Shark Bites

ESPN's Courtney Cronin hears that Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) is likely to be sidelined through the team's Week 10 bye. That's not a surprise after Cook seemingly aggravated his hamstring injury in practice last week. RB Latavius Murray's solid play also makes it easier for the Vikings to continue to be cautious with their starting RB. Murray will remain a solid RB2 for however long Cook is out.

Sustained winds around 20 mph with gusts over 40 are expected for today's Vikings-Jets game. That'll impact the deep-passing and kicking games. We've moved Kirk Cousins, Sam Darnold, Dan Bailey and Jason Myers down the Week 7 Rankings. Cousins remains in QB1 territory, though, because he tends to throw a bunch of short passes anyway. WRs Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs should also remain locked into fantasy lineups.

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.

Bengals LB Nick Vigil suffered a left MCL sprain in the 1st quarter of Sunday's loss to the Steelers and is expected to miss the next month, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. LB Vontaze Burfict saw a spike in playing time -- from 53.1% to 83.6% -- and Vincent Rey stepped in to play 64% of the snaps after Vigil left. He's the best bet to start in Vigil's spot over the next few games.

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.

Broncos LB Todd Davis (shoulder) is active for today's game against the Jets. He's a decent flex option for IDP leagues that allow 4+ LBs into weekly lineups.

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.

Broncos LB Todd Davis (shoulder) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets. He returned to a limited practice Friday after sitting out the previous 2 days. We'll check on his status Sunday morning.

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.

 
 
 

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