Report: WR Brandin Cooks upset with role in Saints offense

The Saints’ offense scored seven touchdowns in Sunday’s win over the Rams, so surely everyone must be feeling good, right?


Saints receiver Brandin Cooks, who did not have a pass thrown his way on Sunday, is apparently getting upset with his role. Mike Triplett of ESPN reports that Cooks has felt a growing frustration with his usage in the offense, thinking that he ought to be the primary option.

Fantasy Impact: 

Cooks posted a cryptic social media message this week saying, “I guess I have to turn into a businessman,” perhaps implying that if the Saints aren’t going to use him the way he thinks he should be used, he’s going to save his body for when he can hit free agency and go to a team that values his services. Still, it’s not like Cooks is being ignored in the passing game: He’s second on the team in catches (51), yards (736) and touchdowns (six). The good news is maybe the Saint go out of their way to feed Cooks this week.

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