Alexander Mattison
Alexander Mattison
22-Year-Old Running BackRB
Minnesota Vikings
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Mattison was a solid complement to Dalvin Cook in the Minnesota backfield after being a third-round draft pick in 2019, but it's possible that might be Mattison's effective ceiling. Power and burst allow him to hit holes hard, and improved play last season from the interior of Minnesota's offensive line gave the rookie room to run. Mattison didn't add much as a receiver (aside from a strong Week 13 showing against Seattle), but he did show decent hands in college and could be reasonably effective if he were used more often as an outlet option for Kirk Cousins. What Mattison doesn't have is speed or elusiveness to consistently get away from tacklers once he breaks through to the second level, and three of his four longest runs of the year came in the fourth quarter of games where the Vikings held multi-score leads. For a player brought in to provide insurance in case Cook got hurt again, it was also discouraging that Mattison was sidelined at the same time as Cook the final two weeks, opening the door for Mike Boone to make a splash. Cook's summer holdout put all eyes on Mattison, but Cook ended up reporting for the start of training camp. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $3.47 million contract with the Vikings in May of 2019.
Shut down by Falcons front
RBMinnesota Vikings
October 18, 2020
Mattison registered 26 rushing yards on 10 carries, also catching one of two targets for four receiving yards during Sunday's 40-23 loss to the Falcons.
ANALYSIS
Game script worked against Mattison heavily in this one, with the Vikings falling into a 20-0 deficit by the halftime break. The 22-year-old back got out to a hot start with seven yards on his first rush attempt of the day, but his other seven first-half carries yielded a total of only 19 yards. Mattison was explosive in relief of Dalvin Cook (groin) last Sunday night against the Seahawks, gaining 136 scrimmage yards on 23 touches while posting a 5.6 yards-per-carry average. His fantasy utility may be diminished in the near future, as NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports that Cook has an extremely strong chance to return following Minnesota's Week 7 bye.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Alexander Mattison's 2020 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
14.8%
 
Positive Run %
81.5%
 
% Yds After Contact
58.4%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.6
 
Rushing TD %
1.9%
 
Touches Per Game
10.5
 
% Snaps w/Touch
48.5%
 
Air Yards Per Game
5.7
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.26
 
% Team Air Yards
2.1%
 
% Team Targets
6.5%
 
Avg Depth of Target
3.1 Yds
 
Catch Rate
81.8%
 
Drop Rate
9.1%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
5.4
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Alexander Mattison's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 11"
 
Weight
220 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.67 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.29 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.13 sec
 
Vertical Jump
35.0 in
 
Broad Jump
127 in
 
Bench Press
22 reps
 
Hand Length
9.13 in
 
Arm Length
31.00 in
 
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2019 Fantasy Outlook
The Vikings surprised some by nabbing Mattison, a projected Day 3 pick, late in the third round of the 2019 draft. It isn't too hard to see what caught the team's attention, especially considering the trouble Dalvin Cook has had staying healthy. Mattison was a workhorse at Boise State, and his three-down skill set and stout frame (5-11, 221) should allow him to step straight into a starting role if necessary. He doesn't have plus speed or elusiveness and might not be a big-play threat, but he attacks holes with power, burst and balance, and he gets to the second level consistently even if he doesn't do a lot of damage once there. Even if Cook stays healthy, Minnesota could elect to use Mattison in short-yardage spots and at the goal line, and a lack of competition on the depth chart - Mike Boone, Ameer Abdullah and Roc Thomas are the other reserve running backs - points toward some carries for the rookie. But considering Cook's propensity for injury, Mattison should be on the fantasy radar.
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In line for lead role
RBMinnesota Vikings
October 16, 2020
Mattison will be the Vikings' No. 1 running back Sunday against the Falcons with Dalvin Cook (groin) sidelined for the contest, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
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Poised for lead role Week 6
RBMinnesota Vikings
October 13, 2020
Mattison is expected to serve as the Vikings' feature back in Sunday's game against the Falcons with Dalvin Cook (adductor) unlikely to be available for the contest, Chad Graff of The Athletic reports.
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Goes off in second half
RBMinnesota Vikings
October 11, 2020
Mattison took over for an injured Dalvin Cook (groin) in the second half of Sunday's loss to Seattle, receiving 20 carries for 112 yards while adding three receptions for 24 yards.
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Scores TD after Cook injury scare
RBMinnesota Vikings
October 4, 2020
Mattison registered 17 rushing yards and a touchdown on seven carries during Sunday's 31-23 win against the Texans.
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Eight carries Sunday
RBMinnesota Vikings
September 28, 2020
Mattison had eight carries for 27 yards in Sunday's 31-30 loss to Tennessee.
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