2020 Fantasy Rankings
Overall # 81 · WR # 38 (Tier 7)
ADP (12-team PPR): 7.11, 84th
Texans
Depth

Brandin Cooks

WR, Houston Texans

Height 5'10" Weight 189 DOB 1993-09-25 Age 27
College Oregon State

Season Projections
Updated Sep 7
Source FPts RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuFD RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReFD ReTD FL
RotoBaller 123.5 5 25 5.00 - 0 100 61 935 15.3 - 5 0

2020 fantasy football projections by .

Position Rankings
Rank Name ADP1 Comment
Tier 7
36 Marvin Jones, DET 9.01
37 CeeDee Lamb, DAL 8.05
38 Brandin Cooks, HOU 7.11
39 Christian Kirk, ARI 10.09
40 Emmanuel Sanders, NO 9.06
Fantasy News Last 90 Days
  • Solid Week 7 Showing By Brandin Cooks

    Houston Texans wide receiver Brandin Cooks didn't find the end zone in Sunday's loss to the Packers, breaking a two-game scoring streak. But Cooks did catch seven passes for 60 yards in the loss, putting up another solid line. Cooks has arguably been the biggest beneficiary of the team's in-season head coaching change and he should be considered a WR3 play going forward.

    Oct 25 · Source via Texans Brandin Cooks
  • Start Brandin Cooks As A WR3/Flex In Week 7

    Houston Texans wide receiver Brandin Cooks has flourished ever since the firing of Bill O'Brien. Over his last two games, he has 17 catches for 229 yards and two touchdowns on 21 targets. Will Fuller V should still be considered the Texans No. 1 receiver for now, but Cooks is looking more like a 1B than a true No. 2 right now. He has out-targeted Fuller over the past two games as Fuller has 19 total targets over the past two weeks. In Week 7, the Texans face the Green Bay Packers in what should be a high-scoring game, giving Cooks plenty of opportunities to make plays. Start him as a WR3 or flex option this week.

    Oct 23 · Source via Texans Brandin Cooks
  • Brandin Cooks Has Nine Receptions Against Titans

    Houston Texans wide receiver Brandin Cooks caught a team-high nine passes for 68 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Tennessee Titans. He also came up just short on another potential touchdown. Cooks has been the team's leading receiver by receptions in consecutive weeks and looks poised to be a high-upside fantasy WR3 moving forward in a Texans offense that's started to really open things up down the field.

    Oct 18 · Source via Texans Brandin Cooks
  • Brandin Cooks Positioned For Strong Week 6

    2020 has been a weird ride for Houston Texans wide receiver Brandin Cooks. He bottomed out in Week 4, failing to record a single reception. But the team moved on from head coach Bill O'Brien after that game, and in the team's first appearance post-O'Brien, Cooks was targeted a season-high 12 times, catching eight of them for 161 yards and a touchdown. It seems like Cooks is finally on track to be a key piece of this offense. Against a Titans Defense that is susceptible to big days from receivers, Cooks has plenty of upside as a WR3 play, though we might want to see another game or two of production before we start to think of him as a weekly must-start.

    Oct 16 · Source via Texans Brandin Cooks
  • Brandin Cooks Has Explosive Week 5

    Houston Texans wide receiver Brandin Cooks showed why the Texans traded for him in Sunday's win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Cooks finished with eight catches on 12 targets, with 161 yards and a touchdown. This is who former GM Bill O'Brien thought he was getting, and in the first game since O'Brien's firing, Cooks delivered. Consider him a WR3 for now, but another game like this and Cooks will jump into WR2 territory.

    Oct 11 · Source via Texans Brandin Cooks
  • Brandin Cooks Is A Risky Week 5 Play

    What should we make of Houston Texans wide receiver Brandin Cooks? After a 95-yard Week 2, he responded with three catches for 23 yards in Week 3 and then posted a goose egg last week despite playing 94 percent of Houston's snaps. Despite a decent matchup against the Jaguars this week, Cooks has been so up-and-down that it's hard to trust him as anything more than a desperation play. That Houston will have offensive coordinator Tim Kelly calling plays again seems like a positive for Cooks, but we need some more positive production from him before we consider Cooks a weekly fantasy starter.

