Jared Cook
Jared Cook
31-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Oakland Raiders
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Some painful life experiences are universal. At some point we've all been spurned by a crush, or lost our candy or ice cream to an unfortunate drop. And the entire fantasy industry knows what it's like to bet on Jared Cook and lose. Exaggeration? Maybe just a slight one. Cook was an off-and-on buzz guy with the Titans and Rams, never fully panned out, and then his one Green Bay campaign was a total bust. It got to the point that Cook landed in Oakland last year with minimal expectations. Perhaps that was the frame he needed, because he bounced back in his age-30 season. His career-high 54 catches were 11th at the position and his 688 yards ranked seventh. He was light in the touchdown category, with just three targets (and no catches) inside the 10-yard line. Cook has 19 touchdowns on 357 career receptions, and he's never scored more than five times in a season. Some things simply aren't meant to be. You have our endorsement to consider Cook as a late best-ball depth play or an occasional streamer, but this is a tight end you flirt with, not one you marry. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $10.6 million contract with the Raiders in March of 2017.
Another productive effort in win
TEOakland Raiders
December 9, 2018
Cook brought in seven of 10 targets for 116 yards in the Raiders' 24-21 win over the Steelers on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Cook paced the Raiders in receptions, receiving yards and targets, putting together his second consecutive 100-yard effort. The 10-year pro continues to be a favorite target of Derek Carr all over the field, and the chief blemish on his performance Sunday was that he saw his three-game touchdown streak come to an end. Cook will look to continue his stellar late-season production versus the Bengals in Week 15.
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How do Jared Cook's 2018 advanced stats compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
53.2
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.08
 
% Team Air Yards
23.0%
 
% Team Targets
20.1%
 
Avg Depth of Target
7.9 Yds
 
Catch Rate
69.3%
 
Drop Rate
9.1%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
5.7
 
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How often does Jared Cook run a route when on the field for a pass play?
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Jared Cook
401 routes   88 targets
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4 routes   0 targets
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84 routes   11 targets
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39 routes   10 targets
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Bengals pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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@ Bengals
Sunday, Dec 16th at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
94.8
 
Cornerbacks
89.3
 
Safeties
90.5
 
Linebackers
113.2
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Jared Cook's measurables compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 5"
 
Weight
254 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.49 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.56 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.25 sec
 
