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January 6, 2020 03:28 PM
Saints' Jared Cook: Catches five passes in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 29, 2019 07:16 PM
Saints' Jared Cook: Scores in victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 22, 2019 05:04 PM
Saints' Jared Cook: Hangs pair of scores on former team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 17, 2019 01:56 PM
Saints' Jared Cook: Catches four passes in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 14, 2019 04:12 PM
Saints' Jared Cook: Does not carry injury status
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 14, 2019 08:08 PM
Saints' Jared Cook: Expected to play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cook (concussion) is expected to play Monday against the Colts, Luke Johnson of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

While the Saints have yet to release their final injury report, it seems likely Cook will either earn a questionable tag or be cleared outright, as head coach Sean Payton seemed nearly certain his tight end would be available. Considering Cook was able to fully practice Friday, barring an extreme setback it seems likely the 32-year-old will be available Monday.

December 13, 2019 05:40 PM
Saints' Jared Cook: Upgrades to full practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cook (concussion) was a full participant in practice Friday, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Cook took a step forward from Thursday's limited practice, upgrading to full participation just five days after he suffered a concussion in Sunday's 48-46 loss to the 49ers. The tight end will have an extra day to exit the concussion protocol before his Week 15 matchup, with the Saints hosting the Colts on Monday. Luke Johnson of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that Cook wasn't wearing a non-contact jersey during Friday's practice, a development that bodes well for his chances of receiving clearance from an independent neurologist.

December 12, 2019 05:16 PM
Saints' Jared Cook: Starts week with limited practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cook (concussion) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Mike Triplett of reports.

It's the best the Saints could have hoped for after the tight end suffered a head injury during last week's 48-46 loss to the 49ers. Cook has already taken a big step toward getting back on the field, and he'll have an extra day to recover as the Saints prepare for a Monday matchup with the Colts. That said, there's never any guarantee when it comes to the timeline for recovering from a concussion.

December 8, 2019 02:28 PM
Saints' Jared Cook: Sustains concussion Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cook suffered a concussion during Sunday's contest against the 49ers, Katherine Terrell of The Athletic reports.

On his second touchdown catch of the first quarter, Cook took a hit to the head from San Francisco cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon. Cook made a brief visit to the sideline tent and then went to the locker room, after which the concussion was confirmed. While Cook will be subject to the protocol for head injuries in order to be cleared for game action, the Saints are down to one TE (Josh Hill) on the 53-man roster.

December 8, 2019 07:04 PM
Saints' Jared Cook: Under evaluation for head injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cook is under evaluation for a concussion suffered during Sunday's game against the 49ers, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Cook recorded touchdown grabs on both of the Saints' first two drives, but on the second occasion, he took a hit to the head from 49ers cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon. If he's eventually diagnosed with a concussion, the Saints will be left with just one healthy TE (Josh Hill) on the game-day roster.

November 29, 2019 10:04 AM
Saints' Jared Cook: Leads team in receiving
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cook caught three of six targets for 85 yards in the Saints' 26-18 win over the Falcons on Thursday.

The day could have been even bigger had he not dropped a would-be touchdown in the end zone. Despite the miscue, Cook paced the team in receiving yards and had another solid game. His late-season surge continues, as Cook has now averaged 73 yards over his past four contests, including two touchdowns in that span. Even against a tough 49ers defense, Cook looks like a solid fantasy option in Week 14.

November 25, 2019 12:40 AM
Saints' Jared Cook: Continues midseason surge
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cook caught six of eight targets for 99 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 34-31 win against the Panthers.

The 32-year-old tight end finds himself amid a midseason renaissance, having accounted for 70-plus receiving yards or a touchdown in five consecutive games. Cook got off to an ice-cold start to the season with eight combined catches for 90 yards and zero touchdowns Weeks 1 through 4, but as the campaign has progressed, he's seen a higher percentage of offensive opportunities -- as exhibited by his per-game target share enhancing to 5.8 over his past six games, compared to just four targets per game Weeks 1 through 3. Cook's upcoming matchup against Atlanta does not provide optimal circumstances for a breakout performance, however, as the Falcons contained Tampa Bay tight ends to one combined catch for 10 yards Sunday, though Tampa Bay's offense under Bruce Arians hasn't featured much of the tight end in 2019.

