Week Seventeen Analysis: Will Randall Cobb's ankle injury prevent him from playing against Minnesota on Sunday? That's the million dollar question. Head coach Mike McCarthy has stated that the Packers don't want to "play scared" and his presence in the return game could mean the difference between a first round bye and facing these Vikings again next week. You can't argue with what Cobb brings to the offense as well. He's topped 100 yards or scored in each of the last three weeks. The Vikings haven't been a pushover on defense though. Last week the Vikings stifled Houston's passing game and held one of the league's best offenses to six points.
Week Sixteen Analysis: I don't care if James Jones scored three times last week, Randall Cobb is still the one Packers wide receiver you want on your fantasy roster. Cobb has led the team in targets in five of the last six games and has caught an amazing 19 of 21 targets in the last three weeks. In each of the last two games Cobb has surpassed 100 yards too, and even though Cobb hasn't scored in four weeks, I look for him to change that this week against the Titans. Tennessee has given up 26 passing touchdowns this season, which is one shy of the worst mark in the NFL and have allowed every other NFC North team to throw for multiple scores.
Week Fifteen Analysis: There's really only one Packers' wideout that you can fully trust right now and his name is Randall Cobb. While Cobb hasn't scored in three straight, he's the team leader in targets, receptions, yards and plays of over 20 yards. Not only that, Cobb has caught all 13 passes thrown his way in the last two weeks, so he makes the most out of every opportunity. He should get plenty of chances this week against the Bears. Chicago allowed 15 receptions, 241 yards and two scores to the Seattle wideouts two weeks ago. The Bears will be without star cornerback Tim Jennings, which also helps Cobb's chances.
Week Fourteen Analysis: Randall Cobb caught all six of his targets last week against the Vikings, but put up a modest 62 yards. While he has not scored in either of his last two games, don't forget that he scored six times in the previous four contests and has been targeted six times or more in each of the last seven games. This week Cobb faces a Lions club that he bested for nine catches, 74 yards and a score only three weeks ago. The Lions have had a bit of trouble guarding smaller, faster receivers as of late. In the last five weeks the Lions have allowed 100-yard games or touchdowns Cobb, T.Y. Hilton, Donnie Avery, Jarius Wright and Michael Spurlock. All of the above are under six feet tall.
Week Thirteen Analysis: The only thing that baffles me about Randall Cobb is that the Packers do not give him more rushing attempts. At just over 14 yards per carry, it's a little surprising that Cobb has only had two games in which he's had more than one carry this season. Still, Cobb has been the best offensive weapon for Aaron Rodgers this season, as he's scored or topped 100 yards in six of the last seven games. If you still consider Cobb as the number two option behind Jordy Nelson, that's fine. The Vikings have allowed a touchdown to four of the past five number two wide receivers they've faced.
Week Twelve Analysis: Randall Cobb has quickly become the go-to guy in Green Bay. The versatile wideout has now scored or topped 100 yards in each of the last six games and has come up with six touchdowns in just the last four weeks. Don't sleep on the fact that Cobb is also averaging over 14 yards per rushing attempt and has had five carries in just the last two weeks. This week he faces a Giants squad that has been toasted more often than a Woody Harrelson vacation to Colorado Springs. The Giants have the distinction of being tied for allowing the most touchdowns to opposing wide receivers, they've allowed 15 this season.
Week Eleven Analysis: Randall Cobb has taken advantage of the many injuries that have allowed him to get extra reps. Cobb has posted a score or 100 yards in each of his last five games. He's also recorded five touchdowns in the last three weeks. At this point he has to be considered an every week starter even as Jordy Nelson returns to the lineup. This week Cobb gets a Lions team that has allowed a wideout to score against them in five straight, which includes matchups against the dubious passing attacks of Minnesota and Jacksonville in the last two weeks.
Week Nine Analysis: Without missing a beat, Randall Cobb has replaced Greg Jennings in the Packers starting lineup. In the four weeks since Jennings has been out, Cobb has scored or topped 100 yards in each game and has been a big part in Green Bay's three-game winning streak. In previous weeks we've compared Cobb to Percy Harvin when facing off against a common opponent, this week Cobb faces off against a Cardinals team that Harvin played only two weeks ago. The result for Harvin: four catches, 37 yards, a receiving touchdown to go along with 10 rushing yards. There's a very good chance that Cobb does a Lambeau Leap this weekend too as the Cards have yielded four wide receiver touchdowns in just the last two weeks.
Week Eight Analysis: After his Week 1 performance against the 49ers, most fantasy owners were ready to anoint Randall Cobb as the best wide receiver on the Packers' roster. In true Green Bay fashion, Cobb was shoved back in the drawer and not really heard from again until Week 5 in Indianapolis. Now in the last three weeks, with Greg Jennings in street clothes, they can't seem to keep him out of the end zone, let alone the drawer. Cobb has topped 80 yards in each of the last three games and has three touchdowns over that span. Some say Cobb is a poor man's Percy Harvin. If that's true he should have a fine day against the Jaguars. Jacksonville allowed Harvin to total 104 yards on six receptions and five carries.
Week Two Add: After a very quiet preseason, the Packers unleashed Randall Cobb in the season opener last Sunday. They used him like the Vikings use Percy Harvin: as a runner, receiver, and returner. As a result, he led the team in receptions, lined up in the backfield 19 (!) times, and scored on a punt return. He caught all nine passes that were thrown to him. Meanwhile, Donald Driver lined up for just three snaps. Like Harvin, Cobb is going to be an exciting player with some big game potential, especially if this trend continues. I'd bid $7 on Cobb.