Jared Cook, TE St. Louis Rams

Rankings

STL Depth Chart
2014 Strength of Schedule - STL
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
31
MIN
13
@TB
30
DAL
BYE12
@PHI
8
SF
5
SEA
2
@KC
8
@SF
32
@ARI
19
DEN
14
@SD
11
OAK
22
@WAS
32
ARI
16
NYG
5
@SEA

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2013 Game Stats
WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPCRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPRSnaps%
1ARI714121020.140001-61/6791%
2ATL1100610.000000-59/7777%
3DAL544078.800000-53/6977%
4SF4450911.250000-56/6784%
5JAX326038.670000-39/7353%
6HOU2450222.500000-26/4262%
7CAR433078.250000-36/6159%
8SEA3310610.330000-50/7666%
9TEN3361612.000000-51/7073%
10IND1170217.000000-49/5589%
11BYE------------
12CHI4801520.000000-32/5657%
13SF3490616.330000-49/6971%
14ARI3490616.330000-37/5469%
15NO18018.000000-47/5487%
16TB2270213.500000-34/6156%
17SEA530176.000000-39/5374%
Totals5167158513.1600010.00718/100472%

Most Recent News

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.

Scouting Report

Fantasy Upside
Given his size and speed, Jared Cook is a mismatch against linebackers and safeties in coverage. He remains a key part of the Rams' offense as a move tight end and even saw time as a receiving option out of the backfield in preseason. He's quietly had a good camp and if Kenny Britt and Brian Quick can parlay the success they've had in preseason into great regular seasons, things will open up even more for Cook in the passing game.

Fantasy Downside
Cook has teased fantasy owners since his second year in the league and yet, the highest he's climbed in the rankings is TE11 (2014). He tends to struggle when defenses jam him at the line and despite his size and athleticism, he has issues generating separation on a consistent basis. He also plays for a run-first team and will likely be behind Britt, Quick and/or Tavon Austin for targets this season.

Bottom Line
If Cook was going to emerge as a legit TE1, it was going to be last year when the Rams installed the spread offense. But they struggled to find consistency in the first few weeks of the season and by Week 6, they went back to Jeff Fisher's ground-and-pound approach once RB Zac Stacy emerged as a featured back. The Rams will remain a run-first offense, which will limit Cook's opportunities in the passing game (a passing game that is now without starting quarterback Sam Bradford). There will once again be weeks when Cook goes off (such as Week 1 last year), but his production is largely predicated on the matchup. His fantasy potential remains no more than a TE2.