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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: 23
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#10 3 2.01

Season Stats
FF Today Standard 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
2018 MIN 2 26 78 3.0 0 12 9 107 11.9 0 18.5 9.3
2018 (Projected) MIN   238 1,094 4.6 7   40 315 7.9 3 200.9  

2018 Outlook
Depth Chart
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.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Dalvin Cook
RB2RB2 Latavius Murray
RB3RB3 Roc Thomas
RB4RB4 Mike Boone
RB5RB5 C.J. Ham
Vikings Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Dalvin Cook hopeful for Week 4
RB missed Week 3 with a hamstring injury
By: Doug Orth | Mon Sep 24, 7:30 pm

Minnesota Vikings
Dalvin Cook is still taking his hamstring injury "day to day" and will see how he feels on Thursday. He notes that right now he's feeling good and that there's a good chance he'll play vs. Rams. (ESPN - Courtney Cronin)

FFToday's Take: Cook thought he would "definitely" play last week, so take this proclamation for what it's worth. It probably doesn't help his cause Minnesota plays the Rams on Thursday, although it sure seems like he was held out against Buffalo so he'd be ready for this showdown. The matchup is a difficult one, but Cook's contributions as a receiver should keep him in the RB2 conversation if he plays.

Injury Dalvin Cook out for Week 3
Latavius Murray expected to start
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Sep 21, 1:35 pm

Minnesota Vikings
Dalvin Cook and Everson Griffen are both out for Sunday, Mike Zimmer said. (Ben Goessling on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Cook has been bothered by a hamstring injury this week. His absence will allow Latavius Murray to get the start and should handle a majority of the workload against the lowly Bills. This shapes up as a good game script for Murray with a higher TD expectation than normal.

Injury Dalvin Cook in doubt for Week 3?
Hamstring injury
By: Doug Orth | Thu Sep 20, 7:05 pm

Minnesota Vikings
The Vikings are overwhelming favorites to beat the Bills on Sunday. But there’s a chance they’ll have to do it without their top tailback. Dalvin Cook didn’t practice on Wednesday, due to a hamstring injury that he suffered late in the team’s Week Two tie at Green Bay. (Pro Football Talk - Mike Florio)

FFToday's Take: While it is still early in the week, owners should expect to be without him or expect him to play limited snaps at best. The Vikings should not struggle to beat Buffalo and have bigger fish to fry with the Rams and Eagles next up on the schedule. Owners and DFS players alike should not hesitate to saddle up Latavius Murray if Cook sits.

Dalvin Cook cleared for camp
RB completing rehab from Week 4 ACL tear
By: Doug Orth | Thu Jul 26, 4:45 pm

Minnesota Vikings
Nice work by Dalvin Cook in his rehab to the point where Vikings say he will be a full go as training camp ramps up. (Chris Tomasson on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Barring a setback in August, Cook should be ready to hit the ground running in Week 1. The Vikings could play it cautious with him over the first month or so and let Latavius Murray get five to 10 touches per week, but this really should be Cook's backfield. He's a solid second-round pick in fantasy drafts and could easily return RB1 value.

2018 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 SF W 24-16 16 40 2.5 0 7 6 55 9.2 0 9.5
2 at GB T 29-29 10 38 3.8 0 5 3 52 17.3 0 9.0

2017 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard 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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