Vikings RB Dalvin Cook is making progress following labrum surgery

Vikings RB Dalvin Cook was recently in Minnesota for a post-surgery checkup on his shoulder and is said to be making excellent progress, per sources. Cook played the last three seasons while protecting the injured shoulder, which is now 100% stable and stronger.

Related Players: Alexander Mattison

Fantasy Impact: 

If Cook is still on the trading block, it will be in the best interests of both himself and the Vikings to pump the positive news about his oft-injured shoulder. The running back has the fourth-highest cap hit on a team that is just barely below the cap as it is. The team recently re-signed backfield-mate Alexander Mattison to a two-year, $7M contract that could give us an idea of their future plans.

Mattison has performed decently in Cook's absences in the past, but doesn't have the prerequisite skill to truly hold a bellcow role.

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