College: Florida State | 4 years
Height: 5'10" | Weight: 210 lbs
Birth Date: 8/10/1995
Depth Chart: RB1.1
2020 Bye Week: 7
Total Pts: 22
Avg Pts: 22.00
Rank: 4 RB
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Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook will to look to build off a solid, if unspectacular, Week 1 performance this week against the Colts. Cook racked up only 50 rushing yards but punched in two touchdowns. Cook can break loose at any moment but will go up against a Colts Defense that allowed only three rushing touchdowns to opposing backs last season. Look for Cook to exceed the 12 touches he saw in Week 1 and should be in line to post RB1 numbers in Week 2.
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook rushed 12 times for 50 yards and two touchdowns and lost two yards on his only receptions in a 43-34 loss to the Green Bay Packers in Week 1.
Fantasy Spin: Cook jumped out to a fast start, but the Vikings had to abandon the run after falling behind. His lack of involvement in the passing game is slightly alarming, but he should be able to deliver RB1 production as long as he remains healthy.
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook carried the ball 12 times for 50 yards and two touchdowns in the Vikings 43-34 loss to the Packers in Week 1. It was tough sledding at times for the dynamic runner but still converted on two short-yardage chances for two scores. Cook was the touches timeshare over teammate Alexander Mattison 12-6 but the Vikings offense just couldn't keep up with the Packers explosive attack. Cook should see a heavier workload in Week 2.
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook agreed to terms on a five-year, $63 million deal on Saturday. The deal includes $28 million in guaranteed money for Cook, who made his first Pro Bowl last year after totaling a career-high 1654 yards from scrimmage and 13 touchdowns. It's interesting that the team was willing to commit to such a deal after just 29 games played from Cook in three seasons, though his talent is undeniable when healthy. Fantasy managers can breathe a sigh of relief that the deal is done ahead of Cook's juicy Week 1 matchup against Green Bay.
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook and the team agreed on a five-year contract extension Saturday, Sept. 12, worth $63 million, according to sources. The deal includes $28 million in guaranteed money.
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook and the team have agreed on a five-year contract extension Saturday, Sept. 12, per a source. Terms of the deal were not immediately available.
Fantasy Spin: Great news for Cook, who now won't have an unresolved contract issue hanging over his head this season, solidifying his status as a solid RB1.
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook may not have a long-term contract but will be ready to lead the charge on offense in Week 1. On paper, the matchup may seem daunting against a Packers run defense that allowed the 11th fewest fantasy points to runners in 2019. But Cook absolutely shredded the Cheeseheads in his lone appearance against them last year, racking up 191 all-purpose yards with one touchdown. Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has not enjoyed success against the Packers the past few seasons so look for Cook to be featured early and often.
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook has spent most of the offseason vying for a long-term contract but will have to let his play do the talking in 2020. After the specter of a holdout was lifted and Cook reported to camp, all eyes will be on the 25-year-old as the focal point of the Vikings offense. The fourth-year back racked up a career-high 1,135 rushing yards with 519 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns. Cook perhaps is the best home run threat in the NFL from the backfield but has been prone to injuries at times. Despite the possible injury threat, Cook will be among the top-6-7 overall in upcoming fantasy drafts.
Contract talks between the Minnesota Vikings and star running back Dalvin Cook broke off on Tuesday, according to sources. Talks could restart again at a later date, but for now, Cook is focused on getting ready for Week 1 as he enters the final year of his rookie deal. The franchise tag could be looming for him in 2021. The 25-year-old had 1,153 rushing yards and caught 53 passes for 519 yards with 13 touchdowns as the team's workhorse running back in 2019. Fantasy managers should look at him as a top-five running back with the potential to be used even more in the aerial attack this season with Stefon Diggs no longer in town.
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook has stopped contract extension talks with the Vikings and plans to focus on the regular season, according to sources. The two sides could resume talks in the future.
Fantasy Spin: Cook ranked in the top 10 in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns last season and should have a similar season if he can stay healthy in 2020. He should be selected in the first or second round of fantasy drafts and will be a must-start option each week.
The Minnesota Vikings are limiting running back Dalvin Cook's workload in practices while the two sides try to work out a long-term contract extension. "This situation has to come to a head soon," Pelissero said. "Either Cook is gonna become one of the higher-paid running backs in the NFL on a fair, long-term deal with the Vikings or they're eventually gonna re-integrate him into practice and he will be playing out the final year of his rookie contract." Whether Cook signs a long-term deal or not, he's a consensus top-five fantasy running back in Minnesota, and he could even factor more into the passing game in 2020 now that Stefon Diggs is in Buffalo.
