Rodgers personally lobbied for Cobb, so he likely knew first hand that the former Packer still had gas left in the tank. Rodgers suggested that Cobb is ticketed for the slot role while noting that he is happy with the top four receivers in Davante Adams, Cobb, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, and Allen Lazard. With Adams locked into a near every snap role, the Packers could rotate Lazard and MVS on the outside, with MVS stepping into the slot when Cobb needs a breather. Rodgers also noted that while Amari Rodgers has had his moments, he has also had his rookie hiccups. This suggests that he may be brought along slowly and that the top four he mentioned should all play meaningful roles this season. 64th in our wide receiver rankings, Randall Cobb, could provide a strong return on his current ADP if he can carry this momentum into the season.
GB WR Randall Cobb - Week 2 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 2 vs. Lions
The good with Randall Cobb's first game back in the green-and-gold: he caught a pass for 32 receiving yards. That deep work is not a skill-set that many likely believed the Green Bay Packers' 31-year-old slot receiver still possessed. The bad? He saw no targets until the game was more than 21 points out of hand and the backups had come into the game.
In Week 2, our models don't expect much to change, projecting Cobb for a fantasy score outside the top-80 wide receivers and 2.2 catches for 26.0 yards and 0.2 touchdowns. Perhaps the reliable veteran will get on the same page with his old buddy and quarterback down the road, but it's best to assume that won't be Week 2 in the Packers' fairly narrow target distribution.