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James Cook

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106 FPTS

RANK: 44


179 FPTS

RANK: 30


23 yrs


5'11'' / 190 lbs



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Triple-digit scrimmage yards Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-26

Cook carried the ball 16 times for 43 yards and caught six of seven targets for 57 yards in Sunday's 37-34 overtime loss to the Eagles.

The catches and receiving yards were career highs for the second-year running back, as Cook reached the century mark in scrimmage yards for the third straight game and the sixth time in 12 contests this season. Buffalo will be on bye next week, but Cook will head into a Week 14 trip to Kansas City having already recorded a 1,000-yard campaign for the first time with 731 rushing yards and 308 receiving yards. A lack of touchdowns -- he has only three, one on the ground and two through the air -- is all that's keeping the 2022 second-round pick from elite status at his position.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingRushing StatsReceiving Stats
1 @LA Outdoor 88° -1.8 42nd -1.80-2.052.5122.000%0000004%
2 TEN Outdoor 68° 5.3 17th 0.48-9.547.511534.8085%11000046%
3 @MIA Outdoor 90° 8.0 14th 1.60-4.554.5133.000%00043704%
4 @BAL Outdoor 58° 0.0 33rd 0.00-3.552.5000.000%0000000%
5 PIT Outdoor 59° 9.1 14th 2.28-14.044.54317.8145%11000022%
6 @KC Outdoor 64° 0.8 25th 0.40-3.053.5284.0050%0000007%
8 GB Outdoor 54° 8.6 16th 1.43-10.547.55357.0023%100141019%
9 @NYJ Outdoor 69° 5.3 11th 0.88-10.547.54153.8047%000218018%
10 MIN Outdoor 38° 2.2 22nd 0.44-6.546.55224.4064%00000019%
11 CLE Dome 24° 8.6 16th 0.78-7.548.511867.8026%31000033%
12 @DET Dome 44° 3.8 20th 0.95-9.554.5242.000%00021407%
13 @NE Outdoor 35° 16.5 7th 0.83-3.544.514644.6047%110641038%
14 NYJ Outdoor 36° 2.5 21st 0.50-10.044.5461.500%00019017%
15 MIA Outdoor 29° 11.9 12th 1.70-7.042.55346.8024%10025117%
16 @CHI Outdoor 7° 17.8 4th 1.48-8.040.511999.0118%32019036%
18 NE Outdoor 30° 7.1 13th 0.65-8.542.59455.0018%10026036%

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsRushing AveragesReceiving Averages
Home Outdoor 7 06.70.9564th320.15.343%
Home Dome 1 08.60.787th860.07.826%
Away Outdoor 7 06.71.0179th270.15.831%
Away Dome 1 03.80.9593rd40.02.00%

Career Stats by Season: 2022 to 2022

Fantasy PointsRushing StatsReceiving Stats
2022 23 BUF 16 0 106 44th8950725.735%126021%211801
"YAC%" is percent of total yards gained after first contact. "Share" of team passing targets.

Gets into end zone against Jets

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-19

Cook carried the ball 17 times for 73 yards and caught three of four targets for 29 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 32-6 win over the Jets.

He was on the end of a five-yard TD from Josh Allen late in the second quarter to give the Bills a 16-0 lead they were never in any danger of relinquishing. With new offensive coordinator Joe Brady in charge, Cook saw at least 20 touches for the first time since Week 2, an encouraging development after the second-year RB had averaged only 12.8 over the prior six games, but he'll face a tough test on the road in Week 12 against an Eagles defense that had allowed the fewest scrimmage yards in the league to running backs coming into this week.

Eclipses century mark in loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-13

Cook rushed 12 times for 109 yards and brought in both of his targets for 11 yards in the Bills' 24-22 loss to the Broncos on Monday night. He also committed two fumbles, losing one and recovering the other.

