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Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 8:32pm
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.
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.
Posted by Dale Lolley
Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 10:29pm
2016 Fantasy Outlook
Cook has always been something of a fantasy enigma. He has plenty of talent. What he hasn't always had - or ever before - is a quarterback even slightly approaching the talent of Aaron Rodgers. For example, on 73 targets last season with the Rams, Cook managed just 39 receptions for 481 yards and no scores. He has got plenty of speed (something the Packers have been missing at the position), but he's also struggled at times with drops. If Cook gets the 73 targets he had last season, expect much better numbers. After all, Richard Rodgers saw 85 targets as the Packers top TE last season. Cook has been going much later than he probably should in most drafts as the 23rd tight end taken with an ADP of 201. That's way too low in my opinion. Cook may not be a TE 1 this season, but he'll be solid in spot starts. The thrifty Packers didn't sign him to not use him.
2016 Strength of Schedule - GB
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
2015 Game Stats
|Per game||2.44||30.06||0||4.69||12.33||0||0||0||0.06||0.00||42.19/60.13||70.61% |