|Date of Birth:||04/07/1987|
|Drafted:||2009 | Round 3 | Pick 89|
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Jared Cook has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
Los Angeles will get Austin Ekeler and Mike Williams back this week, but Cook is now out heading into an important matchup versus Denver. This news should lead to Justin Herbert relying even more on the wideouts and Ekeler in Week 17.
The Chargers are signing Jared Cook.
With Hunter Henry leaving for the Patriots during free agency, the Chargers are filling the void with Cook. The veteran tight end has spent the past two seasons with the Saints (along with new Chargers offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi), with touchdown totals of nine and seven (the two highest of his career). He'll look to be a reliable target for Justin Herbert down the seams and in the red zone this year.
The Saints released Jared Cook.
Cook was set to become an unrestricted free agent at the start of the new league year, but the Saints have opted to release him early, basically confirming that he won't be back with New Orleans next season. The veteran tight end should draw a good amount of interest from around the league.
Jared Cook (groin) is officially active for Monday night.
Cook was limited in practice all week, but he’s giving it a go against the Chargers. Cook is a TE1 option for Week 5.
Jared Cook (groin) is officially listed as questionable for Week 5.
Cook looks like a game-time call, so be sure to have a backup option from Monday or Tuesday if you want to use the veteran tight end in your fantasy lineup.
Jared Cook (groin) officially remains limited in practice.
Two consecutive limited practices is a fine sign for Cook, but hopefully the final Week 5 injury report gives more insight on the veteran tight end’s status when it’s released tomorrow.
Jared Cook (groin) was officially limited in today's practice.
The Saints play on Monday night, so you'll likely need a backup option if you plan to use the veteran tight end in your Week 5 fantasy lineup. That said, we'll track Cook's practice status the next couple of days.
Jared Cook (groin) is out for Week 4.
Cook is joining Michael Thomas (ankle) as an inactive for Sunday, so New Orleans is down to Tre'Quan Smith and Emmanuel Sanders as their top pass-catchers aside from Alvin Kamara. Third-round pick Adam Trautman is worth a look for those desperate at tight end.
Jared Cook (groin) officially did not practice today.
Cook also missed yesterday's practice, so there's definite cause for concern regarding his Week 4 status. That said, Cook is a veteran player that might not need a ton of practice time to play on Sunday. The final Week 4 injury report will be out tomorrow.
UPDATE: Jared Cook is off the Week 15 injury report.
Cook fully cleared concussion protocol and is ready to go for Monday night against the Colts. Catching passes from Drew Brees in an offense that might be slinging it around on a potential record-breaking night, Cook is a TE1 for the second week of the fantasy playoffs.
Jared Cook (concussion) is likely to play on Monday night.
This, according to Saints head coach Sean Payton. Cook has practiced fully and is expected to clear concussion protocol ahead of the Week 15 matchup against the Colts. Just keep in mind you might need to insert someone else from the Monday night game into your lineup if Cook is inactive.
Jared Cook (concussion) has been ruled out for the rest of today.
Cook is now officially in concussion protocol and will have to get cleared to play for Week 15. Before leaving, Cook was fantastic, catching two passes for 64 yards and two touchdowns, so fantasy owners the used him in lineups have to be happy with the results when he was on the field. Hopefully the veteran tight end is feeling better soon.
Jared Cook (head) is questionable to return for the Saints.
After hauling in a fantastic touchdown catch, Cook took a big hit to the head. He's now headed to the locker room and will presumably be evaluated for a concussion. Cook already has two touchdowns today, and we'll update you when more information becomes available on his status.
Jared Cook scores in Week 12.
Cook caught six passes for 99 yards and a touchdown in the Saints' victory against the Panthers. The veteran tight end was a frequent target all afternoon for Drew Brees, and the score came on a 20-yard out-and-up route from the slot. Since returning from his ankle injury, the free-agent addition has a 74-yard game and a touchdown in two consecutive weeks, and he has a score in four of his past five games total. Cook next plays on Thanksgiving Night against the Falcons team he had 74 yards against a few weeks ago.
