The Case for Cooks
Brandin Cooks came onto the fantasy scene quickly in 2014 providing owners with WR2 production (top 24 at the wide receiver position) before suffering a season-ending thumb injury in Week 11. With the success of other 2014 rookie wide receivers like Odell Beckham Jr. and Mike Evans, it seems based on his current ADP (average draft position) of 33, which puts him as the 14th wide receiver off the board, many are underestimating Cooks’ 2015 potential, especially in points-per-reception (PPR) formats.
No wide receiver has had the situation around them improve more heading into 2015 than Cooks. With Jimmy Graham heading to Seattle and Kenny Stills to Miami, there are now 209 additional targets to be had in the historically pass-happy Saints offense. Couple this with the team not addressing the wide receiver position in the draft or free agency and the likelihood of Cooks’ targets increasing drastically this season is very high.