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James Cook

RB · Buffalo Bills

Height 5'11" Weight 190
DOB 1999-09-25 Age 24.7
College Georgia

2023 Fantasy Rankings

RB # 20 (Tier 4) · ADP (12-team PPR): 5.12, 60th

Fantasy Advice

I had Cook low ranked in my early rankings, and now wonder if I have him too high. One Top 10 finish last year (10th), a 15th, and otherwise pretty miserable fantasy performances. I actually thought brother Dalvin would be a good fit here but it doesn't seem like the Bills or their salary cap have any interest. So, big opportunity for Cook. Possible inverse relation between Cook and Dalton Kincaid's success. The better Kincaid does, could lead to less targets for Cook.

Position Rankings

RankNameByeAgeADP1PPG2
Tier 4
18Travis Etienne, JAC925.33.1210.9
19Dameon Pierce, HOU724.35.0711.6
20James Cook, BUF1324.75.126.0
21Breece Hall, NYJ723.05.0315.1
22Alexander Mattison, MIN1325.96.014.8
1 NFFC (12-team PPR)
2 2022 season, Half PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • James Cook Continues To Struggle With Drops

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    Buffalo Bills running back James Cook dropped five passes last season, which ranked sixth among all qualified running backs. Early in offseason activities, the third-year pro out of Georgia has continued to struggle in that area, according to Bills reporter Alex Brasky. "James Cook allowed a pass to bounce off his hands, high into the air near the start of team drills at Wednesday's mandatory minicamp." Brasky wrote, "Cook encountered issues with drops last season and has done little to ramp down those concerns during offseason activities." While this is somewhat of a concern, it can often be overplayed when analyzing a player's fantasy football value. After catching 44 passes for 445 yards and ranking second among running backs in yards per reception, the team is unlikely to pull back his receiving workload. That said, rookie fourth-rounder Ray Davis caught 62 passes over his final two collegiate seasons in the SEC and could become a factor on third downs.

    Jun 12 · Source via Buffalo Bills James Cook
  • James Cook The Unquestioned Lead Back

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    Buffalo Bills running back James Cook bounced back from being benched last year and enters his third season in the NFL in 2024 as the unquestioned lead back with a giant gap between him and either Ty Johnson or rookie Ray Davis. Cook should continue to push toward some of the heaviest involvement the Bills have seen in recent years out of their top back. Johnson's game is similar to Cook's, so he'll likely have a game-day role when Cook needs a breather. The Bills are hoping Davis can add power and short-yardage ability, something the team has been wanting to add for years to the backfield. The 24-year-old Cook had a 1,000-yard rushing season in 2023 but added just two rushing TDs. What Cook lacks in scoring opportunities, he could make up for with his pass-catching abilities and sheer volume in 2024.

    May 9 · Source via Buffalo Bills James Cook
  • Running Back Stats

    SeasonTeamFPtsFP/GGSnpSnp%MS%Opp/GRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    2022BUF95.26.01626924.811.27.6895075.70232211808.611
    2023BUF210.712.41763454.525.017.123711224.732544444510.142

    2023

    WkVsScoreFPtsRB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1@NYJL 16-228.3284159.426.11812463.83064174.300
    2LVW 38-1017.9114659.026.921171237.24044369.000
    3@WASW 37-312.2174261.826.51815986.53032147.000
    4MIAW 48-2014.2132339.722.41312292.421114848.000
    5JACL 20-253.6413761.715.095-4-0.80043258.300
    6NYGW 14-97.1303049.223.01414715.070000-00
    7@NEL 25-2917.783752.122.51613564.310334615.310
    8TBW 24-187.8284666.721.71514674.7901166.000
    9@CINL 18-245.9313255.217.2106203.33044194.800
    10DENL 22-2411.0232546.325.914121099.08022115.501
    11NYJW 32-617.793546.127.62117734.29043299.710
    12@PHIL 34-3713.0174143.224.22316432.69076579.500
    14@KCW 20-1722.623444.219.51510585.800558316.610
    15DALW 31-1035.123855.941.228251797.161324221.010
    16@LACW 24-225.0434174.536.42020703.500000-01
    17NEW 27-214.9453855.127.51916483.00031-4-4.000
    18@MIAW 21-146.7324861.521.81713362.77043165.300
    WCPITW 31-1710.4-4161.232.82218794.3904451.300
    DPKCL 24-2710.2-3950.629.92318613.39054215.300

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 1, 24
    Receiving: 8, 5, 25, 18

    2022

    WkVsScoreFPtsRB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1@LARW 31-10-1.8-35.11.71122.000000-01
    2TENW 41-75.3451826.517.61211534.820100-00
    3@MIAL 19-216.0391112.06.56133.00054379.300
    4@BALW 23-200.0-23.11.6100-0100-00
    5PITW 38-39.1301017.97.144317.751000-00
    6@KCW 24-200.8601013.72.72284.000000-00
    8GBW 27-178.1331525.410.265357.000114141.000
    9@NYJL 17-204.3381422.612.984153.75042189.000
    10MINL 30-332.2511317.36.755224.400000-00
    11CLEW 31-238.6241624.618.51211867.820100-00
    12@DETW 28-252.8561418.29.17242.00052147.000
    13@NEW 24-1013.5153242.726.72014644.57066416.800
    14NYJW 20-122.0512440.78.55461.5001199.000
    15MIAW 32-2910.9272835.910.385346.8003252.510
    16@CHIW 35-1317.3102640.620.31311999.0012199.000
    18NEW 35-236.1373355.918.6119455.0002263.000
    WCMIAW 34-319.9-2331.116.21212393.251000-00
    DPCINL 10-271.3-2133.37.955132.600000-00

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 24, 27, 12
    Receiving: 4

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