Jared Cook (ankle) was officially a full participant in today's practice.
Coming off the bye, Cook looks ready to go for the Saints after missing the previous two games with his ankle injury. We'll let you know if anything changes with Cook's status, but the veteran tight end is immediately back on the TE1 radar at a shallow position. He could get a boost with Drew Brees back in the lineup.
Jared Cook (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 8.
This is Cook's second consecutive missed game as he deals with an ankle injury. Facing a Cardinals team that's given up an eye-popping number of fantasy points to opposing tight ends this season, Josh Hill is worth a look in deeper leagues in particular.
Jared Cook (ankle) officially did not practice today.
While Cook did not return to practice yet, Alvin Kamara (knee/ankle) did, which might indicate the tight end has an uphill climb to play in Week 8. Cook likely needs to get in a limited practice tomorrow to avoid being ruled out ahead of the weekend.
Jared Cook (ankle) officially did not practice today.
Cook is looking iffy for Sunday against the Cardinals after he was not able to practice at all last week leading up to Week 7. Hopefully the veteran tight end can practice tomorrow.
Jared Cook (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday.
The Saints went ahead and ruled out Alvin Kamara before the weekend, too, so Teddy Bridgewater is dealing with a depleted supporting cast ahead of a Week 7 matchup with the Bears. Cook didn't practice this week and should be considered week-to-week for now.
Drew Brees says Jared Cook has impressed the Saints.
Brees says the team’s new tight end has “certainly impressed us these first couple of days,” adding that his length and ability to win 50/50 balls makes him a “good matchup” all the time. Saints head coach Sean Payton also said that they’ll be able to use Cook similar to how he was used in Oakland last year, when the veteran set career-highs across the board with a 68/896/6 line. There was earlier talk this offseason about Cook being used similar to Jimmy Graham, so it’s been all positive for Cook as he gets his footing in New Orleans. It’d be a surprise if Cook isn’t a fantasy TE1 this season.
The Saints plan to use Jared Cook similarly to how they used Jimmy Graham.
According to The Times-Picayune, Saints tight ends coach Dan Campbell talked about the length of the team's new tight end, making it clear that the offense is excited to utilize him. Campbell said: "The base is already here, the foundation for that is already here because they had a guy like (Graham). Look, we've already got what we need, we can brush off some of the stuff we've done before without any problem." In his first five NFL seasons in New Orleans, Graham put up lines of 31/356/5 (rookie season), 99/1,310/11, 85/982/9, 86/1,215/16, and 85/889/10; if Cook can even come close to matching those last four totals, he'll be an excellent fantasy TE1 in 2019. But the veteran tight end is coming off his best statistical season last year with the Raiders, catching 68 passes for 896 yards and six touchdowns, so it might be a stretch to expect a lot higher production than that. Overall, don't expect 1,200+ yards for Cook, but he's in a great situation and could certainly push for 1,000 yards receiving and double-digit touchdowns this season.
The Saints are signing Jared Cook, according to NFL Network.
After the Saints cleared cap space via a Cameron Meredith pay cut, it felt like this would happen quickly. This will be Cook’s fifth team, and it’s a bit of a surprise the talented tight end hasn’t been able to stick around with one team. The Raiders were interested in bringing Cook back, but probably not at what New Orleans is going to pay him—especially after the acquisition of high-priced All-Pro receiver Antonio Brown. Cook is coming off his best season statistically, setting career-highs in receptions (68), receiving yards (896), and receiving touchdowns (six), but he was basically Oakland’s No. 1 receiver after the Amari Cooper trade, and that won’t be the case in New Orleans. Still, Cook, who will turn 32 next month, obviously has a lot of upside as a TE1 with Drew Brees throwing him passes.
Jared Cook caught three passes for 28 yards in Sunday's loss to Kansas City.
