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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
 
Robert Woods
WR - LAR
Robert Woods
Robert Woods
WR - LAR
at HOU, Sun 1pm EDT
Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
vs. LAR, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Expert
Percent


Updated: Oct 28th, 2021
84%
Recommended by
81 of 96 experts
16%
Recommended by
15 of 96 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 24# 31-
Best Rank# 21# 22-
Worst Rank# 31# 35-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at HOU vs. LAR-
Matchup RatingThis is a 3 star matchup. WRs perform close to their average vs HOUThis is a 2 star matchup. WRs perform a little worse than their average vs LAR-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rec18.123.6
Rec Yds227.5249.8
Rec TD1.50.9
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total64.156.7-
Avg Game9.28.1-
Avg Projection10.59.9-
Week 79.02.1-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather82 F, Sunny82 F, Sunny-
    
Expert Ranks 
Robert WoodsBrandin CooksAdd Player
    
Christopher Dell C. Dell
Betting Predators Betting Predators
39 m
#33#29-
    
Jeff Boggis J. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire Fantasy Football E...
1 h
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Marc Caviglia M. Caviglia
Bruno Boys Bruno Boys
5 h
#24#31-
    
Pat Fitzmaurice P. Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros FantasyPros
5 h
#26#32-
    
Dalton Del Don D. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
6 h
#26#28-
    
Ellis Johnson E. Johnson
True North Fantasy Football True North Fantasy...
6 h
#19#23-
    
Nick Mariano N. Mariano
RotoBaller RotoBaller
6 h
#21#22-
    
Chris Meaney C. Meaney
FTN FTN
6 h
#24#31-
    
Scott Pianowski S. Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
8 h
#23#34-
    
Neema Hodjat N. Hodjat
Real GM Real GM
9 h
#25#33-
    
Michael Hauff M. Hauff
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
9 h
#24#31-
    
Scott Whitfield S. Whitfield
Roto Rankings Roto Rankings
9 h
#23#22-
    
Aaron Larson A. Larson
FantasyPros FantasyPros
10 h
#27#31-
    
Armando Crespo A. Crespo
Eat.Sleep.Fantasy Eat.Sleep.Fantasy
10 h
#22#30-
    
Bart Wheeler B. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football Hail to Fantasy Fo...
10 h
#23#33-
    
Kevin Tompkins K. Tompkins
BallBlast BallBlast
11 h
#26#34-
    
Steven Pintado S. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches The Fantasy Coaches
11 h
#24#31-
    
Site Projections S. Projections
numberFire numberFire
11 h
#16#24-
    
Robby Jeffries R. Jeffries
The Fantasy Authority The Fantasy Authority
11 h
#23#30-
    
Andrew Erickson A. Erickson
Pro Football Focus Pro Football Focus
11 h
#31#34-
    
Adam Pelletier A. Pelletier
Sports Gambling Podcast Network Sports Gambling Po...
11 h
#26#33-
    
Brandon Funston B. Funston
The Athletic The Athletic
12 h
#27#35-
    
Mauricio Gutierrez M. Gutierrez
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
12 h
#29#33-
    
Patrick Thorman P. Thorman
Establish the Run Establish the Run
12 h
#26#34-
    
Matthew McCarthy M. McCarthy
Gridiron Ratings Gridiron Ratings
12 h
#31#30-
    
Dylan Licciardo D. Licciardo
FF Gamers FF Gamers
12 h
#23#30-
    
Ken Zalis K. Zalis
Pressbox Pressbox
12 h
#21#29-
    
David Biggs D. Biggs
Drink Five Drink Five
13 h
#27#35-
    
Joey Wright J. Wright
Razzball Razzball
13 h
#26#33-
    
Jamey Eisenberg J. Eisenberg
CBS Sports CBS Sports
13 h
#25#24-
    
Kevin Hanson K. Hanson
EDSFootball EDSFootball
13 h
#27#30-
    
Andrew Seifter A. Seifter
FantasyPros FantasyPros
13 h
#26#33-
    
David Zach D. Zach
FantasyPros FantasyPros
14 h
#35#24-
    
Nate Marcum N. Marcum
Fantasy In Frames Fantasy In Frames
14 h
#27#34-
    
Chalk C.
The Undroppables The Undroppables
14 h
#28#32-
    
Chet Gresham C. Gresham
DK Nation DK Nation
15 h
#22#32-
    
Daniel Mader D. Mader
Belly Up Sports Belly Up Sports
15 h
#32#26-
    
Zachary Hanshew Z. Hanshew
FantasyPros FantasyPros
16 h
#19#24-
    
Jason Petropoulos J. Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy BRoto Fantasy
16 h
#29#34-
    
