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  • Justin Jefferson, Adam Thielen Good To Go

    Minnesota Vikings wide receivers Justin Jefferson (ankle) and Adam Thielen (foot) were both taken off the final injury report for Week 6 against the Carolina Panthers and are good to go on Sunday. Both pass-catchers missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday, but it was more of a precautionary move. The Panthers secondary has been pretty solid so far in 2021, so Jefferson and Thielen will have their work cut out for them. Jefferson has been more consistent and has more upside as a WR1, but Thielen remains a must-start WR2 as one of quarterback Kirk Cousins' favorite red-zone targets. Just make sure to temper expectations slightly against a Carolina defense that has allowed just 161.6 passing yards per game through five weeks.

    Oct 15 · Source via Vikings Adam Thielen Justin Jefferson
  • Dalvin Cook Taken Off Final Injury Report

    Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (ankle) was removed from the final injury report for Week 6 against the Carolina Panthers. Cook put in a full practice on Thursday and was trending in the right direction after sitting out in Week 5. The 26-year-old has missed two of the last three games and had a season-low nine carries for only 34 yards in the Week 4 loss to the Cleveland Browns. It remains to be seen if he'll return to a full workload this Sunday, but he needs to be returned to all starting fantasy lineups. Cook had at least 20 carries in each of the first two weeks before tweaking his ankle. The fact that he was taken off the final injury report altogether is a good sign for him returning to more of a regular workload in this run-first offense. With Cook back, it'll be hard to trust backup Alexander Mattison for any standalone fantasy value this week.

    Oct 15 · Source via Vikings Dalvin Cook
  • Dalvin Cook, Alexander Mattison Both Upgraded Thursday

    Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (ankle) returned to a full practice on Thursday after being limited on Wednesday. Cook missed the Week 5 win over the Detroit Lions, but it looks like he'll be back this Sunday against the Carolina Panthers. Mattison, meanwhile, returned to a limited practice after sitting out on Wednesday. Cook has missed two of the last three games after tweaking his right ankle in Week 2, and he wasn't productive in his one game since the injury. A full practice for Cook should mean that he'll be closer to 100 percent and ready for a full workload. The 26-year-old should be returned to all starting lineups, but temper expectations against a Panthers defense that has allowed the second-fewest fantasy points per game to RBs so far in 2021. Mattison could see more work again behind Cook, but he's only playable most weeks if Cook is sitting.

    Oct 14 · Source via Vikings Dalvin Cook Alexander Mattison
  • Adam Thielen Gets In Some Work Thursday

    Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen (foot) ran some routes at the start of practice on Thursday before walking off for injury rehab. It doesn't sound like Thielen did much, but at least he was on the practice field for a little bit. Justin Jefferson (ankle) was limited and said he expects to play in Week 6 against the Carolina Panthers, and Thielen's fantasy managers will be more comfortable with him in their starting lineups if he's able to get more work in on Friday. Jefferson is the clear No. 1 target in Minnesota's passing attack, but Thielen is one of the top red-zone options for quarterback Kirk Cousins, finding paydirt four times in five games. The 31-year-old precision route-runner has caught 26 of his 37 targets for 267 yards. Thielen will be on the WR2/3 borderline if he plays this weekend against an improved Panthers defense.

    Oct 14 · Source via Vikings Adam Thielen
  • K.J. Osborn - Week 6 Outlook for Fantasy Football

    Being the third wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings recently has been less than ideal for fantasy purposes. Most weeks,K.J. Osborn is going to be the fourth option, at best, in a run-first offense. Some weeks he could be even lower if they decide to get tight end Tyler Conklin involved. The first two weeks of the season gave Osborn's fantasy managers reason for optimism, as he turned 15 targets into 12 catches, including a Week 2 touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals. However, after logging 81% of the snaps during Week 1, Osborn hasn't eclipsed 63% since. His production has also taken a hit, managing only 66 yards the past three weeks. But with fellow receiversAdam Thielen and Justin Jefferson nursing injuries, a golden opportunity could be there for the second-year wideout. He proved in Weeks 1 and 2 that he was a capable playmaker, so if either Thielen or Jefferson is out or limited against the Carolina Panthers, don't be surprised if Osborn puts up flex numbers once again.

