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Dalvin Cook
Bye: 7
Experience: 5 Yr(s)
Age: 27.4
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

Dalvin Cook's Weekly Outlook

Week 21 Projections
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Dalvin Cook's 2022 Projections & Outlook


#6 Running Back

199.4 Projected Points

ADP Rush Atts Rush Yds Rush TDs 100 Fum Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs
Not Available 241.3 1007.9 8.7 2.2 2 50.8 396.1 1.8

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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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Dalvin Cook, RB MIN

8:59pm EST 1/15/23

Cook quiet in loss vs. Giants

Vikings RB Dalvin Cook tallied 15 carries for 60 rushing yards and 6 receptions on 7 targets for 10 yards in Sunday's Wild Card loss vs. the Giants. This inefficient outing is undoubtedly disappointing for fantasy managers who enlisted the help of Cook for points. It's worth noting that the Vikings have an out in Cook's contract that could make him a free agent in 2023 should they choose to exercise it. Such a move would carry a dead cap hit just north of $6 million and is merely hypothetical at this point. He'll be a name to watch this offseason just in case.

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Vikings HC Kevin O'Connell said Friday that his regulars will start this weekend's game vs. the Bears but that there's a plan to potentially pull them early to get backups some reps, according to ESPN's Kevin Seifert. The Vikings can't get the NFC's #1 seed and can only climb from #3 to #2 with a 49ers loss to the Cardinals. QB Kirk Cousins, RB Dalvin Cook, WRs Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen and TE T.J. Hockenson are candidates to leave Sunday's game early.

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Vikings HC Kevin O'Connell said Monday that he won't sit his starters in Sunday's regular-season finale vs. the Bears -- although he added that he could make "more subtle" adjustments to playing time. The Vikings can't get the NFC's #1 seed but are still alive for the #2 seed with a win plus a loss by the 49ers. Minnesota kicks off at 1 pm ET, while 49ers-Cardinals doesn't start until 4:25 pm ET, so there won't be any scoreboard watching going on. It's possible that the Vikings pull guys like QB Kirk Cousins, RB Dalvin Cook, WR Justin Jefferson and TE T.J. Hockenson if they build a big lead, but we're currently projecting full playing time for all of them.

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Vikings RB Dalvin Cook managed just 27 yards on 9 carries in Sunday's lopsided loss to the Packers. He added just 2 catches for 17 more yards. It was Cook's fewest rushes and rushing yards since Week 2. The whole offense gets a better matchup at Chicago in Week 18.

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Vikings RB Dalvin Cook ran for 95 yards on 17 carries in Saturday's comeback win over the Colts. He added 4 catches for 95 yards and the final TD of regulation. Big plays were key, as Cook scored from 64 yards out late in the 4th quarter. He used a 40-yard run to pump up his rushing total as well. Cook gets strongly positive rushing matchups with the Giants and Packers the next 2 weeks.

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Dalvin Cook, RB MIN
Dynasty MVP 133.0
Position Rank #23 RB
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Cook suffered another shoulder injury in 2022, but it didn’t cost him any time. In fact, he just set a career-high in games played. Looking ahead, it’s easy to see a decline happening soon. He has over 1,500 career touches and will play next season at 28 years old.

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