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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

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 12 60 323 5.4 1 25 15 151 10.1 0 53.4 4.5
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 James Cook
RB3RB3 Nyheim Hines
RB4RB4 Taiwan Jones
RB5RB5 Duke Johnson
Bills Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Bills and Colts swap backup running backs
Zack Moss to the Colts, Nyheim Hines to the Bills
By: Mike Krueger | Tue Nov 1, 3:00 pm

Buffalo Bills
Trade terms, per source: 🏈RB Zack Moss and a conditional 6th round pick in 2023 to the Colts. 🏈Nyheim Hines to the Bills. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: James Cook has been operating as the backup behind Devin Singletary the last couple of weeks. That role is now in jeopardy with the Nines acquisition. Moss will battle Deon Jackson for a backup role behind Jonathan Taylor. Hines has been fairly quiet this season with only 25 catches for 188 yards. This isn't a dramatic move for his fantasy value but the overall offensive environment is an improvement.



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
4 at BAL W 23-20 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 - 0 0.0
5 PIT W 38-3 4 31 7.8 1 0 0 0 - 0 9.1
6 at KC W 24-20 2 8 4.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.8
8 GB W 27-17 5 35 7.0 0 1 1 41 41.0 0 7.6
9 at NYJ L 17-20 4 15 3.8 0 4 2 18 9.0 0 3.3
10 MIN L 30-33 5 22 4.4 0 0 0 0 - 0 2.2
11 CLE W 31-23 11 86 7.8 0 2 0 0 - 0 8.6
12 at DET W 28-25 2 4 2.0 0 5 2 14 7.0 0 1.8
13 at NE W 24-10 14 64 4.6 0 6 6 41 6.8 0 10.5

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