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Experts' Pick
 
 
Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
at DET, Thu 12pm EST
at MIN, Sun 1pm EST
 
 
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Updated: Nov 29th, 2020
69%
Recommended by
109 of 157 experts
31%
Recommended by
48 of 157 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 16# 21-
Best Rank# 11# 13-
Worst Rank# 29# 36-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at DET at MIN-
Matchup RatingThis is a 4 star matchup. WRs perform better than their average vs DETThis is a 4 star matchup. WRs perform close to their average vs MIN-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rec19.318.5
Rec Yds232.8208.5
Rec TD1.71.7
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total89.988.2-
Avg Game8.28.0-
Avg Projection10.99.9-
Week 118.54.6-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
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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. LV
8 tar, 6 rec, 115 yds, 1 td
Week 2 vs. BAL
8 tar, 5 rec, 95 yds, 0 td
at TB
10 tar, 9 rec, 109 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at PIT
5 tar, 3 rec, 23 yds, 0 td
at LAC
5 tar, 5 rec, 55 yds, 0 td
Week 4 vs. MIN
3 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
vs. ARI
11 tar, 8 rec, 99 yds, 0 td
Week 5 vs. JAC
12 tar, 8 rec, 161 yds, 1 td
at ATL
12 tar, 8 rec, 112 yds, 0 td
1 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
Week 6 at TEN
9 tar, 9 rec, 68 yds, 1 td
vs. CHI
5 tar, 4 rec, 77 yds, 0 td
Week 7 vs. GB
9 tar, 7 rec, 60 yds, 0 td
at NO
8 tar, 6 rec, 74 yds, 0 td
Week 8BYE WEEK vs. ATL
8 tar, 5 rec, 48 yds, 0 td
Week 9 at JAC
9 tar, 3 rec, 83 yds, 1 td
at KC
13 tar, 9 rec, 63 yds, 0 td
Week 10 at CLE
8 tar, 6 rec, 39 yds, 0 td
vs. TB
6 tar, 4 rec, 21 yds, 0 td
Week 11 vs. NE
5 tar, 4 rec, 85 yds, 0 td
vs. DET
9 tar, 7 rec, 46 yds, 0 td
Week 12 at DET at MIN
Week 13 vs. INDBYE WEEK
Week 14 at CHI vs. DEN
Week 15 at IND at GB
Week 16 vs. CIN at WAS
Week 17 vs. TEN vs. NO
Player Projections Comparison
 
Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
at DET, Thu 12pm EST
at MIN, Sun 1pm EST
Receiving
   
Receptions5.56.0
Rec Yards76.172.6
Rec TDs0.50.4
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.30.2
Rush Yards1.70.7
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points10.99.9
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
2020 Points 
Week 12.019.5
Week 29.58.9
Week 32.35.5
Week 40.09.9
Week 522.111.5
Week 612.87.7
Week 76.07.4
Week 84.8
Week 914.36.3
Week 103.92.1
Week 118.54.6
Week 128.5
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total89.988.2
Average8.28.0
Player Targets Comparison
 
Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
2020 Targets 
Week 158
Week 2810
Week 355
Week 4311
Week 51212
Week 695
Week 798
Week 88
Week 9913
Week 1086
Week 1159
Week 125
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Notes for Player Combination
 
Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
at DET, Thu 12pm EST
at MIN, Sun 1pm EST
Expert 
John Hesterman
Dynasty League Football
Brandin Cooks has quietly been turning it on lately. Since week five, he has only seen less than eight targets one time. In a plus matchup against a leaky DET secondary, he is a volume-based WR2 play with plenty of upside for Thanksgiving football. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
He had his five-game streak of eight-plus targets ended in Week 11 but was still able to total 85 yards. He's totaled at least 60 yards in five of his last six games, with the one exception being the wind game against the Browns. The Lions were a matchup to target earlier in the season, though they've been getting better as the year goes on. If the Lions don't use Desmond Trufant to shadow Fuller, Cooks will see him a lot in coverage, and that's a good thing. On the season, he's allowed 19-of-26 passing for 248 yards and two touchdowns in his coverage. That amounts to 2.17 PPR points per target. The Lions aren't used to teams throwing on them a whole lot because their run defense is so soft, but we saw what happens when receivers get targeted against them last week; the Panthers trio of receivers combined for 22/243/1. Knowing the targets will be there, Cooks should be in starting lineups as a solid WR3 with upside this week.Did you know Anderson ranks ninth among wide receivers in yards, right behind Keenan Allen? The one touchdown he's scored has left fantasy managers feeling empty, especially knowing it came all the way back in Week 1. Can he get back into the end zone against the Vikings? They've allowed 17 wide receiver touchdowns this season, while there's just one other team who's allowed more than 14 of them. They've allowed a touchdown every 12.1 targets to wide receivers, which is the second-most often. This is great news for the receiver who's averaged 8.6 targets per game. He's likely going to see a lot of rookie Cameron Dantzler in coverage, who's been burned in coverage, allowing 29-of-40 passing for 331 yards and four touchdowns in his coverage. He just returned from a serious injury last week and played just 20 snaps, so he's still getting back into form. Anderson should be in lineups as a mid-to-low-end WR2 who should have a good shot to score.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Cooks has only 1 touchdown in his last four games and he has cooled a bit since strong games in Week 5 and 6. Cooks is a boom / bust WR3 against the Lions 20th ranked fantasy wide receiver defense. 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Cooks only saw five targets last week, but he put up a solid 4-85-0 stat line on them. Additionally, Cooks reeled in a nice touchdown grab but it was called back due to an offensive holding penalty. He's done nothing but produce for your lineups here recently and he should be viewed as a mid-range WR2 this week with upside.