TE Jared Cook - St. Louis Rams
|6-6, 246||Born: 4-7-1987||College: South Carolina||Drafted: Round 3|
Week 12: at Cincinnati Bengals
Mark and Joe say: Tough matchup. Well, the benching of Nick Foles didn't work too well - he watched Case Keenum get beat up and then concussed by the Ravens last weekend (12/26 for 131 net yards passing, one TD and zero interceptions thrown) - but the word at midweek is that the coaching staff wants Keenum to play on Sunday (if healthy enough) - so we are in limbo as to who will start for the Rams for Week 12. Stay tuned to the Footballguys.com Players in the News to find out the latest on this situation, but neither guy has been worth much in fantasy terms so we hope you have other options to put in play at quarterback now that the bye weeks are past. The Bengals' pass D is ranked 15th in the NFL averaging 242.8 net passing yards allowed per game, with 15 TDs given up vs. 11 interceptions and 28 sacks (tied for eighth in the NFL in both categories) generated to date. The Rams have allowed just 14 sacks this year, but 65 total hits on their quarterbacks. Over the past four weeks (four games), this team has allowed the 11th-least amount of fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks (18.3 on average); is in the middle of the league fantasy points allowed to opposing tight ends during that span (7.5); and is also in the middle of the league in fantasy points given out to opposing wide receivers (19.7, 13th-least). Last week, Carson Palmer over came two early interceptions to pitch four TDs against the Bengals (20/31 for 301 net yards passing). This is a tough matchup for the ragtag Rams' passing attack.
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2015 Week 11 vs BAL (6 / 4 / 31 / 0 rec)
Jared Cook had 4 receptions on 6 targets for 31 yards. Late 1st quarter, Cook ran a vertical-route and helped to draw a 49 yard pass interference penalty. Early 3rd quarter, Cook ran an out-route for a 7 yard reception. Early 4th quarter, Cook ran a comeback-route for a 16 yard reception. A couple of plays later, Cook caught a screen pass for 4 yards. Late 4th quarter, Cook caught another screen pass for 4 yards.
2015 Week 10 vs CHI (3 / 2 / 35 / 0 rec)
Jared Cook had 2 receptions for 35 yards. On the first play from scrimmage, Cook caught a TE screen pass. On the play, he ran for a 29 yard gain. Late 2nd quarter, Cook ran an out-route for a 6 yard reception.
2015 Week 9 vs MIN (3 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)
Jared Cook was quiet with only one reception. Late 4th quarter, Cook ran a crossing route and made a reception for 10 yards.
2015 Week 8 vs SF (3 / 2 / 57 / 0 rec)
Early 2nd quarter on a 2-point conversion, Cook ran to the back of the end zone and went up for a jump ball completing the conversion. Late 2nd quarter, Cook ran a comeback route for an 8 yard gain. A couple of plays later, Cook found an opening in the middle of the field. After making the reception, Cook broke two tackles and ran toward the end zone before being tackled from behind at the 3 yard line. The play ended up being a 51 yard reception.
2015 Week 7 vs CLE (4 / 2 / 19 / 0 rec)
Jared Cook only made a couple of receptions but one of them was costly. Late 2nd quarter on a 2nd and 11 from the Cleveland 32 yard line, Cooks made a reception on a crossing route over the middle. He fumbled on the play as he was caught from behind resulting in a turnover.
2015 Week 5 vs GB (6 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Jared Cook had a disappointing day only registering one reception. Late in the 4th quarter on a 3rd and 7, Cook caught a crossing route for an 8 yard gain.
2015 Week 4 vs ARI (6 / 3 / 22 / 0 rec)
Jared Cook was heavily targeted in the first half. Midway through the 2nd quarter on a 2nd and 7 from the St. Louis 23 yard line, Cook caught a slant route for a 12 yard gain. Later in the drive on a 1st and 10 from the Arizona 18 yard line, Cook caught a TE screen for an 8 yard gain. A couple of plays later on a 3rd and 4, Cook couldn't come up with a jump ball in the right corner of the end zone.
2015 Week 3 vs PIT (3 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Jared Cook was the top target the first two weeks but that was not the case in Week 3. Cook had zero targets in the first half. Late in the 3rd quarter on a 3rd and 10, Cook caught a curl route for an 8 yard gain. Late in the 4th quarter on a 1st and 10, Cook missed a reception that went through his hands.
2015 Week 2 vs WAS (7 / 5 / 47 / 0 rec)
Jared Cook was the main passing target for Nick Foles. During the opening series, Cook caught a play action pass for a 10 yard gain. He wasn't targeted again until later in the first half. Their timing was off a few times during the game mainly due to plays not having the time to properly develop. On the fifth series of the game, Cook dropped a tight end screen pass. On the next series on a 3rd and 7, Cook dropped a catchable ball on a comeback route. Before halftime on a 3rd and 10, Cook made a 13 yard reception to the Redskins 31 yard line. Time expired before the Rams were able to spike the ball. After the Rams cut the lead to 17-10 in the 3rd quarter, Cook took a 15 yard facemask penalty on 1st down. This penalty stopped any momentum the Rams had gained from the Britt touchdown.
2015 Week 1 vs SEA (6 / 5 / 85 / 0 rec)
Jared Cook was a reliable target for Nick Foles. During the second series on a 1st and 10, Cook caught a play action crossing route over the middle for 22 yards. Later in that drive, Cook was left unguarded on the left side of the field for an easy 19 yard reception. During the next series on a 2nd and 10, Cook caught a tight end screen pass for a 5 yard gain. He would have picked up more yardage if not for a shoestring tackle. Early in the second half, Cook caught a play action pass and was tacked on the three yard line after a 29 yard gain. He did not have a chance to get in the end zone as there were multiple Seahawk defenders.
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|12||@ Cincinnati Bengals|
|13||vs Arizona Cardinals|
|14||vs Detroit Lions|
|15||vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|16||@ Seattle Seahawks|
|17||@ San Francisco 49ers|