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JuJu Smith-Schuster or Brandin Cooks

Who Should I Start? - Week 12

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Brandin CooksB. Cooks
WR - LAR
Brandin Cooks
vs. BAL, Mon 8pm EST
JuJu Smith-SchusterJ. Smith-Schuster
WR - PIT
JuJu Smith-Schuster
at CIN, Sun 1pm EST
 
 
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Updated: Nov 22nd, 2019
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 60# 107-
Best Rank# 22# 24-
Worst Rank# 82# 105-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. BAL at CIN-
Matchup RatingThis is a 3 star matchup. WRs perform close to their average vs BALThis is a 3 star matchup. WRs perform close to their average vs CIN-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rec16.415.2
Rec Yds196.5204.8
Rec TD0.71.2
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total51.368.4-
Avg Game6.46.8-
Avg Projection6.22.0-
Week 112.1-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather68 F, Clear throughout the day.47 F, Partly cloudy throughout the day.-
    
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  Brandin CooksB. Cooks
WR - LAR
Brandin Cooks
JuJu Smith-SchusterJ. Smith-Schuster
WR - PIT
JuJu Smith-Schuster
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 at CAR
6 tar, 2 rec, 39 yds, 0 td
at NE
8 tar, 6 rec, 78 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. NO
4 tar, 3 rec, 74 yds, 1 td
1 rush, 2 yds, 0 td
vs. SEA
8 tar, 5 rec, 84 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at CLE
12 tar, 8 rec, 112 yds, 0 td
1 rush, 8 yds, 0 td
at SF
7 tar, 3 rec, 81 yds, 1 td
Week 4 vs. TB
9 tar, 6 rec, 71 yds, 0 td
vs. CIN
4 tar, 3 rec, 15 yds, 0 td
Week 5 at SEA
3 tar, 1 rec, 29 yds, 0 td
1 rush, 27 yds, 0 td
vs. BAL
7 tar, 7 rec, 75 yds, 1 td
Week 6 vs. SF
3 tar, 3 rec, 18 yds, 0 td
2 rush, 14 yds, 0 td
at LAC
4 tar, 1 rec, 7 yds, 0 td
Week 7 at ATL
7 tar, 4 rec, 59 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 8 vs. CIN
1 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
vs. MIA
9 tar, 5 rec, 103 yds, 1 td
Week 9BYE WEEK vs. IND
5 tar, 3 rec, 16 yds, 0 td
Week 10 at PIT
vs. LAR
6 tar, 3 rec, 44 yds, 0 td
Week 11 vs. CHI
at CLE
4 tar, 2 rec, 21 yds, 0 td
Week 12 vs. BAL at CIN
Week 13 at ARI vs. CLE
Week 14 vs. SEA at ARI
Week 15 at DAL vs. BUF
Week 16 at SF at NYJ
Week 17 vs. ARI at BAL
  Brandin CooksB. Cooks
WR - LAR
Brandin Cooks
vs. BAL, Mon 8pm EST
JuJu Smith-SchusterJ. Smith-Schuster
WR - PIT
JuJu Smith-Schuster
at CIN, Sun 1pm EST
Receiving
   
Receptions3.41.2
Rec Yards49.116.5
Rec TDs0.20.1
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.40.0
Rush Yards2.60.1
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points6.22.0
   
  Brandin CooksB. Cooks
WR - LAR
Brandin Cooks
JuJu Smith-SchusterJ. Smith-Schuster
WR - PIT
JuJu Smith-Schuster
2019 Points 
Week 13.97.8
Week 213.68.4
Week 312.014.1
Week 47.11.5
Week 55.611.5
Week 63.20.7
Week 75.9
Week 80.016.3
Week 91.6
Week 104.4
Week 112.1
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
  Brandin CooksB. Cooks
WR - LAR
Brandin Cooks
JuJu Smith-SchusterJ. Smith-Schuster
WR - PIT
JuJu Smith-Schuster
2019 Targets 
Week 168
Week 248
Week 3127
Week 494
Week 537
Week 634
Week 77
Week 819
Week 95
Week 106
Week 114
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
  Brandin CooksB. Cooks
WR - LAR
Brandin Cooks
vs. BAL, Mon 8pm EST
JuJu Smith-SchusterJ. Smith-Schuster
WR - PIT
JuJu Smith-Schuster
at CIN, Sun 1pm EST
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
He's expected to play in this game, which is obviously good news for everyone involved because even if he's not producing, he's changing the way a defense approaches you. The Ravens aren't likely to shadow Cooks with anyone, which means he'll see Jimmy Smith most of the time, as he's been planted at RCB. Smith is a 4.42 speed guy, so he has enough to hang with Cooks, though injuries over his career may have slowed him down a bit. He's allowed just 8-of-15 passing for 73 yards and one touchdown in his coverage this year, as he's only been active for four games this year. Volume doesn't even mean anything against the Ravens, as they've played 22 receivers who've seen six-plus targets, yet only 13 receivers have finished as top-36 options. Cooks has one-play upside and is likely to see plenty of volume with Woods out, so we can put him in WR3 territory, but it's not a great matchup. 
Zach Brunner
FantasyPros
Cooks is expected to make his return this week, which is great news for the Rams, who have a question mark with Robert Woods. If Woods is out again, there are plenty of targets to go around. However, Cooks has been mostly disappointing even when active, with Jared Goff not getting enough time up front to get the ball to Cooks downfield. This isn't expected to suddenly be better against the Ravens and former teammate Marcus Peters. Cooks is a low end WR3 play this week, at best. 
Donald Gibson
FantasyPros
 Smith-Schuster has been one of the most frustrating fantasy players to own this season. If he's healthy, he's in a decent spot against an awful Bengals defense. It looks like he may sit, though, which may be a blessing in disguise since you won't have to be disappointed when he gets two catches. Consider him a low-end WR2, but keep an eye on his health.
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