Brandin Cooks Fantasy Football News | Shark Bites

Brandin Cooks Fantasy Football News | Shark Bites

Texans WR Brandin Cooks (neck) practiced all week, including a full workout on Friday, and isn't listed on the final injury report. He'll return for Sunday's game against the Colts and is safe to get back into fantasy lineups as a lower-end WR2.

The Texans expect WR Brandin Cooks (neck) to return for Sunday's game against the Colts, according to The Houston Chronicle. Cooks was seemingly close to playing vs. the Bears this past week. He's back in the WR2 mix for Week 15. And his return is good news for QB Deshaun Watson.

Texans WR Brandin Cooks (foot, neck) is officially inactive for today’s game against the Bears. Keke Coutee (knee) is active and suddenly looks like QB Deshaun Watson’s #1 WR. WR Chad Hansen and TE Jordan Akins also project for targets boosts.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Texans WR Brandin Cooks is not expected to play today against the Bears, "barring significant late improvement." He's dealing with foot and neck issues. Cooks is officially questionable, and ESPN's Adam Schefter previously reported that Houston expected the WR to play. So we'll need to confirm his status when the inactives come out at about 11:30 a.m. ET. For now, though, expect to not have Cooks available for your fantasy football lineups.

ESPN's Adam Schefter hears that Texans WRs Brandin Cooks (foot, neck) and Keke Coutee (knee) are expected to play vs. the Bears today. Neither guy seemed to be in any danger of missing this one. Both are fine to get into fantasy lineups.

Texans WRs Brandin Cooks (foot, neck) and Keke Coutee (knee) are listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Bears. Cooks was limited in practice all week, while Coutee was limited on Wednesday and a full-go on Thursday and Friday. We’re fully expecting both guys to play, but check back on Sunday morning to make sure they’re active.

Texans WR Brandin Cooks left to get checked for a concussion in the 2nd half of Sunday's game against the Colts. It's a scary situation since Cooks has 5 documents concussions already. We'll update his status when we know more.

Update: Cooks was cleared to return.

The Texans are closing their facility on Thursday after a positive COVID test. We'll see who tested positive -- and then if any close contacts also need to quarantine. Sunday's Texans-Jaguars game remains on track to be played for now.

3:09pm EDT 9/20/20

Texans WR Brandin Cooks (quad) is active for today’s game against the Ravens. He played just 53% of the offensive snaps last week and remained limited in practice this week, so Cooks isn’t a recommended fantasy starter.

The Texans expect WR Brandin Cooks (quad) to play today against the Ravens, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. He's listed as questionable but appears to be about the same as last week -- when he played through a questionable tag. Cooks only caught 2 balls in that game and gets probably an even tougher matchup with Baltimore. We'd try to go in another direction if you can.

Texans WR Brandin Cooks (quad) was limited in practice this week and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Ravens. He shouldn't be in fantasy lineups until we see that he's at least close to 100%.

7:09pm EDT 9/10/20

Texans WR Brandin Cooks (quad) is active for tonight's game against the Chiefs. There's a good chance he's limited after missing time in training camp and this week with the quad injury, so try not to use Cooks in Week 1 fantasy lineups.

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports that Texans WR Brandin Cooks "is a true game-day decision" with his quad injury. "But he has improved the past 24 hours, and there's optimism he'll play" in the Thursday night opener, Pelissero adds. In most cases you should still skip over Cooks for your fantasy lineup. Even if he plays, Cooks would likely be at an elevated risk for re-injury, and there have already been murmurs about the Texans limiting his Week 1 role. If Cooks doesn't play, Kenny Stills would likely start in his place. Treat Stills as merely a DFS option, though, outside of deep leagues.

Texans WR Brandin Cooks (quad) is listed as questionable for Thursday night's opener against the Chiefs. He returned to a limited practice on Wednesday after missing Tuesday's workout. We'll get Cooks' game status by 7 pm ET tomorrow, but fantasy owners should try to keep him out of Week 1 lineups. Cooks' absence would boost the target projections for WRs Will Fuller, Randall Cobb and Kenny Stills.

Texans WR Brandin Cooks was held out of Tuesday's practice with a quad issue. That follows a limited practice on Monday -- after reportedly being limited throughout training camp. Cooks' availability for Thursday night's opener vs. the Chiefs is now murky. We'll get another update on his status on Wednesday afternoon, but fantasy owners should start making different plans for Week 1 lineups.

 
 
 

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