Fantasy Football: Should You Sell High on Randall Cobb?

Ryan Lester@LestersLegendsSenior Writer INovember 8, 2012

ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 21:  Wide receiver Randall Cobb #18 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates his five yard touchdown reception against the St. Louis Rams in the third quarter at Edward Jones Dome on October 21, 2012 in St Louis, Missouri. The Packers defeated the Rams 30-20.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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The odds were favorable that Randall Cobb would benefit from Greg Jennings' injury.

Not many could have predicted just how good he would be. Should you sell high on him?

Cobb's value is at an all-time high after scoring a pair of touchdowns against Arizona, giving him five touchdowns in his past three games and six in his past five.

Since Week 4 Cobb has averaged 67.3 yards (75.3 total yards) and a touchdown per game.

Cobb should continue to get plenty of action coming out of the bye. There is some concern going forward.

Jordy Nelson missed Week 8's game against Jacksonville and was knocked out of Week 9's game against Arizona early.

Jordy averaged eight targets the first six weeks, so his return will cut into Cobb's looks.

Additionally, Greg Jennings could return around Week 14. I don't expect Jennings to be anywhere near where we've come to expect, but he will obviously take some looks away too.

Then there's Jermichael Finley. He has been a dud for the past five weeks.

When the Packers are at their best they not only have their wide receivers going, but they are taking advantage of Finley's size and speed combination.

If he starts seeing more looks, there will be less pieces of the pie to go around.

So is this a doomsday scenario for Cobb? Not exactly. The Packers are potent enough to produce several fantasy options. You may just have to deal with some weekly uncertainty.

You can certainly put feelers out there to see what you can get for Cobb. It may not help you in the short-term, but you could possibly position yourself better for the fantasy playoffs.

If you do deal Cobb, make sure you get a decent haul.


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