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|After a breakout season in which he caught 80 of his 104 targets (a remarkable completion percentage of 76.9) for 954 yards and eight touchdowns while chipping in 132 yards on the ground, Cobb has risen to the top of the Packers depth chart at receiver. A dynamic playmaker, the Packers’ 2011 second-round pick could be in line for an even better statistical season in 2013 with the departure of veteran Greg Jennings. Of course, Cobb will also have to deal with the extra attention that comes from being a team's top threat. At 5'10”, 192 pounds, Cobb has the ability to line up outside but does his best work out of the slot, using his speed and elusiveness to generate big plays. Cobb rates as a low-end WR1 with upside in standard scoring leagues; and move him up slightly in PPR formats, as he has an outside chance of hauling in 100 receptions if the Packers curtail his use on special teams.
Comment: Cobb (biceps) has been held out of preseason games but he should be fine for Week 1.
| Cobb placed on Short-term IR -- Tue Oct 15 6:00 pm --|
Out until Week 15
|The Packers all but confirmed that WR Randall Cobb's broken fibula is a two-month injury Tuesday, placing him on injured reserve / designated to return. Under the new designated-to-return tag, Cobb is eligible to practice after six weeks and play after eight weeks. So at a minimum, he will miss eight weeks and be eligible to return to action against the Dallas Cowboys on Dec. 15.
(Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)|
FF Today's Take: This move all but kills his fantasy value for the season unless you have a deep bench. Expect TE Jermichael Finley to see increased targets and WR Jarrett Boykin will take over the No. 3 wide receiver role. James Jones (knee) is a question mark for Week 7.
| Cobb to miss multiple weeks -- Mon Oct 14 4:10 pm --|
James Jones questionable for Week 7
|Randall Cobb will be out "multiple weeks" ... James Jones might be able to play this week. (Packer Report)|
FF Today's Take: Cobb's owners can take solace in the fact his knee injury wasn't season-ending, although the initial timetable being discussed is anywhere from 2-8 weeks. Even if Jones can go in Week 7, expect Jermichael Finley to be a much bigger priority in the passing game and Jarrett Boykin to see a lot of action as well. As a player Aaron Rodgers singled out this summer, Boykin is worth scooping up off waivers.
| Packers lose Cobb, Jones to injury -- Sun Oct 13 5:00 pm --|
Wide receivers banged up in Packers win
|The Green Bay Packers lost Randall Cobb and James Jones -- two of their top three receivers -- in the first half of Sunday's 19-17 victory over the Baltimore Ravens. After Jones went down with a left leg injury in the first quarter, Cobb left with a right knee injury in the second quarter. Neither player returned to the game. (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: Both receivers will have MRI's on Monday. Cobb was on crutches after the game. Jarrett Boykin would be the next man up if either miss significant time.