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Brandin Cooks
Bye: 6
Experience: 8 Yr(s)
Age: 29.3
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

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Brandin Cooks's 2022 Projections & Outlook


#29 Wide Receiver

137.4 Projected Points

ADP Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs 100 Fum
Not Available 87.6 1027.8 6.1 2.6 1

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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

2:00pm EST 1/7/23

Cooks nearly done in Houston?

According to Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 TV in Houston, the "standing trade request" by Texans WR Brandin Cooks "is expected to be worked on and, in all likelihood, accommodated this offseason." Such a move certainly wouldn't come as a surprise after the way this season played out between the team and the wideout. Cooks added that he, his agent and GM Nick Caserio "have a good working relationship." The Texans don't appear likely to give Cooks away for less than they believe he's worth. And he still has 2 years left on his contract. The coming season carries a particularly large dead-cap number ($34.2 million) should Cooks move on. So there remains little motivation on the team side to make a move, other than to pacify the player. It's tough to judge how much Cooks has left off this season, which has found him post a career-worst 6.8 yards per target. In addition to his conflict with team management, Cooks has dealt with injuries and poor QB play. He'll still be 29 until next September, though. And the dip in production plus uncertainty with his future should mean a low price on the dynasty trade market this offseason. We wouldn't mind taking a run at the perennially productive vet. Given his big salary and advanced age, we'd bet that a team acquiring Cooks is likely to be a contender with a quality QB. See where Cooks sits in our dynasty rankings.

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Texans WRs Brandin Cooks (calf) and Chris Moore (elbow) are active for today’s game vs. the Titans. They figure to operate as Houston’s top 2 WRs in this plus matchup. See where Cooks and Moore sit in the Week 16 WR Rankings.

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Texans WR Brandin Cooks (calf) is expected to play vs. the Titans today, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Cooks is listed as questionable but put in full practices on Wednesday and Thursday. We're not expecting the calf to be an issue today, but Cooks' iffy standing with the team and Houston's general ineptitude leave him as a shaky fantasy play.

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The Texans have placed WR Nico Collins on IR for his foot injury, ending his season. That should continue the elevated role for WR Chris Moore, though he's questionable for Saturday's game against the Titans with a foot injury that limited his practice all week. WR Brandin Cooks (calf) is also questionable, despite putting in full practices Wednesday and Thursday.

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Texans WR Nico Collins (foot) has been ruled out for Week 16's contest vs. the Titans. His teammates, Brandin Cooks (calf) and Chris Moore (elbow), are officially listed as questionable. Cooks managed to practice in full on Wednesday and Thursday while Moore was limited all week. Both Cooks and Moore carry flex-worthy appeal should they be able to suit up. The Titans' defense is the friendliest matchup for WRs in adjusted fantasy points allowed. That doesn't make the Texans' offense good all of a sudden but it does help.

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Brandin Cooks, WR HOU
Dynasty MVP 94.3
Position Rank #69 WR
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