Cook (hamstring) rushed 10 times for 89 yards and caught all four of his targets for 20 more in Sunday's 24-9 win over the Lions.
The majority of Cook's yardage came on a 70-yard run in the second quarter, but he got tackled on the five-yard line. Prior to that, Cook watched fellow running back Latavius Murray score from one yard out in the first quarter. Minnesota unsurprisingly eased Cook back in, giving both him and Murray 10 carries apiece in the second-year running back's first action since Week 4. Expect the workload distribution to skew much more heavily in Cook's favor coming out of the team's Week 10 bye.
Cook (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game against the Lions.
Passing a pregame warmup was the final hurdle for Cook to get past before gaining clearance for his first action since Week 3. After missing five of his last six contests, he isn't expected to play more than 15-to-20 offensive snaps, making it difficult to forecast his carry count. Cook will otherwise yield the remaining work out of the backfield to Latavius Murray.
Cook (hamstring) remains listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Lions but appears likely to play, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Krammer's report essentially matches what Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com relayed Friday, with the Vikings likely to ease Cook back from a four-game absence with around 15 to 20 offensive snaps. Cook's return won't be confirmed until he completes pregame warmups without a setback, so expect another update on his status to come approximately 90 minutes before the 1 p.m. EST kickoff, when the Vikings release their inactive list. Latavius Murray is still expected to handle the bulk of the touches and snaps out of the backfield, but his fantasy ceiling would be lower if Cook is available for a handful of plays.
Cook (hamstring) is expected to play around 15-to-20 snaps in Sunday's game against the Lions, but he'll first need to make it through pregame warmups without incident, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com.
The Vikings had a similar plan back in Week 6 against the Cardinals, only to scrap it in favor of a heavy dose of Latavius Murray after Cook ran into some trouble during pregame warmups. The second-year pro is tentatively expected to return from a four-game absence on the heels of limited practice participation throughout the week, with multiple Vikings beat reporters suggesting his role will be quite limited. There's still some potential for a productive outing, considering Cook has 130 touches on 294 career snaps (44.2 percent) heading into a matchup with a Detroit defense ranked 30th in yards allowed per carry (5.1) and 32nd in rushing yards allowed per game (144.6). The final word on Cook's availability probably won't be known until the Vikings release their inactive list at 11:30 a.m. EST on Sunday.
Cook (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Lions.
Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune relayed earlier Friday that Cook is expected to return from a four-game absence and handle a limited role alongside backfield mate Latavius Murray, with the caveat that Minnesota had the same plan for Week 6 against Arizona. The Vikings instead ruled Cook out for that contest after his hamstring felt tight in pregame warmups, with the second-year player subsequently missing the next two games. It's only reasonable to expect another game-time call on Cook's status ahead of Sunday's 1 p.m. EST kickoff. It will be tough to trust either Murray or Cook in fantasy lineups if the latter is cleared to play, though the duo draws a favorable matchup with a Detroit defense that has allowed 5.1 yards per carry and 144.6 rushing yards per game this season.
|Bye: Week 10|
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|13||12/2/18||@ NE||4:25 pm|
|14||12/10/18||@ SEA||8:15 pm|
|16||12/23/18||@ DET||1:00 pm|
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