2020 Fantasy Rankings
Overall # 16 · RB # 6 (Tier 2)
ADP (12-team PPR): 1.06, 4th
Vikings
Depth

Dalvin Cook

RB, Minnesota Vikings

Height 5'10" Weight 210 DOB 1995-08-10 Age 25
College Florida State

Season Projections
Updated Sep 7
Source FPts RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuFD RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReFD ReTD FL
RotoBaller 224.0 240 1085 4.52 - 10 64 48 435 9.1 - 2 1

2020 fantasy football projections by .

Position Rankings
Rank Name ADP1 Comment
Tier 1
4 Alvin Kamara, NO 1.06
5 Derrick Henry, TEN 1.07
Tier 2
6 Dalvin Cook, MIN 1.06
7 Joe Mixon, CIN 1.10
8 Josh Jacobs, LV 1.09
Articles
  • 2020 Running Back Rankings Top 12 For Redraft
    Aug 25 · By Mike MacGregor for Draft Buddy
    Takeaway RB6 in Mike's rankings as of this date. Some contract holdout concern.
  • Fantasy News Last 90 Days
  • Dalvin Cook Ruled Out Against Falcons

    Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (groin) has been officially ruled out for Week 6 against the Falcons. This doesn't come as a huge surprise, as Cook didn't practice all week and will be rested ahead of the team's Week 7 bye. Backup Alexander Mattison will be an excellent plug-and-play RB1 this Sunday against the winless Falcons. He stepped in for Cook in Week 5 against the Seahawks and rushed the ball 20 times for 112 yards while also catching all three of his targets for 24 yards. The 22-year-old ripped off chunk gain after chunk gain and looked very similar to Cook in Minnesota's offense. Mike Boone will likely serve as Mattison's backup in this one, but he won't have any standalone fantasy value.

    Oct 16 · Source via Vikings Dalvin Cook
  • Dalvin Cook Misses Practice Again Thursday

    Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (groin) missed practice for the second straight day on Thursday. Cook was feeling much better on Wednesday and considers himself day-to-day, but two missed practices so far this week doesn't bode well for him playing in Week 6 against the Falcons, especially since the team has their bye week coming in Week 7. As of right now, fantasy managers shouldn't expect the 25-year-old to be active this Sunday. Backup Alexander Mattison looked good in Cook's place in the second half of the Week 5 loss to the Seahawks and will be a plug-and-play RB1 against Atlanta if Cook is inactive. The Falcons have allowed the 13th-most fantasy points to opposing runners this year, including six total touchdowns allowed to the position.

    Oct 15 · Source via Vikings Dalvin Cook
  • Dalvin Cook Says He's Feeling Good

    Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said that running back Dalvin Cook (groin) "said he's feeling really good, so we'll see," when asked if the team would consider resting Cook in Week 6 against the Falcons with their bye coming in Week 7. Cook called his groin injury in Week 5 a "freak accident" on a route to the flat. He's considering himself day-to-day, but fantasy managers will have to keep a close eye on his practice status throughout the week. Cook is obviously a must-start in fantasy as the NFL rushing leader through five weeks if he plays, but if he doesn't, backup Alexander Mattison will become a plug-and-play RB1 against the winless Falcons.

    Oct 14 · Source via Vikings Dalvin Cook
  • Dalvin Cook (groin) not practicing Wednesday

    Oct 14 · FantasyPros Vikings Dalvin Cook
  • Dalvin Cook Dealing With Adductor Strain

    Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (groin) was diagnosed with an adductor strain, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Cook was injured on the first play of the opening drive of the second half in the Sunday night loss to the Seahawks. Head coach Mike Zimmer said Cook had an MRI exam on Monday that "went pretty well, so we'll see how he does this week." With Minnesota's bye in Week 7, the Vikes could decide to hold Cook out for Week 6 against Atlanta to give him an extra week of rest. If that happens, Alexander Mattison would start at running back and would have RB1 upside for fantasy managers. Cook currently leads the NFL with 489 rushing yards and seven rushing touchdowns in just five games.

