Alexander Mattison

#25 RB / Minnesota Vikings / EXP: 0YRS Height: 5-11 Weight: 221 lb Age: 21 College: Boise State Bye 12
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Player Outlook

Alexander Mattison has a great chance to back up Dalvin Cook in Minnesota this season and beyond. A strong, well-built runner with good hands, Mattison had back-to-back 1,300-total-yard campaigns at Boise State with 30 total touchdowns. To get those numbers, he needed 514 carries and 55 catches, volume he won't see in 2019. However, Cook has missed time in each of his first two seasons, so Mattison should see some action at some point assuming he's the Vikings' No. 2 runner. He's not a burner and needs a lot of touches to be an impactful running back. Drafting him in Round 10 and beyond as the handcuff to Cook seems like a good idea in seasonal leagues. He'll get taken in the same spot in dynasty/keeper leagues and will find his way into Round 2 (maybe early Round 3) in rookie-only drafts.

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  • The Vikings selected Mattison in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 102nd overall. Mattison (5-foot-11, 221 pounds) is a well-built running back who served as a workhorse for Boise State the last two years, totaling 2,501 yards (4.9 YPC) and 29 touchdowns over that span while adding 55 catches for 457 yards and a touchdown. His rushing production was voluminous but not as explosive as the usual Boise State standard -- a player like Jeremy McNichols was far more effective, for instance -- and Mattison lacks speed overall (4.67-second 40). However, he's at least quite strong and offers some short-area burst (127-inch broad jump), so he could provide useful snaps when the Vikings want to keep Dalvin Cook out of harm's way. Assuming the Minnesota running back depth chart remains unchanged moving forward, Mattison is probably the favorite to serve as Cook's backup in 2019, though Mike Boone should not be counted out for the time being.

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Completed Games

WK OPP RUATT RUYD RUTD RECPT REYD RETD FPTS
PROJECTION 121 496 4 18 158 1 90

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Scheduled Games

WK DATE OPP OPP RANK OPP FPTS
1 09/08 Atlanta Falcons 27 21.13
2 09/15 @Green Bay Packers 19 18.13
3 09/22 Oakland Raiders 25 20.25
4 09/29 @Chicago Bears 1 11.35
5 10/06 @New York Giants 23 19.88
6 10/13 Philadelphia Eagles 9 16.33
7 10/20 @Detroit Lions 11 17.00
8 10/25 Washington Redskins 12 17.00
9 11/03 @Kansas City Chiefs 31 23.78
10 11/11 @Dallas Cowboys 15 17.33
11 11/17 Denver Broncos 21 19.13
12 BYE - - -
13 12/03 @Seattle Seahawks 17 17.71
14 12/08 Detroit Lions 11 17.00
15 12/16 @Los Angeles Chargers 24 20.00
16 12/24 Green Bay Packers 19 18.13
17 12/29 Chicago Bears 1 11.35