Dalvin Cook

  • Height
    5' 10"
  • Weight
    210 lbs
  • BMI
    30.1 (52nd)
Dalvin Cook headshot
  • Draft Pick
    2.09 2017
  • College
    Florida State
  • Age
    26.8

Dalvin Cook Bio & Season Stats

Year Games Atts Rush Yds YPC Rec Rec Yds TD Fantasy Pts/Game
2021 13 249 1159 4.7 34 224 6 15.9 (#9)
2020 14 312 1557 5.0 44 361 17 24.1 (#2)
2019 14 250 1135 4.5 53 519 13 20.9 (#2)
2018 11 133 615 4.6 40 305 4 13.8 (#19)
2017 4 74 354 4.8 11 90 2 16.4
  • College Dominator
    38.8% (89th)
  • College YPC
    6.8 (90th)
  • College Target Share
    11.6% (84th)
  • SPARQ-x
    107.1 (39th)

Dalvin Cook Advanced Stats & Metrics

2021

Total Touches

2021

Opportunity Share

2021

Fantasy Points

Dalvin Cook ADP

10.50
(0.33)
Average Draft Position (2022)
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1.11 Pick
RB6 Rank

Value Over Stream

+5.5
(#19)

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Popularity Index

#126

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Dalvin Cook Injury History

Low
Medium
High
Games Missed
Injury Reports
Labrum tear & shoulder dislocation
Week 12 (2021)
1
2
Groin strain
Week 5 (2020)
1
2
Left shoulder sprain
Week 15 (2019)
2
2
Right sc joint sprain
Week 11 (2019)
0
0
Hamstring strain
Week 2 (2018)
5
5
ACL tear
Week 4 (2017)
Surgery: ACL Reconstruction Surgery (6-9 months)
12
12

Dalvin Cook College Stats

Year Games Rush Atts Rush Yrds TDs Rec Rec Yrds Tgt Share Age School
2014 13 (RB) 170 1,008 (8 tds) 8 22 (25 tgts) 203 4.8% 19 Florida State
2015 12 (RB) 229 1,691 (19 tds) 20 24 (34 tgts) 244 8.1% 20 Florida State
2016 13 (RB) 288 1,765 (19 tds) 20 33 (49 tgts) 488 11.6% 21 Florida State

Who is Dalvin Cook

Cook’s career got off to a hot start when he set the Vikings’ rookie debut rushing record with 127 yards. He went on to have a strong first three weeks in the league before a Week 4 game against the Lions ended with a torn ACL, thus ending his season. He would see only 10 games in 2018, and finished with a rushing line of 133-615-2 due to multiple injuries, but has played in 13 or more games in each of the following three seasons.

It’s safe to say that Cook hasn’t completely shed the “injury-prone” label, as he’s missed games in each of his five seasons. But when healthy, he’s one of the league’s best backs. He has rushed for 1,000+ yards in three straight years, and totaled 29 rushing touchdowns in 2019 and 2020 before rushing for just six scores in 2021. Last season with the Vikings, he posted a rushing line of 249-1159-6, missing two games with an ankle sprain and one game with a torn labrum and dislocated shoulder.

When healthy, however, the Vikings leaned heavily on Cook. He saw the most snaps of any back in the league and finished the year with a 70.5% snap share along with a 79.7% opportunity share. Cook ranked No. 11 in broken and evaded tackles (73) and was 18th in yards created (623) while finishing second with 21 breakaway runs. Having always displayed good hands, he was also 20th in routes run (221) with an 11.7% target share, and finished the season with 30 receptions for 224 yards, posting four drops.

Cook will enter his age 26 season in 2022, and should be in line for another solid season under new head coach Kevin O’Connell. Cook had a fantasy ranking of RB9 in fantasy points per game last season (15.9), and has never struggled for touches when healthy. His health is undoubtedly the biggest question mark for him, which will likely remain the case throughout his career. But when available, Cook has proven to be one of the best backs in the NFL, finishing twice as the overall RB2 in points per game (2019 and 2020). Injuries aside, Cook should continue to carry a top running back ADP in 2022, and is currently under contract with the Vikings through the 2025 season.