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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 (hamstring) is inactive for Week 6 against the Cardinals.
This comes as a surprise after multiple reports expected Cook to play on a snap count. Cook didn't show enough in warmups and will miss his third game in the last four weeks. It leaves Latavius Murray in line for the bulk of carries, with Roc Thomas in a change-up role. Murray is a plug-and-play RB2. Oct 14 - 11:32 AM

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ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Dalvin Cook (hamstring) is expected to play Week 6 against the Cardinals, but he will be on a snap count.

Schefter reports Cook will play "only about half the offensive snaps, if that." It could be a similar situation to Week 4, when Cook saw 10 carries on 18 snaps in the first half and then did not see the field again. Cook has a great matchup against the Cardinals, but playing-time uncertainty makes him no more than a risky FLEX option.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: It appears Dalvin Cook will only be making his return this weekend in a limited fashion, which takes him out of consideration as a DFS option. That said, it's best to avoid the Vikings rushing attack entirely, as they're the only team without a rushing touchdown all season and their only carry of 20+ yards belongs to Stefon Diggs. Expect the team to rely on Kirk Cousins and the aerial attack for production this weekend against the Cardinals.
Oct 13 - 11:48 PM

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports the plan is for Dalvin Cook (questionable, hamstring) to play in Week 6 against the Cardinals.

Cook isn't 100 percent but did enough in practice this week to be active. The Vikings only expect him to play 20-25 snaps, so he'll be in a committee with Latavius Murray. Cook's limited role and setback risks make him a dodgy fantasy play. He's a volatile RB2 for Week 6.
Oct 13 - 9:52 PM

Dalvin Cook (hamstring) is questionable for Week 6 against the Cardinals.

Cook indicated he only wanted to play if he was back at full health. "Me going out there 80 percent, 70 percent, I’m not going to be able to help my team like that," he said. "We got a bunch of guys that are 100 percent that can help the team win football games. At this point, it’s just me getting 100 percent so I can go out there and be who I am and that’s be explosive." He was notably a full participant in practice on Thursday. It sounds like Cook will only be active if he's in full form, returning him to prominent low-end RB1 status if he plays.
Oct 12 - 3:22 PM

Dalvin Cook (hamstring) was upgraded to "full" in Thursday's practice.

Barring yet another setback, Cook is now fully on track to return against the Cardinals, who have been leaky on the ground so far this season. There will be some re-injury risk, but Cook would immediately slot back in as an upside RB2.
Oct 11 - 5:04 PM

Dalvin Cook (hamstring) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

This would seemingly put Cook on track to play Sunday versus Arizona, though given all the setbacks he's had with his balky hamstring, fantasy owners shouldn't get comfortable. The Vikings desperately need to get their ground game going. So far, they're the only team in the league without a rushing touchdown.
Oct 10 - 5:05 PM

Dalvin Cook (hamstring) is inactive for Week 5 against the Eagles.

Cook didn't seem terribly close to suiting up this week and should be considered genuinely questionable for Week 7. Latavius Murray, who has made a habit of goose egging in Cook's absences this year, will be a risky FLEX option. UDFAs Mike Boone and Roc Thomas should mix in for an inconsequential amount of work. Also inactive for the Vikings are DE Everson Griffen, DE Tashawn Bower, CB Trae Waynes, CB Marcus Sherels, QB Kyle Sloter and LB Devante Downs.
Oct 7 - 2:57 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Dalvin Cook (hamstring) is unlikely to play Sunday at Philadelphia.

Per RapSheet, Cook would need "an impressive turnaround" to play on Sunday, unsurprising after the Vikings inexplicably played him on a short week in last Thursday night's loss to the Rams. Cook aggravated his hamstring pull in that game, predictably, and Latavius Murray will operate as Minnesota's Week 5 lead back with UDFAs Mike Boone and Roc Thomas working in behind him. An injury risk coming out of Florida State before tearing his ACL as a rookie, Cook has been one of the biggest early-round fantasy busts of the 2018 season. The Vikings need to let his hamstring heal before running him back out there.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: The real winner here from a fantasy perspective is Kirk Cousins and the Vikings passing attack, who will be throwing and throwing often against a susceptible Eagles secondary. Cousins, Adam Thielen, and Stefeon Diggs are all great GPP plays on the Week 5 slate.
Oct 6 - 11:34 PM

Dalvin Cook (questionable, hamstring) will be a game-time decision for Week 5 against the Eagles.

Cook got some reps in Friday's practice after missing the last two days. He's on the wrong side of questionable for Sunday, but the Vikings will take him to game time. Latavius Murray will be an RB3/FLEX if Cook sits.
Oct 5 - 2:02 PM

Dalvin Cook (hamstring) remained sidelined at Friday's practice.

Coach Mike Zimmer expects to list Cook as questionable, but we're not expecting him to play against the Eagles after three-straight DNPs to round out the week. Latavius Murray would fill in and be a bottom-barrel RB3/FLEX.
Oct 5 - 12:26 PM

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer considers Dalvin Cook (hamstring) questionable for Week 5 against the Eagles.

Cook gutted it out last week against the Rams despite being less than 100 percent. The Vikings are probably regretting that now as the 23-year-old appears to have suffered a setback to his injured hamstring. Cook hasn't practiced the last two days and can be safely ruled out if he misses a third practice on Friday. If Latavius Murray is still available in your league, consider this your cue to go pick him up.
Oct 4 - 3:57 PM

Dalvin Cook (hamstring) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.

Cook seems to have suffered a setback to his injured hamstring. He was seen on a side field Thursday but will likely be listed as a DNP for the second day in a row. Unless he can get in a limited session on Friday, Cook will likely be ruled out for Sunday's game in Philadelphia. Latavius Murray has struggled immensely over the past two weeks but would still be worth starting as a flex option in the likely event that Cook sits.
Oct 4 - 2:28 PM

Dalvin Cook (hamstring) didn't practice on Wednesday.

Cook admitted his hamstring still isn't right after seeing just 10 carries (all in the first half) in Thursday night's loss to the Rams. It's possible the Vikings are just using Wednesday as a maintenance day for Cook, though his availability for Sunday's game in Philadelphia can't be taken for granted. If Latavius Murray was dropped in your league, make sure to snatch him up.
Oct 3 - 4:32 PM

Dalvin Cook (hamstring) admitted he is still less than "100 percent."

Cook said he wants to be fully healthy "as bad as everybody else wants me to be," but it is going to take time. Cook was limited to 20 yards on 10 carries Thursday night and did not even touch the ball in the second half. He should be in better shape coming off a mini-bye, but he faces a tough matchup in Philadelphia this week. He will be just a risk-reward RB2 in that game.
Oct 1 - 10:52 AM

Dalvin Cook was held to 20 yards on 10 carries Thursday in the Vikings’ Week 4 loss to the Rams.

He was mostly ineffective in his return from a hamstring injury and didn’t even touch the ball in the second half. The Vikings said Cook would be on a pitch count Thursday night and they were true to their word. Game script dictated a pass-heavy approach for the second straight game as the Vikings recorded 50 passing attempts against just 17 runs. Assuming he came out of Thursday’s game without any setbacks, Cook should be more involved next week against the Eagles.
Sep 28 - 1:14 AM

Depth Charts

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