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Brandin Cooks | Wide Receiver | #12

Team: Los Angeles Rams
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/25/1993
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 183
College: Oregon State
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (20) / NO
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Brandin Cooks caught 2-of-6 targets for 53 yards in the Rams' Week 6 win over the Broncos.
Cooks caught a 44-yard pass on the Rams' third play from scrimmage and went into witness protection thereafter. The Rams' passing attack never really got in gear as it dealt with injury to Cooper Kupp and watched Todd Gurley go bonkers on the ground. Cooks should bounce back as a high-end WR2 for Week 7 against the 49ers. Oct 14 - 7:39 PM

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Brandin Cooks (concussion) is active for Week 6 against the Broncos.

As is Cooper Kupp (concussion). After it initially looked like they might be short-handed on offense, the Rams will be full strength as they play in a blustery Denver. Inactive for the Rams are K Greg Zuerlein, DB Darious Williams, RB John Kelly, OLB Trevon Young, C Brian Allen, DT Sebastian Joseph-Day and DT Tanzel Smart.
Oct 14 - 2:37 PM

Brandin Cooks (concussion) and Cooper Kupp (concussion) will both play in Week 6 against the Broncos.

Cooks and Kupp were both full participants in practice on Friday and were cleared Saturday morning, as expected. The Rams will have their full arsenal of weapons on hand in what projects as a sneaky shootout against the Broncos. Expect no limitations for both Kupp and Cooks.
Oct 13 - 12:10 PM

Brandin Cooks (concussion) is expected to play in Week 6 against the Broncos.

Same goes for Cooper Kupp. Both were full participants in practice Friday and are expected to be cleared from the league's protocol on Saturday. The Rams are looking good to have their full arsenal of weapons on hand in Denver.
Oct 12 - 3:43 PM

Brandin Cooks (concussion) practiced again on Thursday.

As did Cooper Kupp (concussion). Per coach Sean McVay, both will be "full" on Friday if they escape Thursday's session symptom free. That would mean they will be good to go against the Broncos. It's looking good.
Oct 11 - 4:10 PM

Brandin Cooks (concussion) was cleared for Wednesday's walkthrough.

The Rams listed him as a DNP, though he's trending in the right direction for Week 6. Cooks' concussion is more of a concern than Cooper Kupp's, but both are expected to suit up against the Broncos. Josh Reynolds is the next man up if Cooks sits.
Oct 10 - 4:49 PM

Rams coach Sean McVay is "hopeful" Brandin Cooks (concussion) will be cleared to play this week.

He said the same of Cooper Kupp, who is also dealing with a concussion. "They felt good today. They didn’t have any symptoms or things like that," McVay said. "We’ll go through the standard operating procedure, and if everything checks out...then we’re hopeful to get those guys this week." Neither player is out of the woods yet, but optimism is better than the alternative. Josh Reynolds will fill in if either player is forced to sit.
Source: therams.com
Oct 9 - 9:21 AM

Brandin Cooks exited Week 5 against the Seahawks after taking a big helmet-to-helmet hit at the end of the second quarter.

Cooks took a scary hit to the head at the end of a catch in the two-minute drill. He was down on the field for a couple minutes before walking off on his own. He was taken straight into the locker room, and it would be a shock if he returns to this game. The catch on which he was injured was called back on a penalty -- astoundingly not for the hit -- so Cooks exited the game without recording a catch.
Oct 7 - 5:53 PM

Brandin Cooks racked up seven catches for 116 yards and a touchdown on eight targets while adding a 10-yard rush Thursday in the Rams’ Week 4 victory over Minnesota.

Cooks beat the absolute pants off Trae Waynes with a sparkling 47-yard touchdown grab late in the first half on a beautifully-placed deep ball by Jared Goff, who was throwing dimes all night. The 25-year-old later clowned Xavier Rhodes for a 23-yard pickup in the fourth quarter. Cooks did cough up the football in the red zone after getting laid out by Mike Hughes, though the Rams were able to fall on it. Playing on his third team in as many years, Cooks has made a seamless transition to Sean McVay’s offense, eclipsing 80 yards in each of his four contests this season. He’ll remain a rock-solid WR2 next week when the undefeated Rams visit Seattle.
Sep 28 - 12:31 AM

Brandin Cooks caught 7-of-8 targets for 90 yards in the Rams' Week 3 win over the Chargers.

