TE Jared Cook - Oakland Raiders
|6-6, 246||Born: 4-7-1987||College: South Carolina||Drafted: Round 3|
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Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2017 Week 17 vs LAC (4 / 3 / 35 / 0 rec)
Cook made some solid catches underneath but wasn't heavily targeted. He showed strong hands on a short sideline catch against excellent coverage.
2017 Week 16 vs PHI (2 / 1 / 15 / 0 rec)
Cook had a quiet game despite playing 75% of the snaps. The run-heavy approach led to few downfield attempts by Carr.
2017 Week 15 vs DAL (4 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)
Cook had an 11-yard touchdown reception wiped off the board when he was called for offensive pass interference. He pushed off of Sean Lee before snagging the ball in the front of the end zone. The play pushed the Raiders back and helped lead to a missed field goal as time expired before halftime. Cook had a drop on a third-down out route.
2017 Week 14 vs KC (6 / 5 / 75 / 1 rec)
Cook was a non-factor until the fourth quarter. He pulled in gains of 14 and 18 yards on out routes from the slot to get the Raiders offense rolling on the first fourth quarter touchdown drive. He capped the next drive off with a 21-yard touchdown catch on a nifty double move. He faked the slant and then spun the other direction to go deep over the middle.
2017 Week 13 vs NYG (5 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Cook had a tough day with a pair of drops. Michael Crabtree and Amari Cooper were both out, so Cook often lined up as an outside wide receiver matched up against a cornerback. Due to this, he wasn't able to take advantage of mismatches against linebackers like he often does. Cook lined up out wide and beat the corner jam to get inside positioning on the slant route for a short catch. He dropped a short comeback route when lining up at wide receiver.
2017 Week 12 vs DEN (5 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)
Cook almost made a spectacular catch for a 1-yard touchdown. Against tight coverage he stabbed one hand out and was able to bring the ball into his body along the back line of the end zone. The play was initially ruled a touchdown but overturned on review because the ball was still moving when Cook rolled out of bounds and he never had full possession before he went out.
2017 Week 11 vs NE (5 / 2 / 36 / 0 rec)
Cook caught a deep out for 26 yards early in the game but was rarely targeted after that. He was open for a solid gain on one pass but it was tipped at the line and fell way short of reaching him.
2017 Week 9 vs MIA (9 / 8 / 126 / 0 rec)
Cook was far and away the top target in the Oakland offense on Sunday night. The first six passes thrown to Cook were each caught for gains of at least 10 yards. He had grabs of 35 and 14 yards on the opening drive of the game to convert 3rd-and-long chances and keep the chains moving. Cook caught a 10-yard pass later on the drive to get the team into the red zone. Cook had back-to-back penalties but made up for it with a difficult 11-yard reception on the next play to get back most of the yardage lost. Cook was able to succeed against a multitude of coverages. He found soft spots in the zone over the middle of the field to pick up big yardage on two separate occasions. He also used his freakish size/speed combination to defeat man coverage and win one-on-one matchups.
2017 Week 8 vs BUF (5 / 4 / 57 / 0 rec)
Cook was again a reliable target for Carr and remains the third option in the passing offense behind Crabtree and Cooper. His biggest gain came on a quick slant from the slot for 17 yards. He was tackled down on the play inside the 5-yard line.
2017 Week 7 vs KC (7 / 6 / 107 / 0 rec)
While Amari Cooper will get the most attention for hist monster game and Michael Crabtree scored the game-winner, Cook was quietly one of the offensive MVPs for the Raiders. His size and speed was a mismatch over the middle of the field and he made a number of huge catches in key spots. Cook had a nice 13-yard catch and run on 3rd-and-10 to keep a fourth quarter scoring drive alive. Cook also made two of the biggest plays of the game on the game-winning drive as time expired. On 4th-and-11, he bullied his way inside of the defender on a slant route and pulled in a 13-yard reception to keep the Raiders hopes alive. Cook then made a leaping 28-yard catch down the sideline that was ruled a touchdown on the field. Upon review, it was determined he came down inches shy of the goal line.
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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