Jared Cook is having a productive fantasy season for the Saints, ranking second best in average DraftKings fantasy points (DKFP) per game among TE on DraftKings’ four-game NFL slate this weekend. If Zach Ertz were unable to play due to injury, Cook would enter the slate as the most productive fantasy tight end on a per game basis among available players. Among Showdown options, he is the eighth-ranked salary ($10,200/$6,800) and the seventh most productive player.
Fantasy football analysis: New Orleans Saints TE Jared Cook
Cook has not seen strong target volume lately, averaging just three targets per game over his last four games, but with Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara commanding so much attention from opposing defenses, Cook has found his way into the end zone at a high clip. Cook has scored five TDs over his last four games, and his nine receiving TDs on the season ranked second best among all tight ends during the regular season.
Cook’s TD upside remains in tact this week in a home matchup in New Orleans, which is a very favorable passing environment. The Saints have also been given a total points of 28.5 on DraftKings Sportsbook, which is comfortably the highest projected offensive output among teams this weekend. With the matchup looking like it will be high-scoring, Cook will be in good position again to threaten with touchdowns, and a boost in target volume could give him big fantasy upside.
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