Randall Cobb's career arc has been a strange one. After showing flashes of elite playmaking ability as a rookie, he broke out as a sophomore in 2012 with 954 yards and 8 touchdowns. He built up to a peak of 1,287 yards and 12 TDs on 91 catches in 2014.
Since then, however, his decline has been pretty steady, even though he is only turning 31 years old this offseason.
He clearly played his best football with Aaron Rodgers as a Green Bay Packer early in his career, and that means his fantasy football outlook gets a nice boost from being traded back to Green Bay. At Rodgers' request, no less.
Randall Cobb Fantasy
Cobb will likely slot in as the No. 2 WR in Green Bay, sitting behind only Davante Adams in the pecking order. Even during his decline toward the end of his first stint with the Packers, Cobb averaged 6.4 targets per game across his last three seasons. That's good for more than 100 targets per season on a 16-game pace.
Playing second fiddle to an elite wideout again could also be exactly what Cobb needs to thrive. His best season came in 2014, when Jordy Nelson also had his best season (1,519 yards and 13 touchdowns).
Nelson only had one more elite season after that, which also happened to be when Cobb posted his highest average for yards per target (7.3) among his final four seasons with the Pack.
Adams is at least as good as a prime Jordy Nelson, and that should allow Cobb to once again work without being the focal point of opposing defenses.
Cobb suddenly becomes a very interesting late-round flyer in fantasy football drafts, even though he doesn't check in as a top-50 wideout in The Duel's 2021 fantasy football rankings.
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