    Oct 14 · Source via Vikings K.J. Osborn
  • Justin Jefferson Expects To Play Sunday

    Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (ankle), who missed practice on Wednesday, said he will be limited on Thursday and expects to play in Week 6 against the Carolina Panthers. Fantasy managers got a little spooked on Wednesday with his missed practice, but fret not, the 22-year-old should remain glued to all starting fantasy lineups this weekend. Jefferson has scored in three of five games so far in 2021 and is coming off a seven-catch, 124-yard performance in Week 5's win over the Detroit Lions. Heading into this weekend, Jefferson ranks as the WR10 in fantasy with 33 catches on 45 targets for 462 yards and three touchdowns. He'll be facing an improved Panthers secondary, but you aren't benching Jefferson unless he's inactive.

    Oct 14 · Source via Vikings Justin Jefferson
  • Tyler Conklin - Week 6 Outlook for Fantasy Football

    After securing seven of eight targets for 70 yards and a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 3, Minnesota Vikings tight endTyler Conklin has followed that up with only nine targets, six receptions and 43 yards combined the last two weeks. With an ADOT of only 3.11 during that span, there's just not much to get excited about with Conklin. Though he is 13th in snap rate and 14th in targets among tight ends, his lack of big-play ability and his role in the offense leaves him as a TD-dependent TE2.This offense runs through Dalvin Cook and the run game, with the vast majority of targets being funneled to receiversAdam Thielen and Justin Jefferson. Combine that with facing a Panthers defense that is ranked 14th against opposing tight ends, and it's best to leave Conklin on your bench in what figures to be a low-scoring game in Carolina.

    Oct 14 · Source via Vikings Tyler Conklin
  • Justin Jefferson, Adam Thielen Dealing With Injuries

    Minnesota Vikings wide receivers Justin Jefferson (ankle) and Adam Thielen (foot) were both listed as not practicing on Wednesday. Both players were a big part of the offense in the Week 5 win over the Detroit Lions, but they will be injuries to watch heading into Thursday's practice. Through five weeks, Jefferson currently ranks as the WR10 with 33 catches (45 targets) for 462 yards and three touchdowns. Thielen has 26 catches (37 targets) for only 267 yards, but he has scored four times to make him the WR20. They'll be facing a much-improved Carolina Panthers secondary in Week 6, but fantasy managers aren't taking either player out of their lineups when they are healthy. If one or both of them can't play this weekend, K.J. Osborn and Dede Westbrook would take on bigger roles in the passing game.

    Oct 13 · Source via Vikings Adam Thielen Justin Jefferson
  • Alexander Mattison Absent Wednesday

    Minnesota Vikings running back Alexander Mattison (shoulder) did not practice on Wednesday. Dalvin Cook (ankle), who missed the Week 5 win over the Detroit Lions, returned to practice, so he has a chance to play again in Week 6 against the Carolina Panthers. Mattison has been money for fantasy managers in the two games that Cook has missed in the early going. Most recently last Sunday, the 23-year-old had 25 rushing attempts for 113 yards while catching all seven of his targets for 40 yards and a touchdown. Mattison has had at least 25 carries in the two games without Cook, but he's had 14 combined totes in the three games with Cook active. So basically if Cook returns to the mix, Mattison will be extremely hard to trust.

    Oct 13 · Source via Vikings Alexander Mattison
  • Dalvin Cook Returns To Practice

    Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (ankle) returned to a limited practice on Wednesday after being inactive in the Week 5 win over the Detroit Lions. Cook has missed two of the last three games and wasn't effective in Week 4 against the Cleveland Browns. The fact that the 26-year-old even practiced on Wednesday is a good sign that he has a chance to return for a Week 6 date with the Carolina Panthers. Backup Alexander Mattison (shoulder) missed practice on Wednesday, so Minnesota's entire backfield situation is currently up in the air. Cook will be a must-start RB1 if he returns to action this weekend, while Mattison has been a fine plug-and-play option whenever Cook sits.

