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Running Back, Minnesota Vikings

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Draft: 2017 Round 2 (9)
College: Florida State
Ht: 5’10”  Wt: 210 DOB: 1995-08-10 Age: 26

Season Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2017 MIN 4 74 354 4.8 2 16 11 90 8.2 0 56.4 14.1
2018 MIN 11 133 615 4.6 2 49 40 305 7.6 2 116.0 10.5
2019 MIN 14 250 1,135 4.5 13 63 53 519 9.8 0 243.4 17.4
2020 MIN 14 312 1,557 5.0 16 54 44 361 8.2 1 293.8 21.0
2021 MIN 4 80 366 4.6 2 18 12 73 6.1 0 55.9 14.0
2021 (Projected) MIN   310 1,456 4.7 12   46 385 8.4 2 268.1  

2021 Outlook
Depth Chart
A big write-up here isn't necessary, as if you've been a part of fantasy football in the last few years Cook is a name you've heard plenty. Coming off two straight top-5 seasons, Cook is the prototype elite fantasy back. Explosive from anywhere on the field, dynamic in both the run and passing game, and an absolute ball hog, Cook is that consistent backfield asset every winning fantasy team needs to have. While Cook is a monster in any format due to his ability to score (31 total touchdowns the last two years) and catch passes (97 receptions the last two years) he has been a bit injury prone, which is a much bigger concern as we enter into a 17-week regular season. Something I feel is being overlooked this fantasy offseason is the effect a 17-week season will have on running back load management. For a team like the Vikings, who are truly playoffs or bust, keeping Cook fresh down the stretch is vitally important. Now more than ever, fantasy teams are going to NEED quality handcuffs (more on Alexander Mattison in a second). Look for a bit of regression in Cook's overall numbers, but certainly not enough to remove him from top-3 consideration. Just be SURE you grab the next guy in this preview!

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Dalvin Cook
RB2RB2 Alexander Mattison
RB3RB3 C.J. Ham
RB4RB4 Kene Nwangwu
Vikings Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Dalvin Cook limited on Wednesday
Vikings have a bye in Week 7
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Oct 13, 3:40 pm

Minnesota Vikings
Dalvin Cook listed as a limited participant in today's practice. DNPs: Pierce (elbow), Barr (knee), Adam Thielen (foot), Justin Jefferson (ankle), Griffen (rest), Alexander Mattison (shoulder), Ellefson (knee) (Andrew Krammer on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: A lot of rest today for key offensive players in Minnesota. Cook missed practice most of last week before being declared Inactive on gameday in Week 5. With Minnesota having a bye in Week 7, we'll get a better idea of Cook's availability later in the week.


Injury Dalvin Cook is Inactive for Week 5
Alexander Mattison will get the start
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Oct 10, 11:30 am

Minnesota Vikings
Dalvin Cook is INACTIVE vs. Detroit. Alexander Mattison will get the start. Cook went thru an on field warm up pregame after being listed as questionable. He would’ve split carries had he been active, the same plan MIN used last week, but the Vikings opted to rest him. (Vikings on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: the Vikings opted to play it safe with Cook which means Mattison becomes an RB1 play against the Lions. Ameer Abdullah could see some work in a change of pace role.


Injury Dalvin Cook listed as questionable, gametime decision
Limited in practice on Friday
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Oct 8, 3:08 pm

Minnesota Vikings
#Vikings officially rule out nose tackle Michael Pierce (elbow) and receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette (toe) for Sunday against the Lions. RB Dalvin Cook is listed questionable; "probably" a game-time decision, Mike Zimmer said. He was limited today in his only practice of the week. (Andrew Krammer on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Nice word choice by coach Zimmer. "Probably" leaves room for the possibility that Cook isn't a gametime decision at all. Anyway, since the Vikings and Lions play a 1 PM Eastern, we'll know Cook's status 90 minutes before gametime if not sooner. Alexander Mattison would be an insta-play if Cook were to sit.


Injury Dalvin Cook misses practice on Thursday
Ankle injury
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Oct 7, 4:58 pm

Minnesota Vikings
Nick Vigil was upgraded to a full participant in Thursday’s practice. Dalvin Cook was dressed out, had a helmet and went thru individuals from what we saw but did not practice again today. (Courtney Cronin on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Cook was obviously limited last week with his ankle injury and ended up splitting work with Alexander Mattison rendering both unplayable in fantasy. In an ideal world, Cook would take this week off against the Lions and allow his ankle to heal. The Vikings have a bye in Week 7.


Injury Dalvin Cook expected to play
Ankle injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Oct 3, 7:00 am

Minnesota Vikings
Vikings’ RB Dalvin Cook, listed as questionable for Sunday due to an ankle injury, is expected to play barring a pre-game setback, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Cook was limited in practice week but should be good to go against the Browns today in a game with a 51.5 total. There's no indication right now that Cook will be limited, making him a solid RB1 play.


