RB Dalvin Cook - Minnesota Vikings

5-10, 210Born: 8-10-1995College: Florida StateDrafted: Round 2, pick 41 (2017)

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A representative of Cook said without a "reasonable" extension he won't be showing up for any team activity including "camp and beyond".

Summary

Dalvin Cook's young career has been plagued by injuries as he played in 15 total games his first two seasons but finally got on track in 2019 with a 14 game season which lead to RB5 overall numbers in 1,135 rushing yards, 13 rushing touchdowns, 53 receptions, and 519 receiving yards. Cook provided the Vikings with some power in the running game, helping them to be no longer solely dependent on the Kirk Cousins and the passing game. Now with Stefon Diggs leaving town, the Vikings could continue to rely heavily on the running game and if Cook can stay healthy he will be be at the top of the running back talent in the league and a top five fantasy asset. UPDATE: A representative of Cook has said he will holdout through "camp and beyond" if he doesn't get a "reasonable" extension. (June 12)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 7, 9
Overall Redraft - 5, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 8, 12
RB Redraft PPR - 5, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 11
Overall Redraft PPR - 6, 3, 4, 4, 5, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 14, 14, 14
RB Dynasty - 5, 3, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 9, 11
Overall Dynasty - 6, 5, 6, 7, 7, 12, 12, 17

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2017 MIN 4 74 354 2 16 11 90 0 1
2018 MIN 11 133 615 2 49 40 305 2 2
2019 MIN 14 250 1135 13 63 53 519 0 2
2020 PROJ-Dodds 14.8 232.0 * * 53.0 * * *
2020 PROJ-Henry 14.0 245.0 * * 55.0 * * *
2020 PROJ-Wood 14.0 260.0 * * 60.0 * * *
2020 PROJ-Tremblay 14.0 231.0 * * 50.5 * * *
2020 PROJ-Consensus 14.3 240.6 * * 54.4 * * *

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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.

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 5
RB: 5
Overall-PPR: 6
RB-PPR: 5

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Latest News

Vikings | Dalvin Cook reports (Tue Jul 28, 02:31 PM) - Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook showed up at the team facility Tuesday, July 28, for his first COVID-19 test, according to sources. Cook reporting effectively ends any idea of a holdout.

Our View: There were thoughts that Cook would miss time as he holds out for a new deal. However, those were quickly pushed by the wayside as camp drew near. Now, Cook has reported and still wants a new deal. We expect the Vikings to oblige in the near future. Stay tuned.
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Vikings | Dalvin Cook's agent denies saying his client will report (Sun Jul 26, 10:54 AM) - Updating a previous report, the agent for Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook said he had not talked to head coach Mike Zimmer about his client showing up to camp and ending his holdout, even though Zimmer had announced that Cook would report during a press conference Saturday, July 25.

Our View: Cook apparently did talk to his position coach Kennedy Polamalu about showing up for camp, but for now we should still treat this as a holdout and draft accordingly.
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Vikings | Dalvin Cook unlikely to hold out (Sat Jul 25, 10:13 AM) - Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook is unlikely to hold out during the 2020 season because of new rules within the collective bargaining agreement, according to ESPN.com's Courtney Cronin. He would stand to be fined $50,000 for each day of camp missed and he would be unable to recover those funds even if an extension is worked out. In addition, Cook would not accrue a year of service toward free agency if he doesn't appear at camp by the mandatory reporting date or if he leaves the team after that date. Cook is slated to earn $1.3 million during the final year of his rookie contract.

Our View: Cook never had much leverage in this situation, so reporting to camp on time was always the most likely scenario. He'll be the centerpiece of the Gary Kubiak offense and is a top-5 fantasy pick in all formats. Cook's back Alexander Mattison is one of the most high-valued handcuffs in fantasy football this year.
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2020 Schedule

1vs Green Bay Packers
2@ Indianapolis Colts
3vs Tennessee Titans
4@ Houston Texans
5@ Seattle Seahawks
6vs Atlanta Falcons
7--- BYE WEEK ---
8@ Green Bay Packers
9vs Detroit Lions
10@ Chicago Bears
11vs Dallas Cowboys
12vs Carolina Panthers
13vs Jacksonville Jaguars
14@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
15vs Chicago Bears
16@ New Orleans Saints
17@ Detroit Lions