    Oct 9 · Source via Texans Brandin Cooks
  • Brandin Cooks Held Without A Catch

    Houston Texans wide receiver Brandin Cooks was targeted three times in Sunday's loss to the Minnesota Vikings, but he couldn't bring a single catch in. Houston's offense is becoming increasingly tough to predict, with two many players contending for targets. We thought Cooks had a chance to be the No. 1 receiver for this team, but it turns out that he's a zero-floor WR4 play this season. There's upside here -- and there might be a great chance to trade for him at a discount this week -- but there's a ton of risk right now.

    Oct 4 · Source via Texans Brandin Cooks
  • Brandin Cooks Is In Good Position In Week 4

    Houston Texans wide receiver Brandin Cooks has been targeted at least five times in each game in 2020. And while his performances have been uneven so far, Cooks is in a good spot in Week 4 against a susceptible Vikings Defense. Cooks's position could be improved even more if Will Fuller V (hamstring) is out, as Fuller was added to the injury report on Thursday. Cooks will always be risky in an offense that likes to spread the ball around, but the last time Fuller was hobbled by an injury, Cooks had 95 yards on five catches. Consider him a WR3 play on Sunday.

    Oct 1 · Source via Texans Brandin Cooks
  • Brandin Cooks Has Quiet Week 3

    Houston Texans wide receiver Brandin Cooks caught three passes for 23 yards in Sunday's loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was targeted five times. After his 95-yard Week 2 effort, it looked like Cooks was trending upwards, but the Texans offense might just be too volatile on a week-to-week basis. Cooks is an extremely talented player who can make waves in the deep game, but he can also be virtually shut out on the wrong night. Cooks is best viewed as a WR4 with some upside at this point, though maybe things will trend up as Houston starts to play some easier games.

    Sep 27 · Source via Texans Brandin Cooks
  • Brandin Cooks A WR3/4 Option In Week 3

    Houston Texans wide receiver Brandin Cooks (quad) showed some encouraging signs in Week 2, being targeted eight times and finishing with five receptions for 95 yards. Cooks was eighth in the league in air yards last week. If Cooks is trending towards being quarterback Deshaun Watson's top deep option, he'll always have boom potential, but this receiving corps is just too messy and this Steelers Defense is just too good for us to consider him as anything more than a risky WR3/4 play with some upside on Sunday.

    Sep 25 · Source via Texans Brandin Cooks
  • Brandin Cooks Should Be Good To Go

    Houston Texans wide receiver Brandin Cooks (quad) should be good to go for Sunday's game against the Ravens. Cooks was a limited participant in practice all week, though he is expected to suit up for a tough matchup with Baltimore's secondary. The 26-year-old is a risky flex at best in this unappealing matchup, though he could serve as an emergency option for those dealing with injuries. Running back Duke Johnson (ankle) is not expected to play, so more volume should be headed the way of one David Johnson.

    Sep 20 · Source via Texans Brandin Cooks
  • Brandin Cooks Limited In Thursday's Practice

    Houston Texans wide receiver Brandin Cooks was limited in practice on Thursday as he deals with a quad injury. Cooks was quiet in his Texans debut against the Chiefs, turning his five targets into just two catches and 20 yards. Even if he's able to suit up for Sunday's meeting with the Ravens, Baltimore possesses a really strong pass defense and should be able to limit Houston's passing game fairly effectively, making Cooks an extremely risky fantasy play. Consider him a low-end flex option at best in this contest.

    Sep 17 · Source via Texans Brandin Cooks
  • Brandin Cooks (quad) limited in practice Wednesday

    Sep 17 · FantasyPros Texans Brandin Cooks
  • Brandin Cooks Quiet In Texans Debut

    Houston Texans wide receiver Brandin Cooks had some moments early in Thursday's loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, and then he just sort of vanished. Cooks was targeted five times, catching two passes for 20 yards. The five targets were second on the team to Will Fuller V, but that's really the only bright spot from his day. Cooks was on the field a lot and is the clear No. 2 behind Fuller, so maybe this was just a bad day and the Texans offense will pick it up moving forward. Don't panic and drop Cooks or anything, but a Week 2 meeting with the Ravens will be a good chance to put him on your fantasy bench.

