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  Dalvin CookD. Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
Todd Gurley IIT. Gurley
RB - ATL
Todd Gurley II
 
 
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Dalvin CookD. Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
Todd Gurley IIT. Gurley
RB - ATL
Todd Gurley II
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. GB vs. SEA
Week 2 at IND at DAL
Week 3 vs. TEN vs. CHI
Week 4 at HOU at GB
Week 5 at SEA vs. CAR
Week 6 vs. ATL at MIN
Week 7BYE WEEK vs. DET
Week 8 at GB at CAR
Week 9 vs. DET vs. DEN
Week 10 at CHIBYE WEEK
Week 11 vs. DAL at NO
Week 12 vs. CAR vs. LV
Week 13 vs. JAC vs. NO
Week 14 at TB at LAC
Week 15 vs. CHI vs. TB
Week 16 at NO at KC
Week 17 at DET at TB
Player Projections Comparison
  Dalvin CookD. Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
Todd Gurley IIT. Gurley
RB - ATL
Todd Gurley II
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts259.2207.3
Rush Yards1,138.1875.5
Rush TDs9.87.6
   
Receiving
   
Receptions59.742.2
Rec Yards526.2331.9
Rec TDs1.82.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points231.4176.7
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Dalvin CookD. Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
Todd Gurley IIT. Gurley
RB - ATL
Todd Gurley II
2019 Points 
Week 124.010.1
Week 225.112.7
Week 320.34.3
Week 413.019.0
Week 519.815.7
Week 611.4
Week 726.911.4
Week 823.110.4
Week 911.6
Week 1024.37.3
Week 1111.717.3
Week 121.9
Week 1310.417.5
Week 1413.517.3
Week 154.317.8
Week 1616.8
Week 178.9
Total239.4188.4
Average17.112.6
Player Targets Comparison
  Dalvin CookD. Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
Todd Gurley IIT. Gurley
RB - ATL
Todd Gurley II
2019 Targets 
Week 121
Week 234
Week 351
Week 4811
Week 565
Week 62
Week 721
Week 861
Week 97
Week 1074
Week 1163
Week 123
Week 1341
Week 1424
Week 1536
Week 162
Week 172
Notes for Player Combination
  Dalvin CookD. Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
Todd Gurley IIT. Gurley
RB - ATL
Todd Gurley II
Expert 
Jacob Wayne
Lineups
Dalvin Cook is yet another running back who has been working on an extension this offseason. While the star back hasn't reached an agreement with the Vikings yet, I expect him to be on the field in Week 1 as he's maintained will be the case. The offense could look a little different without Stefon Diggs and Kevin Stefanski, but Mike Zimmer is a smart coach and he knows the team's best chance to win is by running early and often.When the Falcons signed Todd Gurley, the former Offensive Player of the Year, they took one one of the most worrisome injury situations in the NFL. However, Gurley is reportedly ready to go, and it feels like a massive mistake to write off the 26-year-old player who once had 40 total touchdowns in two seasons.
Draft Engine
Draft Engine
Although Cook returned for the 2018 season opener after tearing his ACL the previous October, he didn't look fully healthy while averaging 2.7 yards per carry over three September games. He finished '18 strong, then posted the best numbers of his career in 2019.The Falcons signed Gurley to a one-year contract less than 24 hours after he was released by the Rams. While he has regressed since ankle and knee issues began to slow him down in late 2018, Gurley did finish tied for fifth in the NFL in touchdowns in 2019.
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.Todd Gurley sits right in the middle of the group of former fantasy studs who've moved to new teams and he arguably has the best situation. While he had an awful 2019 but he doesn't deserve the bulk of the fault. His knee issues didn't help but the biggest problems were his O-line, who blocked worse than SP15 sunscreen, and the offense that no longer ran through him like the glory years of 2017-18. Now in Atlanta, there's a good chance the former RB1 can return to his previous glory in an offense that made the questionable talent of Devonta Freeman a fantasy star. Sharing the workload is a possibility but the lack of talent behind him means he's locked into the main role and only injury can really knock him down from there. I love the upside but there is enough risk to wait until the late 3rd round before pulling the trigger.
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.The Rams offense was in complete disarray last year, as their offensive line started to crumble, which dragged Gurley's efficiency down the drain. He did show that he's still able to handle a big workload down the stretch, finishing with 98 touches over the final five games. Now going to the Falcons, who have one of the better offensive lines in football, with little competition, Gurley could return to RB1 status. It's a high-scoring offense where the running backs have averaged 1,383 yards and 9.7 touchdowns on the ground, while averaging another 572 yards and 4.7 touchdowns through the air over the last three years. With Ito Smith and Brian Hill the only running backs behind him, Gurley should receive most of the work/production.
Rob Wilson
The Fantasy Footballers
Contract discussion will be an offseason issue. If he stays healthy, Cook should have no issue finishing as a top three back in that Minnesota rushing attack.If he stays healthy he could produce Freeman like numbers in Atlanta. He's a bit overlooked right now, but a great RB2 pick.
Frank Bonincontri
Fantasy Wire HQ
*Prays "Please stay healthy, please don't holdout"If that arthritic knee is not an issue, I expect Gurley to show out for the hometown in Atlanta this season. Another value pick here, when everyone else is scared off and he falls to you, might as well grab hiim!
Dalton Kates
APEX Fantasy Leagues
Was the RB2 in PPG last year. Stefanski moves on, but still plenty of opportunity for him to thrive in the passing game again with Diggs gone. Elite RBThe only legit RB for the Falcons in what should be a dynamic offense. Touches should be there, but concerns about health are legit. Falcons reportedly already are limiting his touches and has a "noticeable limp" in training camp.
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 lockGiven arthritic knees, a Gurley draft pick comes with restless sleep - but new offense and workload upside ripe with the kind of upside potential he enjoyed in LA
Elliot Berkovits
Packer Report
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.Gurley may be the most difficult running back to evaluate heading into 2020. He's on a new team, he still has the knee problems and you just never know when he'll break down. If you like high-risk/high-reward guys, Gurley is your man.
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. 
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.Gurley will have a new lease on life in Atlanta and he did have 14 touchdowns last year, but he also averaged only 3.8 yards per carry, had very few big plays, and his arthritic condition in his knee makes him a dicey flex option.
Seth Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
 No Rams RB averaged over 3.8 a carry. Despite all the Gurley concerns, he still had 250 touches on the year, and graded equally as well in the run as the previous 2 years according to whatever PFF uses. His line play was terrible, 26th in the league. He now steps into just a favorable situation, behind a top 10 run blocking line in 2019, where his pass catching work should pop back up, even if TDs aren't quite as high, to provide another 250 touch season, and borderline RB1 potential as long as the knees allow it.
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.Gurley is going to be given all the touches he can handle in this Falcons offense, if he can stay healthy. If he proves that he can handle a significant workload, he'll easily outperform his ADP this season. However, there are legitimate reasons to doubt that he'll be able to withstand a heavy workload ever again, which makes him an incredibly risky pick.
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.Atlanta is a great landing spot for Todd Gurley--he should walk right into the 17.4 touches/game that Devonta vacated. Still a 4th rounder with durability concerns. Initial Gurley projection with Atlanta is 235 carries, 965 rushing yards, 8 rushing TD, 61 targets, 340 receiving yards, 2 receiving TD.
Wolf of Roto Street
Roto Street Journal
The only way Dalvin could maintain Top-3 value was if Kubiak replaced Stefanski. He did, and the zone blocking remains in place for another blow up.Love his landing spot in ATL, especially the "rental" and "prove it" nature of the deal.