He is in a contract year and played well at the end of last season. There is little explanation as to why the Titans chose to ignore Cookís talents for much of the year as he was targeted just 55 times over the teamís first 13 games (4.2 per game). The coaching staff finally made him a bigger part of the game plan over the final three weeks and Cook responded, catching 21 of his 26 targets for 335 yards and a touchdown. Of course, that meant nothing to his fantasy owners who by then were either bounced from the playoffs or too scared to start him. By seasonís end, Cook had amassed 49 receptions for 759 yards and three touchdowns, good enough to finish as the 14th ranked tight end. Consider him a low-end TE1 for 2012 with the potential to sneak into the top five if the Titans make a concerted effort to get him involved on a consistent basis.
Comment:In his fourth year, expect Cook to be a key component in the Titans passing game. He is talented enough to be in the second tier of tight ends behind Graham and Gronk but needs to be more consistent in his play.