The post-post-hype sleeper cometh.
Jared Cook, the 6-foot-5 and 249-pound Tennessee Titans tight end who runs the 40 in an astounding 4.5 seconds, has bee the twinkle in fantasy owners’ eye for going on three years. We don’t simply want him to be good – we know he can be, because we’ve seen it.
If you mute your TV on a football Sunday and listen very carefully – perhaps even closing your eyes and entering a state of meditative Zen – you can hear the thoughts of a hundred thousand fantasy footballers willing Cook to be the gushing fountain of statistical goodness he should be.
Cook, in his fourth year with the Titans, recorded 21 receptions, 335 yards and a touchdown in his final three games of 2011. He finished the 2010 campaign with a similar flourish of hands, speed, and toughness. With each spectacular December, he teased us into locking him in as a draft day value the following August.
And each time, we looked like fools, drunk on potential. Potential and beer.
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