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By Rob Nichols, Rams Correspondent, Mon, Dec 29th 9:54pm EST

Jared Cook hauled in three of his seven targets for 37 yards in the Rams' final game of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Cook tied with running back Benny Cunningham for the team lead in targets, and that really should tell you all you need to know about the Rams' offensive output versus the Seahawks, who have actually struggled to stop tight ends this season. It seems like Cook is listed in a fantasy sleeper column every year due to his size and athleticism, but he consistently fails to live up to expectations. He's a risky pick in 2015 until he proves otherwise.


By Rob Nichols, Rams Correspondent, Sun, Dec 7th 4:10pm EST

Jared Cook caught four passes on five targets for 61 yards and two touchdowns in the Rams' 24-0 win at Washington on Sunday,

Fantasy Impact: Cook was left wide open by Washington's defense on both touchdowns. Despite his size and skills as a pass catcher, Cook now has just three touchdowns on the season. The Rams do not score enough to produce many consistent fantasy stars, so starting Cook is a questionable proposition. He does draw a favorable matchup with the Cardinals in Week 15, however.


By Tom, Rams Correspondent, Sun, Nov 23rd 3:20pm EST

He was listed as questionable with a back injury throughout the week but will play against the Chargers.

Fantasy Impact: Cook has a difficult matchup against a San Diego defense that has given up the fourth fewest yards to TEs this year. Cook only has one TD catch on the season.


By Brian Tesch, Rams Correspondent, Mon, Nov 17th 12:28pm EST

Jared Cook caught 3 passes on 5 targets for 19 yards and 0 touchdowns in Week 11.

Fantasy Impact: Cook needs to exploit a defense down the seam for a splash play TD to have any fantasy value, and he wasn't able to do so in Week 11. Cook remains a interesting Week 12 bye week filler for those with Greg Olson or Heath Miller on their rosters, but has little fantasy value after that.


By Mike Wright, Rams Correspondent, Mon, Nov 10th 10:37pm EST

Jared Cook caught 2 passes for 84 yards with 1 TD in Sunday's loss to Arizona.

Fantasy Impact: The Cardinals, while having a great defense, have been historically bad against TEs. Cook took advantage and burned a 59-yard catch to the house. Cook should not be counted on with regularity, but he does have the athleticism to flash on occasion.


By B.J. O'Rourke, Rams Correspondent, Mon, Nov 3rd 4:20pm EST

Jared Cook caught 2 passes for 12 yards in the Rams' upset victory over the 49ers.

Fantasy Impact: In a very thin fantasy TE market, Jared Cook is a low-end TE2 or even worse. Keep him on waiver wires.


By B.J. O'Rourke, Rams Correspondent, Mon, Oct 27th 1:33pm EDT

Jared Cook caught 1 pass on 3 targets for 11 yards in the Rams' 34-7 loss to the Chiefs in week 8.

Fantasy Impact: After several weeks of being one of the two most targeted pass catchers on the Rams' squad, Cook has been extremely quiet as of late. On top of that, for at least the third week in a row, second string TE Lance Kendricks vultured a touchdown from Cook. Cook no longer remains fantasy worthy until he can sustain regular production.


By Irving Henriquez, Rams Correspondent, Sat, Oct 25th 2:28pm EDT

Jared Cook is averaging 7.5 targets per game and is catching almost 60% of those targets per outing. However those catches amount to just 50 yards per game and 0 TDs total for the season. (Source: Sporting Charts)

Fantasy Impact: It's been a disappointing season thus far for Cook, whose fantasy stock has shot down faster than Bradford's knee. Sadness aside, he still leads the team in targets heading into Sunday's game versus the Chiefs. This game could turn into check down mania for Austin Davis who'll be running for his life, hoping to avoid the Hali-Houston sandwich. This should open up things for Cook who faces a Chiefs team giving up the 6th most fantasy points to TE's. Oh and by the way, Eric Berry might not even start so that could be the cherry on top for a Top 10 TE Week 8 ranking for Cook. If you're in need of a strong PPR flex option or emergency TE replacement (looking at you Jimmy Graham) then Cook should be your guy.