    Oct 13 · Source via Vikings Dalvin Cook
  • Kirk Cousins - Week 6 Outlook for Fantasy Football

    After starting the season with three straight excellent performances, quarterback Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings offense have now struggled the last two weeks against the Browns and Lions. Cousins put up respectable numbers against Detroit, completing 73.5% of his passes for 275 yards and a passer rating of 94.6, but managed only one offensive touchdown against the 25th-ranked defense in the league.Facing Carolina this week, Cousins will be going against statistically one of the best defenses in football. The Panthers rank 13th in fantasy points against quarterbacks. But this early in the season, you have to look at the schedule to put those numbers in context. Playing against the likes of Zach Wilson, Davis Millsand the scary version of Jameis Winston, the Carolina defense unsurprisingly looked like a top-tier unit. Jalen Hurts did most of his damage against them with his legs, rushing for two touchdowns. Dak Prescott only threw for 188 yards but still managed four touchdown passes. Dallas was able to run the ball easily, amassing 245 yards on 34 carries, something the Vikings would love to do as well.With the Panthers only favored by 1.5 and the way they struggled against the only legitimate running game they've faced this season, don't expect a high-volume passing day from Cousins. Head coach Mike Zimmer will likely lean on the run game heavily once again. Consider Cousins a high-end QB2 this week without much upside.

    Oct 13 · Source via Vikings Kirk Cousins
  • Adam Thielen Disappears Against Detroit

    Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen disappeared on Sunday, finishing with only two catches for 40 yards during the win over the Lions. The veteran undoubtedly had his worst game of the season, and his three targets didn't do him any favors either. With Justin Jefferson and Alexander Mattison being the focal points of the offensive attack, Thielen took a back seat in this one. Still, he should get back on track relatively soon, and with at least seven looks from Kirk Cousins in each game this year heading into Week 5, there's evidence to suggest he will continue to be involved moving ahead. Fantasy managers should keep him starting until this type of outing becomes a trend.

    Oct 10 · Source via Vikings Adam Thielen
  • Justin Jefferson Leads The Way Against Lions

    Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson led his team in receiving in Week 5, finishing with seven catches for 124 yards during the last-second victory over the Detroit Lions. He didn't score a touchdown, though. Still, fantasy managers should continue to be encouraged by his statistical output this season. The former LSU Tiger has now been targeted at least seven times in each game during the 2021 campaign, and Sunday's performance marked his second outing with at least 100 receiving yards. He should continue to be viewed as an elite wideout, so managers should keep him rolling in all fantasy setups without question.

    Oct 10 · Source via Vikings Justin Jefferson
  • Alexander Mattison Fills In Admirably On Sunday

    Minnesota Vikings running back Alexander Mattison filled in admirably for the injured Dalvin Cook (ankle) during Sunday's narrow win over the Lions. The 23-year-old was all over the place in Week 5, compiling 113 yards off 25 carries. He also caught seven passes for 40 yards, with one of those receptions resulting in a trip to the end zone. Mattison has turned up the volume throughout his short tenure as the lead back in Minnesota. Still, it's certainly possible that Cook can make his way back for the Week 6 matchup against the Carolina Panthers. However, if he doesn't, Mattison should be starting in every fantasy format imaginable.

    Oct 10 · Source via Vikings Alexander Mattison
  • Kirk Cousins Plays Well Enough In Week 5

    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins threw for 275 yards and a touchdown on 25-for-34 passing during the win over the Lions on Sunday afternoon. He also threw a pick. However, he still finished with a 73 percent completion percentage. Fantasy managers were hoping for more heading into this one. Still, it was the type of outing that most have come to expect from the 33-year-old over the years. After compiling eight scoring tosses during the first three weeks of the 2021 campaign, he has only two throughout his previous two contests. Nonetheless, he should continue to be classified as a suitable starting option in all formats, including in Week 5, despite a more challenging matchup on tap against the Panthers defense.

    Oct 10 · Source via Vikings Kirk Cousins
  • Dalvin Cook Downgraded To Out Against Detroit

    Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (ankle) will not play during the Week 5 matchup against Detroit. The 26-year-old has been dealing with a nagging ankle issue for weeks now, and he didn't play in Week 3. He managed to suit up in Week 4, although it was in a limited capacity. Nonetheless, without Cook in the lineup, Alexander Mattison will likely handle most of the work out of the backfield, and based on his productivity over the last few games, he should be considered a must-start in all formats.

