Brandin Cooks

WR · Dallas Cowboys

Height 5'10" Weight 183
DOB 1993-09-25 Age 30.0
College Oregon State

2023 Fantasy Rankings

WR # 47 (Tier 7) · ADP (12-team PPR): 8.04, 88th

Position Rankings

Tier 7
45Skyy Moore, KC1023.08.062.3
46JuJu Smith-Schuster, NE1126.89.119.4
47Brandin Cooks, DAL730.08.049.0
48Zay Flowers, BAL1323.08.02
49Jaxon Smith-Njigba, SEA521.68.01
1 NFFC (12-team PPR)
2 2022 season, Half PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Brandin Cooks Set To Return In Week 3

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    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Brandin Cooks (knee) was a full participant in practice on Thursday and Friday and was removed from the final Week 3 injury report, meaning he will make his return against the Arizona Cardinals. Cooks suffered an MCL sprain in the season opener and was held out of the Week 2 win over the New York Jets. The Cowboys didn't need to throw the ball in the 40-0 blowout over the New York Giants in Week 1, so Cooks had just two receptions for 22 yards in his Cowboys debut. The same could be true this Sunday against the 0-2 Cardinals, so Cooks isn't exactly an intriguing flex play for fantasy managers this weekend while coming off a knee injury.

    Sep 22 · Source via Cowboys Brandin Cooks
  • Brandin Cooks Practices Again Thursday

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    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Brandin Cooks (knee) is good to go for his second straight day of practice on Thursday after missing the Week 2 win over the New York Jets with an MCL injury. Cooks was officially listed as limited on Wednesday and will likely be given the same designation on Thursday. In the 40-0 blowout win over the New York Giants in Week 1, Cooks wasn't really needed and finished with just two catches on four targets for 22 yards. With him absence in Week 2, Michael Gallup played the same number of offensive snaps as CeeDee Lamb but caught just one pass for three yards. For what it's worth, Cooks expects to return this Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals in another game that probably won't require the Cowboys to air it out much.

    Sep 21 · Source via Cowboys Brandin Cooks
  • Brandin Cooks Returns To Limited Practice

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    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Brandin Cooks (knee) was able to practice on a limited basis on Wednesday after sitting out of the Week 2 win over the New York Jets with an MCL sprain he suffered in the season opener. There's no guarantee that Cooks will be active this weekend in Week 3 against the Arizona Cardinals, but the fact that he's back at practice is a good sign early in the week. With Cooks inactive on Sunday, CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup both played 72% of the offensive snaps, with Jalen Tolbert checking in third at 68%. Cooks is feeling great and expects to play against Arizona, but we'll have a better idea of his availability later this week. In his Cowboys debut in Week 1, he caught just two of four passes for 22 yards in a 40-0 blowout win over the New York Giants.

    Sep 20 · Source via Cowboys Brandin Cooks
  • Brandin Cooks Officially Inactive Sunday

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    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Brandin Cooks (knee) is officially inactive for Week 2 versus the New York Jets. The veteran played 59 percent of offensive snaps in his Cowboys debut last week, hauling in two of four targets for 22 yards. Michael Gallup, Jake Ferguson, and Jalen Tolbert should see more opportunities in Cooks' absence, but none of them are particularly intriguing fantasy options on Sunday.

    Sep 17 · Source via Cowboys Brandin Cooks
  • Brandin Cooks Unlikely To Play Versus Jets

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    According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Brandin Cooks (knee) isn't expected to suit up for Sunday's clash with the New York Jets. The veteran is battling a sprained MCL, meaning he might miss more time moving ahead. Of course, CeeDee Lamb is Dak Prescott's top target. However, flex consideration can be given to KaVontae Turpin, Michael Gallup, and Jalen Tolbert for managers in deep fantasy formats.

    Sep 17 · Source via Cowboys Brandin Cooks
  • Brandin Cooks To Be Game-Time Decision

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    Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said on 105.3 The Fan that wide receiver Brandin Cooks (knee) will be a game-time decision on Sunday in a Week 2 contest against the visiting New York Jets. Jones added that Cooks doesn't need practice repetitions to be ready to play this weekend after being diagnosed with a sprained MCL this week. With Sunday's Cowboys game coming in the late-afternoon window, the 29-year-old Cooks becomes a pretty risky fantasy play in Week 2. He wasn't really needed in the season-opening blowout win over the Giants, catching two passes for 22 yards on four targets. If Cooks is out or limited against one of the toughest defenses in the league, CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup will have bigger roles and Jalen Tolbert figures to start in the slot for Dallas.

