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Fantasy football start/sit advice, Week 7: Randall Cobb a tricky call vs. Bears

Taking a look at Randall Cobb’s fantasy potential in Week 7 when the Packers face the Bears.

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The Green Bay Packers are no longer listing Randall Cobb on the Week 7 injury report. He is now good to go after a neck injury cost him a few practices over the past two weeks.

Cobb and the Packers’ offense have been struggling to find consistency this year, but at least the veteran receiver has been more involved in recent weeks. After getting just 10 targets from Weeks 2-3, Cobb has been targeted 22 times over the past two games while catching 16 balls for 161 yards and one score.

Cobb has reached the end zone just once this season, but he is starting to have a bigger role in the passing game after he was a ghost for most of the first month of the season.

Now, Cobb will face the Chicago Bears on Thursday Night Football. Because the Packers have so little depth at running back, we should see him get several touches out of the backfield in this game.

Fantasy Impact: Yahoo! ranks Cobb as the 24th-best receiver in Week 7. He faces a Bears defense allowing the 14th-most fantasy points to receivers over the past three weeks.

Even though Cobb has struggled this season, his upside in this offense remains high between playing receiver and running back. Start him this week.