Brandin Cooks Fantasy Football News 2020

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.

The Texans have traded the 57th pick in the NFL Draft to the Rams for WR Brandin Cooks and a 4th-round pick in 2022. Cooks joins the trio of Will Fuller, Kenny Stills and Randall Cobb atop Houston's WR depth chart and should be the best bet to lead the group in targets. His departure from the Rams leaves room for WR Josh Reynolds to capture more playing time -- barring a significant WR addition in the upcoming draft. The Rams also cut Cooks' playing time in the 2nd half of last season, preferring to get more TEs on the field.

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.

 
 
 

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