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Dalvin Cook | Running Back | #33

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (23) / 8/10/1995
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 210
College: Florida State
Drafted: 2017 / Rd. 2 (41) / MIN
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Dalvin Cook rushed 13 times for 55 yards and caught 5-of-7 targets for 28 yards and one touchdown in the Vikings' 21-7, Week 14 loss to the Seahawks.
Cook was the Vikings' best offensive player and probably should have touched the ball more, especially on a couple 3rd-and-1 calls by OC John DeFilippo where he rolled Kirk Cousins out to his right 12-15 yards behind the line to gain, which resulted in two incompletions and subsequent punts. Cook was earning tough yards and tied for the team lead in targets. His last-minute six-yard touchdown catch was as garbage-timey as they come with the Vikings down 21-0. Cook will be an RB2 next week at home against the Dolphins. Dec 10 - 11:32 PM

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Dalvin Cook rolled to 84 yards on nine carries while supplying eight catches for 22 yards on 10 targets Sunday in the Vikings’ Week 13 loss to New England.

Cook made things happen whenever he touched the ball, particularly in the first half when he picked up 73 yards on 10 touches. Unfortunately, he wasn't called on much with the Vikings playing from behind in the second half. Cook's eight catches represented a new career-high, though he averaged a lethargic 2.6 yards per reception with a long of only 10 yards. On the bright side, Cook out-touched backfield-mate Latavius Murray by a convincing 17-6 margin. Cook can be comfortably employed as an RB2 against the Seahawks in Week 14.
Dec 2 - 7:41 PM

Dalvin Cook had 10 carries for 29 yards and caught three passes for 47 yards and a touchdown in the Vikings' Week 12 win over the Packers.

Cook didn't do much on the ground, but he got the Vikings' scoring start on a screen he took for a 26-yard touchdown. It was his best receiving effort since Week 1. Cook was held in check last week, but he's had over 100 total yards or a touchdown in two of the last three games. He'll be an RB2 for a matchup with the Patriots in Week 13.
Nov 25 - 11:49 PM

Dalvin Cook had nine carries for 12 yards in Week 11 against Chicago.

He also lost a fumble in the first quarter. The Vikings run game was completely shut down by Chicago and they were forced to go pass heavy in the second half. Cook looked over his hamstring issues coming off Minnesota's bye and likely would have been more involved if not for gameflow. Cook has a get-right matchup with a Packers defensive line that will be without DE Mike Daniels in Week 12.
Nov 18 - 11:49 PM

Vikings OC John DeFilippo said Dalvin Cook (hamstring) is a "full-go" at this point.

Cook was supposed to be limited during his first game back before the bye, but he ended up playing 57 percent of the snaps and gaining 109 yards on 14 touches. Following the bye week, it sounds like he will be given even more work moving forward. This week's matchup with the Bears aside, Cook is looking at a pretty good schedule the rest of the way. He is a good bet for a late-season surge assuming he is able to stay healthy.
Nov 15 - 12:26 PM

Dalvin Cook rushed 10 times for 89 yards and caught all four of his targets for 20 yards in the Vikings' Week 9 win over the Lions.

Making his return from a five-week hamstring injury, Cook didn't get the start but did out-snap and out-touch Latavius Murray, who managed 47 yards on 11 touches but also scored a goal-line touchdown. Cook looked good on his big 70-yard run before getting dragged down at the five-yard line. He now has the bye to get even healthier ahead of Week 11 against the Bears.
Nov 4 - 3:58 PM

Dalvin Cook (hamstring) is active for Week 9 against the Lions.

ESPN Vikings reporter Courtney Cronin expects Cook to get 10-20 snaps, but who really knows how much work he'll truly get. We still like Latavius Murray as an RB2 play. Cook is expected to just knock off the rust ahead of the bye. Inactive for the Vikings are Stefon Diggs (ribs), S Andrew Sendejo, LB Anthony Barr, LG Tom Compton, RB Roc Thomas, QB Kyle Sloter, and DE Tashawn Bower. Only Sloter and Bower are healthy scratches for the injured Vikes.
Nov 4 - 11:36 AM

According to ESPN Vikings reporter Courtney Cronin, Dalvin Cook (questionable, hamstring) will be on the field for around 8-12 plays against the Lions in Week 9.

