RB - MIN
Mattison enters 2020 as one of the most valuable handcuffs in fantasy. If you draft Dalvin Cook, getting Mattison is a must. The Vikings are a run-heavy offense that usually relies heavily upon one man. If anything were to happen to Cook, Mattison would immediately become an RB1.
He's one of the best handcuffs in fantasy football. There were times in 2019 where he looked like Dalvin Cook on the field, which is a high compliment. We also cannot pretend that Cook has been the picture of perfect health throughout his three years in the NFL. Mattison won't have much value without a Cook injury, but that's okay when you draft him in the later rounds.
With Dalvin Cook potentially holding out this season, Mattison should be on everyone's radar in the mid-rounds. He's in the right offense, and he has the talent, to be a RB1 each week that Cook misses.
Also cracks my top-50 RBs with Dalvin Cook a potential holdout...
I'm not taking the gamble on his bump in ADP since Cook threatened a holdout.
Alexander Mattison looked like the handcuff to own for much of 2019, until he went down right before Cook's injury and never got to enjoy the lead role. Mattison once again projects as a high-upside handcuff with weekly playability in blow-out wins for the Vikings.
Mattison is the best handcuff in fantasy football - period. He excelled last year whenever he got on the field, averaging 4.6 yards per carry, and clearly looked capable of taking on a featured role if called upon. On a team that ran the ball 48% last year (4th-most in the league), Mattison could be a league-winner if Dalvin Cook were to miss significant time, and should be stashed in every league.
21 years old - UFA 2023
Prime handcuff and must-own for Dalvin Cook dynasty owners. Tremendous upside when needed to step forward
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