New England Patriots
  • 5'10"
  • 189
  • 24
  • 4 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
2016 NO 16 123 117 78 1173 15.0 8 6 30 0 0 1203 8 0 3 6
  Avg 14 110 103 68 961 14.0 7 7 37 0 0 998 7 0 3 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
2017 NE 14 103 98 58 984 17.0 6 5 26 0 0 1010 6 0 2 5

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 12/17/2017 8:40pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Brandin Cooks finished with four receptions for 60 yards and a touchdown on seven targets in Week 15 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

    Huddle Up: Cooks had a couple of stinkers the past two games, posting just three grabs for 55 yards, but for those fantasy owners rolling the dice on him in fantasy playoff games he came through.

  • Posted: 12/14/2017 2:36pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Brandin Cooks (hand) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 14.

    Huddle Up: Cooks has been limited to 55 yards over the last two games but has been targeted at least seven times in five of the last six games. He can be considered a No. 1 or No. 2 receiver in all fantasy leagues this week because of his big-play potential.

  • Posted: 12/13/2017 3:26pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Brandin Cooks (hand) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 13.

    Huddle Up: Cooks was targeted seven times in Week 14 but finished the game with only one catch for 38 yards. He has been quiet in each of the last two games but should have a favorable matchup this week. He can be at least a No. 2 fantasy option for owners this week.

  • Posted: 12/11/2017 10:20pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Brandin Cooks finished with only one catch on seven targets for 38 yards in the team's Week 14 defeat Monday, Dec. 11, against the Miami Dolphins.

    Huddle Up: Yikes. Owners of Cooks should be thankful he was even able to log the one catch, which came late in the fourth quarter, but other than that, he just couldn't get anything working opposite Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard. The result was Cooks' first game as a Patriot with less than multiple catches. He should bounce back from this right away, so no need to panic.

  • Posted: 12/3/2017 2:03pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Brandin Cooks managed just two grabs for 17 yards on three targets in Week 13 against the Buffalo Bills.

    Huddle Up: It was a disappointing outing for Cooks after his two strong performances in the past two weeks. The game also snaps a nine-game streak with at least three receptions. He'll look to bounce back in Week 14 against the Miami Dolphins on Monday night.

  • Posted: 11/26/2017 5:04pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Brandin Cooks posted six receptions for 83 yards and a touchdown in Week 12 against the Miami Dolphins on his seven targets.

    Huddle Up: Cooks has scored three times in the past five games, including once each over the past two weekends. He also has four or more catches in seven straight outings. He remains a solid WR2 in most PPR formats, and a decent WR3 or flex play in standard leagues.

  • Posted: 11/24/2017 9:40pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Brandin Cooks said his goal is to 'absolutely' spend the rest of his career in New England. 'It just matches my personality,' Cooks said. 'The way things are structured, the way they go about their business, it's just a great place.'

    Huddle Up: Cooks is coming off his best game of the year, and after an inconsistent start, he has found his rhythm in New England. He currently ranks fifth in receiving yards and third in yards per catch, and Cooks can be deployed as a WR2.

  • Posted: 11/13/2017 5:16am ET

    New England Patriots WR Brandin Cooks had six catches for 74 yards and was targeted 11 times in Week 10 against the Oakland Raiders.

    Huddle Up: Cooks has a 39-637-3 line on the season and has only had one 100-yard game. This is what to expect from him with this much around him. He's a WR3 in fantasy.

  • Posted: 10/29/2017 7:12pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Brandin Cooks caught five passes on eight targets for 26 yards in a 21-13 win over the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 8.

    Huddle Up: Any player in New England's offense is bound to have an occasional down game, so don't worry about this one too much. Continue to deploy him as a WR2.

  • Posted: 10/26/2017 7:59pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Brandin Cooks has four plays of 40-plus yards and is averaging a league-leading 19.2 yards per reception. He is on pace for a career-high 1,227 yards.

    Huddle Up: Cooks underwhelmed a bit in his first couple of games with New England, but he has quickly become an explosive weapon for the offense and can be confidently deployed as a WR2.

  • Posted: 10/23/2017 5:05am ET

    New England Patriots WR Brandin Cooks caught four passes for 65 yards and scored a touchdown in Week 7 against the Atlanta Falcons.

    Huddle Up: Cooks believes the longer the season goes, the more explosive he can be. This was his third touchdown of the season in a crowded Patriots receiving corps, and Cooks makes a good WR2 companion to Chris Hogan.

  • Posted: 10/20/2017 7:55pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Brandin Cooks said he believes he will be able to showcase his explosiveness more often as the season goes on. 'At the end of the day, I just want to stick to the process, perfect my craft and pay attention to the little details,' Cooks said. 'And I feel like it's going to come.'