Cook was able to get over the 100-yard mark for only the second time this season, with the second-year back accomplishing the feat courtesy of a clutch 42-yard yard run on the Bills' final possession that saw him recover his own fumble during the play and advance the ball another 29 yards. Cook's statistical surge was an especially welcome sight after he mustered only 39 total yards on 10 touches in Week 9 against the Bengals. While he's still sitting on just two total touchdowns this season, Cook will head into a Week 11 home divisional clash with the Jets boasting plenty of momentum thanks to Monday's performance.

Disappointing numbers in loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-05

Cook rushed six times for 20 yards and brought in all four targets for 19 yards in the Bills' 24-18 loss to the Bengals on Sunday night.

Cook's role on the ground was especially reduced with the Bills trailing for nearly the entire contest, and he couldn't fully make up for it with his work in the passing game. The talented second-year pro's carry total was his second lowest of the season, but Cook could have a much better opportunity for rushing production against a vulnerable Broncos run defense in a Week 10 home matchup Monday night, Nov. 13.

Takes on main role in Week 8 win

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-28

Cook carried 14 times for 67 yards and caught his only target for six yards in Thursday's 24-18 win over Tampa Bay.

Cook saw 14 carries to Latavius Murray's five, but quarterback Josh Allen always has the ability to hone in on the run game, as the latter posted a 7-41-1 line on the ground. In fact, Allen has more rushing touchdowns (5) than every other Bills player combined this season. As for Cook, his 4.8 yards per carry is great and he's got a decent role in the passing game with 18 catches on the season, plus he's the main ball carrier, but touchdowns will be tricky to come by even with Damien Harris (neck) out of action because there are so many other talents in the offense. Cook's high in carries for the season is 17, back in Week 2.

Catches TD in Week 7 loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-22

Cook rushed 13 times for 56 yards while catching all three of his targets for 46 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 29-25 loss to the Patriots.

Cook caught an eight-yard touchdown in the third quarter, marking his second scrimmage touchdown of the season. He also topped 100 scrimmage yards for the third time this season while continuing to lead a Buffalo backfield that will be without Damien Harris (neck/concussion) for at least three additional games, including Thursday's upcoming home game against the Buccaneers. Latavius Murray turned six touches into 28 scrimmage yards while spelling Cook.

Bounces back with 71 yards

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-15

Cook took 14 carries for 71 yards and was not targeted as a receiver in Sunday's 14-9 win over the Giants.

Cook bounced back from his negative rushing day against the Jaguars in London last week to lead the Bills in touches and backfield production against the Giants. The 23-year-old produced a stat line Sunday nearly identical to the 14.0 carries and 74.0 yards he averaged over his first four games, confirming his status as Buffalo's lead back survived the overseas dud. Now back on track, Cook will look to continue his breakout campaign against the Patriots next Sunday.

Stuffed by Jags

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-08

Cook lost four yards on five carries and caught three of four targets for 25 yards in Sunday's 25-20 loss to the Jaguars.

The Bills' entire offense was completely flat for nearly the whole first half, and quarterback Josh Allen took matters into his own hands after halftime, so Cook didn't get much of a chance to improve his numbers. It's the second-year back's worst performance of the season, but he should be able to rebound in Week 6 against a vulnerable Giants run defense.

Scores first TD of season

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-01

Cook rushed 12 times for 29 yards and a touchdown and brought in his only target for a 48-yard gain in the Bills' 48-20 win over the Dolphins on Sunday.

Cook had his roughest day on the ground on the season from an efficiency perspective, but he partly made up for it by finally finding the end zone in 2023 on a one-yard run late in the first quarter that survived a reply review. Cook's big 48-yard grab was also instrumental in an early third-quarter drive that culminated in a Tyler Bass 33-yard field goal that extended Buffalo's lead to 34-20. Cook continues to contribute explosive plays each week, but he could have another uphill battle for rushing yards in a Week 5 matchup against the Jaguars in London.

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