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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: 24
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#9 2 1.11

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
2019 (Projected) MIN   241 1,085 4.5 6   55 410 7.5 3 203.5  

2019 Outlook
Depth Chart
Despite flashing a tantalizing combination of speed and power during his first two seasons in the league, being healthy has kept Cook from approached his true statistical potential. Missing 17 games over his first two seasons due to ACL and lower leg injuries, the Vikings desperately need Cook to be the main cog in the offense this season.

After being eased in to start the season, the promotion of Stefanski might have given us a small look into the usage numbers we can expect in 2019. Cook's 46 carries over the final three games were by far the most of any 3-game stretch during the season, and he continued to display the dual-threat traits that top tier fantasy backs need with 40 receptions for 305 yards.

There is a lot to like about Cook's fantasy prospects this year. He's nearly two years removed from his ACL tear, and has absolutely no proven back-up behind him on the depth chart to lose touches to. The Vikings offense is looking to emphasize ball control offense, and the defense gives them short fields and extra chances via turnovers. Throw in the fact that the passing game is scary enough that he'll never have to face stacked fronts, and the invested draft capital and free agent dollars to strengthen the interior line, and all signs point to a major breakout potential. With everything in his corner, health is the only thing that stands in the way of a RB1 season from Cook. He's the Tier 2 back I like the most and would consider taking over guys with slighter higher ADPs. If he can play close to 16 games this year, Cook is going to win some fantasy championships.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Dalvin Cook
RB2RB2 Alexander Mattison
RB3RB3 Mike Boone
RB4RB4 Ameer Abdullah
RB5RB5 C.J. Ham
Vikings Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Vikings name Gary Kubiak offensive coordinator
Served as team's assistant head coach/offensive adviser during 2019
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Jan 23, 12:15 pm

Minnesota Vikings
The Minnesota Vikings are handing offensive coordinator duties to Gary Kubiak, multiple league sources confirmed to ESPN. Kubiak served as the team's assistant head coach/offensive adviser during the 2019 season. Kubiak will take over the role held by Kevin Stefanski since Week 15 of the 2018 season. Stefanski left Minnesota after 14 seasons to become the new head coach of the Cleveland Browns. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: The Vikings offense finished 8th in total points and had the third-highest overall run percentage (50.5%) with Kubiak filling an offense advisory role. Head coach Mike Zimmer indicated that the Vikings would using the same offensive system in 2020 meaning we can expect to see a lot of Dalvin Cook next season.


Injury Cook, Mattison back at practice Wednesday
Top two RBs back for Minnesota
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Jan 1, 2:15 pm

Minnesota Vikings
Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison are back at practice, with helmets, taking their usual 1st/2nd team reps w the centers during the individual portion. Eric Kendricks was present but sans helmet. No Mackensie Alexander, Andrew Sendejo and Stephen Weatherly at practice. (Courtney Cronin on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: It sounds like the Vikings will have their top two running backs on the field for their Wildcard matchup against the Saints. New Orleans only gave up 7 rushing TDs to RBs this year but Cook should get the bulk of volume and be a top RB play on the slate.


Injury Vikings expected to rest starters in Week 17
Cousins, Cook not expected to play
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Dec 27, 10:00 am

Minnesota Vikings
While I’m told the Vikings haven’t finalized their plan for Sunday, they’re leaning heavily towards resting a bulk of their starters, including Kirk Cousins, per league source. Team viewing Chicago week as a bye in terms of getting guys rest/healthy for Jan. (Courtney Cronin on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: With Vikings locked into the 6th seed, there's no reason for Cousins and players nursing injuries to play. Expect Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison to be inactive as well. Sean Mannion will likely be the starter at quarterback with Mike Boone and Ameer Abdullah handling the bulk of running back duties.


