Randall Cobb WR GB 6 Days2 Comments
Cobb made five catches (six targets) for 39 yards with a pair of touchdowns in Sunday's 31-24 win over the Jets.
Cobb was third on the team in receiving, but his two scores made up for it. On a negative note for fantasy owners, Jordy Nelson went off Sunday, catching nine passes on 16 targets for 209 yards. Given Green Bay's strong passing attack, it's not a concern though, as both Cobb and Nelson can coexist.
Randall Cobb WR GB 16 Days7 Comments
Cobb had six receptions for 58 yards and a touchdown on nine targets in Thursday's season opener against the Seahawks.
Cobb and Jordy Nelson didn't see much of Richard Sherman, as the Packers mostly sent Jarret Boykin out to the right side to occupy the superstar corner's area of the field. While able to avoid the toughest matchup, Cobb and Nelson still had to contend with an otherwise stellar secondary while Aaron Rodgers was bothered by the pass rush for much of the night. Cobb appears to have put a slow preseason behind him, and his toughest matchup is out of the way with a decent stat line to show for it. He's clearly one of the top two receiving options in what figures to be one of the league's most prolific offenses.
Randall Cobb WR GB 1 Month2 Comments
Cobb is still being considered for the Packers' punt-return job, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
The Packers would probably prefer to avoid using Cobb on punt returns so as not to expose him to unnecessary big hits, but it looks like it will be either him or Micah Hyde receiving punts come Week 1. What is not in doubt: Cobb is locked into the starting wide receiver spot opposite Jordy Nelson.
Randall Cobb WR GB 3 Months
Vic Ketchman of the Packers' official website believes Randall Cobb could lead the league in receptions this season.
Pierre Garcon led the league with his 113 grabs last season, and five players had 100-plus catches. Cobb's career-high to this point is 80 catches in 2012. Cobb reeled in 25 passes on 34 targets in his first four games before breaking his leg last season, which extrapolates to 100 catches on 136 targets across a 16-game schedule. 13 receivers saw more than 136 targets in 2013. Cobb is certainly capable of leading the league in grabs, as he's going to be used even more with James Jones out of the picture. Cobb is a lower-end WR1.
Randall Cobb WR GB 4 Months
Randall Cobb sidestepped questions about his contract after Tuesday's OTAs session.
Cobb is going into the final year of his rookie contract. "I'm not a businessman, so I don't really know that side of that, that's what I have an agent for," Cobb said. "That's for the Packers to decide and to figure out." Cobb's injury history could work one of two ways in talks. Either he decides to bet on himself and play out his deal, or makes the safe decision and re-ups before Week 1.
Randall Cobb WR GB 4 Months1 Comment
ESPN Packers' reporter Rob Demovsky believe "it would be a surprise" if the Packers chose not to sign at least one of Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson to an extension before the season began.
Both Cobb and Nelson are out of contract next March. Demovsky sees Cobb as a "must re-sign" because of his youth, but believes it is not as cut and dry with Nelson, who will be 29 when this season begins. Both are exceptional wideouts, and it would be in the Packers' best interest to lock each up with a long-term deal.
Randall Cobb WR GB 6 Months1 Comment
The Packers want to take Randall Cobb out of the return job.
It's excellent news for Cobb's fantasy prospects. His attention will be fully devoted to the passing game, where the slot man is a very legit threat for 100 catches. He also won't be risking injury during high-impact returns. Cobb has been one of the game's best return men over the last three season, averaging 26.2 yards per kickoff return and 10.2 per punt.
Randall Cobb WR GB 7 Months
Randall Cobb said the Packers haven't discussed a contract extension with him yet.
Randall Cobb WR GB 8 Months
Packers WRs coach Edgar Bennett expects Randall Cobb to see more time outside in 2013.
According to Pro Football Focus, 94.7 percent of Cobb's 2013 routes were run out of the slot. "(Cobb is a) tough-minded individual, mentally as well as physically, I think he can go outside," Bennett said. "But obviously, he's a difference-maker in slot. Wherever you put him, he can be a difference. He can continue to be an impact player." Wherever Cobb is running in 2014, he'll be a WR2 with WR1 upside.
Randall Cobb WR GB 9 Months
Randall Cobb said he wants to focus on improving his tackle-breaking ability this offseason.