Alexander Mattison

Overall Rank
RB38
2023
Height
5' 11"
Weight
221 lbs
BMI
30.8
(69th)
Draft Pick
3.38
(2019)
College
Boise State
Age
26.0
Best Comparable Player
T.J. Yeldon
Workout Metrics
4.67
26th
92.9
39th
123.0
74th
11.42
49th
22
69th
40-Yard Dash
Speed Score
Burst Score
Agility Score
Bench Press
28.7%
(65th)
College Dominator
4.7
(19th)
College YPC
7.6%
(60th)
College Target Share
Alexander Mattison Signs With Las Vegas; Zamir White is Raiders' Clear RB1
2 months ago

Zamir White is the Raiders running back to own as Las Vegas signs Alexander Mattison for support.

The former NFL rushing yards leader for the Las Vegas Raiders, Josh Jacobs, is now on the Green Bay Packers. Jacobs missed the final four games in 2023 with an injury. His replacement was his 2nd-year, former Georgia Bulldog, backup, Zamir White. In Jacobs’ absence, White finished four straight weeks as a PPR RB2, carrying the ball 21 times per game and exceeding 100 total yards three times. Most analysts and fans felt his performance made Jacobs expendable, and, sure enough, the Raiders allowed Jacobs to leave. Now White will lead the RB room.

 

White, nicknamed “Zeus”, was the only RB on the roster, until Ameer Abdullah signed to return to the team. Former Vikings running back Alexander Mattison is the latest addition. Mattison will be a solid veteran insurance policy, and change of pace as a backup to White, while Abdullah carries 3rd down duties with Mattison being inferior to his backfield-mates in pass-blocking and in receiving. In addition, Mattison has traditionally been a power back and the Raiders have stated they intend to use zone blocking schemes, a system in which White is the more capable back. The Raiders will also likely use a Day 3 pick to add a RB in the upcoming draft to fill out the RB room.

 

Given White’s relative lack of previous usage, his new role as the backfield leader, and his performance to finish 2023, expect him to be a solid RB2/Top 20 option in 2024. An identical workload of 21 carries per game at 4.3 ypc would set him firmly atop the rushing leaderboard for the season.

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Alexander Mattison Released by Vikings| Ty Chandler Value Sky Rockets
3 months ago

The Minnesota Vikings are moving forward without Alexander Mattison at the Running Back position.

The Minnesota Vikings have informed Alexander Mattison that he will be released.  A year after moving on from Dalvin Cook, the Vikings have now moved on from last season’s Week 1 starter Mattison.

 

In 2023 offseason Mattison signed a two-year deal.  This was Mattison’s chance to become the bell-cow running back others thought he could be.  After, an underwhelming performance during the season and injury the Vikings turned to Ty Chandler.  The move saved Vikings $3.35 million, while creating $1.25 million in dead money against the salary cap.

 

Looks like the Vikings will move forward with Ty Chandler and most likely add another running back either via draft or a veteran through free agency.  As for Mattison this could be the last we hear of his fantasy relevance after being in Minnesota for 5 years.

Vikings RB Ty Chandler Officially RB1; Mattison's Return Still Unknown
5 months ago

Minnesota Vikings head coach, Kevin O’Connell has announced Ty Chandler will handle RB1 duties with Alexander Mattison acting as the relief back.

Minnesota Vikings RB Ty Chandler took over the starting position on the depth chart after a Week 15 ankle injury to Alexander Mattison, and with Mattison’s impending return, Chandler seems to have earned the job outright.

According to Vikings head coach Kevin O’Connell, in a press conference, even when Mattison returns, Chandler is, “gonna be a guy that we’re trying to get the ball to a lot, both in the run and pass,” adding that Mattison will provide “bonus depth.” Mattison’s return is unknown, but could be as early as Week 16 vs. Detroit. While he hasn’t been ruled out, he was not included in the week’s Wednesday walkthrough.

Chandler is coming off a game in which he recorded 26 total touches and finished as PPR RB4. He is averaging 4.65 yards per carry and 7.19 yards per catch to Mattison’s respective averages of 3.93/6.44. Repeats of his Week 15 performance against Cincinnati could make Chandler a league winner in the fantasy playoffs.

Alexander Mattison “Good to Go” Week 11
6 months ago

Alexander Mattison Clears concussion protocol in time for Week 11.

Minnesota Vikings running back Alexander Mattison, previously questionable due to a concussion, has been cleared to play against the Denver Broncos on Sunday night.

 

It’s great news that Mattison is good to go. Hopefully, he can handle a full workload, though Ty Chandler is still in the mix, suggesting they might share carries to avoid any additional strain on Mattison. The Vikings are on the road to recovery, with Mattison back in action and Jefferson returning from IR. Tonight’s game promises another exciting performance from Josh Dobbs, the Passtronaut.

 

Consider starting Mattison, but if you have alternative options, Playerprofiler.com offers comprehensive stats and data to help you compare fantasy starts and sits for Sunday, November 19th.

 

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Mattison Suffers Concussion; Chandler Steps Up Week 10
7 months ago

Vikings RB Alexander Mattison suffered a concussion versus the Saints.

Head coach Kevin O’Connell reported that Alexander Mattison sustained a concussion in the 3rd quarter of the game. He will be monitored, and it’s probable that he’ll be out next week, with hopes for a return in week 12. This creates an opportunity for Ty Chandler to take on a more significant role, who scored a touchdown contributing to the Vikings’ pursuit of a fifth consecutive win. We hope for a speedy recovery.

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Akers Traded to Vikings; Mattison Role in Question
8 months ago

The Los Angeles Rams have sent running back Cam Akers and a conditional 7th-round pick in 2026 to the Minnesota Vikings in exchange for a conditional 6th-round pick in 2026.

The Los Angeles Rams have seen enough of Cam Akers, and the Minnesota Vikings have seen enough from Alexander Mattison to know he is not their bellcow. The much-maligned RB first found himself in Sean McVay’s dog house early last season, but bridges seemed to be mended after Akers averaged 19 touches for 102 yards per game over the Rams final six contests. We’ll never know the why, but Sean McVay finally had enough of the former Seminole and sent him on his way.

 

Cam Akers now reunites with fomer Offensive Coordinator Kevin O’Connell as well as his former Passing Game Coordinator Wes Phillips. The last time these three men shared a meeting room, Akers was averaging 18 touches per game across four playoff games en route to a Super Bowl. The Vikings incumbent, Alexander Mattison, has been one of the NFL’s most disappointing RBs of the 2023 season, averaging a pitiful 3.28 yards per touch and just 42 yards per game.

 

Expect a committee early on as Akers gets up to speed, with Mattison taking a back seat once the Vikings’ new back is fully acclimated.