James Cook

RB, Buffalo Bills

Height 5'11" Weight 190
DOB 1999-09-25 Age 23.2
College Georgia

2022 Fantasy Rankings

Overall # 150 · RB # 42 (Tier 6)
ADP (12-team PPR): 8.06, 92nd

Position Rankings

RankNameByeAgeADP1PPG2Comment
Tier 6
40Nyheim Hines, IND1426.08.106.8
41Kenny Gainwell, PHI723.79.127.7
42James Cook, BUF723.28.06
43Alexander Mattison, MIN724.411.108.0
44J.D. McKissic, WAS1429.310.0211.6
1 Fantasy Football Calculator (12-team PPR)
2 2021 season, PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • James Cook Not Worth Streaming In Week 13

    Buffalo Bills running back James Cook has put together a few nice outing during his rookie season. Sadly, there has been more duds than reliable performances from Cook this season. It's not always his fault as his workload is often times minimal due to the presence of Devin Singletary. Last week, Cook only carried the ball twice in the win over the Detroit Lions. That being said, fantasy managers shouldn't trust Cook to do much better in Week 13. He'll get a tough New England Patriots defense, which puts Cook as a desperation deep league option for this week.

    Nov 29 · Source via Bills James Cook
  • James Cook Barely Involved In Win

    Buffalo Bills running back James Cook disappointed after a great outing last week. The rookie back rushed for 86 yards on 11 carries in Week 11. However, he was not able to have the same success this week. The 23-year-old saw two carries for four yards in the win over the Detroit Lions. He also added two receptions for an additional 14 yards, but it wasn't enough to salvage his fantasy value. It's tough to trust Cook in fantasy leagues right now. Devin Singletary is the lead back and gets a majority of the carries. Cook will be a desperation flex option in deep leagues going forward.

    Nov 24 · Source via Bills James Cook
  • James Cook Holds Low-End RB3 Value

    Buffalo Bills running back James Cook posted a surprisingly strong outing against the Cleveland Browns last week. The rookie back rushed 11 times for 86 yards in the win. He totaled as many yards as Devin Singletary, but with seven less touches. However, the fact he's getting around five carries a game is holding back his fantasy value. The Bills are unlikely to increase his workload by much with Singletary playing this well. Despite that, Cook should still be able to have success against the Detroit Lions shaky defense. Fantasy managers should consider Cook a low-end RB3 for the Thanksgiving matchup with the Lions.

    Nov 23 · Source via Bills James Cook
  • James Cook Posts Surprisingly Strong Outing

    Buffalo Bills running back James Cook hasn't made much of an impact in this offense over the last few weeks. However, the rookie back was able to make his presence known against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. He rushed 11 times for 86 yards in the Week 11 victory. Cook managed the same amount of rushing yards as Devin Singletary with seven less touches. It's nice to see Cook putting together a productive outing, but it's unlikely to continue. The Bills continue to lean on Singletary as their lead back, so Cook isn't likely to get more than a handful of touches each week. That being said, Cook should be considered a RB4 for the Week 12 matchup against the Detroit Lions.

    Nov 20 · Source via Bills James Cook
  • James Cook Barely A Deep League Option

    Buffalo Bills running back James Cook has continued to maintain his backup spot behind Devin Singletary in the backfield. However, it hasn't resulted in much production for Cook over the last few weeks. In Week 10, Cook rushed five times for 22 yards with Singletary, Duke Johnson, and Nyheim Hines getting mixed in as well. Cook has seen four or more carries in four of his last five games. Although, it's tough for him to have success with such a small workload every week. At this point, Cook is only a desperation deep league option with Singletary healthy right now.

    Nov 18 · Source via Bills James Cook
  • Bills Elevate CB Xavier Rhodes, RB Duke Johnson From Practice Squad; No QB Elevated

    Two veterans that have been stashed on the Bills practice squad are set to make their season debuts for the team this week. Buffalo has elevated cornerback Xavier Rhodes and running back Duke Johnson for this weekend’s matchup against the Vikings. The Bills are extremely deep at cornerback, but an injury to first-round rookie Kaiir […]

    Nov 12 · Pro Football Rumors Bills James Cook Duke Johnson Xavier Rhodes
  • James Cook Unlikely To Play A Big Role

    Buffalo Bills running back James Cook hasn't seen much involvement in this offense through the first nine games of the season. Lead back Devin Singletary has run away with the starting job in Buffalo. That leaves Cook with only a handful of touches each game, which might even decrease now. It's possible that Nyheim Hines takes away those touches from Cook, which would leave him with basically no role whatsoever. At this point, Cook has become the third string back in Buffalo. It's highly unlikely he'll do much damage with Singletary and Hines healthy right now.

