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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 13 249 1,159 4.7 6 49 34 224 6.6 0 174.3 13.4
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 Kene Nwangwu
RB4RB4 C.J. Ham
RB5RB5 Wayne Gallman
Vikings Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Dalvin Cook off the Covid list
Missed Week 16
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Dec 29, 11:48 am

Minnesota Vikings
The #Vikings have activated RB Dalvin Cook from Reserve/COVID-19. CB Tye Smith has been activated from Reserve Practice Squad/COVID-19 and DE Patrick Jones II has been placed on Reserve/COVID-19. (Vikings on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Given the NFL's Covid protocols have changed again, allowing for a return after five days, Cook is now eligible to play in Week 17 against the Packers on Sunday Night Football. Unless we get word that Cook will be limited, it's safe to assume he will back to his normal RB1 role, just in time for fantasy football Championship Week.


Injury Dalvin Cook lands on the Covid list
Likely to miss Weeks 16 & 17
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Dec 23, 12:38 pm

Minnesota Vikings
Vikings running back Dalvin Cook has been placed on the COVID-19/reserve list. Cook has been following protocols for unvaccinated players, so it’s likely he’ll be out for 10 days. That would give him time to return for the Vikings final road game of the season at Green Bay on Jan. 2. (Courtney Cronin on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: It will be the Alexander Mattison show this week against Rams who are middle of the pack (15th) against fantasy running backs this season. Mattison is an easy RB2 this week with RB1 upside should he find the endzone.


Injury Vikings optimistic Dalvin Cook will play
Shoulder injury
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Dec 9, 8:45 am

Minnesota Vikings
The Minnesota Vikings are feeling “optimistic” Dalvin Cook will be a go for tonight’s home game against the Steelers, per sources. I was told they still want to see how he feels this morning. (Dianna Russini on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Cook is known for returning from injury earlier than expected and it seems this case will be no different. If he plays, he will be a riskier fantasy option but still have RB1 upside against a Steelers defense that's given up the 10th most fantasy points to running backs in PPR leagues.


Injury Adam Thielen ruled Out, Dalvin Cook Questionable for Thu.
Cook limited in practice
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Dec 8, 2:01 pm

Minnesota Vikings
Vikings officially ruled out WR Adam Thielen for Thursday night’s game vs. the Steelers and listed RB Dalvin Cook as questionable. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: It sounds like Cook is going to be a gametime decision. It would make sense for the Vikings to hold him out on a short week but Cook has come back from previous injuries earlier than expected. Alexander Mattison would be an RB1 if Cook sits. K.J. Osborn should see increased targets with Thielen sidelined.


Injury Dalvin Cook will have MRI Monday on injured shoulder
Injured in 3rd quarter
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Nov 28, 8:03 pm

Minnesota Vikings
Vikings’ RB Dalvin Cook scheduled Monday to undergo an MRI on his shoulder injury. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Cook finished Week 12 with a 10-39-0 rushing line and a 6-64-0 receiving line, leaving in the 3rd quarter with a shoulder injury. If he were to miss time, Alexander Mattison would be an RB1 option against the Lions in Week 13.



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
8 DAL L 16-20 18 78 4.3 0 2 0 0 - 0 7.8
9 at BAL L 31-34 17 110 6.5 0 3 3 12 4.0 0 12.2
10 at LAC W 27-20 24 94 3.9 1 5 3 24 8.0 0 17.8
11 GB W 34-31 22 86 3.9 1 4 3 29 9.7 0 17.5
12 at SF L 26-34 10 39 3.9 0 7 6 64 10.7 0 10.3
14 PIT W 36-28 27 205 7.6 2 3 1 17 17.0 0 34.2
15 at CHI W 17-9 28 89 3.2 0 3 2 2 1.0 0 9.1
17 at GB L 10-37 9 13 1.4 0 3 3 0 0.0 0 1.3
18 CHI W 31-17 14 79 5.6 0 1 1 3 3.0 0 8.2

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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