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Stefon Diggs or Dalvin Cook

Who Should I Start? - Week 14

 
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  Dalvin CookD. Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
vs. DET, Sun 1pm EST
Stefon DiggsS. Diggs
WR - MIN
Stefon Diggs
vs. DET, Sun 1pm EST
 
 
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Matchup 
    
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Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total235.1129.3-
Avg Game18.19.9-
Week 1310.45.2-
    
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  Dalvin CookD. Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
Stefon DiggsS. Diggs
WR - MIN
Stefon Diggs
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. ATL
21 rush, 111 yds, 2 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 9 yds, 0 td
vs. ATL
2 tar, 2 rec, 37 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at GB
20 rush, 154 yds, 1 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 37 yds, 0 td
at GB
7 tar, 1 rec, 49 yds, 1 td
Week 3 vs. OAK
16 rush, 110 yds, 1 td
5 tar, 4 rec, 33 yds, 0 td
vs. OAK
3 tar, 3 rec, 15 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at CHI
14 rush, 35 yds, 1 td
8 tar, 6 rec, 35 yds, 0 td
at CHI
7 tar, 7 rec, 108 yds, 0 td
Week 5 at NYG
21 rush, 132 yds, 0 td
6 tar, 6 rec, 86 yds, 0 td
at NYG
4 tar, 3 rec, 44 yds, 0 td
Week 6 vs. PHI
16 rush, 41 yds, 1 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 13 yds, 0 td
vs. PHI
11 tar, 7 rec, 167 yds, 3 td
2 rush, 18 yds, 0 td
Week 7 at DET
25 rush, 142 yds, 2 td
2 tar, 1 rec, 7 yds, 0 td
at DET
8 tar, 7 rec, 142 yds, 0 td
Week 8 vs. WAS
23 rush, 98 yds, 1 td
6 tar, 5 rec, 73 yds, 0 td
vs. WAS
7 tar, 7 rec, 143 yds, 0 td
Week 9 at KC
21 rush, 71 yds, 0 td
7 tar, 4 rec, 45 yds, 0 td
at KC
4 tar, 1 rec, 4 yds, 0 td
1 rush, 12 yds, 0 td
Week 10 at DAL
26 rush, 97 yds, 1 td
7 tar, 7 rec, 86 yds, 0 td
at DAL
6 tar, 3 rec, 49 yds, 0 td
Week 11 vs. DEN
11 rush, 26 yds, 1 td
6 tar, 5 rec, 31 yds, 0 td
vs. DEN
5 tar, 5 rec, 121 yds, 1 td
Week 12BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 13 at SEA
9 rush, 29 yds, 1 td
4 tar, 3 rec, 35 yds, 0 td
at SEA
9 tar, 4 rec, 25 yds, 0 td
1 rush, 27 yds, 0 td
Week 14 vs. DET vs. DET
Week 15 at LAC at LAC
Week 16 vs. GB vs. GB
Week 17 vs. CHI vs. CHI
  Dalvin CookD. Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
Stefon DiggsS. Diggs
WR - MIN
Stefon Diggs
2019 Points 
Week 124.03.7
Week 225.18.9
Week 320.31.5
Week 413.08.8
Week 519.84.4
Week 611.436.5
Week 726.914.2
Week 823.112.3
Week 911.61.6
Week 1024.34.9
Week 1111.718.1
Week 12
Week 1310.45.2
Week 1413.59.2
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
  Dalvin CookD. Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
Stefon DiggsS. Diggs
WR - MIN
Stefon Diggs
2019 Targets 
Week 122
Week 237
Week 353
Week 487
Week 564
Week 6211
Week 728
Week 867
Week 974
Week 1076
Week 1165
Week 12
Week 1349
Week 1429
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
  Dalvin CookD. Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
vs. DET, Sun 1pm EST
Stefon DiggsS. Diggs
WR - MIN
Stefon Diggs
vs. DET, Sun 1pm EST
Expert 
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.Detroit is 25th against fantasy wide receivers, Diggs is a solid WR2 this week in a great matchup at home.
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.It was an ugly game for Diggs on Monday night football, as he dropped multiple passes that should've been caught and suffered what seemed to be a sprained ankle, though he returned to the game. It's been feast-or-famine with him all season, as he's had five games with 108-plus yards but has finished with 52 yards or less in the other seven games. The last time these two teams played, Darius Slay had to leave in the game early (so did Thielen), and it led to Diggs racking up seven catches for 143 yards on just eight targets. Slay will be on the field for this game, but with Thielen back, you must wonder how the Lions will handle the duo. As a team, the Lions have now allowed a massive 38.5 PPR points per game to wide receivers, which ranks bottom-five in the league. They've now allowed 16 different wide receivers to finish as top-24 options, including seven of them in the top-10. If I had to guess, Thielen would be back for this game, but it does help the passing game's stability to know that even if Dalvin Cook plays, he's not at 100 percent. You have to live with the ups and downs of Diggs, who should be considered a mid-to-low-end WR2 for this contest who has a lower floor than most in that area of the rankings.
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. 
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