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Dalvin Cook or Michael Thomas

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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Michael ThomasM. Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
Dalvin CookD. Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
Expert
Recommendation

82%
Recommended by
94 of 115 experts
18%
Recommended by
21 of 115 experts
Most Accurate Experts 
   
Top Experts 80% 20%
Top RB, WR Experts78%22%
Top Player Experts70%30%
   
Rankings 
   
ECR# 4# 7
Best Rank# 3# 2
Worst Rank# 31# 57
   
Fantasy Points 
   
Season Total225.6239.4
Avg Game14.117.1
   
Schedule 
   
SOS Rank44
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert
   
Expert Ranks 
Michael ThomasDalvin Cook
   
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
4 h
#3#22
   
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
8 h
#3#5
   
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
Locked In Football
8 h
#9#7
   
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
10 h
#3#5
   
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
11 h
#23#18
   
Lukas KacerL. Kacer
The Fantasy Stock Exchange
13 h
#31#13
   
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
14 h
#3#6
   
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
18 h
#8#6
   
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
18 h
#3#6
   
Site RankingsS. Rank...
FantasyOMatic
18 h
#12#4
   
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
19 h
#3#6
   
Ryan Hodge R. Hodge
FantasyLabs
21 h
#8#22
   
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
21 h
#3#6
   
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
21 h
#3#7
   
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
22 h
#8#7
   
Bill DubielB. Dubiel
RotoBaller
23 h
#3#6
   
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
1 d
#3#7
   
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
2 d
#6#5
   
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
2 d
#3#4
   
Muntradamus M.
Beast Dome
2 d
#3#6
   
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
2 d
#3#6
   
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
2 d
#11#7
   
Mark RossM. Ross
Athlon Sports
3 d
#3#5
   
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
3 d
#4#7
   
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
3 d
#3#5
   
Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
3 d
#3#6
   
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
3 d
#3#6
   
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
3 d
#8#7
   
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
3 d
#3#6
   
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
3 d
#11#5
   
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
3 d
#8#6
   
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
3 d
#3#9
   
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
3 d
#3#7
   
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
3 d
#3#7
   
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
3 d
#3#6
   
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
3 d
#11#7
   
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
3 d
#3#9
   
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
4 d
#3#14
   
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
4 d
#9#6
   
Tyler OrginskiT. Orgi...
Fantasy Hot Read
4 d
#4#7
   
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
4 d
#3#6
   
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
4 d
#3#6
   
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
4 d
#3#14
   
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
4 d
#11#57
   
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
4 d
#3#7
   
Site RankingsS. Rank...
FFToday
4 d
#5#3
   
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
5 d
#3#7
   
Huseyin AksuH. Aksu
Fantasy Couch
5 d
#3#5
   
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
5 d
#3#2
   
Michael BellerM. Beller
The Athletic
5 d
#3#6
   
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
6 d
#7#4
   
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
6 d
#3#7
   
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
6 d
#3#14
   
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
7 d
#3#14
   
Doug MooreD. Moore
Inside the Pylon
7 d
#3#14
   
Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
Gridiron Experts
7 d
#3#5
   
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
7 d
#3#6
   
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
7 d
#3#7
   
Michael FlorioM. Florio
RotoBaller
1 w
#9#6
   
Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Expand The Boxscore
1 w
#3#5
   
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
1 w
#3#7
   
Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
1 w
#3#7
   
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
1 w
#3#7
   
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
1 w
#3#7
   
Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
1 w
#3#7
   
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
1 w
#3#14
   
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
1 w
#3#7
   
Brian StraitB. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football
1 w
#11#6
   
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
1 w
#3#14
   
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
2 w
#3#6
   
Jacob HubmanJ. Hubman
The Fantasy Headliners
2 w
#9#19
   
Kyle RichardsonK. Rich...
The Fantasy Headliners
2 w
#5#12
   
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
2 w
#3#7
   
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
2 w
#3#10
   
Scott SmithS. Smith
RotoViz
2 w
#3#7
   
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
2 w
#5#12
   
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
2 w
#3#20
   
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
2 w
#3#7
   
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
2 w
#3#7
   
Heath CummingsH. Cumm...
CBS Sports
2 w
#3#4
   
Brad EvansB. Evans
FTN
2 w
#3#22
   
Matt OkadaM. Okada
BallBlast
2 w
#8#6
   
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
2 w
#10#21
   
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
FullTime Fantasy
2 w
#3#5
   
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
2 w
#3#7
   
M. Starks PowellM. Star...
New Life Fantasy
2 w
#3#9
   
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
3 w
#3#20
   
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
3 w
#3#6
   
Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
3 w
#3#7
   
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
3 w
#3#6
   
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
3 w
#3#5
   
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
4 w
#3#7
   
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Important Nonsense
4 w
#3#14
   
