Alexander Mattison has shown his ability to step up when needed for the Minnesota Vikings. In 2022, he played in all 17 games, rushing for 786 yards and scoring 7 touchdowns. His strong finish down the stretch in 2022 combined with the Vikings' commitment to him as evidenced by his new two-year deal, speaks to his potential. With Dalvin Cook's future with the Vikings seeming to be at an end, Mattison could see an increased workload in 2023. With Cook out of the way, Mattison is set to be the team’s every-down back.
The main concern with Mattison is his ability to handle a full workload as the primary running back. While he has performed well in Cook's absence, it remains to be seen whether he can maintain that level of performance over a full season. Additionally, the Vikings' offense has been inconsistent, which could limit Mattison's opportunities.
2023 Bottom Line
Mattison is a player with potential upside for the 2023 fantasy season. He has shown he can produce when given the opportunity. We currently have him ranked as RB16 for 2023. He's worth considering as a flex option with the potential to perform as an RB2 if things break right.