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Dalvin Cook

RB BAL

College: Florida State | 7 years
Height: 5'10" | Weight: 210 lbs
Birth Date: 1995-08-10
2024 Bye Week: 14

Total Pts: 42.7
Avg Pts: 2.51
Rank: 73 RB

Free Agent

2024 RTSports Outlook

Cook did not have quite the season as expected last year. He played most of the season with the Jets before getting released late in the year, giving him a chance to sing with a playoff contender. He signed with the Ravens and ran eight times for 23 yards in their divisional playoff game. Cook had just double-digit carries once all season, which came in Week 1 with the Jets. He did not have a single game all season with double-digit fantasy points. Cook had 214-rushing yards in 15 games with the Jets. Cook averaged just 3.2 yards per carry. He will look to revive his career this season, but likely remains in a backup role. Cook had four straight 1,000-yard rushing seasons before last year, going him good value as a NFL backup. Cook turns 29 before the start of the season, so his best years might be behind him. Cook does a good job of setting his blocks and making plays in the open field. He has good speed at the running back spot. He catches the ball well and is a very good overall three-down back. Injuries can be a concern for Cook, having some nagging injuries throughout his career.

FANTASY OUTLOOK: Cook is trending the wrong way. He could rebound some this year but don't expect a huge turnaround at this stage of his career. Cook could be worth a late-round gamble for fantasy teams based on his track record. Look for around 500 total yards and a few scores.

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RotoBaller's Outlook

Like a fancy sports car that once had a hefty sticker price, free agent RB Dalvin Cook rushed 67 times for just 214 yards and 0 TDs while splitting time between the New York Jets and Baltimore Ravens last season. Cook was a fantasy football star from 2019-2022 in Minnesota during the years he was healthy, but the drop-off was evident in 2023 as Cook failed to produce in New York while averaging just 3.2 yards per carry and showing a lot less burst. He is currently a free agent and will turn 29 years old before the 2024 NFL Season starts. A lot of times when running backs decline, it is a rapid one where they go from starting to out of the league in a little over a season much like the career trajectories of Melvin Gordon and Leonard Fournette. Cook is probably a long shot to even make an NFL roster in 2024.

Like a fancy sports car that once had a hefty sticker price, free agent RB Dalvin Cook rushed 67 times for just 214 yards and 0 TDs while splitting time between the New York Jets and Baltimore Ravens last season. Cook was a fantasy football star from 2019-2022 in Minnesota during the years he was healthy, but the drop-off was evident in 2023 as Cook failed to produce in New York while averaging just 3.2 yards per carry and showing a lot less burst. He is currently a free agent and will turn 29 years old before the 2024 NFL Season starts. A lot of times when running backs decline, it is a rapid one where they go from starting to out of the league in a little over a season much like the career trajectories of Melvin Gordon and Leonard Fournette. Cook is probably a long shot to even make an NFL roster in 2024.

Fantasy WeekPts
Scoring
Week 18.90With New York Jets
Dalvin Cook 33 rushing yds (3.30 pts)
Dalvin Cook 26 receiving yds (2.60 pts)
Dalvin Cook 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
Week 21.20With New York Jets
Dalvin Cook 7 rushing yds (0.70 pts)
Dalvin Cook 1 fumble lost (-1.00 pts)
Dalvin Cook 5 receiving yds (0.50 pts)
Dalvin Cook 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Week 3
Week 42.80With New York Jets
Dalvin Cook 16 rushing yds (1.60 pts)
Dalvin Cook 2 receiving yds (0.20 pts)
Dalvin Cook 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Week 52.30With New York Jets
Dalvin Cook 23 rushing yds (2.30 pts)
Week 62.40With New York Jets
Dalvin Cook 12 rushing yds (1.20 pts)
Dalvin Cook 2 receiving yds (0.20 pts)
Dalvin Cook 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Week 7
Week 80.50With New York Jets
Dalvin Cook 5 rushing yds (0.50 pts)
Week 91.80With New York Jets
Dalvin Cook 7 rushing yds (0.70 pts)
Dalvin Cook 1 receiving yd (0.10 pts)
Dalvin Cook 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Week 102.60With New York Jets
Dalvin Cook 26 rushing yds (2.60 pts)
Week 111.30With New York Jets
Dalvin Cook 13 rushing yds (1.30 pts)
Week 124.10With New York Jets
Dalvin Cook 2 rushing yds (0.20 pts)
Dalvin Cook 19 receiving yds (1.90 pts)
Dalvin Cook 2 receptions (2.00 pts)
Week 134.60With New York Jets
Dalvin Cook 35 rushing yds (3.50 pts)
Dalvin Cook 1 fumble lost (-1.00 pts)
Dalvin Cook 11 receiving yds (1.10 pts)
Dalvin Cook 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Week 142.30With New York Jets
Dalvin Cook 13 rushing yds (1.30 pts)
Dalvin Cook 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Week 152.00With New York Jets
Dalvin Cook 4 rushing yds (0.40 pts)
Dalvin Cook 6 receiving yds (0.60 pts)
Dalvin Cook 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Playoff Week 10.00With New York Jets
Playoff Week 20.00With New York Jets
Player Notes
May 23 7:00pm ET

