Randall CobbGB -WRCobb not yet medically cleared
Packers WR Randall Cobb (leg) has yet to be medically cleared, according to HC Mike McCarthy. Cobb is eligible to return for Week 15, but there's no guarantee he'll be ready by then. In fact, Cobb said a couple weeks ago that he might not play again this season. It'll only be easier for Green Bay to hold him out if they fall further out of the playoff picture. Cobb is only worth stashing in the deepest of fantasy leagues.
Randall CobbGB -WRCobb won't commit to playing again this season
Packers WR Randall Cobb (leg) is eligible to be activated from short-term IR in Week 15. But he won't commit to being ready by then -- or at any point this season. "I can’t make that call right now," Cobb said. "Right now, today, I cannot play. I’m doing everything I can. I’m working my butt off in the rehab process. This is something that it needs time. It’s getting better. There’s still no timeline on when I can come back." Cobb is off crutches but doesn't seem close to being able to practice. He also revealed that he didn't suffer a fractured fibula as previously reported. “It wasn’t what it was," Cobb said. "A broken bone, I don’t know about that,” he said. “But, hey, that was what the reports was, so it is what it is."
Randall CobbGB -WRCobb out until at least Week 15
Packers WR Randall Cobb (leg) has been placed on IR-designated-for-return. He can't practice for the next 6 weeks and can't play in a game for 8. It's disappointing news after yesterday's reported 4-8 week timetable, but the short end of that never seemed realistic for a broken leg. Cobb won't be eligible to play until Week 15. And even if he's back then, he'll be tough to trust in the fantasy playoffs. Cobb is safe to drop in all but the deepest of redraft leagues and keeper/dynasty leagues. Jarrett Boykin will step in as Green Bay's #3 WR with Cobb out. He's worth rostering while we wait to see how big a role he'll play in the passing attack.
Randall CobbGB -WRCobb out 4-8 weeks with fractured fibula
Packers insider Tyler Dunne has learned that WR Randall Cobb suffered a fractured fibula in Sunday's win over the Ravens. Dunne hears that Cobb will miss 6-8 weeks. ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports that Cobb could be back in 4 weeks in a "best-case scenario." The short end of that timetable would have Cobb back for a Week 11 game against the Giants. The long end would sideline him until Week 15. We'd recommend hanging on to the stud WR until we get a more definitive timetable. But Cobb owners need to be making plans to be without him for the rest of fantasy football's regular season. The loss puts a sizable dent in QB Aaron Rodgers' upside, but he remains a must-start in fantasy. Jordy Nelson, James Jones and Jermichael Finley all figure to see a boost in targets. Jarrett Boykin will step in as Green Bay's #3 WR and is worth rostering as a spot-start option.
Randall CobbGB -WRCobb out "multiple weeks"
Packers HC Mike McCarthy says WR Randall Cobb will miss "multiple weeks" with his knee injury. McCarthy didn't provide any other details about the type or extent of the injury, but ESPN's Adam Schefter hears that Cobb is expected to miss 2 weeks. That'd be extremely fortunate. For now, Cobb needs to be stashed on fantasy benches. Jordy Nelson and Jarrett Boykin are the only healthy WRs in Green Bay right now. Nelson figures to dominate targets against the Browns this weekend. Boykin's role -- and fantasy value -- will hinge on James Jones' status. He's considered questionable for Week 7.
Randall CobbGB -WRCobb might have avoided serious injury
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that "early indications" are that Packers WR Randall Cobb avoided "a major injury." All signs point to a serious injury. Cobb was in obvious pain, couldn't put any weight on the knee and was carted to the locker room. It's possible he avoided ligament damage, though. We'd be surprised if Cobb wasn't out for at least a few weeks, but anything less than a season-ending injury would be good news. We'll find out more tomorrow.
Randall CobbGB -WRCobb suffers knee injury
Packers WR Randall Cobb took a hit to the knee in the 2nd quarter of Sunday's game. His foot planted at the same time the knee got hit. Cobb was in obvious pain and didn't put any weight on the leg as he was assisted off the field. He was then carted back to the locker room. His day is almost certainly through, and we're likely looking at a serious injury. Green Bay already lost WR James Jones today.
Randall CobbGB -WRCobb ready to go for Week 1
Packers WR Randall Cobb was limited throughout training camp by a bicep injury. He played just 2 snaps this preseason. But Cobb has been a full participant in practice this week and is ready to go for the season opener. “I’m not having any problems with it,” Cobb said of the bicep. “I’m good to go.” Despite a tough Week 1 matchup against the 49ers, Cobb is a must-start in fantasy. He totaled 14 catches in 2 games against the 'Niners last year.
Randall CobbGB -WRCobb still bothered by bicep injury
Although he's returned to practice, Packers WR Randall Cobb is still battling a bicep injury. HC Mike McCarthy said Tuesday that the issue might linger, but that Cobb is in no danger of doing further damage. "We understand what the injury is, and we wouldn't put him out there if he was jeopardy of moving forward," McCarthy said. Cobb's status is worth monitoring, but we're not moving him down our WR rankings.
Randall CobbGB -WRCobb could push for 100 catches
Only 2 players in Packers history have caught 100+ balls in a season -- Sterling Sharpe and Robert Brooks. Randall Cobb could become the 3rd. Aaron Rodgers is already on record that he believes Cobb can be a 100-catch guy. HC Mike McCarthy is on board, too. "He'll be given opportunities, there's no question about that," McCarthy said. "But yes, I think he definitely has a lot more growth in front of him. And it's exciting, for how productive he's been as a young player." Cobb caught 80 balls last year, despite playing just 651 offensive snaps (58th among WRs) and seeing 102 targets (32nd). Both those numbers will climb in 2013 as Cobb takes on a bigger role. He carries clear top 10 fantasy upside, especially in PPR formats.
Randall CobbGB -WRCobb working on outside WR routes
Packers WR Randall Cobb has spent part of his offseason working on his routes from outside the numbers. “I don’t want to work on just being a slot receiver,” he said. “I want
to be a receiver, period. I want to be able to go outside, too. So one
thing I’ve worked on this off-season, too, is my outside routes and
trying to put that into my game so I’m not just labeled a ‘slot guy.’” The 5'10, 192-pounder does his best work from the slot. He ran 84.4% of his routes from inside last year and will do the majority of his work there in 2013. The increased versatility can only help his fantasy outlook, though. Cobb carries clear WR1 upside.
Randall CobbGB -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 CobbGB -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 CobbGB -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.
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