    Oct 10 · Source via Vikings Dalvin Cook
  • Dalvin Cook True Game-Time Decision In Week 5

    Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (ankle) is a game-time decision for Sunday's clash with the Lions, according to head coach Mike Zimmer. After failing to practice on Wednesday and Thursday, Cook took limited reps on Friday. Even if Cook plays, it looks like he won't have a full workload. In fact, the Vikings can feel more than comfortable leaning on Alexander Mattison, who racked up 171 scrimmage yards when Cook was inactive in Week 3. Concerns surrounding Cook's health and usage this week drop him into the RB2 territory for the time being, but it would not be shocking to see Minnesota err on the side of caution and make Cook inactive in a favorable matchup against Detroit.

    Oct 10 · Source via Vikings Dalvin Cook
  • Tyler Conklin - Week 5 Outlook for Fantasy Football

    Minnesota Vikings tight end Tyler Conklin continues to do his best to fill in for Irv Smith Jr. (knee), who remains out with a torn meniscus. The 26-year-old entered Week 4 against Cleveland fresh off a seven-catch, 70-yard performance against the Seahawks, where he also scored a touchdown. However, Conklin cooled off against the Browns and finished with only four grabs for 18 yards. Still, while he may have a few more productive outings moving ahead this season, he continues to be a risky fantasy option and should be treated as such. As a result, unless managers are completely desperate, he should remain on the bench in Week 5 against the Detroit Lions and beyond until he proves he can perform consistently from week to week.

    Oct 8 · Source via Vikings Tyler Conklin
  • Alexander Mattison - Week 5 Outlook for Fantasy Football

    Minnesota Vikings running back Alexander Mattison's fantasy outlook remains contingent on the status of Dalvin Cook (ankle) heading into Week 5. Cook remains a game-time call against the Lions. However, if he doesn't play, Mattison will automatically be an attractive fantasy target in nearly every format, including DFS contests. While filling in the Cook in Week 3 against the Seahawks, Mattison had 26 carries for 112 yards. He didn't score a touchdown in that one, but it was still a solid outing, nonetheless. The 23-year-old also got some touches in Week 4 during the loss to the Browns. As a result, even if Mattison has to share time in the backfield, he should remain on the fantasy radar, but mainly as a risky flex option in deeper leagues. Nevertheless, managers should monitor things heading toward Sunday's matchup against Detroit and take things from there. If Cook is out, Mattison's stock will skyrocket.

    Oct 8 · Source via Vikings Alexander Mattison
  • Adam Thielen - Week 5 Outlook for Fantasy Football

    Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen failed to score a touchdown during the Week 4 loss to the Browns, snapping a three-game streak with at least one trip to the end zone. However, the veteran has a fantastic chance to get back on track against the Lions on Sunday. While the 31-year-old is at the age where wideouts historically begin to see regression on the statistical end, he remains as good as ever. He has at least seven targets in each game this year, and his role in Week 5 may be enhanced if Dalvin Cook (ankle) doesn't suit up. Nonetheless, even if Cook does play, Thielen should remain starting in all fantasy formats.

    Oct 8 · Source via Vikings Adam Thielen
  • Justin Jefferson - Week 5 Outlook for Fantasy Football

    Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson looks to keep his fantastic season going during the Week 5 matchup against Detroit. The 22-year-old wideout has been red-hot during the 2021 campaign, accruing at least nine targets in three of his four appearances on the year. The sophomore will also enter Sunday's contest riding a three-game touchdown streak, and though he should obviously be starting in all fantasy lineups against the Lions, his ceiling will rise even higher if Dalvin Cook (ankle) doesn't suit up.

    Oct 8 · Source via Vikings Justin Jefferson
  • Kirk Cousins Draws Favorable Matchup In Week 5

    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has all the makings to finish as a top option at the position in Week 5. Cousins has flown under the radar this season, for the most part, doing so despite stringing together some potent fantasy performances. The 33-year-old is currently in the midst of one of the best campaigns of his career, and his overall statistical numbers may improve upon the conclusion of Sunday's matchup against the Lions. He has played excellent against Detroit throughout the years, posting a 74.2 completion percentage to go along with 16 touchdowns and only one interception during seven total meetings against the division rival. Cousins' stock may increase even more if Dalvin Cook (ankle) can play, so fantasy managers should keep an eye on the running back's status leading up to kickoff. Nonetheless, even if Cook doesn't suit up, Cousins should continue to carry a must-start tag in nearly every fantasy format imaginable.

