Brandin Cooks Fantasy Football News 2019

Rams WR Brandin Cooks has cleared the concussion protocol, according to ESPN's Lindsey Thiry. Barring a setback, Cooks will play against the Ravens on Monday night. Consider him a WR3 in that tough matchup.

Rams WR Brandin Cooks (concussion) is expected to return for Monday night's game against the Ravens, HC Sean McVay said. Cooks has been out since sustaining the 4th documented concussion of his career and his 2nd this year back in Week 8. He averaged 6.3 targets, 3.9 catches and 57 yards across the first 7 games of the season. We'll track his status throughout the week.

Rams WR Brandin Cooks (concussion) is out for Sunday night's game against the Bears. He returned to a limited practice last Friday, but this early rule-out suggests he's not close to gaining full clearance. With Cooks sidelined last week, WR Josh Reynolds played 95% of the Rams' offensive snaps and saw 5 targets.

Rams WR Brandin Cooks (concussion) returned to a limited practice on Friday. “Part of the advice is just keep a normal rhythm and routine for him, staying active, avoiding some of those collision-type things," HC Sean McVay said. "This has been part of the advice that wanted to follow, and it’s part of the plan to hopefully getting him back on the field.” Cooks is out for Sunday's game against the Steelers but seemingly has a shot to be cleared for Week 11.

Rams WR Brandin Cooks (concussion) is out for Sunday's game against the Steelers. He's likely looking at an extended absence after sustaining the 4th documented concussion of his career and 2nd this year. Josh Reynolds will step in as Los Angeles' #3 WR for however long Cooks is out. In 8 games in which he's played 80+% of the offensive snaps over the past 2 seasons, Reynolds has averaged 6.6 targets, 3.4 catches, 49.3 yards and .75 TDs.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that Rams WR Brandin Cooks' visit with a concussion specialist was "positive." His latest concussion won't "necessitate a long-term recovery," but the team will remain cautious with its star WR. We'd still consider Cooks unlikely to play next week, but it at least sounds like he'll be back this season.

Rams WR Brandin Cooks is visiting a concussion specialist in Pittsburgh this week, HC Sean McVay said. Cooks suffered his 4th documented concussion and his 2nd in the past month in Sunday's win over the Bengals. “I think we are just taking it a day at a time,” McVay said. “At least try to get some information to Brandin and then, we can make a decision that is best for him. Anytime that you have something like this occur, you want to consider the human being first and foremost, and that’s what we are going to do, take our time. No question, it will be something that we are going to be smart with." Cooks is likely looking at an extended absence here. Josh Reynolds will step in as Los Angeles' #3 WR and is worth an add in deeper fantasy leagues.

Rams WR Brandin Cooks exited in the 1st quarter of Sunday's game against the Bengals to get checked for a concussion. We'll update his status when we learn more.

Update: Cooks has been diagnosed with a concussion and is done for the day.

Rams WR Brandin Cooks (concussion) isn't listed on the final Week 6 injury report. He's passed through the protocol and will play against the 49ers on Sunday. Consider Cooks a WR2 with upside for that one.

Rams HC Sean McVay said WR Brandin Cooks (concussion) was "feeling good" after practicing on Wednesday. He's reportedly no longer experiencing concussion symptoms. While he hasn't cleared the protocol yet, it sounds like Cooks has a good shot to play against the 49ers this weekend.

Rams WR Brandin Cooks (concussion) got in a limited practice on Wednesday. That means he's made some progress through the protocol. Cooks still has multiple stages to pass through but has a shot to get cleared for Sunday's showdown with the 49ers.

Rams WR Brandin Cooks left in the 4th quarter of Thursday night's game against the Seahawks to get checked for a concussion and didn't return. We haven't yet seen confirmation that Cooks was concussed, but it looked like he was briefly knocked out on the field. We'll look for updates on his status. Cooks has 10 days to get cleared for Week 5's meeting with the 49ers. His absence would elevate WR Josh Reynolds to #3 on the depth chart.

The Rams have listed WR Cooper Kupp (knee) as doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Packers. He didn’t practice all week and isn’t expected to play. That’ll again leave Robert Woods, Brandin Cooks and Josh Reynolds as Los Angeles’ top 3 WRs.

Rams WRs Brandin Cooks and Cooper Kupp are active for today’s game against the Broncos after sustaining concussions last week.Both guys should play their usual roles today and are strong fantasy options.

The forecast for today's Rams-Broncos game calls for 1-3 inches of snow and temperatures in the 20s. It sounds like much of the snow will come before kickoff, though, and winds will be just 5-10 mph. We're not altering our projections for this game.

Rams WRs Brandin Cooks and Cooper Kupp have cleared the concussion protocol and will play vs. the Broncos on Sunday, the team announced. Both guys are WR2s with upside against a struggling defense.

Rams WRs Brandin Cooks and Cooper Kupp put in full practices on Friday. HC Sean McVay said that both guys are expected to receive full clearance from their concussions on Saturday. We'll continue to monitor this situation, but Cooks and Kupp can both be penciled into fantasy lineups for now against a struggling Broncos pass defense.

Rams HC Sean McVay said Thursday that WRs Brandin Cooks and Cooper Kupp have been cleared for individual drills. The team is hoping they'll progress to full practices on Friday. “Things are looking good," McVay said. Concussions are unpredictable, but both guys certainly have a shot to be ready for this weekend's game against the Broncos. Check back tomorrow for another update.

Rams WRs Brandin Cooks and Cooper Kupp took part in Wednesday's walkthrough, according to insider Rich Hammond. Both guys remain in the concussion protocol, but HC Sean McVay said he "feels good" about their chances of being cleared in time for Sunday's game against the Broncos. We'll get another update on their progress tomorrow.

Rams HC Sean McVay said Monday that he's "hopeful" that WRs Brandin Cooks and Cooper Kupp will be cleared from their concussions for this weekend's game against the Broncos. “They felt good today. They didn’t have any symptoms or things like that,” McVay said. “We’ll go through the standard operating procedure, and if everything checks out — with our guys and with the doctors that are part of that process — then we’re hopeful to get those guys this week, get them back for this game this week.” We'll keep an eye on Cooks and Kupp's progress this week. Josh Reynolds and KhaDarel Hodge are next in line if either or both of those guys can't play on Sunday.

 
 
 

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