    Nov 11 · Source via Bills James Cook
  • James Cook Has Little Success In Week 9

    Buffalo Bills running back James Cook was unable to make much of an impact during Sunday's matchup against the New York Jets. The rookie back rushed four times for 15 yards, while adding two receptions for 18 yards through the air. The Jets defensive line was strong all game long and made it difficult on the Bills running backs. It's unlikely that Cooks is going to see a rise in fantasy value anytime soon. Nyheim Hines just got to town, so Cook could very well end up as the third string back.

    Nov 7 · Source via Bills James Cook
  • James Cook Not Worth The Gamble

    Buffalo Bills running back James Cook has quickly become the No. 2 option in this backfield. However, that title doesn't mean too much in this pass-heavy offense. Lead back Devin Singletary gets a majority of the carries, which leaves Cook with the scraps. Cook usually gets a handful of carries, but sometimes not even that. He'll be facing a New York Jets defense that is average against the running game. It's unlikely that Cook does anything worth starting him in any fantasy formats this week. His fantasy value is going to be minimal with Singletary getting a majority of the carries.

    Nov 4 · Source via Bills James Cook
  • James Cook Plays Well In Week 8

    Buffalo Bills running back James Cook was able to make positive strides during Sunday's Week 8 matchup against the Green Bay Packers. The rookie back carried the ball five times for 35 yards, also adding a 41-yard catch as well. Devin Singletary remains the lead back, so Cook's value changes weekly. Luckily, the Bills had a big lead in this game, so they could afford to give Cook some extra snaps. He won't be a recommended starting option in fantasy leagues, but hopefully he'll continue to gain fantasy value.

    Oct 31 · Source via Bills James Cook
  • James Cook Not Worth The Risk In Week 8

    Buffalo Bills running back James Cook has seen an inconsistent usage through the first six weeks of the season. The Bills had a bye last week, so everyone should be refreshed and ready to play. On paper, Cook has a strong matchup against the Green Bay Packers defense. A defensive unit that is allowing the fourth-highest amount of rushing yards to running backs this season. Sadly, Cook has only seen four or more rushing attempts twice through the first six games. His usage is inconsistent which makes him nearly impossible to trust in any fantasy formats.

    Oct 30 · Source via Bills James Cook
  • James Cook Is Too Risky For Week 6

    Buffalo Bills running back James Cook has put together a couple of nice performances early in the season. Last week, Cook rushed four times for 31 yards and a touchdown in the win. However, he was barely involved in the rushing game during the two games prior to that. His usage is inconsistent, which makes Cook a tough fantasy option right now. Sadly for him, Cook is heading into a matchup against a tough run defense in the Kansas City Chiefs. The Bills will likely look to do a majority of their damage through the air. That being said, Cook is likely going to be an afterthought in this contest. He won't be worth starting unless as a desperation option in deep leagues. It's uncertain what he'll bring to the table, so fantasy managers should find a more reliable option.

    Oct 15 · Source via Bills James Cook
  • James Cook Finds The End Zone

    Buffalo Bills running back James Cook didn't see a ton of action during Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The rookie back has made a very small impact this season as the third string back. However, he was able to find the end zone in Week 5. He rushed four times for 31 yards and broke a 24-yard touchdown right before the Bills decided to pull their starters. The touchdown is nice to see, but Cook won't have weekly value while Devin Singletary and Zack Moss are healthy.

    Oct 9 · Source via Bills James Cook
  • James Cook Is Too Risky To Start

    Buffalo Bills running back James Cook has made some nice plays early in the season. In Week 2, Cook rushed for 53 yards on 11 attempts, but he's done very little outside of that. Last week, Cook finished with a nothing in the Week 4 win over the Baltimore Ravens. He was targeted once, but didn't touch the ball once on the ground. That being said, it's tough to count on Cook to get heavily involved every week. Devin Singletary has been proving himself and Zack Moss is currently the backup. Cook is the third option in the backfield and it's tough to imagine him offering much value for this Week 5 matchup.

