Fantasy Football Reaction: Brandin Cooks Traded to the Rams

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In yet another aggressive offseason move, the Los Angeles Rams have acquired WR Brandin Cooks and a 2018 fourth-round pick from the New England Patriots. The Pats, who essentially rented Cooks on the final year of his rookie contract, receive a first-round pick (23rd overall) and sixth-round selection in return. Cooks will now join his…

Since making this trade the Patriots have acquired TE Troy Niklas from Arizona and Center Luke Bowanko from Jacksonville. Do you believe these moves are a hint that they are preparing to send their first round picks to New York?

Would NOT be surprised to see them move their picks elsewhere for win-now pieces, but I doubt it’s for OBJ. I expect Belichick to trade for a vet he sees another year of value in or sign a Jordan Matthews/Jeremy Maclin-type guy, rather than emptying his pockets on a volatile superstar who will demand MASSIVE payment.