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WR HOU

College: Oregon State | 6 years
Height: 5'10" | Weight: 183 lbs
Birth Date: 9/25/1993
Depth Chart: WR1.1
2020 Bye Week: 8

Owned: 90.0%
Started: 14.0%
Total Pts: 18.5
Avg Pts: 9.25
Rank: 51 WR

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Fantasy Week
Pts
Scoring
Week 14.00Brandin Cooks 20 receiving yds (2.00 pts)
Brandin Cooks 2 receptions (2.00 pts)
Week 214.50Brandin Cooks 95 receiving yds (9.50 pts)
Brandin Cooks 5 receptions (5.00 pts)
Week 310.504-54yds / 0.3TDs projected
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Week 14
Playoff Week 1
Playoff Week 2
Player Notes
Sep 25 4:53pm ET

Houston Texans WR Brandin Cooks (quadriceps) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 25, and is not on the injury report for Week 3.

Fantasy Spin: Cooks posted 95 yards against a tough opponent last week and should lead the team in targets this week against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He can be a No. 3 receiver or flex option in most leagues.

From TheHuddle

Sep 25 3:23pm ET

Houston Texans RB Duke Johnson (ankle) and LB Peter Kalambayi (hamstring) were limited in practice all week and are listed as questionable for Week 3 versus the Pittsburgh Steelers. WR Kenny Stills (illness) was limited in practice Friday, Sept. 25, after getting added to the injury report and is also listed as questionable. DE J.J. Watt (groin, non-injury) and WR Randall Cobb (non-injury) did not practice Friday but are expected to play. WR Brandin Cooks (quad), FB Cullen Gillaspia (concussion), OT Laremy Tunsil (elbow) and OT Tytus Howard (ankle) practiced in full Friday and no longer appear on the injury report.

From TheHuddle

Sep 25 11:40am ET

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.

From RotoBaller

Sep 24 7:03pm ET

Houston Texans WR Brandin Cooks (quadriceps) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 24.

Fantasy Spin: Cooks is coming off a solid performance against one of the top defenses in the NFL last week and has been targeted 13 times over the last two games. He will be facing another tough defense this week but can be a No. 3 receiver or flex option in leagues.

From TheHuddle

Sep 24 5:43pm ET

Houston Texans WR Brandin Cooks (quad), RB Duke Johnson (ankle), LB Peter Kalambayi (hamstring) and OT Laremy Tunsil (elbow) were limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 24. FB Cullen Gillaspia (concussion), DE J.J. Watt (groin) and OT Tytus Howard (ankle) practiced in full.

From TheHuddle

Sep 23 5:53pm ET

Houston Texans WR Brandin Cooks (quadriceps) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Sept. 23.

Fantasy Spin: Cooks caught five of eight targets for 95 yards in Week 2 and flashed some of his true potential with QB Deshaun Watson. He'll have a tough matchup this week against the Pittsburgh Steelers but will be a low-end WR2 if able to take the field.

From TheHuddle

Sep 21 2:53am ET

Houston Texans WR Brandin Cooks hauled in five of his eight targets for 95 yards in Week 2 versus the Baltimore Ravens.

Fantasy Spin: Cooks' performance was one of the few bright spots for Houston in this one. His 38-yard catch in the second quarter helped set up the Texans' lone TD. Will Fuller dealt with an undisclosed injury throughout this contest, which explains a bit why Cooks played such a prominent role. Regardless of whether Fuller can play next week or not, Cooks figures to be a weak flex option in a brutal matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

From TheHuddle

Sep 20 8:10pm ET

Houston Texans wide receiver Brandin Cooks led the team with 95 receiving yards in Week 2's loss to the Baltimore. He was targeted a team-high eight times, bringing in five of those for receptions. Cooks played the role that Will Fuller V had played in Week 1. Houston's lack of a clear-cut No. 1 receiver means that no one might emerge as a consistently weekly threat here, complicating things immensely for fantasy football managers who were hoping that either Fuller or Cooks would become a solid WR2 this season.

From RotoBaller

Sep 20 3:23pm ET

Houston Texans WR Brandin Cooks (quadriceps) is officially active for the team's Week 2 game.

Fantasy Spin: Cooks will be facing one of the top defenses in the NFL this week and may only be a flex option in fantasy leagues.

From TheHuddle

Sep 20 9:43am ET

Houston Texans WR Brandin Cooks (quadriceps) is expected to play in Week 2's game against the Baltimore Ravens.

