New Orleans Saints
  • 5'10"
  • 189
  • 23
  • 3 years
  • Oregon State
  • 2014 R1 O, None

Historical Stats

Year Team Gms Plays Targets Catch Catch Yards YPC Catch TDs Car Rush Yards Rush TDs Fum Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2014 NO 10 76 69 53 550 10.4 3 7 73 1 0 623 4 0 0 3
2015 NO 16 137 129 84 1138 13.5 9 8 18 0 0 1156 9 0 5 7
  Avg 12 98 91 63 808 12.8 6 7 39 0 0 847 6 0 2 5

Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Targets Catch Catch Yards YPC Catch TDs Car Rush Yards Rush TDs Fum Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2016 NO 11 80 75 51 736 14.4 6 5 26 0 0 762 6 0 2 5

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 11/29/2016 12:49pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Brandin Cooks had been averaging 94 yards and one touchdown per game at home this season before last week's debacle.

    Huddle Up: Don't be surprised to see Drew Brees and the Saints make a concerted effort to get Cooks the ball in Week 13. It might be easy to want to bench him this week after not being targeted last week, but the Saints and Detroit Lions could be involved in a shootout. You won't want Cooks on your bench if that occurs.

  • Posted: 11/28/2016 12:29pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Brandin Cooks did not see a single target in a Week 12 rout of the Los Angeles Rams - a fact head coach Sean Payton suggested was 'the result of some coverages'. 'There were certainly calls with his name and number on it, and periodically once in a while that (being held without a target) can happen,' Payton said.

    Huddle Up: There's no question the emergence of rookie Michael Thomas has played a role in it, but Cooks has been extremely hit-or-miss this season and required touchdowns to save his fantasy day. The third-year wideout has topped five catches and/or 66 yards only once since Week 6, falling below his season yards-per-catch average of 14.4 five times over that six-game span. As a result, Cooks is quickly fading into low-end WR2 territory.

  • Posted: 11/27/2016 9:18pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Brandin Cooks did not have any receptions and he was not targeted once in the Week 12 game against the Los Angeles Rams.

    Huddle Up: There was no word on whether Cooks suffered some kind of injury, or if he was simply blanketed by the Rams causing Drew Brees to have to look elsewhere. Either way, it was an ugly goose egg of his legion of fantasy owners in a key week of action.

  • Posted: 11/17/2016 9:33pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Brandin Cooks finished with seven catches for 42 yards and two carries for seven yards in a 23-20 loss to the Carolina Panthers Thursday, Nov. 17.

    Huddle Up: It was an odd game for the speedy receiver, who had one of his worst outputs in terms of yards but tied his season high in catches. Expect a better line when the Saints take on the Rams in Week 12.

  • Posted: 11/6/2016 10:18pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Brandin Cooks managed five catches for 66 yards with six targets in the Week 9 game against the San Francisco 49ers.

    Huddle Up: Cooks entered the game with a touchdown in each of his past three games. He remains a solid WR2 in all fantasy leagues despite the emergence of rookie Michael Thomas in the New Orleans pass defense.

  • Posted: 10/30/2016 5:43pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Brandin Cooks posted four receptions for 44 yards in the Week 8 game against the Seattle Seahawks, but he was at least able to find the end zone once. Cooks was targeted six times.

    Huddle Up: After failing to score a touchdown in three straight games from Week 2 through Week 4, Cooks has visited the end zone in each of his past three games. He remains a top-flight fantasy option in all formats heading into Week 9 against the San Francisco 49ers.

  • Posted: 10/23/2016 8:34pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Brandin Cooks posted seven receptions for 58 yards and a touchdown in the Week 7 game against the Kansas City Chiefs. He was targeted nine times.

    Huddle Up: Cooks has managed touchdowns in each of his past two games, and he has a total of 14 grabs for 231 yards over the span. He remains a bona fide WR1 in all fantasy leagues despite a tough matchup in Week 8 against the Seattle Seahawks.

  • Posted: 10/16/2016 5:21pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Brandin Cooks hauled in seven receptions for 173 yards and a touchdown on nine targets in the Week 6 game against the Carolina Panthers.

    Huddle Up: Cooks normally would have been the top dog in fantasy leagues this week, but Odell Beckham Jr. of the New York Giants overshadowed him. Still, Cooks was pretty darn good. He'll look to keep it rolling in Week 7 when the Fleur de Lis hits the road for Kansas City.

  • Posted: 9/26/2016 9:48pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Brandin Cooks was targeted eight times in the Week 3 game against the Atlanta Falcons Monday, Sept. 26, but he posted just two receptions for 13 yards. He also carried once for six yards.

