Brandin Cooks

  • Height
    5' 10"
  • Weight
    189 lbs
  • Arm Length
    30 3/4" (23rd)
Brandin Cooks headshot
  • Draft Pick
    1.20 2014
  • College
    Oregon State
  • Age
    28.7

Brandin Cooks Bio & Season Stats

Year Games Tgts Rec Rec Yds YPR Air Yds Rec TD Fantasy Pts/Game
2021 16 133 90 1037 11.5 1428 6 14.5 (#19)
2020 15 119 81 1150 14.2 1354 6 15.5 (#17)
2019 14 72 42 583 13.9 1018 2 8.4 (#67)
2018 15 116 80 1204 15.1 1508 5 16.2 (#19)
2017 16 114 65 1082 16.6 1810 7 13.7 (#16)
2016 15 117 78 1173 15.0 1499 8 16.4 (#9)
2015 16 129 84 1138 13.5 - 9 15.8 (#19)
2014 10 69 53 550 10.4 - 3 13.9 (#22)
  • College Dominator
    38.9% (79th)
  • College YPR
    13.5 (33rd)
  • College Target Share
    13.5% (21st)
  • Breakout Age
    18.9 (90th)

Brandin Cooks Advanced Stats & Metrics

Value Over Stream

+3.2
(#65)

Value Over Stream: Valuation scheme calculates a player’s fantasy pts/game over the average waiver wire replacement in standard fantasy league formats during either the current season (or previous year during the offseason) and adjusts for positional bust rates. VOS rank in parenthesis spans all positions, enabling player comparisons across QB's, RB's, WR's, and TE's.

2021

Snap Share

2021

Target Share

2021

Fantasy Points

Brandin Cooks ADP

54.40
(+3.54)
Average Draft Position (2022)
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5.06 Pick
WR26 Rank

Popularity Index

#142

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Brandin Cooks Injury History

Low
Medium
High
Games Missed
Injury Reports
Foot injury
Week 14 (2020)
1
1
Neck sprain
Week 13 (2020)
1
1
Quadriceps strain
Preseason (2020)
0
0
Concussion
Week 8 (2019)
2
2
Concussion
Week 5 (2019)
0
1
Concussion
Preseason (2017)
0
0
Thumb fracture
Week 10 (2014)
0
0
Concussion
Week 13 (2015)
0
1
Ankle sprain
Week 2 (2015)
0
3
Knee injury
Postseason (2021)
0
0

Brandin Cooks College Stats

Year Games Recs Rec Yds Tgt Share Catch Rate Special Teams Age School
2011 12 (WR) 31 (47 tgts) 391 (12.6 ypr) 9.3% 66.0% 179 17 Oregon State
2012 13 (WR) 67 (97 tgts) 1151 (17.2 ypr) 19.2% 69.1% 0 18 Oregon State
2013 13 (WR) 128 (168 tgts) 1730 (13.5 ypr) 26.9% 76.2% 72 19 Oregon State

Who is Brandin Cooks

At 20 years and 343 days old, Brandin Cooks became the youngest player in league history to score a touchdown when he found the endzone against the Atlanta Falcons. He really found himself in his second and third seasons, going over 1,000 receiving yards in each and scoring 17 total touchdowns. Following that third year, New England traded for Cooks and picked up the fifth-year option on his contract. In his only season with Tom Brady and the Patriots, he again went over 1,000 yards receiving and made it to Super Bowl LII, where he left the eventual 41-33 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles with a concussion.

The Los Angeles Rams traded for Cooks on April 3, 2018, where he signed a five-year, $81 million extension. This deal included a $7 million signing bonus, $49,459,000 guaranteed, and a $16.2 million average annual salary. He carries a max cap hit of $16,205,871 in the 2022 season.

In 2018, his first season in LA, Cooks dispelled any notions that he spent his pro career being propped up by elite quarterbacks. He again put up over 1,000 yards and helped propel Jared Goff to a career-best season, one that ended with a 13-3 loss in Super Bowl LII to the New England Patriots. A concussion-addled 2019 season led to the Rams trading Cooks to the Houston Texans on April 10, 2020. That year, he joined Brandon Marshall as the only players to record 1,000-yard receiving seasons with four different teams. He settled back into his familiar fantasy WR2 range, averaging 15.5 (No. 17) Fantasy Points Per Game.

Despite the fact that Houston started third-round rookie Davis Mills at quarterback for a majority of the season, it was business as usual for Cooks. On an 84.1-percent Snap Share and 478 (No. 30) Routes Run, he logged 1,364 (No. 19) with a 38.1-percent (No. 7) Air Yards Share; to go along with 23 (No. 14) Deep Targets, a 26.9-percent (No. 10) Target Share, and a 14.5 (No. 21) Fantasy Points Per Game average. Because the Texans didn’t trust Mills enough to take the proverbial training wheels off of him at any point, Cooks’ efficiency understandably lagged behind where it had been in prior years. Though future hope is inspired by 31.1-percent (No. 11) Dominator Rating, 100.0-percent True Catch Rate, and 619 (No. 18) Unrealized Air Yards. A quarterback change or a leap forward from Mills should see Cooks continue to improve in his third year with the organization, and could perhaps unlock a fantasy ceiling that we’ve yet to see. Either way, Cooks projects to continue being a perennial value in all fantasy formats.