Stat projections for the Buffalo Bills running backs in 2022

Devin Singletary, Buffalo Bills (Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports)
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James Cook

The Buffalo Bills drafted James Cook in the second round out of the University of Georgia and the hope is that he can be a threat out of the backfield as a pass catcher. In four seasons with the Bulldogs, James Cook had 67 receptions, 730 receiving yards to go along with 1,503 rushing yards and 20 total touchdowns.

Last year, Singletary, Moss, and Matt Breida combined for 91 targets but only had 70 receptions, 497 receiving yards, and four receiving touchdowns.

It wouldn’t be surprising to see Cook get all those targets or almost all of those targets this season. Offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey can move Cook around the formation and have him run routes from the backfield or line him out wide either in the slot or outside to create mismatches with linebackers.

The fact that the Buffalo Bills drafted Cook as early as they did should speak to the fact that they have great confidence in him and he should be a major part of this offense as a rookie. However, almost all his work will come through the air but he should still get some carries.

2022 stats: 80 rushing attempts, 360 rushing yards, 75 targets, 60 receptions, 650 receiving yards, 8 total touchdowns