Zimmer: RB Dalvin Cook's debut 'outstanding'

Dalvin Cook expected to sleep well Monday night.

The rookie running back made his regular-season debut at U.S. Bank Stadium and had, in the words of Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer, an “outstanding” night.

Cook racked up 127 yards on 22 attempts, averaging 5.8 yards per carry, in the Vikings 29-19 defeat of the Saints.

Related players: Latavius Murray, Jerick McKinnon

Fantasy Impact: 

With a revamped offensive line, the Viking run game looked good Monday night. Murray didn't help his case by fumbling on his first carry as a Viking and finished with just two carries for six yards. Cook looks to be the clear RB1 in Minnesota.

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