RB Dalvin Cook - Minnesota Vikings

5-10, 210Born: 8-10-1995College: Florida StateDrafted: Round 2, pick 2017

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 9): The fit for Cook in the Kubiak/Dennison running game was as perfect as imagined. He'll contend for top five running back if he stays healthy this year. The Packers were barely tested by the Bears running game and they are up next.

Week 2: at Green Bay Packers

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FBG says: Tough matchup. Dalvin Cook looked spectacular in his season debut for the Vikings, rushing 21 times for 111 yards and two touchdowns against a soft Falcons run defense. Cook showed both quickness and power as he made nice cuts through wide-open holes while even carrying defenders into the end zone for his second touchdown. Backup Alexander Mattison also got in on the fun with nine carries for 49 yards as he showed great acceleration while making some nice moves downfield. The Vikings offensive line certainly out-performed their bottom-tier ranking coming into Week 1, but that doesn't mean they have no concerns with rookie center Garrett Bradbury having a forgettable debut as he had a hard time getting off the ball to his blocks. This offensive line will be worth watching moving forward, as not even matchup will be as fruitful as the Falcons were. The Packers front seven looked formidable against the Bears in Week 1. Preston Smith had a spectacular debut with the Packers, showing how effective he can be both against the run and the pass. Za'Darius Smith showed improvement over last season as well, while Kenny Clark turned in another solid showing familiar to what he did all of last season. New safety Adrian Amos also had a great first game as he hauled in an interception while also making a few stops against the run. Vikings center Garrett Bradbury will have his hands full against this Packers defensive front as the Vikings offensive line will be tested in this one. Dalvin Cook will need to be just as powerful after contact as he was in Week 1 to have anywhere near that level of success on the ground.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLPts
1 vs ATL 36 21 111 2 2 2.0 9 0 0 24
2 at GB PROJ-Dodds * 17 * * 3.7 * * * *
2 at GB PROJ-Tremblay * 17 * * 4.7 * * * *
2 at GB PROJ-Bloom * 20 * * 2.0 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36

Percentile ranks

Dalvin Cook's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 1 vs ATL (21 / 111 / 2 rush, 2 / 2 / 9 / 0 rec)

Vikings fans have been waiting for Cook to be healthy since he was drafted in 2017. It looks like they may have finally gotten their wish as Cook torched the Falcons on the ground and looked to be every bit of the back he was with Florida State. Cook showed speed, power, and vision as he carried the Vikings to their first win in 2019. Cooks first touchdown came on a 19-yard burst off the left side. He outran the defensive end to the corner and then followed the lead block of Thielen into the end zone for an easy touchdown. Cook showed a quick burst of speed and proved that his knee is finally healthy. His second touchdown was a 7-yard power run right up the middle. Cook and a host of Viking linemen pushed the pile the last 4 yards into the end zone. Cook had a 23-yard run off the right side for the longest play on the ground for either team. The Vikings exploited the speed of Cook and his ability to get the edge on several plays and helped amass his first 100-yard game of the season. Cook was the work horse this week and the Vikings do not appear to be limiting his reps to try and keep him healthy in the early going.

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Schedule

2@ Green Bay Packers
3vs Oakland Raiders
4@ Chicago Bears
5@ New York Giants
6vs Philadelphia Eagles
7@ Detroit Lions
8vs Washington Redskins
9@ Kansas City Chiefs
10@ Dallas Cowboys
11vs Denver Broncos
12--- BYE WEEK ---
13@ Seattle Seahawks
14vs Detroit Lions
15@ Los Angeles Chargers
16vs Green Bay Packers
17vs Chicago Bears