Fantasy Spin: Cooks had been listed as questionable on the injury report after being a limited practice participant throughout the week. At best, he should be viewed as a WR3 or flex option this afternoon in deeper fantasy formats because of the difficult matchup against the Baltimore defense.

From TheHuddle

Sep 20 9:10am ET

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.

From RotoBaller

Sep 18 7:33pm ET

Houston Texans WR Brandin Cooks (quadriceps) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 18, and is listed as questionable for Week 2.

Fantasy Spin: Cooks was able to play despite the injury last week and likely will be in uniform again this week. He will have a tough matchup this week and may only be a No. 3 receiver or flex option in fantasy leagues.

From TheHuddle

Sep 18 6:23pm ET

Houston Texans LB Peter Kalambayi (hamstring) did not practice Friday, Sept. 18, and is listed as questionable for Week 2 against the Baltimore Ravens. WR Brandin Cooks (quad), OT Tytus Howard (ankle) and RB Duke Johnson (ankle) were limited all week and are also listed as questionable. WR Will Fuller (non-injury) did not participate in practice Friday but is expected to play. DE J.J. Watt (hip) was limited in practice all week but no longer appears on the injury report. LB Jonathan Greenard (ankle) and FB Cullen Gillaspia (hamstring) practiced in full Friday and have also been removed from the injury report.

From TheHuddle

Sep 17 6:50pm ET

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.

From RotoBaller

Sep 17 6:03pm ET

Houston Texans WR Brandin Cooks (quadriceps) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 17.

Fantasy Spin: Cooks was able to play last week despite the injury and should be in uniform again this week. He will be facing another tough defense in Week 2 and may only be a No. 3 receiver or flex option.

From TheHuddle

Sep 17 5:33pm ET

Houston Texans WR Brandin Cooks (quad), OT Tytus Howard (non-injury), RB Duke Johnson (ankle), DE J.J. Watt (hip) and LB Peter Kalambayi (hamstring) were limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 17. LB Jonathan Greenard (ankle) and FB Cullen Gillaspia (hamstring) practiced in full.

From TheHuddle

Sep 16 5:23pm ET

Houston Texans WR Brandin Cooks (quadriceps) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 16.

Fantasy Spin: Cooks should be able to play this week despite the injury. He was held to only 20 yards in Week 1 and will be facing another tough defense in Week 2. He may only be a No. 3 receiver or flex option in fantasy leagues.

From TheHuddle

Sep 14 7:43pm ET

Houston Texans WR Brandin Cooks (quadriceps) participated in practice Monday, Sept. 14.

Fantasy Spin: Cooks was able to play in Week 1 despite the injury but finished with only two receptions and 20 yards. He will be facing another tough defense this week and may only be a No. 3 receiver or flex option in leagues.

From TheHuddle

Sep 11 1:43am ET

Houston Texans WR Brandin Cooks (quadriceps) caught two passes for 20 yards in a Week 1 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Cooks was targeted five times.

Fantasy Spin: Only Will Fuller (10) was targeted more often than Cooks, but the newcomer finished fifth in receiving yardage. While it wasn't an encouraging start, keep in mind that Cooks was a game-time decision, so perhaps his production was affected. It's far too early to lose hope on a 26-year-old wideout with four 1,000-yard seasons under his belt so be ready to plug him back into your lineup next week.

From TheHuddle

Sep 11 12:00am ET

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 guy to Fuller, so maybe this was just a bad day and the Texans offense will pick it up moving forward. Don't panic drop Cooks or anything, but a Week 2 meeting with the Ravens will be a good chance to put him on your fantasy bench.

From RotoBaller

Player Transactions
  • 10-Apr-2020: HOU - Traded - w/ pick for 2020 second-round pick
  • 17-Jul-2018: LAR - Re-signed - Five-year extension (through 2023)
  • 03-Apr-2018: LAR - Traded - w/ draft pick for two 2018 draft picks
  • 29-Apr-2017: NWE - Exercised Option - Fifth-year option on rookie contract
  • 10-Mar-2017: NWE - Traded - w/ draft pick for 2017 1st-round pick
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2020 Season18.50711501300000
Week 1@KAN4.002200500000
Week 2BAL14.505950800000
Week 3@PIT
Week 4MIN
Week 5JAC
Week 6@TEN
Week 7GNB
Week 8bye
Week 9@JAC
Week 10@CLE
Week 11NWE
Week 12@DET
Week 13IND
Week 14@CHI
Week 15@IND
Week 16CIN
Week 17TEN