WR Randall Cobb - Green Bay Packers
|5-10, 191||Born: 8-20-1990||College: Kentucky||Drafted: Round 2|
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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Dec 5): Cobb at least scored in Week 13, but he has only gone over 50 receiving yards once in the last five games. He's merely bench depth against Seattle this week.
Week 14: vs Seattle Seahawks
Mark and Joe say: Tough matchup. Despite snowy conditions last week, Aaron Rodgers led the Packers to a 21-13 win over Houston, throwing 20/30 for 209 yards passing, two TDs and zero interceptions thrown (with one sack taken for -9 yards). He relied on favorites Jordy Nelson (10 targets for 8/118/1 receiving) and Randall Cobb (three for 3/19/1) to pull in the TDs - Davante Adams saw seven targets (second on the team last week) but struggled with just 1/17/0 receiving (his worst game of the year). The Seahawks lead the NFL allowing just 16.2 points per game - something to keep in mind when setting lineups this week. Seattle just lost free safety Earl Thomas (broken leg) for the season, but they held Carolina to seven points and 14/33 for 182 net yards passing, one TD and one interception thrown last weekend - this after they gave up 21/28 for 220 net yards passing, two TDs and one interception thrown, with zero sacks of Jameis Winston two weeks ago. To date, Seattle is ranked ninth i the NFL averaging 231.0 net passing yards allowed per game, with 11 passing scores (second-least in the NFL) allowed vs. 11 interceptions (tied for eighth in the NFL) and 31 sacks (tied for fourth) generated. From Week 10 to Week 13 of the 2016 season (over the last four weeks, but includes 10 teams on bye during that time span - each team has at least three games played in the last four weeks), Seattle has averaged 16.3 fantasy points allowed per game to opposing quarterbacks (third-least in the NFL); and 19.6 fantasy points per game allowed to wide receivers (12th-least); with 9.2 fantasy points given up per game to tight ends (10th-most). This is a tough matchup for any NFL passing offense this year.
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2016 Week 13 vs HOU (3 / 3 / 19 / 1 rec)
While he had a relatively quiet game, Cobb caught all of his targets, including the first touchdown of the game. On the play, which occurred in the second quarter, Cobb initially ran a short curl or comeback route, but saw his quarterback in trouble and jumped off his route to head to the same side of the field as Aaron Rodgers. Cobb made his cross in the end zone, and had a step on the defender so as soon as Rodgers saw him, he delivered the ball for the score.
2016 Week 12 vs PHI (7 / 6 / 41 / 0 rec)
Like Jordy Nelson, a lot of Cobb's receptions were short, but in his case, they were so close to the line of scrimmage that Cobb's production was really low. His yards per catch was just 6.8, and defenders were often right on top of him when the ball arrived. Even when they weren't, because of the incredibly short nature of the passes, the defenders were able to get Cobb before he could make a significant impact after the catch.
2016 Week 11 vs WAS (5 / 3 / 84 / 0 rec)
Cobb had a really hard time with corner Kendall Fuller, who was all over him early on. Cobb did make a nice catch over Fuller in the third quarter and had a tremendous catch and run in the fourth. On that play, Cobb made a nice catch across the middle, made Fuller miss a tackle and extended for the first down. He spun out of the grasp of another defender, then ran down the field for massive yardage until Fuller caught up with him and tackled him.
2016 Week 10 vs TEN (8 / 4 / 31 / 0 rec)
The expectation was that Cobb would get his usual work, but despite being on the field for 69 percent of the plays, he didn't see a ton of targets. His very first target was thrown behind him by Aaron Rodgers, and then he fell down on a route for his second target. Rodgers also missed him on a deep route when he had clear separation on the defender. Rodgers also threw a pass to Cobb in the end zone which was nearly picked off when a cornerback peeled off covering Davante Adams to help triple cover Cobb. The ball was a little high, but over the heads of the first two defenders. The cornerback was able to get over and behind Cobb and the receiver had to jar the ball loose.
