College: South Carolina | 10 years
Height: 6'5" | Weight: 254 lbs
Birth Date: 4/7/1987
2019 Bye Week: 9
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 TE
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New Orleans Saints TE Jared Cook will sign a 2-year, $15.5 million contract with the team Tuesday, March 25. Cook will receive a guaranteed $8 million in his first year of the deal.
Fantasy Spin: Cook posted career receiving highs across the board last season with the Raiders, catching 68-of-101 targets for 896 yards and six TDs to finish fifth among fantasy tight ends. Even though the Saints have a few more passing-game weapons than last season's Raiders, Cook's fantasy ceiling is just as high as the Saints have been searching for a reliable, full-time tight end since Jimmy Graham's departure after the 2014 season.
The New Orleans Saints are expected to sign free-agent tight end Jared Cook, sources told NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Cook, who turns 32 next month, had a career year with the Raiders in 2018, catching 68 passes for 896 yards and six touchdowns. The veteran can stretch opposing defenses down the seam and should open up more space for star receiver Michael Thomas on the outside. While it would be foolish to expect Cook to put up better numbers than he did in Oakland, he should remain a strong TE1 option in the high-flying offense of the Saints.
Free-agent TE Jared Cook (Raiders) is expected to sign with the New Orleans Saints Thursday, March 21.
Fantasy Spin: Cook had a big year last year, and he could be in line for a bigger one in the Saints' offense. He'll be a low-end TE1 in fantasy with the Saints.
Free-agent TE Jared Cook (Raiders) is close to an agreement with the New Orleans Saints, according to a source.
Fantasy Spin: Cook is coming off the best season of his career but would have a chance to improve on those stats with the Saints. He likely would have a solid role in the Saints passing game and likely would be a No. 1 tight end in most fantasy leagues.
Updating a previous report, free-agent DE Ziggy Ansah (Lions) and free-agent TE Jared Cook (Raiders) visited the New Orleans Saints Thursday, March 14, but left without deals in place.
Free-agent TE Jared Cook (Raiders) and DE Ziggy Ansah (Lions) will visit the New Orleans Saints Thursday, March 14.
Free-agent TE Jared Cook (Raiders) is scheduled to meet with the New Orleans Saints Thursday, March 14, according to a source.
Fantasy Spin: Cook is coming off a career year and is the top tight end available in free-agency. He likely would have a solid role in the passing game if he joins the Saints and would be a No. 1 fantasy tight end in all leagues.
Oakland Raiders impending free-agent TE Jared Cook is a player that the Raiders would like to re-sign, but the team may wait to see what he is being offered in free agency before making a final decision on Cook, according to general manager Mike Mayock.
Fantasy Spin: Cook is coming off the best season of his career and should receive interest from multiple teams in free agency. He probably should be considered a No. 1 tight end in most fantasy leagues next season no matter where he signs.
The Buffalo Bills may be interested in signing someone like Philadelphia Eagles WR Golden Tate, Dallas Cowboys WR Cole Beasley or Oakland Raiders TE Jared Cook in free agency, in the opinion of Forbes' Curtis Rush.
Oakland Raiders TE Jared Cook caught three passes for 71 yards against the NFC in the 2019 Pro Bowl.
Fantasy Spin: Cook posted career highs in receptions (68), yards (896) and touchdowns (six) this season. He likely will receive plenty of interest if he hits the free-agent market and could be a low-end No. 1 tight end in fantasy leagues next season.
Oakland Raiders impending free-agent TE Jared Cook will be re-signed if head coach Jon Gruden has his way, but Gruden admitted that Cook will be a popular name on the free-agent market.
Fantasy Spin: Cook was one of the few bright spots for the Raiders this season, and maybe the lone bright spot. He's a top-five fantasy tight end candidate now after finishing 2018 as the TE5.
Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden said the team would like to re-sign impending free-agent tight end Jared Cook, but he knows the market for his services will be competitive. He'll be in high demand after he set career highs across the board in catches (68), targets (101), yards (896) and touchdowns (six) for the Raiders. Given the sad state of the tight end position in fantasy, Cook was a strong TE1 this year and will likely be drafted as one again this year, depending on where he lands. Staying in Oakland might be the best for his value.
Oakland Raiders tight end Jared Cook posted a very slow game against the Chiefs to end the season. He finished with only three catches for 28 yards and was caught looking bad on an interception. Cook was looking like a top-tier fantasy tight end for a few weeks when he had four touchdowns in a six-week stretch but ended the season scoreless in four straight weeks and three or receptions in three of those four games. He is under contract with the Raiders next season and should make a mid-tier fantasy option due to the inconsistency he showed at times this year.
Oakland Raiders TE Jared Cook (ribs) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 28, but is not on the injury report for Week 17.
Fantasy Spin: Cook should be able to play this week as long as he can deal with the pain from his injured ribs. He has been on a cold streak over the last few weeks but can still be a low-end No. 1 tight end in leagues.
Oakland Raiders DB Montrel Meander (quad) did not practice Friday, Dec. 28, and has been ruled out for Week 17 against the Kansas City Chiefs. DT Maurice Hurst (ankle) was limited in practice Friday and is listed as questionable. CB Gareon Conley (concussion) fully participated in practice Friday and is also listed as questionable. TE Jared Cook (ribs) and C Rodney Hudson (ankle, knee) were limited in practice Friday but no longer appear on the injury report. DT Johnathan Hankins (shoulder), S Karl Joseph (neck), OL Kelechi Osemele (toe), RB Jalen Richard (ankle), FB Keith Smith (calf), TE Lee Smith (back), LB Kyle Wilber (hamstring) and OL Denver Kirkland (illness) were full participants at practice Friday and have also been removed from the injury report.
Oakland Raiders TE Jared Cook (ribs) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 27.
Fantasy Spin: Cook appears to have a decent chance to play in Week 17, but owners will know more about his status in the next day or two. He can be considered a low-end No. 1 tight end if he is active this week.
Oakland Raiders TE Jared Cook (ribs) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 26.
Fantasy Spin: Owners should know more about Cook's status for the Week 17 game later in the week. He is coming off two disappointing games but has been one of the better tight ends in the NFL this season. He can be a starting option in all leagues if he is active.
Oakland Raiders tight end Jared Cook was unable to make a big impact against the Broncos, as the running game carried most of the offense. Cook finished with only two catches for 20 yards and no touchdowns, which gives him only two catches in each of his last two games. Cook had been one of the most consistent fantasy options in the Raiders offense throughout the season, but things have slowed as the season comes to an end. He has one final game to round off his strong season, as he is up against the Chiefs, who have a very soft pass defense, which is shown by Cook's stats from the first time they played. He had seven catches for 100 yards and one touchdown, a level of production which should be within the range of outcomes this coming week.
Oakland Raiders TE Jared Cook was kept in check in Week 16 Monday, Dec. 24, against the Denver Broncos, securing only two of three targets for 20 yards.
Fantasy Spin: Cook let down his fantasy owners big time in this one, though to be fair, the 10-year veteran has basically been a godsend for those trying to shore up the tight end position on their roster. In fact, he's already logged career bests in touchdowns, receptions and yards. Despite the off night, he'll keep his TE1 status entering the season finale.
Oakland Raiders TE Jared Cook managed just two grabs for 23 yards on five targets in Week 15 against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Fantasy Spin: Cook entered on a heater with back-to-back 100-yard games, and he had three scores in the previous four games. Fantasy owners were certainly disappointed in this one. He'll look to rebound in Week 16 against the Denver Broncos on Monday night.