Cook has unfortunately slowed down over the past three weeks for fantasy owners that rolled with him all season long, but he set career-highs across the board—68 receptions for 896 yards and six touchdowns—in the first season in Jon Gruden's offense. While Cook enters unrestricted free agency this winter, the team should have significant interest in bringing him back. The veteran turns 32 in April.
Jared Cook catches two passes against the Broncos.
Cook gained 20 yards on his two receptions in the Raiders' Christmas Eve win. Cook has just 43 combined yards the past two weeks after back-to-back 100-yard games, so he'll look to end the season on a high note next week against the Chiefs. Cook had 100 yards and a touchdown against the Chiefs back in Week 13.
Jared Cook catches two passes in Week 15.
Cooks gained 23 yards on his two receptions (five targets) against the Bengals. He was targeted in the end zone a couple of times for potential touchdowns—one was a deep ball that was out of his reach, and the other was a high pass between a few defenders that he couldn't come down with while taking a hit (a better throw might've been a touchdown). This was a disappointing performance for fantasy owners in a good matchup in the semifinals, but Cook will look to bounce back on Christmas Eve against a Broncos team that's also struggled to contain opposing tight ends. At a weak position, Cook is a must-start as a strong option in fantasy championships.
Jared Cook leads the Raiders in Week 14 receiving.
Cook caught seven passes (on ten targets) for 116 yards against the Steelers, including a long of 30 yards. Oakland threw a couple of touchdowns to their tight ends, but they went to Derek Carrier and Lee Smith on plays where they probably weren't getting much attention from the defense compared to Cook. The veteran tight end has now hit 100 yards in consecutive games and for the fourth time this season; he'll be one of the better TE options for the second week of the fantasy playoffs next week against Cincinnati.
Jared Cook hit 100 yards with a score in Week 13.
Cook caught seven passes for 100 yards and a touchdown against the Chiefs. The score was a 24-yarder on a deep ball to the back of the end zone, and it was Cook's sixth touchdown of the season (the most of his career). Cook has a touchdown in three straight weeks, and he'll look to continue his career-year in a good matchup against the Steelers in Week 14 for the first week of the fantasy playoffs. He's obviously one of the better TE1 options next week.
Jared Cook scores in Week 12 loss.
Cook caught two passes for 32 yards, with the highlight coming on a 16-yard touchdown grab on which he gracefully kept the ball off the ground using one hand as he fell into the end zone. The veteran saw five targets, but hopefully that number increases next week as the Chiefs come to town. Consider Cook a quality TE1.
Jared Cook scores against the Cardinals.
Cook got wide-open for a 23-yard touchdown early in the game, but he was pretty quiet for rest of the afternoon. Overall, the athletic veteran tight end caught three passes for 31 yards and a touchdown. He remains in the TE1 mix for Week 12 against Baltimore.
Jared Cook caught four passes for 52 yards in Sunday's loss to the Chargers.
Cook was quiet early on, but he ended up leading the team in targets (nine) and receiving yards. The veteran should remain a big part of the offense down the stretch, but he's settled in as more of a low-end TE1 than solid TE1 he looked like to start the season. Cook will look to have a big day next week in Arizona.
Jared Cook caught two passes for 20 yards in Thursday night's loss to San Francisco.
Cook saw a couple looks early on, but that was it for the veteran in a game that Oakland was defeated 34-3. Even with Reuben Foster out, the Niners simply dominated in all aspects. Cook should bounce back next week against the Chargers, but the entire Raiders roster will be risky the rest of the way because of how bad a showing they just had. Consider him a low-end TE1.
Jared Cook caught four passes for 74 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Colts.
Cook was second on the team with five targets, and his score came on a 25-yard catch-and-run in the first half. The veteran should remain a TE1 option for Thursday night's matchup with the 49ers, but San Francisco has the athletic linebackers to potentially cover Cook, which is something to keep in mind.
