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Dalvin Cook

RB, Minnesota Vikings

Height 5'10" Weight 210
DOB 1995-08-10 Age 25.9
College Florida State

2021 Fantasy Rankings

Overall # 2 · RB # 2 (Tier 1)

Position Rankings

Rank Name Bye Age ADP1 PPG2 Comment
Tier 1
1 Christian McCaffrey, CAR 13 25.1 1.01 30.0

Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey is healthy now after missing all but three games in 2020, and offensive coordinator Joe Brady said last month that he doesn't plan to use McCaffrey any less this year just because of his previous injuries. The entire offense runs through McCaffrey, as he's their running game, a threat in the passing game and also a decoy. Mike Davis is now in Atlanta, so McCaffrey is the only RB on Carolina's current roster with significant NFL experience. Most fantasy managers don't really care that McCaffrey was a complete bust as the No. 1 overall pick last year, as he's once again the consensus top overall fantasy selection heading into the 2021 season, and for good reason. (Jul 22, )

Mike's Thoughts: It is rare for me to put a single player into the top tier by himself. McCaffrey's historical per game output is so far ahead of his peers, he would normally qualify, but coming off a season-ending injury, playing with a new QB, and the high turnover position itself - RB - I'll rank him 1 but in a group of similar high reward backs.

2 Dalvin Cook, MIN 7 25.9 1.03 24.1

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook remains a top-five choice among all players in fantasy as training camp looms. Cook racked up 1,918 all-purpose yards with 17 total touchdowns last season and was a dominant force at times. Cook totaled eight different games with at least 100 yards rushing and averaged an impressive 4.99 yards per rush. The Vikings have elite offensive weapons but it has not translated into wins. Cook is a surefire RB1 and, if healthy, could make a run at 2,000 total yards in 2021. (Jul 13, )

Mike's Thoughts: He's missed games every season, which is to be expected for any RB with this many projected carries, really. However, there is a higher perceived injury risk with Cook going back to his 4-game rookie season. Double-digit TD and high catch numbers, thanks to limited receiving options on the Vikings, support Cook at 2. There are additional red flags such as Gary Kubiak no longer the OC, and Rick Dennison possibly out as the OL coach, which may warrant a fade on Cook.

3 Alvin Kamara, NO 6 26.0 1.04 25.2

New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara is coming off a 2020 season in which he posted a career-high 932 rushing yards and 16 rushing touchdowns and he has a chance to build on that success in 2021 as he will once again be the workhorse back for New Orleans. Last season, the RB also posted 83 receptions (career-high) for 756 yards and five scores on 107 targets (career-high) in 15 games. Kamara is a dual-threat back who is expected to take on a significant role in this offense as elite talent is essentially devoid on this unit aside from the RB and WR Michael Thomas. Kamara is a solid RB1 for 2021. (Jul 15, )

4 Derrick Henry, TEN 13 27.0 1.03 20.9

Mike's Thoughts: Drafted Henry 1.06 (6) in a 1QB 10-team best ball on 7/20.

1 Fantasy Football Calculator (12-team PPR)
2 2020 season, PPR scoring
Vikings News · Older Cook News

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Dalvin Cook Still A Difference Maker

    Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook remains a top-five choice among all players in fantasy as training camp looms. Cook racked up 1,918 all-purpose yards with 17 total touchdowns last season and was a dominant force at times. Cook totaled eight different games with at least 100 yards rushing and averaged an impressive 4.99 yards per rush. The Vikings have elite offensive weapons but it has not translated into wins. Cook is a surefire RB1 and, if healthy, could make a run at 2,000 total yards in 2021.

    Jul 13 · Source via Vikings Dalvin Cook 2021 outlook
  • Keeping Vikings' Dalvin Cook fresh in 2021 starts in offseason

    Jun 2 · ESPN Vikings Dalvin Cook
  • Running Back

    DraftKings Scoring Review · Switch
    Season Team G FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReTD FL
    2017 MIN 4 66.4 169 (65.0%) 74 354 4.78 2 16 11 90 8.2 0 1
    2018 MIN 11 154.0 490 (69.0%) 133 615 4.62 2 49 40 305 7.6 2 2
    2019 MIN 14 294.4 615 (65.9%) 250 1135 4.54 13 63 53 519 9.8 0 2
    2020 MIN 14 334.8 669 (70.7%) 312 1557 4.99 16 54 44 361 8.2 1 3

