Randall Cobb Fantasy News

Packers WR Randall Cobb has added weight

Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 8:37am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Randall Cobb juked one defender and ran over another on the way to his 6-yard touchdown catch last Friday against the San Francisco 49ers.

On the sideline, fellow Green Bay Packers receiver Jordy Nelson couldn't wait to give Cobb a hard time.

"I told him the old 190-[pound Cobb] wouldn't have made it in," Nelson joked. "But whatever he is now got in."

It's not the only reason Cobb decided to put on some weight this offseason but if it means breaking a few more tackles, then that's fine with him. Cobb looked both quick (when he side-stepped cornerback Chris Davis) and strong (when he bulldozed cornerback Keith Reaser) on his catch-and-run score in the second quarter against the 49ers.

Fantasy Impact:

Last year's shoulder injury played a big role for Cobb adding weight. While he played every game, he lost a lot of strength by the end of the season and is looking to stay injury free with a consistent weight of 195 or 196 compared to the 184 pound he sunk to at one point last year, the story said.

Packers WR Jordy Nelson limited in first practice back

Monday, August 22, 2016, 6:32pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The closest thing Jordy Nelson did to real football during his first practice in 364 days came at the end of the session, when he ran some half-speed routes while fellow receivers Randall Cobb and Davante Adams acted as cornerbacks during a jog-through.

No wonder Nelson called it "hardly even a practice."

By unofficial count, earlier in Monday's practice Nelson caught 15 passes from Aaron Rodgers and the other quarterbacks at the far end of the field while the rest of the team went through a special-teams period.

Nelson appeared to run closer to full speed in that drill, although never against a defender.

Fantasy Impact:

Nelson said he felt good conditioning-wise and added he believes he's on track to play in the season opener on Sept. 11 against the Jags. The team only has one more full practice before Friday's preseason game, which means it's unlikely Nelson will suit up for that, according to the story.

Packers Beat: WR Jeff Janis not a lock for the 53-man roster

Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 11:41pm

Journal-Sentinel - [Full Article]

Randall Cobb, Davante Adams, Ty Montgomery and Jared Abbrederis offer little deep dimension on the outside, and it remains to be seen if speedsters Jeff Janis and Trevor Davis can make the team or win a role from scrimmage.

Janis piqued the interest of fans and, subsequently, coaches with his rare size, speed and ruggedness. Scouts have downgraded him on the basis of straight-line athleticism, tendency to body catch and average ability to adjust, but it's incumbent upon HC Mike McCarthy and his staff to determine this summer just what he can offer.

Fantasy Impact:

Janis had seven catches for 145 yards and two touchdowns in a playoff game against the Cardinals, but only registered a catch in one other game last year (2-79 vs. the Chargers) despite a host of injuries to the Green Bay wide receivers. For whatever reason, the team wasn't comfortable giving Janis consistent snaps despite his ability to stretch the field with his 4.42 speed and elite athleticism, something that is lacking elsewhere in the receiving corps. We believe that he'll make the final roster and push for snaps, but stranger things have happened.

Packers WR Jeff Janis 'has a real chance to carve a role for himself'

Saturday, June 18, 2016, 2:43pm

Journal-Sentinel - [Full Article]

Jeff Janis is coming.

At this point, it seems clear the former seventh-round receiver will enter training camp locked in a battle to be quarterback Aaron Rodgers' third option behind Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb.

If talent wins, Janis will earn that role. When it comes to raw size and speed, there really isn't much comparison between Janis and other young receivers on the roster. The Packers continually threw deep to Janis in team drills, and he continually beat the likes of cornerbacks Sam Shields and Damarious Randall, and safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.

The only thing that can get in his way — and it has been a big hurdle — is lack of chemistry and trust with Rodgers. Janis has to be reliable. He has to prove he'll be in the right place on the field when he's supposed to be there. If he cuts out the mistakes, he has a real chance to carve a role for himself in the Packers' passing game.

Coaches have to be intrigued with the possibility of Nelson and Janis stretching the field deep on the perimeter with Cobb working underneath.

Fantasy Impact:

Janis had seven catches for 145 yards and two touchdowns in a playoff game against the Cardinals, but only registered a catch in one other game last year (2-79 vs. the Chargers) despite a host of injuries to the Green Bay wide receivers. For whatever reason, the team wasn't comfortable giving Janis consistent snaps despite his ability to stretch the field with his 4.42 speed and elite athleticism, something that is lacking elsewhere in the receiving corps. His main competition for snaps is the disappointing Davante Adams.

Friday, October 30, 2015, 6:45pm

Packers WR Davante Adams (ankle, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 8. The probable tag means that Adams is in for Week 8. He has been targeted heavily when healthy. His targets per snap (0.128) is second only to Randall Cobb (0.133) and is well ahead of James Jones (0.082). Jones is the better fantasy play due to his presence in the red zone, but Adams will be involved.

Thursday, October 29, 2015, 6:14pm

Packers WR Davante Adams (ankle) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Adams is expected to play this week, but it’s no sure thing. He has been targeted heavily when healthy. His targets per snap (0.128) is second only to Randall Cobb (0.133) and is well ahead of James Jones (0.082). Jones is the better fantasy play due to his presence in the red zone, but Adams will be involved.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 6:45pm

Packers WR Davante Adams (ankle) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Adams is expected to play this week, but it’s no sure thing. He has been targeted heavily when healthy. His targets per snap (0.128) is second only to Randall Cobb (0.133) and is well ahead of James Jones (0.082).

Friday, October 16, 2015, 6:15pm

Packers WR Randall Cobb (shoulder, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 6. Cobb is good to go for Week 6.

Thursday, October 15, 2015, 6:18pm

Packers WR Randall Cobb (shoulder) was limited Thursday after taking full practice reps Wednesday. Cobb should continue to play through the shoulder injury. After a hot start that made him the #5 WR through the first three weeks, Cobb has just eight catches for 67 yards and zero touchdowns in the last two games.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 6:20pm

Packers WR Randall Cobb (shoulder) practiced fully Wednesday. Cobb should continue to play through the shoulder injury. After a hot start that made him the #5 WR through the first three weeks, Cobb has just eight catches for 67 yards and zero touchdowns in the last two games.

Friday, October 9, 2015, 6:11pm

Packers WR Randall Cobb (shoulder, probable) took limited practice reps all week and is probable for Week 5. It appeared as if Cobb aggravated his shoulder injury against the 49ers but he returned to the game. He will be fine to face the Rams in Week 5.

Thursday, October 8, 2015, 6:11pm

Packers WR Randall Cobb (shoulder) took limited practice reps again Thursday. It appeared as if Cobb aggravated his shoulder injury against the 49ers but he returned to the game. He should be fine to face the Rams in Week 5.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 6:19pm

Packers WR Randall Cobb (shoulder) took limited practice reps Wednesday. It appeared as if Cobb aggravated his shoulder injury against the 49ers but he returned to the game. He should be fine to face the Rams in Week 5.

Friday, October 2, 2015, 6:45pm

Packers WR Randall Cobb (shoulder, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 4. Cobb is a very strong play against the 49ers.

Thursday, October 1, 2015, 7:11pm

Packers WR Randall Cobb (shoulder) took full practice reps again Thursday. Cobb will be fine to face the 49ers. It’s a great matchup.

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