The Case for Cooks

Mike Brusko explains why Brandin Cooks will be a top five wide receiver in PPR leagues this season.

| 1 year ago
Cooks over Williams

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.

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    • TrapMan

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  • mdorathy

    I would have to say this is a bit of a reach. Even with less targets to throw to in NO. His catch percentage is not sustainable. Jarvis landry was the only guy last year with over 100 targets to catch at 80 percent. And nobody with 120 targets was above 75 percent. Outside of a major brakeout i don’t see him going over 115 recs. Still fantastic but, this is a more realistic ceiling for him.