Posted: 4/10/2020 2:08 am UTC
New Houston Texans WR Brandin Cooks' trade from the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday, April 9, is expected to leave an estimated $21.8 million of dead money on the Rams' salary cap in 2020, surpassing the $21.12 million hit the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2019 after trading Antonio Brown for the largest single-year dead money charge ever taken for a player.
Posted: 4/09/2020 11:15 pm UTC
Los Angeles Rams WR Brandin Cooks and a fourth-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft were traded to the Houston Texans Thursday, April 9, in exchange for the No. 57 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Huddle Up: Moving Cooks, who is coming off his worst statistical season since his 2014 rookie campaign, clears even more room for WRs Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp. Kupp is the better of the two options and should be targeted as a high-end WR2 in 2020 fantasy drafts. Woods will be a viable WR3.
Posted: 4/09/2020 11:08 pm UTC
Los Angeles Rams WR Brandin Cooks was traded to the Houston Texans Thursday, April 9, in exchange for the No. 57 pick the 2020 NFL Draft. The Texans also received a fourth-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft in the deal.
Huddle Up: Cooks dealt with multiple concussions last season, but he was still able to play and start 14 games. He caught 42 of 72 targets for 583 yards and two touchdowns. All figures were his lowest since his 2014 rookie season with the New Orleans Saints. He's the clear No. 1 option in the Texans' offense and the best replacement for the recently-traded DeAndre Hopkins, but he doesn't have anywhere near the same upside. He'll be a risky low-tier WR2 in drafts.
Posted: 3/30/2020 2:29 pm UTC
Los Angeles Rams WR Brandin Cooks is not on the trading block, according to two sources.
Huddle Up: Cooks had a cryptic tweet Friday that created questions about his status with the Rams. Cooks is a boom-or-bust WR5 in fantasy. He could be worth a WR3, or he could be unrosterable.
Posted: 3/19/2020 4:15 pm UTC
Los Angeles Rams WR Brandin Cooks is available in a trade, The Athletic reported Thursday, March 19.
Huddle Up: Cooks is under contract through 2023 and is coming off his worst season (42 receptions-583 yards and two TDs) is six years in the league as he finished as one of fantasy's most disappointing wideouts. He's only 26, though, and has definite WR2 bounce-back potential wherever he's playing in 2020.
Posted: 3/01/2020 11:20 pm UTC
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley and WR Brandin Cooks might be candidates to restructure their contracts this offseason. Gurley, who is signed through 2023, has a cap hit of $17.25 million for 2020. Cooks, also signed through 2023, has a hit of $16.8 million.
Posted: 12/22/2019 4:35 am UTC
Los Angeles Rams WR Brandin Cooks caught four of his six targets for 39 yards and a touchdown, his second of the year, in a 34-31 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 16.
Huddle Up: Cooks may have scored for the first time since Week 2, but it was his sixth straight game being held below 50 receiving yards. You should be able to find better options.
Posted: 12/16/2019 7:35 am UTC
Los Angeles Rams WR Brandin Cooks had four catches for 46 yards in Week 15 against the Dallas Cowboys.
Huddle Up: Incredibly, the 46 receiving yards represented Cooks' best game since Oct. 20 against the Falcons. It's been a season to forget for Cooks, who has struggled with head injuries and will undoubtedly see his four-year streak of 1,000-plus-yard seasons snapped. It'd be a very risky play to insert him into your Week 16 lineup against the 49ers.
Posted: 12/09/2019 7:53 am UTC
Los Angeles Rams WR Brandin Cooks failed to record a catch on either of his two targets in Week 14 against the Seattle Seahawks.
Huddle Up: Cooks has suffered multiple concussions this season, but he has been a virtual non-factor in the offense since late September when he has played. This game marked the second time in four outings he did not record a catch, and he ran a poor route on one of the two targets he did see, leading to an interception. Cooks has not scored double-digit fantasy points in PPR setting since Week 4, meaning he needs to be on fantasy benches in Week 15 against the Dallas Cowboys.
Posted: 11/26/2019 5:50 am UTC
Los Angeles Rams WR Brandin Cooks was good for two receptions and 32 yards on four targets in Week 12 against the Baltimore Ravens.
Huddle Up: Cooks was back after a month-long absence, but he did very little to help fantasy owners. He hasn't scored since Week 2 against his former team, the New Orleans Saints, and he has just 10 catches for 138 yards on 18 targets across his past five games. Right now he can only be trusted as a WR5 in fantasy leagues, and that might even be a bit of a stretch. The Rams travel to meet the Cardinals in Week 13.