Cooks fell just one foot short of his first touchdown in a Rams uniform when he pulled in a tightly covered target across the middle. Despite not having a touchdown yet, Cooks looks very comfortable with Jared Goff and coach Sean McVay is crafting up a lot of plays to get Cooks involved. The speedster will look to find the end zone next Thursday against the Vikings as a WR2.
Sep 23 - 9:13 PM

Brandin Cooks hauled in 7-of-9 targets for 159 yards in the Rams' Week 2 win over the Cardinals.

Cooks seems to be perfectly comfortable in Los Angeles. After going for 87 yards in the season opener, he was even better in this game. He probably should have had a long touchdown, but Jared Goff underthrew him, forcing him to come back to the ball and the defender. Cooks made another big play in the fourth quarter, going high for a catch to convert a third down. The Rams should have a tougher time against the Chargers next week, but Cooks will be a top-20 option all season.
Sep 16 - 6:58 PM

Brandin Cooks hauled in 5-of-8 targets for 87 yards in the Rams' Week 1 win over the Raiders.

87 yards is a respectable line in its own right, but Cooks made an impact outside of the box score, too. The speedster got behind the defense twice, drawing two deep pass interferences that allowed the Rams' offense to cross into Oakland's territory. Cooper Kupp (9-5-52-1) and Robert Woods (9-3-37) led Los Angeles' offense with nine targets each, but Cooks' ceiling remains the highest given his explosive play-making ability.
Sep 11 - 3:53 AM

Brandin Cooks was held out of Saturday's third preseason game.

Cooks spent the summer in bubble wrap, sitting out the entire preseason. Cooks averaged 120 targets over the past three years with a floor of 114, but even with coach Sean McVay singing his praises all offseason, that volume will be hard to find in the Rams' balanced attack. Cooks is best approached as a boom-bust WR2/3 than the borderline WR1 he produced as with Tom Brady and Drew Brees.
Aug 25 - 5:13 PM

Rams signed WR Brandin Cooks to a five-year, $80 million extension through 2023.

The deal includes a modest $20.5 million fully guaranteed. The Rams moved aggressively for Cooks after letting Sammy Watkins walk in free agency, and did not want to lose a field-stretching lid lifter for the second-straight free agency in 2019. It's a bold move considering Watkins' disappointing production with conservative Jared Goff, but the Rams spent the entire offseason talking Cooks up. Still somehow only 25 in September, Cooks is coming off three-straight 1,000-yard seasons, albeit with Drew Brees and Tom Brady at quarterback. He also has stiff target competition in Cooper Kupp, Robert Woods and Todd Gurley. Probably headed for a WR2/3 campaign in fantasy, Cooks will likely be more valuable on the real-life gridiron than virtual.
Jul 17 - 3:06 PM

NFL Network's Steve Wyche reports the Rams plan to sign contract-year WR Brandin Cooks to an extension prior to the season.

Jared Goff and Cooks have been training together this offseason and share the same agent, so perhaps there have already been discussions with Cooks' representation. He's a West Coast guy who grew up in Stockton, Cali. and played his college ball at Oregon State. Cooks won't come cheap, however, and should command around the $16 million per year Sammy Watkins got. But all signs point to the two sides hammering out a deal after the Rams gave up a first-rounder.
Apr 4 - 12:46 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Jared Goff
2Sean Mannion
3Brandon Allen
RB1Todd Gurley
2Malcolm Brown
3John Kelly
4Justin Davis
GLB1Todd Gurley
2Malcolm Brown
3RB1Todd Gurley
2Malcolm Brown
WR11Brandin Cooks
2Josh Reynolds
3Pharoh Cooper
4JoJo Natson
5KhaDarel Hodge
WR21Robert Woods
2Cooper Kupp
3Mike Thomas
WR31Cooper Kupp
TE1Tyler Higbee
2Gerald Everett
3Johnny Mundt
LT1Andrew Whitworth
2Joseph Noteboom
LG1Rodger Saffold
2Austin Blythe
C1John Sullivan
2Aaron Neary
3Brian Allen
RG1Jamon Brown
RT1Rob Havenstein
K1Greg Zuerlein
2Cairo Santos