Minnesota Vikings
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  • 2 years
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Historical Stats

Year Team Gms Plays Car Rush Yards YPC Rush TDs Fum Targets Catch Catch Yards Catch TDs Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2017 MIN 4 90 74 354 4.8 2 1 16 11 90 0 444 2 0 2 2
  Avg 4 76 60 271 4.5 1 1 16 12 109 0 379 2 0 2 1

Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Car Rush Yards YPC Rush TDs Fum Targets Catch Catch Yards Catch TDs Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2018 MIN 4 62 46 187 4.1 0 1 16 13 127 0 314 0 0 1 0

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 11/15/2018 9:25am ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook is a full-go this week coming off the team's bye, offensive coordinator John DeFilippo said Thursday, Nov. 15. Cook is expected to receive a strong workload in Week 11 against the Chicago Bears.

    Huddle Up: Cook had 14 touches -- his highest total since Week 1 -- in his Week 9 return from a four-game hamstring injury absence. The Bears present a formidable matchup, but Cook owners can plug him back into his RB2 starting slot with confidence.

  • Posted: 11/4/2018 1:52pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook rushed 10 times for 89 yards in Week 9 against the Detroit Lions and he added four receptions for 20 yards.

    Huddle Up: Cook was back from a multi-week injury and he made his presence felt, splitting carries with Latavius Murray in a busy backfield. The Vikings averaged 5.6 yards per rush on 23 carries in the win. Cook will get a week off with the bye, returning in Week 11.

  • Posted: 11/3/2018 8:40pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) is expected to be available for a package of plays against the Detroit Lions in Week 9.

    Huddle Up: With Cook expected to play in a limited role, Latavius Murray should still have RB2 upside against a Detroit defense that has allowed a lot of yards on the ground.

  • Posted: 11/2/2018 2:24pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 2, and is listed as questionable for Week 9.

    Huddle Up: Cook could be a game-time decision again this week, so owners should monitor the situation during the weekend. He will be a risky option in fantasy leagues and could be benched if owners have better options available.

  • Posted: 11/2/2018 10:11am ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) could return and play limited snaps in Week 9 against the Detroit Lions, sources said Friday, Nov. 2.

    Huddle Up: Cook has been sidelined since Week 4, and this would seem to be a curious plan with the team's bye week just ahead in Week 10. If Cook is active, his fantasy owners will need to make a call depending on if they absolutely need him or not, given six teams are on bye. Just don't expect much.

  • Posted: 11/1/2018 1:12pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) was limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 1.

    Huddle Up: Cook is one of the bigger question marks in Week 9. He has a chance to play but the Vikings may choose to hold him out through their bye next week. If he's sidelined then Latavius Murray possesses low-end RB1 to high-end RB2 appeal.

  • Posted: 10/31/2018 1:42pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 31.

    Huddle Up: Keep a close eye on Cook as there was talk last week of him being held out through the bye week. If he is inactive then Latavius Murray will once again be an RB2 option.

  • Posted: 10/26/2018 9:26am ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) sat out practice Friday, Oct. 26, and is expected to miss the Week 8 game against the New Orleans Saints.

    Huddle Up: Cook's hammy issue is cutting deep into his sophomore season as he has played in only one game (10 carries for 20 yards in Week 4) since Week 2. It's left Cook's fantasy owners in a bind as he's too valuable to drop right now and has obviously diminished trade value. Hold on and hope Cook will return and have a productive late-season fantasy stretch run.

  • Posted: 10/24/2018 10:10am ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (knee) is expected to miss the Vikings' next two games with the hope that he will be healthy enough to return following a Week 10 bye.

    Huddle Up: Latavius Murray has played well with Cook sidelined and will continue to be featured in Minnesota's backfield. The New Orleans Saints have defended running backs well this year, but Murray possesses low-end RB2 or flex value after averaging 18.3 touches over his last three contests.

  • Posted: 10/19/2018 10:43am ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 7 against the New York Jets.

    Huddle Up: There was optimism at the beginning of the week when Cook logged a full practice on Wednesday, but he left practice early Thursday and reportedly only stretched with the team Friday before departing. Owners have little choice but to continue holding Cook, although this is quickly shaping up to be another lost season for him. Latavius Murray will make another start in Cook's place and should be a decent RB2 option this week.

  • Posted: 10/18/2018 2:22pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 18.

    Huddle Up: Cook's status is uncertain at this point, so owners should keep an eye on the situation. Owners should have other options ready to use in case Cook is ruled out for the Week 7 game.

  • Posted: 10/17/2018 2:42pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) was a full participant in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

    Huddle Up: Cook is primed to return this weekend after being a last-minute scratch in Week 6. Expect Latavius Murray to continue to siphon touches away from Cook, but the sophomore running back holds RB2 value nonetheless.

