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Texans signed WR Randall Cobb, formerly of the Cowboys, to a three-year, $27 million contract.

Cobb, 30, will get $18.75 million guaranteed. It's been a tough day at the office for Texans coach/GM Bill O'Brien who traded away DeAndre Hopkins for less compensation than what the Vikings received for Stefon Diggs. While unfair to Cobb, the optics of this move look bad just hours after learning that Hopkins was moved because he wanted more money, but it's unquestionably a good fit for the veteran slot receiver. The Texans obviously have targets up for grabs, and Cobb should be a near every-down player with a high-end quarterback. Cobb could be a double-digit round target in summer fantasy drafts depending on how the NFL Draft goes.

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SOURCE: James Jones on Twitter

Mar 16, 2020, 11:43 PM ET

 

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Randall Cobb caught 2-of-3 targets for 23 yards in the Texans' Week 1 loss to the Chiefs.

Given $18 million guaranteed in free agency, Cobb was a ghost before the meaningless fourth quarter when he saw all three of his targets. The Texans used a lot of 12- and 21-personnel looks, limiting Cobb's snaps as the No. 3 receiver behind Will Fuller and Brandin Cooks. Cobb will have better days ahead, but this was a disappointing opener. He's waiver-wire fodder in 10- and 12-team leagues.

- Rotoworld

 

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Randall Cobb caught 8-of-10 targets for 95 yards in Houston's Week 7 loss to Green Bay.

It's only the second time Cobb has surpassed 60 receiving yards in a game this year. With Jaire Alexander locking down Will Fuller (3/35/1), Cobb benefited from the slot (but still failed to capture his second touchdown of the year). With Brandin Cooks concertedly involved on 30 targets since Bill O'Brien was let go, Cobb is merely considered the third wideout for an uninspiring offense. He'll remain a WR5 for deeper leagues in Week 9 against Jacksonville.

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The Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson reports teams have called the Texans about the availability of Randall Cobb.

Cobb is coming off an 8-95 line on 10 targets against the Packers in Week 7, so this might be the time to sell high on him ahead of Tuesday's trade deadline. The 30-year-old slot man inked a three-year deal with Houston in the offseason and has posted a meager 30-372-2 line on 38 targets through seven games. It wouldn't take much to acquire him.

SOURCE: Aaron Wilson on Twitter

Oct 28, 2020, 1:37 PM ET

 

 

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Randall Cobb (toe) could be placed on injured reserve. 

Cobb exited Week 11's game with the toe injury. A trip to IR would mean the Texans' slot receiver would be out for at least three weeks. Without Cobb for Houston's Thanksgiving game against Detroit, Keke Coutee will have value in PPR formats. Coutee ran 26 pass routes and caught two passes -- one for a touchdown -- in Week 11 after Cobb left the game. Thirty-five of Cobb's 47 targets this season have come on slot routes. Coutee should be regarded as a WR3 in PPR formats for Week 12. 

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SOURCE: Aaron Wilson on Twitter 

Nov 23, 2020, 11:55 AM ET

 

 

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Texans placed WR Randall Cobb (toe) on injured reserve.

Cobb will miss at least the next three games. With only six weeks left, it's possible Cobb gets shut down, but the Texans are "leaving open the possibility" of him returning later this season. With Kenny Stills (leg) also sidelined, Keke Coutee could step in for Cobb in three-wide sets.

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Randall Cobb (toe, IR) acknowledged there's a "strong chance" he doesn't play again this season.

Cobb is eligible to return in Week 15 but isn't expected to be activated. He's in a walking boot and will visit with a specialist before determining the next steps. If Cobb needs surgery, he'll be shut down for the rest of the season. Signed to a three-year, $27 million contract with $18 million guaranteed, Cobb's $12.3 million dead money hit in 2021 makes him a lock to be back with the Texans.

SOURCE: Houston Chronicle

Dec 12, 2020, 12:15 PM ET

 

 

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Texans interim head coach Romeo Crennel said there's "a good possibility" Randall Cobb (toe, IR) is out for the remainder of the season. 

