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What to do with Jared Cook in fantasy football Week 16

Can Jared Cook find the endzone in a Week 16 match-up with the Tennessee Titans?

New Orleans Saints tight end Jared Cook is defended by Indianapolis Colts cornerback Quincy Wilson in the second quarter at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

When healthy this season, Jared Cook has been a reliable option at the tight end position. He got off to a slow start, but since Week 5 he has averaged 14.3 fantasy points per game. He has a favorable match-up against the Titans defense and will look to find the end zone this week, as he failed to do so in Week 15 against the Colts. We break down the fantasy football implications below.

Fantasy football analysis, New Orleans Saints tight end, Jared Cook

While he did not find the end zone last week, Cook has scored six TDs in the stretch of eight games played since Week 5. Over the past three weeks the Titans defense has allowed an average of 12.8 points per game to tight ends, including a 7.6 point performance to Nick O’Leary who averages 2.7 points per game on the year. An average of 12.8 points per game would land a tight end in the No. 8 ranking at the position on the year. With passes coming from the NFL’s all time leading touchdown scorer,Drew Brees, and a friendly match-up, Jared Cook belongs in fantasy line-ups this week.

Start/Sit Recommendation:

Start Cook as a low end TE1.