  • Posted: 10/13/2018 7:33pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) is expected to play against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 6, but he is likely to be limited to 20-25 plays, according to Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

    Huddle Up: Cook has been dealing with injuries all year, and it's tough to consider him anything more than a risky flex option in Week 6 while stuck on a snap count.

  • Posted: 10/11/2018 2:23pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 11.

    Huddle Up: Cook appears to be on track to play this week and should have a favorable matchup against the Arizona Cardinals. He can be considered a No. 2 running back in most leagues.

  • Posted: 10/10/2018 2:25pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

    Huddle Up: The limited status is good news since Cook didn't practice last week. We may not know his game status until Saturday or even up until kickoff, so keep close tabs on his progress. If he's active then you're starting him in a favorable matchup against the Arizona Cardinals.

  • Posted: 10/6/2018 8:37pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) is not expected to play against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 5, according to sources.

    Huddle Up: Latavius Murray should take on a larger role with Cook sidelined, but he is a risky streaming option against the stout defensive front of the Eagles.

  • Posted: 10/5/2018 8:35pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook's (hamstring) yards per carry has dropped from 4.8 last year to 2.7 this season, and he has accounted for negative yardage on six of his 36 carries.

    Huddle Up: A hamstring injury on top of his recovery from knee surgery certainly hasn't helped matters, but Minnesota's running game has struggled as a whole. The hamstring injury has Cook questionable for Week 5, but he will be a risky flex play even if he does suit up.

  • Posted: 10/5/2018 11:58am ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 5, and is listed as questionable for Week 5.

    Huddle Up: Cook may be a game-time decision this week, so owners will need to check the inactive list. He has been limited to 98 yards in three games this season and could see limited touches if he is active. He is a risky option for owners and could be benched if owners have better options available.

  • Posted: 10/4/2018 1:16pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 4.

    Huddle Up: Cook's status for Week 5 is uncertain at this point, so owners should monitor the situation over the next few days. He would be a risky option if he is active for Week 5 and may only be a flex option in that situation.

  • Posted: 10/3/2018 1:34pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) was sidelined at practice Wednesday, Oct. 3.

    Huddle Up: Cook has admitted that he's not at full health yet. The sophomore running back is hurting and up against one of the fiercest fronts in football in the Philadelphia Eagles. If he's active, starting him is a roll of the dice.

  • Posted: 10/1/2018 9:32am ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) told reporters Monday, Oct. 1, that he'll need some more time before his injured hamstring is '100 percent' again.

    Huddle Up: Hamstring injuries have a tendency to linger and get aggravated, so the Vikings are doing right by him to keep his workload down for the time being. He has a tough matchup in Week 5 against the Philadelphia Eagles, but things start to get easier for him and the Vikings' running game after that. While he may belong on benches for owners with some depth at running back in the next game, Cook makes for a solid buy-low.

  • Posted: 9/28/2018 10:42pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) was on a snap count in Week 4, with the team looking to get him '15-20 plays' in an effort to keep him from re-injuring his hamstring, according to comments from head coach Mike Zimmer.

    Huddle Up: Cook has struggled thus far, carrying 36 times for 98 yards, though injuries are certainly part of the problem. While the team has been explosive through the air, it hasn't resulted in wins, and you have to wonder if the extra days off following Thursday's loss to the Rams will result in a renewed focus on the ground game. It might be a good time to check in with Cook owners to see if he can be had for pennies on the dollar.

  • Posted: 9/27/2018 8:45pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) rushed 10 times for 20 yards in a 38-31 loss to the Los Angeles Rams Thursday, Sept. 27.

    Huddle Up: It has been a slow start to the season for Cook, who is coming off knee surgery and is now dealing with a hamstring issue. He still has a chance to put up RB1 numbers in a powerful Minnesota offense, but he needs to be healthy first. Cook could be a good buy-low candidate.

  • Posted: 9/27/2018 4:10pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) is officially active for the Week 4 game.

    Huddle Up: Cook probably will see limited touches because of his hamstring injury, which makes him a risky option. Owners could consider him as a possible flex option for their lineups.

  • Posted: 9/27/2018 2:33pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) participated in a morning walkthrough Thursday, Sept. 27, and is expected to play in the Week 4 game, according to a source. He is expected to be on a snap count if he is active.

    Huddle Up: Cook missed the Week 3 game because of the injury and probably will see limited touches against the Los Angeles Rams. He will be a risky option for owners but could be at least a flex option in leagues.

  • Posted: 9/27/2018 5:03am ET

    Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) is optimistic to play Thursday, Sept. 27, against the Los Angeles Rams. The team still wants to see him in pregame warmups, but they're encouraged with his status.