Jared Cook catches both targets in Week 6.
Cook gained ten yards on his two receptions against the Raiders. Oakland couldn't get anything goin offensively, so Cook will look to bounce back with the rest of the offense in Week 8 against the Colts.
Jared Cook contained in 26-10 loss to the Chargers.
Cook caught four passes for 20 yards, but it was a difficult matchup despite the Chargers allowing George Kittle to have a big day in Week 4. Those who picked up and are rolling with the veteran have no reason to go away from him heading into a matchup against the Seahawks next Sunday. Cook is a solid TE1.
Jared Cook goes off in win over the Browns.
Cook caught eight passes for 110 yards and two scores, with both coming from seven yards away in the second half. It shouldn't be a surprise that Jon Gruden has unlocked the potential of the talented tight end, as through four games in his age-31 season, Cook is on pace for a 104/1,480/8 line. It's worth noting that two huge games came in perhaps the two easiest matchups for the position, so fantasy owners might want to consider selling high if possible. Next week, Cook remains a TE1 against the Chargers.
Jared Cook catches five passes in Week 3.
Cook gained 31 yards on his five receptions (six targets) against the Dolphins. It would've been a really solid day for the Raiders tight end if not for a review overturned what was initially ruled a touchdown (Cook's knee was down). Cook will be in the TE1 conversation for Week 4 against Cleveland.
Jared Cook catches all four targets in Week 2.
Cook came back down to earth a bit after setting a franchise-record for a tight end with 180 yards in Week 1, but he still had a solid game versus Denver, catching four passes for 49 yards. Cook is in the TE1 discussion for Week 3 against the Dolphins.
Jared Cook explodes for 180 yards in Week 1.
The weak spot of the Rams defense is probably the middle of the field at the linebacker spot, and the Raiders took advantage by targeting Cook early and often in the game. He had over 100 yards in the first half, and overall he had nine receptions for 180 yards, which was the most in the game. Cook played as well as the numbers indicate, as he showed reliable hands and ran very tough, moving forward for positive yardage through defenders. Cook isn't going to be this heavily-featured each week, but he'll obviously have a solid role in Week 2 against the Broncos.
Jared Cook catches three passes against the Chargers.
Cook gained 35 yards on his three receptions. The athletic tight end had a solid year in his first for the Raiders, catching 54 passes for 688 yards and two touchdowns. It'll be interesting to see how a new coaching staff uses him next season, assuming he's back in Oakland.
Jared Cook catches one pass against the Eagles.
Cook gained 15 yards on his lone reception (two targets), and he also drew a penalty on a double-move deep shot. Cook only had two receptions for 14 yards in his first matchup against the Chargers, and they're solid against opposing tight ends, so he's not a recommended fantasy option against them next week.
Jared Cook catches two passes in Week 15.
Cook gained 17 yards on his two receptions against the Cowboys. He has upside in fantasy lineups, but Cook has become difficult to trust.
Jared Cook leads team in receiving on Sunday.
Cook caught five passes for 75 yards, including a 29-yard touchdown. The veteran tight end benefitted from garbage time with Oakland down 26-0 entering the fourth quarter, as Derek Carr and the offense barely did anything for most of the game. Cook has been quiet recently, but a late surge in a convincing loss shouldn't suddenly make him a reliable fantasy starter in Week 15. At best, he will be a low-end TE1 against Dallas.
Jared Cook held in check as Raiders top the Giants.
Cook had just one reception for nine yards, which is extremely disappointing in a cupcake matchup with the Giants. Clive Walford actually had a bigger day with Cook banged up a little bit in the win, and Cook looks like a risky play heading into the fantasy playoffs after two-straight sub-par performances. The Raiders face the Chiefs in a huge AFC West matchup in Week 14.
Jared Cook held to one reception in Week 12 loss.
