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|The sample size was small, but Dalvin Cook showed flashes of special ability during his first year with the Vikings until a torn ACL ended his season. His 14.1 fantasy points-per-game were good enough to put him in the top-10 at his position had he stayed healthy and consistent. In his wake Latavius Murray picked up the slack on the ground, punching it into the endzone 8 times and rushing for 800+ yards. Oddly enough it was Murray's slow return from ankle surgery that gave Cook the chance to shine early in the year. Although there isn't quite a similar parallel this season, (as Cook has the clear talent edge over Murray), drafting Cook as your RB1 is going to come with plenty of risk.
Sure Cook did show dual threat capability in the four games he played, catching 11 passes of almost 100 yards, but knee injuries are always scary despite modern medicine, and one of Cook's red flags coming out of college was the injury prone label. Thankfully his rehab has gone great, and he was cleared for team drills in early June. If he gets the full go at the start of camp and doesn't suffer setbacks, I'd be comfortable leaning on Cook as an RB1 in both standard and PPR leagues as he's going to catch a ton of passes with Jerick McKinnon's 51 receptions gone to San Francisco and Murray providing no threat in that area.
| Dalvin Cook cleared for team drills|
Lined up in backfield and WR during OTAs
By: Mike Krueger | Tue Jun 5, 2:00 pm
|Eight months after knee surgery, Dalvin Cook cleared another important milestone in his rehab from a torn ACL.
The running back was cleared at the beginning of the week to do some team drills during Vikings organized team activities. The Vikings had Cook lined up both in the backfield and at wide receiver during Wednesday’s practice, which was the third of the offseason open to reporters. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)|
FFToday's Take: While it's likely he will be limited once camp begins it appears Cook is on track to be ready Week 1. He's got the ability to flirt with RB1 status if he's not limited once the season begins. Latavius Murray will work in a backup role.
| Dalvin Cook will be limited until training camp|
Ahead of schedule in rehab
By: Mike Krueger | Sun May 20, 8:30 pm
|Among other notes in there: Zimmer told me Dalvin Cook (ACL) is ahead of schedule in his rehab. Thinks he'll get work in OTAs, but will be limited until training camp. "We're excited about where he's at." #Vikings (Tom Pelissero on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Another year, another round of "ahead of schedule" updates on players rehabbing from injury. Cook tore his ACL week 4 of last season. It's good to hear he could see some action OTAs and it makes sense for the Vikings to limit his work until and even during camp if they so choose. Cook handled 75 percent of Vikings RB carries before his knee injury. He likely won't get a full workload to start the season but should lead the Vikings RBs in touches and fantasy production when it's all said and done.