Delayed gratification could be the theme for Buffalo Bills running back James Cook.
Expectations were understandably high when the Bills selected him in the second round of the 2022 NFL draft. Taking a running back that high is a strong endorsement.
And while Cook didn't have a prolific college career (230 carries, 1,503 yards and 14 touchdowns in four seasons), his workload at Georgia meant his best days might be ahead of him.
Instead, the 23-year-old has run for 169 yards and one touchdown on 33 carries. His seven receptions for 96 yards have done little to help his fantasy football value.