WR Randall Cobb - Green Bay Packers
|5-10, 191||Born: 8-20-1990||College: Kentucky||Drafted: Round 2, pick 2011|
News you need to know
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 12): It doesn't seem like Cobb is going to get back to near 100% again this year. His ceiling was modest as it was, now he might not even be worth carrying in short bench leagues.
General News (Wed Nov 14): is out for this week's game.
General News (Tue Nov 13): did not practice on Tuesday. Cobb did not make the trip to Seattle, according to ESPN's Rob Demovsky and isn't expected to play Thursday.
General News (Mon Nov 12): did not practice on Monday.
Week 11: at Seattle Seahawks
FBG says: Good matchup. Aaron Rodgers was held below 200 passing yards for the first time this season in last week's game against the Dolphins, driven primarily by the success they had on the ground in the easy victory. Rodgers may be completing fewer passes this season, but with just one interception compared to 17 touchdowns while averaging over 300 passing yards per game, he is still a top option at the position. His favorite target, Davante Adams, is having one heck of a season himself. Ranking third among wide receivers in fantasy points per game (PPR), Adams has been a machine for this Packers offense. He has scored in all but two games and posted over 130 receiving yards three times this season. While he is coming off a couple sub-par outings from a yardage perspective, Adams still managed to find the end zone three times in the past two weeks and will remain a top target here. Marquez Valdes-Scantling continues to make a name for himself here also, earning just as many targets as Adams last week as he is an ever-present downfield threat. Jimmy Graham, on the other hand, continues to underwhelm as he has not looked sharp while trying to play through a knee injury. Graham has had two absolute stinkers in the past three games, hauling in just one reception in both games to absolutely crush any fantasy owner rostering him in those weeks. The secondary in Seattle continued to struggle last week, as was expected when facing one of the league's best offenses. They allowed yet another 100-yard game to a wide receiver as Brandin Cooks had his way with these outside cornerbacks. Both Tre Flowers and Shaquill Griffin present are allowing plenty of separation for opposing receivers to find space, which should bode well for both Adams and Valdes-Scantling when he is not lining up in the slot. Adams, in particular, looks to be matched up most against Tre Flowers, who was the primary culprit of the big game allowed to Cooks last week. It will be tough to expect much from Jimmy Graham this week though, as he continues to be banged up and will be facing a tough challenge against these talented Seahawks linebackers along with Bradley McDougald in coverage at safety. The Seahawks pass rush continues to be the main strength of this defense, but the Packers offensive line has offered solid protection this season and should hold up well against this Seattle front seven.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Randall Cobb's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 9 vs NE (6 / 5 / 24 / 0 rec)
Randall Cobb caught five passes for 24 yards on six targets in the Packers loss to the Patriots on Sunday. It looked as though Cobb was going to be featured a lot to start the game, with Rodgers looking his way early on, however as the game progressed, Cobb became less and less involved. It is not hard to see why though. With the exception of his big catch to win the game in week one, Cobb has either been injured, or not able to make much of a difference when given chances to make plays after the catch. With the Packers needing more big plays out of their receivers, it looks as though McCarthy is going to stick with Valdes-Scantling and Geranimo Allison (when he returns from injury).
2018 Week 8 vs LAR (5 / 4 / 40 / 0 rec)
Cobb was mostly used on wide receiver screens and was blanketed on his backshoulder downfield target. He's not as dangerous after the catch any longer and isn't the clear #2 or #3 receiver now that he's back from injury.
2018 Week 3 vs WAS (11 / 4 / 23 / 0 rec)
Randall Cobb caught four passes for 23 yards on 11 targets in the Packers week three loss to the Redskins. This was a bad game for Cobb, as not only did he have a catch rate of 36%, he also committed two egregious drops on third down in the first half, and on fourth down in the second half. Both were critical plays with the Packers trying to gain momentum and get back in the game. Still, it was his fumble in the 4th quarter that ended the game that was probably his worst play. It was a weak play that Allison, Adams or Graham would not have fumbled, and it ended what could have been one Cobb's worst games as a professional.
2018 Week 2 vs MIN (6 / 4 / 30 / 0 rec)
Randall Cobb caught four passes for 30 yards on six targets against the Vikings on Sunday. As opposed to week one where he was the primary target for Rodgers, Cobb had a very quiet day. He caught passes of 14 yards, three yards, four yards and nine yards. Cobb was targeted deep down the field on two of his other targets but failed to come up with the catches, including one that went for an interception that was luckily overturned due to other off-setting penalties. In addition, Cobb also muffed a punt that he was able to recover before the Vikings were right there on top of him. All in all, not a banner day for Cobb.
2018 Week 1 vs CHI (10 / 9 / 142 / 1 rec)
Randall Cobb caught nine passes for 142 yards and the game winning touchdown against the Bears on Sunday night. Cobb caught nine of 11 targets and did most of his work in the short passing game, although he did have a 29 yard catch prior to his 75 yard touchdown. Cobb only has one 1,000 yard season on his resume, in 2014, but it seems that fantasy managers have been talking about him breaking out every year since then. With Jordy Nelson now in Oakland, Cobb looks like he is poised for another big season. Cobb's 75 yard game winning touchdown came deep in the 4th quarter with the Packers down six points. Cobb ran a shallow in-route, and had the presence of mind to sit his route down in the middle of the field as Aaron Rodgers worked to escape pressure in the pocket. Rodgers hit Cobb 12 yards down the field, and Cobb turned around to find no Chicago defender within ten yards of him. Cobb took off up the middle of the field before breaking outside to the right sideline. He then cut it back to the middle of the field at the Bears 10 yard line to escape a Chicago defender and waltzed into the end zone without so much as a tap by a Bears defender until a last gasp effort at the one yard line. The play was a major blunder for the Bears, but Cobb deserves the credit for keeping himself in the play and allowing Rodgers to find him open in the middle of the field.
Latest NewsPackers | Week 11 Green Bay Packers inactives (Thu Nov 15, 06:52 PM) - The Green Bay Packers have declared LB Nick Perry, CB Kevin King, OL Alex Light, WR Randall Cobb, OG Lucas Patrick, QB Tim Boyle and S Kentrell Brice inactive for Week 11. link to story Packers | Week 11 injury report for Packers (Wed Nov 14, 07:08 PM) - Green Bay Packers S Kentrell Brice (ankle), WR Randall Cobb (hamstring) CB Kevin King (hamstring) and LB Nick Perry (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 14, and have been ruled out for Week 11. OG Lucas Patrick (concussion) did not practice and is listed as doubtful. LB Blake Martinez (ankle) was limited during practice and is listed as questionable. CB Bashaud Breeland (groin) fully participated in practice but is listed as questionable. OT David Bakhtiari (knee) and OT Bryan Bulaga (knee) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report. link to story Packers | Randall Cobb won't play Thursday (Wed Nov 14, 12:41 AM) - Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb (hamstring) will not travel with the team for their Week 11 game against the Seattle Seahawks. Our View: Unfortunately, the Packers are used to playing without Cobb. He's only made it through five games this year and wasn't able to travel to Seattle for the team's Thursday night game against the Seahawks. Without Cobb, expect the Packers to lean more on rookie Marquez Valdes-Scantling.
link to story Packers | Randall Cobb still absent (Tue Nov 13, 05:45 PM) - Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb (hamstring) was held out of practice Tuesday, Nov. 13. link to story Packers | Randall Cobb does not practice (Mon Nov 12, 07:31 PM) - Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb (hamstring) did not participate in practice Monday, Nov. 12. The Packers did not hold a practice Monday, so this is an estimation. link to story More News
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