Alexander Mattison rushed 22 times for 90 yards and a touchdown in Sunday afternoon's defeat to the Lions. He additionally caught all three of his targets for 34 yards.
As expected, Mattison was given a healthy amount of touches in Dalvin Cook's absence, and he delivered for fantasy owners. His consistent involvement in the passing game when given the starting nod has further bolstered his fantasy appeal. Adam Thielen suffered a high-ankle sprain early in the first half, and he's likely to miss Thursday night's game against the Steelers. This could increase Mattison's production, especially with the lack of offensive talent outside of Justin Jefferson, K.J. Osborn, and Tyler Conklin. He'll continue to serve as an RB1, with Cook expected to be sidelined at least one more week.