The Fantasy Football Emergence Of Randall Cobb
Everyone knew coming into the 2012 season that Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers would have a potent high flying offense. Outside of Randall Cobb, no one knew that Cobb would be the one 2nd leading receiver on the team. There is no denying that Cobb has grown into a huge role for the Packers, and fantasy owners are reveling in this waiver wire acquisition.
How did Cobb burst on to the Lambeau scene? It’s mostly due to opportunity. When Greg Jennings went down with an abdomen tear, a huge void was created. Cobb and James Jones were due to battle for the number receiver spot behind Jordy Nelson. Even though Jones has showed some flashes of promise, Cobb has the targets and yards to prove he is the fantasy player to be owned.
I have even been told to start Cobb over Calvin Johnson by fellow fantasy peers. I don’t know if I’m quite going that far as it’d be hard to leave Megatron’s upside on the bench, but you can see the fan fare that Cobb has generated.
So far Cobb has 435 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns. In PPR leagues he is an automatic WR2 play. In his last 3 games he has 273 yards and 3 touchdowns. Rodgers likes the guy.
Cobb is licking his chops as he sees the Jacksonville Jaguars and their 18th ranked pass defense. Jacksonville has allowed 265 yards per game through the air, and I think Rodgers will easily top that. Jordy Nelson is also questionable for Sunday’s game, and if he doesn’t suit up, Cobb is a top 10 wide receiver this week. Randall Cobb is a sure fire WR2 regardless if Jordy plays. Ride the man while he hot.
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