James Cook Fantasy
- Height / Weight
- 5'11" / 190 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- September 25, 1999 (23)
- 2nd Season
- 2022 / Rd. 2 / Pk. 63 (BUF)
James Cook News
Buffalo Bills running back James Cook had a tough time making an impact during Sunday's Divisional Round matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals. The rookie back has been hit-or-miss this season, but picked the wrong time to have a bad game. Cook rushed five times for 13 yards in the loss. He was not targeted in the receiving game at all, which is a bit surprising. It'll be interesting to see what happens with the Bills backfield this offseason. Devin Singletary is a free agent, so Cook might end up the lead back if Singletary leaves. Otherwise, the two of them will likely split up the workload together. Fantasy managers will have to wait and see what happens this offseason before evaluating Cook's value.
Buffalo Bills running back James Cook has put together a fairly decent rookie campaign. The 23-year-old has worked his way into a timeshare with fellow back Devin Singletary. The two-back committee has worked well for the Bills offense this season. However, it has been frustrating for fantasy managers who were rostering either of these players. Cook has been the more inconsistent option as his workload seems to change weekly. He'll certainly get involved during the upcoming Divisional Round matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals. Although, fantasy managers shouldn't consider him anything more than a touchdown-dependent choice in DFS contests.
Buffalo Bills running back James Cook got his first taste of playoff football against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. The rookie back carried the ball 12 times for 39 yards and a touchdown in the win. Cook out-touched fellow back Devin Singletary, but finished with less rushing yards than him. The two backs are expected to continue splitting up the workload through the rest of the season. Neither back is a great option, so fantasy managers should consider them low-end flex options right now.
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...