Mattison finished the 2019 regular season with 100 carries for 462 yards and one touchdown while catching 10 passes for 82 yards in 13 games. The 21-year-old worked as Minnesota's No. 2 running back for most of the season and performed well, but he was unfortunately sidelined for Dalvin Cook's late-season, two-game absence, losing a chance to work as the starter. Overal, it was a solid rookie campaign for Mattison, but his fantasy prospects for 2020 remain limited with Cook still under contract and primed to be the feature back.
Mattison rushed five times for 20 yards and caught one of two targets for 10 yards in Sunday's wild-card win over the Saints. Mattison missed the final three regular-season games while dealing with a high-ankle sprain, but he didn't report any lingering effects following the playoff contest. "I felt good out there," Mattison said, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. "I warmed up the right way, prepared the right way and so everything felt good." His limited workload was likely due to Dalvin Cook -- who logged 31 touches -- returning to action after a shoulder injury. With Cook still healthy, Mattison will continue to work as the No. 2 in the divisional round versus San Francisco.
Mattison (ankle) practiced fully Wednesday. Top back Dalvin Cook (shoulder) also logged a full session Wednesday, which sets for Mattison to work as an understudy in Sunday's wild-card matchup with the Saints after both were sidelined for the final two games of the regular season. The rookie third-round pick played 15.4 snaps per game over his 13 appearances, finishing with 100 carries for 462 yards and a touchdown and 10 receptions for 82 yards on 12 targets.
Mattison (ankle) expects to play in Sunday's wild-card game at New Orleans, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. The same goes for Dalvin Cook (shoulder), who also missed the final two games of the regular season. Both running backs are expected to practice Wednesday, but it isn't clear if they'll be full or limited participants.
Mattison (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bears. While continuing to manage the ankle injury, Mattison was unable to advance beyond limited participation in practice this week. Because the Vikings are already locked in as the NFC's No. 6 seed entering Sunday, Mattison won't be asked to play through the injury with the playoffs on the horizon. Both Mattison and Dalvin Cook (shoulder) should be ready to go for the wild-card round, but Mike Boone and Ameer Abdullah will headline the Minnesota backfield in the meaningless regular-season finale.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/13||Green Bay Packers||26||21.22|
|8||11/01||@Green Bay Packers||26||21.22|
|14||12/13||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||1||10.63|
|16||12/25||@New Orleans Saints||5||13.24|
|3 Year Avg||100||462||1||10||82||0||58|