Randall Cobb, WR Green Bay Packers

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Cobb: Davante Adams 'poised for breakout year'

Wednesday, August 26, 2015, 10:07am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Add Randall Cobb to the list of people who expect big things from Davante Adams this year.

And he says he felt that way even before the Green Bay Packers lost Pro Bowl receiver Jordy Nelson to a season-ending knee injury this week.

Without Nelson, the 25-year-old Cobb becomes the senior member of the receiving corps in just his fifth NFL season, and the 22-year-old Adams moves into the No. 2 role in just his second season.

"He's poised for a breakout year," Cobb said Tuesday. "He's poised for a big year. I look forward to helping him accomplish that."

Fantasy Impact:

Perhaps the good news is Cobb said he sensed that since the end of last season, when Adams finished off his rookie season with eight catches for 124 yards and a touchdown in the playoffs - seven of those catches, 117 of those yards and the touchdown came in the win over the Cowboys in the divisional round. Sounds like Cobb expected big things from Adams before Nelson's injury. We do too and have him ranked 18th on our WR list.

Scouting Report

Fantasy Upside
For the first half of last season, Randall Cobb might have been the biggest bargain in fantasy football as he scored 10 touchdowns in Green Bay's first nine games. He'll again be a main cog in one of the NFL's best offenses with top quarterback Aaron Rodgers at the trigger.

Fantasy Downside
Oh that second half last season was frustrating. Cobb had just two TD catches after his strong start, and they both came in Week 17, after most championships had been decided. He was still productive - especially in PPR leagues - but if you relied heavily on him in your first half, he hurt you in the second half, when he performed more like a No. 2 or 3 receiver rather than the No. 1 he had been.

Bottom Line
I would expect more consistency this season. While the touchdown binge early in the season was kind of fluky, I don't expect him to have just two TDs over a seven-game span again. But Cobb's ADP of 23 might be a little high. With Jordy Nelson gone on the other side, Cobb should have another strong season.

2015 Strength of Schedule - GB
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
20
@CHI
1
SEA
9
KC
26
@SF
19
STL
25
SD
BYE13
@DEN
10
@CAR
12
DET
6
@MIN
20
CHI
12
@DET
5
DAL
16
@OAK
7
@ARI
6
MIN

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

2014 Game Stats
WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPCRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPRSnaps%
1SEA658199.670000-57/6292%
2NYJ539267.8026003.0067/7194%
3DET329069.670000-44/5383%
4CHI71132916.140000-52/52100%
5MIN3341411.330000-42/5478%
6MIA5581711.6011001.0073/8091%
7CAR61211720.1712002.0046/5879%
8NO51261725.200000-63/6893%
9BYE------------
10CHI4721618.000001-44/6766%
11PHI1012901312.900000-56/6882%
12MIN4580514.500000-57/6588%
13NE78501112.1428004.0067/7392%
14ATL4580514.501-100-1.0061/6890%
15BUF79601313.71315005.0070/7199%
16TB1113101411.910000-62/7484%
17DET4802520.0026013.0060/6691%
Totals9112871212714.141237023.08921/105088%

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