• Dalvin Cook
  • RB
  • , Minnesota Vikings
  • 24
  • 210 lbs
  • 5' 10"
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Draft note
by John Paulsen
In 15 games over the last two seasons, Cook has averaged 17.2 touches for 90.9 total yards and 0.40 touchdowns per game. That equates to 13.2 points per game in half-PPR formats. Had he played 16 games at that pace, he would have finished as the No. 12 running back in 2018. One thing really working in Cook’s favor is the Vikings’ decision to promote Kevin Stefanski from interim OC to full-time OC. In four games under Stefanski last year, Cook averaged 18.0 touches for 103.5 yards and 0.75 touchdowns per game. The resulting 16.5 points per game is more than what Joe Mixon scored as the No. 9 running back last year. The big question is -- can he stay healthy?

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by Jordan Heck

MIN RB Dalvin Cook - 2019 Fantasy Football Outlook

Fantasy Upside
When healthy, Dalvin Cook was successful in 2018. He finished with 715 scrimmage yards in his final eight regular season games returning from injury. He’s a threat on the ground and as a receiver, as he had 3+ receptions in all of his starts but one (excluding Week 4 when he left early due to injury). With a new offensive coordinator this season, we expect the Vikings to go with a run-heavy approach. The Vikings went with OC Kevin Stefanski late last season, and in four games under Stefanski, Cook averaged 18.0 touches for 103.5 yards and 0.75 touchdowns per game.

Fantasy Downside
As we briefly mentioned above, “when healthy” Cook was successful. Staying healthy has been an issue for Cook since entering the league as he started just four games in his rookie year before tearing his ACL. Sports injury predictor has Cook at a 57.6% chance of injury, which is 10th highest among backs.

2019 Bottom Line
Really the only downside to Cook this season is if he misses games due to injury. If he’s able to stay healthy, there’s no reason he can’t finish the season near the top 10 at his position. He’s a great runner in a run-heavy offense, and has enough receiving skills to add a nice bonus each week. He’s a great option for fantasy owners in the second round of drafts, and will be a great pickup if he stays off the injury report.

2019 Strength of Schedule - MIN
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
25
ATL
14
@GB
19
OAK
1
@CHI
30
@NYG
16
PHI
23
@DET
15
WAS
31
@KC
10
@DAL
17
DEN
BYE22
@SEA
23
DET
12
@LAC
14
GB
1
CHI

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2019 Game Stats
WeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRSTDPPRSnaps%
1SF1640012.50655079.177.513.557/7180.3%
2@GB1038003.803520517.339.012.050/7368.5%
3BUF--------------
4@LAR1020002.000000-2.02.018/7424.3%
5@PHI--------------
6ARI--------------
7@NYJ--------------
8NO--------------
9DET1089008.90420045.0010.914.928/4957.1%
10BYE--------------
11@CHI912011.333-203-0.67-1.02.059/6788.1%
12GB1029002.903471315.6713.616.641/7058.6%
13@NE984009.338220102.7510.618.647/6177.0%
14@SEA1355004.23528175.6014.319.349/5884.5%
15MIA19136207.161270227.0028.329.342/6960.9%
16@DET1673004.563350311.6710.813.846/6175.4%
17CHI1139003.55421055.256.010.053/5793.0%
Per game12.0955.910.180.184.623.6427.730.184.457.6310.1813.8244.55/64.5569.79%
Totals133615224.62403052497.63112152490/71069.79%