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Running Back, Buffalo Bills

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Draft: 2022 Round 2 (31)
College: Georgia
Ht: 5’11”  Wt: 199 DOB: 1999-09-25 Age: 23
RB Rank Tier ADP
#43 6 RB39

Season Stats
FFToday Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2022 BUF 3 13 58 4.5 0 6 4 37 9.3 0 9.5 3.2
2022 (Projected) BUF   88 378 4.3 3   40 297 7.4 2 97.5  

2022 Outlook
Depth Chart
The younger brother of Vikings running back Dalvin Cook, James Cook has a lot of fantasy managers excited about the future, especially those in the dynasty community. Cook split a backfield at Georgia with fellow 2022 NFL Draft pick Zamir White, accumulating over 1,000 total yards and 11 touchdowns in his senior season. His landing spot in Buffalo has to be one of the more enticing for fantasy because, despite Devin Singletary's production late in 2022, the Bills don't have a ton invested in him going forward. Not only that, but they've obviously been looking for other options in the backfield to either split the workload with or entirely replace Singletary.

Cook's ability as a pass catcher immediately makes him interesting as that has been a major flaw in recent Bills backfield iterations as Singletary, Zack Moss, Matt Breida and others have proven themselves to be subpar receivers. Cook isn't a Christian McCaffrey-level pass catcher, but he's someone who has versatility and explosiveness which should allow him to get on the field sooner rather than later.

Those drafting Cook will need to make sure that they're not relying on him too early in the season as it's rare for rookie backs to step in and immediately take over a backfield from a veteran but don't be surprised if Cook is the best fantasy running back on the roster down the stretch. The Bills invested their second-round draft pick on him so they'll want to see a return on that investment eventually.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Devin Singletary
RB2RB2 Zack Moss
RB3RB3 James Cook
RB4RB4 Taiwan Jones
Bills Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Zack Moss making a case for playing time
Enjoying strong offseason and training camp
By: Doug Orth | Tue Aug 16, 11:15 pm

Buffalo Bills
The Bills kept Zack Moss’ appearance in the game short and sweet. He was in for the first six snaps, took a short rest, then returned for three snaps just before the end of the first quarter. His play confirmed everything he’s done through spring workouts and the early part of training camp. Moss ripped off a 27-yard run, cutting and changing directions to the other side of the field. Coach Sean McDermott said the running back was impressive in the running and passing game. Moss has only strengthened his case to be game-day active and possibly even have a share in the rushing attempts this season. (The Athletic - Joe Buscaglia)

FFToday's Take: Four months ago, it appeared that Devin Singletary might be in line for a featured role. The Bills then drafted James Cook, who will steal the bulk of receiving work from him. What was not expected was Moss re-entering the fray. Whether or not he can take some of Singletary's rushing work is debatable, but Buffalo did draft him a few years ago with an eye toward using him as an inside hammer. Singletary is probably still the most attractive of the bunch from a fantasy perspective, but it will be hard to trust any of them if Buffalo ends up going with a three-headed attack.



2022 Gamelog Stats
FFToday Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at LAR W 31-10 1 2 2.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.2
2 TEN W 41-7 11 53 4.8 0 1 0 0 - 0 5.3
3 at MIA L 19-21 1 3 3.0 0 5 4 37 9.3 0 4.0

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