Down Goes Dalvin
Outside of Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey, Dalvin Cook has been this year's top performer in fantasy football. The Vikings rusher is the number two scorer for the running back position thanks to a league high 12 rushing touchdowns (tied with McCaffrey). Cook is also fifth in the league with 1,046 rushing yards and fourth with 490 receiving yards. His 18.8 fantasy points per game (standard scoring) is the second best average right behind McCaffrey's 23.1.
So when Cook left the team's match-up in Week 13 against the Seahawks with a shoulder injury, fantasy football players getting ready for the fantasy playoffs feared they lost their most productive player. Luckily that doesn't seem to be the case as Cook's injury is reportedly minor.
Former Eagles running back Brian Westbrook was a do-it-all running back, just like the Vikings third year back. Westbrook scored over 1,400 fantasy points during his nine year career and picked up more than 10,270 yards from scrimmage. The Philadelphia legend joined Jim Cramer on Bull Market fantasy and discussed Cook's rehab process and what it will take for him to be active in Week 14.
Westbrook pointed out the biggest problem Cook is facing is the fact he's playing on a short week considering the Vikings played on Monday Night Football. That gives the Minnesota star one less day to rest, rehab, and heal.
Westbrook added that he does expect Cook to be in action, especially with the Vikings fighting for a playoff birth but admits he's unsure how healthy Cook will be for the team's match-up against the Lions.
If you had Dalvin Cook on your team, would you be worried about using him in Week 14? Let us know in the comments below.