    Sep 15 · Source via Cowboys Brandin Cooks
  • Cowboys' Brandin Cooks Suffers MCL Sprain

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    The early part of Brandin Cooks‘ Cowboys tenure may involve an injury-driven absence. The veteran deep threat is dealing with an MCL sprain, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telgram’s Clarence Hill. Although Cooks played through his recent injury to close out the Cowboys’ 40-0 romp over the Giants, his Week 2 status is up in […]

    Sep 14 · Pro Football Rumors Cowboys Brandin Cooks Michael Gallup
  • Brandin Cooks Dealing With Sprained MCL

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    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Brandin Cooks (knee) is dealing with a sprained MCL in his knee, according to a source. Cooks didn't practice for the second straight day on Thursday and instead is working with the rehab group, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. McCarthy said the Cooks was improving and has a chance to play in Week 2 against the New York Jets, but he'll have to get on the practice field on Friday in order to have a shot. The 29-year-old had just two catches for 22 yards on four targets in his Cowboys debut in the Week 1 drubbing of the New York Giants, but Dallas really wasn't forced to go to the air in a game that was never close. If Cooks is out or limited this Sunday, Michael Gallup and Jalen Tolbert, as well as tight end Jake Ferguson, would have expanded roles behind top wideout CeeDee Lamb. Cooks has become an extremely shaky lineup play this week against one of the best defenses in the NFL.

    Sep 14 · Source via Cowboys Brandin Cooks
  • Brandin Cooks Has A Chance To Play In Week 2

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    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Brandin Cooks (knee) was listed as a non-participant in Wednesday's walkthrough practice, but head coach Mike McCarthy said the veteran wideout is doing "OK" and thinks he'll do a little more on Thursday. There is a chance that Cooks will be able to play in Week 2 on Sunday against the New York Jets. It's an injury to watch for the 29-year-old pass-catcher, but it doesn't appear to be serious enough to keep him from playing this weekend. However, the injury combined with an extremely tough matchup against a ball-hawking Jets defense is enough to make fantasy managers wary of using Cooks in a flex spot in Week 2. Dallas didn't have to do much throwing in their 40-0 dismantling of the New York Giants in the season opener, so Cooks only had two catches for 22 yards on four targets in his Cowboys debut.

    Sep 13 · Source via Cowboys Brandin Cooks
  • Brandin Cooks Makes Two Catches In His Cowboys Debut

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    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Brandin Cooks made two catches in a Week 1 rout over the New York Giants. Cooks was targeted four times, coming down with half of his targets for a total of 22 yards. He was narrowly missed by quarterback Dak Prescott on both of the incompletions. In what should be a much close game against the New York Jets in Week 2, Cooks will likely see more chances to stretch the field.

    Sep 11 · Source via Cowboys Brandin Cooks
  • Brandin Cooks Should Get A Solid Start To The Season In Week 1

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    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Brandin Cooks should be able to get his Cowboys career off to a solid start in a Week 1 matchup against the New York Giants. Cooks was acquired in a trade with the Houston Texans this offseason, and looks like he'll immediately slide in as the second most popular target in the passing game behind CeeDee Lamb. In Week 1, Lamb will mostly be covered by Adoree' Jackson, leaving Cooks to play catch with Dak Prescott against a below average Giants secondary. Assuming he remains healthy, Cooks should have his most productive fantasy season in a while. Until he proves it though, he's a mid-range WR3 at best.

    Sep 7 · Source via Cowboys Brandin Cooks
  • Offseason In Review: Dallas Cowboys

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    Even after back-to-back 12-5 seasons, Mike McCarthy faces pressure going into his fourth year as Cowboys HC. The former Packers leader’s second-chance tenure has proven successful; he is the first Cowboys coach to guide the team to back-to-back playoff berths since Chan Gailey (1998-99). McCarthy will assume greater ownership of the team in Year 4 […]

    Sep 4 · Pro Football Rumors Offseason Cowboys Dorance Armstrong Brandon Aubrey DaRon Bland Jalen Brooks Damone Clark Brandin Cooks Trevon Diggs Rico Dowdle Viliami Fehoko Jake Ferguson Dante Fowler Michael Gallup Stephon Gilmore Johnathan Hankins T.Y. Hilton Malik Hooker Noah Igbinoghene Blake Jarwin Chris Jones Ronald Jones Jayron Kearse CeeDee Lamb Trey Lance Demarcus Lawrence Jourdan Lewis Connor McGovern Osa ODighizuwa DeMarvion Overshown Micah Parsons Tony Pollard Dak Prescott Asim Richards Cooper Rush Luke Schoonmaker Eric Scott Jr. Mazi Smith Leighton Vander Esch Deuce Vaughn Sam Williams Donovan Wilson
  • Brandin Cooks Likely To See Heavy Workload

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    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Brandin Cooks has looked like one of the most productive players on the team during training camp. The 29-year-old is set to begin his first year in Dallas this season. The Athletic's Joe Machota believes that Cooks will finish second in targets on the team this upcoming season. The only player expected to do better than Cooks is fellow wideout CeeDee Lamb. The belief is that Cooks is outperforming Michael Gallup as the No. 2 target. Cooks should see a significant increase in value with a much better offense and quarterback in 2023.

