Patriots' Brandin Cooks in line for a big performance in Week 2

Brandin Cooks is projected to be a top-5 wide receiver in the New England Patriots' Week 2 matchup against the New Orleans Saints.

What It Means:

Cooks grabbed 3-of-7 targets for 88 yards in the Patriots' 42-27 blowout loss to the Chiefs. While it may not have been the explosive performance some were hoping for, it was a solid debut for Cooks on his new team. The Patriots have a juicy matchup with the Saints that has the highest point total on the board (54.5).

Our models rank Cooks as the WR5 in Week 2, and project him for 5.4 receptions, 86.0 yards, and 0.6 touchdowns. That would net him 14.9 fantasy points at his $7,900 salary on FanDuel.