The Green Bay Packers second-year receiver, Randall Cobb, only has 35 targets on the season, but has converted those targets into 29 receptions for 346 yards and a score. What I like about Cobb’s role in the offense is that even when Greg Jennings does come back, it shouldn’t affect him.
Despite his lack of rushing attempts in recent weeks, Cobb is always a threat to help you on the ground, but his real problem is finding the end zone.
Other options like James Jones and Jordy Nelson are ideal targets in the red zone, while Cobb will have to find most of his scores via catch and run opportunities, running underneath routes.
This hurts his value in standard leagues, but he’s an ideal option as a WR3 play in PPR scoring formats. As he continues to gain experience, we should see more vertical routes from Cobb. He can be a weapon down the field, which could translate into more touchdown opportunities and a bump in value to WR2 status.
Another young receiver who is making an impact in PPR leagues is Titans rookie,Pi Kendall Wright. Even with Kenny Britt on the field last week, Wright had six receptions off of eight targets for 71 yards against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Clearly benefiting from having veterans like Nate Washigton taking top coverage, Wright should continue to build on his solid start and his 52 targets. The young season suggests that the Tennessee Titans are making a point to get him involved weekly.
Here are the Wide Receiver Rankings for Week 7:
|3||Calvin Johnson||@ Bears|
|4||Larry Fitzgerald||@ Vikings|
|5||Percy Harvin (I)||Cardinals|
|9||Jordy Nelson||@ Rams|
|10||Dez Bryant||@ Panthers|
|13||Marques Colston||@ Bucs|
|14||James Jones||@ Rams|
|16||Mike Wallace||@ Bengals|
|19||Hakeem Nicks (I)||Redskins|
|20||Torrey Smith||@ Texans|
|22||Antonio Brown||@ Bengals|
|23||Randall Cobb||@ Rams|
|24||Anquan Boldin||@ Texans|
|25||Kenny Britt||@ Bills|
|26||Brandon Lloyd (I)||Jets|
|27||Miles Austin||@ Panthers|
|28||Kendall Wright||@ Bills|
|29||Andre Roberts||@ Vikings|
|30||Nate Burleson||@ Bears|
|33||Josh Gordon||@ Colts|
|35||Devery Henderson||@ Bucs|
|36||Sidney Rice||@ 49ers|
|37||Santana Moss||@ Giants|
|40||Nate Washington||@ Bills|
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