elisha Twerski E. Twerski
OddsChecker OddsChecker
2 d
#21#52-
    
David Zach D. Zach
FantasyPros FantasyPros
2 d
#21#52-
    
Mike Wright M. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
2 d
#22#50-
    
Dave Kluge D. Kluge
Footballguys Footballguys
2 d
#23#53-
    
Kate Magdziuk K. Magdziuk
BallBlast BallBlast
2 d
#21#52-
    
Jeff Smith J. Smith
FantasyData FantasyData
2 d
#22#52-
    
The FFGhost T. FFGhost
Dynasty League Football Dynasty League Foo...
2 d
#21#51-
    
Chet Gresham C. Gresham
DK Nation DK Nation
2 d
#26#50-
    
Wilmar Chaves W. Chaves
Hablemos de Football Hablemos de Football
2 d
#22#53-
    
Elvin Ryan E. Ryan
The Pregame HQ The Pregame HQ
2 d
#23#53-
    
Tozzi Brothers T. Brothers
Legion Report Legion Report
2 d
#21#51-
    
Justin Dodds J. Dodds
SleeperWire SleeperWire
2 d
#21#51-
    
Andrew Erickson A. Erickson
Pro Football Focus Pro Football Focus
2 d
#21#55-
    
Todd D Clark T. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix The Fantasy Fix
2 d
#22#53-
    
Alex Godshall A. Godshall
Beaver Dam Beaver Dam
2 d
#22#47-
    
Adrian Alpanseque A. Alpanseque
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
2 d
#26#51-
    
Ricky Lemon R. Lemon
The Fantasy Champions The Fantasy Champions
2 d
#22#53-
    
Craig Phillips C. Phillips
FF Prophet FF Prophet
2 d
#22#51-
    
Billy Muzio B. Muzio
FantasyData FantasyData
2 d
#23#57-
    
Dan Yanotchko D. Yanotchko
EDSFootball EDSFootball
2 d
#23#53-
    
Mick Ciallela M. Ciallela
Fantrax Fantrax
2 d
#23#40-
    
Allie Fontana A. Fontana
Fighting Chance Fantasy Fighting Chance Fa...
2 d
#21#51-
    
Ryan Hicks R. Hicks
Belly Up Sports Belly Up Sports
2 d
#22#56-
    
Mike Krueger M. Krueger
FFToday FFToday
2 d
#20#49-
    
Bill Enright B. Enright
Sports Illustrated Sports Illustrated
2 d
#22#51-
    
Rich Piazza R. Piazza
Fantasy Shed Fantasy Shed
2 d
#22#45-
    
Dan Clasgens D. Clasgens
Get Sports Info Get Sports Info
2 d
#25#57-
    
Andy Singleton A. Singleton
Expand The Boxscore Expand The Boxscore
2 d
#22#54-
    
Seth Keller S. Keller
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
2 d
#21#51-
    
Chris Kennedy C. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners The Fantasy Headli...
2 d
#21#48-
    
David Biggs D. Biggs
Drink Five Drink Five
2 d
#22#55-
    
Matt De Lima M. De Lima
Sports Illustrated Sports Illustrated
2 d
#22#53-
    
Mike Harmon M. Harmon
Swollen Dome Swollen Dome
2 d
#22#53-
    
Richard King R. King
King Fantasy Sports King Fantasy Sports
2 d
#22#57-
    
Garret Price G. Price
Dynasty Nerds Dynasty Nerds
2 d
#22#57-
    
Ben Wasley B. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down The Fantasy First ...
2 d
#23#52-
    
Francisco (Chato) Romero F. (Chato) ...
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
2 d
#27#64-
    
Matthew Betz M. Betz
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
2 d
#22#52-
    
Michelle Magdziuk M. Magdziuk
BallBlast BallBlast
2 d
#22#53-
    
Kevin Tompkins K. Tompkins
BallBlast BallBlast
2 d
#21#50-
    
Nick Zylak N. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice Fantasy Football A...
2 d
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Tyrell Maclachlan T. Maclachlan
True North Fantasy Football True North Fantasy...
3 d
#22#53-
    
Matt Harmon M. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
3 d
#23#52-
    
Lenny Pappano L. Pappano
Draft Sharks Draft Sharks
3 d
#22#53-
    
Jamie Calandro J. Calandro
Football Diehards Football Diehards
3 d
#27#37-
    
Ellis Johnson E. Johnson
True North Fantasy Football True North Fantasy...
3 d
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Michael Tomlin M. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
3 d
#23#52-
    
