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College: Florida State | 4 years
Height: 5'10" | Weight: 210 lbs
Birth Date: 8/10/1995
2020 Bye Week: 7

Total Pts: 175
Avg Pts: 10.94
Rank: 5 RB

Free Agent

2020 RTSports Outlook

Cook was healthy for most of the year and had a breakout season, playing 14 of 16 games. He topped 1,000-rushing yards for the first time in his career and had more than 1,600 total yards and 13 touch-downs. Cook proved he is an elite back in this league and might be the focal point of the Vikings offense. He still missed two games because of injury, giving him time missed each of his first three years in the league. Injuries continue to dog Cook. Cook does a good job of setting his blocks and making plays in the open field. He has game-changing speed at the running back spot. Cook is an improving inside runner but does his best work on the outside. He catches the ball well and is a ver good overall three-down back.

FANTASY OUTLOOK: Cook is an injury risk but has huge upside when he is on the field. He missed two games last year and was still sixth overall in fantasy running back scoring. Cook is a back capable of finish-ing first overall in fantasy running back scoring. But the injury factor bumps him behind some of the other elite backs. But if he can play a full year, look for around 1,800 total yards, double-digit scores and 60 receptions.

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RotoBaller's Outlook

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook had a breakout year in 2019. After tearing his ACL in Week 4 of his rookie season, the 24-year-old returned in 2018 but would again miss more time with a hamstring injury. However, after a few disappointing seasons, Cook would go on to thrive in 2019 and became one of the league's most elite backs by surpassing the 1,000-yard mark and rushing for 13 touchdowns. He was also featured in the team's passing game, and his 53 receptions off of 63 targets made him one of the most efficient PPR backs in the league. Now, the former Florida State Seminole will be entering the final year of his rookie deal in 2020 in hopes of cashing in under the umbrella of new offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak, with the veteran coach vowing to keep schemes similar to those of former offensive coordinator and new Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski.

