Draft Zone: 10th Ranked Wide Receiver – Packers Randall Cobb

The Green Bay Packers Randall Cobb is the 10th ranked wide receiver in this year’s fantasy draft standings. With an average draft position (ADP) of 29, that puts Cobb in the middle of the 3rd round of 12-team drafts.

Cobb was a great fantasy sleeper last season. He wasn’t highly publicized at the beginning of 2012, but he finished the year with 80 catches for 954 yards and eight touchdowns in 15 games.

The third-year player out of Kentucky was able to shine in the absence of Jordy Nelson, who battled leg injuries last year. Now, Nelson is going to sit out at least the entire preseason with another knee injury.

Nelson’s injury could open the door again for Cobb to shine. However, fantasy owners should be a bit concerned that Cobb sat out of practice Tuesday with a biceps injury — although reports say it isn’t serious.

The Packers had the ninth-best passing offense in the NFL in 2012, and the team boasts the best quarterback in the league with Aaron Rodgers.

It’s safe to say that fantasy owners are probably going to want to start whoever the top-two receivers are for the cheeseheads. But the way things are going in Green Bay, owners should continue to monitor the injury report.

If healthy, Cobb should have good value in the third round, as the Packers will continue to air it out with Rodgers at the helm.


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