Posted: 6/20/2021 12:51 am GMT
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook leads all players with 47 touches from inside the 5-yard line over the past two seasons, and he also leads all players with 19 touchdowns from inside the 5-yard line in that span.
Huddle Up: Cook's status as an every-down back from goal line to goal line gives him as much upside as any RB1 candidate heading into 2021. The only concern with Cook is his injury history, but the reward is worth the risk. He should not make it out of the top five in any draft.
Posted: 3/02/2021 1:00 am GMT
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook ran for 13 of his 16 rushing touchdowns inside the red zone in 2020 - tied for the second-highest total in the league - according to Pro Football Focus.
Huddle Up: Cook finally put together the kind of high-volume season fantasy owners have been hoping for since he arrived as a second-round pick in 2017. The Vikings are hoping a smooth transition from father (Gary Kubiak) to son (Klint) at offensive coordinator can lead to another such season, but caution is warranted. Fantasy owners can't expect Klint to be the same great play-caller Gary Kubiak was in his first shot as an NFL offensive coordinator, and Cook's durability remains a huge question mark.
Posted: 2/01/2021 3:27 am GMT
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook rushed for 1,557 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2020, becoming the 17th player in league history to finish with at least 1,500 rushing yards and 16 scores and the fourth player to accomplish the feat in 14 or fewer games.
Huddle Up: Cook has never played more than 14 games in a season, but he has been an every-down workhorse with a nose for the end zone when healthy, scoring 30 touchdowns in 28 games over the past two seasons alone. He's a top-five fantasy back in any format.
Posted: 1/01/2021 11:22 pm GMT
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (non-injury) did not participate in practice Friday, Jan. 1, and has been ruled out for Week 17.
Huddle Up: Alexander Mattison should receive most of the work at running back with Cook out and can be a No. 2 running back or flex option in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 1/01/2021 7:09 pm GMT
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (personal) on Friday, Jan. 1, was officially ruled out of the team's Week 17 game Sunday against the Detroit Lions.
Huddle Up: Cook is in Florida following the death of his father earlier this week, and he'll finish his elite RB1 season with career highs in rushing yards (1,557), total yards (1,918) and total TDs (17).
Posted: 12/30/2020 4:35 pm GMT
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (personal) left the team due to a family emergency Tuesday, Dec. 29, and will be unavailable for Week 17.
Huddle Up: Alexander Mattison will have to clear concussion protocols, but he should be picked up in all formats. Expect him with some Ameer Abdullah mixed in. Mattison would be an RB2 against the Detroit Lions.
Posted: 12/26/2020 1:26 am GMT
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook rushed for 73 yards and one touchdown on 15 carries against the New Orleans Saints in Week 16. He also caught two passes for 12 yards during the game.
Huddle Up: Cook failed to rush for 100 yards for the first time in four games but extended his touchdown streak to three games. He is one of the better running backs in the NFL when healthy and should be a must-start option next week.
Posted: 12/21/2020 2:35 am GMT
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook rushed 24 times for 132 yards and a touchdown and caught all five of his targets for 27 yards in a 33-27 loss to the Chicago Bears in Week 15.
Huddle Up: The workhorse back went over 100 yards for the third straight game and eighth time this season, and Cook has topped 60 rushing yards in every game since the opener. Even with a tough New Orleans defense looming in Week 16, Cook has the potential to a carry a fantasy lineup.
Posted: 12/14/2020 2:23 am GMT
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook rushed 22 times for 102 yards and a touchdown in Week 14 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and he added two grabs for eight yards on four targets.
Huddle Up: Cook visited the end zone for the first time since Week 11 against the Cowboys, which was good news. He also didn't fumble for a second straight game after some buttery finger in a three-game stretch in November. He remains an obvious fantasy must-start heading into Week 15 against the Chicago Bears.
Posted: 12/07/2020 1:45 am GMT
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook rushed 32 times for 120 yards in Week 13 against the Jacksonville Jaguars while adding six receptions for 59 yards on nine targets.
Huddle Up: It was Cook's sixth 100-yard game, and his 179 scrimmage yards were his most since Week 9 against the Detroit Lions when he had a season-best 252 total yards. The fantasy stud will look to re-discover the end zone in Week 14 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.