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Brandin Cooks | Wide Receiver | #10

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (23) / 9/25/1993
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 189
College: Oregon State
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (20) / NO
Contract: view contract details

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Brandin Cooks caught just 2-of-8 targets for 13 yards in the Saints' Week 3 loss to the Falcons on Monday night.
He was targeted just once after halftime. Even without Willie Snead (toe) in the lineup, Cooks was mostly a non-factor, drawing a lot of Pro Bowl CB Desmond Trufant's coverage. It freed up Coby Fleener (7-109-1) and rookie Michael Thomas (7-71-1) to do a ton of damage in the middle of the field. Cooks will draw another tough matchup with Chargers CB Jason Verrett in Week 4. Sep 27 - 12:28 AM

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Brandin Cooks delivered seven catches for 69 yards on nine targets Sunday in the Saints' Week 2 loss to the Giants.

Cooks was bottled up for 10 yards in the first half as the Saints sleepwalked to a 7-3 halftime deficit. He was more active in the second half but it was still a pretty pedestrian day by Cooks standards. He led the Saints in targets, so at least he can hang his hat on another steady workload. One so-so week isn’t going to ruin Cooks’ season. He’s still one of the better young wide receivers in football and a safe WR2 play against the Falcons in Week 3.
Sep 18 - 5:35 PM

Brandin Cooks caught 6-of-9 targets for 143 yards and two touchdowns in New Orleans' Week 1 loss to the Raiders.

He added an 11-yard rush. Cooks drew three early red zone targets, turning one of them into a 15-yard touchdown. His second score was much more notable. Cooks simply ran by high-dollar Raiders CB Sean Smith, catching a perfect ball from Drew Brees before hitting the jets for a 98-yard score. It was the longest touchdown in Saints history. Cooks' nine targets were tied with Willie Snead for the team lead. Cooks will be on the WR1/2 borderline for next week's trip to New York to face the Giants.
Sep 11 - 5:05 PM

Brandin Cooks caught his lone target for 10 yards in the Saints' third preseason game.

It was a quick night for Cooks, who took a seat early in the game after Willie Snead (4-58-1) dominated. Cooks remains the heavy favorite for targets, catches, and receiving yards in New Orleans' pass-catcher corps. He deserves to be drafted as a fringe WR1 and offers top-ten upside at wide receiver.
Aug 26 - 10:45 PM

Brandin Cooks will not play against the Texans Saturday night.

Willie Snead will also sit out. Cooks missed a practice earlier this week, but he is not thought to be dealing with a serious injury. With Snead and Cooks out, rookie Michael Thomas should see plenty of snaps with the first-team offense.
Aug 20 - 7:24 PM

Per ESPN Saints reporter Mike Triplett, Brandin Cooks "looks ready to explode" this season.

After a really slow start to last season, Cooks went nuts over the final nine games, catching eight touchdowns and topping 70 yards in six of those contests. Entering his third season, Cooks is still just 22 years old with plenty of room for growth. There's competition for targets in New Orleans, but playing half his games on the Superdome turf, Cooks is a good bet to finish with WR1 stats.
Jul 20 - 1:17 PM

The New Orleans Advocate's Nick Underhill believes Brandin Cooks' floor is 1,200 receiving yards.

That would represent a career high for the third-year receiver, who notched 1,138 yards and nine scores last season. 1,200 yards is certainly doable if Cooks takes on an even bigger role, but with Coby Fleener and Michael Thomas joining over the offseason, it is not a given he betters his 19.3-percent target share from a season ago. Even so, Cooks is a high-end WR2 with upside for more.
Jul 12 - 12:45 PM

Brandin Cooks caught 5-of-6 targets for 22 yards in the Saints' Week 17 win over the Falcons.

After getting off to a slow start, Cooks finishes his sophomore campaign to the tune of an 84/1,138/9 line. He added eight rushes for 18 yards. Cooks took off once he was unleashed down the field instead of being pigeonholed into a Randall Cobb-type role. His 13.5 yards per catch was a full three yards higher than his rookie campaign. Cooks probably lacks a WR1 ceiling, but there's every reason to believe he'll be a productive WR2 for Drew Brees in 2016.
Jan 3 - 5:05 PM

Brandin Cooks caught 5-of-7 targets for 123 yards and a touchdown in the Saints' Week 16 win over the Jaguars, adding four rushes for 10 additional yards.

