Despite his success the past two seasons, Jared Cook should not be drafted before Round 10 and he's better served as a backup than a Fantasy starter. Cook's Fantasy production was based almost entirely on efficiency that simply isn't sustainable. His 10.8 yards per target was nearly 3 full yards better than his career average and his 13.8% touchdown rate was at least double what you should expect in 2020. The fact that the Saints added Emmanuel Sanders only makes Cook less appealing.
Cook brought in all five of his targets for 54 yards in the Saints' 26-20 overtime wild-card loss to the Vikings on Sunday. As expected, Cook was one of Drew Brees' primary targets in Sunday's loss, though he failed to find the end zone or break off any long gainers. The South Carolina product will head into his 12th year looking to build on a highly productive first season with New Orleans that saw him grab a career-high nine touchdowns.
Cook brought in both of his targets for 44 yards and a touchdown in the Saints' 42-10 win over the Panthers on Sunday. Cook added yet another touchdown to his 2019 campaign, bringing his season total to a career-high nine. In his first year with New Orleans, the 11-year vet racked up 705 yards on 43 receptions, good for 16.4 yards per catch -- a career high. The big-bodied pass-catcher figures to be heavily involved in the Saints' offensive gameplan for the postseason.
Cook corralled three of four targets for 84 yards and two touchdowns in the Saints' 38-28 win over the Titans on Sunday. Cook crushed his former team with a pair of scores and a healthy receiving total Sunday, adding to his late-season charge and setting a new career high in touchdowns. In nine games played since Week 5, Cook has racked up 33 receptions for 571 yards and eight touchdowns, establishing himself as a weekly top-12 play at his position. Cook will have one more shot to add to his touchdown total when the Saints travel to Carolina in Week 17.
Cook brought in all four of his targets for 54 yards in the Saints' 34-7 win over the Colts on Monday. Though he didn't reach the end zone, Cook produced a solid receiving line in Monday's demolition of the Colts. Cook has seen his receptions and receiving yards diminish significantly from his big 2018 campaign in Oakland, though he's already matched his season high in touchdowns (six) with two games left on the schedule -- including a Week 16 meeting with another of his former teams, the Titans.
Cook (concussion) does not carry an injury designation into Monday's contest against the Colts, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports. This echoes the information head coach Sean Payton provided earlier in the afternoon, all but confirming Cook's availability for the prime-time affair. Following the team's Week 9 bye, Cook has been one of the Saints' leading weapons, tallying 19 receptions, 355 yards and four touchdowns over the five-game stretch.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/13||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||23||7.63|
|2||09/22||@Las Vegas Raiders||30||8.75|
|3||09/28||Green Bay Packers||14||6.78|
|5||10/13||Los Angeles Chargers||11||6.25|
|9||11/09||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||23||7.63|
|10||11/15||San Francisco 49ers||6||5.42|
|15||12/20||Kansas City Chiefs||21||7.32|
|3 Year Avg||84||55||763||6||38||13.87||112|