Cobb acknowledged as much last week. He'll be eligible to return from injured reserve in Week 15 but it looks like Houston will go the rest of the season without their main slot receiver. Cobb's absence has opened up snaps and targets for Keke Coutee, who is a low-end WR2 in PPR leagues going forward. 

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SOURCE: Sarah Barshop on Twttier 

Dec 14, 2020, 11:44 AM ET

 

 

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Yeah, I'm not thinking that is really a solid source. Trey Wingo? 

Way to get me excited about my two-dollar off-season auction win for nothin'. Bummer. 

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36 minutes ago, Ghost Rider said:

What a strange twist.  I get that QB's like receivers with whom they have a good established chemistry, but Cobb wasn't worth a damn his last few years WITH the Packers and is not even that good now.  Weird. 

Also has a pretty big contract I think.  Something like $8 or $9mil.  Will likely mean the end of the line for one of the younger WRs who were on the team last year - Funchess (opted out), Equanimeous St. Brown, Malik Taylor.  Not really a huge deal, but might be a minor wrench in the plan.

 

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He is likely restructuring and/or Houston eating some of it.

Why it makes sense…veteran presence and convince Rodgers that they will listen to him.  And he is already mentoring young Amari Rodgers so being together can help that.

Do I expect much from him?  No.  Not at all.

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24 minutes ago, sho nuff said:

He is likely restructuring and/or Houston eating some of it.

Why it makes sense…veteran presence and convince Rodgers that they will listen to him.  And he is already mentoring young Amari Rodgers so being together can help that.

Do I expect much from him?  No.  Not at all.

But what does this do to Amari's stats for 2021 is the real question

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15 minutes ago, Helaire-ious said:

But what does this do to Amari's stats for 2021 is the real question

Probably not much.  As a rookie wr in GB I don’t think he had a ton of overall value this year.  Its the Davante show…with leftovers for MVS and Lazard…Tonyan and Jones.

 

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7 minutes ago, robb said:

Who does this trade leave as the WR to have in Houston other than Cooks?

Collins outside, Coutee/Miller in the slot. Collins has the upside but curious if Miller can play up to his potential or if someone like Coutee can hold onto the mini spurt he had late last year.

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16 hours ago, Ghost Rider said:

What a strange twist.  I get that QB's like receivers with whom they have a good established chemistry, but Cobb wasn't worth a damn his last few years WITH the Packers and is not even that good now.  Weird. 

Just Rodgers flexing his muscles. Can't really trust his judgement on WRs. He was upset they let Kumerow go.

Cobb will have to restructure his contract and take a pay cut. If I was Cobb I'd be upset at Rodgers for having a hand in the trade and the subsequent pay cut that is going to come with it.

As a Packer fan I'd be upset at Rodgers if they give up anything more than a 7th for Cobb

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16 hours ago, massraider said:

I want his career to end so badly, only because I hate this thread title.  

Cobb the TD Robber? Or Rodgers, the diva of all divas, more than any WR ever? Or both?

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9 minutes ago, osubuckeyeman said:

Hmmm...I'm sure they will find a way for Cobb to get his money. They most likely going to restructure Rodger's contract to free up some cap space. 

Rodgers is being restructured, as reported - but that just means pushing cap hits out to 2023.  The trade off for the Packers and Rodgers in this deal is they are going "all-in" this season. It puts severe pressure on the team for 2023 and beyond, likely involving good young assets like Jaire Alexander, Rashan Gary, Jenkins and others.

 

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Im guessing GB won't be paying him 8 million.

On Rodgers contract...I will wait to see.  I don't think its something that is going to throw them into a bad position with guys like Jaire and so on...

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Packers acquired WR Randall Cobb in a trade with the Texans. 

Rodgers' return to the Packers was reportedly partly contingent on trading for Cobb, who spent his first eight NFL seasons in Green Bay as Rodgers' main slot weapon. Now 31, Cobb is back with the Pack, presumably as their starting slot wideout. It's a setback for the fantasy value of rookie WR Amari Rodgers, who seemed primed to take on the slot role this season. ESPN's Rob Demovsky suggested Cobb could "mentor" Amari Rodgers this year. Cobb left the Packers in 2018, playing a single season with the Cowboys before signing an inexplicably rich three year, $27 million deal with Houston. Cobb caught 38 of 48 targets in 2020 for 441 yards and three TDs in ten games for the Texans. Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst insisted Wednesday that Rodgers "has the same input he's always had" on player personnel -- a tough sell for the humbled GM. Cobb is going to have weekly fantasy value in 2021, whether fantasy managers like it or not. He could be a WR3 in PPR formats. 

