Dynasty League Football

Dalvin Cook

RB | Vikings

5'10" 210 lbs
Aug 7, 1995 (23)
Florida State
Drafted 2.09
Exp 1


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· RB


22 reps
Broad Jump


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  • Dalvin Cook will return in week four · Sep 23, 2018

    Cook told St. Paul Pioneer Press writer Chris Tomasson that he'll "definitely" be ready for the Rams in week four.

    The dynasty angle here isn't so much his readiness for next week as it is another injury sidelining the promising sophomore player. No one will fault Cook for a torn ACL or even this hamstring injury early in the season, but a running back needs to be on the field to produce and we much prefer to see Cook string starts, rather than time on the trainer's table. There's not great cause of alarm yet but we're hoping for greater durability going forward for DLF's RB9. Start Latavius Murray in all formats as a solid upside flex play for week three.

  • Dalvin Cook ahead of schedule · Jul 30, 2018

    Dalvin Cook has looked good in camp and is ahead of schedule in rehabbing his left knee (ACL).

    Cook is well ahead of schedule and appears to be on track for a week one start. Furthermore, he's practicing without a brace and intends to play without one during the season. He's already flashed in camp in 11-on-11 drills though his first day with pads is Monday (today). Cook's story is known all too well in fantasy circles. A rookie in 2017, he appeared in 4 games and churned out 354 yards and two touchdowns in 74 carries in addition to 11 receptions for 90 yards before falling to the dreaded ACL. He'll look to pick up where he left off in 2018 and is DLF's RB9 (ADP14). Gone is Jerick McKinnon though Latavius Murray is still in the mix as a change of pace option. The second round fantasy selection will turn 23 in early August and all arrows are pointing up!

  • Dalvin Cook performing individual drills · Jun 5, 2018

    Dalvin Cook says his goal is to be ready by week one and performed individual drills on Wednesday but sat out team drills.

    The highly drafted rookie exited the season in week four to an ACL so he should be nearly, if not fully, healthy by week one. There's no reason to rush Cook back early in camp and they'll continue to bring him along slowly. He'll be counted on early to fill the hole left by the departed Jerick McKinnon and, if healthy, should become the RB1 in Minnesota while sharing snaps with returning veteran Latavius Murray. On DLF's running back rankings, Cook is holding his RB8 and ADP (16) ranking, showing that there remains little doubt about his ability to return healthy with a high-ceiling.

  • Dalvin Cook recovering well · Apr 25, 2018

    All indications are that Dalvin Cook has recovered well from a torn ACL in his left knee and should be ready for the start of training camp in July.

    Cook got off to a good start in 2017 to begin his NFL career, rushing for 354 yards and two touchdowns on just 74 carries (4.8 YPC). Just as owners were descending from the clouds, Cook suffered a tear of his left ACL, ending his season. The Vikings went on to run the ball well and nearly made the Super Bowl. Fast forward to 2018 and Jerick McKinnon, the Vikings most dynamic runner, departed to San Francisco leaving the productive Latavius Murray as the only other back of note. It's good news that Cook should be healthy to open camp though there's no great reason to rush him back to a full workload early in team activities. Into the season, it's expected that Cook will take over primary-back duties but Murray is certain to factor in and touches could be inconsistent to begin the season. On DLF's Dynasty Running Back rankings, Cook is the RB7 and his ADP (14) has begun a slow climb in recent months. Cook, still only 22 years old, is a solid round two selection in new start-up dynasty drafts and a solid acquisition target if he carries any discount.

  • Dalvin Cook likely has torn left ACL · Oct 2, 2017

    Calvin Cook rushed for 66 yards and a touchdown before injuring his knee in Sunday's loss to Detroit.

    Cook cut hard on his left knee and immediately reached down for it as it went out, losing the football and being charged with a lost fumble in the process. The non-contact injury looked bad from the start and the Vikings brass believe it is indeed a torn left ACL. If that initial diagnosis rings true, it's a devastating injury in dynasty leagues. Cook had established himself as a top three rookie in this year's class and this injury will likely sideline him for the rest of the season. It's likely early enough in the year to allow Cook to rehab and be ready for 2018. However, it's fair to wonder if he'll be ready for the start of next season. It typically takes a couple of years before we see pre-injury form in players coming off torn ACLs but Cook has proven to be a great athlete as well. Let's hope for the best here as we're speculating but this certainly has the look of one of the most significant injuries of the year in dynasty leagues.

  • Cook eclipses century mark · Sep 12, 2017

    Rookie Dalvin Cook rushed for 127 yards on 22 carries and added 10 yards on three receptions in his NFL debut.

    Cook's stats aren't quite as nice as they appear on paper as 33 of his yards came as the Vikings were running out the clock but he showed plenty of quickness, power and receiving ability to keep fantasy owners salivating.  Just as important as his yardage was the fact that all other running backs only saw a total of five carries.  Cooks is the unquestioned starter and looks primed for a big year behind a solid offensive line.

  • Cook impressive in Vikings second preseason game · Aug 19, 2017

    Dalvin Cook rushed seven times for 40 yards and caught one pass for ten yards in the Vikings second preseason game.

    He's surely done for the night. Cook showed impressive burst and got to the second level on multiple occassions. In fact, there were a couple of plays where he was likely one missed tackle away from a monster gain. Regardless, Cook was impressive against one of the league's best defenses and is poised to open as the Vikings RB1.

  • Cook sharp in Vikings opener · Aug 11, 2017

    Davin Cook rushed for 13 yards on four carries and caught four passes for 30 yards in his Vikings debut.