    Sep 10 · Source via Texans Brandin Cooks
  • Brandin Cooks Active In Week 1

    Houston Texans wide receiver Brandin Cooks (quad) is active for Houston's Week 1 contest against the Kansas City Chiefs. It remains to be seen how Houston's wide receiver rotation will go this season, but Cooks is an interesting play this week against a Chiefs Defense that allowed a lot of yards and points to the Texans in last year's playoffs. Cooks will serve as an outside option with Will Fuller V and has upside, though it's safe to treat him more like a low-end WR3 or WR4 than as a top option in this game, as he'll likely be on a bit of a snap count.

    Sep 10 · Source via Texans Brandin Cooks
  • Brandin Cooks (quad) active for Thursday Night Football vs. Chiefs

    Sep 10 · FantasyPros Texans Chiefs Brandin Cooks
  • Texans Optimistic That Brandin Cooks Will Play

    There is a lot of optimism that Houston Texans wide receiver Brandin Cooks (quadriceps) will make his debut with the team on Thursday Night Football in Week 1 against the Chiefs, but it remains to be seen how effective he'll be if he's active. For a receiver that relies mostly on his speed to be successful, a lower-body injury for Cooks is even more concerning. If Cooks doesn't play, it'll be Will Fuller V, Randall Cobb and Kenny Stills in three-receiver sets, and the Texans believe that this new-look receiving corps without DeAndre Hopkins will be better for quarterback Deshaun Watson. Because of the injury in Week 1, Cooks is a shaky WR4/flex in his Houston debut against KC.

    Sep 10 · Source via Texans Brandin Cooks
  • Brandin Cooks Questionable For Thursday Night

    Houston Texans wide receiver Brandin Cooks (quadriceps) is officially questionable for the Week 1 Thursday night game against the Chiefs. Cooks returned to a limited practice for the walkthrough on Wednesday. It's nothing new for Cooks, as he's had a history with injuries, particularly concussions. A speedy wideout with a lower-body injury is a big risk to start the season. He'll be a boom/bust WR3/flex if he suits up. If he's inactive, it'll be Will Fuller V, Kenny Stills and Randall Cobb in three-receiver sets for Houston in their first game without DeAndre Hopkins. Losing Cooks would also be a slight downgrade for quarterback Deshaun Watson as a QB1.

    Sep 9 · Source via Texans Brandin Cooks
  • Brandin Cooks Absent From Practice Tuesday

    Houston Texans wide receiver Brandin Cooks (quad) was not seen at the team's practice on Tuesday, according to Aaron Reiss of The Athletic. The 26-year-old was limited at practice on Monday, and this does not bode well for his chances of playing in Thursday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs. More will be known about Cooks' status tomorrow, but this is not an ideal start to his Texans' career. If he does miss Thursday's game, Will Fuller V and Randall Cobb project to see even more targets against a stifling Chiefs' secondary.

    Sep 8 · Source via Texans Brandin Cooks
  • Brandin Cooks (quad) limited in Monday's practice

    Sep 7 · FantasyPros Texans Brandin Cooks
  • Brandin Cooks Is Risky Week 1 Play

    With no preseason, familiarity could be more important than ever at the beginning of the 2020 NFL season. That might not be great news for fantasy managers who've rostered Houston Texans wide receiver Brandin Cooks. A talented receiver, Cooks has two key things working against him in Week 1: it's his first game as a Texan, and he faces the Kansas City Chiefs, who allowed the second-fewest fantasy points per game to wide receivers last season. Cooks is still a solid season-long player, but it might be a good idea to keep him on the bench this week in shallower formats until we start to see his rapport with quarterback Deshaun Watson.

