WR Brandin Cooks - Los Angeles Rams
|5-10, 189||Born: 9-25-1993||College: Oregon State||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2014|
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Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Brandin Cooks's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 8 vs CIN (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Cooks sustained a concussion on an early first-quarter slant route. He dropped the ball post-hit for an incompletion. He left the field for evaluation and did not return. Cooks has additional time to be cleared with the Rams' Week 9 bye up next.
2019 Week 7 vs ATL (7 / 4 / 59 / 0 rec)
The even distribution of targets for the Rams wide receivers led to a trio of solid but unspectacular performances in the blowout win over the Falcons. Cooks turned a quick hitch reception into nearly 15 yards with his after-the-catch acumen and had two other chunk gains on deep crossing and in-cut routes. Cooks' big play opportunity was missed by a poor throw from Jared Goff on a deep target where Cooks separated from the defense. Cooks' scoreless streak has extended to five games, spanning 22 receptions with the exploitable Cincinnati secondary up next.
2019 Week 6 vs SF (3 / 3 / 18 / 0 rec, 2 / 14 / 0 rush)
Cooks saw a paltry three targets against the 49ers, his low-water mark on the season and the fourth straight game without a touchdown. Cooks was as involved as a runner with two solid gains on end around rushes as he was a receiver. Cooks' noteworthy reception was a screen pass as the Rams struggled to establish any intermediate or downfield presence against the 49ers' stingy defense. The Falcons and Bengals offer get-well matchups over the next two weeks for Cooks as he has a single touchdown on 23 catches this season as a quality touchdown regression candidate.
2019 Week 5 vs SEA (3 / 1 / 29 / 0 rec, 1 / 27 / 0 rush)
Cooks took a big hit to the turf following a contested sideline reception early in the fourth quarter, ending his game with a concussion. Cooks was a minimal part of the offense despite playing more than three quarters with a mere three targets (the Rams threw a robust 49 times in the game) and only one target until midway through the third quarter. Cooks showed his acceleration on an end around rush for 27 yards. Cooks two other targets included a long bomb into tight coverage and coming wide open on a deep in-cut route, which Jared Goff missed with a woefully short pass. Cooks' status for Week 6 will be up in the air and Josh Reynolds is the next man up in the wide receiver rotation to see an uptick of snaps if Cooks is out.
2019 Week 4 vs TB (9 / 6 / 71 / 0 rec)
Despite the huge passing game pie for the Rams against Tampa Bay (more than 500 yards and 68 passes), Cooks had a comparatively tepid game with only nine targets and 71 yards. Cooks had a long touchdown opportunity, coming wide open on a post route, but Jared Goff missed the speedster with one of his inaccurate throws on the game. Cooks logged a drop and had a reception called back, preventing a push for a 100-yard effort.
2019 Week 3 vs CLE (12 / 8 / 112 / 0 rec, 1 / 8 / 0 rush)
Cooks saw more targets in Week 3 than the first two games combined. Cooks' deep in-cuts and out-cuts were consistently open against Cleveland as half of his receptions game on the same two routes. Cooks did not see much opportunity for after-the-catch yardage and did log a drop amidst his 12 targets. Cooks is on pace for a similar season to 2018 through three games in 2019.
2019 Week 2 vs NO (4 / 3 / 74 / 1 rec, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)
Despite a mere four targets against the Saints, Cooks bounced back from a sluggish Week 1 outing. Cooks was on the receiving end of two of Jared Goff's best throws in the game, a drop-in-the-bucket deep ball on third-and-down and a laser goal-line touchdown amidst several defenders with a slant route. Cooks dropped a deep crossing route target, his lone missed opportunity in the game. Cooks' target volume has been a concern through two weeks (10 total) but he is on the right track after finding the connection with Goff in Week 2.
2019 Week 1 vs CAR (6 / 2 / 39 / 0 rec)
Cooks performance had potential against the Panthers, but Jared Goff overthrew the speedy receiver on a long target to siphon one big-play opportunity and Cooks drew a defensive pass interference penalty beyond the box score on another downfield attempt. Cooks' receptions both came in the second half of a subpar overall performance by the Rams passing game and Cooks was third on the team in targets to Robert Woods and a back-from-injury Cooper Kupp.
Latest NewsRams | Week 11 Los Angeles Rams inactives (Sun Nov 17, 06:58 PM) - The Los Angeles Rams have declared WR Robert Woods, DB Jake Gervase, OG Jamil Demby, CB Darious Williams, WR Brandin Cooks, DL Greg Gaines and OT Rob Havenstein inactive for Week 11. Our View: Woods has a personal issue. Josh Reynolds and Gerald Everett could be more frequent targets in this one. Demarcus Robinson and Mecole Hardman would be emergency plays from tomorrow night's game, or Reynolds, or Taylor Gabriel or Anthony Miller from tonight's game.
link to story Rams | Week 11 injury report for Rams (Fri Nov 15, 07:22 PM) - Los Angeles Rams OT Rob Havenstein (knee) and CB Darious Williams (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 15, and have been ruled out for Week 11. WR Brandin Cooks (concussion) was limited during practice but has been ruled out. TE Tyler Higbee (knee) and TE Johnny Mundt (groin) were limited during practice and are listed as questionable. OG Austin Blythe (illness) and WR Cooper Kupp (illness) did not practice but are not on the injury report. link to story Rams | Thursday practice report for Rams (Thu Nov 14, 08:41 PM) - Los Angeles Rams OT Rob Havenstein (knee), TE Tyler Higbee (knee) and CB Darious Williams (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 14. WR Brandin Cooks (concussion) and TE Johnny Mundt (groin) were limited during practice. link to story Rams | Wednesday practice report for LAR (Wed Nov 13, 08:14 PM) - Los Angeles Rams OT Rob Havenstein (knee), TE Tyler Higbee (knee) and CB Darious Williams (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 13. WR Brandin Cooks (concussion) was limited during practice. link to story Rams | Brandin Cooks to miss another game (Mon Nov 11, 08:26 PM) - Los Angeles Rams WR Brandin Cooks (concussion) will not be able to play in the Week 11 game. link to story More News
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