Posted: 8/13/2019 5:08 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook says he's a three-down running back who's ready for a full workload in the 2019 season. 'Yeah. I love catching the football and love making plays, so anyway I can get the ball in my hands and change the scoreboard or change the (first down) markers, I'm willing to do that,' Cook told a writer from the team's website. 'Any way possible. Catching the ball, running the football ... I'm willing to do it. So yeah, I consider myself a three-down back.'
Huddle Up: If he can stay healthy after missing 17 of a possible 32 games his first two seasons , look for a breakout RB1 season for Cook.
Posted: 6/25/2019 4:06 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook is a strong candidate to have a 2019 breakout season, in the opinion of NFL Network analyst Terrell Davis. Knowing (new Vikings offensive coordinator Gary) Kubiak's history, Cook should get a lot of opportunities this season, far more than the 133 carries he had in 2018,' David wrote on NFL.com 'The third-year pro has the natural ability to be a top-10 running back, and we've seen glimpses of his talent in the last two seasons. Unfortunately, injuries (ACL in 2017; hamstring in 2018) have prevented him from staying on the field for a full season. With a healthy offseason and more than a year removed from his knee injury, Cook will be a major player in the Vikings' offense in 2019.'
Huddle Up: T.D. hit on the key, and that's Cook's health as he's missed 17 of a possible 32 games in two seasons so far. The rest of the ingredients are there, though, so don't hesitate in selecting him as a high-end RB2.
Posted: 4/20/2019 2:04 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook said he hasn't 'scratched the surface' of his potential yet. 'I'm getting back to how I used to feel,' Cook said. 'My confidence is out the roof. I feel great. I've had a great offseason.'
Huddle Up: After a knee injury cut his rookie year short, Cook battled a hamstring issue last year. Still, he has flashed his upside when healthy, and he should enter 2019 as the lead back for the Vikings. He's a RB2 with a lot of upside.
Posted: 12/31/2018 3:12 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook rushed 11 times for 39 yards and caught four passes for 24 yards in a 24-10 loss to the Chicago Bears in Week 17.
Huddle Up: It took a while for Cook to find a rhythm this year, but last year's knee surgery and a hamstring injury likely played a role. If he enters 2019 healthy, Cook could rebound in a big way. He's worth targeting as a RB2.
Posted: 12/23/2018 9:12 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook ran 16 times for 73 yards in Week 16 against the Detroit Lions and he added three grabs for 35 yards on three targets.
Huddle Up: Cook didn't find the end zone, but he had another decent day in terms of scrimmage yards. His biggest obstacle so far has been staying healthy. When healthy he is a legit RB2 or flex fantasy talent. The Vikings wrap up the regular season against the Bears in Week 17, fighting for their playoff lives.
Posted: 12/17/2018 1:12 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Dalvin Cook registered 136 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries in Week 15 against the Miami Dolphins and he added a 27-yard catch on two targets.
Huddle Up: The rushing touchdowns were Cook's first this season, and it was also his first 100-yard rushing day of 2018. He has a ton of potential, but he has been hampered by injuries. If he can stay on the field for an extended period he has the gifts to be a fantasy must-start in 2019.
Posted: 12/14/2018 1:12 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook faces the Miami Dolphins in Week 15, and the Dolphins have allowed the fourth-most rushing yards in the NFL this season.
Huddle Up: Cook's usage is on the rise, and after logging 17 touches in Week 13, he tallied 18 touches last weekend. A similar workload against Miami should yield RB2 production.
Posted: 12/11/2018 3:12 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook rushed 13 times for 55 yards in the Week 14 loss against the Seattle Seahawks and he scored his team's only touchdown on a reception in garbage time.
Huddle Up: Cook wasn't the problem on the Vikings offense, which was completely shut down by a hungry Seahawks defense. Fantasy owners were bailed out late with Cook's scoring grab. He'll look to keep it up against the Miami Dolphins.
Posted: 12/03/2018 1:12 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook rushed nine times for 84 yards in Week 13 against the New England Patriots and he added eight receptions for 22 yards on 10 targets.
Huddle Up: Since Cook has returned from injury he has been the bellcow back with Latavius Murray more of an afterthought. As long as Cook can stay healthy he remains a decent low-end RB2 or flex fantasy option in standard play, and a must-start in PPR.
Posted: 11/26/2018 3:11 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook ran for 29 yards on just 10 carries in Week 12 against the Green Bay Packers and he added three receptions for 47 yards and a touchdown.
Huddle Up: Cook wasn't doing much on the ground against the Pack, but he made his presence felt in the receiving game. He is a solid RB2 in PPR fantasy leagues, and a RB3 or flex play in most standard formats. The Vikings travel to meet the Patriots in Week 13.