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Brandin Cooks

23-Year-Old Wide Receiver – New England Patriots

2016 Receiving Stats

Rec

78

Yds

1173

TD

8

Avg

15.0

Tar

117

2017 Receiving Projections

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2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

It's not often a 23-year-old rising star receiver is shipped out of town, but then again the Saints benched their best running back in favor of Tim Hightower's carcass for a couple games last year. In...

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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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Since being acquired by the Patriots, Cooks' approach has caught the eye of coach Bill Belichick, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports. "Brandin's worked hard. Definitely, he has some skill. A transition for him [from New Orleans]; he's working hard to make it," Belichick noted.

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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 16 78 1173 8 117 15.0 10.0 15 6 3 2 0 6 30 5.0 0 0 0 2 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
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 16 10.5 15.4 13.0 5 73 11 6 3 0 2 3 1 0
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Brandin Cooks – Playing Time Overview

Snap Count Stats

880

Offensive Snaps in 2016

Brandin Cooks was on the field for 880 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 4 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2016.

Year Off ST
2014 534 37
2015 959 4
2016 880 4
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 52 0 5 61 0 10 12.2 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
15 @Ari 66 1 7 186 2 8 26.6 3 2 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 TB 48 1 5 98 0 9 19.6 2 1 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 @Atl 55 1 3 19 0 6 6.3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
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Brandin Cooks: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Patriots exercised Cooks' fifth-year option Saturday, NFL.com's Conor Orr reports.

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The Saints dealt Cooks and a fourth-round pick to the Patriots for first- and third-round selections, Dianna Russini of ESPN reports.

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The Saints are still considering trading Cooks, with the Patriots and Titans among the most likely suitors, CSN New England reports.

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ESPN.com relays that Cooks' name has been associated with potential trade talks involving both the Eagles and Titans.

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Head coach Sean Payton "absolutely" expects Cooks to be a member of the Saints in the 2017 season, Tom Pelissero of USA Today reports.

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Cooks caught three of six targets for 19 yards in Sunday's loss to Atlanta.

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Cooks hauled in five of nine targets for 98 yards in Saturday's 31-24 win over the Bucs. He also fumbled once but it was recovered.

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Cooks caught seven of eight targets for 186 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 48-41 win at Arizona.

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Cooks caught five passes on 10 targets for 61 yards in Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2016

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 running after the catch on short balls, and he can beat defenses deep — five catches of at least 40 yards (T-14th ) on 129 targets (17th). Cooks was also efficient during his second season — his 8.8 YPT ranked 10th. Cooks heads into the season as the team's undisputed No. 1 receiver, but he will never be an elite fantasy option without seeing significantly more targets, especially in the red zone (only 10 last year, two from inside the 10). He profiles more as T.Y. Hilton than Antonio Brown, though Cooks won't turn 23 until December, so there is still room for growth. The Saints are also thinner than ever at wide receiver — only Willie Snead and possibly second-round pick Michael Thomas loom as competition. But coach Sean Payton and quarterback Drew Brees make prolific use of their running backs in the passing game, and the team added Coby Fleener to replace the departed Ben Watson at tight end.

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 — only seven targets there last year — 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. That’s because both of the team’s quick, short-pass-catching options – Darren Sproles and Lance Moore – have left via free agency, and Cooks appears likely to fill the void. Like Moore and Sproles, Cooks is small (5-10, 189), and he’s also very fast – his 4.33 40 was tops at the NFL Combine for receivers. While he won’t see much red-zone work, and it’s unlikely he’ll 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.