This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

Fantasy Week
Pts
Scoring
Week 119Dalvin Cook 9 receiving yds (1 pts)
Dalvin Cook 2 rushing TDs (12 pts)
. . . Dalvin Cook 19 yd rushing TD
. . . Dalvin Cook 7 yd rushing TD
Dalvin Cook 111 rushing yds (1 pts)
Dalvin Cook 111 rushing yds (5 pts)
Week 217Dalvin Cook 37 receiving yds (1 pts)
Dalvin Cook 37 receiving yds (1 pts)
Dalvin Cook 1 rushing TD (6 pts)
. . . Dalvin Cook 75 yd rushing TD
Dalvin Cook 75 yd TD rush (1 pts)
Dalvin Cook 154 rushing yds (1 pts)
Dalvin Cook 154 rushing yds (7 pts)
Week 314Dalvin Cook 33 receiving yds (1 pts)
Dalvin Cook 33 receiving yds (1 pts)
Dalvin Cook 1 rushing TD (6 pts)
. . . Dalvin Cook 1 yd rushing TD
Dalvin Cook 110 rushing yds (1 pts)
Dalvin Cook 110 rushing yds (5 pts)
Week 410Dalvin Cook 35 receiving yds (1 pts)
Dalvin Cook 35 receiving yds (1 pts)
Dalvin Cook 1 rushing TD (6 pts)
. . . Dalvin Cook 2 yd rushing TD
Dalvin Cook 35 rushing yds (1 pts)
Dalvin Cook 35 rushing yds (1 pts)
Week 512Dalvin Cook 86 receiving yds (1 pts)
Dalvin Cook 86 receiving yds (4 pts)
Dalvin Cook 132 rushing yds (1 pts)
Dalvin Cook 132 rushing yds (6 pts)
Week 610Dalvin Cook 13 receiving yds (1 pts)
Dalvin Cook 1 rushing TD (6 pts)
. . . Dalvin Cook 1 yd rushing TD
Dalvin Cook 41 rushing yds (1 pts)
Dalvin Cook 41 rushing yds (2 pts)
Week 721Dalvin Cook 7 receiving yds (1 pts)
Dalvin Cook 2 rushing TDs (12 pts)
. . . Dalvin Cook 8 yd rushing TD
. . . Dalvin Cook 4 yd rushing TD
Dalvin Cook 142 rushing yds (1 pts)
Dalvin Cook 142 rushing yds (7 pts)
Week 815Dalvin Cook 73 receiving yds (1 pts)
Dalvin Cook 73 receiving yds (3 pts)
Dalvin Cook 1 rushing TD (6 pts)
. . . Dalvin Cook 4 yd rushing TD
Dalvin Cook 98 rushing yds (1 pts)
Dalvin Cook 98 rushing yds (4 pts)
Week 97Dalvin Cook 45 receiving yds (1 pts)
Dalvin Cook 45 receiving yds (2 pts)
Dalvin Cook 71 rushing yds (1 pts)
Dalvin Cook 71 rushing yds (3 pts)
Week 1016Dalvin Cook 86 receiving yds (1 pts)
Dalvin Cook 86 receiving yds (4 pts)
Dalvin Cook 1 rushing TD (6 pts)
. . . Dalvin Cook 2 yd rushing TD
Dalvin Cook 97 rushing yds (1 pts)
Dalvin Cook 97 rushing yds (4 pts)
Week 1110Dalvin Cook 31 receiving yds (1 pts)
Dalvin Cook 31 receiving yds (1 pts)
Dalvin Cook 1 rushing TD (6 pts)
. . . Dalvin Cook 3 yd rushing TD
Dalvin Cook 26 rushing yds (1 pts)
Dalvin Cook 26 rushing yds (1 pts)
Week 12
Week 1310Dalvin Cook 35 receiving yds (1 pts)
Dalvin Cook 35 receiving yds (1 pts)
Dalvin Cook 1 rushing TD (6 pts)
. . . Dalvin Cook 2 yd rushing TD
Dalvin Cook 29 rushing yds (1 pts)
Dalvin Cook 29 rushing yds (1 pts)
Playoff Week 111Dalvin Cook 13 receiving yds (1 pts)
Dalvin Cook 1 rushing TD (6 pts)
. . . Dalvin Cook 3 yd rushing TD
Dalvin Cook 62 rushing yds (1 pts)
Dalvin Cook 62 rushing yds (3 pts)
Playoff Week 23Dalvin Cook 16 receiving yds (1 pts)
Dalvin Cook 27 rushing yds (1 pts)
Dalvin Cook 27 rushing yds (1 pts)
Playoff Week 3
Playoff Week 4
Playoff Week 519Dalvin Cook 36 receiving yds (1 pts)
Dalvin Cook 36 receiving yds (1 pts)
Dalvin Cook 2 rushing TDs (12 pts)
. . . Dalvin Cook 5 yd rushing TD
. . . Dalvin Cook 1 yd rushing TD
Dalvin Cook 94 rushing yds (1 pts)
Dalvin Cook 94 rushing yds (4 pts)
Playoff Week 62Dalvin Cook 8 receiving yds (1 pts)
Dalvin Cook 18 rushing yds (1 pts)
Player Notes
May 21 11:53pm ET

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook finished in a tie for first with Ezekiel Elliott for the most rushing touchdowns scored inside the 5 in 2019 with nine.

From TheHuddle

May 20 4:20pm ET

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook and the team have had "productive talks" regarding a new deal but are reportedly not close to reaching an agreement. The 24-year-old, who is entering the final year of his rookie contract, may command a significant increase in pay, potentially earning him more than Carolina Panthers back Christian McCaffrey, who will receive $16 million per season over the next four years after reaching a new deal this offseason. Cook was a top-five back from a fantasy perspective in 2019 but has battled injuries over the years. As long as he can remain healthy, he could have a prominent role in 2020 once again under new offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak, with the 58-year-old serving as an offensive advisor with the club last season.

From RotoBaller

May 1 10:43pm ET

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook has become the 'face of the franchise' and is 'next in line' for a big contract extension, according to Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com.

Fantasy Spin: Health has been an issue, but when he's on the field, Cook has been an explosive, every-down workhorse. He should be the focal point of the Minnesota offense again in 2020 and a top-five fantasy option at his position.

From TheHuddle

Apr 27 11:20am ET

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook plans to take part in the team's virtual offseason program while awaiting a new contract, according to sources. Cook is entering the final year of his rookie deal in 2020. Minnesota's virtual program begins on Monday. The two sides could work something out long term this summer. The Vikings didn't add any additional running backs in the draft, showing how committed they are to Cook as their true workhorse in the backfield. He finished as the No. 5 fantasy running back in 2019 after rushing for 1,135 yards and 13 touchdowns on the ground. There are some injury concerns with Cook, but he remains a solid RB1 that will come off the board early in drafts.

