Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (shoulder) is listed as questionable for the Thursday night game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Cook practiced in a limited fashion on Tuesday and Wednesday, so he at least has a chance to return to action in Week 14 after dislocating his left shoulder and tearing his labrum in Week 12 and sitting out last week. Cook was expected to miss two games after initially suffering the injury, so fantasy managers shouldn't get their hopes up just yet that he'll miss only one game. Alexander Mattison will once again be a must-start fantasy option as at least a high-end RB2 if Cook misses a second straight game. Check back on Thursday for more information on whether Cook will be active.
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (shoulder) was listed as a DNP on Monday's estimated practice report, but he was able to put in a limited practice on Tuesday. While Cook may ultimately miss his second straight game this Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers after dislocating his left shoulder and tearing his labrum in Week 12, it's progress nonetheless. We'll know more on the 26-year-old's status on Wednesday, but even if Cook is surprisingly active in Week 14, there'd be a good chance that Alexander Mattison takes most of the backfield touches against Pittsburgh. The likely outcome is that Cook won't return until Week 15, and it's fair to be worried about his production once he does return. Mattison will be a must-start if Cook is inactive.
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (shoulder) was listed as a DNP on the team's estimated practice report on Monday. Cook dislocated his left shoulder and suffered a torn left labrum in Week 12 and sat out in Week 13 as a result. The Vikings aren't ruling Cook out yet for Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but Cook isn't expected to play in Week 14. It would be a pretty big surprise if Alexander Mattison didn't see a second straight start this week after handling 22 of the team's 24 rushing attempts in the Week 13 loss to the Detroit Lions. Mattison had 90 rushing yards and a touchdown and also caught all three of his targets for 34 additional yards. Against a Steelers defense allowing 130.9 rushing yards per game this year, Mattison will at least be a high-end RB2 if Cook misses his second straight game.
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (shoulder) has officially been ruled out for the Week 13 contest against the Detroit Lions. Cook is dealing with a torn labrum in his left shoulder and is expected to keep him out this weekend and next, although the Vikings are expecting to have him back for a late-season playoff push. And when the 26-year-old does return, he could be limited and ineffective during the fantasy playoffs. Backup Alexander Mattison will step into the lead-back role in Minnesota's offense and is the perfect plug-and-play RB1 for fantasy managers. His start couldn't be better-timed while going up the winless Lions and a defense that allows the fourth-most rushing yards per game (133.9) in 2021. They've allowed the third-most fantasy points per game to RBs.
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (shoulder) is expected to miss at least the next two games -- this Sunday at the Detroit Lions and the following Thursday against the Pittsburgh Steelers -- with the hope being that he can return the following week for the Monday night game at the Chicago Bears on Dec. 20, according to a source. Cook suffered a shoulder dislocation and torn left labrum in the Week 12 loss to the San Francisco 49ers, but he'll avoid Injured Reserve for now. Fantasy managers will be flocking to the waiver wire this week to snag Alexander Mattison, who will take over as the primary running back for the Vikings with Cook sidelined. And with excellent matchups against the winless Lions and Steelers the next two weeks, Mattison will have RB1 upside.
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (shoulder) was diagnosed with a torn labrum in his left shoulder after suffering a dislocation in the Week 12 loss to the San Francisco 49ers, according to sources. The good news is that the injury isn't considered season-ending, and the hope is that the team will rest him for a few games and then have him healthy for a playoff run like they did in 2019. But fantasy managers will be without Cook for at least several games. Backup Alexander Mattison, who is rostered in 50% of Yahoo leagues currently, will be the No. 1 waiver priority this week with Cook in line to miss several games. With upcoming matchups against the Detroit Lions and Pittsburgh Steelers, Mattison will have clear RB1 upside in fantasy. Rookie Kene Nwangwu will back up Mattison for however long Cook is sidelined.
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (shoulder) is already playing with a torn labrum in his right shoulder, according to a source, and he's undergoing tests on Monday to see if he tore the other side when he dislocated his shoulder in the Week 12 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. The 26-year-old had to be carted off the field on Sunday with his latest shoulder injury, and fantasy managers should expect him to miss some time. Backup Alexander Mattison should immediately step in and have RB1 upside as the team's workhorse back, with rookie Kene Nwangwu serving in a change-of-pace role. In relief of Cook on Sunday, Mattison carried seven times for 21 yards and a touchdown and added two catches on three targets for seven additional yards. Depending on how much time Cook has to miss, Mattison could be a league-winner down the stretch, and he's rostered in just 50% of Yahoo leagues.
