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.
Solid second preseason game
RBMinnesota Vikings
August 19, 2019
Mattison had 10 carries for 41 yards in Sunday's preseason win over Seattle.
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With Dalvin Cook likely to sit out the entire preseason as the Vikings play it safe with their starting running back, Mattison has been the starter in the first two preseason games. His 4.1 YPC on Sunday were a positive sign as he could gain a significant role off the bench and emerge as the goal-line back. He looks set to win the No. 2 running back role.
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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
221 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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Scores short touchdown
RBMinnesota Vikings
August 9, 2019
Mattison carried nine times for 30 yards and turned his lone target into a one-yard touchdown during Friday's 34-25 preseason win over the Saints.
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Begins preseason at No. 2 RB
RBMinnesota Vikings
August 6, 2019
Mattison is listed as the No. 2 running back on Minnesota's first unofficial depth chart of the preseason.
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Minnesota takes in third round
RBMinnesota Vikings
April 26, 2019
The Vikings selected Mattison in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 102nd overall.
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Declares for draft
RBFree Agent
December 28, 2018
Mattison announced Friday via his personal Twitter account that he will forgo his senior season to enter the 2019 NFL Draft.
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