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Cook (back) is active for Sunday's game against the Chargers.

Cook will play through his injury, but he's clearly banged-up, and the Chargers have been pretty stingy against the pass this season. Use him if you need him, but temper your expectations.

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Cook (back) is questionable for Sunday's game against San Diego.

It sounds like Cook's back is a legitimate threat to keep him out of this game, but the good news is he logged two limited practices to close out the week. If Cook sits, Lance Kendricks should see a decent promotion.

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Cook (back) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Cook returns to practice after missing Wednesday's iteration. While he's hauled in at least three balls in seven of 10 contests this season, he hasn't been afforded a palatable matchup Sunday against the Chargers, who have surrendered two touchdowns among 39 receptions in 2014.

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Cook (back) didn't practice Wednesday, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Cook has held down a modest role in the Rams' passing attack this season, recording at least three catches in seven of 10 games. His usage has been more sparse over the last five tilts, during which he posted 11 receptions (on 19 targets) for 151 yards. As the week of preparation unfolds, expect his status for Sunday's game in San Diego to receive clarification.

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Cook caught 4-of-11 targets for 74 yards in Monday's 31-17 loss to the 49ers.

Cook's inefficient outing was largely due to Austin Davis' lack of accuracy, and the veteran tight end had a 21-yard gain called back on a dubious offensive pass interference penalty that changed the course of the game. While it may have been a frustrating night for Cook, his continued involvement in the offense is promising for owners. He has 30 targets over the last three games, with a team-high 42 on the season. He also has at least four receptions and 44 receiving yards in every game, but has yet to find the end zone. Week 7 will bring a tough home matchup with the vaunted Seahawks defense.

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Cook was Austin Davis' favorite target in Sunday's 34-31 loss to the Cowboys, registering seven catches for 75 yards.

Cook is still without a touchdown on the season, but he did have his best game of 2014. He'll typically get you four to six catches for about 50 yards a game, and is bound to catch a TD pass one of these days.

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Cook tallied four receptions for 46 yards in a 19-17 victory over Tampa Bay on Sunday.

Sunday's output is the average game he has had with St. Louis so far, hauling in three to five passes a game for about 50 yards. The Rams offense has only scored once in two games, and while Cook is consistent, there are likely better tight end options out there.

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Cook caught four passes for 56 yards in a 34-6 loss to the Vikings on Sunday.

Cook came to St. Louis with high expectations last year, but Sunday's game is fairly indicative of what he'll be for fantasy purposes. He may have a big game or two, but will be a middling option most weeks, especially with the uncertainty at quarterback.

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Cook is not playing in Thursday's preseason game against the Dolphins.

Cooks had a quiet preseason to go along with reports of an up-and-down training camp. He'll again have to make due without Sam Bradford (torn ACL), but the Rams upgraded their backup from Kellen Clemens to Shaun Hill, and also seem to have improved at wide receiver. While those changes could help Cook become more efficient with his targets, it's only fair to point out that his own performance was a big part of last season's post-Week 1 disappointment.

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Cook has had an up and down training camp, much like his season in 2013, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.