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook plans to be a full participant at training camp while he seeks a long-term contract extension. "I'm out there full go, 1,000 percent," Cook said. The RB1 in fantasy should be present for workouts on Monday for the start of camp. The 25-year-old second-rounder was a top-five running back last year despite missing two games due to injury. With the Vikings passing game less of a certainty now that Stefon Diggs is in Buffalo, Minnesota could lean even more on Cook, both on the ground and through the air. Fantasy managers probably won't view the former Florida State running back as elite because of injury concerns, but he's been pretty money in his short career when he's on the field.
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook arrived at camp last Tuesday despite previously stating that he would not report unless he received a new deal. However, under the new collective bargaining agreement, the 24-year-old ran the risk of becoming a restricted free agent beyond 2020 by not showing up, something he ultimately did not want to do. Cook had a breakout season in 2019, finishing with 1,135 yards and 13 touchdowns on the ground. He also added 53 catches for 519 yards and was also one of the most prolific runners after contact. He is slated to make $1.3 million if an agreement isn't reached. Nonetheless, with the team vowing to work to get a new deal done, fantasy managers can feel a bit more confident by selecting Cook in the first round of fantasy drafts for the upcoming campaign.
Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook showed up at the team facility Tuesday, July 28, for his first COVID-19 test, according to sources. Cook reporting effectively ends any idea of a holdout.
Fantasy Spin: There goes any legitimate fear over Cook holding out, so continue to draft him among the top four or five picks in 2020.
Updating a previous report, the agent for Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook said he had not talked to head coach Mike Zimmer about his client showing up to camp and ending his holdout, even though Zimmer had announced that Cook would report during a press conference Saturday, July 25.
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook is unlikely to hold out during the 2020 season because of new rules within the collective bargaining agreement, according to ESPN.com's Courtney Cronin. He would stand to be fined $50,000 for each day of camp missed and he would be unable to recover those funds even if an extension is worked out. In addition, Cook would not accrue a year of service toward free agency if he doesn't appear at camp by the mandatory reporting date or if he leaves the team after that date. Cook is slated to earn $1.3 million during the final year of his rookie contract.
Fantasy Spin: Cook, who will turn 25 next month, had a career-best 1,135 rushing yards, 53 receptions and 13 touchdowns in 14 games last season, while earning Pro Bowl honors for the first time. He should be viewed as an RB1 in all fantasy formats.
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook is still without a new deal and remains firm in his stance that he will not report until he gets paid. With the Tennessee Titans and Derrick Henry recently agreeing to terms on a four-year, $50 million contract, the 24-year-old will likely continue to look for a deal around $13 million per season, according to Chad Graff of The Athletic. If Cook does suit up for the 2020 campaign, he is worth a top-10 pick in all fantasy formats, especially in PPR leagues. If the holdout continues, however, look for Alexander Mattison and Mike Boone's stock to continue to rise heading into the season.
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook is still without a new contract and will not report to the team until a deal is done. With Cook having issues remaining healthy over the years, the team's personnel are still at a crossroads regarding his future with the organization moving ahead. The 24-year-old had a breakout season in 2019 and finished with 1,135 yards on the ground and 13 rushing touchdowns. Cook's presence also contributed toward quarterback Kirk Cousins 69.1 completion percentage as he was featured heavily in the team's passing attack. Nonetheless, unless an agreement is made between the two sides, fantasy managers will be taking a risk by opting to use a first-round draft selection on him.
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook recently made NFL Network Analytics Expert Cynthia Frelund's list of 10 players who deserve a new deal. The 24-year-old is currently searching for a new contract and stated that he plans to hold out if he doesn't get paid heading into the 2020 campaign. Cook ran for 1,135 yards and 13 touchdowns on 250 attempts in 2019. He also added 53 catches for 519 yards and was one of the most prolific runners inside the red zone. While there are a few months to go before the start of the regular season, fantasy managers should be prepared in the event Cook doesn't report to training camp at the end of July, while also targeting Alexander Mattison and Mike Boone as adequate handcuff options.
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook carried the ball 147 times in 2019 when there was at least eight defenders in the box - the second-most such rushing attempts in the league last season - according to Pro Football Focus.