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (shoulder) will have an MRI on Monday after being carted off the field in the Week 12 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Although fantasy managers should wait for the official word regarding his status moving ahead, there is a good chance he won't be on the field for a while, if not for the rest of the season. It appears as if Alexander Mattison is in line to be the featured option out of the backfield for Week 13 versus the Lions and beyond. If he's available on your league's waiver wire, he needs to be picked up as soon as possible. Check back on Monday for Cook's MRI results and for a timetable on how much time he might miss.
Updating an earlier report, Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (shoulder) has been ruled out for the rest of Week 12. The 26-year-old sustained a shoulder injury during the second half of Sunday's meeting against the 49ers, and he needed to be carted off the field as a result. Before going down, Cook had 39 yards off 10 carries while adding six catches for 64 yards. Nonetheless, an update should come soon. However, fantasy managers shouldn't be surprised if Cook misses time moving ahead, which will open the door for the capable Alexander Mattison to be the featured back.
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook exited Sunday's matchup against the 49ers. Cook suffered an undisclosed injury, although reports are suggesting he was down and grabbing his chest. Nonetheless, this is not a good situation, especially considering his injuries over the years. His day is likely over, and he will probably be on the injury reporting heading into Week 13 versus the Lions. Fantasy managers are strongly encouraged to pick up Alexander Mattison immediately, assuming he's available as a free agent.
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook totaled over 100 yards for the sixth time in 2021 in a Week 11 win over the division-rival Green Bay Packers. Cook has topped the century mark in all but one of his full games this season. Cook and the Vikings will take on the San Francisco 49ers in Week 12, who come in ranked 12th against opposing running backs. With the 49ers only favored by three points at home, the Vikings should be able to keep the game close enough to feed Cook early and often, as usual. Running backs with Cook's consistent volume are hard to find, and he will continue to be a locked-in RB1 whenever he is in the lineup.
In a 34-31 shootout win over the division-rival Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook had his third straight game with over 100 scrimmage yards and scored his fourth rushing touchdown of 2021. It also marked his third game in a row with three receptions, something that Cook was lacking to start the season. Cook now has 508 yards rushing in his last five games after missing time with injuries earlier in the year. The Vikings offense is firing on all cylinders right now, and Cook is one of the main reasons why. Cook will look to keep the momentum going in Week 12 against the San Francisco 49ers.
After a slow start to the 2021 campaign where he was hampered by injuries and questionable play-calling, Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook is back to being the elite player that fantasy managers used their high first-round pick on. Cook is averaging 22 carries and 105 yards per game in his last four contests while also seeing 12 targets total during that span. This week Cook and the Vikings take on a Green Bay Packer defense that is giving up the 9th fewest points to opposing running backs. Expectations may have to be tempered in this one, but Cook is a set it and forget it weekly RB1.
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook continued to provide his managers with elite production in a Week 10 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers. Cook finished the game with 24 carries for 94 yards and a touchdown. He also chipped in three receptions for 24 yards, his highest receiving yardage total since Week 1. It was Cook's fifth game with over 100 yards from scrimmage on the season. After missing time earlier in the year with injuries, Cook is once again proving to be a locked-in weekly RB1. Cook and the Vikings will take on their division rival Green Bay Packers in Week 11.
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook is coming off a solid if unspectacular performance in Week 9 against the Baltimore Ravens. Cook ran for 110 yards on just 17 carries but continues to struggle to get targets in the passing game. Cook should be in line for a big game this week against a Los Angeles Charger defense that is giving up the third-most fantasy points to running backs on the season. Considering how strong the Chargers are against the pass, expect the Vikings to feed Cook early and often in Week 10. Cook is an RB1 every week but should compete for the overall RB1 against the Chargers.
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook said that he will play in Week 10 against the Los Angeles Chargers. Cook is facing a civil lawsuit from an ex-girlfriend that is accusing him of assault, battery and false imprisonment. Cook and his representatives are claiming that he was attacked in an altercation from a year ago. The NFL and the Vikings will let the legal process play out, so Cook will remain with the team and continue playing for the foreseeable future. These matters tend to move really slow, so there's still a good chance that Cook will play the rest of this season. However, depending on how things play out with his legal issues, he could be facing a lengthy suspension in 2022. Stay tuned.
