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James Cook

James Cook


Age: 22College: Georgia

2022 Outlook

Strength of Schedule
RB Rank: 8th (easy)
Draft Rank (ECR) #121
Best / Worst #83 / #333
ADP #114

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Rookie running back James Cook has immediate sleeper fantasy appeal across all PPR formats based on his second-round draft capital, pass-catching prowess, explosiveness and offensive situation. The 5-foot-11, 199-pound running back has more than enough heft to manage a decent workload especially as a receiver out of the backfield. The 5-foot-7, 203-pound Devin Singletary was the RB3 over the last six weeks of the regular season when the Bills entrenched him as the featured guy. Cook with an ECR of RB44 seems priced closer to their floor than his ceiling considering Round 2 running backs have finished as top-36 running backs more than half the time (55%) since 2013.

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James Cook expected to be number-two back in 2022

The Bills' newly drafted RB James Cook is set to be the team's number-two option in the running game in 2022, getting the majority of receiving work along with a handful of carries, per camp reports.

Fantasy Impact

Cook was drafted in the third round of the 2022 NFL Draft, and has since gotten quite the hype in the fantasy world due to how explosive the Buffalo offense is. Still, it seems that Devin Singletary will keep the starting job to at least start the season and will limit Cook's overall ceiling as an every-down back. Cook should be drafted as an RB4 in redraft leagues with upside to be an every week starter in PPR leagues if he sees enough passing work.

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ECRBestWorst# of Experts
DraftRB #43RB #31RB #9290
Dynasty RB #30RB #23RB #4828
Running Backs#45#37#52#35
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Strength of Schedule (2022)
Next Game@ LAR24th easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesTEN, MIA, BAL30th easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)MIA, CHI, CIN16th easiest opponents
Rest of Season--6th easiest remaining opponents
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1.Bart WheelerRB #37
2.Matthew HillRB #32
3.Billy Muzio-
4.Andrew SeifterRB #39
5.Nick Mariano-
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