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WR LAR

College: Oregon State | 6 years
Height: 5'10" | Weight: 183 lbs
Birth Date: 9/25/1993
Depth Chart: WR3.1
2019 Bye Week: 9

Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 WR

2019 RTSports Outlook

A move to Los Angeles was a good one for Cooks, seeing him set a career high in yards. He also had 80 receptions, which was the second highest total of his career. The only knock on Cooks was a lack of scores, scoring five times. This was his lowest touchdown total since his rookie year. Cooks had five 100-yard games. He got consistent work in the Rams explosive offense, finishing 13th overall in fantasy receiver scoring. He should have a similar role this year with the Rams. Cooks has four straight 1,000-yard seasons. Cooks isn't a big receiver but has great speed and moves after the catch. He also has good hands and runs pretty good routes. Fantasy Outlook: Cooks isn't in the elite fantasy receiver category but a top No. 2. He will have some huge games but could also disappear in others. Look for around 70 receptions for 1,100 yards and eight touchdowns.

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RotoBaller's Outlook

The hype seems to be surrounding Robert Woods in this Rams offense, and rightfully so. Hes certainly set up to succeed in a huge way and Goff obviously loves targeting him. With that said, defenses have a lot to worry about in this offense with Kupp, Cooks, and Woods all healthy on the outside. Depending on the defensive personnel, every team in the league is going to struggle with these three options, one way or another. Teams that struggle with speed will have a hard time with Cooks, who is used perfectly by McVay. This offense sets Cooks up to run a ton of crossing routes and it gives him the separation to take advantage of his speed. Cooks has always been an inconsistent player, and that likely wont change in 2019. There are a lot of mouths to feed on this offense and Cooks wont be able to eat every week. Still, hes a middle of the road WR2 with a ton of upside every single week. Im comfortable drafting him at any point in the fifth round.

This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

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Player Notes
Dec 6 8:50pm ET

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Brandin Cooks has caught four passes for 56 yards in two games since returning from a concussion. He's still worth holding onto, but he can't be played against the Seattle Seahawks this week.

From RotoBaller

Dec 1 9:40pm ET

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Brandin Cooks caught the only two targets he saw in Week 13 for 24 yards. Cooks was fifth on the team in targets, and he's going to have a hard time getting a larger share with the way some of the other receivers are playing. He should remain on the bench against the Seattle Seahawks next week.

From RotoBaller

Nov 30 12:00am ET

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Brandin Cooks returns from a month-long concussion sabbatical and caught two balls for 32 yards on four targets. Tight end Gerald Everett (knee) is out this week, and he was the second or third target in the passing game most weeks. Cooks needs to elevate to that lane with Robert Woods. The Arizona Cardinals provide a great matchup, and honestly, Cooks is a bit of a sleeper this week. Start him as a WR3.

From RotoBaller

Nov 26 1:03am ET

Los Angeles Rams WR Brandin Cooks was good for two receptions and 32 yards on four targets in Week 12 against the Baltimore Ravens.

Fantasy Spin: Cooks was back after a month-long absence, but he did very little to help fantasy owners. He hasn't scored since Week 2 against his former team, the New Orleans Saints, and he has just 10 catches for 138 yards on 18 targets across his past five games. Right now he can only be trusted as a WR5 in fantasy leagues, and that might even be a bit of a stretch. The Rams travel to meet the Cardinals in Week 13.

From TheHuddle

Nov 26 12:00am ET

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Brandin Cooks had two receptions for 32 yards in his return from a concussion in Week 12. Wide receiver Robert Woods remained a hot target with six grabs for 97 yards, which means Cooks will have to earn his keep down the stretch. The Arizona Cardinals will present a better matchup next week, but Cooks is a very risky flex option.

From RotoBaller

Nov 24 10:30am ET

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Brandin Cooks (concussion) has cleared the concussion protocol, but the team has reportedly not decided if Cooks will be available Monday against the Ravens, saying he is still "day to day." With that game taking place on Monday night, you shouldn't be trusting Cooks in your fantasy lineups unless you're desperate or have some other Ram or Raven that you can slide in at the last minute.

From RotoBaller

Nov 23 6:23pm ET

Los Angeles Rams WR Brandin Cooks (concussion) practiced in full again Saturday, Nov. 23, and has been cleared to play Monday, Nov. 25, against the Baltimore Ravens.

Fantasy Spin: Cooks hasn't played since Week 8 due to concussion issues. He cleared the protocol earlier in the week and will return to the field Monday. He's a high-end WR3 in a game likely to see the Rams playing from behind for the majority of the game.

From TheHuddle

Nov 23 4:50pm ET

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Brandin Cooks (concussion) cleared the concussion protocol and will return after missing several games with his fifth reported concussion. The Baltimore Ravens are a midrange matchup, but Cooks will have some rust to kick off. That makes him a risky, low-end WR3 option.

From RotoBaller

Nov 23 11:13am ET

Los Angeles Rams WR Brandin Cooks said he never considered retirement after sustaining his second concussion in a 25-day span during Week 8's game. He cleared concussion protocol earlier this week and is expected to return to action for Week 12's game against the Baltimore Ravens.

