The staff members at Footballguys are full of opinions. In a Faceoff, we allow two members to voice their opinions on a specific player. One picked the high side, and the other took the low side.
High Side: Jason Wood
Brandin Cooks is going to be a key piece on a lot of championship rosters. In spite of ranking 12th and 8th in the last two seasons, Cooks is being discounted by too many analysts thanks to his move from New Orleans to New England. The argument against Cooks is that New England plays no favorites and will not give him the targets required to be a fantasy WR1. That’s a puzzling argument considering Cooks only had 129 and 117 targets over the last two seasons. In 2015, Cooks was the 19th most targeted receiver and finished WR12. In 2016, Cooks was the 24th most targeted receiver and finished WR8. He’s incredibly efficient and doesn’t need 150+ targets to be a top fantasy asset.