Alexander Mattison
Alexander Mattison
21-Year-Old Running BackRB
Minnesota Vikings
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $3.47 million contract with the Vikings in May of 2019.
Unproductive over seven rushes
RBMinnesota Vikings
October 22, 2019
Mattison rushed seven times for 18 yards in Sunday's 42-30 win over the Lions.
ANALYSIS
This game was a true shootout, but Mattison still managed 21 of a possible 72 snaps on offense (29 percent). While he was unproductive in the role, especially compared to Dalvin Cook's 5.7 YPC on 25 rushes, his rotation in the offense looks secure going forward. The workhorse role that awaits if anything happens to Cook makes Mattison one of the top fantasy handcuffs, and there's a chance he sees garbage-time work in Week 8 if the Vikings can blow out the Redskins.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Alexander Mattison'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 %
5.5%
 
Positive Run %
76.4%
 
% Yds After Contact
49.6%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.4
 
Rushing TD %
1.8%
 
Touches Per Game
8.0
 
% Snaps w/Touch
54.4%
 
Air Yards Per Game
0.7
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.05
 
% Team Air Yards
0.3%
 
% Team Targets
0.6%
 
Avg Depth of Target
5.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
100.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.0
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Redskins pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Overall QB Rating Against
86.2
 
Cornerbacks
86.3
 
Safeties
61.5
 
Linebackers
108.0
 
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2019 Alexander Mattison Split Stats
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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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Career-best production in win
RBMinnesota Vikings
October 13, 2019
Mattison rushed 14 times for 63 yards and lost a fumble in the Vikings' 38-20 win over the Eagles on Sunday.
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Busts through for 52 yards
RBMinnesota Vikings
October 8, 2019
Mattison ran for 52 yards on seven carries during Sunday's 28-10 win over the Giants.
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Garners three touches in loss
RBMinnesota Vikings
October 1, 2019
Mattison gained five yards on two carries and caught his only target for eight yards in Sunday's 16-6 loss to the Bears.
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Records first career touchdown
RBMinnesota Vikings
September 22, 2019
Mattison ran for 58 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries during Sunday's 34-14 win against the Raiders.
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Four carries Sunday
RBMinnesota Vikings
September 16, 2019
Mattison had four carries for 25 yards in Sunday's loss at Green Bay.
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