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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

Weekly Outlook

3d Projection

High Floor

12.6

DS Projection

16.4

Consensus

38 other sites
16

Low Ceiling

19.8

Rest of
Season

15.9

Week 8 Projections
Rush Yds Rush TDs Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
96.2 0.6 3.2 26.1 0.1 16.4
Weekly Writeup

Rest Of Way Outlook

Rush Yds Rush TDs Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
79 0.8 3.3 26 0.1 15.9
Week 6
Cook rushed 29 times for 140 yards and 1 TD while catching both of his targets for 3 yards in Minnesota's Week 6 win over the Panthers.
Cook was removed from Minnesota's injury report on Friday and ended up handing 31 of 34 backfield touches despite Andrew Mattison being successful in his absence.
Cook’s lone TD came on a highlight-reel play where he fought for his 16-yard TD in the 3rd quarter, breaking tackles and stretching the ball across the goal line.
The Vikings go on bye in Week 7. A healthy Cook will easily be a top 5 RB rest of season.
Week 4
Cook was regulated to a part time player in Week 4 as he continues to nurse an ankle injury. This led to him splitting work with Alexander Mattison. Cook was actually out-carried 10 to 9 by Mattison.
This week the Vikings get a juicy matchup vs. the Lions, so Cook is an auto start if active. However, fantasy owners should monitor Cook’s status. Cook owners if they don’t have Mattison should look to acquire him as soon as possible.

Basic Stats Preseason Player Analysis

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 (ankle) isn't listed on the final injury report. He practiced all week, including full workouts on Thursday and Friday. That all points to Cook being ready to handle a full workload. It's possible that Minnesota mixes RB Alexander Mattison in a bit more than they were before, but Cook is back to easy RB1 status.

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Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (ankle) was a full participant in Thursday's practice for the 1st time since hurting that ankle in Week 2. He's on track to return for Sunday's game vs. the Panthers -- and it looks like he's ready to resume lead-back duties. We'll see if Minnesota mixes in RB Alexander Mattison more than before, but Cook should be considered a RB1 for Week 6.

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Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (ankle) put in a limited practice on Wednesday. He didn't practice at all last Wednesday, so you could consider this a step in the right direction. Cook's availability for this weekend's game vs. the Panthers remains uncertain. We'll get another update on his status tomorrow.

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Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (ankle) is INACTIVE for today’s game against the Lions. It’s a smart move by Minnesota to sit him. Cook’s absence turns Alexander Mattison into a RB1. He racked up 171 yards on 32 touches when Cook was inactive in Week 3.

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Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (ankle) remains a game-time decision for today's tilt with the Lions. "If Cook plays, it’s no sure thing he will get his usual workload and, either way, it also shapes up as an active day for Vikings’ RB Alexander Mattison," ESPN's Adam Schefter tweets. We'll get Cook's game status around 11:30 am ET. But he'll be more of a risk/reward RB2 if active. Consider Mattison a RB3 if Cook is active and a RB1 if Cook is out.

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