    Cook looked the part and took advantage of Latavius Murray and Jerick McKinnon being absent. Still, he's taking the bull by the horns and seems like only a matter of time until he has the featured job all sewn up. Cook has the look of a relative bargain at 1.05 or 1.06 in early rookie drafts and is starting to push Joe Mixon and Christian McCaffrey in the rookie rankings and ADP.

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    Oct 23, 2018 · Windy City Gridiron (Blog)
  • Standard Dynasty Rankings October 2018
    Oct 22, 2018 · Dynasty League Football (Fantasy Analysis)
  • Latavius Murray has another strong game with Dalvin Cook out
    Oct 21, 2018 · USA Today (National News)
  • Jets vs Vikings Game Thread
    Oct 21, 2018 · Gang Green Nation (Blog)
  • The Daily Twitter: 21 October 2018
    Oct 21, 2018 · Hogs Haven (Blog)
  • New York Jets Flight Connections 10/20/18
    Oct 20, 2018 · Gang Green Nation (Blog)
  • Latavius Murray is plenty capable for Vikings
    Oct 19, 2018 · USA Today (National News)
  • Vikings RB Dalvin Cook OUT for Week 7
    Oct 19, 2018 · 4for4 (Fantasy News)
  • Latavius Murray: Another starting nod looms
    Oct 19, 2018 · Rotowire (Fantasy News)
  • Vikings Week 7 injury report vs. Jets
    Oct 19, 2018 · USA Today (National News)
  • Previewing the Jets opposition: Minnesota Vikings
    Oct 19, 2018 · Gang Green Nation (Blog)
  • Vikings | Week 7 injury report for Vikings
    Oct 19, 2018 · Footballguys News (Fantasy News)
  • Vikings Full Injury Report Against the Jets on Sunday
    Oct 19, 2018 · Vikings.com (Team Site)
  • Dalvin Cook: Ruled out for Week 7
    Oct 19, 2018 · Rotowire (Fantasy News)
  • Vikings RB Dalvin Cook ruled out vs. Jets
    Oct 19, 2018 · USA Today (National News)
  • Dalvin Cook ruled out for Week 7
    Oct 19, 2018 · FantasyPros (Fantasy News)
  • Vikings | Dalvin Cook to sit again in Week 7
    Oct 19, 2018 · Footballguys News (Fantasy News)
  • Dalvin Cook (hamstring) ruled out for Week 7 - Dalvin Cook | MIN
    Oct 19, 2018 · Rotoworld (Fantasy News)
  • Dalvin Cook: Leaves field for practice
    Oct 19, 2018 · Rotowire (Fantasy News)
  • Jets-Vikings: 6 Questions with Daily Norseman
    Oct 19, 2018 · Gang Green Nation (Blog)
  • Dalvin Cook: No practice Thursday
    Oct 18, 2018 · Rotowire (Fantasy News)
  • Vikings | Dalvin Cook misses practice
    Oct 18, 2018 · Footballguys News (Fantasy News)
  • Dalvin Cook officially 'DNP' on Thursday - Dalvin Cook | MIN
    Oct 18, 2018 · Rotoworld (Fantasy News)
  • NFL Fantasy Football sits and starts for Week 7
    Oct 18, 2018 · Cincy Jungle (Blog)
  • Vikings RB Dalvin Cook full participant in Wednesday's practice
    Oct 17, 2018 · USA Today (National News)
  • Vikings RB Dalvin Cook practices in full
    Oct 17, 2018 · 4for4 (Fantasy News)
  • Dalvin Cook practices in full Wednesday
    Oct 17, 2018 · FantasyPros (Fantasy News)
  • Dalvin Cook gets in full practice Wednesday - Dalvin Cook | MIN
    Oct 17, 2018 · Rotoworld (Fantasy News)
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    Oct 17, 2018 · NumberFire (Fantasy Analysis)
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    Oct 16, 2018 · Pride of Detroit (Blog)
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    Oct 16, 2018 · Mile High Report (Blog)
  • Value

    ADP, Rankings and Comments to help determine player value
    Overall ADP


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    RB Rank


    Value Graph
    Compare Cook's ADP
    Overall Rankings
    Source: Top 200+
    Rank Ranker Comment
    19 Levi Chappell, 10/23
    22 Jake Anderson, 10/05 Many are worried about Cook's injurty history. I'm not one of them. He's ahead of schedule with his rehab and should be good to go for training camp if not earlier.
    Average 28.86
    30 Rob Willette, 09/29
    31 Travis May, 10/22 His injuries are killing his value and may continue.
    32 Pete Lawrence, 10/22 Cook will be 11 months post-injury when the season starts. Rank could fluctuate as the season nears but looking at a young three-down bell cow type back in a terrific offense.
    33 TJ Calkins, 10/20 Will return as feature back in '18... dependent on staff allowing it and not handling him with kid gloves
    35 Zach Wilkens, 10/21
    RB Rankings
    Source: RB Rankings
    Rank Ranker Comment
    9 Jeff Haverlack, 10/22 Want to see an injury free 18
    10 Jaron Foster, 10/11
    10 Matt Price, 10/09
    10 Jeff Miller, 10/19 So good, but so fragile. He has been frustrating to own in his young career.
    Average 10.88
    11 Austan Kas, 10/23
    11 Ryan McDowell, 10/20
    11 Joseph Nammour, 10/24 No concerns about his long-term situation at all. Elite talent in an ascending offense.
    15 Bruce Matson, 10/19 Mega talent with a hefty injury history
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    Source: Oct 2018 ADP
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    21.75 Kareem Hunt RB
    22.75 Dalvin Cook RB
    24.25 Adam Thielen WR
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    27.00 A.J. Green WR
    27.75 Brandin Cooks WR
    28.50 Travis Kelce TE
    Player Metrics
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    Contract Details
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