In his first year with the squad, he finished with 1,150 yards and six touchdowns.
A year later, he had 1,037 yards and six touchdowns even if the team went through changes at quarterback.
Despite his efforts, he is yet to receive an individual award throughout his NFL career.
But even then, ESPN analyst Field Yates does not hold it against him.
Brandin Cooks in 8 NFL seasons:
– 6 1,000+ yard seasons
– 5 78+ catch seasons
– career-high 90 catches in 2021
Underrated player. pic.twitter.com/nJJqxiDjVG
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) August 19, 2022
In a recent tweet, he pointed out that Cooks has six seasons of at least 1,000 receiving yards and five seasons of at least 78 receptions.
Yates said, “To me, he’s next-tier Keenan Allen. You’ll kinda know what you’re gonna get. There’s less upside but he had seven-plus targets in ten games. He had 90 catches last year, that’s a career-high. He got a new contract this offseason and there are no signs of decline from Brandin Cooks.”
He added, “He has 78 catches in five of his eight seasons. Also, look at the players around him. There’s no real threat to steal a bunch of targets from him.”
Steady Target In Fantasy Football
From a fantasy football perspective, Yates said about him, “In a game where you don’t know what’s going to happen on any play and with a lot of players, there’s some comfort in Brandin Cooks.”
He may not have the flashiest of highlights every week but he gets the job done.
That attribute makes him an intriguing option for those who are building their fantasy team.
But in the real games, the Texans hope that he will continue producing the same consistent numbers every week.
He and Davis Mills form a fascinating core for the Texans on offense.