Vertical Jump
41.0 in
 
Broad Jump
123 in
 
Bench Press
23 reps
 
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Yesterday
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Yesterday
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Game Spotlight: Lamar's Big Test
4 days ago
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December 5th
Sasha Yodashkin looks over Sunday's main slate and expects Zach Ertz to remain Carson Wentz's favorite target in a must-win game against the Cowboys.
East Coast Offense: Everything Matters
December 4th
Chris Liss argues for the importance of the running game in general and individual star running backs in particular.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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To know Jared Cook is to be disappointed by Jared Cook. His yardage has dropped every year since 2013, and he's only scored four touchdowns in his last 42 games. That said, the Raiders are looking for additional options in the red zone, and perhaps Cook -- despite his underwhelming resume -- can help there. Oakland for some reason threw 22 red-zone targets at No. 3 WR Seth Roberts last year, for crying out loud. The Raiders also were disappointed by TE Clive Walford, who showed scarce improvement in his second year. And we should give Cook credit for squeezing out some fantasy relevance with the Rams from 2013 to 2015, back when that team's passing game was a kiss of death. Cook scored as the TE17 over that period, and only 12 tight ends outpaced him in yardage. A handy 12.6 YPC is also impressive for the position.
Cook was not in the Rams' travel plans to Los Angeles, released in February. He signed a one-year deal with the Packers, but it's uncertain if he has more to offer than the little he's shown throughout his career. Outside of a decent 2011 with Tennessee, he's been reliably mediocre. Bad quarterbacks and bad offenses in St. Louis contributed mightily to that, but even in Tennessee he caught only 61.5 percent of his targets. He never topped 60 percent with the Rams, posting a lowly 52 percent each of the last two seasons. He didn't even score last year, joining Marcedes Lewis (2011) and Lonnie Johnson (1996) as the only 75-target TE without a TD since targets started being tracked in 1991. He can't blame the QB this year, but how many targets he gets is another matter. Jordy Nelson is back to gobble up passes from Aaron Rodgers, and Cook will share TE with Richard Rodgers, who had 85 looks last year. Cook had elite skills as a rookie in 2009 with a 4.49 40 and 41-inch vertical. Entering his eighth season at 29, he might no longer measure up to those lofty heights but is still in the upper class considering his size (6-5, 254). The Packers hope to use that size as a big target down the middle as he stretches the field with his speed. Cook underwent minor foot surgery in May, but is expected to be ready for training camp.
Cook nearly matched his 2013 production last season, but it was only because of a career-high 99 targets as his efficiency nosedived. His yards per catch dropped by a full yard, and his yards per target was his lowest since his 15-target rookie season. While he led the team in receptions, his catch rate went from 59.3 percent to 52.5. The culprit was erratic quarterback play. An unintimidating wideout group didn't help Cook in coverage, either. And it got tougher when Brian Quick was lost to injury midseason, leaving only Cook and Kenny Britt as concerns for defensive gameplans. Quarterback should be much improved this season with the addition of Nick Foles. Cook's efficiency should at least bounce back, and perhaps his weekly production will become more consistent. The Rams did not upgrade at wide receiver, but a healthy Quick will help. With Britt and Quick on the outside, the 6-5, 254-pound Cook should find some holes over the middle to settle into. Backup Lance Kendricks is mainly used for blocking, but he does impose on Cook's goal-line work. Kendricks had five targets and three scores inside the 10-yard line last season, compared to four targets and one score for Cook.
Cook set a franchise record for receiving yards by a tight end last season, but in the fantasy world he was a one-week wonder. After totaling seven catches for 141 yards and two touchdowns in Week 1, he topped 50 yards once and scored just three touchdowns in the 15 games thereafter. Defenses learned quickly that the Rams' lackluster wideout corps held little threat and turned their focus to Cook. Losing Sam Bradford to a midseason knee injury compounded matters and this season he'll be catching passes from Shaun Hill. From Week 2 on, Cook's catch rate fell to 57.8 percent and his yards per target was just 7.2. That he led the team in receiving speaks to the ineffectiveness of the wideouts. At 6-5, 254, Cook has red-zone upside, and he has the speed to make plays downfield (nine catches of 20-plus yards). The Rams added Kenny Britt this offseason, and improvement among their young batch of receivers is expected. As such, Cook likely will see his targets decrease from last year's team-leading 86, but that could be offset by an improved catch rate and YPT with more room to operate. Lance Kendricks is the backup, but he's used more as a blocker and isn't a big threat to steal targets.
Underused in Tennessee, Cook re-joins coach Jeff Fisher and should have a bigger role in the Rams offense. Cook is explosive and agile, lining up in the slot on 57 percent of his plays last year. He is a strong vertical receiver who has the ability to make big plays – he had three catches of 40-plus yards and 20 of 20-plus over the last two seasons. While Cook had a three-year low 7.3 YPT, that can largely be blamed on erratic quarterback play. A shoulder injury cut Cook's season short in December, though he should be ready for training camp after undergoing surgery. He'll join incumbent Lance Kendricks who likely will be used more as a blocker, allowing Cook to run plenty of pass patterns. Given the $19 million in guaranteed money he received, Cook should have every opportunity to thrive in the St. Louis offense.
Cook came on strong toward the end of last season, nearly doubling his previous year’s receiving yards with 759. His three touchdowns were a blemish, but the Titans had only 37 red-zone drives, sixth-fewest in the league, giving Cook just one red-zone score. Cook uses his strength and speed to get open and is a dangerous threat after the catch. His two other touchdowns came on an 80-yard catch-and-run at Cleveland in Week 4 and on a 55-yard pass play Week 16 against Jacksonville in which he ran away from several defenders near mid-field. His 9.4 yards per target ranked second to Rob Gronkowski’s 10.7 among tight ends with at least 40 receptions and his 15.5 yards per reception was first. Cook’s biggest problem, though, is his inconsistency as it’s difficult to predict what he’ll do week-to-week. He totaled nine catches over a five-game span, including back-to-back shutouts in Weeks 13 and 14. During the final three games, however, he caught 21 passes for 335 yards and a touchdown. Capitalizing on his strong finish and getting more consistent targets in the passing game (especially in the red zone) are keys to an improved season for Cook.
Cook came on toward the end of last season, recording 15 catches for 196 yards and a touchdown over his final three games. After letting Bo Scaife walk, Cook becomes the clear-cut starter. Tennessee has raved about his athleticism since making him a 2009 third-round pick, and he’s even drawn comparisons to a young Jermichael Finley. Cook will have a veteran quarterback in Matt Hasselbeck throwing to him, which should keep him more involved in the passing game. While he may need to polish his route running, his strength and speed should be enough for him to create separation. Don’t be afraid to stash him on your bench and see how he develops.
Cook did not show much in his first professional year last year, catching just nine balls and none for touchdowns. He is a physical specimen whom the Titans have high expectations for as his career matures. Last year he was hidden behind a deep tightend roster, but he currently appears to be the backup in 2010 and could see a significant jump in reception numbers this year.
Cook has superior athletic talent and has the ability to be a playmaking tight end in the NFL. As a rookie, he will likely play behind Bo Scaife and possibly Alge Crumpler, but he may end up being a future starter for the Titans. He is fast and as a result has been splitting out as a receiver at times in minicamp.
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Hits century mark, scores in win
TEOakland Raiders
December 2, 2018
Cook caught seven of eight targets, collecting 100 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 40-33 loss to Oakland.
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Scores for second straight game
TEOakland Raiders
November 25, 2018
Cook caught two of five targets for 32 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 34-17 loss to the Ravens.
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Scores in Week 11 victory
TEOakland Raiders
November 18, 2018
Cook corralled three of six targets, putting up 31 receiving yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 23-21 win against Arizona.
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Leads team in targets during defeat
TEOakland Raiders
November 11, 2018
Cook caught four of nine targets for 52 yards in Sunday's 20-6 loss to the Chargers.
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Limited to two receptions
TEOakland Raiders
November 1, 2018
Cook brought in both of his targets for 20 yards in the Raiders' 34-3 loss to the 49ers on Thursday.
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