College: Boise State | Rookie
Height: 5'11" | Weight: 220 lbs
Birth Date: 6/19/1998
Depth Chart: RB1.2
2019 Bye Week: 12
Total Pts: 32
Avg Pts: 5.33
Rank: 55 RB
SAN DIEGO SHARKS XXXIII
|Week 1||4.90||Alexander Mattison 49 rushing yds (4.90 pts)|
|Week 2||2.50||Alexander Mattison 25 rushing yds (2.50 pts)|
|Week 3||11.80||Alexander Mattison 58 rushing yds (5.80 pts)|
Alexander Mattison 1 rushing TD (6.00 pts)
. . . Alexander Mattison 10 yd rushing TD
|Week 4||2.30||Alexander Mattison 5 rushing yds (0.50 pts)|
Alexander Mattison 8 receiving yds (0.80 pts)
Alexander Mattison 1 reception (1.00 pts)
|Week 5||5.20||Alexander Mattison 52 rushing yds (5.20 pts)|
|Week 6||5.30||Alexander Mattison 63 rushing yds (6.30 pts)|
Alexander Mattison 1 fumble lost (-1.00 pts)
|Week 7||1.80||Alexander Mattison 18 rushing yds (1.80 pts)|
|Playoff Week 1|
|Playoff Week 2|
Minnesota Vikings running back Alexander Mattison carried seven times for 18 yards (2.6 yards per carry) in Week 7's 42-30 win over the Detroit Lions. Mattison took a clear back seat in this one as Dalvin Cook carried 25 times for 142 yards and two touchdowns. Mattison was also not targeted in the passing game. The rookie back out of Boise State has been productive this season (5.3 yards per carry) but remains more of a high-priority handcuff than a player to consider starting in re-draft formats. However, he could be worth a look as a sneaky RB3 option with higher expected volume in Week 8 against the Washington Redskins' porous run defense.
Minnesota Vikings running back Alexander Mattison remains the clear backup to starter Dalvin Cook, but the rookie has started to emerge as a player who could be used as a bye week streamer in favorable matchups. Mattison rushed 14 times for 63 yards in Week 6 against the Philadelphia Eagles, a team that ranks among the league's best at stopping the run. He has notably received at least seven carries in 4-of-6 games as the Vikings remain a very run-heavy team. The Lions are being torched by the run this year and give up the third-most fantasy points to running backs, so Mattison could provide some great value if he can approach 10 touches in this game. Only start Mattison if you're in desperate need of a deep league FLEX option in Week 7 - he's still best viewed as a high-priority handcuff.
Minnesota Vikings running back Alexander Mattison carried 14 times for 63 yards in Week 7's 38-20 win over the Philadelphia Eagles. He only received two fewer carries than Dalvin Cook even though this was a relatively pass-heavy game and he outgained Cook on the ground by 22 yards. Mattison is emerging as a desperation RB3-play and remains one of the top handcuffs in fantasy football. He still shouldn't be started in standard leagues in Week 7 against the Detroit Lions.
Minnesota Vikings running back Alexander Mattison is not a player to consider for starting lineups in Week 6 against the Philadelphia Eagles. Mattison is having a very solid season as the backup to Dalvin Cook as he's averaging 5.6 yards per carry and has received seven or more carries in 3-of-5 games. He had four carries for 25 yards and two carries for five yards in the two games that were actually competitive this season, though, and Week 6 projects to be another one of those weeks with the Vikings favored by just three points at home. Hold on to Mattison as a high-priority handcuff to Dalvin Cook, but don't get cute by starting him this week.
Minnesota Vikings running back Alexander Mattison rushed seven times for 52 yards in Week 5's victory over the New York Giants. He did not receive a target in the game. Mattison did most of his damage in the second half when the Vikings had a sizeable lead and were looking to milk the clock, which is the exact scenario that Mattison will be utilized in moving forward. Mattison has put up useful totals in two of his last three games but is not a recommended start in Week 6 against the Philadelphia Eagles. Mattison remains a viable bench stash in all fantasy formats as one of the more valuable handcuffs in the league.
Minnesota Vikings running back Alexander Mattison rushed two times for five yards in Week 4's loss to the Chicago Bears. He added one catch for eight yards on his only target. Mattison only played 6-of-62 (10%) offensive snaps with the Vikings playing from behind for the majority of the contest. The rookie out of Boise State is averaging an impressive 5.1 yards per carry and remains a high-priority handcuff to Dalvin Cook. Mattison will likely receive more touches against the New York Giants in Week 5 but isn't yet on the starting radar.