From RotoBaller

Apr 27 8:23am ET

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook will participate in the virtual period of their voluntary offseason program despite wanting a new contract.

Fantasy Spin: Cook put it all together last season and should be a top-five back in drafts again this year.

From TheHuddle

Apr 25 5:00pm ET

With the 203rd overall pick in the sixth round, the Minnesota Vikings selected Oregon State offensive tackle Blake Brandel. The Vikings used a pick on an offensive tackle in the second round with Ezra Cleveland, and Brandel becomes the second tackle taken by the Vikes in this draft. Brandel wasn't really on the draft radar. He stands at a towering and big 6-foot-7 and 307 pounds, and as his size would suggest, he lacks balance. However, Brandel has good movement skills and is a mean run-blocker, which is good news for running back Dalvin Cook if Brandel works himself into a starting role. He fits best in a zone-blocking scheme, which Minnesota uses.

From RotoBaller

Apr 9 7:40pm ET

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook, who considers himself "the best back in the game," wants to stay in Minnesota for the long haul. The 24-year-old will make a base salary of $1.331 million in his fourth season in 2020. Cook finished seventh in the league in 2019 with 1,654 yards from scrimmage, running for 1,135 yards and catching 53 passes for 519 yards. He has one year left on his rookie deal and is in line to sign a lucrative contract extension, but he wants to stay with the Vikings. Discussions about an extension between the team and his agent are ongoing. Cook thinks he can become more of a receiver out of the backfield and catch more passes in 2020, which would surely make him an even more valuable RB1 for fantasy owners. He has injury concerns, but there's no arguing with the fact that Cook finished as a top-five fantasy running back last year.

From RotoBaller

Apr 9 6:33pm ET

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook said Thursday, April 9, he'd like to stick with the team for the foreseeable future. 'I definitely love Minnesota,' said Cook. 'I love everything the state has to bring. Being a kid, I was drafted (in 2017) from Miami (his hometown), so I didn't know what I was getting myself into. I actually am happy where I'm at, and I would like to be in Minnesota long term. ... It's all about what the person believes in, what the owners believe in, the GM believes in, and I firmly think the Vikings believe in me.'

Fantasy Spin: Cook said in the same interview he considers himself to be the best running back in the NFL. Entering the fourth and final season of his rookie contract, the 24-year-old has yet to play a 16-game season. He rushed for a career-high 1,135 yards and 13 touchdowns across 14 games in 2019 while adding 519 yards as a receiver. He's a strong RB1 in all formats, whether or not the Vikes add a top receiver in the 2020 NFL Draft.

From TheHuddle

Apr 6 10:33am ET

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook was tied for second in the league and tops among running backs with seven drops in 2019.

Fantasy Spin: Cook was 13th in targets at the position, and he caught 53 balls for 519 yards and no touchdowns. So he'll need to clean the drops up a bit. Otherwise, he was a stellar RB1 in PPR formats.

From TheHuddle

Mar 29 5:43pm ET

Atlanta Falcons RB Todd Gurley was charged with the dropped pass on a league-high 14.3 percent of his targets in 2019 as a member of the Los Angeles Rams. Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay (12.5) and Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (11.1) were the only other qualified running backs with a drop rate of higher than nine percent.

From TheHuddle

Mar 17 2:23pm ET

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook has had some talks with the team regarding a contract extension as he enters the final year of his rookie contract. Those discussions are expected to get more serious later in the free agency period, according to sources Tuesday, March 17.

Fantasy Spin: The Vikings handed out an extension to QB Kirk Cousins Monday, March 16, but the offense is fully expected to keep running through Cook. He ran for 1,135 yards and 13 touchdowns over 14 games last season, while adding 53 receptions for 519 yards. He's a mid-level RB1, and his role should only grow following the trade of WR Stefon Diggs.

From TheHuddle

Mar 17 1:50pm ET

The Minnesota Vikings have had some extension talks with running back Dalvin Cook, who is entering the final season of his rookie deal, but sources expect those talks to heat up after the team gets through free agency. The former second-round pick in 2017 just recorded his first 1,000-yard season on the ground with a career-high 13 touchdowns on 250 carries (4.5 yards per tote). He also added 53 catches for 519 yards. Without Stefon Diggs now in Buffalo, Minnesota's offense just became even more reliant on Cook out of the backfield. There are injury concerns -- he hasn't played a full season yet in three years -- but Cook has high-end RB1 potential when healthy.

