WR Randall Cobb - Green Bay Packers
|5-10, 191||Born: 8-20-1990||College: Kentucky||Drafted: Round 2|
Despite earlier reluctance by the coaching staff to expose Cobb to injury, he has risen atop the punt returner depth chart for the Packers. Cobb may still split time with Micah Hyde or others.
News you need to know
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 29): Cobb is back to his touchdown scoring ways and he should be a WR1 for fantasy leagues that does not see your bench from here on out. Aaron Rodgers has recaptured his old form, so Cobb is ready to set new heights in fantasy productivity.
Week 5: vs Minnesota Vikings
Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2014 Week 2 vs NYJ (6 / 5 / 39 / 2 rec, 2 / 6 / 0 rush)
While he didn't get a ton of targets, Cobb made what he got count in a big way. Cobb and quarterback Aaron Rodgers hooked up twice for touchdowns and like the rest of his catches, they were short yardage affairs. Cobb was a good outlet for Rodgers when the heat was on, as he could get the ball in Cobb's hands and give the receiver a chance to make a play. Cobb's route running skills were on display during both touchdowns. On the first, Cobb steps as if he's going outside, throws a shoulder fake and goes inside, totally confusing the defender. There was still a little traffic, but Rodgers slipped the pass in and Cobb made a nice catch. The second was a small outlet pass for just a yard where the defender couldn't keep up with Cobb. Overall it was a solid day for him, and the Packers continue to try and find ways to get the ball in his hands.
2014 Week 3 vs DET (6 / 3 / 29 / 0 rec)
The Detroit Lions made sure they swarmed Randall Cobb whenever he was targeted so that even when he caught the ball, he was tackled immediately. As with Jordy Nelson, the defense did a bag-up job of covering Cobb on his routes, making it very hard to get open at all, and nearly impossible to do it cleanly. Along with the constant pressure on quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the smothering coverage made for a long day with little success for Cobb.
2014 Week 4 vs CHI (9 / 7 / 113 / 2 rec)
Kevin Patra of NFL.com wrote recently that Cobb had called his own play (and that of the offense's on the whole) embarrassing, so it should come as no surprise that he came out firing on Sunday. After an early overthrow from his quarterback, Cobb went on a tear, catching five of his next six targets and scoring the first of his two touchdowns. On the play, the defense was in man coverage with cornerback Isaiah Frey on Cobb, who easily beats him. Rodgers lobs a perfect pass which Cobb hauls in as Frey tries to knock the ball out of his hands. Cobb's second touchdown was even easier as he juked safety Chris Conte out of his shoes as he cut on an out route. Cobb was wide open for an easy touchdown. After weeks of poor play and low results where Cobb didn't look like his old self, he looked fantastic against the Chicago Bears.
Latest NewsPackers | Jordy Nelson piling up targets (Sat Sep 27, 11:56 PM) - Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson's 12.3 targets per game are the most in the NFL after three weeks, and WR Randall Cobb ranks second on the team with 7.0 targets per game. link to story Packers | Randall Cobb looks to break out (Fri Sep 26, 09:26 PM) - Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb will be facing the Chicago Bears in Week 4. In his final meeting against the Bears in Week 15 of the 2012 season, he had six grabs for 115 yards. In his only meeting last season against the Bears, he managed two catches for 55 yards, and both grabs went for touchdowns. Our View: Message! We like Cobb as a top-10 fantasy WR this week because of the matchup. The Packers offense has looked out of sync this year. Watch them get back on track against a Bears defense that gives up about 370 yards of total offense each game.
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|6||@ Miami Dolphins|
|7||vs Carolina Panthers|
|8||@ New Orleans Saints|
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|10||vs Chicago Bears|
|11||vs Philadelphia Eagles|
|12||@ Minnesota Vikings|
|13||vs New England Patriots|
|14||vs Atlanta Falcons|
|15||@ Buffalo Bills|
|16||@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|17||vs Detroit Lions|