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Brandin Cooks 2017 Fantasy Projection And Ranking

Brandin Cooks Bio & Career Stats

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Jersey:
Position: Wide Receiver
Career: 3 Years
Height: 5-10
Weight: 186
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Additional Bio Information

Birth Date: ,
Birth Place: Stockton, CA
High School: Lincoln HS [Stockton, CA]
College: Oregon St.
Drafted: 2014 New Orleans Saints (Round: 1 #20)

Wide Receiver Rankings:
<< Sammy Watkins    Kelvin Benjamin >>
Position Projections:
QB | RB | WR | TE | K | Draft Kit Index

  * Average Games Played the Previous 3 Years
  ** Player Missed More than 8 Games the Previous Season Due to Injury
Brandin Cooks 2017 Fantasy Projection
2017 Pts 2017 Avg Depth Chart *Avg Games Played 2016 Avg 2016 Fantasy Ranking 2016 Consistency
84.98 5.73 1 15.50 7.31 11 --
2017 Bye Week Team Change Head Coach Change **Coming Off Injury Depth Chart Change Higher Fantasy Avg then League Harder Schedule in 2017 Better Defenses in 2017 Better Pass Defenses in 2017 Better Against Sub 500 Teams
5 Yes No No No Yes No No No Yes
Brandin Cooks Previous Years Stats
YearTeamGmsRecsRec YdsRec TdsPass YdsPass TdsRush YdsRush TdsFGsXPsFan PtsFan Pts Avg
2016 Saints1578117380030000109.657.31
2015 Saints1684114090018000112.807.05
2014 Saints10535503007310058.805.88
Brandin Cooks 2017 Fantasy Analysis
Career Synopsis:
Brandin Cooks has beaten his fantasy projection 3 straight years. His best fantasy WR ranking was #8 in 2016.
Fantasy Trends:
Cooks' fantasy game average per year has been going up for 2 years.
Player Consistency:
, and he was ranked the 193rd most consistent player overall.
Career Experience Outlook:
Cooks is entering his 4th year in the NFL. Over the past 15 years, on average, WRs in their 4th year have seen an increase in fantasy pts per game of 0.12 from their 3rd year.
Position Outlook:
Throughout his career Cooks has averaged 2.71 fantasy pts per game more than the league WR average. The average fantasy pts per game by WRs in 2016 was 3.97.
Depth Chart Change:
No Change in Depth Chart. He has changed teams since last year moving from the Saints to the Patriots.
Player Turnover:
Based on prior performance, a change in roster skilled positions projects a lower fantasy average of (1.331) pts per game for Cooks. At the Quarterback position: Drew Brees (2016 Avg: 24.08 Pts/Game) has been added to the starting lineup. At the Running Back/Full Back position: John Kuhn (2016 Avg: 2.86 Pts/Game) and Mark Ingram (2016 Avg: 11.27 Pts/Game) have been added to the starting lineup. At the Wide Receiver position: Willie Snead (2016 Avg: 4.95 Pts/Game) has been added to the starting lineup. At the Tight End position: Coby Fleener (2016 Avg: 3.48 Pts/Game) has been added to the starting lineup. Along the Offenisve Line: Zach Strief, Max Unger, Justin Drescher, Tim Lelito and Terron Armstead have been added to the starting lineup.
Schedule Difficulty:
Based on the winning percentage of the teams on the schedule Cooks played last year (107 - 99 - 2 0.519%) were more difficult compared to the teams on the schedule for the upcoming season (104 - 104 - 1 0.500%), and this season's teams gave up more points (4,861) compared to last season's teams (4,763) so this could mean more fantasy points.
Performance Against Sub 500 Teams:
Cooks had a lower fantasy avg (6.59 pts/game) against winning teams last year compared to teams with a losing record (8.76 pts/game), and with a less difficult schedule for the upcoming season it could also be a indication of a better fantasy season.
Defenses:
From a defensive standpoint, Cooks faced defenses that were stronger last year (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 16.54 - 5 Top 10 Defenses and 3 Top 5 Defenses) compared to the upcoming season (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 17.77 - 3 Top 10 Defenses and 1 Top 5 Defense), and this season's teams gave up more passing yards (244 yds/game including 4 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses) compared to last season's teams (241 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 (8.81 pts per game), followed by the 4th quarter (7.34 pts per game), 3rd quarter (6.87 pts per game) and 1st quarter (4.84 pts per game). His best weekly fantasy average has been in week 15 (16.75 pts per game), week 8 (13.80 pts per game) and week 10 (13.13 pts per game), and his worst weekly average has been in week 4 (1.45 pts per game), week 14 (2.25 pts per game) and week 11 (2.90 pts per game).
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