James Cook Fantasy
- Height / Weight
- 5'11" / 190 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- September 25, 1999 (24)
- 2nd Season
- 2022 / Rd. 2 / Pk. 63 (BUF)
James Cook News
Buffalo Bills running back James Cook could have enjoyed a much bigger fantasy day in Sunday's 37-34 overtime defeat to the Philadelphia Eagles, compiling 16 carries for 43 yards with a season-high six receptions for 57 yards. Cook dropped a beautifully floated pass from quarterback Josh Allen on a wheel route in the first quarter, squandering a would-be touchdown. Cook remained heavily involved as a receiver for the rest of the contest in spite of that, recording season-high receiving numbers across the board, which is a promising development for those hoping to see the Bills utilize Cook's elusiveness. It was always likely to be tough sledding for the 24-year-old in wet conditions against Philadelphia's vaunted rushing defense, but it was also encouragingly Cook's third consecutive 100-yard performance. Barring a post-bye Leonard Fournette elevation from the practice squad, Cook should remain a fine RB2 against the Kansas City Chiefs on Dec. 10.
Buffalo Bills running back James Cook fully regained the backfields controls last Sunday with his first 20-touch outing since Week 2, after Cook lost a fumble on the first play from scrimmage in Week 10 and was promptly benched for about a quarter of action. Cook has also eclipsed 100 yards in consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 2-3, quietly ranking fourth among RBs in total rushing yards (688) and yards per touch (5.7) overall. With no sign of Leonard Fournette entering Week 12 against the Philadelphia Eagles, Cook remains in play as a fringe RB2/3 due to a nightmarish matchup. Philly had held each individual rusher they faced to less than 60 ground yards before Isiah Pacheco pierced their run fortress for 89 yards a week ago. Even so, the Eagles are stuffing opposing RBs for the fewest fantasy points per game (14.32) this year.
Buffalo Bills running back James Cook got things started to a much different tune in Week 11's eventual 32-6 shellacking of the New York Jets, piling up 64 scrimmage yards on 11 touches and a touchdown covering the first half. Cook wrapped up his day with 17 carries for 73 yards and three catches for 29 yards plus a short score through the air in the triumph. Though he didn't need to do much as Buffalo cruised their way through the second half, it was a relieving rebound for Cook and his fantasy managers, after the 2022 second-round pick temporarily got a ticket to the doghouse due to an early fumble last Monday night. A daunting task awaits Cook next Sunday in the form of a ravenous Philadelphia Eagles front seven, and it remains to be seen if the Bills opt to promote veteran Leonard Fournette from their practice squad ahead of time.
The Buffalo Bills surprised many when they drafted Georgia RB James Cook in the 2nd Round (63rd overall) of the 2022 NFL Draft. Cook had an efficient rookie season rushing 89 times for 507 yards (5.7 YPC) and 2 TDs to go with 21 receptions for 180 yards and a TD. With former lead-RB Devin Singletary now in Houston, many expect Cook to take the next step. The Bills offense will feature plenty of 12 personnel after they drafted Utah Tight End Dalton Kincaid to be their "big slot" in Round 1 of...