    Huddle Up: Cooks has just two touchdowns this year, but he has still been a big part of the passing game, delivering at least 85 yards in four of the six games. He is locked in as a WR2 heading into a Week 7 matchup against the Atlanta Falcons.

  • Posted: 10/15/2017 1:41pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Brandin Cooks caught six passes for 93 yards against the New York Jets in Week 6.

    Huddle Up: Cooks has been targeted at least six times in five games this season and has posted at least 85 yards in three of the last four games. He can be considered at least a No. 2 fantasy receiver next week against the Atlanta Falcons.

  • Posted: 10/5/2017 10:18pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Brandin Cooks caught five passes for 85 yards (17 yards per catch) against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 5. Cooks was targeted eight times.

    Huddle Up: Cooks has alternated solid outings with quiet ones, and his 85-yard showing Thursday night was a much better effort than his three-catch, 38-yard game against Carolina. While Cooks hasn't been the second coming of Randy Moss some speculated he'd be, he's someone that deserves a weekly spot as a WR2 based on upside alone.

  • Posted: 9/27/2017 5:22pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Brandin Cooks recorded 111 yards on deep passes in Week 3, which is the third most by a Patriots receiver in the past 12 years.

    Huddle Up: Cooks has been a terrific addition for the Patriots and has 256 yards and two touchdowns over the first three games of the season. He will remain a big part of the team's passing game and can be a No. 1 or No. 2 receiver in all fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 9/24/2017 2:56pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Brandin Cooks caught five passes for 131 yards and two touchdowns against the Houston Texans in Week 3.

    Huddle Up: Cooks was coming off a disappointing Week 2 performance but showed by the Patriots traded from him with his 131 yards. He should continue to be a focal point in the passing game against the Carolina Panthers and can be a No. 1 or No. 2 fantasy receiver.

  • Posted: 9/17/2017 6:57pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Brandin Cooks managed just two receptions for 37 yards on four targets in his return to the New Orleans in Week 2.

    Huddle Up: The performance was rather disappointing considering the fact Tom Brady threw for 447 yards and three touchdowns and Cooks was underneath very little of that. He'll look for better results in Week 3 against the Texans at home.

  • Posted: 9/5/2017 9:16am ET

    New England Patriots WR Brandin Cooks has shown great professionalism for a 23-year-old, according to quarterback Tom Brady. "I've been so impressed with his professionalism. We expect to perform at a championship level every day. For a 23-year-old to understand that and to buy into that, and then to work at that level, has been very impressive from my standpoint. Being around a lot of young receivers, that's one thing that's probably held a lot of people back. Brandin, I just love working with him and (I'm) excited for him this year," Brady said during his weekly interview with WEEI.

    Huddle Up: Cooks' work ethic has been well-chronicled this offseason, so it isn't much of a surprise he has acclimated himself to the 'Patriot Way' so quickly. Owners might be a bit apprehensive in using a second-round pick on him given New England's penchant for spreading the wealth, but Cooks is not a run-of-the-mill talent. He has top-10 and possibly top-five upside at his position in fantasy this season.

  • Posted: 8/25/2017 7:31pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Brandin Cooks caught one pass for eight yards in a 30-28 preseason win over the Detroit Lions Friday, Aug. 25.

    Huddle Up: Cooks has enormous upside in New England's offense, but the ample firepower available to Tom Brady could lead to the occasional dud. That will likely change if Julian Edelman's knee injury turns out to be serious, and if Edelman is out of the equation, Cooks needs to be treated as a WR1.

  • Posted: 8/9/2017 1:56pm ET

    New England Patriots QB Tom Brady, TE Rob Gronkowski and WR Brandin Cooks are not expected to play in the Patriots' first preseason game Thursday, Aug. 10, according to sources.

    Huddle Up: This shouldn't come as a shock to any. Playing stars simply isn't worth the risk early on in the preseason. This will have no impact on their respective fantasy values. As you were.

  • Posted: 8/9/2017 9:14am ET

    New England Patriots WR Brandin Cooks has been impressive throughout the offseason, and he has put on 'a clinic' against the Jacksonville Jaguars during two days of joint practices at Gillette Stadium.

    Huddle Up: The narrative surrounding Cooks since he arrived from New Orleans via trade this spring was he was a one-trick pony who would get swallowed up into the Patriots' spread-the-wealth passing game and be highly inconsistent as a result. Cooks is anything but a one-trick pony and has 10-touchdown upside in an offense that has lacked his big-play ability. All in all, he should be considered a top-10 receiver and a value pick if he last until the third round in fantasy drafts.

  • Posted: 6/20/2017 4:49pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Brandin Cooks has already impressed head coach Bill Belichick. 'Brandin's worked hard. Definitely, he has some skill. A transition for him [from the Saints]; he's working hard to make it,' Belichick said. Belichick said Cooks is able to do multiple things for the Patriots and they'll have to see how those tools translate at training camp.

