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.
Cook caught eight of 13 targets for 110 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 45-42 overtime win over the Browns.
Cook led the team in targets and catches, finishing behind only Amari Cooper in receiving yardage. He hauled in a seven-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter and repeated the feat in the final moments of the game to help force overtime. Cook endured a couple of down weeks after a huge game to start the season, but this performance pushed his average to 92.5 receiving yards per game, in addition to his first trips to the end zone. He should be heavily involved again next Sunday in what could be another high-scoring affair against the Chargers.
Cook reeled in all four of his targets for 49 yards in Sunday's 20-19 loss to Denver.
Cook saw three looks in the first half, the latter two of which were each 20-yard gains that helped set up Marshawn Lynch's second-quarter touchdown. The 31-year-old would make just one more catch in the third quarter and wouldn't be heard from again as Amari Cooper absorbed most of Derek Carr's attention over the rest of the game. The ninth-year veteran has never exceeded 759 receiving yards in a season, but with 229 already through just two contests, he is well ahead of pace to set a new career high. Cook will try to keep it going Week 3 at Miami.
Cook turned 12 targets into nine catches for 180 yards in Monday's 33-13, Week 1 loss to the Rams.
Cook was the lone bright spot in what was an otherwise dismal performance from Oakland's passing game. Receiving back Jalen Richard added 55 yards on nine catches of his own, but no other Raider had more than three catches or 23 yards. If this is what Oakland's offense looks like every week under new coach Jon Gruden, it won't be long until Cook's universally owned in fantasy.
|Bye: Week 7|
|9||11/1/18||@ SF||8:20 pm|
|11||11/18/18||@ ARI||4:05 pm|
|12||11/25/18||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ KC||1:00 pm|
|2013||St. Louis Rams||16||13||51||671||13.2||47||5||9||1||34|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||16||6||52||634||12.2||59||3||7||1||32|
|2015||St. Louis Rams||16||12||39||481||12.3||49||0||7||1||19|
|2016||Green Bay Packers||10||5||30||377||12.6||47||1||6||1||19|
|2013||St. Louis Rams||16||13||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||16||6||1||0||0.0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||St. Louis Rams||16||12||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2016||Green Bay Packers||10||5||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2013||St. Louis Rams||16||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||16||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2015||St. Louis Rams||16||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2016||Green Bay Packers||10||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2013||St. Louis Rams||16||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||16||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2015||St. Louis Rams||16||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||Green Bay Packers||10||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2013||St. Louis Rams||16||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||St. Louis Rams||16||2||1||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2016||Green Bay Packers||10||1||1||0||1||0||0||1||0|