November 17, 2019 06:40 PM
Saints' Jared Cook: Makes touchdown grab in Week 11 win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cook secured both of his targets for 33 yards and a touchdown in the Saints' 34-17 win over the Buccaneers on Sunday.

Cook came down with a hard-fought three-yard touchdown reception just past the midway point of the second quarter, his third score of the season. The veteran tight end has notched all of them in the last four games, so he's seemingly carving out more of a niche in the offense as the season unfolds. Cook remains a solid complementary target in the Saints' passing attack heading into a Week 12 divisional battle against the Panthers.

November 10, 2019 06:24 PM
Saints' Jared Cook: Targeted 10 times in Week 10 loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cook recorded six catches for 74 receiving yards on 10 targets during Sunday's 26-9 loss to the Falcons.

Returning from an ankle injury that withheld him from New Orleans' games against Chicago and Arizona prior to the Week 9 bye, Cook resumed his recent streak of fantasy utility. Since averaging a meager two catches and 22.5 receiving yards per game between Weeks 1 and 4, Cook has logged more than four receptions and 50 receiving yards per game over his past three games, with both of his touchdown scores on the year coming during that span. Upcoming next, the veteran Cook will be facing off against a Buccaneers defense that entered the weekend ranking as a bottom-five unit in receptions (56), receiving yards (675) and touchdowns (six) allowed to opposing tight ends.

November 7, 2019 02:48 PM
Saints' Jared Cook: No limitations in practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cook (ankle) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Luke Johnson of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Cook missed New Orleans' last two contests, but he appears to have managed a full recovery during the team's bye. The veteran tight end stands to reclaim his starting role Sunday versus the Falcons. Given that Cook has yet to surpass 50 receiving yards in a game this season and has only scored twice, he won't be easy to trust for fantasy purposes despite a favorable matchup.

October 25, 2019 04:52 PM
Saints' Jared Cook: Ruled out again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cook (ankle) will not play in Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Unable to practice throughout the week, Cook will now miss a second straight game. Josh Hill played 68 percent of snaps on offense in last week's 36-25 win over Chicago, with Dan Arnold chipping in 24 percent and fullback Zach Line (36 percent) handling his largest share of the season.

October 25, 2019 09:44 AM
Saints' Jared Cook: Doesn't practice Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cook (ankle) was a non-participant at Thursday's practice.

Cook has yet to practice since putting up a 3-37-1 line on three targets in Jacksonville in Week 6. As a result, he's in danger of missing his second consecutive game Sunday against the Cardinals. Fortunately for the veteran tight end, the Saints' bye week is next up on the team's schedule.

October 23, 2019 05:48 PM
Saints' Jared Cook: No practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cook (ankle) didn't practice Wednesday.

Cook's next appearance at practice will be his first since suiting up Week 6 in Jacksonville. The veteran tight end will have two more opportunities to take the field this week before the Saints tab him with a designation for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

October 18, 2019 03:56 PM
Saints' Jared Cook: Won't play this week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cook (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game in Chicago, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Cook didn't practice at all this week, leaving Josh Hill as the Saints' top option at tight end, followed by Brian Parker. With Alvin Kamara (ankle/knee) and Tre'Quan Smith (ankle) also ruled out, Teddy Bridgewater is looking at a serious challenge against a top-notch defense.

October 18, 2019 06:24 PM
Saints' Jared Cook: Not spotted Friday at practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cook (ankle) isn't on the field for the media-access portion of Friday's practice, Mike Triplett of reports.

With Cook and Alvin Kamara (ankle/knee) both absent for a third straight day, the Saints offense may be shorthanded Sunday in Chicago. Josh Hill has been operating as the team's No. 2 tight end in Cook's absence.

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