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Jared Cook

Jared Cook

Height: 6' 5"Weight: 254 lbsAge: 33College: South CarolinaDrafted: #89 (3rd Rd. by Tennessee)

Week 8 Outlook

Sun 4:25pm ET
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Week Rank (ECR) TE #9
Projection 7.1 pts


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We figured we could rely on six-plus targets with Michael Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders out of the lineup... but no. Cook has now seen 15 targets over his last four games, which is far from ideal. They have been okay in fantasy because he's scored on three of them, but his yardage leaves something to be desired (32 yards or less in three of those games). There are just five teams who've seen more targets directed at tight ends than the Bears. That's led to 52 yards and/or a touchdown to 6-of-7 tight ends. The only tight end who failed to hit one of those markers was Ian Thomas, who saw one target. It's not that the Bears are a smash spot, as only two of those tight ends were able to hit top-12 numbers. Going back to the start of last year (span of 23 games), they've allowed just three tight ends to top 56 yards against them. But again, with the receivers ailing, we should expect targets for Cook, and that puts him in the TE1 conversation this week.

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Jared Cook scores again in Week 7 win

Saints TE Jared Cook caught 3-of-4 targets for 32 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 7 win over the Panthers.

Fantasy Impact

Cook has now scored in consecutive games while finding the end zone in 3-of-5 games played in 2020. With Emmanuel Sanders and Michael Thomas both sidelined, Cook will remain a featured part of the Saints passing attack, even more so than he normally is. He is a must-start in Week 8 at Chicago.

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ECRBestWorst# of Experts
Week 8TE #9TE #6TE #1233
Rest of Season TE #7TE #6TE #113
Dynasty TE #21TE #18TE #3411
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Projections (Week 8)
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Statistics (avgs.)
Rec YdsRec TdsRecsPoints
Last Week32139.2
Last 3 Weeks350.72.37.5
Season to Date39.
Game Log
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Game Log
OPPRec YdsRec TdsRecsPoints
Week 7vs. CAR32139.2
Week 5vs. LAC521211.2
Week 3vs. GB21022.1
Week 2@ LV13127.3
Strength of Schedule
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Strength of Schedule (2020)
Next Game@ CHI15th easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesTB, SF, ATL10th easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)PHI, KC, MIN12th easiest opponents
Rest of Season--3rd easiest remaining opponents
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Most Accurate Experts
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T-1.Walter CherepinskyTE #22
T-1.Chet GreshamTE #9
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T-1.Dan YanotchkoTE #8
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