By B.J. O'Rourke, Rams Correspondent, Mon, Oct 20th 2:10am EDT

Jared Cook caught all three of his targets for 25 yards in the Rams' 28-26 upset victory over the Seahawks.

Fantasy Impact: Cook was targeted much less frequently in this plus matchup, and has been practice lately, was vultured out of a touchdown by his fellow tight end Lance Kendricks. Cook continues to be the second most targeted pass catcher in St. Louis, but now matchups may not seem that important anymore for his fantasy production. There are probably better options during bye weeks on waiver wires.


By B.J. O'Rourke, Rams Correspondent, Wed, Oct 15th 12:43am EDT

Jared Cook caught four passes on 11 targets for 74 yards in the Rams' 31-17 loss to the 49ers on Monday night.

Fantasy Impact: Cook certainly started out hot, but had a 21-yard catch called back on an offensive pass interference penalty and was overthrown on a potential touchdown. Cook was the most targeted pass catcher on Monday night, but as usual, didn't do as much with his opportunities as he could have.


By B.J. O'Rourke, Rams Correspondent, Tue, Oct 7th 2:20pm EDT

Rams' TE Jared Cook caught 4 balls on 10 targets for 44 yards in the team's 34-28 loss to Philadelphia.

Fantasy Impact: Cook continues to be a favorite of QB Austin Davis. He is consistently in the top two for targets along with Brian Quick, but consistently fails to do much with them. He also played on 80% of snaps, more than any other pass catcher. With rough matchups coming up against San Francisco and Seattle, Cook continues to be best left on waiver wires.


By B.J. O'Rourke, Rams Correspondent, Wed, Sep 24th 12:16am EDT

Jared Cook caught 7 passes on 9 targets for 75 yards in the Rams' 34-31 loss to Dallas.

Fantasy Impact: It could have been a much brighter day for Cook. A beautiful 30 yard catch down the sideline in the second quarter was called back on an offensive interference penalty. Cook also bobbled a sure-fire 4th quarter touchdown in the end zone. His day could have been 9-115-1. The bad news is that the Rams exploited a Dallas team that does not defense the TE well, so this might be one of Cook's better games this year. The good news is Cook's usage makes him the #2 option in the passing game behind Brian Quick, so down the line, Cook may make for a good matchup-dependent streamer TE2. Remember, he'll get the Arizona defense in weeks 10 and 15.


By B.J. O'Rourke, Rams Correspondent, Mon, Sep 8th 1:44am EDT

Rams' TE Jared Cook caught 4 passes on eight targets for 56 yards in the Rams' home opener against the Minnesota Vikings.

Fantasy Impact: Cook was the second most targeted receiver, only behind Brian Quick. Cook may have some bye-week replacement value down the line this season, but for right now, the Rams must work on their QB situation for the WR and TE corps to have any fantasy value.


By B.J. O'Rourke, Rams Correspondent, Wed, Aug 13th 12:08am EDT

In his first game as a Ram in 2013, Jared Cook caught seven passes for 141 yards and two touchdowns. He didn't exceed 45 receiving yards in any of the next nine games and didn't score another touchdown until Week 9. Cook is looking to improve on consistency in 2014. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Cook has never quite lived up to the hype through four years at Tennessee and 1 year in St. Louis. The way this team is being built for 2014 would seem to indicate that a big role for Cook is possible, but right now is FantasyPros ECR is TE21. We'll have to wait and see if he's able to move up that chart this year.

The NY Times | Jul 31st
Typically has a couple of good outings a year; good luck figuring out when those will go down.
Breaking Football | Jul 30th
Freak athlete but lacks any consistency whatsoever. Figures to start again, though, and Foles knows how to use tight ends.
WalterFootball | Jul 29th
Jared Cook hasn't lived up to his promise, but he's still the Rams #1 tight end. The ability is there, but something hasn't quite clicked yet and may never, but maybe Nick Foles and Cook will get something going this year.