One of the biggest surprises to start the season has been the emergence of James Cook as the featured running back. He not only is leading the Bills in rushing yards but is currently seventh in the entire league with 296 rushing yards.
James Cook has been able to handle a majority of the workload on the ground while still being a threat in the passing game. He already has 11 receptions for 115 receiving yards with a long of 48 yards.
Entering the season, Damien Harris was expected to be the complementary running back to James Cook but that role has seemingly been evenly split between Harris and Latavius Murray. The veteran running back has looked great to begin the season with 77 rushing yards on 17 carries and two rushing touchdowns.
He also has been able to make plays in the pass game, like a 22-yard reception last week against the Dolphins, and has averaged eight yards per reception. The Bills have been able to have a good balanced attack and Murray is a big reason for that.
While Murray has performed slightly better than Damien Harris, the former New England Patriots running back has had a role in this offense. He has 80 rushing yards, 16 rushing yards and one touchdown through the first four games.