Tal Malachovsky T. Malachovsky
The Fantasy Scout The Fantasy Scout
16 h
#27#34-
    
Michael Petropoulos M. Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy BRoto Fantasy
16 h
#34#31-
    
Joe Pisapia J. Pisapia
FantasyPros FantasyPros
16 h
#34#31-
    
Pierre Camus P. Camus
RotoBaller RotoBaller
16 h
#34#20-
    
Andy Holloway A. Holloway
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
17 h
#27#28-
    
Lawrence Jackson L. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord Fantasy Football Lord
17 h
#24#35-
    
Mike MacGregor M. MacGregor
Draft Buddy Draft Buddy
17 h
#20#25-
    
Tommy Molioo T. Molioo
The Undroppables The Undroppables
17 h
#31#34-
    
Dan Larocca D. Larocca
Locked In Football Locked In Football
17 h
#22#28-
    
Matthew Hill M. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football DataForce Fantasy ...
17 h
#22#33-
    
Matthew Freedman M. Freedman
FTN FTN
18 h
#27#32-
    
Adam Murfet A. Murfet
5 Yard Rush 5 Yard Rush
18 h
#23#34-
    
Kyle Cunningham-Rhoads K. Cunningh...
STATS STATS
18 h
#7#19-
    
Jacob W. Dunne J. W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy New Life Fantasy
18 h
#22#34-
    
Tim Brosnan T. Brosnan
Tim's Fantasy Tips Tim's Fantasy Tips
18 h
#22#33-
    
Dan Harris D. Harris
FantasyPros FantasyPros
18 h
#25#22-
    
Brad Evans B. Evans
FadeTheNoise Podcast FadeTheNoise Podcast
18 h
#25#34-
    
Andy Behrens A. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
18 h
#27#33-
    
Jason Moore J. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
18 h
#27#35-
    
Aaron Schill A. Schill
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
19 h
#26#33-
    
Francisco (Chato) Romero F. (Chato) ...
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
19 h
#27#34-
    
Garret Price G. Price
Dynasty Nerds Dynasty Nerds
20 h
#21#30-
    
Peter Rogers P. Rogers
NerdBall Fantay Football NerdBall Fantay Fo...
22 h
#21#25-
    
Seth Keller S. Keller
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
23 h
#29#20-
    
Richard Savill R. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
23 h
#31#34-
    
Dave Richard D. Richard
CBS Sports CBS Sports
1 d
#27#23-
    
Anthony Cervino A. Cervino
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
1 d
#25#33-
    
Dan Clasgens D. Clasgens
Get Sports Info Get Sports Info
1 d
#28#30-
    
Robert Waziak R. Waziak
Fantasy Life Fantasy Life
1 d
#31#34-
    
Richard Cooling R. Cooling
5 Yard Rush 5 Yard Rush
1 d
#27#29-
    
Justin Sablich J. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy 5th Down Fantasy
1 d
#26#32-
    
Donkey Teeth D. Teeth
Razzball Razzball
1 d
#27#34-
    
Drew DeLuca D. DeLuca
NFL Spinzone NFL Spinzone
1 d
#23#33-
    
Liz Loza L. Loza
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
1 d
#22#34-
    
Staff Rankings S. Rankings
QB List QB List
1 d
#29#32-
    
Jose Ramon Llaca J. Ramon Llaca
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
1 d
#26#33-
    
Adrian Alpanseque A. Alpanseque
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
1 d
#28#33-
    
Derek Lofland D. Lofland
FantasyPros FantasyPros
1 d
#21#32-
    
Geoff Lambert G. Lambert
Going For 2 Going For 2
1 d
#26#33-
    
Jacob Gibbs J. Gibbs
SportsLine SportsLine
1 d
#27#33-
    
Nick Zylak N. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice Fantasy Football A...
1 d
#27#34-
    
