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
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.
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.
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Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Brandin Cooks has caught four passes for 56 yards in the last three games since returning from a concussion. His freefall disqualifies him from consideration for fantasy against the Dallas Cowboys.
Los Angeles Rams WR Brandin Cooks failed to record a catch on either of his two targets in Week 14 against the Seattle Seahawks.
Fantasy Spin: Cooks has suffered multiple concussions this season, but he has been a virtual non-factor in the offense since late September when he has played. This game marked the second time in four outings he did not record a catch, and he ran a poor route on one of the two targets he did see, leading to an interception. Cooks has not scored double-digit fantasy points in PPR setting since Week 4, meaning he needs to be on fantasy benches in Week 15 against the Dallas Cowboys.
Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Brandin Cooks had no catches on two targets in Week 14. Cooks has shriveled in the game plan since he returned from a concussion, and he can't be used in fantasy right now.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.