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Saints fantasy football: Week 15, Cardinals

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Sep 13, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton and Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians talk after the game at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 13, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton and Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians talk after the game at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports /
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Brandin Cooks

Nov 17, 2016; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers strong safety Kurt Coleman (20) returns an interception as New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks (10) defends in the second quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 17, 2016; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers strong safety Kurt Coleman (20) returns an interception as New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks (10) defends in the second quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports /

Brandin Cooks fantasy outlook: Sit him.

It’s entirely possible the Cardinals elect to put Patrick Peterson on Michael Thomas. But if they stick to the script, he’ll cover Cooks. And that means a slow day for the speedster.

Cooks never performs well against elite CBs. Never. And he’s struggled against Peterson specifically in the past. That’s not to say that he can’t have a decent day. Like I say every week, all he needs is one to put up serious points. 

But with the Saints offense struggling so heavily, it’s hard to see any reason for optimism with Cooks matchup here. 

Like Ingram, Cooks can be considered a flex option. Low floor, high ceiling. But he’s more likely than not to land on the floor. If you have anyone with any semblance of consistency, I’d go with them. If not, I guess you could do worse than Cooks.

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