Who Should I Start? Javonte Williams or James Cook

Week 4 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
5.8 22.0 0.2 1.2 10.8 0.1

Javonte Williams News

Jaleel McLaughlin Leads Backfield After Javonte Williams' Injury

Sunday, October 1, 10:36 PM

An injury to Denver Broncos running back Javonte Williams (hip) in the team's 31-28 come-from-behind victory over the Chicago Bears in Week 4 on Sunday allowed undrafted rookie Jaleel McLaughlin to have his biggest day as a professional. McLaughlin led the team with seven carries for 72 yards (10.3 yards per carry) and also caught all three of his targets for 32 yards and his second touchdown of the year. Samaje Perine had one fewer carry than McLaughlin, but he mustered only 12 yards on the ground. The 23-year-old's TD came on an 18-yard screen pass for the team's first score of the day. The Youngstown State product has probably already leapfrogged Perine on Denver's RB depth chart, and if Williams misses any time, McLaughlin will be in play as an RB3/flex for fantasy managers.

Week 4 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
14.1 57.2 0.5 1.8 24.5 0.2

James Cook News

James Cook Plunges Into End Zone For First Time

Monday, October 2, 12:45 AM

Buffalo Bills running back James Cook took 12 carries for 29 yards and a touchdown with a 48-yard catch in Week 4's dominant 48-20 win over the Miami Dolphins. Cook and Josh Allen nearly botched an exchange before the quarterback gave him a push from behind to aid a one-yard touchdown rush, which was Cook's first of the year following a long booth review. Besides a 48-yard reception that facilitated a field-goal drive, the 24-year-old elusive back took a backseat to a sensational Bills passing attack on Sunday. It's worth noting, however, that Cook handled all three of Buffalo's rushing attempts inside the 10-yard line, which bodes extremely well for his future prospects. Though Latavius Murray and Damien Harris remain frustrating presences, Cook is on the rise while on pace for over 1,500 scrimmage yards heading into Week 5's London meeting with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Javonte Williams vs. James Cook

Still trying to decide between Williams and Cook? Check on the latest news to make sure both players are active and healthy. Our PPR projections show that Javonte Williams is projected to score 5.8 points this week while James Cook is projected to score 14.1 points.