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Jared Cook

Jared Cook

Tight End #89
ADP:Round: 8, Pick: 6
Team: New Orleans Saints
Ht / Wt:6'5" / 248 lb.
College:South Carolina
Age:33
Born:April 7, 1987
Drafted:2009 / Rd. 3 (89)
Draft Team:TEN

Jared Cook: Catches five passes in loss

Cook brought in all five of his targets for 54 yards in the Saints' 26-20 overtime loss to the Vikings on Sunday.

Analysis: As expected, Cook was one of Drew Brees' primary targets in Sunday's loss, though he failed to find the end zone or break off any long gainers. The South Carolina product will head into his 12th year looking to build on a highly-productive first season with New Orleans that saw him grab a career-high nine touchdowns.

January 5, 2020 5:16 PM EST

Jared Cook: Scores in victory

Cook brought in both of his targets for 44 yards and a touchdown in the Saints' 42-10 win over the Panthers on Sunday.

Analysis: Cook added yet another touchdown to the 2019 campaign, bringing his season total to a career-high nine. In his first year with New Orleans, the 11-year vet racked up 705 yards on just 43 receptions, good for 16.4 yards per reception -- a career high. The big-bodied pass-catcher figures to be heavily involved in the Saints' offensive gameplan for the postseason.

December 29, 2019 3:38 PM EST

Jared Cook: Hangs pair of scores on former team

Cook corralled three of four targets for 84 yards and two touchdowns in the Saints' 38-28 win over the Titans on Sunday.

Analysis: Cook crushed his former team with a pair of scores and a healthy receiving total Sunday, adding to his late-season charge and setting a new career high in touchdowns. In nine games played since Week 5, Cook has racked up 33 receptions for 571 yards and eight touchdowns, establishing himself as a weekly top-12 play at his position. Cook will have one more shot to add to his touchdown total when the Saints travel to Carolina in Week 17.

December 22, 2019 2:00 PM EST

Jared Cook: Catches four passes in win

Cook brought in all four of his targets for 54 yards in the Saints' 34-7 win over the Colts on Monday.

Analysis: Though he didn't reach the end-zone, Cook produced a solid receiving line in Monday's demolition of the Colts. Cook has seen his receptions and receiving yards diminish significantly from his big 2018 campaign in Oakland, though he's already matched his season-high in touchdowns (six) with two games left on the schedule. Fire him up as a TE1 in Week 16 when he takes on his former team, the Tennessee Titans.

December 16, 2019 8:54 PM EST

Jared Cook: Does not carry injury status

Cook (concussion) does not carry an injury designation into Monday's contest against the Colts, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.

Analysis: This echoes the information head coach Sean Payton provided earlier in the afternoon, all but confirming Cook's availability for the prime-time affair. Following the team's Week 9 bye, Cook has been one of the Saints' leading weapons, tallying 19 receptions, 355 yards and four touchdowns over the five-game stretch.

December 14, 2019 1:10 PM EST

Jared Cook: Expected to play

Cook (concussion) is expected to play Monday against the Colts, Luke Johnson of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Analysis: While the Saints have yet to release their final injury report, it seems likely Cook will either earn a questionable tag, or be cleared outright, as head coach Sean Payton seemed nearly certain his tight end would be available. Considering Cook was able to fully practice Friday, barring an extreme setback it seems likely the 32-year-old will be available Monday.

December 14, 2019 12:21 PM EST

Jared Cook: Upgrades to full practice

Cook (concussion) was a full participant in practice Friday, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Analysis: Cook took a step forward from Thursday's limited practice, upgrading to full participation just five days after he suffered a concussion in Sunday's 48-46 loss to the 49ers. The tight end will have an extra day to clear the concussion protocol before his Week 15 matchup, with the Saints hosting the Colts on Monday night. Luke Johnson of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that Cook wasn't wearing a non-contact jersey during Friday's practice.

December 13, 2019 2:05 PM EST

Jared Cook: Starts week with limited practice

Cook (concussion) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: It's the best the Saints could have hoped for after the tight end suffered a brain injury during last week's 48-46 loss to the 49ers. Cook has already taken a big step toward getting back on the field, and he'll have an extra day to recover as the Saints prepare for a Monday matchup with the Colts. That said, there's never any guarantee when it comes to the timeline for recovering from a concussion.

December 12, 2019 1:59 PM EST

Jared Cook: Sustains concussion Sunday

Cook suffered a concussion during Sunday's contest against the 49ers, Katherine Terrell of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: On his second touchdown catch of the first quarter, Cook took a hit to the head from San Francisco cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon. Cook made a brief visit to the sideline tent and then went to the locker room, after which the concussion was confirmed. While Cook will be subject to the protocol for head injuries in order to be cleared for game action, the Saints are down to one TE (Josh Hill) on the 53-man roster.

December 8, 2019 11:25 AM EST

Jared Cook: Under evaluation for head injury

Cook is under evaluation for a concussion during Sunday's game against the 49ers, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Analysis: Cook recorded touchdowns grabs on both of the Saints' first two drives, but on the second occasion, he took a hit to the head from 49ers cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon. If he's eventually diagnosed with a concussion, the Saints will be left with just one healthy TE (Josh Hill) on the game-day roster.

