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Brandin Cooks

22-Year-Old Wide Receiver – New Orleans Saints

2015 Receiving Stats

Rec

84

Yds

1138

TD

9

Avg

13.5

Tar

129

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:  23.61

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (WR): 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.

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Cooks caught five passes (on six targets) for 22 yards in Sunday's win over the Falcons.

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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
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
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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
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
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Brandin Cooks – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Wide Receiver
Also Listed As:  #2 Kick Returner, #2 Punt Returner

Snap Count Stats

959

Offensive Snaps in 2015

Brandin Cooks was on the field for 959 of his team's snaps on offense in 2015.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2015

Brandin Cooks was on the field for 4 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2015.

Year Off ST
2014 534 37
2015 959 4
Brandin Cooks 2015 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 @Ari 73 0 4 49 0 8 12.3 1 0 1 4 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2 TB 66 0 5 62 0 7 12.4 1 0 1 -4 -4.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Car 56 0 7 79 0 8 11.3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Dal 68 0 4 25 0 8 6.3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
5 @Phi 61 0 5 107 1 9 21.4 2 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
6 Atl 55 0 4 41 0 5 10.3 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @Ind 75 0 6 81 0 13 13.5 1 1 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
8 NYG 60 0 6 88 2 8 14.7 3 0 1 -3 -3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Ten 55 0 4 71 1 6 17.8 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 @Was 51 0 5 98 2 8 19.6 1 1 1 11 11.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
11 @Hou 51 0 5 35 0 8 7.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
12 Car 56 0 6 104 1 10 17.3 1 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 @TB 59 0 3 29 0 5 9.7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Det 66 4 10 124 1 13 12.4 3 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
15 Jax 50 0 5 123 1 7 24.6 2 1 4 10 2.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
16 @Atl 57 0 5 22 0 6 4.4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

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
New Orleans Saints Team Injury Report
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Brandin Cooks: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Cooks caught five of seven targets for 123 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 38-27 win over the Jaguars.

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Cooks caught 10 passes (on 13 targets) for a game-high 124 yards and a touchdown in Monday night's loss to the Lions.

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Cooks (concussion) secured three of five targets for 29 yards in Sunday's 24-17 victory over the Buccaneers.

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Cooks (concussion) is active for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.

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Cooks (head) will be listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports.

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According to Triplett, head coach Sean Payton said that Cooks was held out of Thursday's practice as a precaution, after experiencing some dizziness during Wednesday's session. He was then evaluated for concussion symptoms, but with everything checking out fine, Cooks returned to a full practice Friday. It appears the brief scare was all for naught.
Cooks didn't participate in Thursday's practice due to a concussion, the Saints' official site reports.

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Additions to the injury report aren't uncommon after the release of the initial version, but it isn't often that a player of significance (Cooks) is diagnosed with a serious concern. With a concussion in tow, his practice participation, or lack thereof, will be of keen interest in the coming days. Because his availability will be subject to the expertise of an independent neurologist, the Saints may not be able to make a firm decision on his status in advance of Sunday's game at Tampa Bay.
Cooks caught six of 10 targets for 104 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 41-38 loss to the Panthers.

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Cooks caught five of eight targets for 35 yards in Sunday's loss to the Texans.

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Cooks caught five of his eight targets for 98 yards and a pair of touchdowns in Sunday's game against the Redskins. He also gained 11 yards on his lone carry.

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Cooks caught 4-of-6 targets for 73 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Titans.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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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.