Brandin Cooks Injury Update Suggests He'll Play in Week 6 Following Concussion
By Zach Brunner
After suffering a concussion last Thursday, the extra days of rest proved to be beneficial for Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Brandin Cooks, as he has cleared concussion protocol and will be active in the Week 6 matchup against the San Francisco 49ers.
Before leaving Week 5 early with a concussion, Cooks averaged 74.0 receiving yards per game over the first four weeks. His big-play ability will be needed on Sunday, going up against a tough 49ers' defense that has surrendered just 14.3 points per game this season (No. 4 in NFL).
Playing at home has proved to be beneficial for Cooks, though. Since the start of last season, Cooks has averaged 91.2 receiving yards at home, compared to 56.1 yards on the road in the regular season.
With Todd Gurley likely missing the game, the Rams will take any offensive boost they can get.
If you have Cooks on your fantasy team, play him as you normally would, with no expected setbacks or restrictions as a result of last week's concussion.
However, against a stout 49ers' defense that has held opponents to just 175.8 passing yards per game (No. 2 in the NFL), it may be wise to temper expectations for Cooks.
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