Minnesota Vikings
  • 5'11"
  • 213
  • 23
  • 2 years
  • Florida St.
  • 2017 R2 O, None

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
2017 MIN 4 90 74 354 4.8 2 1 16 11 90 0 444 2 0 2 2

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 7/8/2018 6:57pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook was involved in the passing game in various ways during the spring, lining up as a receiver at times.

    Huddle Up: Cook showed tons of upside as a rookie in four games before suffering a knee injury, and all signs point to him being on the field for Week 1. Even coming off the injury, he has enough upside to take a chance on as low-end RB1 or high-end RB2.

  • Posted: 6/5/2018 11:24am ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (knee) has participated in team drills during organized team activities this week.

    Huddle Up: Cook is on the mend and on his way to retaking the lead back position in Minnesota. He was being featured as a rookie before suffering his torn ACL last year. That should continue as long as he's fully healthy. Latavius Murray will steal some touches and touchdowns, but Cook has RB1 appeal nonetheless.

  • Posted: 5/30/2018 9:01pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (knee) said his goal is to be ready for Week 1 and is on track to meet that goal.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to monitor the situation during training camp to see if Cook suffers any setbacks. He should receive most of the work at running back if he is healthy but will also have to share some snaps with Latavius Murray. Owners in most leagues should consider Cook has a low-end No. 1 or a No. 2 running back this upcoming season.

  • Posted: 5/21/2018 3:45pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (knee) is ahead of schedule in his rehabilitation process. Head coach Mike Zimmer believes Cook will see work during organized team activities, but he will be limited in training camp.

    Huddle Up: Limiting Cook in camp lessens the risk of aggravation, but it's a positive sign that he'll be participating in OTAs. As long as he holds his current pace, he should be good to go for the season opener. View him as an RB1 with risk attached.

  • Posted: 4/24/2018 5:48pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (knee) has been doing some work on the field since spring drills began April 16, and athletic trainer Eric Sugarman confirmed his recover from a torn left ACL in Week 4 last season is going well. 'Dalvin?s knocked the rehab out of the park. He?s done a great job. He?s been here every day since the injury occurred post-surgery. He?ll participate in (organized team activities and minicamp) on a limited basis. ? Hopefully when he gets to training camp ? he?ll be a participant just like everybody else,' Sugarman said.

    Huddle Up: Cook will likely go in the late first round of many fantasy drafts this spring and summer, but he has to be considered one of the favorites to perform like an early first-round pick. The Vikings upgraded at quarterback in the offseason with Kirk Cousins and the defense should remain among the best in the league, so volume should not be an issue. Consider him a strong RB1 option.

  • Posted: 4/24/2018 5:45pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (knee) has been doing some work on the field since spring drills began April 16, and athletic trainer Eric Sugarman confirmed Cook's recovery from a torn left ACL in Week 4 last season is going well. 'Dalvin has knocked the rehab out of the park. He has done a great job. He has been here every day since the injury occurred post-surgery. He will participate in (organized team activities and minicamp) on a limited basis. ? Hopefully when he gets to training camp ? he will be a participant just like everybody else,' Sugarman said.

    Huddle Up: Cook will likely go in the late first round of many fantasy drafts this spring and summer, but he has to be considered one of the favorites to perform like an early first-round pick. The Vikings upgraded at quarterback in the offseason with Kirk Cousins and the defense should remain among the best in the league, so volume should not be an issue. Consider him a strong RB1 option.

  • Posted: 3/27/2018 7:48am ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (knee) is ahead of schedule in his rehab, according to head coach Mike Zimmer. Cook will do some work, but not everything, in organized team activities.

    Huddle Up: Cook has a chance to be an elite PPR running back, but he has to prove it. He'll be among the midrange RB1 backs with something to prove.

  • Posted: 2/2/2018 8:34pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (knee) has 'progressed nicely' from his knee surgery, general manager Rick Spielman said Thursday, Feb. 1, and Spielman said Cook could have the same success that Arizona Cardinals RB Adrian Peterson had coming off his knee surgery in 2012.