Ryan Noonan R. Noonan
4for4.com 4for4.com
3 d
#22#52-
    
Mike Maher M. Maher
FantasyPros FantasyPros
3 d
#23#54-
    
Marc Caviglia M. Caviglia
Bruno Boys Bruno Boys
3 d
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Zachary Hanshew Z. Hanshew
FantasyPros FantasyPros
3 d
#21#59-
    
Brad Evans B. Evans
FadeTheNoise Podcast FadeTheNoise Podcast
3 d
#23#45-
    
Nick Raducanu N. Raducanu
Dr. Roto Dr. Roto
3 d
#22#53-
    
Jeff Paur J. Paur
RTSports RTSports
3 d
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Jeff Boggis J. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire Fantasy Football E...
3 d
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Brandon Funston B. Funston
The Athletic The Athletic
3 d
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Michael Petropoulos M. Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy BRoto Fantasy
3 d
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Scott Whitfield S. Whitfield
Roto Rankings Roto Rankings
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Dan Larocca D. Larocca
Locked In Football Locked In Football
4 d
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Jose Ramon Llaca J. Ramon Llaca
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
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Adam Pelletier A. Pelletier
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Kent Weyrauch K. Weyrauch
Pro Football Focus Pro Football Focus
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
2021 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. JAC
7 tar, 5 rec, 132 yds, 0 td
at HOU
10 tar, 7 rec, 50 yds, 0 td
1 rush, 9 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at CLE
14 tar, 9 rec, 78 yds, 1 td
vs. DEN
7 tar, 2 rec, -3 yds, 0 td
1 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. CAR
11 tar, 9 rec, 112 yds, 0 td
1 rush, 5 yds, 0 td
vs. ARI
4 tar, 4 rec, 48 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at BUF
7 tar, 5 rec, 47 yds, 0 td
at CIN
7 tar, 6 rec, 99 yds, 0 td
1 rush, 11 yds, 0 td
Week 5 vs. NE
5 tar, 3 rec, 23 yds, 0 td
vs. TEN
3 tar, 1 rec, 58 yds, 0 td
Week 6 at IND
13 tar, 9 rec, 89 yds, 0 td
vs. MIA
10 tar, 6 rec, 54 yds, 0 td
Week 7 at ARI
7 tar, 5 rec, 21 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 8 vs. LAR
6 tar, 6 rec, 83 yds, 1 td
at SEA
4 tar, 2 rec, 13 yds, 0 td
1 rush, 8 yds, 0 td
Week 9 at MIA
14 tar, 6 rec, 56 yds, 0 td
vs. BUF
4 tar, 4 rec, 24 yds, 0 td
1 rush, -4 yds, 0 td
Week 10BYE WEEK at IND
8 tar, 3 rec, 15 yds, 0 td
2 rush, 6 yds, 0 td
Week 11 at TEN
3 tar, 2 rec, 18 yds, 0 td
vs. SF
5 tar, 5 rec, 50 yds, 0 td
Week 12 vs. NYJ
5 tar, 3 rec, 45 yds, 1 td
vs. ATL
9 tar, 5 rec, 33 yds, 0 td
Week 13 vs. IND at LAR
Week 14 vs. SEA at TEN
Week 15 at JAC vs. HOU
Week 16 vs. LAC at NYJ
Week 17 at SF at NE
Week 18 vs. TEN vs. IND
Player Projections Comparison
 
Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
vs. IND, Sun 1pm EST
Questionable
at LAR, Sun 4pm EST
Receiving
   
Receptions5.34.5
Rec Yards68.245.5
Rec TDs0.40.1
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.10.8
Rush Yards0.63.6
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points9.35.7
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
2021 Points 
Week 113.25.9
Week 213.8-0.3
Week 311.74.8
Week 44.711.0
Week 52.35.8
Week 68.95.4
Week 72.1
Week 814.32.1
Week 95.62.0
Week 102.1
Week 111.83.0
Week 1210.53.3
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Week 18
Total88.945.1
Average8.14.1
Player Targets Comparison
 
Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
2021 Targets 
Week 1710
Week 2147
Week 3114
Week 477
Week 553
Week 61310
Week 77
Week 864
Week 9144
Week 108
Week 1135
Week 1259
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Week 18
Notes for Player Combination
 
Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
vs. IND, Sun 1pm EST
Questionable
at LAR, Sun 4pm EST
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
 Shenault lined up primarily in the slot against the Falcons last week and was targeted nine times, but he finished with a disappointing 5-33-0 stat line. Shenault is still seeking his first touchdown of the season and hasn't topped 50 receiving yards in any of his last five games. In Week 13, he's destined to see a lot of Rams CB Jalen Ramsey, who often covers slot receivers. Shenault is ranked outside the top 60 at wide receiver this week.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
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.