• Jared Cook

  • TE
  • , New Orleans Saints
  • 33
  • 246 lbs
  • 6' 5"
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Draft note
by John Paulsen
Cook’s first season with the Saints didn’t get off to a great start. Through the first four games, he caught 8-of-18 targets for 90 yards and was the No. 33 tight end at that point in the season. But then the proverbial worm turned. Even though he missed three games midseason with an ankle injury, he proceeded to gain at least 50 yards and/or score a touchdown in his final 11 games, including the team’s lone playoff game against the Vikings. From Week 10 on (when both Cook and Drew Brees were healthy), Cook was the No. 1 tight end in the final eight games. He should pick up where he left off in 2020, though free agent acquisition Emmanuel Sanders may pinch his targets.

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Scouting report

by Bill Riccette

NO TE Jared Cook - 2020 Fantasy Football Outlook

Fantasy Upside

Jared Cook quietly became one of the better tight ends in the league as the 2019 season wore on and grew louder during the second half of the season. Cook was the No. 1 fantasy tight end during the final eight weeks of the regular season, a stretch that saw him find the end zone seven times and crack 50+ yards six times. Cook and Drew Brees developed quite the chemistry after they both returned from injury and that connection should continue into 2020.

Fantasy Downside

The addition of Emmanuel Sanders, along with the continued development of Tre'Quan Smith, could limit the potential of Cook. Also, using our schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking, Cook has a tough homestretch with three games against top-ten defenses against the tight end in the final four games (though to be fair, most people probably aren't scared by the Panthers defense in 2020, whom the Saints close the season with on the road).

2020 Bottom Line

Cook is currently our No. 8 TE in half-PPR and you can make an argument for him after the seemingly near-consensus top five of Kelce, Kittle, Andrews, Ertz and Waller. He should still be well-utilized in the Saints' offense and a worthy selection in the middle rounds of your draft after the top group is off the board.

2020 Strength of Schedule - NO

W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
20
TB
31
@LV
22
GB
21
@DET
7
LAC
BYE4
CAR
10
@CHI
20
@TB
3
SF
16
ATL
12
@DEN
16
@ATL
8
@PHI
23
KC
1
MIN
4
@CAR

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

2019 Game Stats

WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCSTDPPRSnaps%
1HOU2370318.5000000.003.75.742/6663.6%
2@LAR2250712.5000000.002.54.544/6567.7%
3@SEA17027.0000000.000.71.744/5875.9%
4DAL321067.0000000.002.15.140/7156.3%
5TB4411610.2500000.0010.114.142/7060.0%
6@JAX3371312.3300000.009.712.738/6657.6%
7@CHI--------------
8ARI--------------
9BYE--------------
10ATL67401012.3300000.007.413.449/6971.0%
11@TB2331216.5000000.009.311.349/7070.0%
12CAR6991816.5000000.0015.921.938/6657.6%
13@ATL3850628.3300000.008.511.529/5058.0%
14SF2642232.0000000.0018.420.48/7211.1%
15IND4540413.5000000.005.49.428/6741.8%
16@TEN3842428.0000000.0020.423.436/7051.4%
17@CAR2441222.0000000.0010.412.426/6937.7%
Per game3.0750.360.644.6416.4000000.008.8911.9636.64/66.3655.69%
Totals4370596516.4000000.00124.5167.5513/92955.69%
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