RB Alexander Mattison - Minnesota Vikings

5-11, 221Born: 6-19-1998College: Boise StateDrafted: Round 3, pick 2019

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 9): Mattison ran strong and was the clear backup to Dalvin Cook in the revitalized Vikings running game. Cook has missed significant time each of the last two years, making Mattison a priority handcuff.

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 12 9 49 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 4.9
2 at GB 0 4 25 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 2.5
2 at GB PROJ-Dodds * 6 * * 1.0 * * * *
2 at GB PROJ-Tremblay * 6 * * 0.0 * * * *
2 at GB PROJ-Bloom * 6 * * 0.0 * * * *

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

Percentile ranks

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

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 1 vs ATL (9 / 49 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

There is a reason the Vikings took Mattison in the 3rd round last season and he proved that this weekend. Serving as the primary backup to Cook, Mattison amassed 49 yards on the ground and averaged 5.4 yards per carry. He was not targeted in the passing game, but only 4 Vikings were total this week. Mattison ripped off a 23-yard scamper off the right side for a big first down and accounted for nearly half of his yards on a single play. This was the same play the Vikings called for Cook on his 22-yard run and touchdown. The only threat to Mattison right now is Ameer Abdullah, but the Vikings seem to trust their rookie runner with the primary workload behind Cook to start the season.

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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