TE Jared Cook - Green Bay Packers
|6-6, 246||Born: 4-7-1987||College: South Carolina||Drafted: Round 3|
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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Tue Nov 29): Another year, another Jared Cook tease. He is fading back to the background in the Packers pass offense after a big splash when he returned to the lineup in Week 11.
Week 13: vs Houston Texans
Mark and Joe say: Good matchup. Aaron Rodgers said on Tuesday, November 29 that he suffered a hamstring injury in the second half of the Monday Night Football game, but he expects to play in Week 13. Fantasy owners will want to monitor his practice participation later in the week via Footballguys.com's Players in the News to be sure that Rodgers is going to be available on Sunday. During the game on Monday night, Rodgers (30/39 for 313 yards passing, two TDs and zero interceptions thrown, with zero sacks taken at Philadelphia) and Davante Adams (six targets for 5/113/2 receiving) showed off their growing chemistry - over the past three weeks (three games), six players have seen more than 10 targets from Rodgers - Jordy Nelson (35 for 23/245/2 receiving); Davante Adams (21 for 14/311/2); Randall Cobb (20 for 13/156/0); James Starks (15 for 13/84/2); Jared Cook (13 for 7/116/1) and Richard Rodgers (12 for 8/55/0). As you can see, Adams has slightly edged Nelson in the production department (except for PPR leagues) on 14 less targets. The Texans' pass defense enters Week 13 ranked fifth in the NFL averaging 209.2 net passing yards allowed per game, with a sparse 14 passing TDs allowed this season, vs. six interceptions (tied for 25th in the NFL) and 20 sacks (tied for 25th) generated. From Week Nine to Week 12 of the 2016 season (over the last four weeks, but includes 14 teams on bye during that time span - each team has at least three games played in the last four weeks), Houston has averaged 23.3 fantasy points allowed per game to opposing quarterbacks (12th-most in the NFL); and 22.9 fantasy points per game allowed to wide receivers (16th); with 7.5 fantasy points given up per game to tight ends (15th-least). Most recently Philip Rivers threw 22/30 for 235 net yards passing, three TDs and one interceptions at Houston (with one sack taken for -7 yards). The pass defense in Houston has slipped a couple of notches during November. Advantage, Green Bay.
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2016 Week 12 vs PHI (2 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
After a massive explosion in production last week, Cook wasn't relevant to the overall gameplan. He had a nice catch for a first down, dropped another reception when he was hit and was flagged for a false start.
2016 Week 11 vs WAS (11 / 6 / 105 / 1 rec)
The Packers have been waiting for Jared Cook to get healthy again, so he can serve as a vertical threat and a mismatch against linebackers and safeties down the middle of the field. It was a day filled with ups and downs. On the plus side was his touchdown in the fourth quarter. On the play, which began as a 1st and Goal on the 6-yard line, Cook ran a short slant and Rodgers hit him just as he crossed the goal line. Cook was jarred while he caught the ball but he did a good job hanging onto it for the score. That was not the case in the fourth quarter with just over three minutes left. On that play, a 2nd and 2 in Washington territory, Cook ran a short out route and quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw him an easy pass. Cook then turned upfield to get the first down, but as he crossed the first down marker, corner Josh Norman poked the ball out of the tight end's hands and it was picked up by Will Compton for Washington. It was the first turnover of the game. Washington marched down the field for a touchdown to go up to 42-24.
2016 Week 3 vs DET (3 / 1 / 15 / 0 rec)
The Packers wanted to get Cook more involved, but that was derailed early in the second quarter by an ankle injury which forced Cook from the game. On the play, the pass went off his shoulder pads and then he appeared to be tackled by a defender, with the Lions player landing on Cook's legs. Cook had a nice catch on a slant in the first quarter, and was targeted one other time before his injury, which is not believed to be season-ending.
2016 Week 2 vs MIN (6 / 4 / 31 / 0 rec)
Cook saw more snaps and more targets but still is an afterthought in the offense. Further, on one goal-line play he was supposed to block for Eddie Lacy and wandered through the hole, lost. Lacy gained a couple of yards, but a proper effort on blocking might have sprung him.
2016 Week 1 vs JAX (2 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
After a very nice preseason which seemed to indicate Cook was going to see a lot of work from Aaron Rodgers, he saw very little work. Cook has consistently disappointed in the past and if we're to take anything from Week 1, it may be that it's going to happen again.
Latest NewsPackers | Jared Cook held down on MNF (Tue Nov 29, 12:25 AM) - Green Bay Packers TE Jared Cook posted just one catch for seven yards in the Week 12 game against the Philadelphia Eagles Monday, Nov. 28. He was targeted twice. link to story Packers | Jared Cook returns in style (Mon Nov 21, 12:42 PM) - Green Bay Packers TE Jared Cook returned from a seven-week absence due to a high-ankle sprain and playing 43-of-71 snaps in a Week 11 loss to the Washington Redskins. He finished with six catches on 11 targets for 105 yards and a touchdown. Our View: Cook has the potential to be a TE1 for fantasy owners. He's always had the physical ability, but consistency and staying healthy have been problems for the veteran TE. So long as he's healthy, we'll consider Cook a boom-or-bust streaming option for fantasy owners.
link to story Packers | Jared Cook expected to play (Sun Nov 20, 11:06 AM) - Green Bay Packers TE Jared Cook (ankle) is expected to be active for the team's Week 11 game. Cook has not played since Week 3 because of the injury. link to story
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