    Huddle Up: Cook has a tough matchup with a gimpy hamstring, but he should still rate as an RB2 in Week 4.

  • Posted: 9/26/2018 4:56pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 26, and is listed as questionable for Week 4.

    Huddle Up: Cook may be a game-time decision this week, so owners will need to check the inactive list. He probably would receive most of the work at running back if he is active but will be facing a tough Los Angeles Rams defense. He can be a No. 2 running back or flex option in most leagues if he plays.

  • Posted: 9/25/2018 3:41pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) was not able to practice Tuesday, Sept. 25.

    Huddle Up: Cook and the Vikings are on a short week as they play Thursday night, but he hasn't been ruled out yet and has a chance to play. If he cannot play or is limited at all then Latavius Murray deserves a look as at least a flex again, even after a dismally disappointing Week 3 outing.

  • Posted: 9/25/2018 11:46am ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) said Tuesday, Sept. 25, his injured hamstring 'feels great at this point' and expects to play Thursday, Sept. 27, against the Los Angeles Rams. 'Yeah, there's a good chance,' Cook said.

    Huddle Up: The Cook-less Vikings only managed 14 rushing yards on six attempts in Week 3 with the game script flipped upside down by the Buffalo Bills, but consider Cook a low-end RB2 if he's able to go Thursday night.

  • Posted: 9/24/2018 4:26pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) did not participate in practice Monday, Sept. 24.

    Huddle Up: Cook was confident last week that he would play in Week 4 but said he is now taking things day-to-day. Owners should monitor the situation during the week, but he would be a risky option if he is active for the game.

  • Posted: 9/24/2018 11:59am ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) considers himself day-to-day and suggests there's a 'good chance' he'll play in Week 4 against the Los Angeles Rams.

    Huddle Up: Cook thought he would "definitely" play late last week, so this may not be the good news it would appear to be at first blush. Nevertheless, the Vikings likely had their eye on this game when holding him out over the weekend, so owners are probably justified in believing he will suit up. The matchup is a difficult one, but Cook's contributions as a receiver should keep him in the RB2 conversation.

  • Posted: 9/22/2018 3:52pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) said he has no doubts that he will be on the field in Week 4 against the Los Angeles Rams.

    Huddle Up: Cook will be back, but he'll be returning to face one of the most formidable defenses in the league in the Los Angeles Rams. With Latavius Murray spotting him, coming off an injury and considering the matchup, Cook will be more of an RB2 option.

  • Posted: 9/21/2018 5:13pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 3 but is confident that he will be able to play in Week 4.

    Huddle Up: The Vikings play on Thursday Night Football, so Cook has about a week to recover from his injury. Latavius Murray will receive a majority of the work at running back this week and can be a flex option.

  • Posted: 9/21/2018 10:38am ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) on Friday, Sept. 21, was ruled out of the Week 3 game against the Buffalo Bills.

    Huddle Up: Yikes, a big loss for Cook's fantasy owners who were looking forward to a prime matchup against the lowly Bills. Instead, Latavius Murray can now be fired up and plugged into lineups as a high-end RB2/low-end RB1.

  • Posted: 9/20/2018 1:22pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) sat out of practice Thursday, Sept. 20.

    Huddle Up: If Cook doesn't practice again tomorrow then it will be time to sound the horn for Latavius Murray. The sophomore running back may very well end up as a game-time decision, but have Murray at the ready as an RB2 if Cook sits.

  • Posted: 9/19/2018 1:44pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 19.

    Huddle Up: Cook has said he's fine, but apparently that didn't stop the Vikings coaching staff from taking it easy with their franchise running back. Expect Cook to be limited in the coming days and then play, but keep a close eye on him. He'll be a low-end RB1 to high-end RB2 assuming he's active.

  • Posted: 9/17/2018 6:31am ET

    Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) said he's fine, and the hamstring injury was just fatigue from the heat.

    Huddle Up: Good news for Cook, and in even better news, he faces the Buffalo Bills in Week 3. He'll be a strong RB1 in that one.

  • Posted: 9/16/2018 4:20pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury in overtime of the Week 2 game with the Green Bay Packers. He ran 10 times for 38 yards while adding three grabs for 52 yards before departing.

    Huddle Up: Cook and the Minnesota run game never really got going in the tie, and now Cook could potentially be in line to miss some time. Hamstrings are tricky for running backs. We're circle back around and update the situation once the Vikings officially address his injury. Latavius Murray would benefit if Cook is out.

  • Posted: 9/10/2018 5:13am ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook was utilized on 57 snaps (80 percent of the offense) Sunday, Sept. 9, in Week 1.

    Huddle Up: That high rate only left Latavius Murray 14 snaps (20 percent) in Cook's first game back from a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Cook is clearly an RB1 on the rise despite just 40 yards on 16 carries and six catches for 55 yards.

