- July 8, 2018 at 5:19 pm #21308Jhawthorn16ModeratorNewbieRank: Newbie
This year the Vikings’ young running back Dalvin Cook will be returning from an ACL injury, and I believe he is going to step up his game and maybe hit 1,000 rushing yards and 1,000 receiving yards. Cook was on pace for nearly 400 receiving yards last season, and his projected rushing yards through 4 games was over 1,600. Cook has a very special ability to make incredible cuts and make people miss in space, which should lead to him being just as dangerous as Jerrick McKinnon, if not more. If Cook picks up all of McKinnon’s production from a year ago, and still puts up what he was putting up last year before he got hurt, Cook will finish with a little over 800 receiving yards. If Cook just balls out though, Cook could add 200 more receiving yards and have himself one of the greatest dual-threat running back seasons of all time. Cook could just run the ball very well, and be utilized in the run game instead of the pass game, as he is a running back. So let me know what you guys think! Can Cook hit a dual 1000 yard season before guys like David Johnson do it?
- July 8, 2018 at 9:24 pm #21317Vikadan11ModeratorNewbieRank: Newbie
Vikings | Dalvin Cook to catch more passes?
Sun, 08 Jul 2018 18:57:43 -0700
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook was involved in the passing game in various ways during the spring, lining up as a receiver at times.
Dalvin Cook, running back: It has been said before, but the Vikings’ offense will go as far as its run game can carry it. Cook might end up as the team MVP if he is able to pick up where he left off after tearing his ACL last season. Cook averaged 5.2 yards per carry in four games in 2017 and brought a new wrinkle to the offense with his ability to catch passes out of the backfield. In his return this spring, Cook got involved in the passing game again in various different ways, sometimes lining up as a receiver. The sheer amount of what he can do in this offense and the load he’ll carry has a direct impact on how deep the Vikings can go in the playoffs.
Fantasy Tip: Cook showed tons of upside as a rookie in four games before suffering a knee injury, and all signs point to him being on the field for Week 1. Even coming off the injury, he has enough upside to take a chance on as low-end RB1 or high-end RB2.
Source: ESPN.com – Courtney Cronin
- July 8, 2018 at 9:30 pm #21318Vikadan11ModeratorNewbieRank: Newbie
Jhawthorn16 I totally agree with you on Cook ~ The talent is there is he is 100% throughout the season ~ Hopefully, he has kicked the injury bugs a$$ to the curb and he stays healthy until he retires ~ I know it’s not likely for many players in the NFL ~ But I’m still hoping and wishing it to be so ~
- July 12, 2018 at 12:39 pm #21374Micah TweetenParticipantNewbieRank: Newbie
As much as I want to believe that Cook could do it, I think he’ll lose some passing game opportunity to a guy like Roc Thomas who I think could step into at least part of the Jerick McKinnon role (not all of it, as I do think some of that goes to Cook). I think realistically, we could see a 1200 yard rushing, 550 yard receiving type of statline from him, but I don’t know how realistic it is to expect him to even hit 800 yards receiving in a season (at least not yet).
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