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Alvin Kamara or Dalvin Cook

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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Dalvin CookD. Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
Alvin KamaraA. Kamara
RB - NO
Alvin Kamara
Expert
Recommendation

53%
Recommended by
69 of 130 experts
47%
Recommended by
61 of 130 experts
Most Accurate Experts 
   
Top Experts 55% 45%
Top RB Experts57%43%
Top Player Experts40%60%
   
Rankings 
   
ECR# 6# 5
Best Rank# 2# 1
Worst Rank# 23# 8
   
Fantasy Points 
   
Season Total239.4167.5
Avg Game17.112.0
Avg Projection230.3209.2
   
Schedule 
   
SOS Rank426
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert
   
Expert Ranks 
Dalvin CookAlvin Kamara
   
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
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#11#6
   
Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
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#6#8
   
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
2 h
#6#4
   
Kyle RichardsonK. Rich...
The Fantasy Headliners
2 h
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Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
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Matt OkadaM. Okada
BallBlast
3 h
#5#6
   
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
4 h
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Todd D ClarkT. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
8 h
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Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
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Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
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Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
11 h
#5
   
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
12 h
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Scott SmithS. Smith
RotoViz
12 h
#5#6
   
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
15 h
#5#6
   
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
16 h
#5#6
   
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
19 h
#7#4
   
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
24 h
#12#6
   
Kevin ScottK. Scott
The Intersecting
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#11#6
   
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
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#5#8
   
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
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#5#6
   
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
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#6#5
   
Kyle AugustK. August
FF Fellas
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Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
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Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
Locked In Football
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#5#4
   
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
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#5#6
   
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
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#4#7
   
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
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#5#6
   
Dave LoughranD. Loug...
Awesemo
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Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
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Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
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Tim PetropoulosT. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
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Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
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Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
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#8#6
   
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
2 d
#5#4
   
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#11#2
   
Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
2 d
#4#7
   
Brian StraitB. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football
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#5#6
   
Site RankingsS. Rank...
FFToday
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Nick HumphreysN. Hump...
Fantasy Victors
2 d
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Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
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#2#4
   
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
2 d
#4#6
   
Nolan KellyN. Kelly
Awesemo
2 d
#4
   
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
2 d
#7#4
   
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
3 d
#5#6
   
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
3 d
#6#5
   
Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
3 d
#5#6
   
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
3 d
#5#6
   
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
3 d
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Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
3 d
#6#5
   
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
3 d
#6#5
   
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
3 d
#5#4
   
Jacob HubmanJ. Hubman
The Fantasy Headliners
3 d
#10#8
   
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
3 d
#10#5
   
Blake FincherB. Fincher
Fantasy Football Cafe
3 d
#4#6
   
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
3 d
#5#6
   
Tyler OrginskiT. Orgi...
Fantasy Hot Read
3 d
#6#5
   
Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
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#4#6
   
Michael FlorioM. Florio
RotoBaller
4 d
#6#5
   
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
4 d
#4#6
   
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
4 d
#5#6
   
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
4 d
#5#6
   
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
4 d
#9#5
   
Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
4 d
#5#6
   
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
5 d
#10#6
   
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
5 d
#6#5
   
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
5 d
#4#7
   
Lukas KacerL. Kacer
The Fantasy Stock Exchange
5 d
#9#7
   
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
5 d
#5#6
   
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
5 d
#5#6
   
Site RankingsS. Rank...
FantasyOMatic
5 d
#4#6
   
Ryan Hodge R. Hodge
FantasyLabs
6 d
#10#6
   
Bill DubielB. Dubiel
RotoBaller
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#5#6
   
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
6 d
#6#5
   
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
6 d
#3#6
   
Muntradamus M.
Beast Dome
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#5#6
   
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
1 w
#5#6
   
Mark RossM. Ross
Athlon Sports
1 w
#4#5
   
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
1 w
#6#5
   
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
1 w
#5#6
   
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
1 w
#9#6
   
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
1 w
#23#1
   
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
1 w
#6#5
   
Huseyin AksuH. Aksu
Fantasy Couch
1 w
#4#6
   
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
1 w
#2#6
   
Michael BellerM. Beller
The Athletic
1 w
#5#4
   
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
2 w
#9#5
   
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
2 w
#9#6
   
Doug MooreD. Moore
Inside the Pylon
2 w
#9#6
   
Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
Gridiron Experts
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#4#6
   
Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Expand The Boxscore
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Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
2 w
#6#5
   
Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
2 w
#6#5
   
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
2 w
#6#3
   
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
2 w
#6#5
   
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
2 w
#9#5
   
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
2 w
#5#4
   
Kate MagdziukK. Magd...
BallBlast
2 w
#10#5
   
Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
BallBlast
2 w
#9#2
   
Heath CummingsH. Cumm...
CBS Sports
2 w
#3#5
   
Brad EvansB. Evans
FTN
3 w
#12#4
   
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
FullTime Fantasy
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#4#6
   
M. Starks PowellM. Star...
New Life Fantasy
3 w
#7#6
   
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
3 w
#10#6
   
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
4 w
#5#6
   
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
4 w
#4#6
   
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
07/15
#6#5
   
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Important Nonsense
07/15
#9#6
   
SmittyS.
SleeperU
07/14
#5#4
   
Andrew EricksonA. Eric...
Pro Football Focus
07/14
#9#5
   
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
07/14
#6#5
   
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
07/06
#10#6
   
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
07/04
#8#6
   
Jennifer EakinsJ. Eakins
4for4.com
07/03
#6#5
   
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
07/02
#6#4
   
Zach BrunnerZ. Brunner
FlurrySports
07/01
#6#5
   
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
Draftwize
07/01
#5#4
   
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
3 d
#4#5
   
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
06/24
#5#6
   
06/23
#5#6
   
Ben RolfeB. Rolfe
The Touchdown
06/29
#6#5
   
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
07/09
#5#6
   
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Roto Ranks
06/07
#5#6
   
Andy SpiteriA. Spiteri
Razzball
1 w
#5#6
   
Frank BonincontriF. Boni...
Fantasy Wire HQ
2 w
#5#8
   
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
05/29
#5#6
   
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
05/24
#5#6
   
Anthony AmicoA. Amico
FTN
05/16
#4#3
   
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
05/08
#7#9
   
Walton SpurlinW. Spurlin
FantasyPros
04/27
#5#7
   
Steven SpaccarotelliS. Spac...
SleeperWire
01/14
#3#6
   
Player Game Logs Comparison
  Dalvin CookD. Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
Alvin KamaraA. Kamara
RB - NO
Alvin Kamara
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. GB vs. TB
Week 2 at IND at LV
Week 3 vs. TEN vs. GB
Week 4 at HOU at DET
Week 5 at SEA vs. LAC
Week 6 vs. ATLBYE WEEK
Week 7BYE WEEK vs. CAR
Week 8 at GB at CHI
Week 9 vs. DET at TB
Week 10 at CHI vs. SF
Week 11 vs. DAL vs. ATL
Week 12 vs. CAR at DEN
Week 13 vs. JAC at ATL
Week 14 at TB at PHI
Week 15 vs. CHI vs. KC
Week 16 at NO vs. MIN
Week 17 at DET at CAR
Player Projections Comparison
  Dalvin CookD. Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
Alvin KamaraA. Kamara
RB - NO
Alvin Kamara
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts255.8195.4
Rush Yards1,122.2902.6
Rush TDs9.87.7
   
