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Dalvin Cook

Dalvin Cook RB - MIN

Experience: 2 YRS  
Height: 5'11"  
Weight: 213 
Bye: 10

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The Vikings have fired OC John DeFilippo. He was a hot name this offseason but lasts just 13 games in Minnesota. DeFilippo's offense has underachieved, ranking just 17th in yards and 20th in points. We also heard whispers that he and HC Mike Zimmer weren't on the same page, with Zimmer preferring a run-heavy offense and DeFilippo favoring the pass. We'll see who the Vikings tab as their interim OC, but the change could mean more carries for RB Dalvin Cook going forward.

Update: The Vikings have promoted former QBs coach Kevin Stefanski to interim OC. Stefanski has been with the team since 2006 but has never called plays.

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Vikings OC John DeFilippo called RB Dalvin Cook a "full-go" for Sunday night's game against the Bears. We assumed as much after Cook handled 10 carries and 4 targets back in Week 9 and then had a Week 10 bye to rest that injured hamstring. Chicago ranks 3rd in fantasy points allowed to RBs, but Cook still looks like a solid RB2 in Week 11 fantasy lineups.

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Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) is active for today’s game against the Lions. It’ll be his first action since Week 4. Cook is expected to be on a snap count, with ESPN’s Adam Schefter reporting this morning that Minnesota is hoping to get him "about 20 or so” snaps. That’s about a third of the game. Cook sits in RB4 territory in the Week 9 Rankings. RB Latavius Murray remains the superior fantasy bet.

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The Vikings expect RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) to play Sunday but on a "pitch count," according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Cook will reportedly get "about 20 or so" snaps. That would obviously cut into Latavius Murray playing time and fantasy upside. But Murray still looks like the Minnesota RB to use. We'll confirm Cook's status at 11:30 a.m. ET, when the early inactives get announced.

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The Vikings "plan to play Dalvin Cook on a limited snap count" against the Lions on Sunday, insider Ben Goessling reports. We heard a similar report back in Week 6 before Cook ended up inactive. He's been a limited participant in practice this week, but a final decision on his status probably won't be made until pregame warmups. Cook won't be a recommended fantasy play even if he ends up active. His presence would put a dent in RB Latavius Murray's Week 9 outlook, though.

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Injury Predictor

Cook followed a durable college career by losing three-quarters of his rookie campaign to a left ACL tear. He was back to team workouts by June OTAs, though, and appears on track for a full start to the regular season. Cook missed just 2 games across 3 years at Florida State, despite shoulder surgeries in 2014 (as a high-schooler) and 2016 and a hamstring/ankle injury in 2015.

Projected Missed Probability of injury per game ? Probablity of injury in the season ?
1.50 5.2% 57.6%
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Date Injury Analysis
Sep 27, 2018 Thigh Hamstring Strain Grade 2 Cook re-injured his hamstring and missed 4 games.
Sep 16, 2018 Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Cook missed 1 game.
Oct 1, 2017 Knee ACL Tear Grade 3 Coach Mike Zimmer described Cook's injury as "a normal, typical ACL (tear)." He underwent surgery on October 9, 2017.
Mar 31, 2016 Shoulder Labrum Tear Cook re-injured his shoulder in spring practice.
Oct 24, 2015 Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Cook missed 1 game vs. Syracuse.
Mar 8, 2014 Shoulder Labrum Tear "He went up the steps, tripped in the weight room and put his hand down to catch himself at an angle,” coach Jimbo Fisher said.

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