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Dalvin Cook Looks Like He’s in the Best Shape of His Career

Max Staley
Dalvin Cook looks to be in the best shape of his NFL career.
Dalvin Cook looks to be in the best shape of his NFL career. / Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images
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At the beginning of the offseason, there was some legitimate concern about a potential Dalvin Cook holdout. A move like that has had varying effects on running backs, but the results weren't pretty last year.

Ezekiel Elliott looked a lot less dynamic, averaging a career-worst 84.8 rushing yards per game, and Melvin Gordon posted his worst per-game marks (51.0 rushing yards, 24.7 receiving yards) since his disastrous rookie season. Thankfully, Cook is back in camp, ending the holdout crisis.

But not only is Cook back, it looks like he's in the best shape of his life. Take a look at this photo.

Dalvin Cook looks insanely jacked.
Dalvin Cook looks insanely jacked. / Reddit/u/linferno21

It's going to be tough to bring that guy down in 2020. That was certainly the case last year, as Cook tallied 1,654 yards from scrimmage and 13 total touchdowns.

If he somehow takes another step forward this year, the Minnesota Vikings' offense could be even more dangerous than they were in 2019.


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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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