WR Randall Cobb - Green Bay Packers
|5-10, 191||Born: 8-20-1990||College: Kentucky||Drafted: Round 2, pick 2011|
News you need to know
General News (Fri Dec 7): practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report.
General News (Thu Dec 6): partially participated in Thursday's practice.
General News (Wed Dec 5): partially participated in Wednesday's practice.
Week 14: vs Atlanta Falcons
FBG says: Good matchup. It's been years since the football world has seen Aaron Rodgers struggle like this - and perhaps he never has. It's true that he's averaging 292 yards per game, second-highest of his Hall of Fame career, and has thrown 21 touchdowns to just a single interception on the year. But his efficiency has taken a hit as the Packers look to retool midstream. The low point came last week, with Rodgers managing just 233 yards on 50 throws against the Cardinals'defense at Lambeau Field. All of the usual quarterback-killing factors are working against him right now. His receivers are mostly young, raw, and mistake-prone, dropping too many passes and rarely being where the timing-based Rodgers needs them. Davante Adams remains a dependable No. 1 - he's posting career highs in catch rate (67%) and yards per game (93) while nabbing 11 of Rodgers' 21 touchdowns. But there's very little help on the horizon, and Rodgers can't depend upon his rookie wideouts winning their deep-ball battles every week. He's still a surefire fantasy QB1, but neither the floor nor the ceiling of this passing game is anywhere near the levels we're used to seeing. On paper, the Falcons pass defense has taken a big step forward from its awful start to the year. Over the past 4 weeks, they've allowed just 185 passing yards a game, holding 2 of those opponents without touchdowns through the air. But looking closer, it's easy to see the cracks. Opponents are controlling game flow and throwing less as the Falcons rushing defense has been a liability and there's still plenty of opportunity for passing offenses against this defense. The last four passes that the Falcons have faced - Baker Mayfield, Dak Prescott, Drew Brees, and Lamar Jackson - completed 69% of their throws at a solid 7.6 yards per attempt. With a pass rush that rarely shows up and a secondary, that's been shredded by injury and poor play, it's always a fair bet to project strong efficiency in this matchup. The 4-8 Falcons may not face much passing volume, but they let opposing passers make it count.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Randall Cobb's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 13 vs ARI (5 / 3 / 25 / 0 rec)
Randall Cobb caught three passes on five targets for 25 yards in the Packers loss to the Cardinals on Sunday. It was Cobb's first game back since getting injured in week nine, and he has now found himself in a timeshare with Valdes-Scantling (the preferred #2 option) and Equanimeous St.Brown. Cobb's day could have been a bit better, but he had a 24 yard catch negated by a holding penalty in the 2nd half. Outside of Davante Adams, no receiver in the Green Bay offense can be trusted on a week to week basis, and it really comes down to whomever is going to break that one big play. The Packers offense is no longer the juggernaut that we have seen in years past, so Cobb can be left on the waiver-wire as we head into the fantasy playoffs.
2018 Week 9 vs NE (6 / 5 / 24 / 0 rec)
Randall Cobb caught five passes for 24 yards on six targets in the Packers loss to the Patriots on Sunday. It looked as though Cobb was going to be featured a lot to start the game, with Rodgers looking his way early on, however as the game progressed, Cobb became less and less involved. It is not hard to see why though. With the exception of his big catch to win the game in week one, Cobb has either been injured, or not able to make much of a difference when given chances to make plays after the catch. With the Packers needing more big plays out of their receivers, it looks as though McCarthy is going to stick with Valdes-Scantling and Geranimo Allison (when he returns from injury).
2018 Week 8 vs LAR (5 / 4 / 40 / 0 rec)
Cobb was mostly used on wide receiver screens and was blanketed on his backshoulder downfield target. He's not as dangerous after the catch any longer and isn't the clear #2 or #3 receiver now that he's back from injury.