SOURCE: Adam Schefter on Twitter 

Jul 28, 2021, 9:40 AM ET

 

 

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3 hours ago, osubuckeyeman said:

Maybe Green Bay won't if they can swing it with Houston to cover a portion of that. If not then Green Bay will pay it.

https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/packers-reportedly-agree-to-trade-for-randall-cobb-fulfilling-aaron-rodgers-request-cobb-tweets-approval/#:~:text=The Packers are sending a,fits under the salary cap.

 

Looks like a 6th round pick and Houston eats $3million.

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4 hours ago, sho nuff said:

Rodgers is a moron for wanting them to waste a 6th and $5M on Cobb

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6 minutes ago, Alex P Keaton said:

Rodgers is a moron for wanting them to waste a 6th and $5M on Cobb

Ehh…there are worse things.  But I have some bias here as I have been a huge fan of Cobb since Kentucky and even saw  him when he was at Alcoa HS

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Cobb is in his 11th season. In his last 34 G he has 9 TDs. The last time he scored as many as 4 was 2017, the last time he had 6 TDs was 2015. He hasn’t been fantasy relevant since.

Who cares, if it costs $5M & a Sixth to placate him, then it’s worth it IMO. The league is a more fun place with Rodgers in it.

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1 minute ago, osubuckeyeman said:

So no worries for the other weapons at all. You think of the same as you did prior to the Cobb trade? No right or wrong answer. I'm just curious.

I currently have Davante Adams on my dynasty roster, so adding any other Packers receivers holds zero interest for me.

If Cobb has anything left in the gas tank he will trim some of the numbers away from some of the other Packers collection of secondary receivers, as those targets would have been dispersed to the collective. 

I would potentially grab Amari Rodgers if this news causes him to slip below his ADP in rookie drafts, as the coaches made some comments the other day that Amari isn’t viewed as just a slot weapon.

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1 hour ago, osubuckeyeman said:

If you have some of the other weapons in the offense Funchess, MVS, Lazard, Amari Rodgers, and Tonyan how worried are you about Aaron looking for Cobb on first or 2nd reads?

What are you doing? Are you interested in Cobb or staying far away?

 

My opinion is that this solidifies Aaron's floor, and nothing else.  Adams's role and projections should be unchanged.  Tonyan is still the only other pass catcher I want any part of on the entire roster, and I can't project his TD output to be what it was last year.  He's a fine bye week TE, but probably can't be relied on for anything else.

If Adams misses any time, one of the other WRs will have value, but it feels like a game of Russian Roulette to guess which one it will be.

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4 minutes ago, osubuckeyeman said:

I agree with most of this but think you might be a little low on Tonyan. He might regress for sure but he finished in the top 5 of most leagues. I can see him still being a top 10 tight end. He could be 8, 9, or 10.  I do think Cobb hurts the other wr value a little. That said you always have Arod wild card. I think Cobb is a viable pickup if you can afford him at the bottom of your roster. 

Then you and I are in agreement.  Anything after TE6 is useless except as a Pray For TD This Week option.

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3 hours ago, osubuckeyeman said:

How much will Randall be involved out of the slot?

What are you doing? Are you interested in Cobb or staying far away?

 

I took Randall at 15.1 of a BB draft two days ago and I'm down for that cost especially if I'm need of a WR, which I badly was.

Aaron's got an ego,  whole world knows he's the one responsible for Cobb coming into town and it's on him and I expect him to make solid use of him with the obvious disclaimer of when he's healthy.

Rodgers desire to bring in Cobb and his comments on Kumerow being the second best WR on the team in last years' camp make it obvious how he views the other WR's on the roster, but he's not really ever worked with Amari Rodgers so maybe he'll impress him.

 

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