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.
Posted: 11/23/2019 11:14 pm UTC
Los Angeles Rams WR Brandin Cooks (concussion) practiced in full again Saturday, Nov. 23, and has been cleared to play Monday, Nov. 25, against the Baltimore Ravens.
Huddle Up: Cooks hasn't played since Week 8 due to concussion issues. He cleared the protocol earlier in the week and will return to the field Monday. He's a high-end WR3 in a game likely to see the Rams playing from behind for the majority of the game.
Posted: 11/23/2019 4:07 pm UTC
Los Angeles Rams WR Brandin Cooks said he never considered retirement after sustaining his second concussion in a 25-day span during Week 8's game. He cleared concussion protocol earlier this week and is expected to return to action for Week 12's game against the Baltimore Ravens.
Huddle Up: Cooks was a full practice participant Thursday, Nov. 21, and is expected to receive his normal workload in Monday night's game versus the Ravens. He should be a starting option in fantasy leagues despite the difficult matchup.
Posted: 11/23/2019 12:59 am UTC
Los Angeles Rams WR Brandin Cooks (concussion) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 22. The Rams did not hold a practice Friday, so this is an estimation.
Huddle Up: Cooks should receive his normal workload this week since he has been cleared to play. He will be facing a tough Baltimore Ravens defense but should still be a starting option in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 11/22/2019 12:58 am UTC
Los Angeles Rams WR Brandin Cooks (concussion) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 21.
Huddle Up: Cooks has been cleared to play in the Week 12 game and should receive a solid amount of targets in the passing game. He should be a starting option in all fantasy leagues despite the tough matchup.
Posted: 11/20/2019 10:19 pm UTC
Los Angeles Rams WR Brandin Cooks (concussion) has been cleared to play in the Week 12 game, according to head coach Sean McVay.
Huddle Up: Cooks will be back in the lineup after missing several games because of his second concussion of the season. He should be a focal point in the passing game this week and can be a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 11/19/2019 7:26 pm UTC
Los Angeles Rams WR Brandin Cooks (concussion) is expected to return from a two-game absence and play in Week 12 versus the Baltimore Ravens.
Huddle Up: Such news in previous years would have been cause for celebration, but Cooks' poor production this season - mostly due to the regression Jared Goff has experienced - makes the 26-year-old receiver a risky fantasy starter, especially given the matchup. There's also the matter of Cooks' troubling history with concussions, and the fact one more in 2019 could put his season - if not his career - in some jeopardy.