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Steve Grogan
FFL: The Offseason | NFL: Championship


College: Florida State | Rookie
Height: 5'10" | Weight: 210 lbs
Birth Date: 8/10/1995
2017 Bye Week: 9
On IR - torn left ACL

Owned: 21.1%
Started: 0.2%
Total Pts: 53
Avg Pts: 3.31
Rank: 64 RB

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Fantasy Week
Week 113Dalvin Cook 137 rush and rec yds (13 pts)
Week 26Dalvin Cook 64 rush and rec yds (6 pts)
Week 322Dalvin Cook 169 rush and rec yds (16 pts)
Dalvin Cook 1 rushing TD (6 pts)
. . . Dalvin Cook 1 yd rushing TD
Week 412Dalvin Cook 74 rush and rec yds (7 pts)
Dalvin Cook 1 rushing TD (6 pts)
. . . Dalvin Cook 5 yd rushing TD
Dalvin Cook 1 fumble lost (-1 pts)
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Player Notes
Oct 20 11:53pm ET

Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray is averaging 2.6 yards on 25 carries in the two games since RB Dalvin Cook (knee) was injured.

Oct 13 12:30pm ET

Minnesota Vikings running backs Jerick McKinnon and Latavius Murray will continue to split the workload in the backfield with rookie Dalvin Cook (knee) out for the season. "I think the hot hand thing [will continue], for sure. Coach tries to keep whoever is running really well in there in the game. I wouldn't expect that to change," Murray said. Head coach Mike Zimmer said the intention was to use both runners Monday night, but the team stuck with McKinnon because he had the hot hand and was having success. McKinnon was the much more effective and explosive back in the Week 5 win over Chicago, and he looks like the better back to own in fantasy, especially in PPR leagues. With that said, the team's approach could make this a frustrating timeshare based on matchups. For now, consider McKinnon more of an RB2 in PPR leagues, with Murray being a touchdown-dependent RB3/flex play.

Oct 10 4:13pm ET

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (knee) underwent successful knee surgery Monday, Oct. 9, according to a source. Cook said he will be back for the start of the 2018 season.

Oct 10 3:50pm ET

Minnesota Vikings rookie running back Dalvin Cook had successful surgery on his torn ACL Monday, according to a source. Cook will be "100 percent" ready to return at the start of next season. Cook had been one of the most impressive rookie players through four weeks of the season, running 74 times for 354 yards (4.8 YPC) and two touchdowns. Losing him for the year was an unfortunate blow, but there's no reason to believe he won't be just as productive in 2018, and he should be drafted as an upside RB1. It looks like Jerick McKinnon and Latavius Murray will share the backfield the rest of the season, with McKinnon the far more attractive option in both the run and passing game.

Oct 5 12:10pm ET

The Minnesota Vikings signed free-agent running back Stevan Ridley on Thursday and placed rookie Dalvin Cook (knee) on Injured Reserve. Ridley, a former third-round pick of the Patriots, most recently spent time with the Broncos in training camp but was released during final cuts. He played in one game with the Falcons in 2016 and eight games with the Jets in 2015. He's best known for his 1,263-yard season with 12 touchdowns for New England in 2012, but he'll mainly just serve as depth for the Vikings backfield. You can ignore him for now.

Oct 2 1:00pm ET

Minnesota's sensational rookie Dalvin Cook will see his debut season cut to four games as he suffered a torn ACL on Sunday. Out for the year, Mike Zimmer claimed he does not know if the team will bring in another running back. Backup Latavius Murray ran seven times for 21 yards following the injury. Murray's value is completely unknown at the moment, but Cook being sent to the IR means there is currently an open roster spot for the returning Michael Floyd.

Oct 2 12:13pm ET

Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (knee) will miss the rest of the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament, according to head coach Mike Zimmer. He will require surgery.

Oct 1 5:33pm ET

Updating a previous reports, the Minnesota Vikings fear RB Dalvin Cook (knee) might have suffered a torn left anterior cruciate ligament in the Week 4 game against the Detroit Lions. Head coach Mike Zimmer said Cook will have an MRI on Monday, Oct. 2.

Oct 1 5:20pm ET

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook suffered a non-contact, potential ACL tear during the team's 14-7 loss to the division rival Detroit Lions. Upon sustaining the injury, Cook was observed on the sideline visibly emotional and in pain, obviously not a good sight. Head coach Mike Zimmer stated after the game that Cook will get an MRI soon to determine the severity of the ailment. However, expectations are low and it is very possible that the rookie's season is more than likely coming to an abrupt end.

Oct 1 3:03pm ET

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (knee) suffered a non-contact knee injury Sunday, Oct. 1, against the Detroit Lions, during the live telecast.

Oct 1 3:00pm ET

Dalvin Cook left Sunday's game with a third-quarter knee injury. Cook fumbled on a run up the middle, staying down on the field clutching his left knee. He managed to walk off the field and headed to the locker room under his own power. The rookie was playing well with 13 carries for 66 yards and a touchdown prior to the injury.

Sep 29 10:10pm ET

Dalvin Cook saw a quick return to form last week with early production against Tampa Bay. Minnesota is taking on Detroit this week, a team ranking 23rd against opposing backs. There are concerns about Cook only scoring one touchdown, but the aired out offense will force the Lions' secondary to respect the pass. Playing well in home games thus far, Cook again looks to be a borderline RB1 option.

Sep 26 1:00pm ET

Minnesota Vikings' RB Dalvin Cook scored 27.90 fantasy points in Sunday's Week 3 win against the Buccaneers. Cook ran for 97 yards and caught five passes for 72 yards with one touchdown.

Sep 24 5:10pm ET

The Vikings delivered an all-around dominant performance against Tampa Bay, carried early by the ground attack from Dalvin Cook. His opening drive touchdown set the stage for a 27 carry, 97 yard effort against one of the league's best fronts. Offering an additional 72 yards on five receptions, his versatility makes him one of the best rookies in the league. Questions surround the team's offense after a poor Week 2 effort, but Cook has delivered RB1 numbers in two of three games.

Sep 24 5:03pm ET

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook rushed for 97 yards and one touchdown on 27 carries against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 3. He also caught five passes for 72 yards during the game.

Sep 24 12:53am ET

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook has 14 carries for 25 yards in the first halves of his two games this year and 20 carries for 166 yards in the second halves, and he said he is working on being more effective early in games.

Sep 23 3:00pm ET

Vikings' running back Dalvin Cook faces his biggest test of the season this week. After an explosive performance in Week 1, the offense stagnated without Sam Bradford against the Steelers. Still without Bradford, Cook is expected to see a stacked box and a stout defensive line. With questionable playcalling, proven slow starts, and failing the break that big run yet, expectations are low for Cooks.

Sep 19 9:03pm ET

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook and Kansas City Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt lead the NFL with six big-play rushes - defined as runs that cover more than 10 yards - through two games.

Sep 17 5:43pm ET

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook rushed for 64 yards on 12 carries against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 2.

Sep 17 4:50pm ET

Expectations were high for rookie Dalvin Cook going into Sunday's game after news that Sam Bradford would be inactive. Cook set a franchise record in his debut. Pat Shurmur followed up the big performances with just 12 rushes that went for 62 yards (5.3 YPC) includnig a long 25-yard scamper. With the offense so stagnant in Pittsburgh, the team should look for a return to the ground against Tampa Bay.

Player Transactions
  • 05-Oct-2017: MIN - On IR - torn left ACL
  • 31-May-2017: MIN - Signed, Draft Choice - Four-year contract (through 2020)
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