Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb is dealing with an ankle injury and has been ruled out for Week 16 against the Minnesota Vikings, which drastically alters the fantasy value of both Jordy Nelson and Davante Adams.
Cobb had been producing to the tune of 610 yards and four touchdowns on 60 receptions this season, but the Packers have the depth to replace him. The top candidates to step up are Nelson and Adams based on the current pecking order. Here is a look at how they have fared thus far in 2016:
Nelson was Green Bay’s unquestioned No. 1 receiver and quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ favorite target every year from 2011 through 2014, but a torn ACL forced him to miss the entire 2015 campaign.
The former Kansas State standout enjoyed what was by far the best season of his career in 2014 prior to the injury, as he made 98 receptions for 1,519 yards and 13 touchdowns, and …