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Basic StatsDalvin Cook's Basic Stats

Dalvin Cook
Bye: 7
Experience: 5 Yr(s)
Age: 27.1
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 4 Projections
Rush Yds Rush TDs Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
70.3 0.5 1.9 13.6 0.1 11.6
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Rest Of Way Outlook

Rush Yds Rush TDs Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
72 0.5 3.1 24.3 0.1 13

Dalvin Cook's 2022 Projections & Outlook


#8 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

3:55pm EDT 9/26/22

Cook 'day to day'

Vikings HC Kevin O'Connell called RB Dalvin Cook "day to day" with the shoulder injury that knocked him out of Sunday's contest, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. That follows in line with initial reports on Cook's status. It sounds like Minnesota expects Cook to be available for Week 4, but we'll have to track his status through the practice week.

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Pro Football Talk hears that the "current expectation" is for Vikings RB Dalvin Cook to wear a brace on his injured left shoulder and play vs. the Saints in London next week. We wouldn't go locking Cook into Week 4 fantasy lineups just yet but will track Cook's status throughout this coming week. RB Alexander Mattison should be owned in all fantasy leagues in case Cook misses further time.

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Vikings RB Dalvin Cook injured his left shoulder in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's game vs. the Lions and was quickly ruled out. Cook, of course, has a long history of shoulder injuries. We'll update his status when we know more. RB Alexander Mattison will take over as Minnesota's workhorse.

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RB Dalvin Cook amassed just 17 yards on 6 carries as the Vikings got whipped by the Eagles on Monday night. Cook was matched in rushing yards by WR Jalen Reagor's lone carry and beaten by QB Kirk Cousins' 2 rushes for 20 yards. Cook added 4-19 receiving on 6 targets, on a night where Minnesota could get nothing going. RB Alexander Mattison contributed 8 yards on 2 carries and 3 catches for 6 yards on 5 targets.

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Dalvin Cook, RB MIN
Dynasty MVP 155.9
Position Rank #13 RB
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Cook remained effective in 2021, averaging 4.5+ yards per carry for the 5th straight season. But he missed another 3 games with injury, turned 27 in August and still has legal issues hanging over his head.

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