    Huddle Up: Cooks, Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski, among others, give Tom Brady a versatile and formidable group of pass-catchers. Cooks may not be as involved with the Patriots, but he'll still play an integral role. As such, he should part of the WR2 conversation for fantasy purposes.

  • Posted: 6/9/2017 8:23am ET

    New England Patriots WR Brandin Cooks is lining up everywhere on the field for the team, and he caught a team-high eight passes during a three-day minicamp this week. Cooks finishes every single route, regardless of how quickly the ball is delivered, and he flashes his hands at the end of the route to simulate the timing of the throw, according to S Devin McCourty.

    Huddle Up: Cooks is a weapon, but it's hard to envision him harnessing his WR1 potential with so many other weapons in this offense. Cooks is at-best a WR2 in fantasy.

  • Posted: 6/7/2017 12:45pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Brandin Cooks has been one of the breakout performers during minicamp this week and his speed has set him apart from his teammates, in the opinion of the Boston Herald's Jeff Howe.

    Huddle Up: Cooks probably will be used as a deep threat for the Patriots but could also see short passes that would allow him to use his speed. He has posted at least 1,100 yards in each of the last two seasons and will have a solid role in the Patriots' passing game. Cooks can be a low-end No. 1 or a No. 2 receiver in most fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 3/14/2017 6:51pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Brandin Cooks played 21 games at home in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and 21 games on the road during his first three seasons in the league with the New Orleans Saints. While his receptions and targets were split pretty evenly, he accumulated 1,644 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns in the Superdome, compared to 1,217 yards and seven touchdowns in away contests.

    Huddle Up: This shouldn't deter owners from being high on Cooks going into the 2017 campaign, as it's just something to think about, since he'll be playing more in outdoor weather. Despite these splits, however, Cooks figures to have the potential to be a WR1, considering he still has a top quarterback throwing to him, and the fact that the Patriots have remarkably been amongst the three highest-scoring teams in each of the past seven seasons.

  • Posted: 3/10/2017 7:47pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Brandin Cooks has caught 16 of his 20 career receiving touchdowns in warm weather stadiums and domes.

    Huddle Up: Those numbers likely have more to do with Cooks playing his home games in the Superdome than anything else, and he should do just fine as one of Tom Brady's main targets. Grab him as a WR2 and enjoy.

  • Posted: 3/10/2017 5:04pm ET

    The New Orleans Saints have traded WR Brandin Cooks and a 2017 fourth-round pick to the New England Patriots in exchange for a 2017 first-round pick and a 2017 third round pick, according to sources.

    Huddle Up: Michael Thomas, Willie Snead and Coby Fleener should all receive bigger roles in the passing game with Cooks gone. Thomas finished 2016 with 1,137 yards and nine touchdowns and should be considered a No. 2 fantasy receiver. Snead nearly reached 900 yards this season and was third on the team with 72 catches. He can be a No. 3 or No. 4 receiver. Fleener struggled in his first year with the Saints and is probably a No. 2 fantasy tight end at this point.

  • Posted: 3/10/2017 4:47pm ET

    The New England Patriots have acquired WR Brandin Cooks and a 2017 fourth-round pick from the New Orleans Saints in exchange for a 2017 first-round pick and a 2017 third round pick, according to sources.

    Huddle Up: Cooks will be going from one of the top offenses to another and should be one of the top targets for the Patriots in 2017. He has recorded at least 1,100 yards in each of the last two seasons and has 17 touchdowns during that span. He should be considered a low-end No. 1 or a No. 2 receiver in all fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 3/9/2017 7:42am ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Brandin Cooks is in trade talks with the New England Patriots, who are considering sending CB Malcolm Butler to New Orleans for Cooks.

    Huddle Up: Cooks has averaged 81 catches for 1,156 yards and 8.5 touchdowns the last two years. His numbers could suffer if he goes to New England, though, because there are a number of others to target. They also haven't thrown the ball deep much in a couple of years. Cooks is a WR2 in fantasy, but his upside is larger in New Orleans.

  • Posted: 3/4/2017 5:47pm ET

    The New England Patriots offered their first-round draft pick (No. 32 overall) in exchange for New Orleans Saints WR Brandin Cooks but were turned down, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

    Huddle Up: The Saints are reportedly holding out for a mid-first round pick. At least five teams have made overtures for Cooks per the Times-Picayune, so his market is robust. With Cooks still playing on his rookie contract, he's going to remain in high demand. Expect New Orleans to revisit a deal after the start of free agency when it may be able to take advantage of a receiver-needy team which missed out on the likes of Alshon Jeffery or Terrelle Pryor.

  • Posted: 3/3/2017 7:31am ET

    Updating an earlier report, New Orleans Saints WR Brandin Cooks can be landed in a trade for a first-round pick.