    2020

    DraftKings Scoring Review · Switch
    Wk Opp Score FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReTD FL
    1 GB L 34-43 17.8 30 (57.7%) 12 50 4.17 2 2 1 -2 -2.0 0 0
    2 IND L 11-28 15.1 43 (79.6%) 14 63 4.50 1 2 2 8 4.0 0 0
    3 TEN L 30-31 26.9 48 (73.8%) 22 181 8.23 1 5 2 18 9.0 0 1
    4 HOU W 31-23 28.6 49 (74.2%) 27 130 4.81 2 2 2 16 8.0 0 0
    5 SEA L 26-27 19.9 36 (41.4%) 17 65 3.82 1 5 5 24 4.8 0 0
    8 GB W 28-22 48.6 46 (88.5%) 30 163 5.43 3 3 2 63 31.5 1 0
    9 DET W 34-20 39.2 38 (65.5%) 22 206 9.36 2 2 2 46 23.0 0 0
    10 CHI W 19-13 15.2 59 (80.8%) 30 96 3.20 0 4 4 16 4.0 0 0
    11 DAL L 28-31 26.0 52 (81.3%) 27 115 4.26 1 5 5 45 9.0 0 1
    12 CAR W 28-27 11.2 46 (63.0%) 18 61 3.39 0 4 4 21 5.3 0 1
    13 JAC W 27-24 23.9 79 (86.8%) 32 120 3.75 0 9 6 59 9.8 0 0
    14 TB L 14-26 19.0 54 (68.4%) 22 102 4.64 1 4 2 8 4.0 0 0
    15 CHI L 27-33 26.9 52 (76.5%) 24 132 5.50 1 5 5 27 5.4 0 0
    16 NO L 33-52 16.5 37 (57.8%) 15 73 4.87 1 2 2 12 6.0 0 0

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 1, 3, 3, 39, 5, 7, 8, 21, 1, 1, 5, 70, 1, 1, 1, 15
    Receiving: 50

    2019

    Wk Opp Score FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReTD FL
    1 ATL W 28-12 26.0 36 (67.9%) 21 111 5.29 2 2 2 9 4.5 0 0
    2 GB L 16-21 28.1 47 (72.3%) 20 154 7.70 1 3 3 37 12.3 0 0
    3 OAK W 34-14 24.3 38 (60.3%) 16 110 6.88 1 5 4 33 8.3 0 0
    4 CHI L 6-16 19.0 49 (79.0%) 14 35 2.50 1 8 6 35 5.8 0 0
    5 NYG W 28-10 26.8 47 (66.2%) 21 132 6.29 0 6 6 86 14.3 0 1
    6 PHI W 38-20 13.4 45 (63.4%) 16 41 2.56 1 2 2 13 6.5 0 0
    7 DET W 42-30 27.9 51 (69.9%) 25 142 5.68 2 2 1 7 7.0 0 0
    8 WAS W 19-9 28.1 51 (70.8%) 23 98 4.26 1 6 5 73 14.6 0 0
    9 KC L 23-26 15.6 57 (80.3%) 21 71 3.38 0 7 4 45 11.3 0 0
    10 DAL W 28-24 31.3 57 (75.0%) 26 97 3.73 1 7 7 86 12.3 0 0
    11 DEN W 27-23 16.7 51 (81.0%) 11 26 2.36 1 6 5 31 6.2 0 0
    13 SEA L 30-37 14.4 24 (43.6%) 9 29 3.22 1 4 3 35 11.7 0 1
    14 DET W 20-7 15.5 34 (46.6%) 18 62 3.44 1 2 2 13 6.5 0 0
    15 LAC W 39-10 7.3 28 (43.1%) 9 27 3.00 0 3 3 16 5.3 0 0
    WC NO W 26-20 28.0 62 (78.5%) 28 94 3.36 2 5 3 36 12.0 0 0
    DP SF L 10-27 8.6 38 (82.6%) 9 18 2.00 0 8 6 8 1.3 0 0

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 19, 7, 75, 1, 2, 1, 8, 4, 4, 2, 3, 2, 3, 5, 1

    2018

    Wk Opp Score FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReTD FL
    1 SF W 24-16 14.5 57 (80.3%) 16 40 2.50 0 7 6 55 9.2 0 1
    2 GB T 29-29 12.0 50 (68.5%) 10 38 3.80 0 5 3 52 17.3 0 0
    4 LAR L 31-38 2.0 18 (24.3%) 10 20 2.00 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
    9 DET W 24-9 14.9 28 (57.1%) 10 89 8.90 0 4 4 20 5.0 0 0
    11 CHI L 20-25 3.0 59 (88.1%) 9 12 1.33 0 3 3 -2 -0.7 0 1
    12 GB W 24-17 16.6 41 (58.6%) 10 29 2.90 0 3 3 47 15.7 1 0
    13 NE L 10-24 18.6 47 (77.0%) 9 84 9.33 0 10 8 22 2.8 0 0
    14 SEA L 7-21 19.3 49 (84.5%) 13 55 4.23 0 7 5 28 5.6 1 0
    15 MIA W 41-17 29.3 42 (60.9%) 19 136 7.16 2 2 1 27 27.0 0 0
    16 DET W 27-9 13.8 46 (75.4%) 16 73 4.56 0 3 3 35 11.7 0 0
    17 CHI L 10-24 10.0 53 (93.0%) 11 39 3.55 0 5 4 21 5.3 0 0

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