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Experts' Pick
 
 
Dalvin Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
Dalvin Cook
RB - MIN
 
 
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34%
Recommended by
55 of 164 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 2# 4-
Best Rank# 1# 2-
Worst Rank# 8# 9-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total90.5172.3-
Avg Game12.913.3-
Avg Projection248.9221.7-
    
Schedule 
    
SOS Rank1910-
    
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Michael Beller M. Beller
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Scott Bogman S. Bogman
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Matt De Lima M. De Lima
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Justin Dodds J. Dodds
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Allie Fontana A. Fontana
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Alex Caruso A. Caruso
Footballguys Footballguys
07/07
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Ben Rolfe B. Rolfe
Pro Football Network Pro Football Network
07/01
#2#7-
    
Morgan Colby M. Colby
The Fantasy Champions The Fantasy Champions
06/28
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Jeff Torrey J. Torrey
FF Prophet FF Prophet
06/07
#4#5-
    
Tim Metzler T. Metzler
FantasyPros FantasyPros
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#3#4-
    
Benjamin Klotz B. Klotz
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Billy Mansell B. Mansell
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Jeff Bell J. Bell
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Dalvin Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
Dalvin Cook
RB - MIN
2022 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. CLE vs. GB
Week 2 at NYG at PHI
Week 3 vs. NO vs. DET
Week 4 vs. ARI at NO
Week 5 vs. SF vs. CHI
Week 6 at LAR at MIA
Week 7 vs. TBBYE WEEK
Week 8 at ATL vs. ARI
Week 9 at CIN at WAS
Week 10 vs. ATL at BUF
Week 11 at BAL vs. DAL
Week 12 vs. DEN vs. NE
Week 13BYE WEEK vs. NYJ
Week 14 at SEA at DET
Week 15 vs. PIT vs. IND
Week 16 vs. DET vs. NYG
Week 17 at TB at GB
Week 18 at NO at CHI
Player Projections Comparison
 
Dalvin Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
Dalvin Cook
RB - MIN
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts238.5276.2
Rush Yards1,059.01,249.7
Rush TDs7.59.9
   
Receiving
   
Receptions89.345.0
Rec Yards760.6336.0
Rec TDs4.11.5
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points248.9221.7
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Dalvin Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
Dalvin Cook
RB - MIN
2021 Points 
Week 118.714.4
Week 219.714.8
Week 34.0
Week 44.4
Week 5
Week 620.3
Week 7
Week 87.8
Week 910.612.2
Week 1016.117.8
Week 1117.919.5
Week 123.58.3
Week 13
Week 1434.2
Week 159.1
Week 16
Week 171.3
Week 188.2
Total90.5172.3
Average12.913.3
Player Targets Comparison
 
Dalvin Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
Dalvin Cook
RB - MIN
2021 Targets 
Week 197
Week 263
Week 32
Week 46
Week 5
Week 62
Week 7
Week 82
Week 953
Week 10105
Week 1184
Week 1217
Week 13
Week 143
Week 153
Week 16
Week 173
Week 181
Notes for Player Combination
 
Dalvin Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
Dalvin Cook
RB - MIN
Expert 
Derek Brown
FantasyPros
The injury concerns for Christian McCaffrey are justified. Since 2020 he's dealt with an ankle sprain, thigh injury, AC joint sprain, and high ankle sprain, missing 18 games. When he's on the field, though, he's still a top-three running back. Last season in the five games he played at least 48% of the snaps, he averaged 20.1 (0.5 PPR) fantasy points per game. This would have placed him as the RB3 in weekly fantasy scoring behind only Jonathan Taylor and Derrick Henry.The injury bug has lightly nipped at Dalvin Cook in each of the last three seasons. Over that span, he's gutted out it, though, and only missed four games while dealing with a torn labrum, dislocated shoulder, groin strain, and left shoulder sprain. Despite the injury history, Cook will "shoulder" the load for the Vikings again in 2022. When he was on the field last year, he averaged 21.8 touches and 106.4 total yards per game as the RB11 in weekly fantasy scoring. He's still a top 5-10 option and 20 touches per game machine this year.
Andrew Erickson
FantasyPros
We all know the deal with CMC. When healthy, he's easily the best player in all of fantasy football. He played in four games in 2021 with at least a 50% snap share and his PPR fantasy finishes were RB1, RB3, RB4 and RB3. McCaffrey averaged 26 fantasy points per game. Considering the extent of CMC's injuries have not resulted in major surgeries or completely torn ligaments, I like him bouncing back to form in 2022. I like that the Panthers are already putting him in preseason bubble wrap to make sure he's full-go for Week 1. Four of the Panthers' 5 wins last season came when CMC was active and playing.Same old song and dance for Dalvin Cook in 2021. The Minnesota Vikings running back was a workhorse when healthy, averaging 22 touches per game (5th) and 15.2 fantasy points per game (RB11). But the market seems to have soured on the consensus No. 2 pick from a season ago, because he missed four games and his production didn't align with his usage. His ADP has fallen to the back of Round 1, and it's unwarranted based on the impending touchdown regression Cook will experience in 2022. His 15 goal-line carries ranked fourth in the NFL last season, but he converted just three into scores. Considering Cook averaged 16 TDs from 2019-2020, his meager 6 TDs from last season look like a blip on the radar.
Nick Bretwisch
Win Daily Sports
Solely up here based on his expected usage, but he's made of glass. Handcuff with Hubbard late! 
Site Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
 History predicts he'll be out a few games so make sure to spend a handcuff pick on Mattison. Will cost you a 9th rounder or if you like to gamble a 10th.
Kevin Wheeler
The Draft Zone
There's an argument to be made for putting CMC at the 1.01, but he's proven to be less than durable over the past two seasons. CMC scored 24.9 ppr or more in four of the five full games he played last season. If CMC plays every game, he will most-likely outscore Jonathan Taylor this year in PPR and half PPR. He's in a whole different galaxy in the receiving game compared to any other back.Cook saw his rushing totals dip in 2021 from the previous season with 63 fewer attempts, nearly 400 fewer yards and 10 fewer TD's. Dalvin turns 27 in August and has some legal issues looming over his head. Cook's top receiving season was 2019 when he had, 63 targets, 53 receptions, 519 yards, in 14 games. With an emphasis on the passing game, this new coaching staff could easily get him to 70-75 targets with potential for more.
Justin Lampkin
Clock Management Fantasy Football
The most dynamic exciting player in the NFL when he is on the field, but can he stay healthy? that's the gamble you have to take with CMCDalvin Cook sees plenty of touches bust most importantly he continues to get the goal line touches year after year. Last year he struggled to turn those into touchdowns, I would expect an increase in that category for him.
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
The biggest gamble of 2022 drafts: league-winning upside vs. season-ending injury downsideHis ceiling scales as high as any RB ahead of him, but he's never played more than 14 games in any of his 5 seasons
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
When McCaffrey is healthy, he is arguably the best fantasy running back in the NFL. The problem is he has played only 10 games the last two years and he is never healthy at the end of the year. He is going to be one of the most intriguing fantasy players of 2022 as fantasy managers grapple with the talent versus the risk of injury.Cook failed to top 1,500-yards from scrimmage and double-digit touchdowns in the fantasy season for the first time since 2018, but he still finished with 1,301 yards from scrimmage and 6 touchdowns. He is still a RB1, but health is a big question mark headed into 2022.