2018 Week 3 vs WAS (11 / 4 / 23 / 0 rec)
Randall Cobb caught four passes for 23 yards on 11 targets in the Packers week three loss to the Redskins. This was a bad game for Cobb, as not only did he have a catch rate of 36%, he also committed two egregious drops on third down in the first half, and on fourth down in the second half. Both were critical plays with the Packers trying to gain momentum and get back in the game. Still, it was his fumble in the 4th quarter that ended the game that was probably his worst play. It was a weak play that Allison, Adams or Graham would not have fumbled, and it ended what could have been one Cobb's worst games as a professional.
2018 Week 2 vs MIN (6 / 4 / 30 / 0 rec)
Randall Cobb caught four passes for 30 yards on six targets against the Vikings on Sunday. As opposed to week one where he was the primary target for Rodgers, Cobb had a very quiet day. He caught passes of 14 yards, three yards, four yards and nine yards. Cobb was targeted deep down the field on two of his other targets but failed to come up with the catches, including one that went for an interception that was luckily overturned due to other off-setting penalties. In addition, Cobb also muffed a punt that he was able to recover before the Vikings were right there on top of him. All in all, not a banner day for Cobb.
2018 Week 1 vs CHI (10 / 9 / 142 / 1 rec)
Randall Cobb caught nine passes for 142 yards and the game winning touchdown against the Bears on Sunday night. Cobb caught nine of 11 targets and did most of his work in the short passing game, although he did have a 29 yard catch prior to his 75 yard touchdown. Cobb only has one 1,000 yard season on his resume, in 2014, but it seems that fantasy managers have been talking about him breaking out every year since then. With Jordy Nelson now in Oakland, Cobb looks like he is poised for another big season. Cobb's 75 yard game winning touchdown came deep in the 4th quarter with the Packers down six points. Cobb ran a shallow in-route, and had the presence of mind to sit his route down in the middle of the field as Aaron Rodgers worked to escape pressure in the pocket. Rodgers hit Cobb 12 yards down the field, and Cobb turned around to find no Chicago defender within ten yards of him. Cobb took off up the middle of the field before breaking outside to the right sideline. He then cut it back to the middle of the field at the Bears 10 yard line to escape a Chicago defender and waltzed into the end zone without so much as a tap by a Bears defender until a last gasp effort at the one yard line. The play was a major blunder for the Bears, but Cobb deserves the credit for keeping himself in the play and allowing Rodgers to find him open in the middle of the field.
Latest NewsPackers | Randall Cobb posts 43 yards, TD (Sun Dec 9, 07:14 PM) - Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb posted five catches for 43 yards and a touchdown on six targets in the Week 14 game against the Atlanta Falcons. Our View: Cobb caught an absolute dime from Aaron Rodgers and operated in the short passing game, reviving some value as a desperation play heading into a matchup at Chicago.
link to story Packers | Randall Cobb ready for Sunday's game (Fri Dec 7, 05:13 PM) - Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb (hamstring) practiced in full on Friday, Dec. 7 and he has been lifted from the injury report ahead of the Week 14 game against the Atlanta Falcons. link to story Packers | Week 14 injury report for Green Bay (Fri Dec 7, 05:03 PM) - Green Bay Packers OL Byron Bell (knee), OT Bryan Bulaga (knee, illness) and S Raven Greene (ankle) did not practice Friday, Dec. 7. Bell is listed as questionable, Bulaga is doubtful and Greene is out for the Week 14 game against the Atlanta Falcons. LS Hunter Bradley (ankle) was listed as a limited participant, while CB Bashaud Breeland (groin) and S Kentrell Brice (ankle, concussion) practiced in full. They're each listed as questionable. OT David Bakhtiari (knee), WR Randall Cobb (hamstring), TE Jimmy Graham (knee, thumb), LB Clay Matthews (ankle), QB Aaron Rodgers (knee), WR Equanimeous St. Brown (elbow) and OG Lane Taylor (foot) practiced in full and are off the injury report. link to story Packers | Randall Cobb limited again (Thu Dec 6, 07:26 PM) - Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb (hamstring) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 6. link to story Packers | Randall Cobb limited Wednesday (Wed Dec 5, 07:04 PM) - Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb (hamstring) was a limited participant at practice Wednesday, Dec. 5. link to story More News
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