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Brandin Cooks | Wide Receiver | #14

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (24) / 9/25/1993
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 189
College: Oregon State
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (20) / NO
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Brandin Cooks caught 6-of-8 targets for 100 yards in the Patriots' AFC Championship Game victory over the Jaguars.
Cooks also drew 68 yards on pass interference penalties. The 100-yard game was just his third as a Pat. With Rob Gronkowski going down in the first half with a concussion, Cooks stepped up as the downfield threat the Pats desperately needed. Cooks will have a tough assignment whomever wins the NFC Championship Game, though Minnesota is a degree more daunting on the back end than Philadelphia. Jan 21 - 6:36 PM

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Brandin Cooks caught 3-of-9 targets for 32 yards in the Patriots' Divisional Round win over the Titans.

The Titans felt confident enough in rookie Adoree Jackson to assign him to Cooks in shadow coverage. Cooks ran by Jackson on a second-quarter bomb, but Tom Brady’s throw was just beyond Cooks’ fingertips, and Jackson arguably got away with a push that could have been flagged for defensive pass interference. Ultimately, this wasn’t a great matchup for Cooks against a Titans defense that did well all season to limit big plays. He’ll get a better draw in the AFC Championship game if the Steelers beat the Jaguars on Sunday afternoon.
Jan 13 - 11:58 PM

Brandin Cooks caught 5-of-11 targets for 79 yards and a touchdown while rushing three times for eight yards in Sunday's Week 17 win over the Jets.

Cooks led the team with 11 targets, which matched a season-high. He and Brady failed to connect on multiple vertical shots all afternoon, but managed to hit on a 37-yard toss in the second half to boost his yardage. Cooks also drew a long 39-yard pass interference penalty that set up his own 5-yard touchdown in the second quarter for his seventh receiving touchdown on the season. Cooks and the Patriots have a first-round bye to open the playoffs.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 04:04:00 PM

Brandin Cooks hauled in 2-of-5 targets for 19 yards in the Patriots' Week 16 win over the Bills.

With Tom Brady struggling, Cooks did not get much of a chance to shine early. The quarterback overthrew him when he was wide-open deep down the sideline in the second quarter, and he underthrew Cooks deep down the middle a few plays later. He did draw a pass interference on the second missed connection, his biggest contribution of the first half. He finally got on the board with a 14-yard grab early in the third quarter, and he added another short gain later in the half. Still, this was a very disappointing outing in a game Chris Hogan did not play. Cooks will look to finish his season on a high note next week against the Jets assuming the Patriots still have something to play for.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 04:20:00 PM

Brandin Cooks hauled in 4-of-7 targets for 60 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' Week 15 win over the Steelers.

Cooks started the game out with a bang, getting open for a 43-yard gain on the opening drive to set up a touchdown. The receiver got into the end zone himself from four-yards out in the third quarter, but he mostly took a back seat to a rampaging Rob Gronkowski in the second half. Still, 60 yards and a score is a quality outing considering Cooks' stat lines the previous two games. The big-play threat will remain on the WR1 borderline next week against Buffalo.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 08:13:00 PM

Brandin Cooks caught 1-of-7 targets for 38 yards in the Patriots' Week 14 loss to the Dolphins.

Cooks had a horrible game and was shut down by CB Xavien Howard. Howard intercepted two passes intended for Cooks and had multiple key pass break-ups. Cooks struggles to run crisp routes at times and it was put on display tonight. He didn't catch a pass until late in the game on a corner route against zone coverage. He has a plus matchup against Pittsburgh in Week 15 and should be started despite this week's dud.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 01:47:00 AM

Brandin Cooks caught 2-of-3 targets for 17 yards in the Patriots' Week 13 win over the Bills.

Although Cooks added a five-yard rush, it was by far his quietest game in a Patriots uniform. He entered Week 13 having gone at least 6/70 in three straight games. The volume simply wasn't there as the Pats went run- and Gronk heavy. Cooks should bounce back in a big way against the Dolphins' nonexistent defense in Week 14.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 05:01:00 PM

Brandin Cooks caught 6-of-7 targets for 83 yards and a touchdown and rushed once for 11 yards in the Patriots' Week 12 win over the Dolphins.

Everyone got into the action in New England's blowout win. Cooks was among them, getting wide open for intermediate gains and taking a forward shovel pass from Tom Brady into the end zone from close in for his score. Cooks has been a monster with Chris Hogan (shoulder) on the shelf. There have been no indications Hogan will remain for Week 13 against Buffalo.
Sun, Nov 26, 2017 04:55:00 PM

Brandin Cooks hauled in 6-of-9 targets for 149 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' Week 11 win over the Raiders.

