Jared Cook Fantasy News

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, TE Jared Cook appear on same page

Saturday, August 27, 2016, 10:16am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Remember how quickly Jared Cook made an impact in his first training-camp practice with the Green Bay Packers back on Aug. 9?

Three plays into that practice, Cook caught a 20-yard pass from quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

The same thing happened in their preseason debut together. On the Packers’ third play from scrimmage on Friday night against the 49ers, Rodgers fired a slant on third-and-3 that Cook caught and turned into a 19-yard gain. The 6-foot-5, 254-pound tight end proved to be a difficult cover for San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong (6-foot-3, 220).

“I think he’s going to be a good part of our offense,” Rodgers said. “He made a lot of plays out there. Did a good job on the basic route on third down that I hit him on, made some contested catches tonight, which was nice to see, and he did a good job with the ball in his hands.

Fantasy Impact:

Although it was his only catch from Rodgers in their two series together in the win over the 49ers, Cook caught three more passes and finished with four catches for 54 yards. All four of his grabs were for first downs. Two of them came on third down and another on a fourth-and-4 that went for a 12-yard gain from backup Joe Callahan, the story said. This is a great sign for the Packers as well as those who took a shot on Cook in fantasy drafts. Cook has made a little climb in our rankings but is still only 19th with an ADP of the 15th round, which is presenting great value at the position. We think he has TE1 potential if all goes well.

Packers TE Jared Cook feeling at home in offense

Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 8:32pm

Packers.com - [Full Article]

Jared Cook no longer feels like the new kid on the block in the Packers’ offense

The eighth-year tight end has been immersed in the playbook since he signed as a free agent in March, discovering where he fits into the offense and picking up most of the signals.

Cook has seen 42 offensive snaps in the first two preseason games, catching four passes for 26 yards from backup quarterbacks Brett Hundley and Joe Callahan.

As comfortable as he feels, Cook knows the final exam that awaits him this Friday night when Aaron Rodgers makes his preseason debut against the San Francisco 49ers.

The tempo will pick up with the two-time MVP quarterback running the offense, challenging everything Cook has learned over the last five months.

Fantasy Impact:

Cook said having Rodgers run the offense will be a good test for him this week. The story added Cook and Rodgers have developed a rapport since Cook came off the PUP list Aug. 9, a key note for Cook's fantasy potential this year. The piece added Cook has been a popular target in the middle of the field as well. Cook's been climbing our TE rankings a bit and we think he'll compare to what Richard Rodgers did last year - finishing as #11 TE. We think Cook has upside and a chance to post TE1 numbers.

Packers activate Jared Cook, Ty Montgomery

Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 8:05pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The Packers activated three players from the active/physically unable to perform list Tuesday, but wide receiver Jordy Nelson wasn’t among them.

Two of the players activated Tuesday — tight end Jared Cook and wide receiver Ty Montgomery — can help Rodgers and the offense. Cook signed with the Packers in free agency after being released by the Rams, and Montgomery caught 15 passes as a rookie, two for touchdowns, despite being limited to six games by injury.

Fantasy Impact:

QB Aaron Rodgers hinted Nelson should be close, but it could still be next week before he comes off PUP. Meanwhile, Cook finally will get some camp time with Rodgers. Cook has upside if his Catch Rate and Y/R increase with Rodgers throwing him the ball. If Cook stays healthy and does play starter’s snaps, then he has a great shot at TE1 numbers.

Jared Cook unsure of when he can practice

Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 9:40am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Green Bay Packers tight end Jared Cook was placed on the physically unable to perform list to start training camp after having “preventative” surgery in June on his ailing foot.

According to Michael Cohen of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Cook is still uncertain when he’ll be able to get back to practice with the Packers.

However, the surgery was minor and isn’t expected to hinder his availability for the start of the season.

“No, it wasn’t anything serious,” Cook said. “It was just, they didn’t want it to prolong and something happen later on down the road in season….I’d just rather be safe than sorry.”

Fantasy Impact:

Unfortunately, it's valuable time lost as Cook joins a new team and tries to form chemistry with Aaron Rodgers. Cook also missed the end of offseason programs. If Cook can come back healthy we think he has a great shot at TE1 numbers this season.

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.

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