    Sep 7 · Source via Texans Brandin Cooks
  • Brandin Cooks has had his reps 'carefully managed' during training camp

    Sep 1 · FantasyPros Texans Brandin Cooks
  • Brandin Cooks Sits Thursday Amid Rising Draft Stock

    Houston Texans wide receiver Brandin Cooks is not partaking in the teams scrimmage Thursday, even as his season-long appeal continues to see a steady bump as the season opener against Kansas City on Sept. 10 approaches. Prior to being all but lost in the shuffle with the Rams last season, Cooks had reeled off four consecutive seasons north of 1,000 receiving yards. Now, he gets matched up with a Pro Bowl signal caller in Deshaun Watson who figures to take advantage of Cooks deep ball threat potential, making for a possible potent combination, giving him WR2 or flex appeal. There has been no cause for concern on the injury front for Cooks since his arrival, making him a high-upside mid-round selection in most season-long formats.

    Aug 27 · Source via Texans Brandin Cooks
  • Brandin Cooks showing chemistry

    Aug 23 · Dynasty League Football Texans Brandin Cooks
  • Texans' Cooks unconcerned by concussion history

    Aug 6 · ESPN Texans Brandin Cooks
  • Wide Receiver
    Performance Scoring Review · Switch
    Season Team G FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuFD RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReFD ReTD FL
    2014 NO 10 73.0 533 (72.3%) 7 73 10.43 - 1 69 53 550 10.4 - 3 0
    2015 NO 16 168.0 959 (82.7%) 8 18 2.25 - 0 129 84 1140 13.6 - 9 0
    2016 NO 15 165.3 837 (77.6%) 6 30 5.00 - 0 117 78 1173 15.0 - 8 0
    2017 NE 16 150.2 1058 (92.7%) 9 40 4.44 2 0 114 65 1082 16.6 42 7 0
    2018 LAR 15 150.4 961 (92.9%) 10 68 6.80 5 1 116 80 1204 15.1 56 5 0
    2020 HOU 7 54.7 297 (82.5%) 0 0 - 0 0 42 34 427 12.6 0 2 0
    2020 RotoBaller 123.5 5 25 5.00 - 0 100 61 935 15.3 - 5 0

    2020 fantasy football projections by .

    2020
    Performance Scoring Review · Switch
    Wk Opp Score FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuFD RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReFD ReTD FL
    1 KC L 20-34 2.0 31 (52.5%) 0 0 - 0 0 5 2 20 10.0 0 0 0
    2 BAL L 16-33 9.5 53 (89.8%) 0 0 - 0 0 8 5 95 19.0 0 0 0
    3 PIT L 21-28 2.3 41 (87.2%) 0 0 - 0 0 5 3 23 7.7 0 0 0
    4 MIN L 23-31 0.0 61 (93.8%) 0 0 - 0 0 3 0 0 - 0 0 0
    5 JAC W 30-14 22.1 48 (82.8%) 0 0 - 0 0 12 8 161 20.1 0 1 0
    6 TEN L 36-42 12.8 63 (87.5%) 0 0 - 0 0 9 9 68 7.6 0 1 0
    7 GB L 20-35 6.0 0 0 - 0 0 0 7 60 8.6 0 0 0
    2018
    Wk Opp Score FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuFD RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReFD ReTD FL
    1 OAK W 33-13 8.7 61 (96.8%) 1 6 6.00 0 0 8 5 87 17.4 4 0 0
    2 ARI W 34-0 15.9 72 (100.0%) 0 0 - 0 0 9 7 159 22.7 6 0 0
    3 LAC W 35-23 9.0 74 (96.1%) 0 0 - 0 0 8 7 90 12.9 5 0 0
    4 MIN W 38-31 17.6 52 (94.5%) 1 10 10.00 1 0 8 7 116 16.6 5 1 0
    6 DEN W 23-20 5.3 68 (91.9%) 0 0 - 0 0 6 2 53 26.5 1 0 0
    7 SF W 39-10 12.4 50 (82.0%) 1 7 7.00 1 0 5 4 64 16.0 3 1 0
    8 GB W 29-27 7.4 75 (96.2%) 2 9 4.50 0 0 8 3 74 24.7 3 0 0
    9 NO L 35-45 17.4 59 (98.3%) 0 0 - 0 0 8 6 114 19.0 5 1 0
    10 SEA W 36-31 10.0 63 (96.9%) 1 9 9.00 1 1 12 10 100 10.0 5 0 0
    11 KC W 54-51 10.7 70 (87.5%) 1 0 0.00 0 0 12 8 107 13.4 5 0 0
    13 DET W 30-16 6.2 66 (95.7%) 0 0 - 0 0 6 4 62 15.5 3 0 0
    14 CHI L 6-15 2.2 62 (98.4%) 0 0 - 0 0 7 3 22 7.3 1 0 0
    15 PHI L 23-30 5.9 76 (100.0%) 0 0 - 0 0 7 6 59 9.8 4 0 0
    16 ARI W 31-9 3.5 59 (86.8%) 3 27 9.00 2 0 3 3 35 11.7 2 0 0
    17 SF W 48-32 18.2 54 (74.0%) 0 0 - 0 0 9 5 62 12.4 4 2 0
    DP DAL W 30-22 6.5 73 (92.4%) 1 5 5.00 1 0 6 4 65 16.3 3 0 0
    CC NO W 26-23 10.7 69 (100.0%) 0 0 - 0 0 8 7 107 15.3 5 0 0
    SB NE L 3-13 12.0 64 (98.5%) 0 0 - 0 0 13 8 120 15.0 9 0 0