    Huddle Up: Cooks has averaged 81 catches for 1,156 yards and 8.5 touchdowns the last two years. He'll be 24 this season and has plenty to like as a WR2 in fantasy.

  • Posted: 3/3/2017 6:49am ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Brandin Cooks can likely be acquired for a second-round pick, according to sources.

    Huddle Up: It's a bit curious that a young receiver knocking on the door of WR1 status can be landed for a second rounder. Cooks has averaged 81 catches for 1,156 yards and 8.5 touchdowns the last two years. However, leaving New Orleans doesn't seem like the best recipe for honing untapped potential. He's a high-end WR2 in fantasy.

  • Posted: 3/2/2017 11:24am ET

    Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints WR Brandin Cooks has been involved in trade talks involving the Tennessee Titans and Philadelphia Eagles. The Titans are considered the favorite if a trade were to be completed, however. The Titans could trade their 18th overall pick straight up for Cooks, while another scenario has them trading first-round picks with at least another draft pick involved, according to sources.

    Huddle Up: Cooks' fantasy value would automatically take a hit in this scenario without Drew Brees throwing to him. Marcus Mariota is a capable passer, but he's no Brees. Plus, Cooks would be sharing targets with Rishard Matthews and Delanie Walker, among others. This is largely speculation right now, so tread carefully through the waters of rumor. Cooks is a low-end WR1 with the Saints, but he would likely drop to WR2 status in another uniform.

  • Posted: 3/2/2017 7:34am ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Brandin Cooks is the subject of trade talks with the Tennessee Titans and Philadelphia Eagles, according to league sources.

    Huddle Up: Cooks has had two nearly identical stat lines the last two years with a 78-1,173-8 line last year. He'll be 24 in September, and there still feels like there is more left in the tank. However, leaving New Orleans doesn't seem like the best way to harness it. He's a high-end WR2 in fantasy.

  • Posted: 2/21/2017 9:38am ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Brandin Cooks is 'absolutely' expected to remain with the team in 2017, according to head coach Sean Payton.

    Huddle Up: Cooks made a few waves during the season after complaining about his reduced role, but the Saints predictably have little interest in breaking apart one of the league's better receiving trios, along with Michael Thomas and Willie Snead. The fourth-year wideout has scored 17 touchdowns over his last two seasons and should remain a solid WR2 in fantasy.

  • Posted: 2/9/2017 10:02am ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Brandin Cooks is expected to have his fifth-year option picked up this offseason. He would receive $8 million in 2018 if the optioned is exercised.

    Huddle Up: Cooks has posted at least 1,000 yards in each of the last two seasons and has 17 touchdowns during that span. Cooks will continue to be the top receiving option for the Saints and should be considered a No. 1 or No. 2 receiver for fantasy owners in 2017.

  • Posted: 1/1/2017 10:33pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Brandin Cooks (head) left the Week 17 game against the Atlanta Falcons after hitting his head on the turf. He walked to the locker room under his own power, but was unable to return.

    Huddle Up: Cooks finished the season with 78 catches for 1,172 yards and eight touchdowns. He was gold during the fantasy playoffs and was a must-start when 100 percent healthy. He and Michael Thomas are going to be a dynamic one-two fantasy punch for years to come.

  • Posted: 12/25/2016 12:12am ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Brandin Cooks was targeted nine times and caught five passes for 98 yards in a 31-24 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    Huddle Up: Cooks is among New Orleans' top receiving targets, but Drew Brees has so many weapons in other players like Michael Thomas and Willie Snead that it is hard to pick one top receiver. Cooks is a WR2 or WR3-style receiver at best.

  • Posted: 12/18/2016 9:58pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Brandin Cooks posted seven receptions for 186 yards and two touchdowns on eight targets in the Week 15 game against the Arizona Cardinals.

    Huddle Up: Cooks posted his first multi-TD game since Week 1, and it was his first 1000-yard game since Week 6 against the Carolina Panthers. Cooks has five or more receptions in each of his past three outings and has re-emerged as a must-start WR2 in all fantasy leagues.

2017 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 KC 7 3 88 0
2 @NO 4 2 37 0
3 HOU 7 5 131 2
4 CAR 6 3 38 0
5 @TB 8 5 85 0
6 @NYJ 9 6 93 0
7 ATL 5 4 65 1
8 LAC 8 5 26 0
10 @DEN 11 6 74 0
11 @OAK 9 6 149 1
12 MIA 7 6 83 1
13 @BUF 3 2 17 0
14 @MIA 7 1 38 0
15 @PIT 7 4 60 1

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 @LAC 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 LAR 0 0 0 0
13 DET 9 7 73 0
14 @TB 10 5 61 0
15 @ARI 8 7 186 2
16 TB 9 5 98 0
17 @ATL 6 3 19 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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