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September 27, 2020 09:44 PM
Texans' Randall Cobb: Paces Texans in receiving yards
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cobb caught all four targets for 95 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 28-21 loss to the Steelers.

Cobb led the Texans in receiving yards and showed an impressive ability to run after the catch with a 28-yard TD in the first quarter. While QB Deshaun Watson spread the ball around to eight different pass catchers, Cobb was targeted four times -- just one shy of a team-high figure. Cobb is behind Will Fuller and Brandin Cooks in the pecking order, but he has value in deeper fantasy leagues and should be an option in Week 4 against the Vikings, which have allowed 299.3 passing yards per game this season.

September 21, 2020 11:48 AM
Texans' Randall Cobb: Five receptions in Week 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cobb caught five of six targets for 59 yards in Sunday's 33-16 loss to the Ravens.

With Will Fuller missing time in the first half due to a hamstring injury and inexplicably not being thrown to upon his return, Cobb and fellow newcomer Brandin Cooks (eight targets, five catches) led the wide receiver corps in the loss. It was a good sign that quarterback Deshaun Watson has developed some chemistry with his new targets, but that usage could be contingent upon Fuller's health.

September 11, 2020 12:52 AM
Texans' Randall Cobb: Pair of grabs in team debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cobb brought in two of three targets for 23 yards in the Texans' 34-20 loss to the Chiefs on Thursday.

The veteran slot receiver's role in the offense was talked up by coach Bill O'Brien during training camp, but Cobb was missing in action for the majority of his Texans debut. The 30-year-old finally recorded his two catches in the fourth quarter, making it a relatively quiet night overall. The lack of the usual amount of on-field work this offseason likely didn't help matters for Cobb with respect to building chemistry with new quarterback Deshaun Watson, but he'll look to put together better production in a tough Week 2 home battle against the Ravens on Sunday, Sept. 20.

August 29, 2020 10:24 AM
Texans' Randall Cobb: Primary slot receiver
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cobb is expected to provide an inside presence out of the slot for the Texans, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Cobb was expected to serve as the primary slot receiver for quarterback Deshaun Watson after he was signed as a free agent, and that notion was reinforced with Keke Coutee nursing a foot injury. The 10-year veteran gives the Texans a dependable slot receiver that's been missing in the era of head coach Bill O'Brien. "With Randall (and) the amount of experience he has playing in this league, he's able to identify all the defenses," offensive coordinator Tim Kelly said of Cobb. "He understands how to attack them, how to set them up and makes good, quick decisions."

April 10, 2020 11:32 AM
Texans' Randall Cobb: Part of four-deep WR group
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cobb is part of a deep receiving corps that now includes Brandin Cooks, in addition to holdovers Will Fuller (sports hernia) and Kenny Stills,'s Sarah Barshop reports.

Bill O'Brien seems to have completed an offseason remake that started with the trade sending out DeAndre Hopkins and a 2020 fourth-round pick in exchange for David Johnson, a 2020 second-rounder and a 2021 fourth-rounder. Cobb signed with Houston shortly after the trade was agreed upon, parlaying his rebound 2019 campaign with the Cowboys into a three-year, $27 million contract with their in-state rivals. The deal should ensure Cobb of a sizable role, but Stills also has considerable experience playing the slot, and both may struggle to get snaps outside if Fuller and Cooks can actually manage to stay healthy. The situation hints at an even distribution of targets, though an injury or another trade could significantly alter the projection.

March 27, 2020 03:36 PM
Texans' Randall Cobb: Credits improved hamstring strength
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cobb, who recently agreed to sign with the Texans, said he felt better in 2019 than he had in previous seasons, getting good results after he strengthened his hamstrings, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.

Cobb claims the Cowboys training staff identified his weak hamstrings as a potential limiting factor and worked with him to strengthen the muscles during the offseason. He went on to produce his most receiving yards (828) since 2015 and his best mark for yards per target (10.0) since 2014, despite being charged with eight drops. Cobb averaged 9.1 yards before the catch on his 55 receptions, compared to 3.9 in his final season with the Packers. He's proven himself a bit more dynamic than the typical slot receiver, and Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson should be able to take advantage of Cobb's ability to work downfield from an inside alignment. The 29-year-old has agreed to a three-year, $27 million contract, joining Will Fuller and Kenny Stills in a receiving corps that recently lost DeAndre Hopkins to the Cardinals.