2016 Week 9 vs IND (2 / 2 / 14 / 1 rec)
We didn't even know Cobb would play, and even when he was dressed, we didn't really see him until the third quarter. His first play was a handoff which he took left and then fumbled when he was hit. The officials ruled it dead and out of bounds because they said a defender had touched the ball (before possession) while also out of bounds, but the replays showed that to be incorrect. Cobb's next two plays had better results. One was a short pass which he took and fought for extra yards to get a first down and the second was a touchdown which he caught along the back of the end zone. Cobb ran a nice route on that one, gaining separation and Aaron Rodgers threw a nice pass over the defenders near the line of scrimmage to Cobb who leapt up and caught it.
2016 Week 7 vs CHI (15 / 11 / 95 / 1 rec, 5 / 21 / 0 rush)
Cobb scored on a simple out route into the end zone where he caught a nice loft from quarterback Aaron Rodgers. He nearly had a few other scores, but on one he couldn't hang on as Bears corner Cre'Veon LeBlanc knocked the ball away and then couldn't get his second foot down late in the first half. What was really great was seeing him make defenders miss again, as he did early on in the game on a 2nd and 1 play where he made a short catch, ducked under a grasping defender and then took the ball another six yards. The Packers threw the ball on a lot of shorter routes, and that seemed to suit Cobb and give him a bigger role in the offense than we've seen for much of the season.
2016 Week 6 vs DAL (11 / 7 / 53 / 1 rec)
Cobb did very little again this week, though that was more about quarterback Aaron Rodgers than it was about the receiver. The target on Rodger's interception, Cobb did score a touchdown late in the game when he ran a short route into the flat and the defense was too slow to adjust to him, letting him practically walk into the end zone. The game was pretty much over by then, and it was the one time the offense moved the ball really well all game.
2016 Week 5 vs NYG (11 / 9 / 108 / 0 rec, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)
Last week Cobb was a complete non-factor, but this time out he was much more like his old self. Jordy Nelson seemed to have issues getting open more vertically and couldn't get ahold of the passes thrown his way, so quarterback Aaron Rodgers ended up having to throw shorter passes. Cobb took advantage. The receiver also was able to gain more yards after the catch, showing some elusiveness and athleticism as he made tacklers miss or just ran by them. Cobb did have a touchdown nullified by a penalty and it was a very nice grab. Cobb split the seam with the route, and Rodgers threw a high pass to him, which he extended his body to grab. Unfortunately the play was flagged by fouls from both teams and didn't count.
2016 Week 3 vs DET (3 / 1 / 33 / 0 rec)
Cobb and Aaron Rodgers connected up once early on, as Rodgers scrambled away from pressure and Cobb found a seam between defenders. Rodgers hit the wide open receiver, and Cobb turned upfield and added another 15 yards after the catch. Cobb was targeted one more time in the first and then disappeared until the fourth quarter. Some of that was because Rodgers and Jordy Nelson were on fire, and some of it was the slow, plodding ground game head coach Mike McCarthy favored in the second half which limited the passing offense.
2016 Week 2 vs MIN (7 / 5 / 42 / 0 rec, 1 / 1 / 0 rush)
Cobb's biggest play came early when he recovered a loose ball dropped by the Vikings after they stripped Davante Adams. He had very little opportunity to create extra yards after the catch, as the Vikings did a very good job of hitting him right after he made a catch.
2016 Week 1 vs JAX (8 / 6 / 57 / 0 rec, 3 / 11 / 0 rush)
With Jordy Nelson back, Cobb can move back to a pure No. 2/slot guy where he is most comfortable. Unfortunately, the numbers weren't all that impressive (for anyone on the team, really) though Cobb led the team with six receptions. He didn't really get open the way he normally can and he didn't add many yards after the catch either. The Jaguars did a good job containing him and limiting the damage he did.
Latest NewsPackers | Randall Cobb able to score (Sun Dec 4, 09:03 PM) - Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb posted three catches for just 19 yards in the Week 13 game against the Houston Texans, but he was able to salvage the stat line with a touchdown. Our View: Cobb was only a 'what the heck' flex this week against the Texans, but he paid off with that touchdown. We love the snow angel he did in the end zone after the score.
link to story Packers | Randall Cobb quiet in victory (Tue Nov 29, 12:24 AM) - Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb posted six receptions for 41 yards in the Week 12 game against the Philadelphia Eagles Monday, Nov. 28. He was targeted seven times. link to story
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