After being linked to multiple free agent running backs and rumored to be considering trading up for Breece Hall, the Buffalo Bills ended up making James Cook one of just three backs selected in the first two rounds of the 2022 NFL Draft. Cook enters the NFL nearly 20 pounds lighter than his brother, Dalvin Cook, and he profiles as more of a passing downs specialist than an every-down workhorse like the star Vikings RB.
Cook's impressive receiving metrics and exciting Round 2 landing spot in Buffalo should warrant him a first-round selection in most Dynasty rookie drafts, but just how high should he be ranked at the position in season-long leagues while sharing a backfield with Devin Singletary as a rookie?
SportsLine's Fantasy analyst Jacob Gibbs provides a data-driven deep dive to answer that question and address anything that stood out from his advanced statistical profile. These player profiles are just a small part of the advanced analytical prep Gibbs is providing for SportsLine users heading into the 2022 Fantasy football season -- if you want an easy way to keep up with all of the information that will be published this spring and summer, SportsLine's 2022 Fantasy Bible (coming soon!) will be updated with links to each article as they go live.
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