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Brandin Cooks

#2 WR,


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146 FPTS

RANK: 49


184 FPTS

RANK: 42


29 yrs


5'10'' / 189 lbs


Oregon State

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Scores eight TDs in 2023

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-22

Cooks caught 54 of 81 targets for 657 yards and eight touchdowns over 16 regular-season games in 2023. He added 35 rushing yards on five carries.

The veteran speedster was brought in last offseason to provide more consistent support in the passing game for CeeDee Lamb, but Cooks was basically invisible through his first month as a Cowboy. His production began to pick up once he scored his first TD of the season in Week 6 against the Chargers, but the 30-year-old still finished the campaign with his lowest yardage total over a 16-game season, although the eight scores were his most since 2016. Cooks will get a $3 million bonus if he's still on the roster March 17, so he's a candidate to be cut before then, but his $8 million salary for 2024 is reasonable given his role.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingReceiving StatsRoutes Run
1 IND Dome 88° 15.2 23rd
2 @DEN Outdoor 79° 9.4 49th 2.3510.545.510454013.56720%22027%28%0%72%
3 @CHI Outdoor 65° 4.2 80th
4 LAC Dome 78° 18.7 14th 2.675.545.5775718.1620%21020%30%0%70%
5 @JAC Outdoor 87° 6.0 69th 1.506.544.5642005.0050%00025%31%0%69%
7 @LV Dome 65° 8.6 48th
8 TEN Dome 75° 11.3 37th 2.831.540.56473018.31720%22020%16%2%82%
10 @NYG Outdoor 50° 8.2 50th 1.645.040.5743709.3720%11019%37%0%63%
11 WAS Dome 51° 10.0 39th 3.333.040.56370023.351825%31019%29%0%71%
12 @MIA Outdoor 84° 11.1 41st 1.8514.045.55559011.8920%21013%23%2%74%
16 @TEN Outdoor 22° 13.4 29th 3.353.035.5943418.5810%10031%20%0%80%
17 JAC Dome 70° 7.9 38th 1.983.543.5743909.8730%20017%11%0%89%
18 @IND Dome 36° 21.6 7th 4.323.038.565106121.21740%43016%17%0%81%

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving Averages
Home Retractable Dome 21 210.71.9527th7.85.3790.314.810.64.25%
Away Outdoor 17 170.71.4999th8.24.8490.410.16.14.35%
Away Dome 2 25.52.2151st5.04.5660.014.610.14.410%
Away Retractable Dome 4 43.71.7770th8.36.3690.311.09.21.84%

Career Stats by Season: 2014 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving StatsRoutes Run
2014 21 NO 10 7 139 56th6953550310.4834%194111%26%0%74%
2015 22 NO 16 12 254 13th129841,138913.5956%4118320%25%0%74%
2016 23 NO 16 12 246 10th117781,173815.01053%3815318%36%0%63%
2017 24 NE 16 15 221 15th114651,082716.613312%3618320%13%0%87%
2018 25 LA 16 16 243 13th117801,204515.11140%5022122%21%0%79%
2019 26 LA 14 14 118 60th7242583213.91149%299112%28%0%70%
2020 27 HOU 15 15 232 34th119811,150614.21042%4320223%25%0%74%
2021 28 HOU 16 16 232 20th134901,037611.5845%4212126%28%0%72%
2022 29 HOU 13 13 146 49th9357699312.3948%2413017%24%0%76%
Yards ball travels in the "Air" per completion. "YAC" is average yards gained after catch. "Drop"ped pass rate. "Share" of team passing targets.

Finds end zone in Week 18 win

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-07

Cooks caught six of eight passes for 39 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 38-10 win over the Commanders.

The veteran wideout put the finishing touches on the rout with Dallas' final TD of the day on a five-yard pass from Dak Prescott late in the third quarter. Cooks had a sluggish start to his Cowboys tenure and ended up well short of reaching 1,000 receiving yards for the seventh time in his career, but his eight receiving touchdowns were his highest mark since 2016. Five of those scores came in the last seven games, and Cooks could find pay dirt again in the wild-card round as Dallas hosts a vulnerable Green Bay secondary.

Significant invovlement in offense

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-30

Cooks recorded five receptions on eight targets for 60 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 20-19 win over the Lions.

Cooks managed his highest target total since Week 10 and delivered one of his better performances of the season. He managed a pair of 21-yard receptions to account for most of his production, and he capped his evening off with an eight-yard touchdown catch that helped put the Cowboys up for good. Cooks is likely to continue to see inconsistent volume throughout the final week of the regular season and into the postseason, but he's shown the ability to deliver when called upon.

Salvages Week 16 with late TD

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-24

Cooks recorded two catches (on two targets) for 14 yards and one touchdown and also had a nine-yard carry during Sunday's 22-20 loss at Miami.

Fellow wide receiver CeeDee Lamb (6-118-1 on Sunday) continued to dominate the attention of quarterback Dak Prescott, as the former was on the receiving end of 10 of the latter's 32 passes. Meanwhile, Cooks matched his lowest target count in a game this season. Fortunately for the 10-year pro, he tallied his sixth touchdown of the campaign on an eight-yard connection with Prescott late in the fourth quarter, and Cooks will look to add to his number of scores Saturday versus a Lions defense that has given up the fourth-most TDs (19) to opposing wide receivers in 15 contests to date.

Records just 10 yards

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-17

Cooks recorded two receptions on six targets for 10 yards in Sunday's 31-10 loss to the Bills.

Cooks' six targets were his highest mark since Week 10, though he turned in a dismal performance. His day could have turned out differently had Dak Prescott been able to connect with him on a deep pass on the Cowboys' first offensive possession, but instead he was limited to short-area targets for the rest of the game. With CeeDee Lamb accounting for so many targets in the offense, Cooks will remain an inconsistent contributor for the rest of the season.

Suiting up in Week 15

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-17

Cooks (illness) is listed as active Sunday at Buffalo, Todd Archer of reports.

Cooks came down with an illness Thursday, which forced him to miss the last two practices of Week 15 prep. There was an expectation from Cowboys president Jerry Jones that Cooks would be able to suit up Sunday, per Archer, and the wide receiver indeed is available. Since Dallas' Week 7 bye, Cooks has displayed a nice rapport with quarterback Dak Prescott, reeling in 26 of 34 targets for 425 yards and four touchdowns over the last seven games.

Expected to play

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-16

Cooks (illness), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game at Buffalo, is expected to play, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Cooks didn't practice Thursday or Friday due to the illness, but it sounds like he'll be ready to go. However, fantasy managers should make sure Cooks isn't on the inactive list 90 minutes before the 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff.

Listed as questionable

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-15

Cooks (illness) didn't practice Thursday or Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game at Buffalo, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

While a second straight practice absence isn't ideal, Cowboys president Jerry Jones said Friday morning that he isn't too worried about any of the four players listed with illnesses on the Week 15 injury report. Todd Archer of reports that Mike McCarthy had a similar outlook, though Cooks and CB Stephon Gilmore didn't return to practice Friday. Fantasy managers should make sure Cooks isn't on the inactive list 90 minutes before the 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff this Sunday. If Cooks doesn't play, Jalen Tolbert (Q - illness) and Michael Gallup both would project for more snaps than usual.

Should be fine

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-15

Cowboys president Jerry Jones isn't too worried about Cooks (illness) missing Sunday's game at Buffalo, Todd Archer of reports.

Four Cowboys missed Thursday's practice because of illnesses, but Jones wasn't too worried about any of them during his Friday morning radio appearance. It sounds like Cooks is still on track for Sunday, though he might end up getting a designation on the final injury report Friday afternoon.

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