    Aug 18 · Source via Cowboys Brandin Cooks
  • Brandin Cooks Looking Like A Solid Addition

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    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Brandin Cooks, who was acquired from the Houston Texans this offseason, hasn't taken much time to get on the same page with quarterback Dak Prescott during training camp. Cooks has also been the second-most productive wideout at camp behind CeeDee Lamb. The two pass-catchers are expected to line up often on the same side of the field, forcing opposing safeties to pick who they are going to double-team. The 29-year-old's speed has stood out from his first practice during organized team activities this spring, and it continues to stand out this summer. Cooks has had 1,000-yard receiving seasons in six of his nine NFL campaigns and should take a big step forward in Dallas' offense as a fantasy weapon if he stays healthy.

    Aug 7 · Source via Cowboys Brandin Cooks
  • Wide Receiver Stats



    WkVsScoreFPtsWR RankSnpSnp%MS%OppTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1@NYGW 40-03.2753458.66.94422211.0000-00
    2NYJW 30-100.0---------------
    3@ARIL 16-282.7876580.28.6772178.5000-00


    WkVsScoreFPtsWR RankSnpSnp%MS%OppTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1INDT 20-2011.7276491.417.1121278211.7000-00
    2@DENL 9-167.4515587.315.9101045413.5000-00
    3@CHIL 20-233.2785186.411.97722211.0000-00
    4LACL 24-3415.2144578.912.3777578.1100-00
    5@JACW 13-64.0724577.610.3664205.0000-00
    7@LVL 20-386.6525889.27.75544611.5000-00
    8TENL 10-179.3384481.511.16647318.3000-00
    9PHIL 17-290.0---------------
    10@NYGL 16-245.7504164.112.5874379.30155.0000
    11WASL 10-238.5374580.410.76637023.3000-00
    12@MIAL 15-308.4424573.89.86555911.80122.0000
    13CLEL 14-270.0---------------
    14@DALL 23-270.0---------------
    15KCL 24-300.0---------------
    16@TENW 19-1411.4265176.113.4994348.5100-00
    17JACL 3-315.9405477.110.0774399.8000-00
    18@INDW 32-3119.155990.89.266510621.2100-00

    Touchdown Distances
    Receiving: 18, 6, 11


    WkVsScoreFPtsWR RankSnpSnp%MS%OppTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1JACW 37-2115.7226178.29.077513226.4000-00
    2@CLEL 21-3118.3115691.823.014149788.7100-00
    3CARL 9-2415.7125294.521.81211911212.40155.0000
    4@BUFL 0-407.2564187.214.9775479.4000-00
    5NEL 22-253.8825084.78.5553237.7000-00
    6@INDL 3-3113.4196890.717.313139899.9000-00
    7@ARIL 5-314.6525394.612.5775214.2000-00
    8LARL 22-3817.3115488.59.86668313.8100-00
    9@MIAL 9-178.6296797.120.314146569.3000-00
    11@TENW 22-132.8755382.84.7332189.0000-00
    12NYJL 14-2112.0244782.58.85534515.0100-00
    13INDL 0-315.3424382.713.57633812.7011616.0000
    14SEAL 13-3314.1196681.513.61111810112.6000-00
    15@JACW 30-1625.734983.116.91010710214.6200-00
    16LACW 41-290.0---------------
    17@SFL 7-2316.1145379.116.411117669.4100-00
    18TENL 25-284.1721831.67.0443268.7000-00

    Touchdown Distances
    Receiving: 2, 45, 40, 22, 43, 8


    WkVsScoreFPtsWR RankSnpSnp%MS%OppTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1@KCL 20-343.0893152.58.55522010.0000-00
    2BALL 16-3312.0265389.813.68859519.0000-00
    3@PITL 21-283.8784187.210.6553237.7000-00
    4MINL 23-310.0-6193.84.63300-000-00
    5JACW 30-1426.134882.820.71212816120.1100-00
    6@TENL 36-4217.376387.512.5999687.6100-00
    7GBL 20-359.5425580.913.2997608.6000-00
    9@JACW 27-2515.8195890.614.19938327.7100-00
    10@CLEL 7-106.9435596.514.0886396.5000-00
    11NEW 27-2010.5335793.48.25548521.3000-00
    12@DETW 41-2511.0274987.58.95558517.0000-00
    13INDL 20-269.0455382.812.58856513.0000-00
    15@INDL 20-278.9426898.610.1776599.8000-00
    16CINL 31-3722.975096.219.21010713419.1100-00
    17TENL 38-4134.116095.225.416161116615.1200-00

    Touchdown Distances
    Receiving: 28, 1, 57, 25, 38, 20

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