Posted: 4/09/2020 10:17 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook said Thursday, April 9, he'd like to stick with the team for the foreseeable future. 'I definitely love Minnesota,' said Cook. 'I love everything the state has to bring. Being a kid, I was drafted (in 2017) from Miami (his hometown), so I didn't know what I was getting myself into. I actually am happy where I'm at, and I would like to be in Minnesota long term. ... It's all about what the person believes in, what the owners believe in, the GM believes in, and I firmly think the Vikings believe in me.'
Huddle Up: Cook said in the same interview he considers himself to be the best running back in the NFL. Entering the fourth and final season of his rookie contract, the 24-year-old has yet to play a 16-game season. He rushed for a career-high 1,135 yards and 13 touchdowns across 14 games in 2019 while adding 519 yards as a receiver. He's a strong RB1 in all formats, whether or not the Vikes add a top receiver in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Posted: 4/06/2020 2:21 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook was tied for second in the league and tops among running backs with seven drops in 2019.
Huddle Up: Cook was 13th in targets at the position, and he caught 53 balls for 519 yards and no touchdowns. So he'll need to clean the drops up a bit. Otherwise, he was a stellar RB1 in PPR formats.
Posted: 3/29/2020 9:30 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons RB Todd Gurley was charged with the dropped pass on a league-high 14.3 percent of his targets in 2019 as a member of the Los Angeles Rams. Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay (12.5) and Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (11.1) were the only other qualified running backs with a drop rate of higher than nine percent.
Posted: 3/17/2020 6:13 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook has had some talks with the team regarding a contract extension as he enters the final year of his rookie contract. Those discussions are expected to get more serious later in the free agency period, according to sources Tuesday, March 17.
Huddle Up: The Vikings handed out an extension to QB Kirk Cousins Monday, March 16, but the offense is fully expected to keep running through Cook. He ran for 1,135 yards and 13 touchdowns over 14 games last season, while adding 53 receptions for 519 yards. He's a mid-level RB1, and his role should only grow following the trade of WR Stefon Diggs.
Posted: 3/06/2020 8:09 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook said he hopes to post 2,000 scrimmage yards next season.
Huddle Up: Cook is coming off a terrific 2019 season with 1,135 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns. He also finished with 519 receiving yards. Cook likely will continue to be a focal point on offense for the Vikings as long as he can stay healthy and will be selected in one of the first few rounds of fantasy drafts.
Posted: 1/23/2020 12:30 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (shoulder) indicated that he will be ready for the start of offseason workouts. Cook is entering the final year of his contract and is a candidate for an extension this offseason.
Huddle Up: Cook was one of the top running backs in the NFL this season with 1,135 yards and 13 touchdowns during the regular season. He will continue to be a focal point on offense for the Vikings next season and will be an early round pick in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 1/12/2020 2:40 pm UTC
The Minnesota Vikings are interested in beginning discussions with RB Dalvin Cook on a contract extension during the offseason. He made just $1 million during the 2019 season and will be entering the final year of his rookie contract.
Huddle Up: Cook could be looking for a deal similar to the six-year, $90 million extension that Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott received in September. He should be viewed as an RB1 in all fantasy formats entering next season, although his durability remains a concern.
Posted: 1/11/2020 5:17 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook is the target of the San Francisco 49ers in Saturday's NFC divisional-round playoff game. 'He's one of the best in the league,' 49ers DT DeForest Buckner said of Cook. 'We've just got to do a really good job with shutting that down early.'
Huddle Up: Cook enjoyed a monster comeback week with 130 total yards and two TDs in the wild-card win over the Saints -- his first game with more than 100 total yards since Week 10. Meanwhile, the 49ers ranked 17th in the league in allowing 112.6 rushing yards per game but their defense should be the healthiest its been since midseason or so. Look for Cook to get to plenty of touches -- he had 31, his second-highest total of the season, vs. the Saints -- making him a prime DFS play this weekend, but don't expect another 25 fantasy points with the Niners focusing on slowing his roll.
Posted: 1/09/2020 10:59 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (shoulder) practiced in full Thursday, Jan. 9, and was removed from the injury report for the team's Divisional Round game.
Huddle Up: Cook was one of the top stars of the Divisional Round, as he totaled 130 yards from scrimmage with two rushing touchdowns. Make sure he's in your lineup once again.
Posted: 1/08/2020 8:45 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (shoulder) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Jan. 8.
Huddle Up: Cook will receive a lot of carries in the running game this week and is a must-start option in all fantasy playoff leagues.