Who Should I Start? - Week 2

Kerryon Johnson or Brandin Cooks

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Brandin Cooks
WR - LAR
Brandin Cooks
vs. NO, Sun 4pm EDT
Kerryon Johnson
RB - DET
Kerryon Johnson
vs. LAC, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 33# 34-
Best Rank# 21# 11-
Worst Rank# 67# 49-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. NO vs. LAC-
Matchup Rank88-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total3.96.2-
Avg Game3.96.2-
Week 13.96.2-
    
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Weather79 F, Partly CloudyIndoor-
    
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  Brandin Cooks
WR - LAR
Brandin Cooks
Kerryon Johnson
RB - DET
Kerryon Johnson
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 at CAR
6 tar, 2 rec, 39 yds, 0 td
at ARI
16 rush, 49 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 13 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. NO vs. LAC
Week 3 at CLE at PHI
Week 4 vs. TB vs. KC
Week 5 at SEABYE WEEK
Week 6 vs. SF at GB
Week 7 at ATL vs. MIN
Week 8 vs. CIN vs. NYG
Week 9BYE WEEK at OAK
Week 10 at PIT at CHI
Week 11 vs. CHI vs. DAL
Week 12 vs. BAL at WAS
Week 13 at ARI vs. CHI
Week 14 vs. SEA at MIN
Week 15 at DAL vs. TB
Week 16 at SF at DEN
Week 17 vs. ARI vs. GB
  Brandin Cooks
WR - LAR
Brandin Cooks
Kerryon Johnson
RB - DET
Kerryon Johnson
2019 Points 
Week 13.96.2
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  Brandin Cooks
WR - LAR
Brandin Cooks
Kerryon Johnson
RB - DET
Kerryon Johnson
2019 Targets 
Week 162
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  Brandin Cooks
WR - LAR
Brandin Cooks
vs. NO, Sun 4pm EDT
Kerryon Johnson
RB - DET
Kerryon Johnson
vs. LAC, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Kevin Wheeler
Draftwize
Revenge gameDET faced a ARI team with the fastest pace in Week 1 but will now play an LAC offense that ran the 4th-slowest last week, per @fboutsiders
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Cooks had the fewest targets of the three star Rams wide receivers, but his big-play ability gives him boom / bust WR2 value.The Chargers struggled to stop RB Marlon Mack last week, but the Colts have a much better offensive line than the Lions. Johnson is a low-upside RB2 in a crowded Lions backfield.
Zach Brunner
FantasyPros
Cooks saw just six targets in Week 1, which was third on the team. The speedy receiver gets to face his former team this week, but he simply isn't as good on grass.The Lions were back to struggling in the run game last week, but Johnson faces a Chargers defense that was decimated by the running game of Indianapolis last week. Marlon Mack finished with 174 rushing yards, so Johnson will try to find the same type of success this week.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
 The timeshare between Johnson and Anderson was closer than most thought it'd be in Week 1, as Johnson tallied 48 snaps to Anderson's 24 snaps. Unfortunately, neither of them were able to accumulate much against a Cardinals defense that was abused against the run last year. Johnson forced four missed tackles while Anderson had none, so maybe that timeshare shrinks? The Chargers losing Derwin James clearly affected their defense, as they allowed Marlon Mack to destroy them for 174 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries. That's also what happens when you are lacking interior linemen. They lost Corey Liuget this offseason, which hurt, and while they drafted Jerry Tillery in the first round, he played just 21 snaps in the first game and struggled against the run. The fact that the Lions are underdogs bodes well for Johnson, as he's the preferred passing-down option. While it's a timeshare, it's still a 65/35 split at worst, and we just witnessed Mack dominate this defense on 48 snaps last week. Johnson should remain in lineups as a relatively safe RB2.