Cooks' score was a 71-yarder in the first quarter where he clownsuited converted quarterback Nick Marshall. The 100-yard day was his third in four games, and fourth of the season. Cooks has come on strong as a sophomore, and is looking every bit worth the No. 20 overall pick of last year's draft. He'll be a top-15 option for Week 17 against the Falcons.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 08:06:00 PM

Brandin Cooks absorbed 10-of-13 targets for 124 yards and a touchdown in the Saints' Week 15 loss to the Lions.

Cooks snared what would have been a 29-yard touchdown late in the first half but replay showed he was down at the one-yard line. Somehow the Saints managed not to score on that sequence. He found the end zone later on a 27-yard dart from Drew Brees. Cooks was Brees’ go-to receiver in the second half with 85 yards on seven catches. Cooks is seven yards away from his first 1,000-yard season. He’ll be a WR2 against Jacksonville in Week 16.
Tue, Dec 22, 2015 12:38:00 AM

Brandin Cooks snared three of five targets for 29 yards in the Saints' Week 14 win over the Buccaneers.

Cooks grabbed headlines this week after his bizarre non-concussion. His health wasn’t an issue Sunday but his workload was. The five targets he saw were his fewest since Week 6 against the Falcons. He was only targeted once after halftime as the Saints tried to kill clock by going to the running game. Consider Cooks a back-end WR2 for next week’s matchup against Detroit.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 05:14:00 PM

Updating an earlier report, Brandin Cooks never suffered a concussion.

According to beat writer Nick Underhill, Cooks felt symptoms but never had an actual concussion. It's good that teams are erring on the side of caution after the Case Keenum debacle a few weeks ago. Cooks is ready to roll as a locked-and-loaded WR2 against Tampa Bay.
Fri, Dec 11, 2015 04:23:00 PM

Brandin Cooks has passed the league's concussion protocol and is probable for Week 14 against the Buccaneers.

Cooks began showing symptoms on Wednesday and was put through the league's protocol as a precaution. It sounds like Cooks may not have actually suffered a concussion. Either way, it looks like he'll be fine for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay. He's developed into an every-week WR2 in fantasy.
Fri, Dec 11, 2015 02:33:00 PM

Brandin Cooks (concussion) was present for the part of practice open to the media on Friday.

This is truly baffling. Thursday we heard Cooks had suffered a concussion. With the league's new protocol in place, it's almost impossible for someone to get cleared in 24 hours, but it appears Cooks was able to do just that. Perhaps he never actually suffered a concussion. It will be interesting to see how Cooks is listed on Friday's injury report. Willie Snead and Ben Watson would both see a boost if Cooks can't play Sunday against Tampa Bay.
Fri, Dec 11, 2015 02:07:00 PM

Brandin Cooks has been added to the Saints' injury report with a concussion, and missed Thursday's practice.

It's unclear if Cooks was concussed on Wednesday or Thursday, but either way, he's now all but certain to miss Sunday's game against the Bucs. It further downgrades Drew Brees on the road, and leaves fantasy owners in a lurch for the first week of the playoffs. Barring a surprise Cooks clearance, Brandon Coleman and Marques Colston will fight for scraps behind Willie Snead. Ben Watson receives an upgrade.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 05:21:00 PM

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QB1Drew Brees
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2Tim Hightower
3Travaris Cadet
4Daniel Lasco
5Marcus Murphy
GLB1Mark Ingram
2Tim Hightower
3RB1Mark Ingram
2Tim Hightower
FB1John Kuhn
WR11Brandin Cooks
2Brandon Coleman
3Tommylee Lewis
WR21Willie Snead
2Michael Thomas
WR31Michael Thomas
TE1Coby Fleener
2Josh Hill
3Chris Manhertz
LT1Terron Armstead
LG1Tim Lelito
2Senio Kelemete
C1Max Unger
RG1Andrus Peat
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3Jahri Evans
RT1Zach Strief
2Landon Turner
K1Wil Lutz