Receiving
   
Receptions60.479.6
Rec Yards531.0582.3
Rec TDs1.82.9
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points230.3209.2
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Dalvin CookD. Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
Alvin KamaraA. Kamara
RB - NO
Alvin Kamara
2019 Points 
Week 124.016.9
Week 225.16.0
Week 320.328.1
Week 413.08.9
Week 519.810.9
Week 611.46.6
Week 726.9
Week 823.1
Week 911.6
Week 1024.37.4
Week 1111.712.2
Week 1210.2
Week 1310.48.4
Week 1413.52.3
Week 154.38.9
Week 1623.0
Week 1717.7
Player Targets Comparison
  Dalvin CookD. Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
Alvin KamaraA. Kamara
RB - NO
Alvin Kamara
2019 Targets 
Week 128
Week 233
Week 3510
Week 483
Week 567
Week 628
Week 72
Week 86
Week 97
Week 10710
Week 11610
Week 129
Week 1348
Week 1426
Week 1535
Week 167
Week 173
Notes for Player Combination
  Dalvin CookD. Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
Alvin KamaraA. Kamara
RB - NO
Alvin Kamara
Expert 
Ben Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
Dalvin Cook has massive league winning upside! (If he can say healthy.) That's the argument I'm hearing a lot of and it always comes with that little caveat in brackets, whispered in the hope you won't notice. Sadly with Cook it's hard not to notice him breaking down towards the end of every season and surely the Vikings must be as well. When you add in the awkward contract situation and things look very iffy when it comes to taking the Viking in the first five picks. That brings me to a major problem, Alexander Mattison. Mattison isn't a special back but he's shown he can do the job absolutely fine and that means a smart coach will use him to spell Cook a lot more. That's not what you want as the Cook owner as it really caps his upside. Feel free to take Cook somewhere in the Top 5 this draft season but know you're risking your season on a very shaky foundation.Alvin Kamara had an absolute shocker in 2019. Despite no change in his rushing and receiving opportunities, Kamara dropped five points a game. There are myriad reasons for this massive change but most of them suggest a rebound is on the cards. Kamara battled knee and ankle injuries throughout last season and these really lowered his usually incredible efficiency and effectiveness. His TD numbers dropped by nearly a TD a game as well, which played a significant part in his drop in points. These should mostly regress, but it is worth noting his red zone looks halved last year and that will have an impact if things. Ultimately he's a great rebound candidate but he does come with some very real risk that places him clearly behind the elite three of CMC, Saquon and Zeke, battling with Cook in their own tier.
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
 Alvin Kamara apparently tore up his knee week 5 of 2019 which likely had a lot to do with "down" year. In this "down" year, he still ended as RB12. Now that he is healthy, he has as high of a ceiling as anyone.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
It turns out Gary Kubiak is very good for a run-game. Cook took his game to another level in 2019, finishing as the No. 5 running back despite missing two games. Not only did he total 18-plus carries in eight games, but he also ranked third in yards per route run among running backs. With Stefon Diggs gone, we could see him highlighted even more in the passing game, though Justin Jefferson will eat some of them. Cook also led the league with 21 carries inside the five-yard-line. Health has always been a question mark with Cook, but when healthy, he's easily a top-10 back.There's just one running back who's had a higher "boom" percentage (25-plus PPR points) than Kamara over the course of their careers, and that's Christian McCaffrey. Kamara has now topped 25 PPR points in 14 of his 45 career games, which is quite ridiculous. His 2019 season was easily his worst to date, though he still finished as the RB12 despite missing two games. The Saints offense continues to groove, and though Drew Brees is still playing great football, his arm strength is declining, which could lead to more targets than every for Kamara, who's averaged 6.7 targets per game over the first three years in a Saints uniform. Provided he doesn't get hurt, Kamara is a near-lock to finish as a top-six running back.
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
Initial holdout threat seems to have lost some teeth and I'm sensing that he won't sit out - likely to move to No. 5 among my RBs when that feels more like a lockTop 4 RB in each of 1st 2 NFL seasons before health and loss of QB Brees for 5 games helped sink him to RB No. 9 in '19 - give him a mulligan
Elliot Berkovits
Pack to the Future
