Jared Cook

Jared Cook

Height: 6' 5"Weight: 254 lbsAge: 32College: South CarolinaDrafted: #89 (3rd Rd. by Tennessee)

2019 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
19th easiest for TEs
Draft Rank (ECR) #80
Best / Worst #22 / #136
ADP #79


Expert Note
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Recency bias is real with Cook, who has been a disappointment throughout his fantasy career. Sure, he's going to play with Drew Brees in New Orleans, but don't forget that he played with Aaron Rodgers just a few short years ago. Did you know that 2018 was the first time he scored more than five touchdowns in a season? Or how about that it was his first time topping 54 receptions or 759 yards? Over the last three years there hasn't been a running back/tight end duo who's topped 195 targets on the same team (the highest duo on the Saints has been just 151). Over the last two years, Kamara has totaled at least 100 targets, which tells you that Cook's ceiling is extremely limited.

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Jared Cook signs 2-year deal with Saints

According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, the Saints have agreed to terms with tight end Jared Cook on a two-year deal worth $15.5 million.

Fantasy Impact

The deal includes $8 million guaranteed in 2019, so Cook will be out there catching passes from Drew Brees in Week 1. Some would say that the upgrade from Derek Carr to Brees should promote even more production, but don't forget that Cook played with Aaron Rodgers before he went to Oakland. Despite high expectations for the physically gifted tight end, 2018 was the first time in his 10 years in the league where he topped 800 yards. He's still yet to score more than six touchdowns in any season, so don't go selling the farm to acquire Cook in dynasty or redraft leagues. The Saints did have a clear void at the position, so he's going to be targeted, but with Brees' pass attempts dipping the last few years while they have a much-improved defense, it's unlikely we see Cook get close to the 101 targets he had with the Raiders last year. He should be considered a low-end TE1 in redraft formats despite the upgrade at quarterback.

Mike Tagliere - 12 weeks ago
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Rec YdsRec TdsRecsPoints
Last Week28032.8
Last 3 Weeks23.702.32.4
Season to Date560.44.37.9
Game Log
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OPPRec YdsRec TdsRecsPoints
Week 17@ KC28032.8
Week 16vs. DEN20022
Week 15@ CIN23022.3
Week 14vs. PIT1160711.6
Strength of Schedule
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Next Gamevs. HOU2nd easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesLAR, SEA, DAL19th easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)SF, IND, TEN29th easiest opponents
Rest of Season--20th easiest remaining opponents