    Oct 8 · Source via Vikings Kirk Cousins
  • Dalvin Cook Could Be Game-Time Decision

    Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said that running back Dalvin Cook (ankle) is doing better, but he could still be a game-time decision in Week 5 against the Detroit Lions. Cook is officially listed as questionable for the second straight week. The 26-year-old played through his ankle sprain in the Week 4 loss to the Cleveland Browns, but he saw only 49 percent of the offensive snaps and was ineffective with limited touches. Cook will be playing at less than 100 percent if he's active this Sunday, but if he's playing, he needs to be started against a terrible Lions run defense. If Cook misses his second game of the season, backup Alexander Mattison will be a must-start RB1 after he went off with Cook out in Week 3.

    Oct 8 · Source via Vikings Dalvin Cook
  • Dalvin Cook Misses Another Practice

    Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (ankle) missed his second straight practice on Thursday. Cook said on Wednesday that he isn't likely to be 100 percent, but he plans to play through his sprained right ankle again in Week 5 against the division-rival Detroit Lions. After missing Week 3, Cook had just nine carries for 34 yards while also catching two of six targets for just 10 yards in the Week 4 loss to the Cleveland Browns. He played 49.3 percent of the offensive snaps, with backup Alexander Mattison playing 34.3 percent of the snaps. Mattison saw one more carry than Cook in the game, but neither RB was effective. The good news is that if Cook plays, he'll be primed for a bounce-back game, barring an aggravation of his ankle, against a Lions defense that's allowing the most fantasy points per game to RBs through four weeks.

    Oct 7 · Source via Vikings Dalvin Cook
  • Dalvin Cook Expected To Keep Playing Through Injury

    Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (ankle) said he's "not 100% yet" but is planning to keep playing through his ankle injury. Cook said "part of the game is playing through pain" and that he doesn't think his injury is getting worse. The 26-year-old had just nine carries for 34 yards and caught two of his six targets for 10 yards in the Week 4 loss to the Cleveland Browns in his return from a one-game absence. Cook's words don't exactly inspire a ton of confidence for fantasy managers, but the good news is that the Vikings have a great matchup with the Detroit Lions in Week 5. Detroit's defense has allowed the most fantasy points per game to opposing RBs so far this year, so Cook will remain firmly in the RB1 picture despite his dud last Sunday.

    Oct 6 · Source via Vikings Dalvin Cook
  • Vikings Put Harrison Hand On COVID-19 List

    The Minnesota Vikings placed cornerback Harrison Hand on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Tuesday. Hand has now been on the COVID list for the second time this season, and he'll need two negative tests in order to have a chance to play in Week 5 against the division-rival Detroit Lions. The 22-year-old was a fifth-round pick last year and had only 17 tackles (14 solo), one interception and three passes defensed in 14 games (one start). So far in two games in 2021, Hand has three solo tackles. The Vikings defense/special teams currently ranks 10th in overall fantasy points through four games, and they have an enticing matchup against the winless Lions, making them a streaming option for fantasy managers in Week 5.

    Oct 5 · Source via Vikings Harrison Hand
  • Vikings DL Michael Pierce Could Miss Time

    Oct 5 · Pro Football Rumors Vikings Michael Pierce
  • Vikings Put Cameron Dantzler On COVID List

    The Minnesota Vikings placed cornerback Cameron Dantzler on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday after he tested positive for the virus. Dantzler will need to return two negative tests this week to have a chance at playing in a Week 5 game against the division-rival Detroit Lions at home. So there's a decent chance the Vikings won't have him this weekend. The 23-year-old third-round pick in 2020 played 92 percent of the defensive snaps in the Week 4 loss to the Cleveland Browns, and he's recorded six tackles (four solo) and two passes defensed in three games so far in 2021. Dantzler impressed last year with 46 tackles and two interceptions and started 10 of his 11 games.

