Who Should I Start? - Week 3

Charles Clay or Jared Cook

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jared Cook
TE - NO
Jared Cook
at SEA, Sun 4pm EDT
Charles Clay
TE - ARI
Charles Clay
vs. CAR, Sun 4pm EDT
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 12# 43-
Best Rank# 8# 40-
Worst Rank# 35# 55-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at SEA vs. CAR-
Matchup Rank419-
Matchup Rating-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rec18.313
Rec Yds201.7131.3
Rec TD1.30.7
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total6.21.1-
Avg Game3.10.6-
Avg Projection4.61.2-
Week 22.50.6-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather63 F, Possible Light RainIndoor-
    
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  Jared Cook
TE - NO
Jared Cook
Charles Clay
TE - ARI
Charles Clay
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. HOU
3 tar, 2 rec, 37 yds, 0 td
vs. DET
1 tar, 1 rec, 5 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at LAR
7 tar, 2 rec, 25 yds, 0 td
at BAL
2 tar, 1 rec, 6 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at SEA vs. CAR
Week 4 vs. DAL vs. SEA
Week 5 vs. TB at CIN
Week 6 at JAC vs. ATL
Week 7 at CHI at NYG
Week 8 vs. ARI at NO
Week 9BYE WEEK vs. SF
Week 10 vs. ATL at TB
Week 11 at TB at SF
Week 12 vs. CARBYE WEEK
Week 13 at ATL vs. LAR
Week 14 vs. SF vs. PIT
Week 15 vs. IND vs. CLE
Week 16 at TEN at SEA
Week 17 at CAR at LAR
  Jared Cook
TE - NO
Jared Cook
at SEA, Sun 4pm EDT
Charles Clay
TE - ARI
Charles Clay
vs. CAR, Sun 4pm EDT
Receiving
   
Receptions3.30.9
Rec Yards35.910.3
Rec TDs0.20.0
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.00.0
Rush Yards0.00.0
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points4.61.2
   
  Jared Cook
TE - NO
Jared Cook
Charles Clay
TE - ARI
Charles Clay
2019 Points 
Week 13.70.5
Week 22.50.6
Week 3
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Week 5
Week 6
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Week 8
Week 9
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Week 11
Week 12
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Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
  Jared Cook
TE - NO
Jared Cook
Charles Clay
TE - ARI
Charles Clay
2019 Targets 
Week 131
Week 272
Week 3
Week 4
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Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
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Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
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Week 14
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Week 17
  Jared Cook
TE - NO
Jared Cook
at SEA, Sun 4pm EDT
Charles Clay
TE - ARI
Charles Clay
vs. CAR, Sun 4pm EDT
Expert 
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
Cook was a product of being in a pass-heavy offense last year with no one to compete with for targets. Now that he shares a uniform with Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara, he will quickly become a fantasy afterthought as long as Drew Brees is out. 
Zach Brunner
FantasyPros
Cook is just one of many pass catchers on the Saints, so he won't see a ton of looks. However, he faces Seattle this week, who have given up big performances the past two weeks. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
He is who we thought he was pre-2018. Through two games with the Saints, Cook has accumulated just four receptions for 40 yards. Jamison Crowder was able to post those stats in one game with a third-string quarterback. Cook was targeted on five of Bridgewater's 30 attempts, so he seemed to gravitate towards him a bit. The Seahawks have a healthy Bradley McDougald, who shut down tight ends last year. While some will point to Vance McDonald's two touchdowns to differ, he finished the game with 38 yards on seven targets. It was the same defensive scheme last year where tight ends averaged just 6.99 yards per target and scored four touchdowns on 92 targets. What changed? Fellow safety Tedric Thompson was out last week, who may be out again with a hamstring injury, forcing McDougald to Thompson's spot, and pushing Delano Hill into his old role. As you can see, there's a domino effect that can make Cook's matchup better, though he's not a touchdown guy, and you don't want to rely on him for a lot of yards. He's just a mediocre TE2 who gets a slight bump if Thompson is out again. 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Cook loses a lot of upside with QB Drew Brees no longer in the lineup, but he still has low-end TE1 value.