With a shoulder injury and double teams hopefully in his rearview mirror, Randall Cobb should have a shot at regaining his form from two seasons ago. Just how bad did things get? He wasn't himself on the field thanks to a sprained AC joint that kept him from moving freely, nor did he ever get used to the tight coverage other teams put on him with Jordy Nelson sidelined for the season. Forget about 2015 -- and don't scare yourself off of drafting Cobb by looking at his numbers. Instead, focus on his role in the Packers offense and being a consistent target for Aaron Rodgers. Maybe his targets fall below the 120 mark he had each of the past two seasons, but he should see his receiving average and touchdown numbers tick up, and that's what Fantasy owners want. Cobb should be drafted as a No. 2 receiver in early Round 4 in standard leagues and early Round 3 in PPR formats.
Cobb suffered a punctured lung during the Packers' divisional round loss at Arizona, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports. During a spot Wednesday at Super Bowl 50's Radio Row, Cobb revealed the nature of the lung injury that knocked him out of the playoffs, relaying "I punctured my lung." Because he avoided a rib fracture in the process of landing on his back, he speculated that the fact he was miked up played a role in the injury, which left the Packers reeling at wideout in the eventual defeat. Nevertheless, with Jordy Nelson ahead of schedule in his recovery from a torn ACL, Aaron Rodgers is poised to have his entire arsenal of weapons healthy at the outset of next season.
Coach Mike McCarthy said Monday that Cobb's bruised lung is not expected to pose long-term issues, although McCarthy was still unaware of the injury specifics. Cobb was removed from Saturday's playoff loss to Arizona after laying out for a catch which was ultimately ruled back. He was later seen spitting blood near the sidelines and further news on the severity of his bruised lung has remained under wraps by the organization.
Cobb was removed from Saturday's loss at Arizona due to a bruised lung, Ryan Wood of USA Today reports. Cobb reeled in a highlight-worthy catch that ultimately didn't count, but in the process of landing on his back, he sustained the aforementioned injury that ultimately ended his evening. After spending the night in a Phoenix-area hospital, he was discharged on Sunday morning, stating that he was "feeling much better." With the Packers' season over, Cobb has plenty of time to recuperate and focus on bouncing back from a campaign in which he was thrust into the role of No. 1 wideout following Jordy Nelson's preseason ACL tear.
Cobb (chest) has been ruled out of Saturday's divisional round game in Arizona. A casualty of his own athleticism, Cobb will depart with just one target on the ledger. With Cobb and Davante Adams (knee) out of commission, the Packers have been whittled down to James Jones, Jared Abbrederis, and Jeff Janis at wide receiver.
Cobb is questionable to return to Saturday's game at Arizona due to a chest injury. After hauling in a spectacular one-handed grab that was eventually wiped away by penalty, Cobb was examined by the Packers' medical staff and quickly carted to the locker room. The extent of the ailment is unclear, but for the time being, Aaron Rodgers will be down to James Jones, Jared Abbrederis, and Jeff Janis in the WR corps.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|5||10/10||New York Giants||23||23.88|
|3 Year Avg||101||67||850||7||44||12.69||132|