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
  Avg 14 112 105 72 954 13.0 7 7 40 0 0 994 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
2016 NO 16 123 117 78 1173 15.0 8 6 30 0 0 1203 8 0 3 6

Recent Player News

  • 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.

  • Posted: 12/11/2016 10:53pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Brandin Cooks posted five receptions for 61 yards in the Week 14 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was targeted a game-high 10 times. Cooks nearly had a second-half touchdown, but after further review the ball hit the ground while he was falling to the ground.

    Huddle Up: Cooks has struggled down the stretch, failing to find the end zone in each of his past four games. He has just two 100-yard games this season, and one since Week 1. He remains more of a low-end WR2 at this point.

  • 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.

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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