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What to do with Randall Cobb in Week 1 fantasy football

Randall Cobb will start his Texans career in a high-scoring matchup in Kansas City.

Randall Cobb #18 of the Dallas Cowboys runs the ball against the Washington Redskins in the third quarter at AT&T Stadium on December 29, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images

Game update: It was a quiet start for Randall Cobb in Week 1. Deshaun Watson did not target him until garbage time in the fourth quarter. Cobb finished the game with one reception for 17 yards and was overthrown in the end zone on a second pass in the final four minutes of the fourth quarter.

UPDATE 6:45 p.m.: Brandin Cooks will be ACTIVE, per Ian Rapoport. There is no word on any kind of snap limitations, but if he’s active, this is a solid matchup. The big concern is an aggravation of the injury.

Update 6:11 p.m.: Inactives are due at 6:50 p.m. ET, at which point we’ll know if Brandin Cooks is going to play tonight. He is questionable with a quadricep injury, but there was some optimism about his chances of playing.

The Texans tried to replace the production they lost when they traded away DeAndre Hopkins with the acquisitions of Randall Cobb and Brandin Cooks. Of course, you can’t replace Hopkins, but that doesn’t mean Cobb won’t be a useful piece of their offense this season.

Fantasy Football Analysis: Texans WR Randall Cobb

Cobb had a bounce back year in Dallas, as he caught 55 passes for 828 yards and three touchdowns. He did take advantage of an injured Michael Gallup and somewhat injured Amari Cooper to get some of that work, but he showed he is still an NFL caliber threat when healthy.

Start/Sit Recommendation

With David Johnson, Brandin Cooks and Will Fuller V in line for targets, Cobb isn’t going to be guaranteed enough to be considered a must start each week. And his lack of touchdown upside doesn’t make him the dart throw you’re looking for that often. There is a small chance that Cooks misses the game with an injury, which could help Cobb, but Kenny Stills would likely fill Cooks’ role enough for there to not be much change.