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Basic StatsJames Cook's Basic Stats

James Cook
ADP: N/A
Bye: 7
Experience: 0 Yr(s)
Age: 23.3
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 190
40 Time: 4.42
Burst Score (Rank): 118.10 (48%)

James Cook's Weekly Outlook

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We’ll have detailed analysis of this player’s performance added here after each week’s game. Weekly outlooks are posted Tuesday at 1pm EST each week.

Rest Of Way Outlook

James Cook's 2022 Projections & Outlook

Scoring

#39 Running Back

118.7 Projected Points

ADP Rush Atts Rush Yds Rush TDs 100 Fum Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs
Not Available 95.3 541.9 4.4 1.2 1.7 38.9 313 1.7

3D Projections DS 3D Projections

Basic StatsJames Cook's Preseason Player Analysis

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What You Need To Know:

  • Cook, a 4-year player at Georgia, never saw workhorse touches. He maxed out at 113 carries and 27 catches in ’21.
  • The 5’11, 200-pounder was explosive in limited action, finishing his career with 6.5 yards per carry; 10.9(!) yards per catch.
  • His workloads were limited due in part to some talented backfields that included D’Andre Swift and Zamir White, Vegas’ Round 4 pick.
  • Cook profiled as the top pass catching back in the ’22 class. GM Brandon Beane said “We see his best skillset as a sub back. But, I think he can handle carries too if we give him some more carries.” Beane also praised his speed.
  • The Round 2 pick enters the summer in a battle with Devin Singletary for touches. Singletary enters fresh off his most productive season to date.
  • Bills RBs accounted for 92 targets last year, with Singletary seeing 50. Josh Allen set a career high with 38 attempts per game.
  • Buffalo pursued and had a verbal agreement with receiving back J.D. McKissic in free agency, but he backed out last second. The event only confirms that Buffalo wants to throw more to the RB.
  • Per Albert Breer, the Bills see similarities between James and brother Dalvin. A smooth mover with strong hands, the Georgia product could quickly work his way into the RB2 (PPR) conversation.
  • However, targets will need to be earned in an offense that’s strong at WR/TE with Stefon Diggs, Gabe Davis, Jamison Crowder, Dawson Knox and O.J. Howard.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line

We loved Cook’s tape. While on limited reps, he showed serious explosiveness in space both as a rusher and a receiver. At least in year 1, Cook’s biggest fantasy impact figures to come through the air.

Devin Singletary enters a contract year, and it’s possible Cook is the touch leader as soon as 2023. But in redraft, selecting Cook comes down to a belief in his overall skill set — and an offense overall that’s finished top-5 in scoring and yards over the past 2 seasons.

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James Cook, RB BUF

9:05pm EST 1/15/23

Cook splits work, finds end zone

Bills RB James Cook tallied 12 carries for 39 yards and 1 score in Sunday’s win over Miami. He out-carried Devin Singletary by 2, although neither guy saw a target on 39 Josh Allen attempts. It was Cook who found the end zone in the 1st quarter, though. The explosive rookie will look for more next weekend, likely against the Bengals. Cincy exited the regular season 6th toughest in adjusted fantasy points allowed to RBs.

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The NFL announced that a neutral-site Bills vs. Chiefs AFC Championship game would be held at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Yes ... that'd be Josh Allen vs. Patrick Mahomes in a dome to go to the Super Bowl. Bills-Chiefs produced 62 points in the playoffs 2 years ago and 78 points last year -- with both games coming outside at Arrowhead Stadium.

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The Bills racked up 254 yards and 3 TDs on the ground in Saturday's win at Chicago. RB Devin Singletary rushed 12 times for 106 yards and a TD. His score came from 33 yards out. RB James Cook carried 11 times for 99 yards and his own TD, which came from 27 yards out. QB Josh Allen contributed the other rushing score, among 6 carries for 41 yards.

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The forecast for today's Bills-Bears game calls for temperatures in the single digits, wind chill below zero and winds of 20-25 mph with gusts of 35-40 mph. Not quite as bad as what we're seeing in Cleveland -- but pretty ugly. We've adjusted our projections for this game to account for the weather.

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Bills RB James Cook caught a TD pass from 4 yards out in Saturday night's win over the Dolphins. He totaled just 2 receptions for 5 yards among 3 targets, though and rushed 5 times for 34 yards. Cook trailed Devin Singletary in each category, making him difficult to start in a Week 16 visit to the Bears. Singletary tallied 42 yards on 13 carries and caught 3 of 4 targets for 28 yards.

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Dynasty Overview View RB Dynasty Rankings »

James Cook, RB BUF
Dynasty MVP 124.8
Position Rank #31 RB
3yr Projection
5yr Projection
10yr Projection
398
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1,058
Dynasty Write-up
Cook was a fantasy non-factor for most of his rookie season. When given chances, though, he showcased the burst that made him the RB2 in the 2022 draft. Cook is Buffalo’s likely lead back for 2023, as Devin Singletary is slated for free agency.
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