Mattison finished as the No. 59 as a rookie, but his draft day value doesn’t stem from his weekly usage. He backs up Dalvin Cook, who is threatening to hold out and even if he does play, there’s a decent chance that he re-injures his shoulder. Mattison averaged 4.62 YPC as a rookie and showed some ability as a receiver, catching 10 of 12 targets for 82 yards. Given his eighth-round price tag Mattison is a little too pricey to be a prime Zero RB target, but he’s the type of player that fantasy owners should be looking for when going Zero RB.
Vikings RB Alexander Mattison (ankle, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 17. The game is meaningless for the Vikings so until he's active, we're assuming Mattison sits another week.
Thursday was the first full practice of the week after a walkthrough on Wednesday for the Vikings. There's a good chance neither plays, however. The Vikings are locked into the No. 6 seed in the NFC playoffs, so the team is likely to let both backs rest and prepare for the Wild Card game, which could possibly be on Saturday. Mike Boone would be the lead back again but owners are likely to shy away from him after he disappointed many folks on Monday night with his disappearing act against the Packers.