From RotoBaller

Mar 6 3:13pm ET

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook said he hopes to post 2,000 scrimmage yards next season.

Fantasy Spin: Cook is coming off a terrific 2019 season with 1,135 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns. He also finished with 519 receiving yards. Cook likely will continue to be a focal point on offense for the Vikings as long as he can stay healthy and will be selected in one of the first few rounds of fantasy drafts.

From TheHuddle

Jan 22 7:33pm ET

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (shoulder) indicated that he will be ready for the start of offseason workouts. Cook is entering the final year of his contract and is a candidate for an extension this offseason.

Fantasy Spin: Cook was one of the top running backs in the NFL this season with 1,135 yards and 13 touchdowns during the regular season. He will continue to be a focal point on offense for the Vikings next season and will be an early round pick in fantasy leagues.

From TheHuddle

Jan 12 10:03am ET

The Minnesota Vikings are interested in beginning discussions with RB Dalvin Cook on a contract extension during the offseason. He made just $1 million during the 2019 season and will be entering the final year of his rookie contract.

Fantasy Spin: Cook could be looking for a deal similar to the six-year, $90 million extension that Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott received in September. He should be viewed as an RB1 in all fantasy formats entering next season, although his durability remains a concern.

From TheHuddle

Jan 11 8:30pm ET

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook had nine carries for 18 yards in a 27-10 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. He added six catches on eight targets for eight yards. Cook was continuously stymied by unrelenting 49ers' defensive front as the Vikings' offensive line was simply overmatched. This was an absolutely miserable ending to what was a great campaign for the third-year back, as he tallied 1,135 carries and 13 rushing touchdowns at 4.5 yards per carry during the regular season. Look for the Vikings to explore extending Cook in the offseason as he proved to be a top-tier back in the rush-heavy offense.

From RotoBaller

Jan 11 7:43pm ET

Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins went 21-for-29 for 172 yards, one touchdown and one interception against the San Francisco 49ers in the Divisional Round playoff game. RB Dalvin Cook rushed for 18 yards on nine carries and caught six passes for eight yards during the game. WR Stefon Diggs caught two passes for 57 yards and one touchdown on five targets. WR Adam Thielen caught five passes for 50 yards on seven targets. TE Irv Smith caught three passes for 39 yards on three targets, while TE Kyle Rudolph caught two passes for four yards on three targets.

From TheHuddle

Jan 11 12:33pm ET

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook is the target of the San Francisco 49ers in Saturday's NFC divisional-round playoff game. 'He's one of the best in the league,' 49ers DT DeForest Buckner said of Cook. 'We've just got to do a really good job with shutting that down early.'

Fantasy Spin: Cook enjoyed a monster comeback week with 130 total yards and two TDs in the wild-card win over the Saints -- his first game with more than 100 total yards since Week 10. Meanwhile, the 49ers ranked 17th in the league in allowing 112.6 rushing yards per game but their defense should be the healthiest its been since midseason or so. Look for Cook to get to plenty of touches -- he had 31, his second-highest total of the season, vs. the Saints -- making him a prime DFS play this weekend, but don't expect another 25 fantasy points with the Niners focusing on slowing his roll.

From TheHuddle

Jan 9 9:00pm ET

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook was fed 31 touches and turned them into 130 yards and two touchdowns in a Wild Card round win. He travels cross-country (on five days rest) to face the San Francisco 49ers in the Divisional round, a team that ranks 11th in rush DVOA but has given up at least 100 rushing yards a whopping twelve times this season. They've only allowed seven rushing touchdowns and will be getting star linebacker Kwon Alexander back from injury. Few backs in the league can match Cook's gamescript-proof volume and production, and the Vikings will assuredly be looking to feature him again in this one. Though his efficiency may see a downtick, the offense revolves around Cook and he can be used as a volume-based cash and tournament DFS option.

From RotoBaller

Jan 9 6:03pm ET

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (shoulder) practiced in full Thursday, Jan. 9, and was removed from the injury report for the team's Divisional Round game.

Fantasy Spin: Cook was one of the top stars of the Divisional Round, as he totaled 130 yards from scrimmage with two rushing touchdowns. Make sure he's in your lineup once again.

From TheHuddle

Player Transactions
  • 05-Feb-2018: MIN - Off IR - torn left ACL
  • 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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Week 8WAS15239810573060
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