Now in their huge Week 8 matchup with the Los Angeles Rams they're getting back two of their top receivers: Randall Cobb and Geronimo Allison. They'll both see targets from their grateful quarterback, but which player is the better fantasy play?
McCarthy says based off Wednesday's padded practice, he believes Randall Cobb and Geronimo Allison are on pace to play Sunday in LA. Same for CB Jaire Alexander.— Ryan Wood (@ByRyanWood) October 25, 2018
Cobb: 27 targets, 17 receptions, 194 yards, 1 touchdown
Allison: 29 targets, 19 receptions, 289 yards, 2 touchdowns
Allison has played in one more game than Cobb this season, which is why he's ahead in all the stats, but even if you take out the game that Allison played in without Cobb, Allison is still ahead in yards and touchdowns.
Geronimo has been good all year. Cobb has been spotty, at best.— John Paulsen (@4for4_John) October 25, 2018
Here are their weekly fantasy performances before getting hurt:
Cobb: 24.7 points, 5 points, 2.2 points
Allison: 15.4 points, 9.4 points, 14.6 points, 11 points
Cobb was getting more targets before he got hurt but he wasn't doing a lot with them. Allison was getting fewer targets but doing more with less. He was also far more consistent in his fantasy production.
With Davante Adams taking up a lot of targets, it's hard to know who will be favored coming back from injury, but it seems
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