Randall Cobb GB -WRIs Cobb a 100-catch guy?
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has big expectations for WR Randall Cobb. "I think he can be a 100-catch guy," Rodgers said. "We haven't had that here in a while.
But I think he can. I think he's a special player. As long as he can
stay healthy, I think he's going to be a big-time star for us."
100 catches for Cobb doesn't seem far-fetched. He hauled in 80 balls last year. That was 14th among WRs. He ranked just 35th at the position with 104 targets. Cobb should see even more action in 2013 with Greg Jennings out of the picture. And at just 22 years old, Cobb is only going to get better. He has top-5 upside in PPR fantasy leagues.
Randall Cobb GB -WRstill getting better
Packers WR Randall Cobb believes he still has plenty of room for improvement. “I really don’t think I’ve peaked yet,” Cobb said. “I’m 22 years old. I’ve got a lot of learning still to do. I have a long way to go and I just hope I continue to get better over the next years.” Tough to argue with that. Cobb is just 7 months older than rookie WRs Tavon Austin and Cordarrelle Patterson. And remember that he entered the NFL as more of a gadget player than a WR. Cobb is still learning the finer points of the position. Set to take over Greg Jennings' spot as Green Bay's primary slot receiver, Cobb has oodles of fantasy upside in 2013 and beyond.
Randall Cobb GB -WRwon't return kicks in 2013
Packers HC Mike McCarthy says he'd prefer to take Randall Cobb off special teams in 2013. That's a bummer for those of you who get points for return yards -- Cobb racked up 964 kick return yards, 292 punt return yards, and a score last year. But it's also confirmation that Cobb will be a focal point on the offensive side of the ball. With Greg Jennings' expected departure, Cobb will have the slot to himself this season. That's where QB Aaron Rodgers loves throwing the ball. Cobb could easily build on this past year's 80-954-8 line in 2013.
Randall Cobb GB -WRactive
Packers WR Randall Cobb (ankle) is active for tonight’s tilt against Minnesota. Cobb’s back after a 1-game absence. Expect him to return to a substantial role in the passing game.
Randall Cobb GB -WRprobable for Wild Card Round
Packers WR Randall Cobb (ankle) is probable for Saturday night's game against the Vikings. He put in full practices on both Thursday and Friday and appears to be at 100% for Green Bay's playoff opener. Cobb averaged 72 total yards per game during the regular season and will be a key cog in the Packers offense this postseason.
Randall Cobb GB -WRputs in limited practice Wednesday
Packers WR Randall Cobb (knee, ankle) put in a limited practice on Wednesday. He continues to be on track to play against the Vikings this weekend, although it'd be nice to see him get in a full workout.
Randall Cobb GB -WR"100%" confident he'll play
Packers WR Randall Cobb (ankle, knee) says he's "100%" confident he'll play against the Vikings this weekend. He put in a limited practice last Friday and was reportedly close to playing on Sunday. This Saturday night's playoff opener will be just the 5th game Green Bay has its top 4 WRs available together this season.
Randall Cobb GB -WRINACTIVE
Packers WR Randall Cobb (knee, ankle) is inactive for today's game against the Vikings. He should be ready for the playoffs. Greg Jennings, James Jones, and Jordy Nelson -- back from his hamstring injury -- will serve as Green Bay's top 3 WRs.
Randall Cobb GB -WRa GTD for Week 17
Packers WR Randall Cobb (ankle, knee) returned to a limited practice on Friday. He's listed as questionable and looks like a game-time decision for this weekend's game against the Vikings. Green Bay has plenty to play for -- they lock up a 1st-round bye with a win -- so Cobb will play if he's capable of helping out. It's possible his snaps and effectiveness will be limited though. If active, consider Cobb a risk/reward fantasy option.
Randall Cobb GB -WRwill test knee and ankle Friday
Packers WR Randall Cobb plans on testing his injured knee and ankle on Friday. He's yet to practice this week. "We’re going to take it day by day and see where we’re at on Sunday," Cobb said. "We’ll test it tomorrow and see how much progression I’ve made over the past few days and we’ll see where we’re at on Sunday.” Cobb added that playing against the Vikings is "a possibility." It sounds like he'll be a game-time decision. The Packers need a win to clinch a 1st-round bye, so we're expecting Cobb to play if he's capable of helping out. Whether or not he can do so is the question.
Randall Cobb GB -WRout again Thursday
Packers WR Randall Cobb (knee, ankle) was unable to practice on Thursday. HC Mike McCarthy said yesterday that Cobb would return to a limited workout today, so it looks like he's progressing slower than hoped. At this point, we're not expecting Cobb to play against Minnesota this weekend. But we'll see if he's able to get out there on Friday.