  • Posted: 9/9/2018 2:54pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings WR Dalvin Cook rushed 16 times for just 40 yards in Week 1 against the San Francisco 49ers and he added six catches for 55 yards on seven targets.

    Huddle Up: Cook is returning from a major knee injury, so it will take time to get back to his pre-injury form. However, this wasn't terribly disappointing, and the receiving yardage and catches were nice for PPR fantasy owners. He'll look for more production in Week 2 against the Green Bay Packers.

  • Posted: 9/6/2018 10:49am ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (knee) may or may not be on a snap count this week, according to offensive coordinator John DeFilippo. DeFilippo did say that Cook has proven he can handle a full workload in his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

    Huddle Up: Cook should be fine as long as he doesn't show early signs of being tired or too uncomfortable. Latavius Murray will spot him at times, but Cook is good for at least 15 to 20 touches. He's a viable low-end RB1 to high-end RB2 in his return.

  • Posted: 9/5/2018 8:50am ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (knee) has regained his foot quickness and acceleration after surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.

    Huddle Up: Cook has the potential to be an elite RB1 at a midrange price tag. He has yet to show durability at this level, and there is some risk because of that.

  • Posted: 8/24/2018 6:22pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (knee) rushed two times for one yard against the Seattle Seahawks in the preseason Friday, Aug. 24.

    Huddle Up: It was a short night for Cook, but the important thing is that he remains on track to be ready for the start of the season. However, Minnesota may ease Cook back into a workhorse role as he returns from a knee injury. Target him as a high-upside RB2.

  • Posted: 8/24/2018 3:37pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (knee) is not expected to receive a lot of playing time in the preseason game Friday, Aug. 24, and may only play one series.

    Huddle Up: The Vikings want to make sure Cook is ready for the regular season, so he probably will receive a handful of touches. He will be the main running back for the Vikings in 2018 and should be at least a No. 2 running back in all fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 8/23/2018 3:08pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (knee) is 'preparing to play' in the team's next preseason game Friday, Aug. 24, against the Seattle Seahawks. It would be his first game action since tearing his anterior cruciate ligament last October.

    Huddle Up: This is an excellent sign for Cook's health, as it means he's nearing 100 percent weeks before the regular season opener. In other words, Cook looks like he'll be able to retrieve his old RB1 status right away, though it should take him additional time to garner the heavy workload he was taking on last year as a rookie before getting hurt, which was almost 20 carries per game. He enters the new campaign with a tremendously high ceiling.

  • Posted: 8/21/2018 11:13am ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook's (knee) status is uncertain for now, but offensive coordinator John DeFilippo said the Vikings are looking forward to 'possibly' seeing him play.

    Huddle Up: It's a more positive outlook than last week. If Cook does play it won't be much. Naturally, the Vikings don't want to risk aggravating what was a serious knee injury. Cook has said he's healthy, though. As such, he's an RB1 candidate even if he splits time with Latavius Murray.

  • Posted: 8/18/2018 9:04am ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (knee) is not expected to play in the second preseason game Saturday, Aug. 18.

    Huddle Up: Cook probably will play in the third preseason game and should be ready for the start of the regular season. He will be the main running back for the Vikings this season and can be at least a No. 2 running back in all leagues.

  • Posted: 8/16/2018 4:10pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook's (knee) status for the second preseason game has not been announced yet, but head coach Mike Zimmer said he has decided if Cook will play.

    Huddle Up: Cook probably would receive limited snaps if he does play in the preseason game but appears to be on track for Week 1. He should receive most of the touches at the running back position this season and can be considered aa No. 1 or No. 2 fantasy running back.

  • Posted: 8/16/2018 9:25am ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (knee) doesn't know yet if he'll be playing this weekend, but said he and his knee are ready to take the field if permitted to do so.

    Huddle Up: Cook looks good to go for the start of the regular season. All he has to do is avoid aggravating that knee in the preseason. His dual-threat ability puts him in the RB1 conversation.

  • Posted: 8/11/2018 4:49pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (knee) will not play in Week 1 of the preseason Saturday, Aug. 11, despite working out before the game.

    Huddle Up: Cook will take it easy to start the preseason, but he should see some action before the regular season commences. He's been recovering from his torn ACL for nearly a year and deserves RB1 attention.

2018 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 SF 16 40 0 6 55 0
2 @GB 10 38 0 3 52 0
4 @LAR 10 20 0 0 0 0
9 DET 10 89 0 4 20 0

2017 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 NO 22 127 0 3 10 0
2 @PIT 12 64 0 2 0 0
3 TB 27 97 1 5 72 0
4 DET 13 66 1 1 8 0

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