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Basic StatsBrandin Cooks's Basic Stats

Brandin Cooks
ADP: N/A
Bye: 6
Experience: 8 Yr(s)
Age: 29.0
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 183
40 Time: 4.33
Speed Score: 103.10
SPARQx (Rank): 132.90 (98%)
Burst Score (Rank): 121.20 (50%)
Agility Score (Rank): 10.57 (99%)
Catch Radius (Rank): 10.25 (86%)

Brandin Cooks's Weekly Outlook

Week 4 Projections
Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
5.4 65 0.4 8.9
Weekly Writeup

Rest Of Way Outlook

Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
4.5 66.1 0.4 8.8

Brandin Cooks's 2022 Projections & Outlook

Scoring

#17 Wide Receiver

149.5 Projected Points

ADP Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs 100 Fum
Not Available 89.6 1130.8 6.4 2.8 1

3D Projections DS 3D Projections

Basic StatsBrandin Cooks's Preseason Player Analysis

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What You Need to Know:

  • Cooks delivered at a discounted ADP once again in 2021 (134-90-1,037-6). He finished as a WR2 or better in 10 games.
  • Overall, Cooks finished as the WR21 in half PPR after finishing as the WR15 in 2020.
  • Despite a history of concussions, he played a full slate of games. He’s now missed only 3 games over the past 7 seasons.
  • In 9 games alongside 2022 starter Davis Mills, Cooks performed as a low-end WR1. He averaged 16.2 PPR PPG.
  • His 1.96 yards per route run ranked 12th among 37 WRs with 100+ targets. Not bad considering his QB situation.
  • Cooks signed a 2-year extension worth ~40 million in April. He’s signed through the 2024 season.
  • Houston only added primary slot WR John Metchie in the draft. And he’s coming off a December ACL tear.
  • Free agency didn’t turn up any meaningful additions at WR or TE. It’ll likely be Cooks, Nico Collins and Metchie in 3-WR sets.
  • Davis Mills returns for his 1st full season as the starter. Mills showed enough promise to believe he could at least make a jump up towards a league-average passer.
  • OC Pep Hamilton enters his 1st season in the role. He coached QBs last year, so there should be some continuity.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Cooks, still only 28, has hit 1,000 yards in 6 of his past 7 seasons.

Back for year 3 in Houston, he returns to a #1 WR role that should allow for 130+ targets. He brings WR1 upside and can be had for a WR2/WR3 price.

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Brandin Cooks, WR HOU

3:10pm EDT 9/12/22

Cooks dominates Week 1 targets

Texans WR Brandin Cooks drew 12 targets in Sunday's season opener, accounting for 32.4% of QB Davis Mills' total pass attempts. He caught 7 of those for 82 yards, including a 42-yarder. RB Rex Burkhead was the only other Texan to see more than 3 targets in the game. Chris Moore and Nico Collins tied for 2nd among wideouts with 3 apiece. Collins ran much closer to Cooks in usage, though, running a route on 78% of Mills' dropbacks. Cooks hit 92.7%, with Moore well behind at 51.2%. Cooks looks like the only usable Houston passing-game piece right now, but there's room for Collins to work his way into deeper-league contention.

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The Texans have agreed to a 2-year extension with WR Brandin Cooks. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Houston will pay Cooks just less than $20 million per season through 2024. Clearly, this means he's not going anywhere in trade (at least this offseason). Cooks finished 21st among PPR wideouts last season and is going much lower than that in early 2022 fantasy football drafts.

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The Texans fired HC David Culley and OC Tim Kelly. These guys were set up to fail with an expansion-level roster and might have actually overachieved by winning 4 games this season. GM Nick Caserio is expected to tap into the Patriots pipeline for his next HC.

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Texans WR Brandin Cooks suffered a knee injury in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's game vs. the Titans and is officially questionable to return. We'll pass along an update when we get one.

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Dynasty Overview View WR Dynasty Rankings »

Brandin Cooks, WR HOU
Dynasty MVP 114.7
Position Rank #48 WR
3yr Projection
5yr Projection
10yr Projection
427
673
673
Dynasty Write-up
Cooks is coming off career highs in targets and receptions per game, and is still heading into just his age-29 season after 8 years in the league. He'd likely sit higher on this list if the Texans' general operation weren't so ugly right now.
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