Who Should I Draft?

Antonio Gates or Jared Cook (2014)

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Jared Cook
Jared Cook (STL)
Expert Pick %
82%
18%
ECR
# 17
# 21
Best
# 10
# 13
Worst
# 32
# 29
Ave Projection (?)
96.1
82.6
Best
106.8
94.2
Worst
84.4
71.7
Expert Pick %
82%
18%
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ECR
# 17
# 21
Best
# 10
# 13
Worst
# 32
# 29
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
10
16
Matt Waldman
FootballGuys
10
13
Raju Byfield
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11
16
Staff Rankings
KFFL
11
23
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
12
19
Bob Henry
FootballGuys
12
17
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
12
20
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
12
22
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
13
17
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
13
23
Bill Enright
FFChamps
13
21
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
14
18
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
14
17
David Dodds
FootballGuys
14
19
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
14
21
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
14
22
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
14
18
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
14
21
Mike Krueger
FFToday
14
19
Eric Karabell
ESPN
14
N/A
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
15
19
Christopher Harris
ESPN
15
26
Staff Rankings
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15
26
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
15
18
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
15
18
Eddie Cooley
Sundays Are For Football
16
13
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
16
23
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
16
18
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
16
26
Brian Dezelske
Pro Football Central
16
22
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
16
22
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
16
19
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
16
22
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
16
22
Matt De Lima
FFToolbox
16
22
Matthew Berry
ESPN
16
N/A
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
17
24
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
17
18
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
17
20
Micah James
FFMagicMan
17
20
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
17
21
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
17
27
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
17
21
John Paulsen
4for4.com
17
22
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
17
14
John Halpin
Fox Sports
17
19
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Fox Sports
17
18
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
17
27
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Knuckleheads
17
21
Dave Major
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17
21
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
17
22
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
17
21
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
18
22
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
18
17
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FantasySharks
18
16
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
18
17
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
18
20
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Yahoo! Sports
18
21
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
18
28
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
18
19
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Fantasy Team Advice
18
20
Jeff Haseley
FootballGuys
18
16
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
18
20
Jim McCormick
ESPN
18
24
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
18
22
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
18
22
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
19
20
Adam Pfeifer
Rant Sports
19
27
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
19
21
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
19
22
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NFL.com
19
32
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
19
21
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
19
33
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
19
21
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
19
25
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
19
21
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
19
21
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
19
23
Tom Poisal
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19
25
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
19
23
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
19
17
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
20
24
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
20
19
Adam Rank
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20
N/A
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RotoExperts
20
21
Ken Zalis
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20
18
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
20
16
Brendan Donahue
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21
20
Staff Rankings
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21
27
Jason Smith
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21
24
Justin Boone
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21
23
Chris Heil
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26
22
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Pro Football Focus
22
23
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
22
21
Brad Evans
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22
23
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22
24
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
23
19
Jeff Brubach
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23
13
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
23
19
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
23
26
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
24
21
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
24
16
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
25
29
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
32
22
Ave Projection (?)
96.1
82.6
Best
106.8
94.2
Worst
84.4
71.7
Receptions
62.8
48.5
Rec Yards
700.7
582.1
Rec TDs
4.5
4.4
Ave Targets / Game
7.1
5.3
Total Targets
113.0
85.0
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Antonio Gates is another option you can wait for despite his pedigree due to the Ladarius Green hype train.
Jared Cook was a disappointment once again last season but may finally be ready to breakout as a post-hype sleeper if Sam Bradford can make it through all sixteen games. Cook started last season with a bang only to whimper the rest of the way. A healthy Bradford can help Cook find that consistency that has eluded him for years.
  
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
I get the excitement about Ladarius Green, but at least at this early stage of the offseason I'm not ready to ignore a productive season from the slow-footed, sure-handed Gates.
 
  
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
He will continue to lose work do Green, but he can be a bye week filler.
 
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
I get that Green is a stud in the making, but Gates' ADP is disgusting. His value is insane right now.
Can be a freak but inconsistency is his yearly issue. The upside is still there to be a top-15 guy, though.
  
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
The old man still produces by getting 872 yards and four scores a year ago. There is always questions regarding his ability to stay healthy and now there is a breakout star in the making in Ladarius Green behind him on the depth chart. His numbers should diminish a bit, but he is still worthy of a roster spot.
Cook is the classic under-performing player. He has the size and athletic ability to produce at a high level, but just cannot put it together for a full season. His role diminished in St. Louis as last season progressed. I would take a wait-and-see approach for Cook this season.
  
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
Just one double-digit fantasy game from weeks 12-17 last year. The mighty have fallen.
At least the dude made a ton of money last year.
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
The days of Gates being a monster tight end in fantasy appear to be over. He is a Hall of Fame player, but he is past his prime and I think this is the year that Ladarius Green emerges as the top tight end in San Diego.
Cook has the talent to be a TE1, but not with QB Sam Bradford throwing him the ball. This whole offense is in stagnant mode until Bradford either takes the next step or the Rams front office finds someone that will.