Jared Cook Fantasy News

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

49ers
OUT
CB Tramaine Brock (toe)

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

PROBABLE
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)

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

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

PROBABLE
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.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 2:20pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

As has been custom throughout his career, Rams TE Jared Cook struggled to replicate or even approximate his dominating opening week performance in 2013 the rest of the season. After the eye-opening performance against the Cardinals, Cook became the focal point of opposing defenses with additional and more physical coverage thrown his way on a regular basis.

Cook didn't exceed 45 receiving yards in any of the next nine games and didn't score another touchdown until Week 9 against his former team. He finished with 51 catches for 671 yards and five touchdowns. But much of that production came in two games and Cook also struggled with drops, finishing with six for the season.

Fantasy Impact:

Cook wasn't consistent but it's something he's working on for this year. He was also hurt by the loss of QB Sam Bradford, so his return should help. Cook is more of a TE2 target in leagues where you need one. Other than that, he's a guy to target on bye weeks as a fill in until he starts to show that consistency.

Sam Bradford (knee) participates in 11-on-11 drills

Friday, June 6, 2014, 6:24pm

STL Today - [Full Article]

As advertised, Sam Bradford took part in a pair of seven-on-seven throwing drills Friday during OTAs at Rams Park. But as an added and totally unexpected bonus, Bradford also took part in an 11-on-11 hurry-up _ or 2-minute _ drill.

Coach Jeff Fisher had indicated Thursday that Bradford most likely would be held out of 11-on-11 drills during the OTA sessions in June as a precaution as Bradford completes his rehabilitation from knee surgery last fall.

But either Bradford did some lobbying, or the Rams merely felt good enough about where he's at physically to have him he participate in the full "team" session. At one point Friday, Bradford even scrambled a few steps to his right because of pass-rush pressure and completed a short pass to tight end Jared Cook.

Fantasy Impact:

Through the first seven games of the season, Bradford averaged 16.9 FP and was the #11 QB before injuring his knee late in a game against the Panthers. Fantasy-wise, he may have turned a corner, but he's going to have to put together a full, productive season to get a sizable extension from the Rams.

Saturday, December 7, 2013, 1:35pm

St. Louis Post-Dispatch - [Full Article]

Tight end Jared Cook is on pace to establish career highs in catches, yards and touchdowns.

With four games remaining in 2013, he already has more reception yards (557) in one season than any Rams tight end since the team moved to St. Louis in 1995. He needs eight more catches to establish a “St. Louis” Rams single-season high for receptions by a tight end.

And he leads the 2013 squad in receptions (40) and yards 12 games into the season.

Fantasy Impact:

As the story points out, the prevailing opinion is that Cook has had a disappointing first season with the Rams after signing a five-year, $35.1 million free-agent deal last March following his first four seasons in Tennessee.

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