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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 wants to break more tackles -- Mon Jan 6 3:10 pm --|
Injury-marred season fueling third-year WR
|Randall Cobb isn't happy. Of all the Packers who were upset after the loss Sunday to San Francisco, perhaps the slot receiver looked the sickest.
"I've got to get better at breaking tackles," said Cobb. "If I want to be a great player — and not just a good player — I have to do more. I have to be more. I'm going to take that upon myself this off-season. I'm going to let this pain that I feel right now fuel me to come back stronger and better next season." (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)|
FF Today's Take: Cobb's early-season injury was unfortunate, but it is a great sign that Cobb is already chomping at the bit to get better. It is doubtful he'll fall very far on draft day in 2014, but with the number of young receivers that broke through this season, it is possible. With his status as one of Aaron Rodgers' two favorite passing-game options, Cobb should still be considered a top 10 receiver for fantasy purposes next year.
| Rodgers cleared; will start in Week 17 -- Thu Dec 26 2:50 pm --|
Returns after seven-game absence
|Packers HC Mike McCarthy: QB Aaron Rodgers has been cleared and will start against Chicago. (Tom Silverstein on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: While Rodgers' return comes about a week to a month too late for his fantasy owners, it comes at just the right time for the Packers as they face the Chicago Bears for the NFC North title. Rodgers is an elite quarterback and raises the fantasy floor for every Green Bay receiver, including Jordy Nelson and James Jones. Randall Cobb also got in a padded practice Thursday, suggesting he may see some snaps as well.
| Cobb practices for second straight day -- Thu Dec 19 2:20 pm --|
Still unlikely for Week 16
|WR Randall Cobb worked for the second straight day but still looked extremely limited. (Rob Demovsky on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Consecutive days of practice now suggest he might be ready to go by the time the playoffs roll around should the Packers make it there, but he's not going to be a fantasy option again this year.