It went for one yard. Cook also had a one-yard touchdown that would have saved his fantasy day overturned on review. Fortunately, he gets to face the Giants in Week 13, so he will remain a solid TE1.
Jared Cook caught two passes for 36 yards in Sunday's blowout loss.
Cook's 26-yard reception was Oakland's longest play of the game, as New England nearly shut them out in Mexico City. The veteran tight end should be better against Denver next week, and he can be in lineups as a quality TE1.
Jared Cook plays great in Raiders’ win.
Cook went over 100 yards for the second game in a row, catching eight of nine targets for 126 yards, with a long of 35 yards against the Dolphins. Derek Carr looked his big tight end’s way early, as Cook converted two key long third downs on the opening drive for Oakland. With at least 57 yards in each of his last three games, Cook will be in the TE1 conversation when Oakland returns from its Week 10 bye.
Jared Cook catches four passes in Raiders' loss.
Cook was a reliable target for Derek Carr, gaining 57 yards on his four receptions against the Bills. Through half the season, Cook is on pace for 62 receptions, 746 yards, and two touchdowns, and the receptions would be a career-high. In Week 9, Cook faces a Dolphins team that has not been very good against opposing tight ends this season.
Jared Cook comes up clutch in Raiders' win.
Cook caught six of seven targets for 107 yards against the Chiefs, including a catch with 18 seconds to go that was initially ruled a touchdown but set up the Raiders for the game-winner with no time left in the game. It was Cook's first 100-yard game as a Raider, and he had another near-touchdown on a throw to the end zone on a corner route where it looked like he might have been interfered with. Cook is in the TE1/TE2 discussion next week when he faces a Bills team that's tough against tight ends.
Jared Cook gets three targets against the Chargers.
He caught two passes for 14 yards in the Raiders' loss. There could be some opportunities down the field for Cook against the Chiefs on Thursday night, but there might be better TE options out there.
Jared Cook caught three passes for 25 yards in Sunday's loss to the Ravens.
He also lost a fumble on the first drive of the game, and it was returned for a touchdown by cornerback Jimmy Smith. Cook should be better once Derek Carr returns to the lineup, which could come as early as next week against the Chargers. However, Los Angeles has already shut down Travis Kelce (one yard) and Evan Engram (zero yards) this season.
Jared Cook caught three passes for 46 yards in Sunday's loss to Denver.
The Raiders have actually made a point to get Cook involved through four weeks, but he's on pace for just a 64/680/4 line. He isn't a recommended fantasy option against the Ravens next week.
Jared Cook caught four passes for 43 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Redskins.
Washington doesn't defend tight ends well, and Cook was the only thing working for the Raiders in a game they got dominated in. Oakland has focused on getting their tight end involved, and they should do so again with the Broncos on deck next Sunday. Still, he's just a streaming option.
Jared Cook gets four targets in Week 2.
Cook had four receptions for 25 yards versus the Jets. He's been targeted a good amount by Derek Carr through two games and will have some big weeks, but there are better options at tight end with the Raiders offense running mostly through Amari Cooper, Michael Crabtree, and the running backs.
Jared Cook catches all five Week 1 targets.
Quarterback Derek Carr and Cook appear to have a solid connection, and it looks like the athletic tight end is going to be used a good amount this season. He had 56 yards on his five receptions against the Titans. We'll see how he fares in Week 2 against the Jets, but Cook is worth a look on the waiver wire.
Jared Cook catches two passes in Week 3 of the preseason.
Cook caught both of his targets in the game. He's locked in as Derek Carr's primary tight end in 2017, so the athletic tight end should have some good games in 2017. Cook is going outside the top 15 tight ends in fantasy drafts.
Jared Cook caught one pass for 16 yards on Saturday night.
Cook will be extremely inconsistent on the Oakland offense. Some fantasy owners will likely target him late in drafts, but you should use your roster spot on someone else.
Jared Cook is signing with the Raiders, according to Ian Rapoport.
