Dalvin Cook
Dalvin Cook
23-Year-Old Running BackRB
Minnesota Vikings
Questionable
Injury Hamstring
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Through the first month last season, Cook looked every bit the part of a true three-down back, piling up 444 scrimmage yards with two touchdowns, 4.8 YPC and four runs of 20 yards or more through his first 14 NFL quarters, but then he blew out his knee just after halftime in Week 4. The silver lining is that his injury happened early in the season, so he should be healthy for the start of the 2018 campaign. The Vikings certainly are counting on it after allowing Jerick McKinnon to leave for San Francisco in free agency. Assuming he's healthy, Cook has every tool you could want in a No. 1 RB. He has the patience to allow holes to develop, the vision and burst to hit them before they close, and the speed and elusiveness to do damage once he hits the second level. His receiving and blocking skills are good enough to keep him on the field in passing situations, and at 5-11, 213, he has the size and strength to handle goal-line duties as well. With Kirk Cousins coming over from Washington and former Eagles QB coach John DeFilippo taking over as coordinator, the Vikings are likely to focus more on their passing attack, but that isn't necessarily a bad sign for Cook's touch volume. The stability of his knee is a greater concern than his role, even after he managed limited participation in team drills at OTAs in May and June. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $6.35 million contract with the Vikings in May of 2017.
Was 'close' to suiting up Sunday
RBMinnesota Vikings
Hamstring
October 15, 2018
Coach Mike Zimmer said Cook (hamstring) was "close" to playing Sunday against the Cardinals, but "we just have to feel comfortable with it," Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
ANALYSIS
Cook's availability Sunday came down to a pregame workout, but his hamstring didn't react well to the increased activity, and the Vikings opted to hold him out for the third time in four games. Per usual, his activity level will be monitored closely in the coming days as the Vikings prepare for a Week 7 visit to the Jets. Look for Latavius Murray to lead the backfield in the event Cook is sidelined again.
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Depth Chart Status
Snap Counts
  • 2018 Offensive Snaps:
    125
  • 2018 Special Teams Snaps:
    0
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
2017
169
0
2018
125
0
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other RBs)

Height:   5' 10"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   210 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.43 sec
GREAT
Shuttle Time:   4.53 sec
TERRIBLE
Cone Drill:   7.27 sec
TERRIBLE
Arm Length:   32.38 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.25 in
AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   31 in
POOR
Broad Jump:   116 in
WEAK
Bench Press:   22 reps
GOOD
Minnesota Vikings Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
2017 Fantasy Outlook
Hugely productive at Florida State, Cook saw his draft stock tumble due to off-field concerns and some ball security issues, but the Vikings snapped him up in the second round anyway as their potential replacement for Adrian Peterson. Cook looks the part of a lead back at 5-10, 213, and while his speed and elusiveness make him dangerous in the open field, his patience and ability to set up would-be tacklers are his best assets. Those traits may not play as well as they could in Minnesota, however. The Vikings' offensive line was terrible in 2016, and while they did attempt to bolster the unit in the offseason by signing tackle Riley Reiff away from the Lions and selecting Ohio State center Pat Elflein in the third round, Cook's vision and guile may not help him much if he's dodging defenders in the backfield instead of on the other side of the line of scrimmage. The club also signed former Raiders lead back Latavius Murray, who was expected to compete with the rookie for the starting role but was still recovering from offseason ankle surgery when training camp opened. It's not out of the question Cook ends up as the most productive NFL back from a stacked 2017 draft class.
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Inactive Week 6
RBMinnesota Vikings
Hamstring
October 14, 2018
Cook (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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On snap count Sunday
RBMinnesota Vikings
Hamstring
October 13, 2018
The Vikings plan on Cook (hamstring) playing Sunday against the Cardinals, but he'll likely be limited to around 20-to-25 offensive snaps, Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
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Considered questionable after limited practice
RBMinnesota Vikings
October 12, 2018
Cook (hamstring) scaled back to limited participation at Friday's practice and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Chris Corso of the Vikings' official website reports.
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Practices in full Thursday
RBMinnesota Vikings
Hamstring
October 11, 2018
Cook (hamstring) was a full practice participant Thursday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
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Limited participant Wednesday
RBMinnesota Vikings
Hamstring
October 10, 2018
Cook (hamstring) was limited at practice Wednesday.
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