RB - MIN
Week 5 Outlook
Alexander Mattison rushed three times for three yards and caught one pass for 15 yards and a touchdown during the Vikings' 28-25 win over the Saints.
Mattison's touchdown run was nifty, but that was all he got on the day. The 24-year-old back still lacks value unless Dalvin Cook is out, but he is a good waiver stash for this reason. The Vikings return home to face the Bears in Week 5, but Mattison should remain on your bench.
Alexander Mattison rushed seven times for 28 yards and a touchdown and caught one pass for 16 yards during Minnesota's 28-24 win over Detroit in Week 3.
Mattison took over running back duties after Dalvin Cook left the game late in the third quarter with a shoulder injury. He made the most of the opportunity, scoring the fourth-quarter TD that put the Vikings down 24-21. It isn't easy to project what Mattison's outlook for Week 4 will be, given it is entirely tied to Cook's status. If Cook is unable to go, then Mattison is a solid RB2 option against the Saints' 23rd-ranked rush defense.
Alexander Mattison rushed twice for eight yards and caught three passes for six yards during Minnesota's 24-7 loss to Philadelphia.
The 24-year-old running back has been unable to get anything going through the first two weeks. The Eagles took a commanding lead, which took away the run game for the Vikings in a hurry. Mattison does have an appealing matchup at home against the Lions in Week 3, and Detroit has given up 304 yards and five touchdowns to opposing backs through two games. Still, he is a very low Flex2 option heading into it because he essentially has no floor in a premium position.
Alexander Mattison rushed eight times for 36 yards in the Vikings' 23-7 win over the Packers.
Mattison made the most of minimal touches in a Minnesota backfield that predominantly featured Dalvin Cook Sunday, averaging 4.5 yards per carry. The running back will have a hard time holding any sort of consistent fantasy value as long as Cook remains healthy. Mattison is best kept as a handcuff for Cook owners currently, although the Week 2 matchup is definitely inviting against and Eagles defense that just surrendered 181 rushing yards to the Detroit Lions. Temper your expectations for Mattison.
According to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison, who missed his second straight practice for personal reasons, is expected to return for the Vikings ahead of their Week 1 matchup with Green Bay.
Mattison's return shoes him back into the RB2 role for the Vikings. Mattison has been a coveted handcuff for years paired alongside RB Dalvin Cook due to his volume when starting. Mattison should be good to go for the season, but don't expect much more than low-end flex value while Cook is healthy.
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