Alexander Mattison

Alexander Mattison

23-Year-Old Running BackRB
Minnesota Vikings
2022 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Alexander Mattison in 2022. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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$Signed a four-year, $3.47 million contract with the Vikings in May of 2019.
Takes back seat in season finale
RBMinnesota Vikings
January 17, 2022
Mattison ran five times for 18 yards and caught his only target for three yards during the Vikings 31-17 win over the Bears in Week 18.
ANALYSIS
'With Dalvin Cook healthy, Mattison once again took a back seat in Week 18. He finished the 2021 campaign with 134 rushing attempts for 491 yards and three touchdowns while adding 32 receptions for 228 yards and one score through the air. However, the majority of that production came when Cook was sidelined. In four games as the primary running back, Mattison totaled 356 rushing yards, 162 receiving yards and three touchdowns. The 2019 third-round pick is under contract for the 2022 season, so he'll likely garner a similar backup role to Dalvin Cook again next year.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Alexander Mattison's 2021 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.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Broken Tackle %
13.4%
 
Positive Run %
79.9%
 
% Yds After Contact
68.4%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.5
 
Rushing TD %
2.2%
 
Touches Per Game
10.4
 
% Snaps w/Touch
46.1%
 
Air Yards Per Game
0.2
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.01
 
% Team Air Yards
0.1%
 
% Team Targets
6.7%
 
Avg Depth of Target
0.1 Yds
 
Catch Rate
82.1%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
7.4
 
% Targeted On Route
20.5%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
1.20
 
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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
215 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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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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As the backup to Dalvin Cook, a bell cow who mostly stayed healthy last season, Mattison earned more than half his scrimmage yards in two games. The first was Week 5, when Cook's quad injury opened the door for a 112-yard rushing performance by his backup. But even then, the Week 5 contest ended with Mattison missing a hole on 4th-and-short, and he then managed just 30 total yards as the starter the next week. Cook returned after that and stayed healthy the rest of the season, though he missed Week 17 for personal reasons and Mattison responded with 145 total yards and two touchdowns. In between those big performances, the Boise State product saw little action and reached double-digit carries in only two other contests. A solidly built runner with burst and power, Mattison doesn't have the speed or elusiveness to be a big-play threat or the skills to be a reliable every-down asset, but he fits Mike Zimmer's smash-mouth offensive philosophy and has shown he can help keep the chains moving when Cook is unavailable.
Mattison was a solid complement to Dalvin Cook in the Minnesota backfield after being a third-round draft pick in 2019, but it's possible that might be Mattison's effective ceiling. Power and burst allow him to hit holes hard, and improved play last season from the interior of Minnesota's offensive line gave the rookie room to run. Mattison didn't add much as a receiver (aside from a strong Week 13 showing against Seattle), but he did show decent hands in college and could be reasonably effective if he were used more often as an outlet option for Kirk Cousins. What Mattison doesn't have is speed or elusiveness to consistently get away from tacklers once he breaks through to the second level, and three of his four longest runs of the year came in the fourth quarter of games where the Vikings held multi-score leads. For a player brought in to provide insurance in case Cook got hurt again, it was also discouraging that Mattison was sidelined at the same time as Cook the final two weeks, opening the door for Mike Boone to make a splash. Cook's summer holdout put all eyes on Mattison, but Cook ended up reporting for the start of training camp.
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.
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Four receptions in backup role
RBMinnesota Vikings
January 3, 2022
Mattison did not have a carry and had four receptions for 13 yards on five targets in Sunday's 37-10 loss at Green Bay.
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Totals 70 yards, finds end zone
RBMinnesota Vikings
December 26, 2021
Mattison rushed the ball 13 times for 41 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 30-23 loss to the Rams. He added three receptions for 29 yards.
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Week 16 start on tap
RBMinnesota Vikings
December 23, 2021
Mattison is on track to serve as Minnesota's lead back Sunday against the Rams after Dalvin Cook was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
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Removed from COVID-19 list
RBMinnesota Vikings
December 22, 2021
The Vikings activated Mattison (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday.
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Enters 10-day quarantine
RBMinnesota Vikings
Illness
December 13, 2021
Mattison (illness), whom the Vikings placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, isn't vaccinated and thus has entered into a 10-day quarantine, making him unavailable for next Monday's game at Chicago, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
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