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Joe Mixon or Dalvin Cook

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Dalvin Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
Dalvin Cook
RB - MIN
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
 
 
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Recommended by
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 4# 6-
Best Rank# 2# 3-
Worst Rank# 11# 11-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total172.3293.0-
Avg Game13.314.7-
Avg Projection224.1220.1-
    
Schedule 
    
SOS Rank1925-
    
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#5#6-
    
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Rich Piazza R. Piazza
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Dalvin Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
Dalvin Cook
RB - MIN
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
2022 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. GB vs. PIT
Week 2 at PHI at DAL
Week 3 vs. DET at NYJ
Week 4 at NO vs. MIA
Week 5 vs. CHI at BAL
Week 6 at MIA at NO
Week 7BYE WEEK vs. ATL
Week 8 vs. ARI at CLE
Week 9 at WAS vs. CAR
Week 10 at BUFBYE WEEK
Week 11 vs. DAL at PIT
Week 12 vs. NE at TEN
Week 13 vs. NYJ vs. KC
Week 14 at DET vs. CLE
Week 15 vs. IND at TB
Week 16 vs. NYG at NE
Week 17 at GB vs. BUF
Week 18 at CHI vs. BAL
Player Projections Comparison
 
Dalvin Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
Dalvin Cook
RB - MIN
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts284.2289.7
Rush Yards1,268.11,183.1
Rush TDs9.610.0
   
Receiving
   
Receptions47.744.6
Rec Yards360.6311.0
Rec TDs1.52.4
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points224.1220.1
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Dalvin Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
Dalvin Cook
RB - MIN
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
2021 Points 
Week 114.421.0
Week 214.87.1
Week 39.4
Week 44.412.7
Week 59.5
Week 620.321.3
Week 711.9
Week 87.821.1
Week 912.223.0
Week 1017.8
Week 1119.524.3
Week 128.328.3
Week 139.4
Week 1434.26.8
Week 159.16.0
Week 1625.5
Week 171.38.6
Week 188.2
Total172.3293.0
Average13.314.7
Player Targets Comparison
 
Dalvin Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
Dalvin Cook
RB - MIN
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
2021 Targets 
Week 174
Week 232
Week 31
Week 462
Week 51
Week 626
Week 70
Week 825
Week 935
Week 105
Week 1140
Week 1274
Week 131
Week 1432
Week 1531
Week 166
Week 1738
Week 181
Notes for Player Combination
 
Dalvin Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
Dalvin Cook
RB - MIN
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
Expert 
Justin Lampkin
Clock Management Fantasy Football
Dalvin 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
His ceiling scales as high as any RB ahead of him, but he's never played more than 14 games in any of his 5 seasonsBell cow for one of the league's skyrocketing offenses, and he's still only 25
Andrew Erickson
FantasyPros
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.Joe Mixon was an absolute steal in the second round of fantasy drafts in 2021 based on his easily projected large workload within an ascending offense. The Bengals running back finished the season third in total touches (334) and sixth in touches per game (20.9). Mixon also ranked third in goal-line carries (16) and tied Jonathan Taylor/James Conner in red-zone touchdowns. 2021 was the perfect storm for the fantasy RB3 in half-points scoring coming off a truncated 2020 campaign, and there's reason to believe the positive production will continue in 2022. The Bengals offensive line has been revamped entirely, ensuring that Mixon will be able to repeat his top-10 PFF rushing grade from a season ago. He also flashed upside a receiver down the playoff stretch for the Bengals, averaging nearly six targets per game while running a route on 57% of offensive dropbacks through six games. That route participation would have ranked third among all running backs during the regular season. Mixon fits all the criteria that a fantasy manager would want as a mid-range first round selection in fantasy football. However, he owns the RB7 ADP at 12th overall in early best ball drafts.
Derek Brown
FantasyPros
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. 
Wolf of Roto Street
Roto Street Journal
 Line improvement should not be understated. His line has improved from a Bottom-10 Unit to a potential Top-5 unit with an entirely new right side featuring La'El Collins, Alex Cappa, and Ted Karras. This improvement cannot be understated - it's so huge.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
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.Mixon finally put everything together and finished the year with 1,519 yards from scrimmage and 16 touchdowns in the fantasy season. He should be an elite RB1 on one of the best young offenses in the NFL that has made major upgrades to the offensive line this offseason.