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Campfire Chat: What's Going to Happen in the Minnesota Backfield?

The Footballguys staff hangs out and discusses what's going on in Minnesota

With the departure of Adrian Peterson, the Vikings backfield will obviously be different in 2017. Latavius Murray was added in free agency and was expected to be their lead back. That may have changed, however, when Minnesota drafted Dalvin Cook. How will the team use these two running backs? Is anyone else on the team expected to have a role?

Chad Parsons: The disparity of Dalvin Cook and Latavius Murray's ADP is shocking to me. My research has shown, in general, the veteran is undervalued when a rookie comes into the mix. Cook is firmly in the RB2 zone of ADP, while Murray is not unless the late rounds and usually outside the top-50 of running backs.

My bet is Latavius Murray - assuming health - will see the most touches plus the all-important goal line looks. I question Cook's projection as a feature back in the high-volume sense at 210-215 pounds. We will see. Based on their respective ADP, Dalvin Cook is an avoid player and Latavius Murray is a moderate target player.


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