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WR Randall Cobb - Green Bay Packers

5-10, 191Born: 8-20-1990College: KentuckyDrafted: Round 2

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News you need to know

General News (Wed Oct 19): practiced fully on Wednesday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

General News (Tue Oct 18): partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

Week 7: vs Chicago Bears

All WR vs CHI

Mark and Joe say: Good matchup. This is one of the storied rivalries of the NFC, so look for a spirited battle between these NFC North teams on Thursday. The Packers' passing game got close to 300 yards last weekend, with 31/42 for 294 yards passing, one TD and one interception thrown by Aaron Rodgers, and one sack taken for zero yards. Ty Montgomery, in a hybrid RB/WR role, handled 12 targets and led the team in receiving with 10/98/0, followed by Randall Cobb (11 targets for 7/53/1 receiving) and Jordy Nelson (seven for 5/68/0). Davante Adamas handled three targets for 2/34/0 but exited the game with what turned out to be a concussion. He didn't practice on Tuesday and with a short week to get ready for this Thursday Night game, it would be a surprise to see Adams playing this week. The Bears' secondary took some injury attrition, too, last weekend - cornerback Deiondre' Hall (ankle) was spotted with his right ankle in a cast following a Week Six loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. He is considered week-to-week after it was revealed he did not suffer a fracture and will not require surgery. Cornerback Tracy Porter emerged from the game with a knee injury and both he and Hall missed the team practice on Tuesday for the upcoming Thursday game. Last week in the game, Chicago gave up 20/33 for 263 net yards passing, one TD and one interception thrown to Blake Bortles and company (with two sacks for -8 yards). Two weeks ago Andrew Luck threw 28/39 for 298 net yards passing, two TDs and zero interceptions thrown, with five sacks taken for -24 yards while facing Chicago. They are not a shut-down secondary, as you can see - right now, the Bears average 233.5 net passing yards allowed per game (10th in the NFL) but they have been far beyond that mark in recent weeks. From Week Four to Week Six of the 2016 season (over the last three weeks), Chicago has averaged 17.5 fantasy points allowed per game to opposing quarterbacks (seventh-least in the NFL); and 24.2 fantasy points per game allowed to wide receivers (14th-most); with 6.3 fantasy points given up per game to tight ends (13th-least). This is a mediocre pass defense as of Week Seven. This looks like a good matchup for the home-team Packers. Also, Lacy is banged up (he might not play) and the rushing matchup isn't great, so the Packers' offense will likely lean on Rodgers' passing arm in this one.

Recent Stats and Projections

3 vs DET 42 0 0 0 3 1 33 0 0 3.3
5 vs NYG 55 1 0 0 11 9 108 0 0 10.8
6 vs DAL 53 0 0 0 11 7 53 1 0 11.3
7 vs CHI PROJ-Dodds * 1 * * 5 * * * *
7 vs CHI PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 5 * * * *
7 vs CHI PROJ-Bloom * 1 * * 8 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

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 News

Packers | Randall Cobb finds end zone again (Thu Oct 20, 11:55 PM) - Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb caught 11-of-15 targets for 95 yards and a touchdown in a Week 7 victory over the Chicago Bears. Cobb also added five carries for 21 yards.

Our View: Cobb could have easily added two more scores in this game. His value is spiking in this new Packers pass offense with his ability to get open quickly and create after the catch. He'll also mix in at running back, including in the red zone. He's a strong WR2 against Atlanta next week.
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Packers | Randall Cobb has full practice (Wed Oct 19, 04:33 PM) - Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb (back) was a full participant in practice Wednesday, Oct. 19.

Our View: Without a running game, the Packers should rely on short passing more to move the chains. This is good news for guys like Cobb and Ty Montgomery.
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Packers | Randall Cobb has limited practice (Tue Oct 18, 05:25 PM) - Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb (back) was limited in practice Tuesday, Oct. 18.

Our View: Cobb should get worked in more as a receiver as the Packers try to find the right formula for their passing attack. He's a WR2/flex option this week against the Bears.
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Packers | No practice for Randall Cobb (Mon Oct 17, 05:21 PM) - Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb (back) did not practice Monday, Oct. 17. The Packers did not practice; Cobb's status is an estimation.

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Packers | Randall Cobb finds the end zone (Mon Oct 17, 01:59 AM) - Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb managed seven receptions for 53 yards and a touchdown on 11 targets in the Week 6 game against the Dallas Cowboys.

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