Joe Bond J. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
1 d
#22#29-
    
Brandon Murchison B. Murchison
RotoBaller RotoBaller
1 d
#26#28-
    
Mike Krueger M. Krueger
FFToday FFToday
1 d
#26#16-
    
Walter Cherepinsky W. Cherepinsky
WalterFootball WalterFootball
1 d
#34#19-
    
Kevin Wheeler K. Wheeler
The Draft Zone The Draft Zone
2 d
#25#34-
    
Ryan Weisse R. Weisse
Footballguys Footballguys
2 d
#41#27-
    
Blake Fincher B. Fincher
Fantasy Football Cafe Fantasy Football Cafe
2 d
#27#34-
    
Allie Fontana A. Fontana
Fighting Chance Fantasy Fighting Chance Fa...
2 d
#22#33-
    
Mike Wright M. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
2 d
#26#34-
    
Matt Harmon M. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#28#33-
    
Dennis Sosic D. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#27#29-
    
Michael Tomlin M. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#26#30-
    
Jacob Wayne J. Wayne
Lineups Lineups
2 d
#23#28-
    
Smitty S.
SleeperU SleeperU
2 d
#25#34-
    
Kyle Yates K. Yates
FantasyPros FantasyPros
2 d
#29#30-
    
Jordan Rains J. Rains
The IDP Army The IDP Army
3 d
#23#26-
    
Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Robert Woods
WR - LAR
Robert Woods
Robert Woods
WR - LAR
Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
2021 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. CHI
4 tar, 3 rec, 27 yds, 1 td
1 rush, 7 yds, 0 td
vs. JAC
7 tar, 5 rec, 132 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at IND
9 tar, 5 rec, 64 yds, 0 td
2 rush, 6 yds, 0 td
at CLE
14 tar, 9 rec, 78 yds, 1 td
Week 3 vs. TB
6 tar, 3 rec, 33 yds, 0 td
1 rush, 5 yds, 0 td
vs. CAR
11 tar, 9 rec, 112 yds, 0 td
1 rush, 5 yds, 0 td
Week 4 vs. ARI
6 tar, 4 rec, 48 yds, 1 td
at BUF
7 tar, 5 rec, 47 yds, 0 td
Week 5 at SEA
14 tar, 12 rec, 150 yds, 0 td
vs. NE
5 tar, 3 rec, 23 yds, 0 td
Week 6 at NYG
5 tar, 2 rec, 31 yds, 1 td
at IND
13 tar, 9 rec, 89 yds, 0 td
Week 7 vs. DET
6 tar, 6 rec, 70 yds, 0 td
at ARI
7 tar, 5 rec, 21 yds, 0 td
Week 8 at HOU vs. LAR
Week 9 vs. TEN at MIA
Week 10 at SFBYE WEEK
Week 11BYE WEEK at TEN
Week 12 at GB vs. NYJ
Week 13 vs. JAC vs. IND
Week 14 at ARI vs. SEA
Week 15 vs. SEA at JAC
Week 16 at MIN vs. LAC
Week 17 at BAL at SF
Week 18 vs. SF vs. TEN
Player Projections Comparison
 
Robert Woods
WR - LAR
Robert Woods
Robert Woods
WR - LAR
at HOU, Sun 1pm EDT
Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
vs. LAR, Sun 1pm EDT
Receiving
   
Receptions5.55.9
Rec Yards68.276.0
Rec TDs0.50.4
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts1.00.1
Rush Yards5.30.8
Rush TDs0.10.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points10.59.9
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Robert Woods
WR - LAR
Robert Woods
Robert Woods
WR - LAR
Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
2021 Points 
Week 19.413.2
Week 27.013.8
Week 33.811.7
Week 410.84.7
Week 515.02.3
Week 69.18.9
Week 79.02.1
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Week 18
Total64.156.7
Average9.28.1
Player Targets Comparison
 
Robert Woods
WR - LAR
Robert Woods
Robert Woods
WR - LAR
Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
2021 Targets 
Week 147
Week 2914
Week 3611
Week 467
Week 5145
Week 6513
Week 767
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
 
Robert Woods
WR - LAR
Robert Woods
Robert Woods
WR - LAR
at HOU, Sun 1pm EDT
Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
vs. LAR, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
After disappointing his fantasy stakeholders in Weeks 1-4, Woods erupted for 12-150-0 in Week 5. Since then he's been fairly quiet again, with 2-31-1 in Week 6 and 6-70-0 in Week 7. Those aren't horrible stat lines, but they aren't the sort of numbers Woods investors were hoping for, and there seems to be little hope for any sort of dramatic change in the dynamics of the Rams' passing game with Kupp out-targeting Woods 56-35 so far this season. Woods profiles as a low-end WR2 this week against the Texans.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.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
 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.