With Cook seemingly ready to report to the Vikings and play in 2020, his value remains as a sure-fire RB1. The reason I don't have him in my top-5 is because of his injury history and the emergence of Alexander Mattison as a legitimate change of pace back. Target Cook at the turn.Kamara seems like one of the safest players in fantasy as long as he's on the field. Three consecutive years recording 81 receptions is incredible and Drew Brees is going to continue to target him constantly. My only fears are injury-related. If Kamara plays 16 games in 2020 he will easily finish as a top-5 back.
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
Cook caused some waves early in the offseason with discussions of a potential holdout, but the new CBA essentially makes holding out a no-win situation for a player, and Cook reported when camp opened. There's no doubting Cook's value when healthy. Gary Kubiak will likely continue to employ the run-blocking scheme that fit Cook so well last year, and Cook is one of perhaps five players or so who has a legitimate chance to finish as the No. 1 running back in fantasy. The key, of course, is the "when healthy" part, as Cook has played in just 29 of 48 games in his young career. And, despite the futility of a holdout, Cook's unhappiness with his contract could potentially lead him to protect himself more than he otherwise would with minor injuries. But all of that is just window dressing given Cook's talent. His nearly limitless ceiling dictates that he be taken as a top-5 or 6 back, though drafters would be wise to lock up Alexander Mattison in the later rounds. 
Justin Dodds
Locked In Football
At the time of writing, Cook is without a new contract and has said he will hold out without a new deal. People who drafted Le'Veon Bell a couple of years back during his season-long holdout will certainly have their doubts about drafting Cook with their first-round pick. While this is definitely something to monitor, Mattison's consensus ADP is currently #112 in half PPR redraft leagues, so handcuffing Cook with your 8-9th round pick is definitely feasible.Despite going from 18 TDs to 6 TDs, Kamara still finished as the RB9 in FP/g in half PPR and the RB8 in FP/g in PPR while playing through injuries. If you give him the same amount of TDs he got in his rookie year (13), he would've gotten 42 (7x6) more fantasy points which would've put his half PPR total at 250 fpts, good for RB7 in half PPR and RB5 in PPR. Kamara with those totals would've averaged 17.9 fpts (250/14) and 21.4 fpts (300/14). Those totals would've been good for RB5 (0.5PPR) and RB2 (PPR). I expect Kamara to have closer to 13 TDs rather than 6 TDs, so use your first round pick on him confidently.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Cook had a breakout season with 1,654 yards from scrimmage and 13 touchdowns in 2019. Cook should be a perfect fit for Gary Kubiak's running back friendly offense and he should be an elite RB1 again in 2020.Kamara was pretty disappointing in 2019, considering he was a Top-3 fantasy pick. He finished the year with 1,330 yards from scrimmage, but just 6 touchdowns. I think he is likely to rebound in 2020 and he should have RB1 value.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Dalvin Cook is the centerpiece of his offense, which is something that very few players in the NFL get to claim. At the time of writing, we're seeing him threaten to holdout if he doesn't get the contract extension he's looking for from the Minnesota Vikings. While Cook has the leverage in terms of his involvement in the offense, he still has yet to play a full 16-game season. This holdout may extend into the regular season and that's worrisome for fantasy owners. We'll have to take a wait-and-see approach right now, but he's a solid first-round pick if he does end his holdout.Alvin Kamara saw his total touchdowns drop from 18 in 2018 to 5 in 2019. This was, in large part, due to nagging injuries that he dealt with all season long. Assuming that Kamara's fully healthy again, he's an amazing bounce-back candidate and could even go off the board in the first three picks of your draft.
Kevin Wheeler
Draftwize
"The things I do coming out of the backfield, the things I do in between the tackles, I block, I pretty much do it all," Cook said. "I don't have to come off the field. I think some guys just don't do as much as I do, and I think that's why I'm today's (top) back." Cook solidified himself as an elite option at the position last season, but his injury history remains lengthy and concerning. -Pioneer Press Cook has slipped a couple of spots due to him threatening a holdout. As soon as he signs something he's the RB4, but I'd hesitate drafting him until he signs something.Alvin Kamara scored 106 less PPR points in 2019 than 2018. 84 of them were due to him only finding the endzone 6 times instead of 18 in 2018. -1,592 yards in from scrimmage in 2018 and 1,330 in 2019 -Caught the same amount of passes at 81 -Only had 2 TDs heading into Week 16
Seth Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
 He's really been the same, consistent player since entering the league. 725-900 yards on the ground. 81 receptions EVERY.SINGLE.YEAR. The ups and downs have been based on health, TDs, and how productive he can be through the passing game.