• James Cook

  • RB
  • , Buffalo Bills
  • 23
  • 190 lbs
  • 5' 11"
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Draft note
by John Paulsen
Cook is a receiving specialist who will likely take over most of the passing down work from Devin Singletary. It’s possible that he could see a handful of carries as well. He shared the Georgia backfield work with Zamir White, generating 728 rushing yards on 113 carries in 2021. He’s not a big back, but a James White/Danny Woodhead-type role is possible.

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Scouting report

by Chris Kucharski

BUF RB James Cook - 2022 Fantasy Football Outlook

2022 Fantasy Upside
The Bills used a second-round pick in the 2022 draft to select Dalvin Cook's younger brother James Cook. The rookie never was a featured back at Georgia, but does have measurables and the bloodline doesn't hurt either. By selecting him that high, Buffalo must feel he can help them right away as they are in Super Bowl mode at this point. Cook is an excellent receiver so that should get him time on the field. Plus last year's secondary running back Zack Moss doesn't appear to be in the running back picture in 2022.

2022 Fantasy Downside
Devin Singletary will still remain the lead back for the Bills and Cook will probably not see that role this season unless there are injuries to the veteran running backs on the roster. He really only got significant playing time for the Bulldogs his senior season, so we still are leery of what he is capable of if he becomes the main running option in Buffalo.

2022 Bottom Line
Cook will have some fantasy value for his rookie season. However, it will be limited to PPR and 1/2 PPR leagues because we expect him to be a change-of-pace and third down back. He probably has more value than Singletary in these formats, but still should be only the fourth back on your roster because the Bills are still in a running back-by-committee situation.

2022 Strength of Schedule - BUF

W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17W18
12
@LAR
2
TEN
11
@MIA
6
@BAL
24
PIT
7
@KC
BYE8
GB
32
@NYJ
23
MIN
16
CLE
31
@DET
17
@NE
32
NYJ
11
MIA
20
@CHI
18
@CIN
17
NE

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

Game Stats

WeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRSTDPPRSnaps%
1@LAR12012.0000000.00-1.8-1.83/595.1%
2TEN1153004.8200010.005.35.318/6826.5%
Per game6.0027.5000.504.580000.500.001.751.7510.50/63.5015.78%
Totals1255014.5800010.003.53.521/12715.78%