Injury Dalvin Cook unlikely to play vs. Packers
Shoulder injury
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Dec 19, 7:00 am

Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook is unlikely to play in the big showdown with the Green Bay Packers on Monday night because of a shoulder injury, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Thursday. The Vikings are even leaning toward shutting down Cook for the last two regular-season games, hoping to have him ready for the playoffs. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: We've been under the assumption this would be the case for Cook ever since Schefter suggested at halftime of Monday night football that Cook wouldn't play in Week 16. Alexander Mattison dealing with an ankle injury, Minnesota is likely to roll with Mike Boone and Ameer Abdullah at running back with Abdullah playing on some passing downs. Boone is shaping up as an RB2.


Injury Dalvin Cook fine for Week 16?
Shoulder injury
By: Doug Orth | Mon Dec 16, 8:15 pm

Minnesota Vikings
“Yeah, it feels good today.” - HC Mike Zimmer on if Dalvin Cook could play through injury suffered (in Week 15). “It’s too early, but the extra day helps. We’ll just have to see how the week goes," Zimmer said. (Vikings.com)

FFToday's Take: The Vikings play on Monday night in Week 16, which means owners who don't have the entire backfield locked up (Cook, Alexander Mattison and Mike Boone) may be forced to go in another direction if Cook's status hasn't been resolved by the weekend. Owners are advised to keep an eye out for updates throughout the week, especially on Cook and Mattison.


Injury Adam Thielen not practicing Wednesday
Vikings get limited practice from Dalvin Cook
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Wed Dec 4, 5:55 pm

Minnesota Vikings
Ben Goessling (@GoesslingStrib) on Twitter: "The Vikings, who are effectively going through a walk through this afternoon, already issued their injury report. Adam Thielen, Riley Reiff and Linval Joseph did not practice; Dalvin Cook, Everson Griffen, Eric Wilson, Shamar Stephen and Harrison Smith were limited." (Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Lots of injuries looming for the Vikings, who lost a tough one to the Seahawks on MNF. Alexander Mattison should be on everyone's radar for Wek 14 if Cook can't go, and Diggs remains a lock-n-load WR1 if Thielen is out again.


Injury Dalvin Cook indicates he'll play in Week 14
Shoulder injury
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Dec 4, 12:30 pm

Minnesota Vikings
Dalvin Cook’s shoulder injury is a pain tolerance deal, and he said he’s been told there shouldn’t be a risk of injuring it worse. Reiterates he’ll play Sunday vs Lions. “I gotta work on” holding onto the ball when hit there. (Andrew Krammer on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Cook left last week's game with a shoulder injury but maintains's his stance that he'll play against the Lions. If he sits, Alexander Mattison would become an obvious plug an play in Week 14.



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 OAK 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

2018 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 SF W 24-16 16 40 2.5 0 7 6 55 9.2 0 9.5
2 at GB T 29-29 10 38 3.8 0 5 3 52 17.3 0 9.0
4 at LAR L 31-38 10 20 2.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 2.0
9 DET W 24-9 10 89 8.9 0 4 4 20 5.0 0 10.9
11 at CHI L 20-25 9 12 1.3 0 3 3 -2 -0.7 0 1.0
12 GB W 24-17 10 29 2.9 0 3 3 47 15.7 1 13.6
13 at NE L 10-24 9 84 9.3 0 10 8 22 2.8 0 10.6
14 at SEA L 7-21 13 55 4.2 0 7 5 28 5.6 1 14.3
15 MIA W 41-17 19 136 7.2 2 2 1 27 27.0 0 28.3
16 at DET W 27-9 16 73 4.6 0 3 3 35 11.7 0 10.8
17 CHI L 10-24 11 39 3.5 0 5 4 21 5.3 0 6.0

2017 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 NO W 29-19 22 127 5.8 0 5 3 10 3.3 0 13.7
2 at PIT L 9-26 12 64 5.3 0 3 2 0 0.0 0 6.4
3 TB W 34-17 27 97 3.6 1 5 5 72 14.4 0 22.9
4 DET L 7-14 13 66 5.1 1 3 1 8 8.0 0 13.4

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