Derek Carr has reportedly been recruiting Cook big time. Cook will start for Oakland, and they now have a lot of depth at tight end with Clive Walford also in the mix. The Raiders offense keeps getting more explosive, with now Cook and Cordarrelle Patterson added in the recent days. Cook should be a mid-low end TE1 this season.
Jared Cook will visit the Raiders, according to Ian Rapoport.
Cook visited the Seahawks and Vikings yesterday and today, but hasn't gotten a deal yet. The Raiders might be the best spot for Cook's fantasy value. He should find a new team within the week.
Report: Jared Cook return to the Packers "now out of the question."
Rob Demovsky reports that the negotiations are "100 percent done." Earlier today, Adam Schefter reported that the two sides have stopped negotiating, and it appears things were bad enough that they won't be talking again and Cook will be looking singing with another team.
The Packers and tight end Jared Cook have stopped negotiating, according to Adam Schefter.
Aaron Rodgers is not going to be happy about this. Cook will now visit with other teams. They could always circle back and negotiate a deal, but it looks like there is a chance Aaron Rodgers loses one of his key targets.
Jared Cook gets team-high 12 targets in NFC Championship.
Cook caught seven passes for 78 yards and a touchdown. He did also have a couple of drops in the game. The Packers offense was a lot better when Cook was on the field this season, and we would expect they what they can to bring him back in 2017. If Cook is back with Green Bay, he'd be a worthy TE1 option in fantasy drafts.
Jared Cook catches pass on the sideline to set up FG to send the Pack to NFC Championship.
Cook had six receptions for 104 yards and a touchdown. He led the Packers in receiving and scored his touchdown off play-action at the goal line, but his best catch was a 36-yarder down the sideline to get the Packers in field goal range with three seconds to go in the game. Cook had great body control to keep his knees off the boundary and keep his feet in bounds for the catch. Cook has been a big difference maker for the Packers' offense.
Jared Cook gets targeted nine times in playoff win.
Cook had five receptions for 48 yards. He has been a good weapon for Aaron Rodgers lately. The Packers have flexed him out wide at times and he's a mismatch against many defenders. He'll try to keep it going against the Cowboys in the Divisional Round.
Jared Cook caught four passes for 56 yards in Sunday's in over Detroit.
Cook was second on the team with eight targets. The veteran tight end finishes his first year in Green Bay with 30 catches for 377 yards and one touchdown in 10 games as he fought injuries throughout the season. It wouldn't be surprising to see Cook enjoy a breakout this postseason if the Packers are going to make a run.
Jared Cook catches long pass in Packers' win.
Cook caught a beautiful deep ball for 30 yards against the Vikings in the second half and seems to have established himself as a threat within the Packers offense. He's a volatile TE1, and had Aaron Rodgers as his quarterback which gives him upside.
Jared Cook caught six passes for 85 yards in Sunday's win over the Bears.
Cook was second to Jordy Nelson in catches, yards, and targets on Sunday as the Packers took advantage of a depleted Bears linebacking core. The veteran tight end should be viewed as a volatile TE1 for the final two weeks of the season.
Jared Cook catches one pass before leaving game with injury.
Cook had one catch for 15 yards before leaving with a chest injury.
Jared Cook has second consecutive quiet week.
He caught three passes for 19 yards. He's the Packers primary receiving tight end, but is a risky fantasy option. He can remain on waiver wires.
Cook has one catch Week 12.
It went for seven yards. The Packers tight end had a difficult matchup versus the Eagles, but it doesn't get any easier next week against the Texans. He shouldn't be in lineups for Week 13.
Jared Cook has up-and-down game on Sunday Night Football.
Cook led the Packers with six catches and 105 yards, and also caught a six-yard touchdown, but had his fair share of mistakes. Aaron Rodgers will have to live with the mistakes because the Packers need all the scoring they can get with the defense playing so bad. Cook will stay off the TE1 radar with a matchup with the Eagles for Week 12.