    Huddle Up: Although it's a reach to suggest Cook could threaten the NFL rushing record and win MVP honors like Peterson did in his return from ACL surgery, Cook showed enough potential prior to his injury to make him a RB2 candidate in 2018.

  • Posted: 1/22/2018 9:52am ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (knee) said he is able to do some jogging but does not have a timetable for when he will return to football activities.

    Huddle Up: Cook probably will not do much during offseason workouts but should have a good chance to be ready for the start of the 2018 season. He played well before suffering his injury this season and should have a similar role in 2018. He can be a No. 2 or No. 3 running back in fantasy leagues next season.

  • Posted: 10/10/2017 1:07pm 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.

    Huddle Up: As was evident Monday night, Jerick McKinnon looks to be Cook's heir apparent in Minnesota's backfield. McKinnon has put together an underwhelming career, but he looked great against the Chicago Bears. Latavius Murray is worth a pickup, too, but he is tailored for standard leagues and does not have as much upside as McKinnon.

  • Posted: 10/2/2017 9:09am 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.

    Huddle Up: Latavius Murray and Jerick McKinnon will probably split the load, but both of them are hampered by ankle injuries. McKinnon has sparse upside, and Murray is probably the best bet to see the most work. Murray said he's not 100 percent from offseason ankle surgery, but he'll be an RB3 moving forward. McKinnon is an RB5 fallback.

  • Posted: 10/1/2017 2:25pm 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.

    Huddle Up: The rookie was off to a hot start, but it appears his season is over unless tests confirm he did not suffer any structural damage. It appears Jerick McKinnon is the back to target off the waiver wire this week, should Cook officially be ruled out for the remainder of the season.

  • Posted: 10/1/2017 11:54am ET

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

    Huddle Up: Cook was clearly in pain and immediately dropped the football in the open field. While speculating is dangerous, this one had the hallmarks of a severe ligament injury. Check back for an update.

  • Posted: 9/24/2017 1:56pm 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.

    Huddle Up: Cook received almost all of the carries during the game and is the clear No. 1 running back for the Vikings. He will continue to be involved in the passing, which makes him a weekly starting option for owners in all fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 9/23/2017 9:48pm 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.

    Huddle Up: Facing the Buccaneers in Week 3 without Sam Bradford under center isn't ideal, but Cook's workload should at least make him a volume-based RB2.

  • Posted: 9/17/2017 2:29pm ET

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

    Huddle Up: Cook received a majority of the carries again this week and that should continue moving forward. He will be facing a solid Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense next week but could still be at least a flex option in fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 9/14/2017 10:51am ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook will keep being used as a workhorse running back, according to offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur. Cook received 25 touches in the Vikings' Week 1 win.

    Huddle Up: It's impressive for a rookie to be thrust into a workhorse position right away and succeed at it. That's what Cook is doing. His matchup isn't as favorable in Week 2 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but he's officially an every-week starter as long as he's healthy.

  • Posted: 9/11/2017 10:06pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook shined in his NFL debut Monday, Sept. 11, against the New Orleans Saints, recording 127 rushing yards on 22 carries. He added 10 receiving yards on three receptions.

    Huddle Up: An impressive all-around debut for Cook, as not only do his owners have to be impressed with his final numbers for the evening, but also with his usage, as backups Latavius Murray and Jerick McKinnon totaled just five carries combined. If tonight was any indication, Cook should be a very serviceable RB2 from here on out.

  • Posted: 9/9/2017 8:01pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook faces the New Orleans Saints in Week 1, and the Saints allowed the fourth-most rushing touchdowns last year and allowed opposing running back to catch 85 passes for 868 yards.

    Huddle Up: Cook is the most versatile and explosive back in Minnesota, and while Latavius Murray could steal a few carries, Cook has RB1 upside in Week 1 against a New Orleans defense that has been a mess the last few years.

  • Posted: 9/8/2017 10:42am ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook will likely operate as the team's workhorse back in Week 1 versus the New Orleans Saints, according to ESPN's Courtney Cronin.

