Bills rookie RB James Cook led the team in rushing attempts in Monday night's lopsided win over the Titans, but nearly all of that came after starters had left the game. Cook handled Buffalo's final 9 carries, with Case Keenum at QB, finishing with 11 rushes for 53 yards. Devin Singletary carried 6 times for 19 yards and led the backfield in targets (4). He caught 2 passes for just 2 yards. Zack Moss added 17 yards on 3 carries. He and James Cook each saw 1 catchless target.
Bills RB James Cook carried only twice (for 4 yards) and caught 2 of 5 targets for 14 more in Thursday's win over the Lions. He did tie for 3rd on the team in targets, but even that put him way behind leaders Stefon Diggs (15) and Isaiah McKenzie (10). RB Devin Singletary rushed 14 times for 72 yards and caught his lone target for 8 yards.
Bills rookie RB James Cook played his 2nd most snaps of the season and garnered his 2nd largest touch count in Sunday night's win over the Packers. he ran for 35 yards on 5 carries and caught a 41-yard pass while playing 25% of Buffalo's offensive snaps. The only game that has seen more snaps or touches for Cook was the 41-7 Week 2 win over Tennessee that allowed him to clean up in garbage time. RB Devin Singletary operated as the clear backfield leader, posting a 14-67 rushing line and adding a 16-yard catch while playing nearly 3 times as many snaps as Cook. RB Zack Moss was active but did not see the field. There's room for Cook to pick up some touches over the 2nd half of the season, especially in games that find the Bills jumping to large leads. He also looks like the clear #2 now, should anything happen to Singletary. Cook should be rostered in most fantasy football leagues of 12+ teams. He's available in 74% of ESPN leagues as of this writing.
Bills beat writer Joe Buscaglia writes that the Bills don’t trust RB James Cook, and a game-day deactivation might be upcoming. Devin Singletary played a whopping 88% of the snaps in Week 4 at Baltimore. Cook fumbled in the opener and dropped a pass against the Ravens, so the trust issues make sense. Buscaglia also points out that the Bills’ blocking style doesn’t mesh with Cook’s strengths. For now, it’ll take a Singletary injury for Cook to enter the fantasy radar.
NFL insider Albert Breer writes that the Bills view RB James Cook as “more than just a passing-down back.” Per 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. For now, he’s best drafted as an RB3/FLEX.
Bills beat writer Joe Buscaglia described RB Dalvin Cook’s pass catching as “smooth” in OTAs.“It wouldn’t be a surprise to envision him having a role just a bit bigger than a normal complementary back,” Buscaglia wrote. All indications are that Cook’s off to a strong start in Buffalo. He checks in as a top-40 RB in redraft.
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