Posted: 9/20/2020 8:42 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook rushed for 63 yards and one touchdown on 14 carries against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 2. He also caught two passes for eight yards during the game.
Huddle Up: Cook has been held under 65 yards in each of the first two games but does have three touchdowns in those two games. He will continue to be a focal point on offense for the Vikings and should be a starting option in all leagues next week.
Posted: 9/14/2020 3:29 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook rushed 12 times for 50 yards and two touchdowns and lost two yards on his only receptions in a 43-34 loss to the Green Bay Packers in Week 1.
Huddle Up: Cook jumped out to a fast start, but the Vikings had to abandon the run after falling behind. His lack of involvement in the passing game is slightly alarming, but he should be able to deliver RB1 production as long as he remains healthy.
Posted: 9/12/2020 5:02 pm UTC
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook and the team agreed on a five-year contract extension Saturday, Sept. 12, worth $63 million, according to sources. The deal includes $28 million in guaranteed money.
Posted: 9/12/2020 4:12 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook and the team have agreed on a five-year contract extension Saturday, Sept. 12, per a source. Terms of the deal were not immediately available.
Huddle Up: Great news for Cook, who now won't have an unresolved contract issue hanging over his head this season, solidifying his status as a solid RB1.
Posted: 8/19/2020 5:30 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook has stopped contract extension talks with the Vikings and plans to focus on the regular season, according to sources. The two sides could resume talks in the future.
Huddle Up: Cook ranked in the top 10 in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns last season and should have a similar season if he can stay healthy in 2020. He should be selected in the first or second round of fantasy drafts and will be a must-start option each week.
Posted: 7/28/2020 6:31 pm UTC
Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook showed up at the team facility Tuesday, July 28, for his first COVID-19 test, according to sources. Cook reporting effectively ends any idea of a holdout.
Huddle Up: There goes any legitimate fear over Cook holding out, so continue to draft him among the top four or five picks in 2020.
Posted: 7/26/2020 2:54 pm UTC
Updating a previous report, the agent for Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook said he had not talked to head coach Mike Zimmer about his client showing up to camp and ending his holdout, even though Zimmer had announced that Cook would report during a press conference Saturday, July 25.
Posted: 7/25/2020 2:13 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook is unlikely to hold out during the 2020 season because of new rules within the collective bargaining agreement, according to ESPN.com's Courtney Cronin. He would stand to be fined $50,000 for each day of camp missed and he would be unable to recover those funds even if an extension is worked out. In addition, Cook would not accrue a year of service toward free agency if he doesn't appear at camp by the mandatory reporting date or if he leaves the team after that date. Cook is slated to earn $1.3 million during the final year of his rookie contract.
Huddle Up: Cook, who will turn 25 next month, had a career-best 1,135 rushing yards, 53 receptions and 13 touchdowns in 14 games last season, while earning Pro Bowl honors for the first time. He should be viewed as an RB1 in all fantasy formats.
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.