Dalvin Cook

Dalvin Cook

Height: 5' 11"Weight: 213 lbsAge: 22College: Florida StateDrafted: #41 (2nd Rd.)

2017 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
17th easiest for RBs
Draft Rank (ECR) #37
Best / Worst #14 / #96
ADP #38


Dalvin Cook heavily involved in second pre-season game

Dalvin Cook had 40 yards on seven carries and caught one pass for 10 yards on three targets in the Vikings' second pre-season game v. Seattle.

Fantasy Impact

The takeaway from this game is Cook's stranglehold on the starting job for the Vikings. He is showing he can be a three-down back and barring any major skill-set improvements from an absent Latavius Murray, Cook is moving into borderline RB1 territory for fantasy purposes given his level of involvement on this offense.

Scott Lotzer4 days ago
Dalvin Cook has encouraging effort in rookie debut

Dalvin Cook was tested early and often in the Vikings' first pre-season game against the Bills, gaining 13 yards on five carries, and 30 yards on four receptions.

Fantasy Impact

It was clear the Vikings' coaching staff wanted to get a good look at what they have in Cook, as he amassed nine touches in about a quarter's worth of work. He excelled in the passing game, catching all of his targets, and this should mean good things for PPR leagues. Of course, this is the first week of pre-season, and with the Vikings' offensive line play seemingly stuck where it was last year, and Latavius Murray still not having entered the mix, expectations need to be tempered.

Scott Lotzer2 weeks ago
Dalvin Cook taking first-team reps at camp

Minnesota Vikings beat writer Kevin Seifert is reporting running back Dalvin Cook is practicing with the first-team offense to open training camp. "At the early stages of a long competition, Cook has gained the edge simply by staying on the field," Seifert said via ESPN.

Fantasy Impact

With Latavius Murray on the PUP list and Jerick McKinnon sidelined with an undisclosed injury, Cook has managed all of the Vikings' first-team reps at running back. Since being selected in the second round of April's draft, the rookie rusher is the rumored favorite to enter the 2017 season as Minnesota's RB1, despite the addition of Murray in free agency. Barring an unforeseen turn of events, the job appears to be Cook's to lose.

Dalvin Cook signs rookie deal

The Minnesota Vikings and running back Dalvin Cook have agreed to a four-year deal on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact

Cook, the 41st overall pick in April's draft, signed his rookie deal with the Vikings Wednesday. He is expected to compete with Jerick McKinnon and Latavius Murray for the starting job and is the favorite to emerge as the early-down back. Cook should be targeted in the mid rounds of upcoming fantasy drafts and could be a difference maker as the season progresses.

Dalvin Cook to see an expanded role in 2017?

Minnesota Vikings beat writer Ben Goessling believes rookie running back Dalvin Cook will "get a chance to play a big role right away."

Fantasy Impact

Cook will compete with Latavius Murray this offseason to see who will emerge as the Vikings' starting running back -- with the rookie being viewed as the early favorite to land the job. Because of Cook's versatility as a rusher and a receiver out of the backfield, he should receive plenty of opportunities to utilize his all-around skill set. Expect Cook to garner the bulk of the touches on early downs with Murray being sprinkled in as Minnesota's short yardage/ goal line back. Cook should be the second rookie running back targeted in upcoming fantasy drafts ahead of Christian McCaffrey and behind Leonard Fournette.