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WR Jerricho Cotchery - Carolina Panthers

6-0, 207Born: 6-16-1982College: North Carolina StateDrafted: Round 4

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Week 9: vs New Orleans Saints

Mark and Joe say: Good matchup. This should be a fun NFC South shootout between two rivals, though neither team has been at their best for the majority of the season. The Panthers didn't score any TDs against the Seahawks, so their fantasy points weren't very exciting unless you own Graham Gano (three field goals vs. Seattle). Cam Newton threw 12/22 for 171 yards passing, zero TDs and one interception - he still fed Kelvin Benjamin (seven targets for 4/94/0) but otherwise the next-highest receiver last weekend was Jerricho Cotchery (five for 3/33/0 receiving). We'll see if Newton can bounce back this weekend - against the Saints' secondary, he has a good shot at improvement. The New Orleans pass D allowed 29/40 for 402 net yards, one TD and two interceptions to Green Bay last weekend (four sacks taken for -24 yards) one week after surrendering 27/40 for 285 net yards, two TDs and two interceptions, with three sacks taken for -14 yards to Matthew Stafford and company. New Orleans averages 289.3 net passing yards allowed per game (31st in the NFL), with 12 passing scores handed out vs. five interceptions (tied for 20th in the NFL) and 13 sacks (tied-21st) generated to date. This is one of the league's weaker pass defenses, friends. Advantage, Carolina.

Recent Stats and Projections

5 vs CHI 0 0 0 4 3 46 0 0
6 at CIN 0 0 0 10 4 58 0 0
7 at GB 0 0 0 8 3 21 0 0
8 vs SEA 0 0 0 5 3 33 0 0
9 vs NO PROJ-Dodds 0 * * 3 * * *
9 vs NO PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * 4 * * *
9 vs NO PROJ-Bloom 0 * * 4 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 6 vs CIN (10 / 4 / 58 / 0 rec)

Taking on a bigger role in the offense with the game script being what it was, Jerricho Cotchery failed to step up to the mark on many occasions. With a chance to win the game on a perfectly floated endzone pass Newton tossed it up to Cotchery, but the veteran allowed the ball to go through his hands. It looked as if he lost it in flight, but it was a significant drop by the veteran. However, Cotchery made up for his drop with some beautiful catches on intermediate patterns, with Cam Newton's accuracy on show on many of them. Cotchery needed only run his route and the ball would find him as opposed to him having to find the ball.

2014 Week 7 vs GB (8 / 3 / 21 / 0 rec)

Showing a bit more life than veteran teammate Jason Avant, Jerricho Cotchery showed some nice moves on some bubble screens, dodging Packers defenders and rolling back the years in the process. Cotchery was the intended target for a flea flicker deep pass early on, but he was well marshalled down the field and the pass fell harmlessly to the turf. Cotchery had very little impact on the game as he fell foul of the malaise that was the Carolina offense.


Latest News

Panthers | Jerricho Cotchery a sneaky start? (Thu Oct 16, 05:48 PM) - Carolina Panthers WR Jerricho Cotchery could be a sneaky start this week if WR Kelvin Benjamin (concussion) is unable to play. Even with Benjamin in the lineup last week, Cotchery saw 10 targets in a tie with the Cincinnati Bengals.

Our View: If Benjamin is scratched because of his concussion, then we like Cotchery as a WR3/flex play with upside.

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