Jared Cook and Brandon Myers had big games in week twelve but it is unlikely they can sustain it in the future.
Analysis: Jared Cook caught 4 balls on 5 targets for 80 yards and a touchdown against the Bears this week. Cook has not had a five reception game since week three when Sam Bradford was quarterback for the Rams. This was also Cook’s first 50-plus receiving yard game since week one. To make matters worse, Kellen Clemens has only completed 19 passes in the last two games for the Rams. The targets, receptions and yards will not be reliable going forward. Cook is available in 30-50% of fantasy leagues.
Brandon Myers caught a touchdown Sunday afternoon against Dallas and recorded 39 receiving yards. Myers is owned in 20-70% of fantasy leagues despite having an awful year. He has not surpassed 45 receiving yards since week two and has one touchdown(today) since week one. Lower tier tight ends like Brandon Pettigrew and Heath Miller have been outperforming Myers for months yet are available in more leagues.
Oakland tight end Brandon Myers caught 14 balls for 130 yards and a score Sunday against the Cleveland Browns.
Analysis: Brandon Myers has caught at least five balls in seven of his last eight contests and he has four touchdowns in his last five games. He isn’t a sexy fantasy player but he is a Raider tight end and that is a great thing to be at the moment. Oakland does not even have a semblance of a running game. Carson Palmer has thrown at least 40 passing attempts in five of his last seven games and no one is benefiting more than one Brandon Myers. Myers was targeted 15 times Sunday and has 38 targets over his last four games. All this twenty-seven year old does is produce these days.
Keeping his huge game Sunday in mind it is a must to pick Brandon Myers up now if you even have a chance to. He is outperforming the majority of the tight ends in the NFL and only four weeks are left in the season to capitalize. He’s available in over seventy percent of leagues and he may reach 1,000 receiving yards this year… unbelievable!