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|Poor James Jones. Despite spending almost his entire career as a backup, he has averaged 46 receptions for 608 yards and 4.8 touchdowns per season during the four years that he has played 16 games. Thatís pretty solid production for a backup. Unfortunately, when he hit the free agent market prior to the 2011 season, the market for his services never developed and he re-signed in Green Bay. Then the Packers drafted Randall Cobb in the 2nd round of last yearís draft and kept aging veteran Donald Driver. Both players return in 2012, meaning Jones will once again split the backup role with two other players. While it helps matters that the Packers love to play with five wide formations, Jones doesnít get fed enough (just 55 targets last season) to make him fantasy relevant. Unless he gets a new home during the preseason, Jones will shape up as a low end WR4 or as a WR5 in 2012.
|Cobb frustrated by double coverage -- Fri Oct 16 5:55 pm --|
WR on pace for nearly 300 fewer receiving yards than last season
|There are several ways to beat the frequent double coverage that Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb has faced almost every week this season, but it's not about rewriting the playbook. Over the 35 years in which passing has been an obsession in the NFL, the best solution always has been to make the opponent pay somewhere else. After receiver Davante Adams suffered a serious ankle sprain that has limited him to about a half of football over the past four games, the Packers became more susceptible to double coverage. The San Francisco 49ers gave Cobb a heavy dose of it two weeks ago and the St. Louis Rams continued it Sunday. Over the past two weeks, the Packers offense has scored 34 points and Cobb has been held to eight catches for 67 yards. "It's definitely frustrating," Cobb said. "But it's part of the game, it happens. I'm sure Jordy felt like this at times last year. But the more guys make plays around us, the harder it will be for teams to do that. That's why we need everybody making plays." (Milwaukee )|
FF Today's Take: From a fantasy perspective, Cobb has been hit the hardest by Jordy Nelson's absence this season, but that's no reason to sell low on Cobb. Davante Adams - who Aaron Rodgers recently referred to as a "Pro Bowl-caliber" receiver - will be back either this week or following the Packers' bye week in two weeks, and should command more respect from opposing secondaries than James Jones has.
|WR James Jones returns to Green Bay -- Sun Sep 6 5:30 pm --|
Packers get needed WR depth
|Reunion: James Jones is signing with the Packers, source said. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Jones was released by the Giants on Saturday and gives the Packers some needed depth after Jordy Nelson's season-ending knee injury. Jones spent 7 seasons (2007-2013) in Green Bay and is very familiar with the offensive system. He'll likely fit in as the No.3 receiver and is worth a look in the late rounds of re-draft leagues.