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Running Back, Minnesota Vikings

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Draft: 2017 Round 2 (9)
College: Florida State
Ht: 5’10”  Wt: 210 DOB: 1995-08-10 Age: 22
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#11 3 3.04

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2017 MIN 4 74 354 4.8 2 16 11 90 8.2 0 56.4 14.1
2017 (Projected) MIN   206 885 4.3 7   38 305 8.0 2 173.0  

2017 Outlook
Depth Chart
A projected 1st round pick after a stellar career in the ACC, Cook scored 38 times in his final two years at Florida State, capping his career with a 145 yard night against Michigan in the Orange Bowl. On draft night, Cook tumbled into the 2nd round because of multiple shoulder injuries and a concerning off-the-field record. The Vikings were happy to snag Cook after trading down with the Bengals (who took Joe Mixon). Cook has some flaws to his game which he'll have to overcome in the pros (13 career fumbles), but he represents a serious upgrade in production and talent for Minnesota. He's drawn rave reviews from none other than head coach Mike Zimmer, who rarely puffs his players up with smoke, calling his rooker runner "special" at several points this offseason. Cook has benefitted from Latavius Murray missing time due to an ankle injury, and has made the most of it. But, while he is currently the de facto early down workhorse, the Vikes invested a decent chunk of change in Murray, and still have 3rd down specialist Jerick McKinnon in need of touches. It's certainly possible Cook's talent wins out in the end, but I get the sick feeling that this situation is headed for a three-headed monster scenario. In Dynasty leagues, Cook is a fantastic pick, but he definitely loses value in redraft leagues. Without a majority of touches on a limited offense, Cook could struggle to turn out anything better than RB3/FLEX value. Draft him with upside in mind.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB2 Jerick McKinnon
RB2RB3 Latavius Murray
RB3FB1 C.J. Ham
RB4RB1 Dalvin Cook
RB5RB4 Bishop Sankey
Vikings Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Michael Floyd to return to practice Thursday
Vikings receiver coming off four-game suspension
By: Jake Gordon | Wed Oct 4, 6:00 am

Minnesota Vikings
Just as Minnesota lost a key part of its offense when Dalvin Cook went down with a season-ending ACL tear, it added another with the return of Michael Floyd. The wide receiver, who sat out the first four games of the season for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy, returned from his suspension Monday and will be back at practice Thursday. (ESPPN.com)

FFToday's Take: Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen have been extremely productive over the first month of the season so Michael Floyd's fantasy upside will be limited as he battles for targets within the offense.


Injury Vikings confirm Dalvin Cook has torn ACL
Done for the season
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Oct 2, 12:05 pm

Minnesota Vikings
Mike Zimmer confirms: Dalvin Cook torn ACL. Done for season. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: It's a brutal injury for a team and offense that was centered around the rookie running back who rolled up 444 yards and 2 TDs through 3.5 games. Latavius Murray (ankle) and Jerick McKinnon will likely form a timeshare moving forward. Both are viable waiver wire adds for Week 5.


Injury Bradford headed to see Dr. James Andrews
Still having pain in knee
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Sep 22, 12:02 pm

Minnesota Vikings
Vikings QB Sam Bradford seeking second opinion on knee from Dr. James Andrews, per @mortreport. Has pronounced pain in knee. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: This doesn't sound good. Bradford is not expected to play in Week 3 meaning Case Keenum will make his second-straight start. Keenum went 20-37 for 167 yards with zero TDS last week against the Steelers. Keenum represents a downgrade for the Vikings offense as a whole. Dalvin Cook and Stefon Diggs are viable players, but expectations should be tempered.


Dalvin Cook, bright spot in Vikings loss
Vikings RB on the rise
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Aug 19, 8:30 am

Minnesota Vikings
RB Dalvin Cook: Cook broke arm tackles on his way to picking up 33 yards on three consecutive carries against the Seahawks, showing off his combination of power and elusiveness once he finds a seam. Cook’s production came behind a patchwork offensive line that expects to return two of its starters - Alex Boone and Riley Reiff - for the next preseason game on Aug. 27. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

FFToday's Take: Cook's averaged draft position has been on the rise over the last week and half after seeing extensive action with the first team offense through two pre-season games. With an ADP of 3.09 (RB16) you'll need to consider him in Round 3 if you're drafting this weekend.


Injury Dalvin Cook still favorite to win RB job
Latavius Murray "behind the 8-ball" because of injury
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Aug 1, 11:05 am

Minnesota Vikings
With rookie Dalvin Cook looking good, Latavius Murray is behind in the race to be the Vikings’ starting running back. Following March 22 surgery on his right ankle, Murray sat out spring drills and has been on the physically unable to perform list since he was eligible July 24 to participate in his first practice at training camp. (Pioneer Press)

FFToday's Take: “It’s very frustrating to not be a part of what the guys got going on,” Murray said Monday. “I know I’m behind the 8-ball. That’s the most frustrating part.” Murray has never exactly been the prototypical workhorse back and Cook is running the majority of plays with the first team. Cook himself is reluctant to say he's the leading candidate to replace Adrian Peterson, but he makes sense as the first Vikings Rb off the board in fantasy drafts.



2017 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 NO W 29-19 22 127 5.8 0 5 3 10 3.3 0 13.7
2 at PIT L 9-26 12 64 5.3 0 3 2 0 0.0 0 6.4
3 TB W 34-17 27 97 3.6 1 5 5 72 14.4 0 22.9
4 DET L 7-14 13 66 5.1 1 3 1 8 8.0 0 13.4

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