December 8, 2019 10:48 AM EST

Jared Cook: Leads team in receiving

Cook caught three of six targets for 85 yards in the Saints' 26-18 win over the Falcons on Thursday.

Analysis: The day could have been even bigger had he not dropped a would-be touchdown in the end zone. Despite the miscue, Cook paced the team in receiving yards and had another solid game. His late-season surge continues, as Cook has now averaged 73 yards over his past four contests, including two touchdowns in that span. Even against a tough 49ers defense, Cook will be a TE1 option in Week 14.

November 28, 2019 9:28 PM EST

Jared Cook: Continues mid-season surge

Cook caught six of eight targets for 99 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 34-31 win against the Panthers.

Analysis: The 32-year-old tight end finds himself amidst a mid-season renaissance, having accounted for 70-plus receiving yards or a touchdown in five consecutive games. Cook got off to an ice-cold start to the season with eight combined catches for 90 yards and zero touchdowns Weeks 1 through 4, but as the season has progressed, he's been seeing a higher percentage of offensive opportunities -- as exhibited by his per-game target share enhancing to 5.8 over his past six games, compared to just four targets per game Weeks 1 through 3. Cook's upcoming matchup against Atlanta does not provide optimal circumstance for a breakout performance, however, as the Falcons contained Tampa Bay tight ends to one combined catch for 10 yards on three targets Sunday.

November 24, 2019 3:15 PM EST

Jared Cook: Makes touchdown grab in Week 11 win

Cook secured both of his targets for 33 yards and a touchdown in the Saints' 34-17 win over the Buccaneers on Sunday.

Analysis: Cook came down with a hard-fought three-yard touchdown reception just past the midway point of the second quarter, his third score of the season. The veteran tight end has notched all of them in the last four games, so he's seemingly carving out more of a niche in the offense as the season unfolds. Cook remains a solid complementary target in the Saints' passing attack heading into a Week 12 divisional battle against the Panthers.

November 17, 2019 3:36 PM EST

Jared Cook: Won't play this week

Cook (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game in Chicago, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Analysis: Cook didn't practice at all this week, leaving Josh Hill as the Saints' top option at tight end, followed by Brian Parker. With Alvin Kamara (ankle/knee) and Tre'Quan Smith (ankle) also ruled out, Teddy Bridgewater is looking at a serious challenge against a top-notch defense.

October 18, 2019 12:54 PM EST

Jared Cook: Not spotted Friday at practice

Cook (ankle) isn't on the field for the media-access portion of Friday's practice, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: With Cook and Alvin Kamara (ankle/knee) both absent for a third straight day, the Saints offense may be shorthanded Sunday in Chicago. Josh Hill has been operating as the team's No. 2 tight end.

October 18, 2019 11:36 AM EST

Jared Cook: Still not praticing

Cook (ankle) didn't participate in Thursday's practice, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Analysis: Cook has been idle for both of the Saints' practices this week after coming out of the Week 6 win over the Jaguars with the injury in tow. The Saints will likely need to see Cook put in at least a limited practice Friday to feel good about his chances of suiting up Sunday against the Bears. Josh Hill is the next man up on the depth chart at tight end but doesn't offer as much upside in the passing game as Cook.

October 17, 2019 2:32 PM EST

Jared Cook: Starts week as DNP

Cook (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Analysis: Cook appears to have picked up an ankle injury Week 6 versus the Jaguars. The veteran tight end still hast two more days to get onto the practice field in some capacity, though for the time being his chances of suiting up Week 7 are looking murky at best. Alvin Kamara (ankle/knee) and Tre'Quan Smith (ankle) were also unable to practice Wednesday, making it conceivable that Teddy Bridgewater could be forced to operate without a plethora of his top weapons Sunday against the Bears.

October 16, 2019 2:19 PM EST

Jared Cook: Gets into end zone again

Cook secured all three of his targets for 37 yards and a touchdown in the Saints' 13-6 win over the Jaguars on Sunday.

Analysis: Cook secured a four-yard touchdown throw from Teddy Bridgewater early in the fourth quarter to snap a 6-6 tie and give the Saints a lead they wouldn't relinquish. The veteran tight end has started to pick up the pace of late after a frustrating first four weeks of the season, finding the end zone in two straight games. The 32-year-old will look to extend his touchdown streak against the Bears in Week 7.

October 13, 2019 1:41 PM EST

Jared Cook: First touchdown of season in win

Cook secured four of six targets for 41 yards and a touchdown in the Saints' 31-24 win over the Buccaneers on Sunday.

Analysis: Cook finally got into the end zone for the first time in a Saints uniform, hauling in a nine-yard scoring throw from Teddy Bridgewater just before halftime to snap a 10-10 tie. The veteran tight end's reception and receiving yardage totals were also season bests, and he's now logged a solid 12 targets from Bridgewater over his last two games. Cook will look to build on the strong showing versus the Jaguars in a Week 6 road tilt.

October 6, 2019 2:23 PM EST

Jared Cook: Low production once again

Cook caught three passes (six targets) for 21 yards in Sunday's 12-10 win over the Cowboys.

Analysis: It was another disappointing week for Cook, who has failed to top 37 yards or score a touchdown through four games. The big-play tight end has the ability to post huge fantasy numbers, but it would be hard to trust him following a rough four-week start, especially while Drew Brees (thumb) is sidelined.

September 29, 2019 11:30 PM EST

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