SmittyS.
SleeperU
4 w
#4#6
   
Andrew EricksonA. Eric...
Pro Football Focus
4 w
#3#14
   
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
4 w
#3#7
   
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
07/06
#11#20
   
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
07/04
#3#10
   
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
07/02
#3#7
   
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
Draftwize
07/01
#3#6
   
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
07/04
#9#4
   
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
06/24
#5#6
   
06/23
#3#6
   
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
07/09
#3#6
   
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Roto Ranks
06/07
#3#6
   
Andy SpiteriA. Spiteri
Razzball
5 d
#3#6
   
Frank BonincontriF. Boni...
Fantasy Wire HQ
1 w
#6#5
   
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
05/29
#3#6
   
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
05/24
#3#6
   
Kyle AugustK. August
FF Fellas
7 d
#3#9
   
Anthony AmicoA. Amico
FTN
05/16
#3#5
   
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
05/08
#3#9
   
Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
06/10
#2#9
   
Walton SpurlinW. Spurlin
FantasyPros
04/27
#3#6
   
Steven SpaccarotelliS. Spac...
SleeperWire
01/14
#3#4
   
Player Game Logs Comparison
  Michael ThomasM. Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
Dalvin CookD. Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. TB vs. GB
Week 2 at LV at IND
Week 3 vs. GB vs. TEN
Week 4 at DET at HOU
Week 5 vs. LAC at SEA
Week 6BYE WEEK vs. ATL
Week 7 vs. CARBYE WEEK
Week 8 at CHI at GB
Week 9 at TB vs. DET
Week 10 vs. SF at CHI
Week 11 vs. ATL vs. DAL
Week 12 at DEN vs. CAR
Week 13 at ATL vs. JAC
Week 14 at PHI at TB
Week 15 vs. KC vs. CHI
Week 16 vs. MIN at NO
Week 17 at CAR at DET
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Michael ThomasM. Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
Dalvin CookD. Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
2019 Points 
Week 112.324.0
Week 28.925.1
Week 311.420.3
Week 49.513.0
Week 530.219.8
Week 68.911.4
Week 713.126.9
Week 816.323.1
Week 911.6
Week 1015.224.3
Week 1117.411.7
Week 1216.1
Week 134.810.4
Week 1419.413.5
Week 1518.84.3
Week 1619.6
Week 173.7
Notes for Player Combination
  Michael ThomasM. Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
Dalvin CookD. Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
You know what the craziest thing about Thomas' 2019 season was? Among the top 40 single-game performances throughout the season, he had just one of them, yet he still finished as the No. 1 fantasy receiver by a massive 67.0 half-PPR points. You can argue that another receiver may finish No. 1, but you can't find a safer receiver atop of drafts.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.
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
Has 70 more catches, 116 more receiving yards than any other player in NFL history thru their first 4 seasonsInitial 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 lock
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.
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.
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
Tier of his own when comparing to other WRs. He is the alpha and clear #1. 
Justin Dodds
Locked In Football
Last season, MT beat the WR2 by 67 fpts and 100 fpts in half PPR and PPR, respectively. Thomas lead over the next best in receptions by 45 and 28 in targets, all while also being without Drew Brees for nearly 6 full games. Expect this dominance to continue in 2020 as the Saints have added only Emmanuel Sanders to the offense, who currently isn't expected to be involved all that much being ECR WR45 in half PPR.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.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Thomas broke Marvin Harrison's single-season reception record with 149 receptions in 2019. He also had 1,725 yards receiving and 9 receiving touchdowns, despite QB Drew Brees missing 5 games. Thomas is the best fantasy receiver in football, especially if Brees returns to New Orleans in 2020.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.
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
149/1725/9 . . . while playing with a backup QB for a good chunk of the season. That's all you need to know. 
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
 He's a potential holdout, but it's unlikely with the new CBA. For now I'm not lowering him but that might change in a month...
Ben Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
There's a very good chance Michael Thomas won't repeat as the fantasy WR1 in 2020. In fact the WR1 hasn't repeated since 2014. But is anybody else more likely to top all receivers in 2020? Absolutely not! The reality is that it's really hard to consistently churn out league-winning fantasy performances but Michael Thomas is rightly the consensus WR1. You can safely take him anywhere between 1.03 in PPR and 1.06 in non-PPR without any complaints from me.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.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Michael Thomas just put up the best season for a WR of all time and there's very little reason to doubt that he could put up another dominant performance in 2020. Even when Drew Brees went down, MT was still dominant with Teddy Bridgewater. Thomas is clearly the WR1 in drafts this season and it's not even close. If you want to build your fantasy team around Thomas, you're not going to find any complaints here...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.
Kevin Wheeler
Draftwize
Michael Thomas targets and fantasy ranks last three seasons: 2017: 149 targets - WR5 2018: 147 targets - WR6 2019: 185 targets - WR1"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.
Seth Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
Averaging 117 receptions over his first 4 years. Not sure how you could rank him below 1 with Brees back.