Cobb could operate as quarterback Aaron Rodgers' primary target in Thursday's game against the Cardinals, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Davante Adams has accounted for a whopping 33.2 percent of the Packers' targets this season, placing him well ahead of Marquez Valdes-Scantling (17.6 percent) and Allen Lazard (11.6 percent) for second and fourth place on the team, respectively. Green Bay could be in danger of missing all three players Thursday, however. After testing positive for COVID-19 on Monday, Adams -- who is vaccinated -- appears unlikely to clear all protocols ahead of the game's 8:20 p.m. kickoff, while Lazard was placed on the list Tuesday as a close contact of Adams and isn't eligible to play due to his status as an unvaccinated player. Meanwhile, Valdes-Scantling (hamstring) could return from injured reserve this week, but because he hasn't even resumed practicing as of Tuesday, his availability is in major question. That leaves Cobb as the most-trusted receiver available to Rodgers, as none of Equanimeous St. Brown, Amari Rodgers, Malik Taylor or practice-squad wideout Juwann Winfree have much of a track record in the NFL. Running back Aaron Jones and tight end Robert Tonyan likely will have expanded roles in the passing game as well, but Cobb -- who is averaging only 23.4 snaps and 2.6 targets per contest -- presumably will be in store for the biggest uptick in opportunity. Adams' status still bears watching heading into Thursday, but Cobb at least looks like a decent speculative pickup for fantasy managers aiming to fill out their Week 8 lineup with a receiver with a high target floor.