Brandin Cooks had himself another fine ball game on Sunday against the Vikings. He caught 8 balls on 10 targets for 74 yards. He now has two 70-plus receiving yard games in his first three professional games. He is averaging 8 targets per game through three weeks which is right where he needs to be. Cooks also has 49 rushing yards this season but don’t expect more than one rushing attempt per game from the rookie burner. Cooks is available in 3-40% of fantasy leagues.
I mentioned on this site after the 2014 NFL draft that Allen Robinson was a great pick up for the Jags while Marqise Lee was vastly overrated. Robinson caught 7 balls on 10 targets for 79 yards against the Colts in week three. He had 75 receiving yards last week on just 6 targets. Jacksonville will be on the road in San Diego in week four which means the Jags will be passing the ball a ton. Blake Bortles did look good today and had 2 touchdown passes while Chad Henne took three sacks in limited time. Allen Robinson cannot be trusted to be a consistent fantasy performer but his play certainly deserves attention at this point. He is available in 92-99% of fantasy leagues.
The Tennessee ground game and the Jacksonville passing game received some much needed help in round two of the 2014 NFL draft.
Analysis: The Titans picked up running back Bishop Sankey in the second round. Sankey should get tons of carries this year with the aging and mediocre Shonn Greene coming off of yet another knee surgery. Keep in mind that the Tennessee offensive line ranks in the top third of the NFL and Jake Locker is developing into a solid quarterback which teams will have to respect. It will all depend on Sankey’s ADP but his fantasy future looks bright.
The Jags picked up wide outs Marqise Lee and Allen Robinson in the second round. Lee is a fine athlete and may have a good career but too many brainwashed couch experts wanted him to go in the mid to late first round. If Lee had played his college ball in Iowa the hype just wouldn’t be there, period. Regardless, Lee could be on the end of 100 targets this coming season. However, Allen Robinson is the intriguing one here. He’s 6’2″ 220 pounds and has a 39 inch vertical to go along with great hands and exceptional body control. Outside of Cecil Shorts the Jags have nothing out wide so the Lee/Robinson training camp/preseason positional battle will be fun to monitor.