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Experts' Pick
 
 
Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
at DET, Thu 12pm EST
vs. CLE, Sun 1pm EST
OUT
 
 
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Updated: Nov 28th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 15-
Best Rank# 11-
Worst Rank# 28-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at DET vs. CLE-
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 CLE-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rec19.319.1
Rec Yds232.8205.2
Rec TD1.71.5
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total89.977.4-
Avg Game8.28.6-
Avg Projection10.9-
Week 118.54.1-
    
Misc 
    
Injury AlertRibs-
WeatherIndoor72 F, Overcast-
    
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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. IND
3 tar, 3 rec, 25 yds, 1 td
Week 2 vs. BAL
8 tar, 5 rec, 95 yds, 0 td
at TEN
4 tar, 4 rec, 84 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at PIT
5 tar, 3 rec, 23 yds, 0 td
vs. MIA
Week 4 vs. MIN
3 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
at CIN
9 tar, 8 rec, 95 yds, 2 td
Week 5 vs. JAC
12 tar, 8 rec, 161 yds, 1 td
at HOU
4 tar, 3 rec, 16 yds, 0 td
Week 6 at TEN
9 tar, 9 rec, 68 yds, 1 td
vs. DET
14 tar, 7 rec, 45 yds, 0 td
Week 7 vs. GB
9 tar, 7 rec, 60 yds, 0 td
at LAC
7 tar, 1 rec, 26 yds, 0 td
Week 8BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 9 at JAC
9 tar, 3 rec, 83 yds, 1 td
vs. HOU
12 tar, 7 rec, 146 yds, 1 td
Week 10 at CLE
8 tar, 6 rec, 39 yds, 0 td
at GB
5 tar, 4 rec, 56 yds, 0 td
Week 11 vs. NE
5 tar, 4 rec, 85 yds, 0 td
vs. PIT
8 tar, 4 rec, 41 yds, 0 td
Week 12 at DET vs. CLE
Week 13 vs. IND at MIN
Week 14 at CHI vs. TEN
Week 15 at IND at BAL
Week 16 vs. CIN vs. CHI
Week 17 vs. TEN at IND
Player Projections Comparison
 
Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
at DET, Thu 12pm EST
vs. CLE, Sun 1pm EST
OUT
Receiving
   
Receptions5.5
Rec Yards76.1
Rec TDs0.5
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.3
Rush Yards1.7
Rush TDs0.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points10.9
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
2020 Points 
Week 12.08.5
Week 29.58.4
Week 32.3
Week 40.021.5
Week 522.11.6
Week 612.84.5
Week 76.02.6
Week 8
Week 914.320.6
Week 103.95.6
Week 118.54.1
Week 128.5
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total89.977.4
Average8.28.6
Player Targets Comparison
 
Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
2020 Targets 
Week 153
Week 284
Week 35
Week 439
Week 5124
Week 6914
Week 797
Week 8
Week 9912
Week 1085
Week 1158
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
vs. CLE, Sun 1pm EST
OUT
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. 
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.Chark has not done much the last 2 weeks against the Packers and Steelers, although the Browns are 22nd against fantasy wide receivers. Chark is a boom / bust WR3 at home this week.
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. 
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.