Player Fantasy Projection
Brandin Cooks 2016 Fantasy Projection And Ranking
Brandin Cooks Bio & Career Stats
Position: Wide Receiver
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Additional Bio Information
Birth Date: ,
Lincoln HS [Stockton, CA]
Drafted: 2014 New Orleans Saints
(Round: 1 #20)
|Brandin Cooks 2016 Fantasy Projection
||*Avg Games Played
||2015 Fantasy Ranking
|2016 Bye Week
||Head Coach Change
||**Coming Off Injury
||Depth Chart Change
||Higher Fantasy Avg then League
||Harder Schedule in 2016
||Better Defenses in 2016
||Better Pass Defenses in 2016
||Better Against Sub 500 Teams
|Brandin Cooks Previous Years Stats
|Year||Team||Gms||Recs||Rec Yds||Rec Tds||Pass Yds||Pass Tds||Rush Yds||Rush Tds||FGs||XPs||Fan Pts||Fan Pts Avg|
|Brandin Cooks 2016 Fantasy Analysis
Brandin Cooks has beaten his fantasy projection 2 straight years. His best fantasy WR ranking was #13 in 2015.
Cooks beat his previous year fantasy game average last year.
, and he was ranked the 169th most consistent player overall.
Career Experience Outlook:
Cooks is entering his 3rd year in the NFL. Over the past 15 years, on average, WRs in their 3rd year have seen an increase in fantasy pts per game of 0.32 from their 2nd year.
Throughout his career Cooks has averaged 2.40 fantasy pts per game more than the league WR average. The average fantasy pts per game by WRs in 2015 was 4.23.
Depth Chart Change:
No Change in Depth Chart.
Based on prior performance, a change in roster skilled positions projects a lower fantasy average of (0.454) pts per game for Cooks. At the Running Back/Full Back position: C.J. Spiller (2015 Avg: 2.70 Pts/Game) is no longer starting, Austin Johnson (2015 Avg: 1.68 Pts/Game) has left the team and Mark Ingram (2015 Avg: 11.08 Pts/Game) has been added to the starting lineup. At the Wide Receiver position: Marques Colston (2015 Avg: 3.85 Pts/Game) has left the team and Michael Thomas has been added to the starting lineup. At the Tight End position: Benjamin Watson (2015 Avg: 4.83 Pts/Game) has left the team, Josh Hill (2015 Avg: 1.64 Pts/Game) is now starting and Coby Fleener (2015 Avg: 2.84 Pts/Game) has been added to the starting lineup. Along the Offenisve Line: Jahri Evans and Justin Drescher have left the team and Andrus Peat and Tim Lelito are now starting.
Based on the winning percentage of the teams on the schedule Cooks plays this year (104 - 88 - 0 0.542%) will be more difficult compared to the teams on the schedule from last season (100 - 108 - 0 0.481%), and last season's teams gave up more points (5,000) compared to this season's teams (4,269) so this could mean less fantasy points.
Performance Against Sub 500 Teams:
Cooks surprisingly had a higher fantasy avg (7.55 pts/game) against winning teams last year compared to teams with a losing record (6.82 pts/game), so with a more difficult schedule for the upcoming season it could be an indication of a higher fantasy average.
From a defensive standpoint, Cooks will face defenses that are stronger this year (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 14.00 - 6 Top 10 Defenses and 3 Top 5 Defenses) compared to last season (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 17.46 - 4 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses), and last season's teams gave up more passing yards (246 yds/game including 4 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses) compared to this season's teams (240 yds/game including 4 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses).
In Season Trends:
Throughout his career Cooks has been a slow starter, but has had his best 4 game stretch during the second quarter of the year (8.01 pts per game), followed by the 4th quarter (7.82 pts per game), 3rd quarter (7.47 pts per game) and 1st quarter (3.95 pts per game). His best weekly fantasy average has been in week 8 (16.60 pts per game), week 10 (14.25 pts per game) and week 5 (7.83 pts per game), and his worst weekly average has been in week 4 (1.40 pts per game), week 7 (2.60 pts per game) and week 2 (3.33 pts per game).