March 16, 2020 11:56 PM
Cowboys' Randall Cobb: Inking deal with Houston
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cobb agreed to terms on a three-year, $27 million contract with the Texans on Monday, James Jones of NFL Network reports.

There was reportedly interest in the 29-year-old returning to Dallas for the 2020 campaign, but he'll instead end up heading to Houston. The Texans shipped DeAndre Hopkins to the Cardinals earlier in the day, so Cobb will partially fill that significant void for quarterback Deshaun Watson. Cobb caught 55 of 83 targets for 828 yards and three touchdowns in 15 games last season, posting the best YPC (15.1) of his nine-year career.

February 27, 2020 03:00 PM
Cowboys' Randall Cobb: Could re-sign in Dallas
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

First-year Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy said he's hopeful that Dallas re-signs Cobb during the offseason, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Cobb previously played under McCarthy in Green Bay from 2011 through 2018, with the 29-year-old turning in the best season of his career (91 catches for 1,287 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2014) during that stretch. The wideout hauled in 55 passes for 828 yards and three touchdowns in his first yaer in Dallas in 2019 while playing on a one-year, $5 million contract. Coming to terms with fellow impending free-agent wideout Amari Cooper will no doubt rank as a higher priority for the Cowboys, but Cobb's veteran presence in the slot -- and cheaper projected salary -- could realistically give him a clear path to return to Dallas.

February 18, 2020 11:00 AM
Cowboys' Randall Cobb: Reuniting with Mike McCarthy?
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cobb is more likely to re-sign with Dallas after the hiring of head coach Mike McCarthy, who previously worked with the slot receiver in Green Bay,'s Todd Archer reports.

Cobb played 2019 on a one-year, $5 million contract, hauling in 66.3 percent of his targets for a career-high 15.1 yards per catch, with 55.2 receiving yards per game representing his best mark since 2014. He left no doubt about his ability to get open and pick up yards after the catch (6.0 YAC average), but his eight drops were tied for sixth most in the league. Now preparing for his age-30 season, Cobb likely has interest in re-signing with the Cowboys and thus reuniting with McCarthy, but the veteran slot receiver probably won't be as much of a priority for the team as fellow impending free agents Dak Prescott, Amari Cooper and Byron Jones.

January 2, 2020 01:20 AM
Cowboys' Randall Cobb: Solid first season in Dallas
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cobb wrapped up the 2019 season with 55 catches on 83 targets for 828 yards and three touchdowns over 15 games.

In his first season outside of Green Bay, Cobb operated as the Cowboys' No. 3 receiver for much of the year and produced his highest yardage total since 2015, as well as 10.0 yards per target -- his best mark in that category since 2014. The 29-year-old is an unrestricted free agent this offseason and would probably be welcomed back in Dallas at the right price given his reliability out of the slot, but the team has bigger priorities ahead of him in Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper when it comes to re-signing free agents.

December 22, 2019 10:32 PM
Cowboys' Randall Cobb: Five catches in Sunday's loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cobb caught five of seven targets for 73 yards in Sunday's 17-9 loss to the Eagles.

It was a solid effort from the veteran slot receiver, as he tied Michael Gallup for the team lead in catches among WRs. Cobb's 747 receiving yards on the year mark his highest total since 2015, and he'll look to make one last impact in Week 17's must-win game against Washington.

December 16, 2019 05:28 PM
Cowboys' Randall Cobb: Held to negative yards Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cobb caught one of two targets for minus-3 yards in Sunday's 44-21 win over the Rams.

The Cowboys leaned heavily on their running game, as Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard each ran for over 100 yards and combined for three TDs, so there wasn't a whole lot of production left over for the team's wide receivers. Even so, Cobb's efforts were notably poor, and his two targets were a season low. He'll try to bounce back Week 16 against the Eagles, but he may not have much more success. Philly held him to two catches for 29 yards in their prior meeting this year.

