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Le'Veon Bell or Dalvin Cook

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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Dalvin CookD. Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
Le'Veon BellL. Bell
RB - NYJ
Le'Veon Bell
Expert
Recommendation

98%
Recommended by
122 of 125 experts
2%
Recommended by
3 of 125 experts
Most Accurate Experts 
   
Top Experts 100% 0%
Top RB Experts86%14%
Top Player Experts100%0%
   
Rankings 
   
ECR# 6# 22
Best Rank# 2# 13
Worst Rank# 23# 28
   
Fantasy Points 
   
Season Total239.4149.0
Avg Game17.19.9
Avg Projection230.4166.7
   
Schedule 
   
SOS Rank418
   
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Dalvin CookLe'Veon Bell
   
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Dalvin CookD. Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
Le'Veon BellL. Bell
RB - NYJ
Le'Veon Bell
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. GB at BUF
Week 2 at IND vs. SF
Week 3 vs. TEN at IND
Week 4 at HOU vs. DEN
Week 5 at SEA vs. ARI
Week 6 vs. ATL at LAC
Week 7BYE WEEK vs. BUF
Week 8 at GB at KC
Week 9 vs. DET vs. NE
Week 10 at CHI at MIA
Week 11 vs. DALBYE WEEK
Week 12 vs. CAR vs. MIA
Week 13 vs. JAC vs. LV
Week 14 at TB at SEA
Week 15 vs. CHI at LAR
Week 16 at NO vs. CLE
Week 17 at DET at NE
Player Projections Comparison
  Dalvin CookD. Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
Le'Veon BellL. Bell
RB - NYJ
Le'Veon Bell
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts255.8227.2
Rush Yards1,122.4876.9
Rush TDs9.84.9
   
Receiving
   
Receptions60.457.0
Rec Yards531.2429.1
Rec TDs1.81.6
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points230.4166.7
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Dalvin CookD. Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
Le'Veon BellL. Bell
RB - NYJ
Le'Veon Bell
2019 Points 
Week 124.017.2
Week 225.110.9
Week 320.36.3
Week 413.0
Week 519.88.8
Week 611.411.3
Week 726.97.6
Week 823.13.5
Week 911.612.1
Week 1024.312.8
Week 1111.715.2
Week 1210.8
Week 1310.46.7
Week 1413.5
Week 154.38.8
Week 169.3
Week 177.7
Player Targets Comparison
  Dalvin CookD. Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
Le'Veon BellL. Bell
RB - NYJ
Le'Veon Bell
2019 Targets 
Week 129
Week 2310
Week 354
Week 48
Week 569
Week 621
Week 724
Week 865
Week 979
Week 1074
Week 1162
Week 125
Week 1345
Week 142
Week 1532
Week 164
Week 175
Notes for Player Combination
  Dalvin CookD. Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
Le'Veon BellL. Bell
RB - NYJ
Le'Veon Bell
Expert 
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.You're going to see Bell fall down draft boards this year, and further than he should. That's odd for me to say, as Bell was someone I was avoiding like the plague in drafts. The difference? Expectations. Playing him as your first-round pick in your RB1 slot was never something anyone should've expected, especially behind that offensive line and in Gase's offense. While he's still stuck in Gase's offense, the offensive line was upgraded quite a bit this offseason, which should allow Bell more room to work. Even if he repeated his 2019 performance, that's RB2 production. There were just 11 running backs who produced RB2 or better numbers more often than him. Sure, he didn't have a ton of weekly upside, but he was safe. Now coming off the board outside the top three rounds, Bell is a value play.
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 lockVolume remains elite, but it's going to take a leap of faith that improvements to the NYJ O-line and Bell's conditioning will catapult him back into the RB1 class
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.After a disappointing 2019 season, Bell is in need of a major bounce-back season which could be difficult considering he's playing on the Jets offense. I don't see Bell getting too many opportunities near the goal which means he'll have to rely heavily on his receiving numbers to be worthy of his ADP.
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.Bell should benefit from the Jets adding T Mekhi Becton and WR Denzel Mims in the NFL Draft. They also added RB La'Mical Perine in the 4th round and RB Frank Gore in free agency, but neither should not be a huge threat to Bell's touches this season.
Seth Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
 Kind of betting on him to not have a more productive year, because RBs typically don't as they age. This is standard RB decline, despite whatever excuses he has. Gase also seems to be pretty good at ruining fantasy value. HOPEFULLY his line play is better but we don't know that until we see it. Yes, they replaced everyone, but I feel like we get in off-season mode where we just assume everything and everyone will be better without any evidence of it. Volume should keep him afloat.
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.Le'Veon Bell once again proved that situation often trumps talent for running backs, as a mediocre O-line and Adam Gase led to a Derrick Henry level of volume (10 fewer touches) for 100 fewer fantasy points. Bell has massive room for improvement though, as he has no true competition (sorry La'Mical) and huge regression upside. Bell's never been a high TD guy or overly efficient but 4 yards per carry and 8 total TDs isn't an unreasonal expectation and that would mean a top 10 finish. Bump those up a little and he becomes a league winner. He's a great third round gamble you can pair with any of the riskier RBs like Fournette, Drake, Carson, CEH and Sanders.
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.Adam Gase seems intent on taking the ball out of Bell's hands and splitting the work among his other running backs. Frank Gore and Lamical Perine are both going to eat into Bell's touches and it's going to limit his production. Bell is nothing more than a low-end RB2 in this Jets offense, despite being one of the more talented running backs in the NFL.
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.Last year there were only 3 RBs to have 240+ rushing attempts and 75+ targets. I think we would be expecting some "positive" regression for Bell, especially in the TD department, but it seems that Gase is a subscriber to the "RB's don't matter" philosophy. I expect Gore, Perine or one of the journeymen the Jets have horded to cut into Bell's upside.