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Brandin Cooks | Wide Receiver | #10

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (22) / 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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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

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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

Brandin Cooks caught 6-of-10 targets for 104 yards and a touchdown in New Orleans' Week 13 loss to the Panthers.

Cooks had to deal with Josh Norman's shadow for much of the proceedings, but got freed for a 54-yard touchdown in the third quarter. The Saints motioned Cooks away from Norman and ran play action. The Panthers audibled to a zone and let Cooks run right through it. The sophomore wideout is now on pace for 81/1,120/9. He'll be an upside WR2 against the Bucs in Week 14.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 08:27:00 PM

Brandin Cooks caught 5-of-8 targets for 35 yards in New Orleans' Week 12 loss to the Texans.

The yards were Cooks' second fewest of the season. With Drew Brees under constant pressure, the Saints' passing attack could never get in sync. One of Cooks' missed connections was an interception where Kareem Jackson ran Cooks' route better than he did. With Josh Norman and the Panthers looming for Week 13, Cooks will be on the RB2/3 borderline.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 04:55:00 PM

Brandin Cooks caught 5-of-8 targets for 98 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's Week 10 loss to Washington.

Cooks did all his damage in the first half, scoring both his touchdowns and 79 of his yards. He was targeted four times in the second half. Cooks was the only receiver getting open with Willie Snead not fully healthy. He's now managed at least 70 yards or a touchdown in four straight games. Cooks will be on the WR2 map when the Saints come out of their bye in Week 12.
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 05:13:00 PM

Brandin Cooks secured 4-of-6 targets for 73 yards and a touchdown in the Saints' Week 9 loss to the Titans.

Cooks did little outside of his 38-yard touchdown. His six targets were more than Ben Watson (5), but still behind Willie Snead (10). After getting off to a slow start, Cooks has at least 70 yards or a touchdown in three straight games. Cooks will be a high-upside WR3 for Week 10.
Sun, Nov 8, 2015 05:34:00 PM

Brandin Cooks caught 6-of-8 targets for 88 yards and two touchdowns in New Orleans' Week 8 win over the Giants.

With Drew Brees going absolutely bonkers, Cooks had one of the best games of his young career, scoring on catches of 26 and 21 yards. With half the season in the books, Cooks is quietly on pace for 82/1.064/6. That's still under Cooks' preseason expectations, but it's not as if the sophomore has completely disappeared. He's a weekly WR3 with increasing upside.
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 06:21:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Drew Brees
2Luke McCown
3Garrett Grayson
RB1Mark Ingram
2Tim Hightower
3C.J. Spiller
4Travaris Cadet
5Marcus Murphy
GLB1Mark Ingram
2Tim Hightower
3RB1Mark Ingram
2Tim Hightower
FB1Austin Johnson
2Sione Houma
WR11Brandin Cooks
2Brandon Coleman
3Kyle Prater
4Jared Dangerfield
5Hakeem Nicks
WR21Willie Snead
2Michael Thomas
3R.J. Harris
4Reggie Bell
5Tommylee Lewis
WR31Michael Thomas
TE1Coby Fleener
2Josh Hill
3Michael Hoomanawanui
4Chris Manhertz
5Garrett Griffin
LT1Terron Armstead
2Tyrus Thompson
LG1Tim Lelito
2Senio Kelemete
3Landon Turner
4Kaleb Eulls
C1Max Unger
2Marcus Henry
3Jack Allen
RG1Andrus Peat
2Cyril Lemon
3Ryker Mathews
4Landon Turner
RT1Zach Strief
2Joseph Cheek
3Avery Young
K1Kai Forbath
2Connor Barth