James Cook Fantasy
- Height / Weight
- 5'11" / 190 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- September 25, 1999 (23)
- 2022 / Rd. 2 / Pk. 63 (BUF)
James Cook News
Buffalo Bills running back James Cook has been barely involved on the ground through the first two weeks of the season. Luckily, last week Cook was able to somewhat salvage his fantasy value with four receptions for 37 yards through the air. He remains in a running back committee with Devin Singletary and Zack Moss. That being said, it's unknown what kind of workload Cook is going to have on a weekly basis. He should be involved in Week 4, but isn't a recommended starting option in most fantasy formats. He's worth holding in deep leagues, but is risky with two backs ahead of him on the depth chart.
Buffalo Bills running back James Cook carried the ball once for three yards and added four catches for 37 yards on five targets in a 21-19 loss to the Miami Dolphins in Week 3. Cook's five targets ranked fourth on the team on an afternoon where Buffalo attempted 63 passes. The rookie running back appears to have worked his way out of the doghouse after a lost fumble in Week 1 and has overtaken Zack Moss as the Bills' preferred passing-down back. Cook will be a low-end flex option in Week 4 against the Baltimore Ravens.
Buffalo Bills running back James Cook had two completely different games through the first two weeks of the season. In Week 1, Cook only touched the ball once and fumbled the ball during his NFL debut. However, Cook was much better in Week 2, he rushed 11 times for 53 yards in the win over the Tennessee Titans. It's worth noting that the Bills were blowing out the Titans, so that's likely why he saw so many carries. Normally, it sounds like Devin Singletary and Zack Moss are ahead of him on the depth chart. Cook is worth holding in deep leagues, but doesn't have a consistent role right now. He's not a recommended option against the Miami Dolphins in Week 3.
The Buffalo Bills struck out trying to sign J.D. McKissic in the offseason, so they went ahead and took a younger clone in James Cook with the 63rd pick of the 2022 NFL Draft. In his four years at the University of Georgia, 26% of his opportunities came in the form of targets (vs. rush attempts). In 2021, he averaged 9.7 opportunities per game (7.5 rush attempts and 2.2 targets). Not a huge workload by any means, but he averaged 6.44 yards per carry and 8.9 yards per target and scored 11 total...