Fantasy Football start/sit advice, TNF: Jared Cook

Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

The Rams tight end has been cold for two weeks after a dominant opening game. Should he be a go for Week 4?

Tight end Jared Cook will try to get back on the right track Thursday night when the St. Louis Rams host the San Francisco 49ers. Cook has had a quiet two games since his huge Week 1 outing against the Arizona Cardinals.

Cook caught seven of his 10 targets in Week 1 for 141 yards and two touchdowns, narrowly missing a third score when the ball was stripped just before he entered the end zone. In the two weeks since, Cook has six catches total for 54 yards.

Fantasy impact: As Cook has gone, so have gone the Rams so far. In his huge Week 1, the team won, 27-24, but they have lost consecutive games 31-24 and 31-7 at the same time that he's gone ice cold.

The 49ers have shut down opposing tight ends the last couple weeks, though their opponents -- Zach Miller and Coby Fleener -- are not tight ends on the same level as Cook. In Week 1, San Francisco gave up 56 yards and a score to opposing tight end Jermichael Finley.

With the tight end position -- after Jimmy Graham, Julius Thomas and Jordan Cameron -- struggling as an entire unit so far this season, Cook is still just about a must-start. Our tight end rankings list him seventh at the position, and that's assuming Rob Gronkowski plays. Cook needs to be out there in the vast majority of leagues.

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