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Brandin Cooks

23-Year-Old Wide Receiver – New Orleans Saints

2016 Receiving Stats

Rec

58

Yds

809

TD

6

Avg

13.9

Tar

84

2016 Receiving Projections

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

After a slow start, Cooks broke out in Year 2, making plays all over the field and scoring nine times. At 5-10, 189, Cooks is small, quick, elusive and blazingly fast (4.33 40). He is dangerous runnin...

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2016 ADP:  29.76

Rank (Overall): Hidden

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Bye Week:  5

HT: 5' 10"   WT: 189   DOB: 9/25/1993  College: Oregon State  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Brandin Cooks Contract Information:

Signed a four-year contract worth $8.383 million with the Saints in May 2014.

December 4, 2016  –  Brandin Cooks News

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Cooks tallied seven catches (on nine targets) for 73 yards and one rush for four yards during Sunday's 28-12 defeat to the Saints.

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Brandin Cooks NFL Stats
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  Receiving Rec Distance Big Rec Games Rushing Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Rec Yards TD Tar Avg YPT 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Att Yards Avg TD Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2011 17 CFB 12 31 391 3 12.6 - - - - - - 10 41 - 0 - - - - - -
2012 18 CFB 13 67 1151 5 17.2 - - - - - - 19 82 - 0 - - - - - -
2013 19 CFB 13 128 1730 16 13.5 - - - - - - 32 217 - 2 - - - - - -
2014 20 NO 10 53 550 3 69 10.4 8.0 4 2 0 0 0 7 73 10.4 1 12 0 35 0 1 0
2015 21 NO 16 84 1138 9 129 13.5 8.8 18 5 4 0 0 8 18 2.3 0 0 0 12 0 1 0
2016 22 NO 12 58 809 6 84 13.9 9.6 9 3 2 1 0 6 30 5.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Brandin Cooks Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rec/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5
2011 17 CFB 12 5.1 7.7 6.4 3 33 - - - 1 3 - - -
2012 18 CFB 13 11.8 16.9 14.4 5 89 - - - 1 6 - - -
2013 19 CFB 13 23.3 33.1 28.2 10 133 - - - 2 17 - - -
2014 20 NO 10 8.6 13.9 11.3 5 55 7 2 2 1 7 3 3 1
2015 21 NO 16 10.6 15.9 13.2 5 71 10 2 2 1 1 0 0 0
2016 22 NO 12 10.0 14.8 12.4 5 67 10 5 2 1 3 3 1 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Brandin Cooks – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

659

Offensive Snaps in 2016

Brandin Cooks was on the field for 659 of his team's snaps on offense in 2016.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2016

Brandin Cooks was on the field for 1 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2016.

Year Off ST
2014 534 37
2015 959 4
2016 659 1
Brandin Cooks 2016 Game Log
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  Snap Count Receiving Rec Distance Rushing Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Targets Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Rec Yards TD Tar Avg 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 Oak 62 0 6 143 2 9 23.8 1 1 1 11 11.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 0
2 @NYG 53 0 7 68 0 9 9.7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Atl 78 0 2 13 0 8 6.5 0 0 1 6 6.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0
4 @SD 50 0 3 31 0 6 10.3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 BYE Bye Week
6 Car 56 0 7 173 1 9 24.7 2 2 1 2 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @KC 66 0 7 58 1 9 8.3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
8 Sea 38 0 4 44 1 6 11.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
9 @SF 58 0 5 66 0 6 13.2 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
10 Den 38 1 3 98 1 5 32.7 3 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 @Car 64 0 7 42 0 8 6.0 0 0 2 7 3.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0
12 LA 45 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Det 51 0 7 73 0 9 10.4 1 0 1 4 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
14 @TB
15 @Ari
16 TB
17 @Atl

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Brandin Cooks  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Wide Receivers
Height:   5' 10"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   189 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.33 sec
ELITE
Shuttle Time:   3.81 sec
ELITE
Cone Drill:   6.76 sec
GOOD
Arm Length:   30.75 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.63 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   36 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   120 in
AVERAGE
Bench Press:   16 reps
GOOD
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Brandin Cooks: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Cooks was not targeted in Sunday's win against the Rams.

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Cooks corralled seven of eight targets for 42 yards in Thursday's 23-20 loss to the Panthers.

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Cooks made three catches, including a spectacular touchdown grab through double coverage, for 98 yards in Sunday's loss to the Broncos.

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Cooks caught five passes on six targets for 66 yards in Sunday's win against the 49ers.

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Cooks caught four of six targets for 44 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the Seahawks.

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Cooks snatched seven of nine targets for 58 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Chiefs.

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Cooks secured seven of nine targets for 173 yards and a touchdown and also rushed for two yards on his sole carry in Sunday's 41-38 win over the Panthers.

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Cooks caught three passes on six targets for 31 yards in Sunday's win against the Chargers.

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Cooks caught two passes on eight targets for 13 yards in Monday night's loss to the Falcons.

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Cooks led the Saints with nine targets, seven catches and 68 receiving yards in Sunday's 16-13 loss to the Giants.

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Cooks caught six of nine targets for 143 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's loss to the Raiders. He also gained 11 yards on his loan carry of the game.

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Cooks is expected to take the field for Friday's contest against the Steelers, Josh Katzenstein of The Times-Picayune reports.

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Cooks won't take the field for Saturday's preseason game at Houston, John DeShazier of the Saints' official site reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

If there's one player who can challenge Jordan Matthews for the title of Most Obvious Breakout Receiver Candidate it's probably Cooks. With Jimmy Graham in Seattle and Kenny Stills in Miami, Cooks is the likely top target in Sean Payton's high-volume passing attack this year. While 32-year-old Marques Colston is still around, his role has diminished for consecutive years, and he rarely saw No. 1 volume even at his peak. At 5-10, 189, Cooks makes up for in speed (4.33 40), burst and elusiveness what he lacks in size. He can catch a short pass and take it the distance, or he can get behind a defense and catch the long ball. Last year, Cooks' season was cut short by a thumb injury, so the sample on him (69 targets, 8.0 YPT) is small. Cooks isn't likely to see much red-zone work ó only seven targets there last year ó though with Graham gone someone has to absorb those looks, and Payton featured the diminutive Lance Moore in that area a few years ago.

2014

The Saints traded up to No. 20 to take Cooks, and he could have a significant role right away. Thatís because both of the teamís quick, short-pass-catching options Ė Darren Sproles and Lance Moore Ė have left via free agency, and Cooks appears likely to fill the void. Like Moore and Sproles, Cooks is small (5-10, 189), and heís also very fast Ė his 4.33 40 was tops at the NFL Combine for receivers. While he wonít see much red-zone work, and itís unlikely heíll absorb the entirety of the 140 targets his predecessors saw last year, Cooks should see a decent portion of them if he can overcome the typically steep rookie learning curve.