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James Cook

James Cook


Age: 23College: Georgia

2023 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) #86
Best / Worst #76 / #100

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James Cook was used in a limited fashion during his rookie season, topping out at just a 56% snap share in Week 18 versus the Patriots. However, it should be noted that Cook forced a 60-40 split from Week 13 onward with veteran Devin Singletary. The first-year rusher averaged a 40% snap share over the team's final seven games, matching Singletary point-for-point (RB25 in points per game). Cook was also the superior rusher in the season's totality capping off his year by averaging 5.3 yards per carry (5th). He earned PFF's No. 1 ranking in breakaway run rate (44%). The spurts of explosiveness and receiving ability will work in Cook's favor as he enters Year 2 with the potential to emerge as Buffalo's Day 1 starter, with Damien Harris as his main competition.

The Harris signing signifies that the second-year pro is locked-in to the elite pass-catching role vacated in the backfield. In 2022, Singletary finished third among all running backs in route participation (57%). Considering Cook's 27% target rate per route run - equal or better than Christian McCaffrey and Alvin Kamara in 2022, 5th among all RBs with at least 30 targets - I fully expect him to take on a much larger role as a receiver in a Bills passing attack that is shrouded with question marks behind Stefon Diggs.

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James Cook productive in Week 16 win

James Cook rushed the ball 11 times for 99 yards and a touchdown while also catching one pass for nine yards in Saturday's 35-13 win over the Chicago Bears.

Fantasy Impact

Cook was efficient on Saturday, totaling over 100 yards on nine yards per carry in an easy win over the Bears. He wasn't very involved in the passing game, but he made up for it with a productive game on the ground. He's been picking up his production over the past couple of weeks and could be a decent fantasy option in next week's game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Leo Sells14 weeks ago
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DraftRB #31RB #28RB #3617
Dynasty RB #27RB #19RB #3825
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Statistics (avgs.)
Rush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Last Week45025.1
Last 3 Weeks540.317.9
Season to Date30.
Game Log
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Game Log
OPPRush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Week 18vs. NE45025.1
Week 17@ CIN18001.8
Week 16@ CHI991116.8
Week 15vs. MIA34029.9
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