Vikings running back Alexander Mattison is practicing Wednesday after going through concussion protocol last week.
Dalvin Cook is set to miss Week 17 following the death of his father, so this news sets Mattison up to start in a great matchup against the Lions' terrible defense. Mike Boone and Ameer Abudallah will probably mix in in some capacity, but Mattison will be an interesting DFS play given his projected workload and the soft matchup.
MIN RB Alexander Mattison - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 17 at Detroit
Mattison will assume starting duties for Minnesota this week with Dalvin Cook out for personal reasons. Even though the matchup against Detroit is enticing, Mattison floundered in his only start this season against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 6 when carried the ball 10 times for 26 yards. We doubt Mattison will handle all of Cook’s workload, as he’ll be in an RBBC with Mike Boone and Ameer Abdullah. Mattison will be middling RB2 this week.