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Dalvin Cook or Jordan Howard

Who Should I Start? - Week 14

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Dalvin CookD. Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
vs. DET, Sun 1pm EST
Jordan HowardJ. Howard
RB - PHI
Jordan Howard
vs. NYG, Mon 8pm EST
Questionable
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 6# 91-
Best Rank# 2# 60-
Worst Rank# 10# 95-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. DET vs. NYG-
Matchup RatingThis is a 5 star matchup. RBs perform better than their average vs DETThis is a 3 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs NYG-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att21.623.7
Rush Yds94.491.4
Rush TD0.70.9
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total221.6101.4-
Avg Game18.511.3-
Avg Projection15.20.9-
Week 1310.4-
    
Misc 
    
Injury AlertShoulder-
WeatherIndoor55 F, Light Rain and Windy-
    
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  Dalvin CookD. Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
Jordan HowardJ. Howard
RB - PHI
Jordan Howard
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. ATL
21 rush, 111 yds, 2 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 9 yds, 0 td
vs. WAS
6 rush, 44 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 11 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at GB
20 rush, 154 yds, 1 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 37 yds, 0 td
at ATL
8 rush, 18 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 8 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. OAK
16 rush, 110 yds, 1 td
5 tar, 4 rec, 33 yds, 0 td
vs. DET
11 rush, 37 yds, 1 td
1 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at CHI
14 rush, 35 yds, 1 td
8 tar, 6 rec, 35 yds, 0 td
at GB
15 rush, 87 yds, 2 td
4 tar, 3 rec, 28 yds, 1 td
Week 5 at NYG
21 rush, 132 yds, 0 td
6 tar, 6 rec, 86 yds, 0 td
vs. NYJ
13 rush, 62 yds, 1 td
Week 6 vs. PHI
16 rush, 41 yds, 1 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 13 yds, 0 td
at MIN
13 rush, 49 yds, 0 td
Week 7 at DET
25 rush, 142 yds, 2 td
2 tar, 1 rec, 7 yds, 0 td
at DAL
11 rush, 50 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 6 yds, 0 td
Week 8 vs. WAS
23 rush, 98 yds, 1 td
6 tar, 5 rec, 73 yds, 0 td
at BUF
23 rush, 96 yds, 1 td
2 tar, 1 rec, 15 yds, 0 td
Week 9 at KC
21 rush, 71 yds, 0 td
7 tar, 4 rec, 45 yds, 0 td
vs. CHI
19 rush, 82 yds, 1 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 1 yds, 0 td
Week 10 at DAL
26 rush, 97 yds, 1 td
7 tar, 7 rec, 86 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 11 vs. DEN
11 rush, 26 yds, 1 td
6 tar, 5 rec, 31 yds, 0 td
vs. NE
Week 12BYE WEEK vs. SEA
Week 13 at SEA
9 rush, 29 yds, 1 td
4 tar, 3 rec, 35 yds, 0 td
at MIA
Week 14 vs. DET vs. NYG
Week 15 at LAC at WAS
Week 16 vs. GB vs. DAL
Week 17 vs. CHI at NYG
  Dalvin CookD. Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
vs. DET, Sun 1pm EST
Jordan HowardJ. Howard
RB - PHI
Jordan Howard
vs. NYG, Mon 8pm EST
Questionable
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts15.43.1
Rush Yards72.18.1
Rush TDs0.70.0
   
Receiving
   
Receptions3.70.5
Rec Yards36.01.3
Rec TDs0.10.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points15.20.9
   
  Dalvin CookD. Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
Jordan HowardJ. Howard
RB - PHI
Jordan Howard
2019 Points 
Week 124.05.5
Week 225.12.6
Week 320.39.7
Week 413.029.5
Week 519.812.2
Week 611.44.9
Week 726.95.6
Week 823.117.1
Week 911.614.3
Week 1024.3
Week 1111.7
Week 12
Week 1310.4
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
  Dalvin CookD. Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
Jordan HowardJ. Howard
RB - PHI
Jordan Howard
2019 Targets 
Week 123
Week 231
Week 351
Week 484
Week 560
Week 620
Week 722
Week 862
Week 971
Week 107
Week 116
Week 12
Week 134
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
  Dalvin CookD. Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
vs. DET, Sun 1pm EST
Jordan HowardJ. Howard
RB - PHI
Jordan Howard
vs. NYG, Mon 8pm EST
Questionable
Expert 
Zach Brunner
FantasyPros
Cook appears to have no risk of missing this week, but the Vikings could, and should, limit his workload against the Lions. In blowouts this season, we have seen Cook get a heavy workload, then sit much of the final quarter. In what is expected to see a one-sided affair, we could see Mattison get worked in a bit more early, then use him exclusively late in the game. Despite the workload risk, Cook is still an RB1 this week, since three quarters of him against the Lions is more valuable than most RBs in full games.Howard practiced on Wednesday and is a true questionable play for this week. However, he is not a great play even if he is ruled active, with the Giants playing pretty well against the run and being horrible against the pass. With Howard, you would simply hope for touchdowns, with there not being much upside with yards. That is not a situation you want to bank on your your fantasy playoffs, if you don't have to.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
We're not likely going to know Cook's status and how much he'll play until Sunday, and even then, there's likely going to be smoke and mirrors. Cook did say he'll play in that game, but if you remember last year like I do, you remember him saying a similar sentiment before their game with the Rams where he went out and re-injured himself, then missed four weeks. Stay tuned for updates on Saturday morning at the bottom of these notes. After starting the year allowing everyone to run through their defense, the Lions have turned things around over the last month. Over their last four games they've allowed 274 yards on 77 carries (3.56 yards per carry) with just one rushing touchdown. They did play the Bears twice and the Redskins during that stretch, two teams who've had trouble running the ball all season, though it's still a step in the right direction. They've seen an average of 28.3 touches per game to running backs, which is more than enough for the timeshare between these two, though they did total a massive 33 touches in the Week 7 meeting. Cook rushed for 142 yards and two touchdowns in that game, highlighting just how well their zone scheme works against Matt Patricia's defense. If he gets back to practice and has no limitations, Cook should be locked into lineups as an RB1 but if the Vikings pull out front early, he's likely finding a warm spot on the bench. Mattison is more of a play if you're betting on the Vikings blowing the Lions out in order for the Vikings to rest Cook in the second half. That's always risky to count on, though if there were one game you could rely on it more than others, it's this one. 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Cook seems like he should be healthy enough to play this week through his shoulder injury. If he is active he has the Lions 30th ranked fantasy running back at home. 
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