Cooks and Toon "have looked terrific throughout camp," according to ESPN's Mike Triplett. With Saints WR Kenny Stills missing time with a quad injury, Cooks and Toon have impressed coaches with the extra reps they're seeing. Saints head coach Sean Payton identified Toon in particular as a player having a "fantastic camp." Second-year WR Stills and third-year man Toon are vying for playing time in a Saints passing attack that has produced 5,000 yards for three straight seasons.
Cooks was the Saints first-round pick in the 2014 draft, and has been talked up quite a bit as a player who could have a fantasy impact in his rookie year. The former former Oregon State WR turned heads with a lightning-fast 4.33 40-yard dash at the draft combine. Toon, on the other hand, is a relative sleeper in fantasy. The Saints 6-foot-4 fourth-rounder from 2012 was placed on injured reserve his first season, then caught just four balls in eight games his second year. But with WR Lance Moore and prolific pass-catching RB Darren Sproles joining other teams this year, Saints QB Drew Brees will be eager to develop new threats to complement veteran WR Marques Colston and stud TE Jimmy Graham in his high-flying passing attack. Don't be surprised to see either or both of Cooks and Toon develop into valuable fantasy commodities this season.