    Oct 4 · Source via Vikings Cameron Dantzler
  • Dede Westbrook Catches One Pass

    Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Dede Westbrook caught one pass for 17 yards in the Vikings loss to the Browns in Week 4. It has been a very quiet beginning to Westbrook's Vikings career and caught his first pass since Week 1. The veteran is still perhaps trying to get up to game speed after tearing his ACL last season. Westbrook is not fantasy viable as he sits firmly behind Justin Jefferson, Adam Thielen and K.J. Osborn on the team's wide receiver depth chart.

    Oct 3 · Source via Vikings Dede Westbrook
  • Tyler Conklin Comes Back To Earth

    Minnesota Vikings tight end Tyler Conklin caught four passes for 18 yards in the team's loss to the Browns in Week 4. Conklin landed himself in streamer territory after posting 7-70-1 last week but came back to earth in this game. Conklin plays in an effective passing offense up to this point but is the fourth or fifth option moving forward. He could be worth a roster spot as a backup tight end but is a very risky starter's play heading into Week 5.

    Oct 3 · Source via Vikings Tyler Conklin
  • Dalvin Cook Exits Against Browns

    While the team has made no announcement about his status, Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook limped off of the field earlier in Sunday's game and has yet to return, with Alexander Mattison handling the workload on the past few drives. Cook had six carries for 17 yards and two catches for 10 yards. Keep an eye on his status going forward, both in Sunday's game and in terms of his Week 5 availability.

    Oct 3 · Source via Vikings Dalvin Cook
  • Dalvin Cook Officially Active For Week 4

    As expected, Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (ankle) will return to the field on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns. Cook missed Week 3, but is averaging 96 rushing yards per game this season, plus has been targeted 10 times in the passing game. The Browns allow the fourth-fewest fantasy points per game in the NFL, so you might want to avoid playing Cook in DFS contests, but he's locked in as a must-start play because of his upside in season-long fantasy.

    Oct 3 · Source via Vikings Dalvin Cook
  • Dalvin Cook Expected To Suit Up In Week 4

    Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (ankle) is likely to play in Week 4 against the Browns, barring a pre-game setback, per Adam Schefter of ESPN. Cook missed his team's Week 3 contest due to an ankle injury- though the star runner was able to get plenty of reps at practice, despite his limited practice status throughout the week. Fantasy managers will want to monitor the news on Cook up until kickoff, which is fortunately at 1 p.m. The matchup is a tough one against a stingy Browns front that ranks fourth in rush DVOA. Still, Cook is a must-start if active, having commanded at least 24 touches while exceeding 100 scrimmage yards in both games played this year.

    Oct 3 · Source via Vikings Dalvin Cook
  • Dalvin Cook Listed As Questionable Against Browns

    Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (ankle) is listed as questionable to face the Cleveland Browns in Week 4 after he sat out last week. Cook practiced on a limited basis all week and looked much better, so there's a real chance that he returns to take over the lead-back duties this Sunday. In his absence last week against the Seattle Seahawks, backup Alexander Mattison was a fantasy savior with 171 total yards from scrimmage. Cleveland's defense has allowed only 151 total rushing yards and no touchdowns to opposing running backs through three games, but Cook will be a must-start in fantasy if he's active. If he sits out another week, Mattison will be an obvious plug-and-play choice in all leagues.

    Oct 1 · Source via Vikings Dalvin Cook
  • Dalvin Cook Remained Limited Thursday

    Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (ankle) remained limited in Thursday's practice. Last week, he didn't practice and was ruled out ahead of Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks. The Vikings star running back has now logged back-to-back limited practices. Cook is trending in the right direction and will look to be a full participant in Friday's session. The 26-year-old is considered questionable in Sunday's matchup against the Cleveland Browns in Week 4. The Browns defense has allowed the fifth-fewest fantasy points per game to opposing teams running backs. Despite the tough matchup, Cook is still an elite RB1. Alexander Mattison would lead the Vikings backfield once again if Cook is ruled out. Mattison racked up 112 yards and caught six passes for 59 yards in Week 3 while filling in for Cook. Stay tuned for further updates.

    Oct 1 · Source via Vikings Dalvin Cook