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TE Jared Cook - St. Louis Rams

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

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Week 9: at San Francisco 49ers

Mark and Joe say: Tough matchup. Austin Davis threw 21/42 for 236 yards, one TD and one interception vs. San Francisco three weeks ago, and took five sacks for -20 yards. Since then, he's lost promising wideout Brian Quick and starting LT Jake Long for the season. Given he took five sacks with Long in the saddle three weeks ago, this matchup looks grim for Davis. He was rocked for seven sacks and -44 yards at Kansas City last week, and travels to San Francisco for this game. 15/25 for 160 yards, one TD and one interception were his totals at Kansas City last week. Kenny Britt (five targets for 2/52/0 receiving) and Stedman Bailey (three for 2/33/0) were Davis top receivers last week - Lance Kendricks handled the score with one target for 1/1/1. Yawn. The 49ers have allowed an average of 221.1 net passing yards per game this year (eighth in the NFL), with 13 passing scores offset by seven interceptions (tied for 13th in the NFL), and 12 sacks generated to date (23rd in the NFL). Last time around the block, Peyton Manning blasted this group for 22/26 yielding 318 net yards, four TDs and zero interceptions - but Austin Davis is no Peyton Manning. Advantage, San Francisco.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPRECYDTDFumL
5 at PHI 4 44 0 0
6 vs SF 4 74 0 0
7 vs SEA 3 25 0 0
8 at KC 1 11 0 0
9 at SF PROJ-Dodds 4 * * *
9 at SF PROJ-Tremblay 4 * * *
9 at SF PROJ-Bloom 3 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 6 vs SF (11 / 4 / 74 / 0 rec)

Jared Cook seems to have caught the Mark Ingram anger disease. He's playing angry and looking better and better with each passing week. Cook started the game catching a slant over the middle, blowing past the linebackers as he usually does, and running for 42 yards down the left sideline. On the next possession, Cook ran an out, Davis threw it up, and Cook came down with it. Cook's best play of the night came late in the 2nd half, though it didn't count. He ran a shallow cross, caught the ball, and then violently broke tackles and dragged defenders for a 21 yard gain. Somehow he was called for offensive pass interference. His coach later said that the team never overcame this penalty, and it was a huge momentum swing, especially combined with the ensuing Lloyd 80 yard TD. But this was an angry, violent run by Cook. If he keeps this up, watch out! Cook also had a chance for a possible TD late in the game as the Rams were driving, but he was overthrown while running to the sideline deep in 49er territory. Cook is playing more consistent than he ever has, and should not be on waivers in any league format.

2014 Week 7 vs SEA (3 / 3 / 25 / 0 rec)

Cook had an early 10 yard first down on a short pass over the middle that he turned into 10 yards. Then at the end of the game, Davis improvised and hit Cook in the flat for 9 yards on a little shovel pass as Seahawks harassed him. But aside from those plays, Cook didn't have the opportunities that have been coming his way so much this season. The three big targets that Davis has been relying on, soaked up defenders and Davis did a great job of not forcing things and throwing the ball to the open man. So Cook spent most of the day as a decoy, ending his string of solid fantasy performances.

2014 Week 8 vs KC (3 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)

Cook was not a factor in this game. You would think his size and speed would have allowed him to get a lot of short passes, but the Rams never designed plays for him, and he had one catch for minimal gain. The inconsistency of Jared Cook has returned.

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Latest News

Rams | Jared Cook restructures (Thu Oct 30, 10:41 AM) - St. Louis Rams TE Jared Cook restructured his deal to convert his base salary into a signing bonus, which created $900,000 in salary cap space. The move was made to fit SS Mark Barron on the payroll.

Our View: Cook hasn't performed that great the last season and a half, so the restructure makes a lot of sense. Against the San Francisco 49ers, on the road, we see him as a TE2, no more.
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Schedule

9@ San Francisco 49ers
10@ Arizona Cardinals
11vs Denver Broncos
12@ San Diego Chargers
13vs Oakland Raiders
14@ Washington Redskins
15vs Arizona Cardinals
16vs New York Giants
17@ Seattle Seahawks