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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2024 Draft Rankings

James Cook Note
James Cook photo 16. James Cook (at NE)
After Joe Brady took over as the Bills' offensive coordinator, Cook's season took off. In Weeks 11-18, Cook was the RB11, averaging 19.6 touches and 104.3 total yards per game. Yes, he only played more than 60% of the snaps twice during that stretch, but it didn't matter. When he was on the field, he was being fed the rock, and his pass game usage skyrocketed. After Week 10, he was 16th in target share (11.4%) among 34 qualifying backs while also ranking 10th in TPRR, fourth in receiving yards per game, and second in YPRR. The touchdown worries and red zone usage remain concerning, especially with the addition of Ray Davis. Still, in the final seven games of the season, he did lead the running back room with a 48.1% snap rate inside the 20, but that number ranked 32nd out of 61 qualifying backs. Cook has top-12 upside, but he should best be viewed as an RB2.
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Ray Davis Note
Ray Davis photo 55. Ray Davis (at NE)
Davis should already be considered the favorite for the RB2 job with the Bills. James Cook will still lead this backfield and likely gobble up most (possibly all) of the passing game work. Davis has a three-down skillset, but his pass-game chops are not on the same level as Cook's. Expect him to ease the early down load for Cook with the upside to cut into his red zone volume some, but be mindful that the inside the five-yard line pie is smaller in Buffalo compared to some other teams, with Josh Allen always getting a decent share of the work. In his final collegiate season, Davis ranked 27th in yards after contact per attempt and 34th in breakaway rate (per PFF). Davis is a solid handcuff option that could offer flex value in a pinch.
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Ty Johnson Note
Ty Johnson photo 106. Ty Johnson (at NE)
Frank Gore Jr. Note
Frank Gore Jr. photo 115. Frank Gore Jr. (at NE)
Darrynton Evans Note
Darrynton Evans photo 145. Darrynton Evans (at NE)
Reggie Gilliam Note
Reggie Gilliam photo 150. Reggie Gilliam (at NE)