Posted: 6/30/2020 1:19 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook carried the ball 147 times in 2019 when there was at least eight defenders in the box - the second-most such rushing attempts in the league last season - according to Pro Football Focus.
Posted: 6/24/2020 2:02 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook picked up at least 15 yards on screen passes 11 times in 2019 - easily the most by any NFL running back last season.
Posted: 6/22/2020 11:28 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook is expected to hold out if he does not receive a contract extension, but the Vikings are interested in reaching an agreement with Cook before training camp, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players will need to monitor the situation to see if Cook will participate in training camp or wait until the start of the regular season. He was fourth in the NFL with 13 rushing touchdowns in 2019 and should receive plenty of touches again this season. He should be a No. 1 running back in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 6/18/2020 4:19 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook's potential holdout is of little concern to offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak. During a Wednesday, June 17, talk with reporters, Kubiak said 'That's part of the business. We all understand that. Those guys will do their job,' Kubiak said in reference to the front office negotiating with Cook's representation. 'We have to stay focused on our job as a football team moving forward.' Kubiak added, 'He's got as good a grasp at what we do and how we go about it. He could teach class (on our system) because he's that bright and that smart of a football player.'
Huddle Up: Cook's possible holdout should be of slight concern to fantasy footballers, too, and everyone can be confident in knowing the team wants to get something done. Cook is asking for reasonable money, which also adds to the optimism. The offense goes as he does, so it would be a surprise if he wasn't on the field in Week 1. Lock him in as a quality RB1 in all scoring formats.
Posted: 6/15/2020 1:25 am UTC
The Minnesota Vikings are 12-3 when RB Dalvin Cook finishes with at least 100 yards from scrimmage and 6-9-1 when he falls short of that mark.
Huddle Up: Cook was an every-down force in 2019, finishing with 1,654 yards from scrimmage and 53 catches. He will be the centerpiece of the offense again in 2020, and as long as he stays healthy, Cook should be able to finish as a top-five fantasy back.
Posted: 6/09/2020 7:00 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook could receive a contract offer in the range of $13 million per year from the team, according to Courtney Cronin of ESPN. Sources said it's an offer Cook 'would gladly take.'
Posted: 6/08/2020 9:55 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook wants a contract extension and will skip all of the offseason meeting and training camp until he receives a reasonable extension, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Cook is entering the final year of his contract and is looking for a lucrative contract. He was one of the top running backs in the NFL in 2019 and finished with 1,135 yards and 13 touchdowns. Fantasy players should monitor the situation to see if Cook will be extended or if he will continue to hold out. He should be a No. 1 running back in fantasy leagues if he is ready for Week 1.
Posted: 5/12/2020 3:46 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook was credited with a run between the guard and the tackle 129 times (eighth-highest total in the NFL) and a league-high 68 times outside of the offensive tackle in 2019.
Huddle Up: Cook is one of the more explosive players in the league and runs in an offense that was heavily influenced by Gary Kubiak, who has long been a proponent of outside zone runs and will serve as his offensive coordinator the season. The former second-round pick is entering the final year of his contract in 2020 and could be poised for a career year if he can stay healthy for 16 games for the first time in his pro career. Owners should be thrilled to land him as their RB1 this summer.
Posted: 5/02/2020 2:34 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook has become the 'face of the franchise' and is 'next in line' for a big contract extension, according to Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com.
Huddle Up: Health has been an issue, but when he's on the field, Cook has been an explosive, every-down workhorse. He should be the focal point of the Minnesota offense again in 2020 and a top-five fantasy option at his position.
Posted: 4/27/2020 12:14 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook will participate in the virtual period of their voluntary offseason program despite wanting a new contract.
Huddle Up: Cook put it all together last season and should be a top-five back in drafts again this year.