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook will practice on Wednesday despite an ongoing investigation into a domestic-violence incident. Obviously, some stories are bigger than football, and evidence and witness testimonies are still being gathered, so this is a situation that doesn't feel like it will be over anytime soon. From a football standpoint, the NFL has not suggested that Cook will be prevented from playing, and he will continue to practice with his teammates.
An ex-girlfriend of Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook has filed a lawsuit against Cook alleging that he physically and mentally abused her and caused a concussion while holding her hostage in his home a year ago, according to a Dakota County District Court lawsuit. Gracelyn Trimble accused Cook of "giving me a concussion, leaving a scar on my face and taking me through hell." Cook is being accused of assault, battery and false imprisonment. His attorney, David Valentini, said that Trimble broke into Cook's house, assaulted him and two houseguests and is now trying to "extort him for millions of dollars." There won't be a resolution on this matter anytime soon, but his future with the Vikings could now be in question. Stay tuned.
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook has been solid to start the season, averaging 16.5 points per game in PPR leagues in his five full games. Sunday was more of the same with Cook going over the century mark for the third time this season. Cook finished with 110 yards on 17 carries and hauled in all three targets for 12 yards. While these numbers are certainly respectable, managers had to be expecting more out of the consensus second overall pick in fantasy drafts. His rushing numbers continue to be among the league leaders, but Cook simply isn't getting enough usage in the receiving game to live up to the lofty expectations. He and the Vikings will try to get things going next week against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook's fantasy managers were understandably disappointed in their first-round pick in Week 8. Cook only managed 7.8 points in PPR leagues against a Dallas Cowboys team playing with a backup quarterback and expected to have trouble moving the football. That was not the case and the Vikings were forced to throw the ball 35 times in the contest, with only two of those targets going to Cook. Week 9 brings a Baltimore Ravens defense ranked 25th against opposing fantasy running backs, so the opportunity will be there for a bounce-back performance from Cook. The Ravens are giving up an average of 20.2 points per game to running backs and teammate Alexander Mattison is only averaging 2.25 rush attempts and 1 target per game in Cook's four full games this season. Look for Cook to once again put up RB1 numbers in Week 9.
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook was off the injury report this week and facing a Dallas Cowboys defense that gave up 101 yards to New England Patriots running back Damien Harris in their last outing. With the pre-game news that Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott would be sitting out, Cook's fantasy managers had to be expecting a big game with the Vikings potentially in the lead for most of the second half. What they got instead was a lackluster performance on both sides of the ball that saw the Vikings defense allow backup quarterback Cooper Rush to throw for 325 yards and an offensive game plan that only gave Cook 18 touches. Cook finished with 78 yards on the ground but was inexplicably out-targeted in the passing game by fullback C.J. Ham three to two. Cook and the Vikings will look to bounce back in Week 9 when they travel to the Baltimore Ravens.
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook avoided the injury report Wednesday for the first time in weeks. The Week 7 bye came at just the right time. Cook's fantasy managers were watching the injury report the last time the Vikings took the field in Week 6 against the Carolina Panthers, before ultimately watching their first-round pick have his best game of the season with 140 yards and a touchdown. Now Cook and Minnesota face a Dallas Cowboys defense that ranks fifth in rushing yards allowed, but they are coming off a game in which New England Patriots running back Damien Harris ran for 101 yards on 18 carries. If the Viking defense can keep it close, Cook should be able to replicate that and more. He'll once again be a high-end RB1.
After sitting out last week and having his playing status up in the air all this week, Dalvin Cook's fantasy managers were rightfully anxious heading into the Minnesota Vikings matchup against a stout Carolina Panthers defense. Cook laid all those doubts to rest as he rumbled his way to 140 yards on 29 carries, including a third-quarter 16-yard touchdown. Cook briefly left the game after taking a hit, but he quickly returned and finished the game. In his post-game interview, he mentioned that despite a strong performance that he is still not quite 100 percent healthy. Cook will have two weeks to fully recover as the Vikings head into their Week 7 bye.
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.
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.
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