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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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