24-Year-Old Wide Receiver – Green Bay Packers
2014 Fantasy Football Outlook
A broken right fibula essentially ended Cobbís season after Week 5 (although he did return to catch two balls, both touchdowns, in Week 17 and had two more catches in the playoffs). Before the injury,...
Randall Cobb Contract Information:
Signed a four-year, $3.21 million deal with Green Bay in July of 2011.
Cobb made five catches on six targets for 39 yards with a pair of touchdowns in Sunday's 31-24 win over the Jets.
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Randall Cobb: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)The activation is still good news for Green Bay fans and Cobb's fantasy owners, but it would appear that there's no guarantee the gifted wideout will play Sunday. While he still looks like a pretty good bet to suit up, this further complicates an already tricky situation. Even if he plays, there remains the possibility that Cobb will handle a reduced number of snaps. The upside here is alluring, but there's no doubt that Cobb makes for a dangerous play. At the very least, fantasy owners will want to make sure that Cobb is active for Sunday's game, before placing him in the lineup. Unfortunately, the Packers don't play until 4:25 PM ET, which limits the available alternatives. Seeing as Sunday's game decides the NFC North, the Packers won't necessarily take a cautious approach with their star wideout. Furthermore, Cobb tweeted "all hands on deck" shortly after the announcement of his activation. Again, the signs are mostly positive, but the situation remains worth watching.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Things seemed to be trending in this direction, and we now have confirmation that Cobb will be active for Sunday's must-win game against the Bears. This is fantastic news for the Green Bay offense, though it's possible that Cobb will be a bit rusty, and it isn't necessarily safe to assume that he'll handle his typical snap count. Still, the upside here is tremendous, so Cobb makes for an intriguing Week 17 option in most formats. His return probably hurts the fantasy value of Jarrett Boykin, who did a nice job in Cobb's absence. Prior to breaking his leg in Week 6, Cobb was leading the Packers in both targets and receptions. He's arguably Aaron Rodgers' favorite receiver, though Jordy Nelson might have something to say about that. Speaking of the Green Bay quarterback, Rodgers (collarbone) will also be returning for Sunday's clash to determine the NFC North.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)The Packers continue to use rather optimistic language to describe Cobb's situation, so although nothing official has been said regarding his status, it seems Cobb's owners and Packers fans have some reason to be hopeful. Cobb is by all accounts looking good in practice, and the Packers have no reason to leave him on the shelf with their season on the line Sunday.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)The upcoming exam could result in Cobb's activation from the IR/designated-to-return list, and McCarthy's optimism provides hope that the Packers' receiving corps will be intact for the imminent return of Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) in Sunday's season finale in Chicago, which will decide the division winner and a playoff berth.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
While 2012 was the year of the big receiver, the 5-10, 192-pound Cobb had his breakout anyway. Cobb was the only Packer to eclipse 100 targets, and he tacked on 10 rushes and 132 yards on the ground for good measure in just 15 games. While Cobb served mostly as a possession receiver, averaging less than 12 YPC, he managed 9.2 YPT (10th) thanks to a ridiculous 77-percent catch rate. Cobb saw only eight red-zone targets last year (T-59th), and while he converted four for scores, it's likely he'll have to do most of his damage from long distance. Cobb did have 17 catches of 20-plus (T-11th), but zero of 40 or more, so we'd be surprised if he exceeded last year's eight TDs. Cobb's running skills give him extra value, and he even returned a punt for a score last year, too. But as quick, shifty and dynamic as he is, Cobb's going to need a sizeable uptick in looks to hang with the big targets atop the receiver board. In Green Bay, where Aaron Rodgers rarely locks in on one player, the odds are against it.
At 5-10, 192, and with only average long speed, Cobb doesnít profile as your typical receiving prospect, but heís extremely quick, has good hands, runs good routes and is fearless going over the middle of the field. The Packers used him primarily as a return man last year, but he averaged a huge 12.1 YPT the 31 times they called his number. With Donald Driver now 37, Cobb could slot in as the teamís fourth receiver early on, and James Jones isnít good enough to prevent Cobb from a bigger role should he merit it. Cobb also had 1,236 return yards and brought a punt and a kick back to the house Ė something to keep in mind if your league counts return yardage.
Taken with the 64th overall pick, Cobb likely slots as a kick returner/4th receiver this year. At 5-11, 186, and with only decent speed, Cobb doesnít profile as a potential star, but he gets up to speed quickly, changes directions on a dime, is fearless going over the middle and runs good routes. Heís also versatile and can line up as a running back or even a Wildcat quarterback if need be. Green Bayís offensive environment is also ideal, so Cobb could have value if anything were to happen to Jordy Nelson or the aging Donald Driver.