Randall Cobb GB -WRhas ankle and knee injuries
Packers HC Mike McCarthy revealed that WR Randall Cobb suffered both ankle and knee injuries in last weekend's game. He's yet to be ruled out for the season finale though. Cobb sat out on Wednesday but is expected to put in a limited workout on Thursday. He'll then go through a test on Friday before being re-evaluated Saturday. Cobb is shaping up as a game-time decision.
Randall Cobb GB -WRankle injury not "very serious"
As of now, the Packers don't believe WR Randall Cobb's ankle injury is serious. "The training staff on the field did not give me anything to believe that it was very serious," HC Mike McCarthy said in his post-game press conference. Cobb is still scheduled for additional testing on Monday though. "As you know with ankle sprains and joint injuries the next day is a huge indicator," McCarthy added. Green Bay has the NFC North locked up, so they could rest Cobb in Week 17 even if the injury isn't severe.
Randall Cobb GB -WRsuffers ankle injury
Packers WR Randall Cobb suffered an apparent ankle injury in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's game against the Titans. It didn't appear serious, but Cobb is likely done for the day with Green Bay up big. He'll finish with 3 catches for 62 yards and a score.
Randall Cobb GB -WRcould start seeing even more touches
Packers OC Tom Clements hinted that WR Randall Cobb's offensive role will continue to grow. "He's a productive player," Clements said. "Anytime you can get him the ball, whether it's out in the perimeter or in the backfield and give him room to operate, he can make plays. We try to give him the ball, and he usually does a good job with it." Against the Rams this past weekend, Cobb was on the field for a season-high 74% of the offensive snaps. He hauled in all 8 of his targets for 89 yards and 2 scores. He also carried once for 19 yards -- his first rush since Week 3. It's difficult to imagine Cobb's role in the passing game growing much, especially with Greg Jennings' impending return. But Cobb could help boost a struggling ground game. Regardless, he's reached every-week WR3 status.
Randall Cobb GB -WRprobable for Week 3
Packers WR Randall Cobb (hamstring) is listed as probable for Monday night's game against the Seahawks. He put in a full practice on Saturday and never seemed to be in danger of missing this game. Against a tough Seattle defense -- and with Greg Jennings banged-up -- Cobb could play a big role on Monday. He's a risk/reward WR3.
Randall Cobb GB -WRhas minor hamstring injury
Packers WR Randall Cobb was limited in Thursday's practice with a hamstring injury. While hammies are always worth monitoring, HC Mike McCarthy said afterwards that Cobb is fully expected to play against the Seahawks on Monday night. His role is completely game plan dependent, making him a risk/reward WR3.
Randall Cobb GB -WRbusy in Week 1
Early on this offseason. Packers HC Mike McCarthy talked about wanting to get Randall Cobb more involved on offense this year. We found out what he was talking about on Sunday. The Packers lined up Cobb all over, most notably in the backfield. He took 18 snaps next to QB Aaron Rodgers in the shotgun. In total, Cobb was on the field for 38 of Green Bay's 72 offensive snaps. He finished with 9 catches on 9 targets for 77 yards, plus a 75-yard punt return TD. “That’s what we’ve been talking a lot about,” QB Aaron Rodgers said afterwards. “He’s a big-time player, a great punt returner obviously. We’re going to try to find ways to get him matched up on positive mismatches for him out there. The more opportunities we can give him in space, there’s a lot of good plays out there he had.” It looks like Cobb is set to play a significant role on the Packers' high-octane offense. For more of his outlook the rest of the way, check out our Week 1 Free Agent Focus.
Randall Cobb GB -WRoffensive role expected to grow
Packers HC Mike McCarthy spent the offseason scheming new ways to get the ball into WR Randall Cobb's hands. “He is a versatile player,” McCarthy said. "And it’s important to always try to create schemes where you’re giving people the opportunity to make plays.” Cobb is expected to see more action at WR this season, likely supplanting Donald Driver as the team's primary slot receiver. He's also been taking snaps from the backfield early on in camp. "Judging by Cobb’s eye-catching start in training camp this year, it will be impossible to keep him off the field in Year 2 even though he’s going to continue as their primary return man," beat writer Pete Dougherty writes. "Through three days of practice, he’s made more big plays and been used in a greater variety of ways than any of their other receivers." While Cobb may struggle for consistency among Green Bay's crowded group of pass-catchers, he'll have plenty of upside as a fantasy spot starter. We love the plays this kid makes in the open field.
Randall Cobb GB -WRruled out for Week 17
Packers WR Randall Cobb (groin) has been ruled out for Sunday's season finale against the Lions. James Jones is the best bet for significant playing time among Green Bay's WRs. Jordy Nelson and Donald Driver figure to see a limited number of snaps.
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