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Brandin Cooks: Early waiver wire option in Week 7

Brandin Cooks reels in 17 catches for 229 receiving yards and two touchdowns in his last two outings with the Houston Texans.

Houston Texans wide receiver Brandin Cooks (13) celebrates after catching a touchdown pass during the second half against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium. Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Texans might not have much of a defense, but with Bill O’Brien out of town, they’re at least putting up some points. This week against the Titans, DeShaun Watson passed for 335 yards and two touchdowns, helping Will Fuller, Darren Fells and Brandin Cooks to good fantasy showings.

Cooks was able to catch all nine of his targets for 68 yards and a touchdown against Tennessee. And last week, Cooks caught 8-of-12 for 161 yards and another touchdown. That big performance pushed fantasy players to pick Cooks up off waivers, but they didn’t go all in. Cooks is only rostered in 62 percent of leagues at the moment, and that should be much closer to 100 percent as long as Deshaun Watson is throwing him the ball and the Texans defense is giving up big points.

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