Vikings RB Dalvin Cook could sit out until Week 11

Multiple league sources have indicated a belief that Dalvin Cook (hamstring) will miss the Vikings' next two games against the Saints and Lions and remain sidelined through Minnesota's bye week.

Fantasy Impact: 

Looking at the short-term impact of this news, Latavius Murray will be an RB2 against the Saints this week. Their defense ranks second in the league against the run in our Adjusted Fantasy Points Allowed (aFPA) metric, making for a tough matchup indeed. The Lions, who Minnesota plays Week 9, fall on the far opposite end of the spectrum, as they rank 29th against the run in aFPA. Murray should slot in as a top-15 play next week.

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