Fantasy Harm Updates: Is Brandin Cooks taking part in Thursday evening?

Brandin Cooks battled accidents in 2019 with the Rams, and his ’20 season with a brand new crew is not getting off to a significantly better begin. The brand new Texans WR has handled load administration all through coaching camp and now might be stored out of Thursday Night time Soccer as a result of a quad damage. His potential lively/inactive standing has fantasy soccer impacts on Deshaun Watson, Will Fuller, Randall Cobb and Kenny Stills, together with the plain of Cooks himself. After all, that may even have an effect on Week 1 fantasy begin ’em, sit ’em selections, so you may wager loads of homeowners might be looking for updates on whether or not Cooks will play proper up till kickoff. 

We’ll have updates beneath within the meantime and proper up till the official inactive report is launched at round 6:50 p.m. ET. For extra fantasy information, observe us on Twitter @SN_Fantasy.

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Is Brandin Cooks taking part in Thursday evening?

Cooks did not obtain full repetitions all through August because the Texans tried to maintain him wholesome, as a substitute seeing him “fastidiously managed” all through coaching camp. It seems he was additionally coping with a quad damage, as Cooks was restricted in Monday’s and Wednesday’s practices along with lacking Tuesday’s exercise.

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Whereas it is an general constructive that Cooks returned to some type of apply on Wednesday, it is potential his snaps might be “fastidiously managed” Thursday evening. An lively Cooks can be a dangerous WR3/flex play. Houston will probably throw loads, however Cooks can solely produce if he stays on the sector.

WEEK 1 STANDARD RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Working again | Huge receiver | Tight finish | D/ST | Kicker

If Cooks is inactive, Kenny Stills turns into the Texans’ beginning outdoors WR reverse Will Fuller. Stills would make an fascinating Thursday Night time Soccer DFS play if he begins. Fuller is a borderline WR2/three no matter Cooks’ standing as he makes an attempt to take over DeAndre Hopkins’ lead function within the Houston offense.

WEEK 1 PPR RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Working again | Huge receiver | Tight finish | D/ST | Kicker

Deshaun Watson ought to be in your fantasy lineups no matter Cooks’ standing. Randall Cobb may even begin within the slot no matter whether or not Cooks performs. Cobb will get a slight increase if Cooks is out, turning into a borderline PPR flex play.

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