Injury Dalvin Cook limited on Thursday
Vikings RB says he expects to play
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Sep 30, 4:45 pm

Minnesota Vikings
Limited in practice today for the #Vikings were RB Dalvin Cook (ankle), linebacker Anthony Barr (knee), tight end Tyler Conklin (glute, elbow), kicker Greg Joseph (hip) and nose tackle Michael Pierce (elbow, shoulder). Tackle Christian Darrisaw again full participant. (Chris Tomasson on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Cook has two straight limited sessions after missing last week with a sprained ankle. It appears he's trending towards playing this week against the Browns and should return to his normal workload.


Injury Dalvin Cook unlikely to play, sprained ankle
Missed practice all week
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Sep 26, 7:10 am

Minnesota Vikings
As the week progressed, there was a less confident tone that Vikings RB Dalvin Cook would play Sunday vs. Seattle due to his sprained ankle, per source. Cook didn’t practice all week, it’s early in season, and going into pre-game warmups it was considered “unlikely” he plays. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The Vikings and Seahawks don't play until 4:25 pm so we'll have to wait for the Inactives to come out to be sure, but it sounds like Alexander Mattison will get the start at RB for Minnesota. Mattison vaults into RB2 territory with RB1 upside.


Injury Dalvin Cook questionable, gametime decision
Ankle injury
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Sep 24, 2:57 pm

Minnesota Vikings
Updated #Vikings injury story. Mike Zimmer said RB Dalvin Cook ended up doing "some" work in practice but said "We'll see" if he plays Sunday. “He’s doing much better,” Zimmer said. He's questionable & LB Anthony Barr (knee), T Christian Darrisaw (groin), CB Harrison Hand (hamstring) are out. . (Chris Tomasson on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Cook missed practice Wednesday and Thursday. This sounds like a situation we should be alerted to by Adam Schefter or Ian Rapoport on Sunday. Alexander Mattison would jump in value if Cook misses. Stay tuned...



2021 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at CIN L 24-27 20 61 3.1 1 7 6 43 7.2 0 16.4
2 at ARI L 33-34 22 131 6.0 0 3 2 17 8.5 0 14.8
4 CLE L 7-14 9 34 3.8 0 6 2 10 5.0 0 4.4
6 at CAR W 34-28 29 140 4.8 1 2 2 3 1.5 0 20.3

2020 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 GB L 34-43 12 50 4.2 2 2 1 -2 -2.0 0 16.8
2 at IND L 11-28 14 63 4.5 1 2 2 8 4.0 0 13.1
3 TEN L 30-31 22 181 8.2 1 5 2 18 9.0 0 25.9
4 at HOU W 31-23 27 130 4.8 2 2 2 16 8.0 0 26.6
5 at SEA L 26-27 17 65 3.8 1 5 5 24 4.8 0 14.9
8 at GB W 28-22 30 163 5.4 3 3 2 63 31.5 1 46.6
9 DET W 34-20 22 206 9.4 2 2 2 46 23.0 0 37.2
10 at CHI W 19-13 30 96 3.2 0 4 4 16 4.0 0 11.2
11 DAL L 28-31 27 115 4.3 1 5 5 45 9.0 0 22.0
12 CAR W 28-27 18 61 3.4 0 4 4 21 5.3 0 8.2
13 JAC W 27-24 32 120 3.8 0 9 6 59 9.8 0 17.9
14 at TB L 14-26 22 102 4.6 1 4 2 8 4.0 0 17.0
15 CHI L 27-33 24 132 5.5 1 5 5 27 5.4 0 21.9
16 at NO L 33-52 15 73 4.9 1 2 2 12 6.0 0 14.5

2019 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 ATL W 28-12 21 111 5.3 2 2 2 9 4.5 0 24.0
2 at GB L 16-21 20 154 7.7 1 3 3 37 12.3 0 25.1
3 LV W 34-14 16 110 6.9 1 5 4 33 8.3 0 20.3
4 at CHI L 6-16 14 35 2.5 1 8 6 35 5.8 0 13.0
5 at NYG W 28-10 21 132 6.3 0 6 6 86 14.3 0 21.8
6 PHI W 38-20 16 41 2.6 1 2 2 13 6.5 0 11.4
7 at DET W 42-30 25 142 5.7 2 2 1 7 7.0 0 26.9
8 WAS W 19-9 23 98 4.3 1 6 5 73 14.6 0 23.1
9 at KC L 23-26 21 71 3.4 0 7 4 45 11.3 0 11.6
10 at DAL W 28-24 26 97 3.7 1 7 7 86 12.3 0 24.3
11 DEN W 27-23 11 26 2.4 1 6 5 31 6.2 0 11.7
13 at SEA L 30-37 9 29 3.2 1 4 3 35 11.7 0 12.4
14 DET W 20-7 18 62 3.4 1 2 2 13 6.5 0 13.5
15 at LAC W 39-10 9 27 3.0 0 3 3 16 5.3 0 4.3
WC at NO W 26-20 28 94 3.4 2 5 3 36 12.0 0 25.0
DP at SF L 10-27 9 18 2.0 0 8 6 8 1.3 0 2.6
WC = Wild-Card DP = Divisional Playoff

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