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  Dalvin Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
Marlon Mack
RB - IND
Marlon Mack
 
 
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Avg Projection198.6175.1-
    
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  Dalvin Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
Marlon Mack
RB - IND
Marlon Mack
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. ATL at LAC
Week 2 at GB at TEN
Week 3 vs. OAK vs. ATL
Week 4 at CHI vs. OAK
Week 5 at NYG at KC
Week 6 vs. PHIBYE WEEK
Week 7 at DET vs. HOU
Week 8 vs. WAS vs. DEN
Week 9 at KC at PIT
Week 10 at DAL vs. MIA
Week 11 vs. DEN vs. JAC
Week 12BYE WEEK at HOU
Week 13 at SEA vs. TEN
Week 14 vs. DET at TB
Week 15 at LAC at NO
Week 16 vs. GB vs. CAR
Week 17 vs. CHI at JAC
  Dalvin Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
Marlon Mack
RB - IND
Marlon Mack
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts237.3226.4
Rush Yards1,098.01,037.0
Rush TDs6.18.1
   
Receiving
   
Receptions57.926.0
Rec Yards444.5191.4
Rec TDs2.21.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points198.6175.1
   
  Dalvin Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
Marlon Mack
RB - IND
Marlon Mack
2018 Points 
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Week 29.03.6
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Week 5
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Week 729.9
Week 826.9
Week 910.9
Week 105.8
Week 11-1.012.9
Week 1213.69.6
Week 1310.63.3
Week 1414.39.3
Week 1528.324.9
Week 1610.89.8
Week 176.015.8
  Dalvin Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
Marlon Mack
RB - IND
Marlon Mack
2018 Targets 
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  Dalvin Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
Marlon Mack
RB - IND
Marlon Mack
Expert 
Nick Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
Dalvin Cook has played in just 15 games over his first two seasons, so durability is absolutely a concern. Sports injury predictor has him as an elevated injury risk, and I have to agree. He's suffered a shoulder tear, an ankle sprain, another shoulder tear, a torn ACL, and two pulled hamstrings. When he's been on the field he's been electric. Cook has a career 4.7 YPC, including 3 yards per carry after contact last season. He's also shown his receiving upside with 3 or more receptions in 73% of his career games. When it comes down to it, I've very rarely pulled the trigger on Cook in drafts. Not only does the injury history concern me, but his two career 100 yard rushing games, and just 4 career rushing TD's over 15 games makes me question his upside. This is an elite offense, and he's absolutely the lead back, but I've just found myself going with other guys in this range.Mack finished last season with 4/12 games over 115 rushing yards. He's going to be the lead back in a high powered offense, so there's plenty of upside with this pick. Before you get too excited, there are still some negatives with Mack. He was 30th in yards per carry after contact, 33rd in breakaway percentage, 38th in yards created per carry, 54th in elusiveness rating and 55th in juke rate. When it comes down to it, even if Mack isn't as talented as we might think he is, opportunity matters infinitely more than talent. Mack is going to get a lot of opportunity on an elite offense. So makes him a good pick. I won't be going out of my way to target him, since Hines eats into his receiving upside. However, I'm not afraid to take him where he's going.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
We've still yet to see Cook stay healthy throughout an NFL season, but that's not stopping drafters from taking him with a pick inside the first two rounds. The Vikings are a high-powered offense who upgraded their offensive line this offseason, so the appeal is justified. The Vikings did draft Alexander Mattison in the third-round, so they're obviously concerned about the depth behind Cook, but he's the starter as long as he's healthy.When drafting a running back in the third-round, it's likely they're going to be the No. 2 running back on your fantasy team, and Mack is ideal for that role. He's struggled to stay healthy to this point in his NFL career, but in this offense, he has legitimate top-five upside. He plays behind what might be the best offensive line in football and has one of the better quarterbacks in the league to take pressure off. If he stays healthy, he'll be worth more than a third-round pick.
Kevin Wheeler
NFL Mock
 Marlon Mack had four games with 125 or more rushing yards in the regular season or post season, tying him with Saquon Barkley and Ezekiel Elliot for tops in the league, no other running back had more than two.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Vikings had a horrible run / pass ratio that they seemed to correct toward the end of the season. Cook will be a year removed from his ACL tear and he should be a low-end RB1. It will also help that RB Latavius Murray is in New Orleans and he will not be taking away as many carries from Cook this year.Mack missed four of the first five games due to injuries, but still managed 908 rushing yards, 4.7 YPC and nine TDs. He is playing behind an emerging offensive line and he should be a low-end RB1 in 2019.