    Huddle Up: It was a disappointing fantasy performance for Cooks considering there were a total of 77 points scored in the game. Cooks remains a must-start in all fantasy leagues until this kind of performance becomes a regularity. It won't.

  • Posted: 9/11/2016 6:39pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Brandin Cooks posted six receptions for 143 yards and two touchdowns in Week 1 against the Oakland Raiders. The highlight of the game was a 98-yard score in the second half. He was targeted nine times.

    Huddle Up: Cooks and Willie Snead each had huge stat lines against a very giving Raiders pass defense, and he'll face another favorable matchup in Week 2 at N.Y. Giants. He is a bona fide WR1 in all fantasy formats going forward.

  • Posted: 7/13/2016 10:44am ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Brandin Cooks managed 1,138 receiving yards last season, and beat writer Nick Underhill sets the floor at 1,200 yards heading into 2016, with Cooks possibly flirting with 1,500 yards if he can stay healthy and post a few big games.

    Huddle Up: Those seem like reasonable--and fantasy-friendly--projections for Cooks, but keep in mind that in the Drew Brees era New Orleans has spread the ball around enough to keep their WR1 below the level of elite fantasy wideouts.

  • Posted: 6/3/2016 11:06am ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Brandin Cooks (undisclosed) worked off to the side with trainers during practice Thursday, June 2.

    Huddle Up: Too early to worry about Cooks missing time; if he's still sitting out in August, then you can start waving the red flags.

  • Posted: 5/27/2016 10:50am ET

    New Orleans Saints rookie WR Michael Thomas practiced with the first-team offense during organized team activities Thursday, May 26, with WR Brandin Cooks (undisclosed) missing practice.

    Huddle Up: You would hope that even if Cooks were available Thomas would be running with the first team in the role vacated by Marques Colston. Fantasy owners can hope that Thomas is simply taking advantage of the opportunity to learn all of the different receiver positions in the Saints offense and that he won't be bumped to the back burner once Cooks returns.

  • Posted: 5/26/2016 3:01pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Brandin Cooks (undisclosed) is out of practice Thursday, May 26, and working on the side with trainers.

    Huddle Up: The Saints are notoriously hush-hush with injuries, but it doesn't sound too alarming if Cooks is at least still getting in some work on the side. Stay tuned ...

  • Posted: 12/11/2015 4:28pm ET

    Updating an earlier report, New Orleans Saints WR Brandin Cooks (dizziness) apparently did not have a concussion, and he has been cleared to play Sunday, Dec. 13, according to head coach Sean Payton. Cooks experienced dizziness Wednesday, Dec. 9, but he has cleared the concussion protocol.

    Huddle Up: It's Sean Payton and the Saints, so the unclear injury report was far from a surprise. Meanwhile, Cooks owners can breathe a sigh of relief and keep the WR locked into their postseason lineups.

  • Posted: 12/10/2015 7:24pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Brandin Cooks missed practice Thursday, Dec. 10, due to a concussion. It is not yet known when the concussion took place but it makes him doubtful for Sunday, Dec. 13, versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    Huddle Up: Yikes -- tough break and tough timing for the Saints' leading receiver and his fantasy owners. See if there's any better news Friday, but start making plans to be without him Sunday.

2016 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 OAK 9 6 143 2
2 @NYG 9 7 68 0
3 ATL 8 2 13 0
4 @SD 6 3 31 0
6 CAR 9 7 173 1
7 @KC 9 7 58 1
8 SEA 6 4 44 1
9 @SF 6 5 66 0
10 DEN 5 3 98 1
11 @CAR 8 7 42 0
12 LA 0 0 0 0

2015 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 @ARI 8 4 49 0
2 TB 7 5 62 0
3 @CAR 8 7 79 0
4 DAL 8 4 25 0
5 @PHI 9 5 107 1
6 ATL 5 4 41 0
7 @IND 13 6 81 0
8 NYG 8 6 88 2
9 TEN 6 4 71 1
10 @WAS 8 5 98 2
12 @HOU 8 5 35 0
13 CAR 10 6 104 1
14 @TB 5 3 29 0
15 DET 13 10 124 1
16 JAC 7 5 123 1
17 @ATL 6 5 22 0

2014 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 @ATL 8 7 77 1
2 @CLE 6 3 17 0
3 MIN 10 8 74 0
4 @DAL 6 5 31 0
5 TB 11 9 56 0
7 @DET 3 2 23 0
8 GB 7 6 94 1
9 @CAR 3 3 38 0
10 SF 8 5 90 1
11 CIN 7 5 50 0

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