WR Brandin Cooks - Houston Texans

5-10, 189Born: 9-25-1993College: Oregon StateDrafted: Round 1, pick 20 (2014)

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Summary

A March trade brought Brandin Cooks to the Texans to bolster their wide receiver unit after DeAndre Hopkins was traded to Arizona. This will be Cooks' fourth team in five years. Expectations are high for him to be Deshaun Watson's top target in 2020 thanks to a career that has seen him finish inside the top 15 four times in his six years in the league. He has topped 100 targets in four of the last five years but his production on the Rams diminished in 2019 with the presence of Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods stealing the majority of the thunder on offense. Cooks will have a chance to be the top dog in Houston, but he will likely share the limelight with Will Fuller and perhaps Randall Cobb. Cooks is a borderline WR2. If he proves to dominate the Texans in targets and receptions, he can be a solid every-week fantasy starter. (May 5)

FBG Staff Rankings

WR Redraft - 33, 13, 23, 30, 34, 34, 36, 37, 38, 43, 46
Overall Redraft - 66, 38, 59
WR Redraft PPR - 31, 14, 19, 23, 26, 30, 31, 32, 33, 33, 34, 34, 36, 37, 38, 45, 45
Overall Redraft PPR - 66, 38, 41, 59
WR Dynasty - 39, 23, 30, 35, 42, 51, 52, 55
Overall Dynasty - 79, 50, 66

Stats and Projections

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2017 NE 16 9 40 0 114 65 1082 7
2018 LAR 16 10 68 1 116 80 1204 5
2019 LAR 14 6 52 0 72 42 583 2
2020 PROJ-Dodds 14.8 4.0 * * 64.0 * * *
2020 PROJ-Henry 14.0 6.0 * * 58.0 * * *
2020 PROJ-Wood 14.0 5.0 * * 78.0 * * *
2020 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 0.0 * * 64.9 * * *
2020 PROJ-Consensus 14.6 4.3 * * 64.1 * * *

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Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36

Percentile ranks

Brandin Cooks's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 79
WR: 33
Overall-PPR: 85
WR-PPR: 34

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Latest News

Texans | Brandin Cooks confident in health (Fri Aug 7, 09:29 PM) - Houston Texans WR Brandin Cooks said he has 'zero' concerns about his concussion history. 'For me, I'm not worried at all,' said Cooks. 'If there is any hesitation or worry, I wouldn't be here right now.'

Our View: Cooks has had three known concussions over the last two seasons and five known concussions overall. He's with the Texans this year to help replace superstar WR DeAndre Hopkins. Cooks should play a ton of snaps for the Texans in 2020, providing fantasy value as a WR3 (WR31, 7.05) for Fantasy GMs this season.
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2020 Schedule

1@ Kansas City Chiefs
2vs Baltimore Ravens
3@ Pittsburgh Steelers
4vs Minnesota Vikings
5vs Jacksonville Jaguars
6@ Tennessee Titans
7vs Green Bay Packers
8--- BYE WEEK ---
9@ Jacksonville Jaguars
10@ Cleveland Browns
11vs New England Patriots
12@ Detroit Lions
13vs Indianapolis Colts
14@ Chicago Bears
15@ Indianapolis Colts
16vs Cincinnati Bengals
17vs Tennessee Titans