This differs slightly from the number given by Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, who heard that Cook will play 15-20 snaps "at most." Either way, Cook won't see anywhere close to a full workload in his first game back from a nagging hamstring injury. Latavius Murray will see a slight workload reduction upon Cook's return, though it probably won't be enough to take him off the RB2 map.
Source: ESPN.com
Nov 2 - 2:55 PM

Dalvin Cook (hamstring) is questionable for Week 9 against the Lions.

The plan is for Cook to see limited snaps against Detroit. It's a surprise given that Cook was expected to be out through the Vikings' bye in Week 10, but obviously he's recovered sooner than expected. Given his restrictions, it will be hard to trust Cook as anything more than a last-ditch RB3/flex. His return is a slight downgrade for Latavius Murray, who should now be regarded as a lower-end RB2.
Nov 2 - 1:37 PM

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune's Ben Goessling reports the Vikings "plan" to have Dalvin Cook (hamstring) active and play "limited" reps Week 9 against the Lions.

We're not sure why the Vikings plan to rush Cook out there with the bye next week, especially with Latavius Murray producing like a top-10 back the last month, but it is what it is. Ultimately, we expect Murray to remain the lead dog with Cook mixing in to knock some rust off and feel good heading into the open date ahead of the stretch run. Murray is still an RB2. Cook will be desperation RB3/FLEX. Murray owners can remain confident in starting him.
Nov 2 - 12:22 PM

Dalvin Cook (hamstring) is unsure if he will return from his four-game absence against the Lions.

Cook did say he "feels great." Per SiriusXM's Adam Caplan, the general feeling is that Cook is still more likely to return following the Vikings' Week 10 bye than this Sunday. Cook has gotten in back-to-back limited practices. The Vikings probably want to see him go "full" after he returned too quickly earlier this season.
Nov 1 - 4:01 PM

Dalvin Cook (hamstring) practiced again on Thursday.

Cook, the shrug emoji of running backs, has now taken part in both practices this week. The belief had been that Cook would be out through the Vikings' bye, but now it's anyone's guess. If he somehow suits up Sunday against the Lions, it would come at the expense of Latavius Murray, who has seen workhorse usage throughout Cook's absence.
Nov 1 - 2:26 PM

Dalvin Cook (hamstring) returned to a limited practice on Wednesday.

ESPN's Courtney Cronin had previously reported that Cook would be out at least through the Vikings' bye in Week 10. That might still be the case, though the 23-year-old is probably anxious to get back on the field after missing so much time. Even if Cook returns Sunday against Detroit, he'll likely be on a strict snap count. Cook's return would obviously be bad news for Latavius Murray, who has been a weekly RB2 throughout his absence.
Oct 31 - 4:28 PM

ESPN Vikings reporter Courtney Cronin reports multiple league sources have indicated Dalvin Cook (hamstring) will be out through the Week 10 bye.

It's been a lost season for Cook after last year's ACL tear. He's battled an ongoing hamstring injury suffered last month against the Rams. Cook has tried numerous times to practice, but he's seemingly aggravated it each time. The Vikings appear ready to just sit him down through the bye week in hopes of having Cook for the stretch run. Latavius Murray will continue to carry the load in the meantime with rookies Roc Thomas and Mike Boone as the backups.
Source: ESPN.com
Oct 24 - 10:40 AM

Vikings declared RB Dalvin Cook, S Andrew Sendejo, DE Everson Griffen, DT Linval Joseph, OT Riley Reiff, LB Devante Downs, and QB Kyle Sloter inactive for Week 7 against the Jets.

No surprises in this group. Latavius Murray will get the nod at running back against the Jets and is a locked-in RB2 play.
Oct 21 - 11:44 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Kirk Cousins
2Trevor Siemian
3Kyle Sloter
RB1Dalvin Cook
2Latavius Murray
3Mike Boone
4Ameer Abdullah
5Roc Thomas
GLB1Latavius Murray
2Dalvin Cook
3RB1Dalvin Cook
2Latavius Murray
FB1C.J. Ham
WR11Adam Thielen
2Brandon Zylstra
WR21Stefon Diggs
2Aldrick Robinson
WR31Laquon Treadwell
TE1Kyle Rudolph
2David Morgan
3Tyler Conklin
LT1Riley Reiff
2Brian O'Neill
LG1Tom Compton
2Danny Isidora
C1Pat Elflein
2Brett Jones
RG1Mike Remmers
RT1Rashod Hill
2Aviante Collins
K1Dan Bailey