Cook drew a team-high seven targets, one more than Kendricks. Cook caught a 2-yard score late in the fourth quarter, giving him five touchdowns. He finishes the year with 51 catches for 671 yards, disappointing numbers given his huge contract. Kendricks had 32 receptions for 258 yards and four scores.
Cook was targeted just twice in the passing game. He hauled in both passes for 27 yards, with a long reception of 21 yards.
Cook enters Week 17 against the Seahawks with 641 yards receiving on 46 receptions.
Cook hit a new low in Week 15 against New Orleans with one catch for 8 yards on one target, all season-low marks. He watched as the two other tight ends for the Rams, Cory Harkey and Lance Kendricks, both scored touchdowns against New Orleans with more catches and yards.
Cook has just two games with double digits in Fantasy points on the season and has been a bust. He should not be started against the Buccaneers, who have allowed just three tight ends to score double digits in Fantasy points and six touchdowns.
If the assurance of a few catches and 30 or 40 yards with the hope of a big game is good enough for your Fantasy team at tight end,
Cook has exceeded 10 points just three times this season - all of them in games in which he scored a touchdown. But he has scored at least six points nine times. He has been steady, but quite unspectacular for the
Worsening matters this week is that the New Orleans defense ranks sixth in the NFL against opposing tight ends and third overall in both yards given up through the air (2,591) and passing touchdowns surrendered (15).
At this point, it might be tough for those using Cook as a No. 1 tight end to secure a better point producer at that position. But scour your waiver wire for a player who also scores steady points and might have a better matchup. Keep him in your lineups if you must and hope for the best - just don't expect much.
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