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Dalvin Cook
Bye: 7
Experience: 5 Yr(s)
Age: 27.3
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 210
40 Time: 4.49
SPARQx (Rank): 107.10 (39%)
Burst Score (Rank): 109.90 (13%)
Agility Score (Rank): 11.80 (13%)
Three Cone Drill (Rank): 7.27

Injury PredictorDalvin Cook's Injury Guide

Very High Risk

Chance of Injury in 2022


% chance misses at least 2 quarters

Chance of Injury per Game


1- 17√1-% Inj/Season

Projected Games Missed 2022




Ability to produce despire relatively minor injuries. 5 being most durable

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Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Oct 1, 2017 NFL 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.
Oct 24, 2015 Non-NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Cook missed 1 game vs. Syracuse.
Mar 8, 2014 Non-NFL 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.
Mar 31, 2016 Non-NFL Shoulder Labrum Tear Cook re-injured his shoulder in spring practice.
Sep 16, 2018 NFL Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Cook missed 1 game.
Sep 27, 2018 NFL Thigh Hamstring Strain Grade 2 Cook re-injured his hamstring and missed 4 games.
Dec 15, 2019 NFL Shoulder A/C Joint Sprain Cook exited Week 15 against the Chargers with a shoulder injury and missed two games
Oct 11, 2020 NFL Inguinal Groin Strain Grade 2 Cook suffered a groin injury in the Vikings' Week 5 loss to the Seahawks. He missed one game
Sep 19, 2021 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Cook suffered an injury in the Week 2 game vs. the Cardinals. He missed one game
Oct 6, 2021 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Cook missed a Week 5 game against the Lions due to an ankle injury he originally suffered on Week 2.
Nov 28, 2021 NFL Shoulder Dislocation Cook suffered a dislocated shoulder in Minnesota's Week 12 loss to San Francisco
Nov 28, 2021 NFL Shoulder Labrum Tear Cook suffered a torn labrum in Minnesota's Week 12 loss to San Francisco
Sep 25, 2022 NFL Shoulder Dislocation Cook was hurt late in a Week 3 win over Detroit.

Basic StatsDalvin Cook's Preseason Player Analysis

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What You Need to Know:

  • Cook sat out 4 games in 2021, upping his missed-games total to 13 over the past 4 seasons.
  • He missed Week 3 with ankle injury. After playing hurt in Week 4, he sat out the following game with the same injury.
  • Cook dislocated his shoulder and tore his labrum in Week 12. He missed only 1 game and returned to trounce Pittsburgh for 27-205-2 in a true stunner.
  • Cook missed Week 16 on the COVID list.
  • A lawsuit against Cook came out around mid-season, alleging abuse by a former girlfriend. He wasn’t suspended, but that possibility remains this offseason.
  • With all of the turbulence, Cook ranked as an RB1 only 5 times. Scoring just 6 TDs -- following years with 13 and 17 — Cook ranked 11th in PPR PPG.
  • Note that he played Week 17 (at Green Bay) without Kirk Cousins. With Sean Mannion under center, Cook managed just 13 yards on 9 carries in a blowout.
  • Cook averaged 4.7 YPC, right in line with his career average.
  • However, Cook finished with career-lows in PFF rushing grade (68.8) and Elusive Rating (51.9). His yards after contact per attempt was below his career average, too. But some of that could be traced to injuries.
  • Now healthy, Cook will learn a new offense under HC Kevin O’Connell. After working under Rams HC Sean McVay, the expectation is we'll see a lot of 3-WR looks, pre-snap motion and a zone scheme that fits Cook’s talent.
  • The Vikings’ O-line ranked 16th in PFF run blocking grade last year; 24th in Football Outsiders’ Adjusted Line Yards. They profile similarly in ’22.
  • Alexander Mattison returns as Cook’s handcuff. He’s an interesting draft target if you haven’t landed Cook, particularly in best ball tournaments where you’re trying to maximizing upside.
  • League-wide, Cook’s ranked 3rd among RBs in rushing yards since entering the league (2017). But at 27, with ~1,200 career touches and a history of knee, ankle and shoulder injuries, the cliff could come soon.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line

Cook enters the fall in a great spot for workhorse volume.

That’s nothing new for the FSU product, who’s hit 18+ touches 30 times over the past 3 seasons.

There's reason to be optimistic about his new staff, too. HC Kevin O’Connell projects as an upgrade to the unit both in offensive creativity and offensive pace.

Cook simply comes with elevated risk given his history of shoulder and lower-body injuries. The veteran hasn’t played more than 14 games in any season.

Currently projected to play 14 games, Cook’s profile screams high-risk, high-reward. As of this writing, his ADP is sitting at 1.08.

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Alexander Mattison, RB MIN

7:28am EDT 10/16/22

Alexander Mattison expected to play vs. Dolphins

Vikings RB Alexander Mattison (shoulder) is expected to play vs. the Dolphins today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Mattison is listed as questionable but should be ready for his usual #2 RB duties behind Dalvin Cook.

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Vikings RB Alexander Mattison (shoulder) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game vs. the Dolphins. We haven’t heard any concern about his availability, but we’ll check his status on Sunday morning. Mattison’s absence would be a boost to RB Dalvin Cook.

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Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (shoulder) isn't listed on the final Week 4 injury report after putting in full practices on Thursday and Friday. The shoulder issue adds obvious risk to his fantasy profile -- but remember that he went for 205 yards and 2 scores on 27 carries playing through the same issue vs. the Steelers last season. You'd need to be loaded at RB to consider benching Cook vs. the Saints this week.

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Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (shoulder) was listed as a full participant in Thursday's practice. That sure makes it seem like Minnesota plans on having him play vs. the Saints on Sunday morning. We'll see how Cook is listed on tomorrow's final injury report.

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Vikings HC Kevin O'Connell again labeled RB Dalvin Cook (shoulder) "day-to-day" on Wednesday. O'Connell added that they're hoping to at least get Cook some work in walkthroughs this week before deciding whether he can play vs. the Saints on Sunday morning. That makes Cook sound less certain for Week 4 than previous reports. Alexander Mattison is on standby as a RB1 if Cook misses.

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