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TE Jared Cook - Oakland Raiders

6-6, 246Born: 4-7-1987College: South CarolinaDrafted: Round 3

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 23): Cook's best days are behind him, but he looked as dangerous and athletic as he has in his entire career against the Chiefs. He made an incredible catch to set up the game-winning score and owned the middle of the field for most of the game. The Bills just gave up a huge game to two different tight ends, so Cook is an ideal streamer this week.

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Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRECYDTDFumLPts
4 at DEN 48 3 46 0 0 4.6
5 vs BAL 34 3 25 0 1 1.5
6 vs LAC 46 2 14 0 0 1.4
7 vs KC 67 6 107 0 0 10.7
8 at BUF PROJ-Tremblay * 4 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2017 Week 6 vs LAC (3 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)

It was a quiet day for Cook who was tied for fourth on the team in targets. He drew a 12-yard pass interference penalty late in the first half. He had a step on his defender and could have had a big gain if he wasn't grabbed. He made a strong 7-yard catch through contact to convert a key third down.

2017 Week 5 vs BAL (6 / 3 / 25 / 0 rec)

Cook had a rough day. On the Raiders third offensive play, Jared Cook caught a short screen pass and fumbled. The ball was picked up and returned for a touchdown that put the Raiders down 14-0 early in the first quarter. He also had a couple costly drops in the second half. Cook has tantalizing talent but continues to have bouts of inconsistency and poor play that keep him from emerging as a top tight end.

2017 Week 4 vs DEN (8 / 3 / 46 / 0 rec)

Cook wasn't able to get much going. He had a little separation on a route deep down the right sideline but Carr threw it too far to the inside. Cook's long gain came deep down the seam on a fourth-quarter pass floated perfectly by EJ Manuel. Cook had two opportunities for 20-yard touchdown catches from Manuel later in the drive. The first was down the right sideline. Despite double coverage, Manuel placed the ball perfectly along the side of the end zone and Cook was unable to come up with the difficult catch despite the ball hitting his hands. The second opportunity was down the seam on third down. Cook had a chance to make a sliding catch but it would have been a spectacular play with the safety closing hard.

2017 Week 3 vs WAS (6 / 4 / 43 / 1 rec)

If there was a bright spot for the Raiders offense, it was the continued strong play of Jared Cook. He had 43 of the Raiders 118 receiving yards. Cook made the only big play of the game, with a 21-yard touchdown on the second play after a Washington fumble set Oakland up in the red zone. He initiated contact with the linebacker over the middle, subtly pushed off as he broke open to the outside. Cook caught the ball, turned upfield and made an athletic play to dive and extend the ball just over the inside of the pylon as he flew out of bounds. He also caught a couple short passes over the middle.

2017 Week 2 vs NYJ (6 / 4 / 25 / 0 rec)

Cook continues to impress as the Raiders #3 option in the passing game. He did most of his damage against the Jets on short passes where he was able to turn upfield and use his run-after-the-catch ability. Cook nearly had a big fantasy day. He was wide-open for what should have been a 56-yard touchdown but, with pressure in his face, Carr bounced it at Cook's feet.

2017 Week 1 vs TEN (5 / 5 / 56 / 0 rec)

Cook looks to be the clear third target in the Raiders passing game. He was outstanding in his Oakland debut. Cook showed the wide receiver-like skills on his first two catches, easily separating from overmatched linebackers. His third catch was over the middle against tight coverage and Cook showed the hand strength to hold on and pull the ball in while a defender tried to knock it from his grasp. Cook's fourth catch came on a short crossing route as the clock ticked down in the first half and put the Raiders into field goal range. If he continues to show reliable hands and playmaking ability, Cook has TE1 fantasy upside.

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Raiders | Jared Cook has big night (Fri Oct 20, 12:27 AM) - Oakland Raiders TE Jared Cook logged six receptions (on seven targets) for 107 yards Thursday, Oct. 19, against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Our View: Cook had a potential game-winning score clank off of his hands, but he was strong in the middle of the field and also caught a highlight reel play to set up the game-winning situation. He has streamer appeal every week with this upside finally flashed in the Oakland offense and a healthy Derek Carr.
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Schedule

8@ Buffalo Bills
9@ Miami Dolphins
10--- BYE WEEK ---
11vs New England Patriots
12vs Denver Broncos
13vs New York Giants
14@ Kansas City Chiefs
15vs Dallas Cowboys
16@ Philadelphia Eagles
17@ Los Angeles Chargers