WR Cody Core - Cincinnati Bengals
|6-3, 205||Born: 4-17-1994||College: Mississippi||Drafted: Round 6|
Week 21: bye week
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2016 Week 17 vs BAL (5 / 4 / 82 / 0 rec)
After seeing 14 targets in Week 16, Core led the Bengals in receiving yards in Week 17. Teams have to respect Core's deep speed and that has left him with a cushion to make some plays underneath. Core was able to make some plays running after the catch on the underneath receptions. He caught a quick pass, made a man miss and sprinted forward for a 19-yard gain in the two-minute offense before halftime.
2016 Week 16 vs HOU (14 / 8 / 39 / 0 rec)
A.J. Green was forced to sit out by the Bengals front office, with the edict coming down on Saturday. It looked like the Bengals stuck with the original A.J. Green game plan though with Core playing the role of Green. The rookie receiver led the team with a whopping 14 targets. Core had only been targeted eight times all season coming into the game. He wasn't able to make much happen with the heavy volume (less than 3.0 yards per target), but it was in part due the overall struggles of the offense. Core was often targeted on short, quick-hitting routes against the Texans off coverage when Dalton had to get rid of the ball quickly. When Core was targeted down the field on 50/50 balls, he was unable to make the play. While he is an impressive size/speed athlete, Core doesn't show the natural ball skills to be a consistent deep threat and is likely designed to settle into a backup role where he should stick due to his special team value.
2016 Week 15 vs PIT (3 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)
Core has stepped up as the third receiver (he played 76% of the snaps in Week 15) in A.J. Green's absence, but will be the most negatively impacted when Green returns next week. The rookie has flashed a nice size/speed combination while seeing limited targets.
2016 Week 14 vs CLE (2 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Core has emerged as one of the Bengals top three receivers and is playing a lot of snaps. He played a season high 57 snaps (80%), which was second highest on the team but saw just two targets for the second straight week. Core is a big physical receiver who blocks well in the running game and has enough speed to keep defenses honest. Expect him to get one or two opportunities per game on deep balls down the stretch, especially if the game script has the Bengals playing from ahead. In weeks like the past two where weather was an issue and the Bengals have jumped out to big early leads, Core won't get opportunities.
2016 Week 13 vs PHI (2 / 2 / 58 / 0 rec)
The rookie 6th-rounder impressed in his first extended playing time of the season. Playing 47% of the snaps, Core saw the third most playing time amongst the Bengals receivers. Core is a top size/speed prospect (6'3, 205 and ran a 4.47 at the combine) who is capable of making big plays down the field. He did just that midway through the first quarter, hauling in a 50-yard completion down the sideline. He nearly scored but was dragged down from behind inside the 5-yard line.
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