Free-agent running back Dalvin Cook said he's "ready to roll" and would like to find a new team before training camp this summer to avoid his struggles in 2023. Cook, the former Minnesota Vikings Pro Bowl RB, signed with the New York Jets in mid-August last year and never got off the ground. He had just 67 carries for 214 yards in 15 games with the Jets before ultimately landing on the Baltimore Ravens' practice squad before taking part in the Divisional Round win over the Houston Texans. The 28-year-old was coming off surgery last year and looked sluggish, averaging a career-worst 3.2 yards per carry. "I feel great, man," Cook said. He should be able to latch on with a team for some veteran depth at the position in the next month or two, but at this point in his career, he's facing an uphill battle to regain any kind of fantasy relevance.

From RotoBaller

May 22 7:53pm ET

Free-agent RB Dalvin Cook (Ravens) said he would like to go to training camp with a team this upcoming season to show he can be a productive player.

From TheHuddle

May 18 3:03pm ET

Free-agent RB Dalvin Cook (Ravens) has been 'taking calls' from teams, although he didn't say which ones specifically, he said on Saturday, May 18.

From TheHuddle

Apr 6 12:23pm ET

Free-agent RB Dalvin Cook (Ravens) is staying ready and plans to play in 2024, he said on Saturday, April 6.

From TheHuddle

Jan 18 2:13pm ET

Dynasty | The Ravens have elevated Dalvin Cook from their practice squad to their active roster for their playoff opener. Dynasty Analysis: Cook had a lost season by any stretch of the imagination and nothing is going to change that moving forward. However, he now at least has a chance to establish himself as an asset with some dynasty value left. It's fair to wonder just how many touches he'll get behind Gus Edwards but Baltimore is extraordinarily friendly to running backs. Cook will attempt to prove he's worth another contract this off-season in what amounts to a playoff tryout. Stay tuned.

From Dynasty League Fantasy

Jan 18 12:10pm ET

The Baltimore Ravens signed running back Dalvin Cook from their practice squad to the 53-man active roster on Thursday, and he's expected to make his Ravens debut in Saturday's Divisional Round playoff game against the Houston Texans, according to his agency. The Ravens waived running back Melvin Gordon III on Wednesday to open up a roster spot for Cook. Baltimore signed the 28-year-old at the end of the regular season to give them some more depth behind Gus Edwards and Justice Hill after the Ravens' backfield has been lackluster to close out the regular season. It's not like Cook is going to be a savior, though, as he averaged a career-worst 3.2 yards per carry with no touchdowns in 15 games for the New York Jets in 2023. Expect Cook to operate as the No. 3 behind Edwards and Hill on Saturday, giving him very little DFS appeal.

From RotoBaller

Jan 18 8:53am ET

Baltimore Ravens RB Dalvin Cook was signed to the active roster Thursday, Jan. 18.

Fantasy Spin: It's hard to imagine Cook having enough of a role to be useable in playoff leagues without an injury.

From TheHuddle

Jan 17 10:13pm ET

Dynasty | The Baltimore Ravens have released running back Melvin Gordon. Dynasty Analysis: Gordon has been effectively replaced on the roster by Dalvin Cook, who was signed last week. After posting just 81 yards and scoring just one touchdown this season, it's fair to wonder just what the future may hold for the former Chargers and Broncos running back. Gordon is going to enter free agency this off-season as an aging running back who has been productive at times but also has a tendency to turn the ball over too much. He'll look for a veteran contract and likely needs an injury or two to be relevant again. It's hard to see much dynasty appeal with him moving forward and he's likely best served on the waiver wire.

From Dynasty League Fantasy

Jan 12 4:30pm ET

Baltimore Ravens running backs Gus Edwards, Justice Hill and Melvin Gordon III weren't explosive to end the regular season, combining to average 4.0 yards per carry over the last seven games. Edwards also fumbled in his last two games, and Gordon fumbled for the 19th time in his career in Week 18. It all means that the recently signed Dalvin Cook could have a chance to go from the practice squad to making an impact in the playoffs. "We view him as a potentially very valuable weapon on our offense," head coach John Harbaugh said. "Dalvin Cook is a high-pedigree player [and] a highly decorated player." The 28-year-old now has two weeks to learn Baltimore's offense, although his production with the Jets -- career-low 67 carries for 214 yards and no touchdowns -- doesn't make it seem likely that he'll be able to help the Ravens' backfield woes all that much in the playoffs.

From RotoBaller

Jan 10 7:20pm ET

When asked if he sees running back Dalvin Cook as an insurance policy or a serious competitor for snaps in the playoffs, Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said, "We view him as potentially a very valuable weapon for our offense. Dalvin Cook is a high-pedigree player, a highly decorated player. He's still got talent, ability, he's smart, he's in great football shape. He looked very good in practice today. So I think he's going to be a very valuable part of our team in the playoffs." Jets head coach Robert Saleh said something similar about Cook this year, but the 28-year-old didn't look good in 15 games in New York, averaging a career-worst 3.2 yards per carry on 67 carries. At best, he'll be the Ravens' No. 3 behind Gus Edwards and Justice Hill when the team plays in the Divisional Round next weekend.

