Jared Cook Fantasy News

Packers Beat: It's 'clear' that TE Jared Cook is team's starter

Thursday, June 16, 2016, 1:11pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Before Jared Cook dropped out of the offseason program because of foot surgery, it became clear that he was the Packers' new No. 1 tight end.

Related players: Richard Rodgers

Fantasy Impact:

The Packers typically give their top tight around 90 targets per season. Cook has a career Catch Rate of 57.7% and 12.8 Y/R, so assuming he continues at that rate -- which may be low-balling his numbers since the quality of his targets should increase significantly -- he would catch 52 passes for 666 yards. Jermichael Finley averaged 0.34 TD per game in his final three seasons and Richard Rodgers averaged 0.50 TD last year. So if we assume 0.40 TD per game for Cook, that yields 6.4 TD for the season. In PPR formats, that’s about what Richard Rodgers scored last year as the #11 TE. Cook has upside from there if his Catch Rate and Y/R increase with Rodgers throwing him the ball, though the foot injury is keeping Cook and his quarterback from developing the chemistry necessary for consistent in-season production. If Cook stays healthy and does play starter’s snaps, then he has a great shot at TE1 numbers.

Monday, June 6, 2016, 4:28pm

Pete Dougherty - [Full Article]

Packers HC Mike McCarthy on TE Jared Cook injury: no long-term concern, can't give time table for return, doctor feels good about his return.

Fantasy Impact:

Cook has a chance to return to fantasy relevance now that he's playing with an elite quarterback for the first time in his career. Provided he can hold onto the ball, he should usurp Richard Rodgers as the team's primary tight end.

Packers TE Jared Cook undergoes foot surgery

Friday, June 3, 2016, 3:16pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Green Bay Packers tight end Jared Cook, the team's biggest offseason acquisition this year, underwent foot surgery this week and will miss the rest of the offseason program, multiple sources told ESPN.

The Packers hope that Cook will be back for training camp next month. The surgery was described as "preventative" and something that both Cook and the team wanted to take care of now so that it didn't linger into the regular season.

Fantasy Impact:

Cook could surprise this year since it's the first season that he's playing with an elite passer, but offseason foot surgery won't help him build chemistry with Aaron Rodgers. If he's not ready by training camp, he'll be a dicey pick on draft day.

Packers to sign TE Jared Cook

Monday, March 28, 2016, 10:15am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Tight end Jared Cook will sign a deal to join the Green Bay Packers, sources told ESPN.

Cook is in Green Bay taking a physical before the deal will be official, a source told ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky.

The Carolina Panthers, Atlanta Falcons and Chicago Bears also had interest in the 28-year-old, sources told ESPN, but he opted to join Green Bay and its offense led by quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Fantasy Impact:

Cook finished #28 in 2015 (PPR), but in the four prior seasons, he posted an average ranking of 16.3. He ran a 4.49 40-yard dash at the combine back in 2009 and while he's probably lost a step along the way, he can still threaten the seam better than Richard Rodgers. It's not inconceivable that he turns into a fantasy starter, but the position is deep this year and unless he vastly outplays Rodgers, he's more likely to form a committee with the third-year tight end.

Rams release TE Jared Cook

Saturday, February 20, 2016, 12:40am

NFL.com - [Full Article]

The Rams have a brand new home in Los Angeles -- and a rapidly changing roster to go with it.

The team released defensive end Chris Long, linebacker James Laurinaitis and tight end Jared Cook on Friday. The club later confirmed the moves.

Fantasy Impact:

This leaves Lance Kendricks atop the Rams' depth chart at tight end. He has posted a career 1.03 FP per target, so he may be streamable in 2016 if the Rams don't upgrade the position.

Friday, December 11, 2015, 6:22pm

Rams TE Lance Kendricks (concussion, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 14. Jared Cook is less appealing with Kendricks back in the fold.

Thursday, December 10, 2015, 6:31pm

Rams TE Lance Kendricks (concussion) took limited practice reps Wednesday. If Kendricks is out, Jared Cook has some appeal as a low-end TE2.

Monday, October 19, 2015, 5:54pm

Fox Sports - [Full Article]

A week off did not keep St. Louis Rams tight end Jared Cook from making headlines.

Cook was the subject of a pair of conflicting trade reports by national media outlets on Sunday even though the Rams were on their bye week.

According to a report by Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, St. Louis is among two teams (San Francisco is the other) receiving "exploratory" phone calls about the availability of a tight end in advance of the Nov. 3 trade deadline.

Later Sunday, Pro Football Talk reported that Cook was on the trading block but, citing a league source, said the Rams are the ones engaging clubs in a possible deal for the seven-year veteran.

Friday, November 28, 2014, 6:04pm

Rams TE Jared Cook (back, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 13. Cook is a high-end TE2 against the Raiders simply due to the number of targets he receives.

Sunday, November 23, 2014, 2:40pm

Rams Inactives
Alex Carrington DE
Barrett Jones G
Lamarcus Joyner CB
Marcus Roberson CB
Korey Toomer LB
Brandon Washington G
Damian Williams WR

Fantasy Impact:

Jared Cook is active, but not a strong fantasy option.

Friday, November 21, 2014, 6:26pm

Rams TE Jared Cook (back, questionable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 12. Cook may play against the Chargers, but he’s not good enough to ignore red flags like back injuries and bad matchups.

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 5:58pm

Rams TE Jared Cook (back) did not practice Wednesday. Lance Kendricks would be a Sneaky Start if Cook can’t play.

MNF Injury Report Week 6 - Vernon Davis QUESTIONABLE, Zac Stacy PROBABLE

Saturday, October 11, 2014, 5:37pm

CB Tramaine Brock (toe)

T Anthony Davis (knee, ankle), TE Vernon Davis (back), C Marcus Martin (knee), LB Nick Moody (hamstring)

CB Chis Cook (quadricep), DE Tony Jerod-Eddie (shoulder), DE Ray McDonald (knee), DT Ian Williams (ankle), P Andy Lee (right ankle), DE Justin Smith (not injury related)

CB Trumaine Johnson (knee), CB Brandon McGee (foot)

DT Alex Carrington (knee), LB Jo-Lonn Dunbar (groin), C Barrett Jones (back), RB Chase Reynolds (hip)

WR Kenny Britt (knee), DE Eugene Sims (groin), RB Zac Stacy (calf)

Fantasy Impact:

Davis was limited in practice all week and is a big question mark heading into Monday night. If Rams TE Jared Cook is available in your league he may make for a solid, last-minute option since it looks like Davis is headed for a game-time call. For the Rams, Britt and Stacy are probably, but it will be a tough matchup for Stacy and the Rams running attack.

Friday, October 10, 2014, 6:13pm

49ers TE Vernon Davis (back) took limited practice reps Thursday. Davis may be able to play, but the Monday night kickoff makes for a dicey situation for fantasy owners. Jared Cook would be a quality Plan B. Even Lance Kendricks would work as a (uninspiring) fallback option.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 2:18pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

At receiver, the Rams listed starters are Kenny Britt and Tavon Austin. Brian Quick is listed behind Britt but it's safe to expect that duo to be on the field together regularly with Austin in the slot. The Rams also list two starters at tight end with Jared Cook and Lance Kendricks on the top line.

Fantasy Impact:

Britt, Quick and Austin have all been available in the later rounds due to the uncertainty of how targets and snaps will be distributed. This is not going to be a great pass offense, but Shaun Hill is capable and at least one of these receivers will be fantasy relevant in 2014.

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