    Oct 13 · Source via Vikings Dalvin Cook
  • Dalvin Cook Appears To Have Avoided Major Injury

    Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (groin) departed Sundays contest against Seattle early due to a groin injury, but after getting an MRI on Monday, hes good, a source told Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network. Prior to his departure, Cook rushed for a touchdown in his fifth consecutive game, giving him a score in every game thus far in 2020. Alexander Mattison would be in line for an increased role should Cook miss time, but it sounds as if Minnesota will have its bell cow back in short order. The Vikings host Atlanta next week, which while it would be a favorable matchup for Cook, may lead to an absence due to the team having its bye the following week, giving him ample time to rest. Season-long managers can breathe a sigh of relief, although its worth checking back on his status throughout the week.

    Oct 12 · Source via Vikings Dalvin Cook
  • Dalvin Cook Heads Back To The Locker Room

    Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook suffered an undisclosed injury early in the third quarter of Sunday's matchup against the Seahawks. He was observed heading back to the locker room with training personnel, and his availability for the remainder of the contest is up in the air. Before his departure, the 25-year-old had 17 carries for 65 yards and a touchdown. He also had five catches for 24 yards. In his stead, backup Alexander Mattison will handle the duties out of the backfield.

    Oct 11 · Source via Vikings Dalvin Cook
  • Dalvin Cook An RB1 Option In Week 5

    Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook will try and keep his excellent start to the season going against a surprisingly stout Seahawks Defense in Week 5. Seattle is breaking records for their ineptitude in the passing game but currently have allowed the fifth fewest fantasy points to opposing backs. That ranking should not scare fantasy teams away from starting Cook, who already has 427 rushing yards and six touchdowns on the young season. The Vikings have an excellent chance for offensive fireworks in Week 5 and Cook should be confidently slotted into lineups as an RB1.

    Oct 6 · Source via Vikings Dalvin Cook
  • Dalvin Cook Dominates Again For First Win

    Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook carried the ball 27 times for 130 yards and two touchdowns as the Vikings picked up their first win of the season in Week 4. It hasnt been flashy but Cook continues to be one of the elite running backs in the game with 49 carries over the last two weeks. He averaged 4.8 yards per carry as the Vikings beat the Texans 31-23 and Cook now has four touchdowns on the season. Cook will be top fantasy choice in Week 5.

    Oct 4 · Source via Vikings Dalvin Cook
  • Dalvin Cook Has Fantastic Week 4 Matchup

    Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook will have a dynamite matchup one week after posting 181 rushing yards with one touchdown. Cook will go up against a Texans Defense that has been getting gashed by opposing runners, allowing the fourth most fantasy points to the position through the first three games. Houston has allowed at least 140 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown to each team they have played, setting up an opportunity for Cook to have a huge game. Cook will be a no-doubt RB1 in Week 4.

    Sep 30 · Source via Vikings Dalvin Cook
  • Dalvin Cook Explodes For 199 All-Purpose Yards

    Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook was fantastic in Week 3, rushing for 181 yards, one touchdown and adding 19 receiving yards in the Vikings 31-30 loss to the Titans. Cook was running hard from the jump and took one carry to the house for a 39-yard score. The Vikings are now 0-3 but Cook has been a lone bright spot. He now has four touchdowns on the season and is averaging 6.1 yards per carry. He will remain on the RB1 radar heading into Week 4.

    Sep 27 · Source via Vikings Dalvin Cook
  • Dalvin Cook Maintains RB1 Value Against Titans

    Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook will be an X-factor Sunday against the Titans in Week 3. Minnesota is 0-2 and absolutely need a victory against a Titans Defense that is allowing the 14th most fantasy points through two games. Cook has been held in check from a rushing yards perspective but already has three touchdowns on the season. The Titans have already allowed 10-plus fantasy points to three different running backs this season, setting up Cook to post RB1 numbers in Week 3.

