Cook caught four of nine targets for 52 yards in Sunday's 20-6 loss to the Chargers. Cook has seen his production drop off immensely after what was a torrid start to the season by his standards. He entered the week with three games of 20 yards or fewer in his last four and seemed headed towards a similar fate in this one when he saw just two targets and recorded no catches in the first half. After hauling in four of his seven second-half targets to salvage his day, perhaps the Raiders will look to the 31-year-old more frequently starting Week 11 at Arizona.
Cook brought in both of his targets for 20 yards in the Raiders' 34-3 loss to the 49ers on Thursday. It was a positively pedestrian night for the Raiders' passing attack overall, and Cook's production suffered as a result. The veteran tight end has certainly proven capable of the occasional explosive outing this season, but his week-to-week upside remains partly capped by the inconsistent play under center. Cook now has a pair of two-catch tallies over his last three games, and he'll look to up his numbers versus the Chargers in a Week 10 divisional battle.
Cook caught four of five targets for 74 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 42-28 loss to Indianapolis. So much for cooling off. Cook got back to cooking, scoring his third touchdown of the season while leading the team in receiving yards. The veteran tight end has never found paydirt more than five times in any of his previous nine NFL seasons, but he has a chance to eclipse that mark this year on a Raiders offense that doesn't boast many other weapons in the passing game. He'll face the 49ers on Thursday in Week 9.
Cook recorded two receptions for 10 yards, as the Raiders fell to 1-5 with a 27-3 loss to Seattle on Sunday. Cook had never accumulated more than 54 receptions in any of his first nine NFL seasons, but he entered a Week 6 tilt with the Seahawks on pace for 96 catches. The veteran tight end has come back to earth after tearing it up during the first quarter of the regular season, averaging per-game clips of 6.5 catches for 92.5 yards through Week 4, then being held to six combined catches for 30 yards in two games since. Upon returning from the Raiders' bye week, Cook will benefit from his typical high volume of red-zone targets against a Colts secondary that ranks bottom-five against the pass.
Cook caught four of six targets for 20 yards in Sunday's 26-10 loss to the Chargers. Cook has unexpectedly been the Raiders' most productive pass catcher so far this season, but he didn't come anywhere close to matching the previous week's 8-110-2 receiving line. He was one of four Oakland players to land between four and seven targets, with Seth Roberts leading the team while Amari Cooper saw just one look. The Raiders have a bunch of issues to figure out on offense, but Cook has at least been a clear bright spot and should remain a big part of the game plan for Week 6 against Seattle.
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