Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison Injury Update Continues to Boost Mike Boone Fantasy Outlook for Week 17

Mike Boone runs the ball in Week 16 against the Packers.
Mike Boone runs the ball in Week 16 against the Packers. / Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

The top two running backs for the Minnesota Vikings are both dealing with injuries. Dalvin Cook has been battling a shoulder injury for a while, and Alexander Mattison has an injured ankle. These injuries kept both running backs out last week against the Green Bay Packers, but a positive injury update for both players should have Vikings fans optimistic for the playoffs.

Both Cook and Mattison were labeled as limited participants for Wednesday’s walk-through practice. This is a positive update, as neither back was able to practice at all in Week 16

This positive injury update should leave Vikings fans optimistic about both players being read for their playoff game in two weeks. However, it would not be surprising to see the team hold both players out for their Week 17 game against the Bears, as the Vikings are locked in as the six seed in the NFC.

This means that, once again, Mike Boone is in line to serve as the team's starting RB to close out the regular season.

Our Week 17 PPR fantasy football rankings account for both Cook and Mattison sitting out to get healthy for the playoffs. This lifts Boone to a ranking of RB28 in a tough matchup against the Bears.

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