Shark Bites

Vikings S Andrew Sendejo will miss his 2nd straight game Sunday with a groin injury. DT Linval Joseph is questionable for the visit to the Jets. He's listed with ankle, knee and shoulder injuries and put in just a single limited practice on Friday. We'd try not to use Joseph in IDP lineups this week even if he's active.

Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Jets. He put in a full practice on Wednesday, so it looks like he suffered a setback at some point this week. His absence means Latavius Murray will again serve as Minnesota’s lead back and a fine RB2 in fantasy lineups.

After a full practice on Wednesday, Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) did not practice at all on Thursday. And the Cook-coaster continues. His status for this weekend's game against the Jets is now completely up in the air. We'll get another update tomorrow.

Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice. He was a full-go last Thursday but limited on Friday before ending up inactive on Sunday. If he makes it through a full week of practice, Cook should return for this weekend's game against the Jets.

11:10am EDT 10/14/18

Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) is inactive for today’s game against the Cardinals. His pregame workout didn’t go well, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. So Latavius Murray gets another game as Minnesota’s lead back. He’s in the RB2 mix in a plus matchup.

Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) is expected to play against the Cardinals today but will be "limited to no more than 20 to 25 snaps," insider Ben Goessling reports. We heard a similar report back in Week 4 and Cook finished with 10 carries for 20 scoreless yards. It's possible he gets another 10-15 touches on his limited snaps today, but this news obviously lowers both his ceiling and floor. Check where Cook sits in our updated Week 6 RB Rankings.

The Vikings list RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) as questionable for this weekend's game against the Cardinals. He put in a full practice on Thursday but was limited Friday. It's unclear if he suffered a setback or if the team is just managing his reps. We'll get Cook's official status by noon ET on Sunday. If active, he'll be a risk/reward RB2.

Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) graduated to a full practice on Thursday. He's in line to play against the Cardinals this weekend. Cook will carry some risk coming off a multi-game hamstring injury. But there's lots of upside here vs. Arizona's 32nd-ranked RB defense.

Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) put in a limited practice on Wednesday. That's an upgrade over last week, when he sat out both Wednesday and Thursday. Cook seemingly has a shot to play against the Cardinals this weekend, but we'll continue to monitor his progress over the next couple of days.

3:10pm EDT 10/7/18

Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) is inactive for today’s game against the Eagles. That leaves Latavius Murray as Minnesota’s lead back and a solid bet for 15+ touches. But a matchup with a Philly defense allowing just 2.7 yards per carry to RBs leaves Murray as just a RB3 or flex.

Vikings DE Everson Griffen isn't expected to return to the team "anytime soon," according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Griffen has reportedly been dealing with mental issues, so there's no way for us to gauge what to expect here. IDP owners will need to decide whether to just eat the dead roster spot to hang on to Griffen's upside or drop him for someone who can help now.

The Vikings don't expect RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) to play Sunday afternoon against the Eagles, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Cook is officially questionable but put in only a limited Friday workout after playing sparingly last Thursday night against the Rams. An inactive Cook would give Latavius Murray the start against 1 of the league's toughest run defenses.

Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Eagles. He put in a limited practice on Friday after missing the previous 2 days and then deemed himself a game-time decision. Vikings-Eagles doesn’t kick off until 4:25 pm ET, so we might not know Cook’s status until 3. Even if he plays, he’ll be a risky fantasy start after playing just 18 snaps and carrying 10 times last week. If Cook is inactive, Latavius Murray will serve as Minnesota’s lead back and be a low-end RB3 or flex in fantasy lineups in a tough matchup.

Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday. HC Mike Zimmer called him "questionable" to play against the Eagles this weekend, but we'd consider him on the wrong side of 50/50. Check back tomorrow for another update on Cook's status, but fantasy owners should be making other plans.

Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) missed Wednesday's practice. He didn't carry in the 2nd half of last Thursday night's game against the Rams, although it seemed like that was part of Minnesota's plan to limit his reps. We're expecting Cook to play against the Eagles this weekend, but he'll be a risky fantasy starter until we see him back to 100%.

6:09pm EDT 9/27/18

Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) is officially active for tonight's game against the Rams. He's expected to be on a "pitch count," according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, but still sits inside the top 15 in the Week 4 RB Rankings. The Rams are allowing 4.9 yards per carry to RBs.

Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) is expected to play against the Rams tonight but will be on a "pitch count," according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. It's impossible to know exactly how limited Cook will be. And it will probably depend on how he's feeling and performing once the game gets rolling. Consider him a risk/reward RB2 in Week 4 fantasy lineups.

Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Thursday night's game against the Rams. He was officially limited in practice on Tuesday and Wednesday. Cook is shaping up as a game-time decision, so we'll find out his status around 7 pm ET tonight. If active, he'll carry elevated risk but will be worth getting in most fantasy lineups vs. a Rams defense that's allowed 4.9 yards per carry to RBs through 3 weeks.

Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) put in a limited practice on Tuesday. Both he and HC Mike Zimmer were non-committal earlier today about his availability for Thursday night's game against the Rams. Check back tomorrow for another update on Cook's status.

Vikings HC Mike Zimmer said Tuesday that DE Everson Griffen will not travel with the team for Thursday night's game against the Rams, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. Griffen will instead stay behind to work through recent mental-health issues, which currently have him hospitalized. We'll see how long Griffen remains out. IDP owners should plan as though we'll miss Griffen for at least a few weeks. Stephen Weatherly stepped in to play 76% of the snaps in the loss to Buffalo, but we wouldn't use him against a much tougher Rams front.

 
 
 

Dominate Your Fantasy Football Draft

Turn your phone into a draft weapon with our FREE APP

Download on the App Store Download on Google Play