Minnesota Vikings
  • 5'10"
  • 210
  • 23
  • 2 years
  • Florida St.
  • 2017 R2 O, None
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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 3 64 50 216 3.9 1 1 14 10 99 0 315 2 0 1 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 2 38 26 78 3.0 0 1 12 9 107 0 185 0 0 0 0

Recent Player News

  • 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: 9/5/2018 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.

  • Posted: 8/10/2018 6:54pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (knee) is expected to play in the preseason opener against the Denver Broncos Saturday, Aug. 11, according to sources close to the situation.

    Huddle Up: Before Cook's rookie season came to an early end, he was already making an every-down impact. The RB1 potential is undeniable, and if he can show he is back up to speed during the preseason, he won't be available after the first couple of rounds.

  • Posted: 8/4/2018 5:31pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (knee) did not practice Saturday, Aug. 4.

    Huddle Up: There's nothing major to be alarmed about here. It's his first missed practice since training camp started. The Vikings don't want to work their franchise running back too hard coming off of a serious knee injury. He's an RB1 candidate heading into 2018.

  • Posted: 8/3/2018 7:09pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (knee) will likely see some reps in preseason games, according to head coach Mike Zimmer, and Zimmer said Cook is ready to go for Week 1.

    Huddle Up: After the upside Cook showed as a rookie before injuring his knee, he seems like a safe bet for RB1 production if he stays on the field the entire year.

  • Posted: 7/30/2018 5:14am ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (knee) said he feels ahead of schedule in his return from a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

    Huddle Up: Cook was one of the best backs in the league before suffering the Week 4 injury, and it'll be hard to acquire him without investing an RB1 pick on him.

  • Posted: 7/26/2018 5:57pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (knee) explained that he feels comfortable enough with his surgically-repaired left knee that he's decided not to wear a protective brace for the season. 'I told myself, I know the work I put in. I'm going to test it out before I get back to training camp,' Cook said. 'I felt comfortable with (not wearing) it so I just went forward and made sure the training staff knows that I'm not going to be wearing it. They are comfortable with it as long as I'm comfortable with it.'

    Huddle Up: This certainly bodes well for those willing to gamble on Cook and his health after he suffered a major season-ending injury in his rookie campaign last year. The 22-year-old displayed impressive talent out of the gate, accumulating 354 yards on 74 carries and a pair of touchdowns, not to mention 11 receptions for 90 yards, before tearing his ACL in Week 4. Cook has RB1 potential for sure.

  • Posted: 7/26/2018 10:14am ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (knee) will be a full participant at training camp after rehabilitating from his torn anterior cruciate ligament.

    Huddle Up: Cook has rare featured back status when health is not an issue. Latavius Murray will spot him from time to time, but Cook is primed for an RB1 campaign in one of the league's most prolific offenses.

  • 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.

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

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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