How to choose between short-route guys Randall Cobb and Golden Tate
The game of football, and thus fantasy football, has been changing, and that has made shorter guys who run shorter routes more fantasy relevant. In fact, there were four sub-six-foot wide receivers that finished in the top 12 in each of the last two seasons.
There were three wide receivers last year who had at least 100 targets and an average depth of target of less than 8.0 yards. Jarvis Landry was one, and he was covered last week. The other two were Randall Cobb and Golden Tate. Considering their unorthodox player profile, should they to be trusted in 2015, and which one should you draft first? Let’s take it bit-by-bit:
When comparing the two over the course of their careers, they’ve been in completely different situations as far as their passer has been concerned. Cobb has been with a future Hall of Fame quarterback in Aaron Rodgers since day one, and still is, while Tate has gone from Matt Hasselbeck to Tarvaris Jackson to Russell Wilson, and now has Matthew Stafford. While Tate cannot help this category, it’s something that matters. Advantage: Cobb