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 9
    Receiving: 47, 19, 4, 3, 18

    2017
    Wk Opp Score FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuFD RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReFD ReTD FL
    1 KC L 27-42 8.8 67 (82.7%) 0 0 - 0 0 7 3 88 29.3 3 0 0
    2 NO W 36-20 3.7 65 (85.5%) 2 6 3.00 1 0 4 2 37 18.5 2 0 0
    3 HOU W 36-33 25.1 58 (89.2%) 0 0 - 0 0 7 5 131 26.2 4 2 0
    4 CAR L 30-33 3.8 64 (91.4%) 1 4 4.00 0 0 6 3 38 12.7 2 0 0
    5 TB W 19-14 8.5 72 (97.3%) 0 0 - 0 0 8 5 85 17.0 3 0 0
    6 NYJ W 24-17 9.3 66 (97.1%) 0 0 - 0 0 9 6 93 15.5 4 0 0
    7 ATL W 23-7 12.5 70 (94.6%) 0 0 - 0 0 5 4 65 16.3 4 1 0
    8 LAC W 18-7 2.6 82 (95.3%) 0 0 - 0 0 8 5 26 5.2 1 0 0
    10 DEN W 41-16 7.4 68 (97.1%) 0 0 - 0 0 11 6 74 12.3 4 0 0
    11 OAK W 30-8 20.9 56 (93.3%) 0 0 - 0 0 9 6 149 24.8 3 1 0
    12 MIA W 35-17 14.3 62 (88.6%) 1 11 11.00 0 0 7 6 83 13.8 3 1 0
    13 BUF W 23-3 1.7 68 (97.1%) 1 5 5.00 0 0 3 2 17 8.5 1 0 0
    14 MIA L 20-27 3.8 60 (98.4%) 0 0 - 0 0 7 1 38 38.0 1 0 0
    15 PIT W 27-24 12.0 57 (95.0%) 0 0 - 0 0 7 4 60 15.0 2 1 0
    16 BUF W 37-16 1.9 65 (91.5%) 1 6 6.00 0 0 5 2 19 9.5 2 0 0
    17 NYJ W 26-6 13.9 78 (91.8%) 3 8 2.67 1 0 11 5 79 15.8 3 1 0
    DP TEN W 35-14 3.2 76 (93.8%) 0 0 - 0 0 9 3 32 10.7 2 0 0
    CC JAC W 24-20 10.0 64 (100.0%) 0 0 - 0 0 8 6 100 16.7 6 0 0
    SB PHI L 33-41 2.3 18 1 1 1.00 0 0 2 1 23 23.0 1 0 0

    Touchdown Distances
    Receiving: 42, 25, 11, 64, 5, 4, 5