Randall Cobb
WR HOU (8)
Mon 10/19/20 8:57 AM

Cobb caught three of four targets for 17 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 42-36 overtime loss to Tennessee.

EDGE Analysis

Cobb remains active, ranking third on the team with 28 targets behind Brandin Cooks (42) and Will Fuller (41) through six games. Cobb's outlook was brighter a few weeks ago when Cooks and quarterback Deshaun Watson were still trying to establish chemistry, but those two have hooked up 17 times on 21 targets the last two weeks. However, Watson has chucked the ball 34 times per game (61 percent of the offensive plays), which is enough to accommodate more than two wideouts as viable fantasy producers.

Randall Cobb
WR HOU (8)
Mon 10/12/20 7:55 AM

Cobb caught all six of his targets for 47 yards in Sunday's 30-14 win over Jacksonville.

EDGE Analysis

After a quiet Texans debut, Cobb has averaged a little over five targets the last four weeks. While Houston's offense has been out of sorts to start the season, Cobb has managed steady production out of the slot. He's played third fiddle to Will Fuller and Brandin Cooks, who had a big day Sunday, but is averaging a respectable 52 yards per game.

Randall Cobb
WR HOU (8)
Mon 10/5/20 9:38 AM

Cobb caught two of five targets for 36 yards in Sunday's 31-23 loss to the Vikings.

EDGE Analysis

Cobb finished second in targets behind Will Fuller in an offense that still hasn't found a groove in 2020. After a quiet opening week, Cobb is averaging five targets and 63 yards per game over the last three contests.

Randall Cobb
WR HOU (8)
Sun 9/27/20 4:50 PM

Cobb caught all four targets for 95 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 28-21 loss to the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

Cobb led the Texans in receiving yards and showed an impressive ability to run after the catch with a 28-yard TD in the first quarter. While QB Deshaun Watson spread the ball around to eight different pass catchers, Cobb was targeted four times -- just one shy of a team-high figure. Cobb is behind Will Fuller and Brandin Cooks in the pecking order, but he has value in deeper fantasy leagues and should be an option in Week 4 against the Vikings, which have allowed 299.3 passing yards per game this season.

Randall Cobb
WR HOU (8)
Mon 9/21/20 7:19 AM

Cobb caught five of six targets for 59 yards in Sunday's 33-16 loss to the Ravens.

EDGE Analysis

With Will Fuller missing time in the first half due to a hamstring injury and inexplicably not being thrown to upon his return, Cobb and fellow newcomer Brandin Cooks (eight targets, five catches) led the wide receiver corps in the loss. It was a good sign that quarterback Deshaun Watson has developed some chemistry with his new targets, but that usage could be contingent upon Fuller's health.

Randall Cobb
WR HOU (8)
Fri 9/11/20 12:45 AM

Cobb brought in two of three targets for 23 yards in the Texans' 34-20 loss to the Chiefs on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran slot receiver's role in the offense was talked up by coach Bill O'Brien during training camp, but Cobb was missing in action for the majority of his Texans debut. The 30-year-old finally recorded his two catches in the fourth quarter, making it a relatively quiet night overall. The lack of the usual amount of on-field work this offseason likely didn't help matters for Cobb with respect to building chemistry with new quarterback Deshaun Watson, but he'll look to put together better production in a tough Week 2 home battle against the Ravens on Sunday, Sept. 20.

Randall Cobb
WR HOU (8)
Sat 8/29/20 10:23 AM

Cobb is expected to provide an inside presence out of the slot for the Texans, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cobb was expected to serve as the primary slot receiver for quarterback Deshaun Watson after he was signed as a free agent, and that notion was reinforced with Keke Coutee nursing a foot injury. The 10-year veteran gives the Texans a dependable slot receiver that's been missing in the era of head coach Bill O'Brien. "With Randall (and) the amount of experience he has playing in this league, he's able to identify all the defenses," offensive coordinator Tim Kelly said of Cobb. "He understands how to attack them, how to set them up and makes good, quick decisions."

Randall Cobb
WR HOU (8)
Fri 4/10/20 10:09 AM8 Comments

Cobb is part of a deep receiving corps that now includes Brandin Cooks, in addition to holdovers Will Fuller (sports hernia) and Kenny Stills, ESPN.com's Sarah Barshop reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bill O'Brien seems to have completed an offseason remake that started with the trade sending out DeAndre Hopkins and a 2020 fourth-round pick in exchange for David Johnson, a 2020 second-rounder and a 2021 fourth-rounder. Cobb signed with Houston shortly after the trade was agreed upon, parlaying his rebound 2019 campaign with the Cowboys into a three-year, $27 million contract with their in-state rivals. The deal should ensure Cobb of a sizable role, but Stills also has considerable experience playing the slot, and both may struggle to get snaps outside if Fuller and Cooks can actually manage to stay healthy. The situation hints at an even distribution of targets, though an injury or another trade could significantly alter the projection.

Randall Cobb
WR HOU (8)
Fri 3/27/20 3:35 PM

Cobb, who recently agreed to sign with the Texans, said he felt better in 2019 than he had in previous seasons, getting good results after he strengthened his hamstrings, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cobb claims the Cowboys training staff identified his weak hamstrings as a potential limiting factor and worked with him to strengthen the muscles during the offseason. He went on to produce his most receiving yards (828) since 2015 and his best mark for yards per target (10.0) since 2014, despite being charged with eight drops. Cobb averaged 9.1 yards before the catch on his 55 receptions, compared to 3.9 in his final season with the Packers. He's proven himself a bit more dynamic than the typical slot receiver, and Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson should be able to take advantage of Cobb's ability to work downfield from an inside alignment. The 29-year-old has agreed to a three-year, $27 million contract, joining Will Fuller and Kenny Stills in a receiving corps that recently lost DeAndre Hopkins to the Cardinals.

Randall Cobb
WR HOU (8)
Mon 3/16/20 11:52 PM

Cobb agreed to terms on a three-year, $27 million contract with the Texans on Monday, James Jones of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

There was reportedly interest in the 29-year-old returning to Dallas for the 2020 campaign, but he'll instead end up heading to Houston. The Texans shipped DeAndre Hopkins to the Cardinals earlier in the day, so Cobb will partially fill that significant void for quarterback Deshaun Watson. Cobb caught 55 of 83 targets for 828 yards and three touchdowns in 15 games last season, posting the best YPC (15.1) of his nine-year career.