From RotoBaller

Jan 5 1:13am ET

Dynasty | The Ravens have signed running back Dalvin Cook. Dynasty Analysis: Cook cleared waivers then was quickly snatched up by the Ravens. It seems Baltimore is the place to go if you're an aging veteran ball carrier these days after they added Melvin Gordon earlier in the season. Cook should provide some veteran insurance behind Gus Edwards and possibly mix in with Justice Hill down the stretch. This is more of a "I want to win a title" signing more than anything and Cook will re-enter free agency next season in search of a better chance at starting. His ADP has plummeted but he's still roster worthy in dynasty leagues for the moment.

From Dynasty League Fantasy

Jan 4 5:23pm ET

Free-agent RB Dalvin Cook (Jets) is signing to the Baltimore Ravens' practice squad for the playoffs, according to a source on Thursday, Jan. 4.

Fantasy Spin: Cook won't play in the regular-season finale, but he was not a lineup option, anyway, after what has been a terrible season for him. Perhaps he can revive his career in Baltimore during the playoffs, but as of right now he looks to be washed.

From TheHuddle

Jan 4 5:20pm ET

Four-time Pro Bowl running back Dalvin Cook is expected to sign with the Baltimore Ravens for the playoffs, according to his agency. Cook was released by the New York Jets earlier this week and will now have 2 1/2 weeks to prepare for Baltimore's Divisional Round game. The 28-year-old will be providing extra depth in the backfield behind Gus Edwards, Justice Hill and Melvin Gordon III for the Ravens as they prepare for what they hope will be a deep postseason run. Unless Edwards or Hill are injured either in Week 18 of the regular season or in the playoffs, Cook probably isn't going to make an impact for fantasy managers. Cook didn't have many opportunities with the Jets, but when he did carry the ball he looked washed up, averaging a career-worst 3.2 yards per carry.

From RotoBaller

Jan 2 3:13pm ET

Dynasty | The Jets have released running back Dalvin Cook. Dynasty Analysis: Cook is reportedly restructuring his contract and giving back some guaranteed money in return as he tries to latch on with a playoff team this season. It was a total disaster for Cook in New York as he posted just 214 rushing yards and 15 catches for another 78 yards without scoring in either capacity. He'll try to find work but it's honestly fair to wonder just how many teams are going to call on him after he wasn't very productive even in limited action this season. Cook's dynasty value has reached near-zero and at least this could give him a chance to show he has something left in the tank as he enters free agency again here in a few short weeks.

From Dynasty League Fantasy

Jan 2 2:43pm ET

New York Jets RB Dalvin Cook was waived on Tuesday, Jan. 2.

Fantasy Spin: There is some thought that Cook will be able to latch onto a contender as a result of this move, but the veteran runner may find it difficult to find an interested party after struggling to do much of anything as a Jet. The most Cook can reasonably expect is to find a backup job and hope he can parlay that into another one-year contract this offseason.

From TheHuddle

Jan 2 2:40pm ET

The New York Jets are releasing veteran running back Dalvin Cook on Tuesday. The former Pro Bowler and the organization are reportedly parting ways mutually, as Cook looks to sign with a playoff team over the next week or two. Cook has had his worst season in the NFL by far, rushing 67 times for 214 yards (3.2 YPC) and catching 15 passes for 20 yards. He did not reach the end zone during his stint in New York. Ultimately, it would be surprising if any playoff team had a ton of interest in the 28-year-old given his lack of success in 2023. At best, he might end up as a team's RB3 or on a practice squad.

From RotoBaller

Player Transactions
  • 18-Jan-2024: Dalvin Cook - ACT - The Baltimore Ravens signed RB Dalvin Cook to the active roster.
  • 05-Jan-2024: Dalvin Cook - PRA - The Baltimore Ravens have signed RB Dalvin Cook to the practice squad.
  • 04-Jan-2024: Dalvin Cook - ACT - The Baltimore Ravens sign RB Dalvin Cook to their active roster.
  • 02-Jan-2024: Dalvin Cook - REL - The New York Jets released RB Dalvin Cook.
  • 14-Aug-2023: Dalvin Cook - SGN - The New York Jets signed RB Dalvin Cook.
  • 09-Jun-2023: Dalvin Cook - REL - The Minnesota Vikings released RB Dalvin Cook.
  • 29-Dec-2021: MIN Dalvin Cook - Reinstated
  • 23-Dec-2021: MIN Dalvin Cook - Reserve, Non-Football Injury - COVID-19
  • 12-Sep-2020: MIN Dalvin Cook - Re-signed - Five-year extension (through 2025)
  • 05-Feb-2018: MIN - Off IR - torn left ACL
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