    Oct 8 · Source via Bills James Cook
  • James Cook Not Recommended For Week 4

    Buffalo Bills running back James Cook has been barely involved on the ground through the first two weeks of the season. Luckily, last week Cook was able to somewhat salvage his fantasy value with four receptions for 37 yards through the air. He remains in a running back committee with Devin Singletary and Zack Moss. That being said, it's unknown what kind of workload Cook is going to have on a weekly basis. He should be involved in Week 4, but isn't a recommended starting option in most fantasy formats. He's worth holding in deep leagues, but is risky with two backs ahead of him on the depth chart.

    Sep 30 · Source via Bills James Cook
  • James Cook Catches Four Passes In Week 3

    Buffalo Bills running back James Cook carried the ball once for three yards and added four catches for 37 yards on five targets in a 21-19 loss to the Miami Dolphins in Week 3. Cook's five targets ranked fourth on the team on an afternoon where Buffalo attempted 63 passes. The rookie running back appears to have worked his way out of the doghouse after a lost fumble in Week 1 and has overtaken Zack Moss as the Bills' preferred passing-down back. Cook will be a low-end flex option in Week 4 against the Baltimore Ravens.

    Sep 26 · Source via Bills James Cook
  • James Cook Is Too Risky

    Buffalo Bills running back James Cook had two completely different games through the first two weeks of the season. In Week 1, Cook only touched the ball once and fumbled the ball during his NFL debut. However, Cook was much better in Week 2, he rushed 11 times for 53 yards in the win over the Tennessee Titans. It's worth noting that the Bills were blowing out the Titans, so that's likely why he saw so many carries. Normally, it sounds like Devin Singletary and Zack Moss are ahead of him on the depth chart. Cook is worth holding in deep leagues, but doesn't have a consistent role right now. He's not a recommended option against the Miami Dolphins in Week 3.

    Sep 24 · Source via Bills James Cook
  • James Cook Gets Involved On Monday

    Buffalo Bills running back James Cook was able to actually see a decent amount of snaps during Monday's contest against the Tennessee Titans. The rookie back rushed for 53 yards on 11 attempts in what ended up being a blowout victory. The Bills ran away with this game in the third quarter, so there was really no need to use their starters after that. Regardless, it's great to see Cook getting involved even if it was in garbage time. That being said, it's tough to trust him as a consistent option in this committee with Devin Singletary and Zack Moss. He remains more of a deep league option and someone worth stashing in dynasty formats.

    Sep 20 · Source via Bills James Cook
  • James Cook Likely To Struggle Against Titans

    Buffalo Bills running back James Cook made his NFL debut last week, but unfortunately wasn't able to make much of an impact. He rushed the ball once and fumbled it, which is obviously not an ideal way to start his career. The Bills are using a committee approach at running back, which doesn't help any fantasy managers. The Bills are likely to continue involving Cook, but it's tough to imagine him having reliable fantasy value right now. He's worth holding in some deep formats and dynasty formats. However, Cook isn't worth a look against a tough Tennessee Titans defense.

    Sep 17 · Source via Bills James Cook
  • James Cook Is Not An Ideal Option For Week 1

    Buffalo Bills running back James Cook is going to get his first taste of NFL action during Thursday's game against the Los Angeles Rams. The second-round pick played fairly well during training camp and in the preseason. Despite that, the Bills aren't expected to rush things with their young back. Devin Singletary should remain the lead back with Cook and Zack Moss getting touches as well. That being said, Cook doesn't figure to get many opportunities during his first game. It's also worth noting that the Rams were top-10 last season when it came to stopping the run. Cook certainly has some stash appeal and is worth holding in dynasty leagues. He isn't likely to make a significant impact right out of the gate.

    Sep 7 · Source via Bills James Cook
  • Running Back Stats

    SeasonTeamGFPtsFP/GSnpSnp%MS%Opp/GRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    2022BUF1147.44.312616.88.75.9462595.63119911012.201

    2022

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1@LARW 31-100.235.11.71122.000000-01
    2TENW 41-75.31826.517.61211534.820100-00
    3@MIAL 19-216.01112.06.56133.00054379.300
    4@BALW 23-200.023.11.6100-0100-00
    5PITW 38-39.11017.97.144317.751000-00
    6@KCW 24-200.81013.72.72284.000000-00
    8GBW 27-178.11525.410.265357.000114141.000
    9@NYJL 17-204.31422.612.984153.75042189.000
    10MINL 30-332.21317.36.755224.400000-00
    11CLEW 31-238.61624.620.01311867.820200-00
    12@DETW 28-252.81418.29.17242.00052147.000

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