    Huddle Up: Cook was an every-down back at Florida State and looked completely within his element during the preseason in the same role while Latavius Murray was recovering from offseason ankle surgery. While the Vikings will likely opt to have Murray take some goal-line touches away from Cook at some point, that is not a given. Regardless, Cook is shaping up to be a solid RB2 with RB1 upside.

  • Posted: 9/5/2017 11:38am ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook is listed as the starting running back on the Vikings' official depth chart.

    Huddle Up: Cook was expected to start almost right away. He had a solid offseason and Latavius Murray was sidelined for the majority of offseason activities. Cook's ceiling is limited by Murray, especially when it comes to touchdowns, but the rookie has RB1 upside if he maintains his starting role and stays healthy.

  • Posted: 8/18/2017 10:25pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook rushed seven times for 40 yards Friday, Aug. 18, in a 20-13 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

    Huddle Up: A strong Seahawks defense was largely the thing that held the Vikings running game in check, with just 71 yards on 17 carries. Cook was drafted with the idea he would break the running game open, and he should be considered as a mid-range RB2 candidate. He will have some solid outings.

  • Posted: 8/11/2017 12:17pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings rookie RB Dalvin Cook has impressed the team with his receiving skills throughout the spring and during training camp. '(Cook's work in the passing game has) been tremendous throughout (training) camp, and I think it?s something that we noticed pretty early on during (spring drills). He continued to show it throughout the camp, and I think he?s going to be a valuable asset, not only in the run game, but I think we?re going to be able to utilize him in the pass game,' quarterback Sam Bradford said.

    Huddle Up: Cook was bottled up as a runner in his preseason debut Thursday (five carries, 13 yards), but his four catches for 30 yards bodes in just over a quarter of work is a tangible sign Minnesota likes what he can do as a receiver. He is an incredibly explosive rusher to boot, so he should have no problem breaking off a few long runs during the season even if his line only shows a modest improvement over last year. Cook should be viewed as a high-end RB2 in all formats.

  • Posted: 8/10/2017 5:04pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings rookie RB Dalvin Cook rushed five times for 13 yards and finished with four catches for 30 yards before calling it a day in the team's preseason opener against the Buffalo Bills.

    Huddle Up: Cook was featured as Latavius Murray and Jerick McKinnon were held out, and he did nothing to disappoint, even if the rushing numbers are on the low end. The Vikings have been consistent in saying they want a committee backfield, but Cook could potentially turn himself into a feature back with a strong preseason. Cook is a value pick at his current fourth-round ADP and possess RB1 upside if he can run away with the job.

  • Posted: 8/7/2017 2:52pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings rookie RB Dalvin Cook is listed as the starting running back on the Vikings' initial depth chart.

    Huddle Up: No surprise here, especially with Latavius Murray just coming off the PUP list. If he can maintain his starting status and be involved in the passing game, there's no reason Cook can't end his first season as an RB2.

  • Posted: 8/4/2017 9:26am ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook has stood out in a number of areas throughout training camp, and one area he has stood out the most is pass protection, according to offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur. 'He has a really great foundation coming from Florida State, so he understands the big picture, he understands our terminology as to who we?re blocking and he really has a good feel for the game. I don?t see any elements of running back play that he can?t be very good at, and pass protection is one of them,' Shurmur said.

    Huddle Up: The Vikings' plan entering the season was to use Latavius Murray, Dalvin Cook and Jerick McKinnon in a committee, but Murray has yet to take the field for any practice since he signed while the rookie continues to create separation from McKinnon. Cook seems poised for at least 200 touches the season and should be considered strongly among the top 15 backs in fantasy.

  • Posted: 7/30/2017 8:45pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook saw a majority of the first-team reps in practice Saturday, July 29, and head coach Mike Zimmer said Cook 'has shown a lot of really good things so far.'

    Huddle Up: Cook continues to earn high marks, and with Latavius Murray battling an ankle injury, Cook could end up being the Week 1 starter. At this point, he has enough upside to grab as a RB2, especially in keeper formats.

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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