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Brandin Cooks (wrist/personal) status 'up in the air' for Texans

Houston Texans wide receiver Brandin Cooks' status for Thursday night's Week 9 game against the Philadelphia Eagles is "up in the air," per Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.

What It Means:

Cooks is listed as questionable with a wrist injury, but the uncertainty for Thursday night has more to do with the receiver's displeasure from not being traded at Tuesday's deadline. Nico Collins (groin) has been ruled out, so the Texans might be without their two leading receivers versus the Eagles. If that's the case, Phillip Dorsett, Chris Moore, and Tyron Johnson will attempt to catch passes from Davis Mills against Philadelphia's secondary. There will also be more targets available for Rex Burkhead and Dameon Pierce out of the backfield.

numberFire's models currently project Cooks for 11.1 FanDuel points in Week 9 and to lead the Texans with 9.1 targets, 5.4 receptions, and 64.5 yards. He has an $11,500 salary on Thursday's single-game slate. The Eagles have the the third-best pass defense and third-worst run defense in our advanced team metrics for the season, creating a funnel for Dameon Pierce and the ground game.