Minnesota Vikings running back Alexander Mattison had a surprisingly solid week during the Week 3 contest versus the Oakland Raiders. Mattison rushed 12 times for 58 yards and a touchdown. This was the first time that Mattison had double digit rushing attempts this season, but that was likely a fluke game. Dalvin Cook is the lead back and is going to continue to get a bulk of the carries. Mattison heads into a Week 3 matchup against an elite Chicago Bears Defense. He's going to get some carries, but the chances of him doing anything productive with those attempts is slim. It's best for fantasy owners to just go ahead and leave Mattison on the bench.
Minnesota Vikings rookie running back Alexander Mattison rushed 12 times for 58 yards (4.8 YPC) and a touchdown in Sunday's 34-14 win over the Oakland Raiders. His first NFL touchdown came on an impressive 10-yard run in the third quarter, and Mattison has proven to be a rock-solid backup to starter Dalvin Cook through three weeks. He remains a high-priority handcuff to Cook (and is starting to garner deep-league flex consideration), but keep him on the bench for Week 4's road matchup against the Chicago Bears.
Minnesota Vikings rookie running back Alexander Mattison had himself a nice NFL debut, rushing nine times for 49 yards (5.4 YPC) in the Vikings 28-12 win over the Atlanta Falcons. Mattison didn't see any targets, but his nine attempts were an encouraging sign as he operated as Dalvin Cook's backup in a game dominated by the Vikings rushing attack and defense. The Vikings registered 38 rushing attempts against just 10 passes in the contest, and it seems that the team will look to feature the run more often than not this season in an attempt to control the clock and time of possession. Mattison won't receive enough touches to offer standalone value in fantasy leagues while Dalvin Cook is the top back and looking more explosive than ever. However, he remains a high-priority handcuff for Cook owners and could continue to earn more touches as the season rolls along. He's not a recommended play in Week 2 on the road against the Green Bay Packers.
Minnesota Vikings rookie running back Alexander Mattison had a solid game on Sunday night, rushing 10 times for 41 yards operating as the lead back in starter Dalvin Cook's absence. Mattison also caught 1-of-2 targets for four receiving yards before exiting the contest. Mattison's preseason usage and training camp buzz have indicated that he's the top backup to Cook this season, which puts him on the fantasy radar as one of the more valuable handcuffs. However, Mike Boone has been successful through two preseason games, and a Vikings beat writer recently reported that fullback CJ Ham has been getting first-team third-down reps in practice due to his pass protection skills. Monitor this situation, but it still seems likely that Mattison will operate as the Vikings secondary running back heading into the season.
Minnesota Vikings rookie running back Alexander Mattison put up a solid effort on Friday night, carrying nine times for 30 yards and catching 1-of-2 targets for a one-yard receiving touchdown in the victory. The touchdown came on a well-executed play-action pass from starting quarterback Kirk Cousins in the game's opening drive. He was outplayed by backup Mike Boone (four carries for 70 yards and a touchdown) in this game, but Mattison has a firm hold on the top backup spot to Dalvin Cook and looks to be one of the better handcuffs in fantasy football this year. He is being drafted at 175 overall (RB58) in fantasy drafts, but you may want to secure him earlier if you're a Cook owner.
Minnesota Vikings rookie running back Alexander Mattison could offer some intriguing value in the late rounds of 2019 fantasy drafts, both for his handcuff status behind the oft-injured Dalvin Cook and for his standalone value in what looks to be a more balanced offense this season. Run-game-guru Gary Kubiak recently said that Mattison has "shown great maturity so far for a rookie" - praise that should not go unnoticed as Mattison looks to establish himself as the clear second option at the position. He profiles as a classic three-down back due to his receiving chops and durability, but there doesn't seem to be a specific part of his game that stands out as of yet. Mattison is being drafted 178th overall (RB58), and he appears to have more upside than the unexciting backs being drafted around him (Justice Hill, Jamaal Williams, Mike Davis, Chris Thompson, Jalen Richard, and Giovani Bernard). He's absolutely worth the dart throw late in the draft as a strong handcuff/RB4 with top-20 potential if anything were to happen to Cook.
Minnesota Vikings running back Alexander Mattison, selected late in the third round of the draft, has similarities to Latavius Murray, who previously backed up Dalvin Cook. Mattison, 5-foot-11, 221 pounds, resembles Murray in stature and also had the third most missed tackles of any running back in the draft in 2018. There's little doubt that Cook will be the workhorse in this backfield, but Mattison's workhorse tendencies should mesh well as the complement to Cook. Mattison hopes to contribute between the tackles and by catching passes out of the backfield. Consider Mattison a strong handcuff pick to Cook in 2019.