Posted: 7/18/2017 6:46pm ET
Huddle Up: It is very uncommon for a lead back - much less a potential featured one - to play on special teams, so if reports begin to surface he is returning kicks during camp, it would be a clear sign Minnesota intends to use a split backfield. That is unlikely to happen, however, so Cook should be targeted as a high-upside RB2.
Posted: 7/16/2017 11:31am ET
Huddle Up: Much will depend on how quickly Cook is trusted in pass protection, because projected backup Latavius Murray has a reputation as a good blocker. The No. 41 overall pick in April has allowed his coaches and teammates alike thus far and seems very much on track to be the Week 1 starter. Cook should be considered a strong RB2 with low-end RB1 upside.
Posted: 7/11/2017 8:50am ET
Huddle Up: This will be one of the most interesting competitions to watch moving forward. Murray was inked to a three-year, $15 million deal in the offseason to be the guy. However, Cook slid in the draft, and the team moved up to take him in the second round. Cook has the tools and the opportunity to be the lead back, but Murray still has some say in the situation. Murray has likely fallen into the RB3 mix with Cook, but if push comes to shove, Cook has to be the better option for fantasy purposes due to upside.
Posted: 6/19/2017 8:14am ET
Huddle Up: Cook will try to eat into Latavius Murray's touches, and Murray has dealt with injuries the last couple of years. Cook might be an upside RB3 in PPR leagues if he continues to ascend.
Posted: 6/15/2017 2:37pm ET
Huddle Up: Cook is only in his first NFL offseason, but the potential is apparent. He'll be part of a committee with Latavius Murray, at least to start the season, but Cook is the favorite to be the Vikings' most valuable fantasy running back. The rookie has low-end RB2 to high-end RB3 appeal.
Posted: 5/31/2017 2:13pm ET
Huddle Up: Cook likely will not start as a rookie but should have a solid role in the offense in 2017. He probably should be considered a No. 4 running back in standard fantasy leagues but will be a popular pick in keeper leagues since he should be the starter in the near future.
Posted: 5/25/2017 8:50pm ET
Huddle Up: Murray should be a first-round pick in rookie drafts, but competition from Latavius Murray will make him more of a RB3 in redraft formats with more upside in PPR formats.
Posted: 5/6/2017 8:44pm ET
Huddle Up: Cook will likely compete with Latavius Murray for touches this season. He is a RB4 in redraft formats, but his long-term upside makes him worth a first-round pick in rookie drafts.
Posted: 4/28/2017 4:56pm ET
Huddle Up: Cook should have a role in the offense as a rookie even though the team has Latavius Murray and Jerick McKinnon on the roster. Cook can be a No. 4 running back in drafts in 2017 and should be a popular pick in keeper leagues since he has a chance to be at least a No. 2 running back in upcoming years.
Posted: 3/16/2017 7:41pm ET
Huddle Up: Cook projects as one of the more complete backs in the draft, and he would be worth a look as a RB2 if he lands with the Eagles.
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