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Adam Caplan reports that the Rams have signed TE Jared Cook after all. (That news comes after a Jason La Canfora imposter "broke" the news on Twitter earlier in the afternoon.) Cook adds speed to the interior of the Rams' passing game, which could present a dangerous combo with 2nd-year WR Chris Givens. Cook had trouble learning the offense over 4 years in Tennessee, though. He also displayed inconsistent hands. Of course, Rams HC Jeff Fisher originally drafted Cook there. So he knows what he's getting. The talent boost can only help QB Sam Bradford, but the team still needs a reliable target to convert 3rd downs. TE Lance Kendricks is now staring at a much lower ceiling. He kinda brought that on himself, though, with a pair of uninspiring seasons to begin his career. Cook still looks like a fringe starting option in fantasy football leagues. His best shot at a value boost might be to claim the mantle of primary red-zone option for Bradford.

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Saints TE Jared Cook (ankle) was a full-go in practice all week and will play against the Falcons this weekend. Cook will step back in as New Orleans’ lead pass-catching TE and boasts lots of TD upside with the Saints sporting a huge 32.5-point implied total.

Saints RB Jared Coof (ankle) was a full-go in Wednesday's practice, putting him on track to return for this weekend's game against the Falcons. Atlanta actually ranks 14th in adjusted fantasy points allowed to TEs, but Cook still brings exciting upside in Week 10 fantasy lineups with the Saints sporting a huge 32-point implied total.

Saints TE Jared Cook (ankle) is out for Sunday’s game against the Cardinals. We’ll see if he can return after the Week 9 bye. With Cook sidelined last week, TE Josh Hill ran 19 routes and TE Dan Arnold 14. It’s a situation to avoid, despite the plus matchup.

Saints TE Jared Cook (ankle) did not practice on Wednesday. At this point, fantasy owners can't bank on him returning for this weekend's game against the Cardinals. We'll update his status again tomorrow.

Saints TE Jared Cook (ankle) is out for Sunday’s game against the Bears. That leaves Josh Hill as New Orleans’ lead TE — but he’d be a desperation fantasy play.

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