    Sep 23 · Source via Vikings Dalvin Cook
  • Dalvin Cook Salvages Week 2 With Touchdown

    Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook carried the ball 14 times for 63 yards and one touchdown in the Vikings 28-11 loss to the Colts. It was a terrible offensive effort for the Vikings, who simply could not get the passing game going. Cook was able to punch in a three-yard touchdown late in the fourth quarter to post a solid, unspectacular, final fantasy line. Cook and the Vikings will try and get their season on track in Week 3 against the Vikings,

    Sep 20 · Source via Vikings Dalvin Cook
  • Dalvin Cook An Easy RB1 Choice Against Colts

    Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook will look to build off a solid, if unspectacular, Week 1 performance against the Packers this week against the Colts. Cook racked up only 50 rushing yards but punched in two touchdowns in the season opener. Cook can break loose at any moment but will go up against a Colts Defense that allowed only three rushing touchdowns to opposing backs last season. Look for Cook to exceed the 12 touches he saw in Week 1, and he should be in line to post RB1 numbers in Week 2.

    Sep 16 · Source via Vikings Dalvin Cook
  • Dalvin Cook Punches In Two Touchdowns

    Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook carried the ball 12 times for 50 yards and two touchdowns in the Vikings 43-34 loss to the Packers in Week 1. It was tough sledding at times for the dynamic runner but still converted on two short-yardage chances for two scores. Cook was the touches timeshare over teammate Alexander Mattison 12-6 but the Vikings offense just couldn't keep up with the Packers explosive attack. Cook should see a heavier workload in Week 2.

    Sep 13 · Source via Vikings Dalvin Cook
  • Dalvin Cook, Vikings Agree To Five-Year Deal

    Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook agreed to terms on a five-year, $63 million deal on Saturday. The deal includes $28 million in guaranteed money for Cook, who made his first Pro Bowl last year after totaling a career-high 1654 yards from scrimmage and 13 touchdowns. It's interesting that the team was willing to commit to such a deal after just 29 games played from Cook in three seasons, though his talent is undeniable when healthy. Fantasy managers can breathe a sigh of relief that the deal is done ahead of Cook's juicy Week 1 matchup against Green Bay.

    Sep 12 · Source via Vikings Dalvin Cook
  • What no new deal would mean for Dalvin Cook, Vikings

    Sep 10 · ESPN Vikings Dalvin Cook
  • Vikings, Dalvin Cook Not Close On Extension

    Sep 9 · Pro Football Rumors Vikings Dalvin Cook
  • Dalvin Cook Will Be Focal Point Week 1

    Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook may not have a long-term contract but will be ready to lead the charge on offense in Week 1. On paper, the matchup may seem daunting against a Packers run defense that allowed the 11th fewest fantasy points to runners in 2019. But Cook absolutely shredded the Cheeseheads in his lone appearance against them last year, racking up 191 all-purpose yards with one touchdown. Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has not enjoyed success against the Packers the past few seasons so look for Cook to be featured early and often.

    Sep 9 · Source via Vikings Dalvin Cook
  • Dalvin Cook In Line For Huge Season

    Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook has spent most of the offseason vying for a long-term contract but will have to let his play do the talking in 2020. After the specter of a holdout was lifted and Cook reported to camp, all eyes will be on the 25-year-old as the focal point of the Vikings offense. The fourth-year back racked up a career-high 1,135 rushing yards with 519 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns. Cook perhaps is the best home run threat in the NFL from the backfield but has been prone to injuries at times. Despite the possible injury threat, Cook will be among the top-6-7 overall in upcoming fantasy drafts.

    Sep 4 · Source via Vikings Dalvin Cook
  • Vikings, Dalvin Cook Break Off Contract Talks

    Contract talks between the Minnesota Vikings and star running back Dalvin Cook broke off on Tuesday, according to sources. Talks could restart again at a later date, but for now, Cook is focused on getting ready for Week 1 as he enters the final year of his rookie deal. The franchise tag could be looming for him in 2021. The 25-year-old had 1,153 rushing yards and caught 53 passes for 519 yards with 13 touchdowns as the team's workhorse running back in 2019. Fantasy managers should look at him as a top-five running back with the potential to be used even more in the aerial attack this season with Stefon Diggs no longer in town.

    Aug 19 · Source via Vikings Dalvin Cook
  • Dalvin Cook Being Limited While Sides Work On Extension

    The Minnesota Vikings are limiting running back Dalvin Cook's workload in practices while the two sides try to work out a long-term contract extension. "This situation has to come to a head soon," Pelissero said. "Either Cook is gonna become one of the higher-paid running backs in the NFL on a fair, long-term deal with the Vikings or they're eventually gonna re-integrate him into practice and he will be playing out the final year of his rookie contract." Whether Cook signs a long-term deal or not, he's a consensus top-five fantasy running back in Minnesota, and he could even factor more into the passing game in 2020 now that Stefon Diggs is in Buffalo.

