Brandin Cooks Fantasy Waiver Wire: Should I Pick Up the Cowboys WR This Week?

Should fantasy football managers take a look at Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Brandin Cooks on the waiver wire in Week 11?

If the Dallas Cowboys could play the New York Giants 17 times, then the Cowboys would probably break every scoring record. The Cowboys beat the Giants 49-17 on Sunday after defeating them 40-0 in Week 1 of the season.

In the game on Sunday, it was the passing game that shined. QB Dak Prescott threw for 404 yards, four touchdowns, and one interception. WR CeeDee Lamb had a huge game, finishing with 11 catches for 151 yards and one touchdown. That was his lowest number in his last three games.

He wasn’t the leading receiver on Sunday though, as WR Brandin Cooks had a huge game, and he could be picked up off your fantasy football waiver wire.

Should Cooks Be a Fantasy Waiver Wire Add in Week 11?

Cooks had nine catches for 173 yards and one touchdown in the win against the Giants. Entering the game against New York, Cooks only had 17 catches for 165 yards and two touchdowns. Yes, you are reading that right. Cooks had more yards on Sunday than he did the entire rest of the season.

When the Cowboys brought Cooks over, it seemed like he would be a perfect fit in Dallas. He has been very successful on some bad teams, and going in as the second or third option on Dallas seemed like a match made in heaven. While it hasn’t been the case yet, is Sunday a sign that things could be turning around?

Now, I am not saying that Cooks is going to put up the same numbers as he did on Sunday, but Cooks is worth making a move on the waiver wire. He has played nine full seasons in the NFL, and he has reached at least 1,000 yards in six of those years. For the majority of his career, he hasn’t played with a quarterback nearly as good as Prescott.

It took Cooks longer than expected to become more involved in the offense, but don’t be surprised at all if he goes on a run to end the season. He is currently 662 yards away from 1,000 with eight games remaining. To get to that number, he would need to average 82.6 yards per game.

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Call me crazy, but I think Cooks is going to make a major run at it. The Cowboys have some very favorable matchups coming up with games against the Carolina Panthers, the Washington Commanders, and the Seattle Seahawks in the next three games.

With the historic run that WR CeeDee Lamb is on, you can bet the Panthers are going to do everything they can to take him out of the game. TE Jake Ferguson has also been very good recently, as he has 36 catches for 354 yards and four touchdowns. Those are two guys that opponents are going to have to focus on.

That should create a lot of 1-on-1 opportunities for Cooks, and he is going to have an advantage over an opponent’s second or third cornerback nearly every single time.

The run for 1,000 yards continues this weekend at Carolina, as Cooks will have another 100-yard day. Cooks has a chance to go on a huge run down the stretch of the season, and now is the time to make your move.

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