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Bills Sign RB Leonard Fournette

It’s a party of old guys that shouldn’t be running routes ahead of James Cook in the Bills backfield, and everyone is invited. Just days after ceding backfield touches in the receiving game to Latavius Murray, James Cook’s outlook just got a whole lot bleaker. Fournette isn’t the talent he was at the beginning of his career, but the last time we saw him on the field he was doing what fantasy managers are afraid he could do again this year in Buffalo – taking high-value touches in the passing game. Here’s a surprising stat: Fournette racked up 83 targets last year and 84 targets the year before with the Buccaneers. Granted, those numbers were a product of having a statue at QB (Tom Brady), but with an already limited number of targets to go around to Bills RBs, adding yet another mouth to feed will seriously cap James Cook’s upside. At this point, the Bills backfield looks like it’s set to devolve into a total committee Houston Texans style, and Cook will have trouble qualifying as even a low-fantasy RB2 if Fournette sees any kind of meaningful work.


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