|Ht / Wt:||6'2" / 175 lb.|
|Born:||April 20, 1993|
|Drafted:||2017 / UDFA|
Cole illustrated a solid comfort level with new quarterback Nick Foles during minicamp, Phillip Heilman of The Florida Times-Union reports.
Analysis: Cole is coming off a disappointing season which saw him relegated to a minimal offensive role due to ball security issues, but the offseason addition of Foles at QB could represent a fresh start. The 26-year-old flashed his potential during his rookie campaign with 748 receiving yards in 2017, but he will have to battle for reps with the likes of Chris Conley and D.J. Chark heading into training camp.
Cole caught four of eight targets for 45 yards during Sunday's 20-3 loss to the Texans.
Analysis: Though the Jaguars offense was downright ugly for much of Sunday, it was a nice little end for Cole, who had been held catchless over the previous two weeks. The second-year target looked like a solid find early in the season, but didn't top 100 yards or score after Week 2's win over the Patriots. He could definitely be in line for a value bump if Jacksonville upgrades at quarterback in the offseason.
Cole did not catch either of his two targets during Sunday's 17-7 win over the Dolphins.
Analysis: Cole was again unable to capitalize on his usage as Jacksonville's No. 3 wideout, and logged his fifth game of the season without a catch. The second-year receiver has struggled in Jacksonville's low-octane offense all year, and does not carry much fantasy intrigue heading into a Week 17 tilt against the Texans.
Cole played 39 offensive snaps but wasn't targeted in Sunday's 17-16 loss to the Redskins.
Analysis: The Jaguars had a miserable offensive performance Sunday as quarterback Cody Kessler totaled attempted only 17 passes and totaled 57 passing yards. Cole once again served as the No. 3 wide receiver with D.J. Chark (quadriceps) still sidelined and actually saw one fewer snap than Donte Moncrief, but there's little fantasy value given the current state of Jacksonville's offense.
Cole brought in three of seven targets for 55 yards in the Jaguars' 30-9 loss to the Titans on Thursday.
Analysis: Cole brought in a game-long 35-yard reception on a nifty grab down the left sideline in the third quarter, and he checked in second only to Dede Westbrook in receiving yardage on the night. The 25-year-old went through a three-game streak where he was shut out of the stat sheet altogether, so his five receptions for 71 yards over the last two games actually represent a nice uptick in production. The week-to-week fantasy value of any member of the Jaguars air attack is difficult to predict, but Cole will look to continue building momentum against the Redskins in a Week 15 interconference matchup.
Cole caught both his targets for 16 yards in Sunday's 6-0 win over Indianapolis.
Analysis: Cole saw 37 offensive snaps Sunday with D.J. Chark (quad) again sidelined, and managed to log his first yards after being blanked in each of the previous three games. The 25-year-old remains a hail-mary option for fantasy, but could work as the Jaguars' No. 3 receiver again Thursday at Tennessee with Chark missing the first two practices of the week.
Cole failed to catch two targets in Sunday's 24-21 loss at Buffalo.
Analysis: Cole saw 49 offensive snaps Sunday -- exceeding his snap total from the last two games combined -- in rookie D.J. Chark's (quad), but finished with nothing to show for it. QB Blake Bortles produced only 231 passing yards in the last two games and has now been benched in favor of Cody Kessler, but that's likely to play a small role if Cole is to regain the offensive role started the season with.
Cole was not targeted in Sunday's loss to the Steelers.
Analysis: Coles' presence in the Jaguars offense has all but evaporated as he hasn't been targeted in the last two games, and has played a combined 53 offensive snaps over the previous three weeks. Rookie D.J. Chark has taken over as Jacksonville's No. 3 wide receiver, though he has little production to show for it. Cole has reached the point of near-irrelevance in Jacksonville's struggling offense.
Cole was not targeted in Sunday's 29-26 loss at Indianapolis.
Analysis: Cole played only 22 offensive snaps Sunday, half of what rookie D.J. Chark spent on the field. The 25-year-old saw his role reduced prior the Jaguars' bye last week due to ongoing issues with drops and fumbles, with the playing-time trend continuing after the week off. Chark has yet to produce much offensively, but the return of Leonard Fournette from his hamstring injury further diminishes Cole's chances of a resurgence. The 2017 undrafted free agent will likely have limited opportunities to work his way back into the Jaguars' offensive gameplan if everyone remains healthy.
Cole caught two of three targets for 18 yards and lost a fumble in Sunday's loss to the Eagles in London.
Analysis: Cole had a solid start to the season with 15 catches for 210 yards and a touchdown through the first three games, but over the last three weeks has only eight catches for 80 yards, while also having five drops and two lost fumbles, Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com reports. Jaguars wide receivers have been difficult to trust all season due to the volatility of their offense without Leonard Fournette (hamstring), and Cole's ball security issues only compound the issue. The 25-year-old and the Jacksonville offense head into the Week 9 bye with a plethora of issues needing to be ironed out.
Cole turned seven targets into just two catches for 21 yards in Sunday's 20-7 loss to Houston.
