Dalvin Cook Injury Update Supports Fantasy Outlook in Week 4

Larry Rupp
Dalvin Cook's injury update supports his fantasy outlook in Week 4.
Dalvin Cook's injury update supports his fantasy outlook in Week 4. / Norm Hall/Getty Images

Running back Dalvin Cook was forced to miss Week 3 due to an ankle injury, but things are trending in the right direction for Week 4. The Minnesota Vikings' playmaker is expected to suit up against the Cleveland Browns barring any setbacks in his pre-game warmups.

Dalvin Cook Fantasy Outlook

Cook has been able to be a limited participant in practice this week after originally being labeled questionable to play on Sunday. It's possible the Vikings decide to ease him back into action, which means backup Alexander Mattison could take on a few more carries than he usually does.

That doesn't mean Cook won't have another big game, though. The Pro Bowler has rushed for 192 yards through two games played and has also hauled in 8 catches. It's early on, but keeping up that kind of pace would shatter Cook's career-high receptions mark of 63 set back in 2019.

The Vikings are in for a battle on Sunday afternoon slated as small 1-point home underdogs against the Browns. While Cleveland has been tough against the run, Cook has proven to be matchup-proof at this point. Keep in mind Cook has seen 2 red zone touches in each of his two games played this year.

It's worth monitoring how Cook looks and feels during warmups, but fantasy managers cannot afford to bench him this week. The 26-year-old remains a certified stud and checks in at RB1 in The Duel's Week 4 fantasy football rankings.

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