Randall Cobb
WR GB (7)
2 months ago

Cobb likely is part of the Packers' plans for 2018 after the team released Jordy Nelson on Tuesday, ESPN.com's Rob Demovsky reports.

EDGE Analysis

Seeking cap space to sign Jimmy Graham, the Packers unsurprisingly stuck with 27-year-old Cobb over 32-year-old Nelson. The veteran slot receiver hasn't sniffed the 1,000-yard mark since signing a four-year, $40 million contract in 2015, but he's maintained a catch rate in the 70-percent range while showing flashes of his top form. There's still potential for another big season if Cobb and Aaron Rodgers can actually stay healthy at the same time for an extended period.

Randall Cobb
WR GB (7)
3 months ago

Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst hinted at a preference for keeping Cobb with the team, Wes Hodkiewicz of the Packers' official website reports.

EDGE Analysis

Once viewed as an elite slot receiver, Cobb is coming off back-to-back seasons with less than 700 receiving yards and four touchdowns, entering the final year of his contract carrying a non-guaranteed base salary of $8.6 million. With Davante Adams recently signed to a four-year extension, the Packers may be hoping that Cobb and/or Jordy Nelson will renegotiate contracts that seemed rather team-friendly not so long ago. Cobb's recent production doesn't mesh with his 2018 salary, but there's reason to think he can turn things around and live up to the lofty number, considering injuries -- both his own and Aaron Rodgers' -- played a major role in the underwhelming stat lines the past two years. Still only 27 years old, Cobb should draw plenty of interest if the Packers ultimately decide to move on, be it via trade or outright release.

Randall Cobb
WR GB (7)
5 months ago

Cobb nabbed four of six targets for 45 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 35-11 loss to Detroit. He added a four-yard run during the contest.

EDGE Analysis

On fourth and five early in the fourth quarter, Cobb crossed over the middle, snagged a Brett Hundley pass, and cut up field for a 17-yard score -- Green Bay's first in two weeks. 2017 was another ho-hum year for Cobb, but he ended the season strong with two touchdowns in his last three games. It'll be interesting to see what Green Bay does with Cobb following its big contract with Davante Adams. Cobb carries a $12.75-million cap hit in 2018 and a $3.25 million dead-cap figure if he's cut following back-to-back seasons of less than 700 yards receiving.

Randall Cobb
WR GB (7)
5 months ago

Cobb caught four of seven targets for 22 yards Saturday against the Vikings. He also lost six yards on his lone carry of the 16-0 defeat.

EDGE Analysis

With Davante Adams (concussion) and Jordy Nelson (shoulder) both out of commission, Cobb was the lone experienced wideout going for Green Bay. That did earn him some attention from Xavier Rhodes on the other side, however, and Brett Hundley's continued ineptitude under center contributed to this lackluster performance as well. Cobb could once again be the main man in the passing game next week against the Lions, but the state of the team's offense and a potential date with Darius Slay make him a risky fantasy play, at best.

Randall Cobb
WR GB (7)
5 months ago

Cobb may pick up extra snaps and targets with Davante Adams (concussion) ruled out for Saturday's game against the Vikings, Wes Hodkiewicz of the Packers' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's likely that Adams' 8.3 targets per game will be divvied up among a committee of players including fellow starting wideouts Cobb and Jordy Nelson, but the fantasy ceilings of all the Packers' pass-catching options may remain limited nonetheless with Brett Hundley set to reclaim the starting role at quarterback in place of two-time MVP Aaron Rodgers (collarbone), who was moved back to injured reserve following a Week 15 cameo against the Panthers. When Rodgers exited in the first quarter of the Packers' previous matchup with the Vikings in Week 6 after fracturing the collarbone, Hundley struggled to move the offense in his first extended NFL action, completing 18 of 33 passes for 157 yards, one touchdowns and three interceptions. Minnesota's strong pass defense could prompt Packers head coach Mike McCarthy to lean heavily on the ground game early on until a deficit forces Green Bay into catch-up mode.

Randall Cobb
WR GB (7)
5 months ago

Cobb brought in seven of 14 targets for 84 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 31-24 loss to the Panthers.

EDGE Analysis

Cobb was one of several Packers pass catchers to benefit from Aaron Rodgers' return to action from a broken collarbone, as he posted his best yardage total since the season opener against the Seahawks. The seven-year veteran saw a season-high target total as well, while his touchdown was his second in the last four games. With Rodgers back in the fold and apparently firing on all cylinders, Cobb could play a pivotal role in the passing attack once again when the Packers face off with the Vikings in Week 16.

Randall Cobb
WR GB (7)
5 months ago

Cobb caught all eight of his targets for 39 yards in Sunday's 27-21 overtime win in Cleveland.

EDGE Analysis

After going without a target the previous week, Cobb finished second to only Davante Adams (14) on Sunday but was forced to settle for short gains besides one 16-yard pickup. Yet to top 60 yards with Brett Hundley under center, Cobb would get a boost if Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) were to return for Week 15 in Carolina. Cobb averaged 5.8 catches for 54.5 yards on 7.8 targets in Rodgers' four healthy games earlier this year.

Randall Cobb
WR GB (7)
6 months ago

Cobb was not targeted in Sunday's victory over the Buccaneers.

EDGE Analysis

Cobb was on the field for 41 of the Packers' 55 offensive snaps Sunday, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com, but that did not amount to much more than a good workout, as none of the 22 passes quarterback Brett Hundley threw went in his direction. The Packers face the winless Browns next week, but that is not necessarily a recipe for a bounceback for Cobb, as Cleveland is allowing the ninth fewest points per game to opposing wide receivers since Week 7. It will be tough to trust Cobb as a fantasy option in any more games Hundley starts, but there is a sliver of hope for Cobb's value to rebound before the season ends if Aaron Rodgers gets back under center.

Randall Cobb
WR GB (7)
6 months ago

Cobb caught four passes for 58 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

Cobb got loose for a 39-yard touchdown on what appeared to be a busted coverage in the first quarter of Sunday's contest, which paved the way for his most productive outing of the season in standard-scoring leagues. Sunday's output, which included his first score since Week 3, is going to make him an appealing option to include in Week 13 lineups against a Buccaneers defense that has been routinely shredded by opposing receivers, particularly with the Packers' passing game showing signs of life. However, keep in mind he averaged just 37.4 yards and did not find paydirt once in the other five games Hundley appeared in this year.

Randall Cobb
WR GB (7)
6 months ago

Cobb had three receptions for 34 yards and one carry for no yards in Sunday's loss to the Ravens.

EDGE Analysis

Cobb's season got off to a quick start as he put up 199 total yards and a touchdown while being targeted 26 times over his first three games, but he has been quiet ever since, tallying just 225 yards and no scores while being targeted 27 times over the previous six contests -- four which were started by backup quarterback Brett Hundley. Cobb's production seems unlikely to change much as long as starting QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) remains sidelined, so it's going to be tough for those pushing for the fantasy postseason to include him in their lineup for Week 12.