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Basic StatsDalvin Cook's Basic Stats

Dalvin Cook
ADP: 1.8
Bye: 7
Experience: 5 Yr(s)
Age: 26.8
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 Index

Very High Risk

Chance of Injury in 2022

94%

% chance misses at least 2 quarters

Chance of Injury per Game

15.3%

1- 17√1-% Inj/Season

Projected Games Missed 2022

3.60

Durability

3

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

Injury analysis powered by Draft Sharks Injury Index, formerly SIP Logo

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

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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Kirk Cousins off COVID list

Vikings QB Kirk Cousins has been activated from the COVID list. He's expected to start Sunday's finale vs. the Bears, despite Minnesota having nothing to play for. Cousins isn't an exciting fantasy option, but his return is excellent news for WR Justin Jefferson and the rest of the Vikings' skill-position players.

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Vikings RB Dalvin Cook has been activated from the COVID list. He'll be back for Sunday night's game vs. the Packers -- and should be back in fantasy lineups.

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Vikings HC Mike Zimmer said Monday that he's "hopeful" to get RB Dalvin Cook back for Sunday night's game vs. the Packers. Cook is eligible to be activated from the COVID list on Saturday, so there won't be any surefire news on his Week 17 status until then. If Cook manages to play vs. Green Bay, he'd do so without a single practice rep this week. But we'd still expect to see him in a high-volume role.

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Vikings RB Dalvin Cook has been placed on the COVID list. That very likely knocks him out of Sunday's game vs. the Rams and means another start for RB Alexander Mattison, who just came off the COVID list on Wednesday. As we've seen both this season and last, Mattison is a high-end RB1 whenever Cook is out.

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Vikings RB Alexander Mattison has been activated from the COVID list. He'll be back to give RB Dalvin Cook a few breathers in Sunday's game vs. the Rams.

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