Dalvin Cook
Dalvin Cook
24-Year-Old Running BackRB
Minnesota Vikings
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Cook's return from a torn ACL in his rookie season didn't go according to plan. Rather than proving he could handle the rigors of the NFL, he strained his hamstring Week 2 and missed five of the next six games, not looking 100 percent healthy until late in the season. The Vikings were forced to give Latavius Murray more snaps than they planned, and Cook now heads into 2019 having played 15 of 32 games, totaling a respectable but not fantastic 1,364 scrimmage yards. When healthy, he's flashed a three-down skill set, showing solid receiving ability and good burst and speed on the ground, but until he demonstrates he can handle a big workload he'll be hard to trust. Minnesota promoted from within for its new offensive coordinator, handing the job to QB coach Kevin Stefanski, so don't expect big changes to scheme or Cook's role. The offense will flow through Kirk Cousins, but the Vikings at least gave Cook a vote of confidence by allowing Murray to depart for New Orleans, leaving little in the way of established backup talent behind their third-year starter. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $6.35 million contract with the Vikings in May of 2017.
Totals 191 scrimmage yards
RBMinnesota Vikings
September 15, 2019
Cook carried 20 times for 154 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 21-16 loss to the Packers. He also caught three passes for an additional 37 yards.
ANALYSIS
Cook provided one of the highlights of the day when he burst up the middle and cut outside for a 75-yard touchdown run. He finished averaging 7.7 yards per carry and supplemented that production with an impactful performance as a pass catcher. Cook has been extremely productive through the first two weeks of the season, piling up 311 scrimmage yards and three touchdowns on 46 touches. He has been a true workhorse for the Vikings and fantasy owners alike, with next Sunday's home matchup against the Raiders presenting him with another opportunity to impress.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Dalvin Cook's 2019 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 %
17.1%
 
Positive Run %
82.9%
 
% Yds After Contact
70.6%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
4.6
 
Rushing TD %
7.3%
 
Touches Per Game
23.0
 
% Snaps w/Touch
55.4%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-2.5
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.06
 
% Team Air Yards
-1.4%
 
% Team Targets
13.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-1.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
100.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
10.2
 
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Raiders pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Overall QB Rating Against
120.1
 
Cornerbacks
132.2
 
Safeties
121.1
 
Linebackers
87.7
 
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2019 Dalvin Cook Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Dalvin Cook'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' 10"
 
Weight
210 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.49 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.53 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.27 sec
 
Vertical Jump
30.5 in
 
Broad Jump
116 in
 
Bench Press
22 reps
 
Hand Length
9.25 in
 
Arm Length
32.38 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
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.
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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Impressive in season opener
RBMinnesota Vikings
September 8, 2019
Cook carried the ball 21 times for 111 yards and two touchdowns in Week 1 against Atlanta. He also added two receptions for nine yards.
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Breaks off huge touchdown
RBMinnesota Vikings
August 24, 2019
Cook carried the ball twice but gained 88 yards and found the end zone in the team's third preseason game against the Cardinals on Saturday.
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Warming up prior to game
RBMinnesota Vikings
August 24, 2019
Cook is warming up prior to Saturday's preseason contest against the Cardinals, Chad Graff of The Athletic reports.
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Sitting out Sunday
RBMinnesota Vikings
August 18, 2019
Cook is unlikely to play in Sunday's preseason matchup with the Seahawks, Andrew Krammer of the Star Tibune reports.
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Uncertain for preseason
RBMinnesota Vikings
August 15, 2019
Vikings assistant coach Gary Kubiak said he isn't sure if Cook will play in the preseason, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
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