    Aug 18 · Source via Vikings Dalvin Cook
  • Dalvin Cook Not Planning On Holdout

    Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook plans to be a full participant at training camp while he seeks a long-term contract extension. "I'm out there full go, 1,000 percent," Cook said. The RB1 in fantasy should be present for workouts on Monday for the start of camp. The 25-year-old second-rounder was a top-five running back last year despite missing two games due to injury. With the Vikings passing game less of a certainty now that Stefon Diggs is in Buffalo, Minnesota could lean even more on Cook, both on the ground and through the air. Fantasy managers probably won't view the former Florida State running back as elite because of injury concerns, but he's been pretty money in his short career when he's on the field.

    Aug 14 · Source via Vikings Dalvin Cook
  • Vikings Working To Get Dalvin Cook Deal Done

    Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook arrived at camp last Tuesday despite previously stating that he would not report unless he received a new deal. However, under the new collective bargaining agreement, the 24-year-old ran the risk of becoming a restricted free agent beyond 2020 by not showing up, something he ultimately did not want to do. Cook had a breakout season in 2019, finishing with 1,135 yards and 13 touchdowns on the ground. He also added 53 catches for 519 yards and was also one of the most prolific runners after contact. He is slated to make $1.3 million if an agreement isn't reached. Nonetheless, with the team vowing to work to get a new deal done, fantasy managers can feel a bit more confident by selecting Cook in the first round of fantasy drafts for the upcoming campaign.

    Aug 3 · Source via Vikings Dalvin Cook
  • Dalvin Cook reports to training camp on-time to get first COVID-19 test

    Jul 28 · FantasyPros Vikings Dalvin Cook
  • Latest On Vikings, Dalvin Cook

    Jul 28 · Pro Football Rumors Vikings Dalvin Cook
  • Dynasty | Dalvin Cook still holding out

    Jul 26 · Dynasty League Football Vikings Dalvin Cook
  • Dalvin Cook expected to report to training camp

    Jul 25 · FF Today Vikings Dalvin Cook
  • New CBA wrinkle could be reason Dalvin Cook won't hold out with Vikings in 2020

    Jul 24 · CBS Sports Vikings Dalvin Cook
  • Running Back
    Performance Scoring Review · Switch
    Season Team G FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuFD RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReFD ReTD FL
    2017 MIN 4 56.4 169 (65.0%) 74 354 4.78 15 2 16 11 90 8.2 3 0 1
    2018 MIN 11 116.0 490 (69.0%) 133 615 4.62 23 2 49 40 305 7.6 15 2 2
    2019 MIN 14 243.4 615 (65.9%) 250 1135 4.54 0 13 63 53 519 9.8 0 0 2
    2020 MIN 5 97.3 206 (63.6%) 92 489 5.32 0 7 16 12 64 5.3 0 0 1
    2020 RotoBaller 224.0 240 1085 4.52 - 10 64 48 435 9.1 - 2 1

    2020 fantasy football projections by .

