Brandin CooksNew Orleans Saints
Ht: 5-9 | Wt: 189
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|Saints | Brandin Cooks mostly contained|
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:48:45 -0700
New Orleans Saints WR Brandin Cooks was targeted eight times in the Week 3 game against the Atlanta Falcons Monday, Sept. 26, but he posted just two receptions for 13 yards. He also carried once for six yards.
Fantasy Tip: It was a disappointing fantasy performance for Cooks considering there were a total of 77 points scored in the game. Cooks remains a must-start in all fantasy leagues until this kind of performance becomes a regularity. It won't.
|Comment (0)||| Share:||| Source: The Associated Press|
|Raiders | Sean Smith benched in Week 1|
Mon, 12 Sep 2016 10:03:07 -0700
Oakland Raiders CB Sean Smith was benched midway through the third quarter of his team's Week 1 win against the New Orleans Saints after failing to get a bump on WR Brandin Cooks and getting burnt on his 98-yard touchdown catch. "I thought that he had a rough day, so we took him out. He'll be back. He's going to play well for us, but he didn't play well today," head coach Jack Del Rio said of the cornerback who signed a four-year, $40 million with the Raiders this spring.
|Comment (0)||| Share:||| Source: San Francisco Chronicle - Vic Tafur|
|Saints | Brandin Cooks explodes in opener|
Sun, 11 Sep 2016 18:39:38 -0700
New Orleans Saints WR Brandin Cooks posted six receptions for 143 yards and two touchdowns in Week 1 against the Oakland Raiders. The highlight of the game was a 98-yard score in the second half. He was targeted nine times.
Fantasy Tip: Cooks and Willie Snead each had huge stat lines against a very giving Raiders pass defense, and he'll face another favorable matchup in Week 2 at N.Y. Giants. He is a bona fide WR1 in all fantasy formats going forward.
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|Saints | Brandon Coleman busy in loss|
Sat, 20 Aug 2016 22:20:09 -0700
New Orleans Saints WR Brandon Coleman posted six receptions for 47 yards on 10 targets in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 20, against the Houston Texans. He saw increased work with WRs Brandin Cooks and Willie Snead resting.
Fantasy Tip: Coleman looked good last preseason, but he never did quite emerge as that special fantasy sleeper everyone envisioned. Now, Brandin Cooks is the top banana and a WR1 for fantasy owners, and Willie Snead and rookie Michael Thomas look to be special. It appears Coleman will be the No. 4 wideout in NOLA, and more of a WR5 for fantasy players in most formats.
|Comment (0)||| Share:||| Source: The Associated Press|
|Saints | Cooks, Snead sitting vs. Texans|
Sat, 20 Aug 2016 16:48:23 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Neither player is known to be dealing with an injury, so the Saints' decision to sit both starters is likely just a way to give rookie Michael Thomas and others behind him on the depth chart plenty of snaps to show their wares. Look for Cooks and Snead to play most of the first half when New Orleans hosts the Pittsburgh Steelers next Friday.
|Comment (0)||| Share:||| Source: Mike Nabors on Twitter|
|Saints | Brandin Cooks out of practice|
Thu, 04 Aug 2016 06:42:45 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Cooks is coming off an 84-1,138-9 sophomore campaign, but this could be the year he could emerge into the WR1 conversation. The Saints landed a legit tight end in Coby Fleener and have other developing receivers, which they seemed to be exposed without at times last season. Cooks is a high-end WR2 with upside.
|Comment (0)||| Share:||| Source: The New Orleans Times-Picayune - Josh Katzenstein|
|Saints | Michael Thomas to work as starter?|
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 22:59:14 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Thomas is worth watching in training camp and the preseason. If the rookie can build rapport with Drew Brees, and the club doesn't look outside of the organization for veteran depth, Thomas might be worth a look as a WR3/4 or flex option in most fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams.
|Comment (0)||| Share:||| Source: NFL.com - Conor Orr|
|Saints | Brandin Cooks in line for big year|
Tue, 12 Jul 2016 20:05:54 -0700
New Orleans Saints WR Brandin Cooks managed 1,138 receiving yards last season, and beat writer Nick Underhill sets the floor at 1,200 yards heading into 2016, with Cooks possibly flirting with 1,500 yards if he can stay healthy and post a few big games.
Fantasy Tip: Cooks will be a Top 15 fantasy option at his position. As long as he can stay healthy he has the potential to be a bona fide WR1 by season's end.
|Comment (0)||| Share:||| Source: The New Orleans Advocate - Nick Underhill|
|Saints | Drew Brees confident in young receivers|
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 09:19:08 -0700
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees has confidence in his young corps of wide receivers led by WR Brandin Cooks and WR Willie Snead.
"I think when Drew is out there, he doesn't look at Brandin Cooks as a young player," head coach Sean Payton said. "I don't think he looks at Snead that way anymore because of the experience they've had. There's a combination there of guys that know what to do and how do they fit with the scheme that we're asking of them."
Fantasy Tip: Brees is 37, but he led the league in passing yards last season and completed 68.3% of his passes. The 32 touchdowns limited his output some, but that could increase as the experience with this group increases. Cooks has the ability of a WR1 in fantasy, but he's probably better served as a WR2. Snead amassed 984 yards and three scores last year and is a serviceable WR3. Brandon Coleman is a breakout candidate as a WR4. As for Brees, he's just below the elite tier of fantasy QBs, but he should be one of the first options after the top three are gone.
|Comment (0)||| Share:||| Source: The Advocate - Joel A. Erickson|
|Saints | Brandin Cooks still not practicing|
Thu, 02 Jun 2016 16:53:36 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Cooks will be the Saints' No. 1 wide receiver assuming he's full-go when the season starts. He has added value in PPR leagues, too, after catching 84 passes for over 1,100 yards and nine touchdowns last season. View Cooks as a low-end WR1 to high-end WR2.
|Comment (0)||| Share:||| Source: ESPN.com - Mike Triplett|