Fantasy Spin: Cooks was a full practice participant Thursday, Nov. 21, and is expected to receive his normal workload in Monday night's game versus the Ravens. He should be a starting option in fantasy leagues despite the difficult matchup.

From TheHuddle

Nov 22 8:03pm ET

Los Angeles Rams WR Brandin Cooks (concussion) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 22. The Rams did not hold a practice Friday, so this is an estimation.

Fantasy Spin: Cooks should receive his normal workload this week since he has been cleared to play. He will be facing a tough Baltimore Ravens defense but should still be a starting option in fantasy leagues.

From TheHuddle

Nov 21 8:03pm ET

Los Angeles Rams WR Brandin Cooks (concussion) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 21.

Fantasy Spin: Cooks has been cleared to play in the Week 12 game and should receive a solid amount of targets in the passing game. He should be a starting option in all fantasy leagues despite the tough matchup.

From TheHuddle

Nov 20 5:23pm ET

Los Angeles Rams WR Brandin Cooks (concussion) has been cleared to play in the Week 12 game, according to head coach Sean McVay.

Fantasy Spin: Cooks will be back in the lineup after missing several games because of his second concussion of the season. He should be a focal point in the passing game this week and can be a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.

From TheHuddle

Nov 19 2:33pm ET

Los Angeles Rams WR Brandin Cooks (concussion) is expected to return from a two-game absence and play in Week 12 versus the Baltimore Ravens.

Fantasy Spin: Such news in previous years would have been cause for celebration, but Cooks' poor production this season - mostly due to the regression Jared Goff has experienced - makes the 26-year-old receiver a risky fantasy starter, especially given the matchup. There's also the matter of Cooks' troubling history with concussions, and the fact one more in 2019 could put his season - if not his career - in some jeopardy.

From TheHuddle

Nov 18 11:40pm ET

Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay said he expects wide receiver Brandin Cooks (concussion), who has missed the last two games, to return in Week 12 on Monday night against the Ravens. It's great news for Cooks owners and for quarterback Jared Goff, who has struggled mightily the last two games. However, Cooks will be a risky boom-or-bust WR3 against a much-improved Baltimore secondary if he returns on Monday night. The deep threat would be more appealing if Robert Woods (personal) misses another game, but that's probably unlikely.

From RotoBaller

Nov 17 7:03pm ET

The Los Angeles Rams have declared WR Robert Woods, DB Jake Gervase, OG Jamil Demby, CB Darious Williams, WR Brandin Cooks, DL Greg Gaines and OT Rob Havenstein inactive for Week 11.

From TheHuddle

Nov 15 7:33pm ET

Los Angeles Rams OT Rob Havenstein (knee) and CB Darious Williams (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 15, and have been ruled out for Week 11. WR Brandin Cooks (concussion) was limited during practice but has been ruled out. TE Tyler Higbee (knee) and TE Johnny Mundt (groin) were limited during practice and are listed as questionable. OG Austin Blythe (illness) and WR Cooper Kupp (illness) did not practice but are not on the injury report.

From TheHuddle

Nov 14 8:43pm ET

Los Angeles Rams OT Rob Havenstein (knee), TE Tyler Higbee (knee) and CB Darious Williams (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 14. WR Brandin Cooks (concussion) and TE Johnny Mundt (groin) were limited during practice.

From TheHuddle

Nov 13 9:50pm ET

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Brandin Cooks (concussion) was ruled out for Week 11 against the Bears on Monday, but he was a limited participant in practice on Wednesday. While it's progress for Cooks to be limited in practice, there remains no timetable for his return following his latest concussion. Cooper Kupp, Robert Woods and Josh Reynolds will remain in three-receiver sets until Cooks can return, and tight end Gerald Everett will also have more upside as a TE1. Kupp will be looking to bounce back from a donut in Week 10 on Sunday night in a tough matchup with Chicago. Continue to stash Cooks in all formats.

From RotoBaller

Nov 13 8:23pm ET

Los Angeles Rams OT Rob Havenstein (knee), TE Tyler Higbee (knee) and CB Darious Williams (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 13. WR Brandin Cooks (concussion) was limited during practice.

From TheHuddle

Nov 11 8:33pm ET

Los Angeles Rams WR Brandin Cooks (concussion) will not be able to play in the Week 11 game.

Fantasy Spin: Robert Woods, Cooper Kupp and Josh Reynolds will continue to be the top three receivers for the Rams. Woods and Kupp are must-start options in fantasy leagues, but Reynolds could be benched if fantasy players have better options available.

From TheHuddle

Player Transactions
  • 17-Jul-2018: LAR - Re-signed - Five-year extension (through 2023)
  • 03-Apr-2018: LAR - Traded - w/ draft pick for two 2018 draft picks
  • 29-Apr-2017: NWE - Exercised Option - Fifth-year option on rookie contract
  • 10-Mar-2017: NWE - Traded - w/ draft pick for 2017 1st-round pick
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