Analysis: Cole's weak output was emblematic of Jacksonville's struggles in the passing game, as quarterback Blake Bortles was bad enough to get benched for Cody Kessler in the third quarter. After catching 15 balls for 210 yards and a touchdown in the season's first three contests, Cole has been held to 12 receptions for 147 yards over the past four. He'll travel to London for a matchup with the Eagles in Week 8.
Cole caught four of five targets for 41 yards during Sunday's 40-7 loss to the Cowboys.
Analysis: Cole tied for the team lead in targets and failed to haul in just one ball that was thrown his way. Unfortunately, he did little outside of his long gain of 17 yards and came away with one of his lowest totals of the season. Cole has looked like a top receiver at times, but he's also surpassed 54 receiving yards just twice and has one touchdown to his name. He'll look to get back on track next Sunday against the Texans.
Cole caught four of 10 targets for 70 yards in Sunday's 30-14 loss to the Patriots.
Analysis: Cole put up respectable numbers on a Sunday in which QB Blake Bortles completed 54 percent of his passes and threw four interceptions while totaling 430 yards passing against a sub-par Chiefs defense. The 25-year-old put up 116 yards receiving with a touchdown Week 2 but has otherwise been an inconsistent factor despite the offense's recent reliance on the passing game. Opportunities are likely to remain plentiful if RB Leonard Fournette (hamstring) is forced to sit out against the Cowboys on Sunday.
Cole caught two of three targets for 15 yards during Sunday's 31-12 win over the Jets.
Analysis: After averaging seven targets per game during the season's first three weeks, Cole was deemphasized in the Jaguars' offense on Sunday. Cole the season off on a high note, including a 116-yard performance in Week 2. In the past two weeks, however, both Dede Westbrook and Donte Moncrief have doubled Cole's yardage output. It is unclear whether these past two weeks are a blip or the Jaguars' receiver hierarchy sorting itself out. Either way, a Week 5 matchup against a 31st-ranked Chiefs pass defense should be illuminating.
Cole turned a team-high nine targets into five catches for 40 yards in Sunday's 9-6 loss to the Titans.
Analysis: Cole's quiet game can be traced back to Blake Bortles' struggles, as the quarterback threw for just 155 yards on 34 attempts. Bouncing back will be difficult next week against cornerback Trumaine Johnson and the Jets.
Cole turned eight targets into seven catches for 116 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 31-20 win over the Patriots.
Analysis: Cole was one target behind Donte Moncrief's team-leading total, but he led Jacksonville in catches and receiving yards. The second-year wideout had an outstanding drive late in the first quarter, gaining 22 yards with a one-handed grab before catching the second of Blake Bortles' four touchdown passes from 24 yards out three plays later. We wouldn't expect Bortles to repeat this performance very often, but Cole looks to be emerging as the Jacksonville receiver to own.
Cole caught three of four targets for a team-high 54 yards in Sunday's 20-15, Week 1 win over the Giants.
Analysis: Cole recorded at least 99 yards in three of his final four games last season, and his sophomore campaign's off to a solid start. With Marqise Lee (knee) on IR, Cole and Dede Westbrook appear primed to lead Jacksonville's receiving corps.
Cole and Donte Moncrief are listed as the starting wide receivers on Jacksonville's depth chart for Week 1 against the Giants.
Analysis: Cole had a regular spot on the first-team offense throughout spring practice, training camp and the preseason, putting him on track for a starting job even before Marqise Lee (knee) was lost for the year. The second-year pro now finds himself as the favorite for the No. 1 WR role, while Moncrief, Dede Westbrook and D.J. Chark still seem to be duking it out for playing time. It's difficult to make any assurances regarding target volume, but Cole is at least the best bet to handle a lofty snap count Week 1 in New York.
Cole isn't expected to play in Thursday's preseason game at Tampa Bay, Mike Kaye of FirstCoastNews.com reports.
Analysis: Among those in the Jaguars receiving corps, Cole will join Donte Moncrief, Dede Westbrook, D.J. Chark and Jaydon Mickens on the sideline, a great sign for all five that a 53-man roster spot is assured. Of course, there isn't much worry about Cole making the team, but Marqise Lee's torn ACL has thrust him to the top of the depth chart. Along with Westbrook and Moncrief, Cole will open the season with a prominent role in the offense one year removed from posting 42 catches (on 83 targets) for 748 yards and three touchdowns as an undrafted rookie in 2017.
Cole is in line for a larger role after Marqise Lee (knee) was ruled out for the season, Phillip Heilman of The Florida Times-Union reports.
Analysis: Cole and Lee have consistently worked as the first-team wideouts since the start of the offseason program, with Dede Westbrook, Donte Moncrief and D.J. Chark mixing in behind. Lee's season-ending injury makes Cole the new favorite to lead Jacksonville in targets -- a feat he wasn't all that far from accomplishing as an undrafted rookie last season. Of course, there isn't much reason to expect typical No. 1 wideout volume, considering the Jags still have decent pass-catching depth in what figures to be a run-first offense. Westbrook, Moncrief and Chark all offer some form of upside, as does new tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins.
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