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Jerricho Cotchery | Wide Receiver

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 6/16/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 205
College: North Carolina State
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Jerricho Cotchery caught three passes for 25 yards in the Panthers' Week 17 win over the Falcons.
He caught all three of his targets. Cam Newton attempted just 16 passes on the day with the Panthers smoking Atlanta. Cotchery is efficient in catching balls that come his way, but he doesn't do much after-the-catch. He'll be a chain-mover for the Panthers in the Wild Card Round against the Cardinals. Dec 28 - 9:10 PM

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Jerricho Cotchery secured 5-of-5 targets for 46 yards in the Panthers' Week 16 win over the Browns.

Particularly early in the game, Cotchery was a first-down machine on a day where Carolina's passing attack largely sputtered. The Panthers will need Cotchery to continue to play efficient football when they play the Falcons for the NFC South title in Week 17.
Dec 21 - 4:17 PM

Jerricho Cotchery secured 5-of-5 targets for 47 yards and a touchdown in the Panthers' Week 15 win over the Bucs.

Cotchery caught his first touchdown of the season from two yards out in the third quarter. Although Cotchery is still capable of being a useful possession threat, he is No. 3 in line for targets on the Panthers, and sometimes No. 4 depending on how heavily utilized the running backs are in a given week. Cotchery will be a low-ceiling WR4/5 in Week 16 against the Browns.
Dec 14 - 5:34 PM

Jerricho Cotchery caught 1-of-2 targets for nine yards in Carolina's Week 14 win over the Saints.

Cotchery has grown less effective as the season has worn on, and is miles from WR5 relevance.
Dec 7 - 6:35 PM

Jerricho Cotchery caught two passes for 20 yards in the Panthers' Week 13 loss to the Vikings.

This has become the norm for Cotchery. He was targeted five times, but can't separate anywhere on the field. We can continue to ignore Cotchery across the board.
Nov 30 - 5:46 PM

Jerricho Cotchery caught two passes for 43 yards in the Panthers' Week 11 loss to the Falcons.

Cotchery was targeted just four times after drawing a team-high seven looks last week. He simply can't separate anymore, and isn't doing fantasy owners any good unless he's scoring touchdowns, which he's yet to do this season. Cotchery is obviously off the fantasy radar.
Nov 16 - 6:09 PM

Jerricho Cotchery (hamstring) is probable for Week 11.

Cotchery missed practice time, but his hamstring injury won't keep him out of Sunday's game. He should start in two-wide sets opposite Kelvin Benjamin.
Nov 14 - 5:41 PM

Jerricho Cotchery (hamstring) returned to Panthers practice Thursday, getting in a full session.

He'll be good to go against the Falcons. Cotchery is a weak WR5.
Nov 13 - 5:28 PM

Jerricho Cotchery (hamstring) is expected to play against the Falcons Sunday.

Cotchery sat out Wednesday and may sit out Thursday as well, but it appears precautionary. The veteran hasn't caught more than three passes in a game since Week 5.
Nov 13 - 9:01 AM

Jerricho Cotchery (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday.

Cotchery suffered a hamstring injury late in Monday night's loss. Kelvin Benjamin would be a candidate for 10-plus targets if Cotchery misses time.
Nov 12 - 5:43 PM

Jerricho Cotchery caught two passes for 15 yards in the Panthers' Week 10 loss to the Eagles.

Cotchery was targeted a team-high seven times, but predictable couldn't separate from defensive backs. The Panthers mind-numbingly kept calling deep shots for Cotchery. He was easily blanketed by Bradley Fletcher down the sideline. Cotchery has yet to find the end zone in 2014.
Nov 11 - 12:31 AM

Jerricho Cotchery caught 2-of-5 targets for 59 yards in Carolina's Week 9 loss to the Saints.

Cotchery could have had a third grab, but let a deep reception get knocked out of his hands as he took a huge shot to the back on an under-thrown ball. A world-class touchdown vulture for the Steelers in 2013, Cotchery has yet to score this season.
Oct 31 - 12:17 AM

Jerricho Cotchery caught three passes for 33 yards in Sunday's Week 8 loss to the Seahawks.

Even with Richard Sherman shadowing Kelvin Benjamin, Cotchery couldn't get loose. The 32-year-old possession receiver is now on pace for 52 catches, 632 yards and zero touchdowns halfway through his first year in Carolina. Even in plus matchups like Thursday's against the Saints, Cotchery will be a WR4 at best.
Oct 26 - 4:20 PM

Jerricho Cotchery caught 3-of-8 targets for 21 yards in the Panthers' Week 7 loss to the Packers.

A brutally inefficient day, but it wasn't Cotchery's fault. The Panthers simply never got into rhythm on offense. Cotchery has yet to score this season, severely under-cutting his WR4/5 floor.
Oct 19 - 6:45 PM

Jerricho Cotchery caught four passes for 58 yards in the Panthers' Week 6 tie with the Bengals.

Cotchery was targeted 10 times on the day, finishing second on the team behind Greg Olsen. His biggest play was one he couldn't capitalize on. Cam Newton threw a perfect pass to Cotchery in the end zone in overtime, but it went through Cotchery's hands in the eventual tie. Cotchery is a low-upside WR4.
Oct 12 - 5:41 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Cam Newton
2Derek Anderson
3Joe Webb
RB1DeAngelo Williams
2Jonathan Stewart
3Fozzy Whittaker
GLB1Jonathan Stewart
2DeAngelo Williams
3RB1Jonathan Stewart
2DeAngelo Williams
FB1Mike Tolbert
WR11Kelvin Benjamin
2Brenton Bersin
WR21Jerricho Cotchery
2Philly Brown
WR31Philly Brown
TE1Greg Olsen
2Ed Dickson
3Brandon Williams
K1Graham Gano