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Brandin Cooks start or sit: Week 13 fantasy football advice

We break down the fantasy football outlook of Brandin Cooks ahead of the Seahawks Week 13 matchup against the Cowboys.

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Brandin Cooks (3) during the first quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium.  Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Brandin Cooks will face off against the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday Night Football. After a bumpy start to the season, Cooks has developed a strong role in this offense.

Fantasy Football analysis: Cowboys WR Brandin Cooks

In 10 games, Cooks has 33 receptions for 452 yards and four touchdowns. Early in the year, it seemed that Dak and him were still getting comfortable together. But this passing game is starting to look like what a lot of fans thought it could be when the Cowboys traded for Cooks. CeeDee Lamb and Cooks compliment each other well.

Start or sit in Week 13 PPR leagues?

Cook should start in 8-10 team PPR leagues and 12-14 team PPR leagues. In a smaller league, I would put him in as a flex. Seattle has struggled against the pass this season and you have to expect them to go all out to stop Lamb which should open it up for Cooks. PPR plays a big role in starting Cooks as well because I think he could have a healthy number of receptions here.

Start or sit in Week 13 standard leagues?

In smaller and bigger standard leagues, Cooks should start as WR2. I would try to fit in a running back in the flex of non-PPR leagues. But like I noted above, this should be a big week for Cooks. He’s accumulated 70+ receiving yards in two of his last three games and in those three games, Cooks has 19 targets. Prescott is throwing him the ball, so I wouldn't expect to see his number decrease.