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.
Posted: 1/07/2020 11:25 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (shoulder) fully participated in practice Tuesday, Jan. 7.
Huddle Up: Cook was a big part of the offense in the team's Wild Card win and will see plenty of touches again this week. He will be facing a tough San Francisco 49ers defense but is a must-start option in all leagues.
Posted: 1/04/2020 5:57 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook said he is ready to return Sunday, Jan. 5, as the team's lead running back after missing the final two regular-season games with a shoulder injury. 'We're going to get this thing back rolling,' Cook said.
Huddle Up: Yes, Cook will be back Sunday as a solid playoff fantasy RB option. But beware that Cook only totaled 60 touches over his last four games, while not being able to finish two of them, and then sitting out the final two contests entirely after averaging 24.3 touches during his first 10 contests.
Posted: 1/03/2020 9:34 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Jan. 3, and is not on the injury report for the Wild Card playoff game.
Huddle Up: Cook will return to the lineup after a two-game absence and should receive most of the touches at running back. He should be a starting option in all fantasy leagues this week.
Posted: 1/02/2020 10:04 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (shoulder) practiced in full Thursday, Jan. 2.
Huddle Up: Cook is set to go for Sunday's Wild Card Round matchup against the New Orleans Saints. He'll be trusted with a sizable role on the ground and can be used in any fantasy format this week.
Posted: 1/01/2020 10:06 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (shoulder) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Jan. 1.
Huddle Up: Cook missed the last two regular season games but appears ready to handle a full workload this week. He is a must-start option in all fantasy leagues.