    2020
    Performance Scoring Review · Switch
    Wk Opp Score FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuFD RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReFD ReTD FL
    1 GB L 34-43 16.8 30 (57.7%) 12 50 4.17 0 2 2 1 -2 -2.0 0 0 0
    2 IND L 11-28 13.1 43 (79.6%) 14 63 4.50 0 1 2 2 8 4.0 0 0 0
    3 TEN L 30-31 25.9 48 (73.8%) 22 181 8.23 0 1 5 2 18 9.0 0 0 1
    4 HOU W 31-23 26.6 49 (74.2%) 27 130 4.81 0 2 2 2 16 8.0 0 0 0
    5 SEA L 26-27 14.9 36 (41.4%) 17 65 3.82 0 1 5 5 24 4.8 0 0 0
    2019
    Wk Opp Score FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuFD RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReFD ReTD FL
    1 ATL W 28-12 24.0 36 (67.9%) 21 111 5.29 0 2 2 2 9 4.5 0 0 0
    2 GB L 16-21 25.1 47 (72.3%) 20 154 7.70 0 1 3 3 37 12.3 0 0 0
    3 OAK W 34-14 20.3 38 (60.3%) 16 110 6.88 0 1 5 4 33 8.3 0 0 0
    4 CHI L 6-16 13.0 49 (79.0%) 14 35 2.50 0 1 8 6 35 5.8 0 0 0
    5 NYG W 28-10 21.8 47 (66.2%) 21 132 6.29 0 0 6 6 86 14.3 0 0 1
    6 PHI W 38-20 11.4 45 (63.4%) 16 41 2.56 0 1 2 2 13 6.5 0 0 0
    7 DET W 42-30 26.9 51 (69.9%) 25 142 5.68 0 2 2 1 7 7.0 0 0 0
    8 WAS W 19-9 23.1 51 (70.8%) 23 98 4.26 0 1 6 5 73 14.6 0 0 0
    9 KC L 23-26 11.6 57 (80.3%) 21 71 3.38 0 0 7 4 45 11.3 0 0 0
    10 DAL W 28-24 24.3 57 (75.0%) 26 97 3.73 0 1 7 7 86 12.3 0 0 0
    11 DEN W 27-23 11.7 51 (81.0%) 11 26 2.36 0 1 6 5 31 6.2 0 0 0
    13 SEA L 30-37 12.4 24 (43.6%) 9 29 3.22 0 1 4 3 35 11.7 0 0 1
    14 DET W 20-7 13.5 34 (46.6%) 18 62 3.44 0 1 2 2 13 6.5 0 0 0
    15 LAC W 39-10 4.3 28 (43.1%) 9 27 3.00 0 0 3 3 16 5.3 0 0 0
    WC NO W 26-20 25.0 62 (78.5%) 28 94 3.36 0 2 5 3 36 12.0 0 0 0
    DP SF L 10-27 2.6 38 (82.6%) 9 18 2.00 0 0 8 6 8 1.3 0 0 0
    2018
    Wk Opp Score FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuFD RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReFD ReTD FL
    1 SF W 24-16 9.5 57 (80.3%) 16 40 2.50 1 0 7 6 55 9.2 3 0 1
    2 GB T 29-29 9.0 50 (68.5%) 10 38 3.80 1 0 5 3 52 17.3 2 0 0
    4 LAR L 31-38 2.0 18 (24.3%) 10 20 2.00 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0
    9 DET W 24-9 10.9 28 (57.1%) 10 89 8.90 1 0 4 4 20 5.0 0 0 0
    11 CHI L 20-25 1.0 59 (88.1%) 9 12 1.33 2 0 3 3 -2 -0.7 0 0 1
    12 GB W 24-17 13.6 41 (58.6%) 10 29 2.90 0 0 3 3 47 15.7 3 1 0
    13 NE L 10-24 10.6 47 (77.0%) 9 84 9.33 4 0 10 8 22 2.8 1 0 0
    14 SEA L 7-21 14.3 49 (84.5%) 13 55 4.23 3 0 7 5 28 5.6 2 1 0
    15 MIA W 41-17 28.3 42 (60.9%) 19 136 7.16 5 2 2 1 27 27.0 1 0 0
    16 DET W 27-9 10.8 46 (75.4%) 16 73 4.56 4 0 3 3 35 11.7 2 0 0
    17 CHI L 10-24 6.0 53 (93.0%) 11 39 3.55 2 0 5 4 21 5.3 1 0 0

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 13, 21
    Receiving: 26, 6

    2017
    Wk Opp Score FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuFD RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReFD ReTD FL
    1 NO W 29-19 13.7 51 (78.5%) 22 127 5.77 4 0 5 3 10 3.3 0 0 0
    2 PIT L 9-26 6.4 37 (56.9%) 12 64 5.33 2 0 3 2 0 0.0 0 0 0
    3 TB W 34-17 22.9 54 (73.0%) 27 97 3.59 5 1 5 5 72 14.4 3 0 0
    4 DET L 7-14 13.4 27 (48.2%) 13 66 5.08 4 1 3 1 8 8.0 0 0 1

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 1, 5