Fantasy Fallout From the Brandin Cooks Trade
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The Rams have been very active this offseason. They were mentioned as a potential suitor of Giants receiver Odell Beckham, but instead they made waves by acquiring Brandin Cooks from the Patriots. Los Angeles traded away the 23rd overall pick and a sixth-round pick to land him from the Patriots. New England gave up Cooks and a fourth-rounder to acquire the additional draft capital. The move suggests that the Patriots did not want to pay Cooks, as he was entering the final year of his rookie contract. The massive paydays that WRs Allen Robinson and Sammy Watkins received probably played a part in the Patriots’ decision making. This news takes the Rams out of the Beckham sweepstakes, but it also has massive ramifications for the 2018 fantasy values of players on both rosters.