News: 6 days agoCook rushed 15 times for 98 yards and caught two of three targets for 14 yards in Sunday's 37-3 win over Washington.
Spin: Cook easily led the Bills in both carries and rushing yards, but he watched Latavius Murray score on the ground from in close for the second consecutive game. Along with Murray's two touchdowns, Buffalo has a rushing touchdown apiece from Damien Harris and quarterback Josh Allen through three weeks, while Cook has yet to find the end zone in 2023. The elusive second-year running back is averaging 89 rushing yards through three games, and Cook should continue to handle the majority of backfield touches in Week 4 against the Dolphins.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Cook is expected to be the lead man in the Buffalo backfield this season following the offseason departure of Devin Singletary. Granted, the sample was small (110 touches) but Cook impressed as a rookie, averaging 5.7 yards per carry (third highest among RBs) and 8.6 yards per reception. The 2022 second-round pick is a potential breakout candidate, especially in an elite Bills offense, though his ceiling may prove a bit limited if he defers some work to Damien Harris and Latavius Murray in a scheme that doesn't use RBs much in the passing game. The 23-year-old cleared 12 touches in one game as a rookie and is best viewed as a RB2 target.