Cooks baptized the Raiders when he faced them as a member of the Saints last year, and he apparently felt they needed another sermon today. He ran by two defenders for a 52-yard catch in the second quarter, and he cooked rookie DB Obi Melifonwu for about as easy a 64-yard touchdown as possible. The only thing which kept Cooks from an even bigger day was the scoreline. With the Dolphins up next, Cooks should keep things going next week.
Sun, Nov 19, 2017 07:35:00 PM

Brandin Cooks corralled six-of-11 targets for 74 yards Sunday in the Patriots’ Week 10 win over the Broncos.

Cooks was held in check during the first half but the floodgates opened for him later on as he recorded five catches for 67 yards after halftime. He saw a heavy dose of Aqib Talib on Sunday, but obviously that didn’t stop Tom Brady from targeting him. Cooks chewed up 25 yards on a play-action pass from Brady in the third quarter, then put a bow on his outing with a 27-yard pickup during garbage time. This was probably the best fantasy owners could have hoped for with Cooks battling shutdown corner Aqib Talib on Sunday. He'll have a chance to do some damage next week against a burnable Raiders secondary.
Mon, Nov 13, 2017 12:30:00 AM

Brandin Cooks caught 5-of-8 targets for 26 yards in Sunday's Week 8 win over the Chargers.

The 26 yards were a season-low for Cooks, who had to contend with Casey Hayward on the perimeter all afternoon. Halfway through the season, Cooks leads the Patriots with 563 receiving yards on 33 receptions with three touchdowns, which are on pace for his lowest totals across the board since his rookie season in 2014. Cooks will remain a boom/bust WR2 when the Patriots return from a bye next week.
Sun, Oct 29, 2017 05:02:00 PM

Brandin Cooks caught 4-of-5 targets for 65 yards and a touchdown in Week 7 against the Falcons.

Cooks scored on an 11-yard shuffle pass in second quarter. He's now gone over 60 yards in three straight games, but it's his first touchdown since Week 3. Cooks will be a WR2 for Week 8 against the Chargers.
Mon, Oct 23, 2017 12:04:00 AM

Brandin Cooks snagged six catches for 93 yards on nine targets Sunday in the Patriots’ Week 6 win over the Jets.

Now that’s more like it. Cooks didn’t visit the end zone on Sunday, but he still had a nice day for himself. It started inauspiciously with a bad drop in the first quarter but Cooks soon made his presence felt by reeling in an impossible 42-yard catch against Morris Claiborne. That set up a two-yard touchdown by Rob Gronkowski two plays later. Cooks stayed hot by absorbing all three of his targets for 41 yards in the second half. Sunday extended Cooks’ touchdown drought to three games, though he’s averaged a respectable 72 yards over that stretch. He gets the Falcons next week on Sunday Night Football.
Sun, Oct 15, 2017 05:54:00 PM

Brandin Cooks caught 5-of-8 targets for 85 yards in the Patriots' Week 5 win over the Bucs.

The 85-yard effort was Cooks' third in five games as a Patriot. It still could have been bigger, as one of Cooks' missed connections was a third down drop. Fantasy owners are understandably frustrated Cooks has yet to explode, but it's hard to complain about his usage. He's drawing plenty of looks down the field. It just hasn't resulted in a long score yet. It's coming, perhaps in Week 6 against the Jets.
Fri, Oct 6, 2017 12:04:00 AM

Brandin Cooks caught 3-of-6 for 38 yards in the Patriots' Week 4 loss to the Panthers.

It was a quiet day that would have been much bigger had Tom Brady not missed Cooks on what should have been a 31-yard touchdown on the Pats' opening drive. The Pats settled for a field goal in what ended up being a three-point loss. Another one of Cooks' missed connections was a drop. Boom/bust so far in 2017, Cooks will remain on the WR1/2 borderline for next week's juicy matchup with the Bucs.
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 04:50:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Tom Brady
2Brian Hoyer
RB1Dion Lewis
2Rex Burkhead
3James White
4Mike Gillislee
5Brandon Bolden
GLB1Dion Lewis
2Rex Burkhead
3RB1Rex Burkhead
2James White
FB1James Develin
WR11Brandin Cooks
2Danny Amendola
3Matthew Slater
WR21Chris Hogan
2Phillip Dorsett
3Malcolm Mitchell
WR31Danny Amendola
TE1Rob Gronkowski
2Dwayne Allen
3Jacob Hollister
LT1Nate Solder
2LaAdrian Waddle
LG1Joe Thuney
2Cole Croston
C1David Andrews
RG1Shaq Mason
2Ted Karras
RT1Cameron Fleming
K1Stephen Gostkowski