James Cook has burst onto the scene for the Buffalo Bills. After competing with Devin Singletary last season, Cook tallied 110 touches for 687 scrimmage yards. With Ken Dorsey as the Bills OC, Cook was averaging 14 touches per game in Buffalo's game plan. Since Joe Brady took over play-calling duties, James Cook has been dominant. In 4 games with Brady, he has been averaging 21 touches per game and is becoming a nightmare for defenses to account for.
Making The Case For James Cook
James is coming fresh off a game where he showed the world how good he could be. He helped dominate a surging Dallas Cowboys team while receiving 27 touches for 221 yards. His 179 rushing yards were the second most by a Bills RB this century. James looks to be the link that this team had been waiting on. Buffalo has an elite QB and WR, but it looks like they may have found an elite RB as well.
James Cook is currently second in the league with 968 rushing yards behind only Christian McCaffrey. He is also third in total scrimmage yards in the NFL with 1,401. The rushing yards have been great, however, James' ability to catch the ball out of the backfield has been elite He has 4 receiving touchdowns and is top 5 in the league in receiving yards by RBs with 433.
Cook currently ranks top 2 in every statistical category among RBs in the AFC. With Raheem Mostert leading the league in touchdowns, he deserves a spot in the Pro Bowl. The biggest problem holding James back would be his touchdown numbers as he currently only has 6 in total. James Cook is currently playing as one of the top RBs in the entire league and has worked to deserve a spot on the AFC Pro Bowl team. If he can continue with his current production, not only will he end up as a Pro Bowl player, but he will be a pivotal player in the Bills' effort to make a run into the postseason.
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