December 4, 2019 04:00 PM
Cowboys' Randall Cobb: Set to go Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cobb (illness) doesn't carry an injury designation for Thursday's game at Chicago, Calvin Watkins of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Cobb's practice reps were impacted by an illness this week, but he nonetheless increased his workload by the day, culminating in full participation at Wednesday's walk-through session. Consequently, he's poised to suit up Thursday against a Bears defense that has given up 7.5 yards per target and seven touchdowns to wide receivers in 12 contests this season.

December 3, 2019 04:52 PM
Cowboys' Randall Cobb: Back at practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cobb (illness) practiced in a limited capacity Tuesday, Calvin Watkins of The Dallas Morning News reports.

With that, Cobb -- who caught all three of his targets for 53 yards in last week's loss to the Bills - figures to be a go Thursday night against the Bears, though we'll have to see if he heads into the contest listed as questionable, or without a Week 14 injury designation altogether.

December 3, 2019 04:44 PM
Cowboys' Randall Cobb: Set to practice Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cobb (illness) will return to practice Tuesday, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Cobb sat out Monday's session due to illness but is apparently feeling better, and he'll at least work as a limited participant Tuesday. According to David Helman of the Cowboys' official site, coach Jason Garrett also indicated the ailment shouldn't impact the veteran wideout's availability for Thursday's matchup with the Bears.

December 2, 2019 04:36 PM
Cowboys' Randall Cobb: Sits out practice Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cobb (illness) didn't participate in Monday's practice, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Cobb still has three days to get healthy before Thursday's matchup against the Bears, but it's concerning considering the 29-year-old leads the Cowboys with 254 receiving yards over the last three games.

November 25, 2019 12:04 AM
Cowboys' Randall Cobb: Leading receiver against Pats
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cobb caught four of seven targets for 86 yards in Sunday's 13-9 loss to the Patriots.

The yards and targets led the Cowboys, but Cobb's efforts weren't enough to get the team into the end zone as the offense failed to score a TD for the first time all season. The veteran receiver is enjoying his best stretch of the year, hauling in 14 of 22 targets for 307 yards and two touchdowns over the last three games, but Cobb could have a tough time keeping his momentum going in next week's home tilt against the Bills.

November 17, 2019 05:24 PM
Cowboys' Randall Cobb: Scores for second straight week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cobb caught four of seven targets for 115 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 35-27 win over the Lions.

The majority of Cobb's production came on the final drive of the first half, to which he contributed a 49-yard reception that he followed with a 19-yard touchdown grab. He made another couple of big plays as he delivered his second consecutive 100-yard game with a score, and he could continue to thrive as long as Amari Cooper (knee/ankle) is limited by injuries. Given the health of his aforementioned teammate, Cobb seems poised to see his fair share of opportunities again next Sunday against the Patriots.

November 11, 2019 10:20 AM
Cowboys' Randall Cobb: Best game of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cobb caught six passes on eight targets for 106 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 28-24 loss to Minnesota.

Dak Prescott had to air it out for 397 yards on a night where Ezekiel Elliott got shut down (20 carries for 47 yards). The altered gameplan allowed Cobb to get heavily involved and break the century mark for the first time this season. Dallas' slot man has now received eight targets in consecutive weeks, although the eight this week ranked third among Cowboys wideouts behind Amari Cooper (14) and Michael Gallup (10). Next week's opponent, the Detroit Lions, rank at the bottom of the league both against the run and pass, so the Cowboys are likely to get Zeke going first before turning to the air attack in a soft matchup, making Cobb a risky play outside of deeper formats.

November 5, 2019 10:32 AM
Cowboys' Randall Cobb: Six catches in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cobb caught six of eight targets for 35 yards in Monday's win over the Giants.

He could have had an even bigger night from a fantasy perspective, but Cobb had what would have been his second TD of the season wiped out by a holding penalty. The veteran slot receiver has caught a modest 25 passes on 38 targets for 274 yards through seven games.

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