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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2020 Half PPR Rest of Season Rankings

Dalvin Cook Note
Dalvin Cook photo 3. Dalvin Cook RB - (at DET)
Cook has been utterly dominant since returning from his groin injury, getting an absurd workload and putting up even more ridiculous production. The Vikings' schedule isn't great to close out the season, particularly during the fantasy playoffs, but don't kid yourself. Cook should be valued as a top-two back going forward.
15 weeks ago
Justin Jefferson Note
Justin Jefferson photo 27. Justin Jefferson WR - (at DET)
Adam Thielen Note
Adam Thielen photo 31. Adam Thielen WR - (at DET)
Kirk Cousins Note
Kirk Cousins photo 126. Kirk Cousins QB - (at DET)
Cousins had a truly abysmal effort in Week 2 against the Colts, barely clearing 100 yards passing and throwing three interceptions. The Vikings defense looks dreadful at the moment which, theoretically, should mean more pass attempts and fantasy production from Cousins. But, unfortunately, that hasn't really manifested itself yet and with few weapons in the passing game, Cousins should be moved down rest-of-season rankings rapidly.
22 weeks ago
Irv Smith Jr. Note
Irv Smith Jr. photo 166. Irv Smith Jr. TE - (at DET)
Smith played a fair amount in his rookie season, but he's still second fiddle to Kyle Rudolph. Although the two tight ends essentially split targets last year, Smith was used fairly closer to the line of scrimmage and almost never had a chance to break big plays. He may see a bit more usage now with plenty of vacated targets in the absence of Stefon Diggs, but he's nothing better than a low-end TE2.
24 weeks ago
Alexander Mattison Note
Alexander Mattison photo 199. Alexander Mattison RB - (at DET)
Mattison flopped in a soft matchup against the Falcons, and with a bye on tap in Week 7 and Dalvin Cook's injury looking mild, Mattison may have wasted his one shot at fantasy relevance this year. Continue to roster him as a handcuff despite his disappointing effort against Atlanta, but you obviously can't take a chance on starting him unless Cook misses the game.
18 weeks ago
Kyle Rudolph Note
Kyle Rudolph photo 265. Kyle Rudolph TE - (at DET)
Rudolph scored six touchdowns last season, but overall, it was a disappointing effort from the veteran. He essentially split targets with Irv Smith Jr. (seeing just 48, his lowest since 2014), and had just 39 catches for 367 yards, both well below his usual numbers. Even without Kevin Stefanski, the Vikings are surely going to be a run-first offense once again, which will leave Rudolph searching for targets for the second straight season, well outside of TE1 consideration.
24 weeks ago
Minnesota Vikings Note
Minnesota Vikings photo 284. Minnesota Vikings DST - (at DET)
Olabisi Johnson Note
Olabisi Johnson photo 344. Olabisi Johnson WR - (at DET)
Dan Bailey Note
Dan Bailey photo 379. Dan Bailey K - (at DET)
After two years in which he struggled with his accuracy, Bailey bounced back last season by hitting 93.1% of his field-goal attempts, including hitting all three from 50-plus yards. Unfortunately, he saw just 29 attempts, the third straight year in which he saw fewer than 30. Bailey is a decent option in 15-team leagues, but not worth drafting in smaller ones.
24 weeks ago
Mike Boone Note
Mike Boone photo 393. Mike Boone RB - (at DET)
Ameer Abdullah Note
Ameer Abdullah photo 422. Ameer Abdullah RB - (at DET)