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Dalvin Cook
MIN

RB MIN

#2 Running Back

273 Projected Points

ADP: Not Available
Bye: 7
Experience: 4 Yr(s)
Age: 26
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 213
40 Time: 4.49

Injury Predictor Injury Predictor

High Risk

Chance of Injury in 2021

95%

% chance misses at least 2 quarters

Chance of Injury per Game

16.2%

1- 17√1-% Inj/Season

Projected Games Missed 2021

3.00

Durability

2

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.

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What You Need to Know:

  • Cook has finished the past 2 seasons 2nd and 6th among PPR backs, despite losing 2 games to injury in each. That’s because he has ranked 2nd at the position in points per game each year.
  • Only Derrick Henry (115.1) has more rushing yards per game over the past 2 seasons than Cook (96.1). Just 2 other RBs have cracked 80: Nick Chubb (91.5) and Christian McCaffrey (84.8).
  • Cook also trails only Henry in rushing TDs over the past 2 years: 33-29. He’s 1 of just 7 backs with 20+ in that time.
  • Cook’s 5.16% TD rate for that span ranks 14th among all 93 RBs who have scored rushing TDs in the past 2 seasons. That leaves some room for regression in his TD total. But no RB tallied more carries inside the 5- or 10-yard line than Cook last season, according to Pro Football Reference. And no RB carried more inside the 10 in 2019.
  • He dominates ground work in all areas for an offense that has ranked 8th and 10th in Football Outsiders’ DVOA the past 2 years.
  • Even with the 2 missed games last season, only Henry beat Cook in rushing attempts. And only Henry and James Robinson beat Cook in carry share.
  • Minnesota remained 1 of the league’s most run-heavy teams, ranking 6th in run rate despite going 7-9. That followed the Vikings being the 2nd most run-heavy offense in 2019.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Cook dominates backfield work for 1 of the league’s more run-heavy teams, plays in an efficient offense and has performed well. There’s nothing to dislike here. He belongs near the top of Round 1 in all formats.

 

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Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (shoulder) is out for Sunday’s game vs. the Lions. It sounds like a Week 15 return is his best-case scenario. RB Alexander Mattison is a good bet for 20+ touches against Detroit’s 29th-ranked RB defense, making him an elite fantasy play.

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The MRI on Vikings RB Dalvin Cook's left shoulder revealed a torn labrum, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. It's not a season-ending injury. "The hope is this is like 2019, when the team rests Cook a few games to have him healthy for a playoff run," Rapoport adds. Cook missed 2 games with that shoulder injury, which is what former NFL head team Dr. David Chao expects him to miss this time around. That'd put Cook back on the field for Week 15, giving starts to RB Alexander Mattison the next 2 weeks vs. the Lions and Steelers.

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Vikings RB Dalvin Cook has been playing through a torn labrum in his right shoulder, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. It was the left shoulder that Cook dislocated in the Week 12 loss to the 49ers. Cook has a long history of shoulder problems dating back to his Florida State days. We should learn more about the right shoulder injury and how long Cook will be sidelined later today.

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Vikings RB Dalvin Cook dislocated his left shoulder in Sunday's loss to the 49ers, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Cook is set for an MRI on Monday to determine how much damage was caused by the dislocation. We should learn more about his status on Monday.

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Vikings RB Dalvin Cook suffered a shoulder injury in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's game vs. the 49ers. He was in obvious pain, was carted back to the locker room and quickly ruled out. We'll update Cook's status when we know more, but this clearly looks like a potentially serious injury. Alexander Mattison will be a RB1 for however long Cook is out.

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