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When the week first began, it seemed like there was a good chance that Dalvin Cook would suit up for the Minnesota Vikings in their big Week 3 game against the Seattle Seahawks.
But as each day passed, Cook‘s ankle injury prevented him from participating in each of the three practice sessions the Vikings held this week. Despite the Minnesota running back not practicing all week, the team still listed him as questionable for Sunday’s matchup with the Seahawks.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t sound like the Vikings will have Cook out on the field when they attempt to get their first win over Seattle since 2009.
As the week progressed, there was a less confident tone that Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook would play in Sunday’s home game against the Seattle Seahawks due to a sprained ankle, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Cook, who was listed as questionable, missed practice all week because of the injury. He was getting hours of treatment throughout the day on Saturday in an attempt to make it back, but it was considered “unlikely” he would play, a source said.
Cook was injured with 9:52 remaining in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 34-33 loss to the Arizona Cardinals when he was tackled low by defensive end J.J. Watt. He was momentarily replaced by backup running back Alexander Mattison but returned for the Vikings’ final two series.
Cook finished with 131 yards on 22 carries.
Sunday will mark the first game with fans at U.S. Bank Stadium in 636 days.
Fantasy Injury Updates: Latest news on Dalvin Cook, Darrell Henderson, D’Andre Swift affecting Week 3 start-sit decisions
Fantasy football owners have already gotten bad RB injury news this week, as Christian McCaffrey exited his Week 3 game early because of a hamstring injury. But we can’t worry about that now — we have to look forward to Sunday’s action. Unfortunately, Josh Jacobs (toe, ankle) and Elijah Mitchell (shoulder) are both “doubtful,” and even worse, Dalvin Cook, Darrell Henderson, and D’Andre Swift have dreaded “questionable” tags. Henderson seems more doubtful and Swift feels more probable, but Cook is the true game-time decision that everyone will be watching. While you wait to see if Cook is playing, we’ll be updating this article with the latest news you can make your Week 3 fantasy start ’em, sit ’em decisions with confidence.
Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said on Friday that running back Dalvin Cook was “doing much better” and that Cook could play despite being listed as a non-participant in practice all week with an ankle injury.
Cook was listed as questionable and a report on Sunday morning puts him on the wrong side of that decision. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Cook is considered unlikely to play heading into the game
Dalvin Cook is on the Vikings’ final injury report for Week 3. We break down what it means for fantasy football roster decisions.
Game day update: Cook did not practice all week due to a sprained ankle and is considered unlikely to play going into pre-game warmups, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook showed up on Friday’s injury report with a questionable designation headed into this Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks. Cook did not practice on Wednesday and Thursday this week, but did get in some work on Friday — though he’s still listed as a non-participant for that day’s session. It’s shaping up like Cook’s status will be a game-time decision for Minnesota.
NFL injury report, Week 3: Dalvin Cook, DeAndre Hopkins, Josh Jacobs, Darrell Henderson lead the list
This week’s injury report features some of the game’s biggest offensive producers. Here’s a look at the list for Week 3.
This week’s injury report is a longer one, featuring some key offensive players. For fantasy football, you’ll need to keep a close eye on the news throughout the weekend to confirm who’s in and who’s out for Week 3.
The most notable name on the list in Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook. He’s got an ankle injury, and did not participate in practice all week. Head coach Mike Zimmer made it sound as if Cook would be able to play through it this week against the Seahawks, but it could come down to a game-time decision. If he can’t go, backup Alexander Mattison would take the lead.
Raiders running back Josh Jacobs is doubtful, and could miss his second straight game. 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell is also doubtful, and the team could be leaning on rookie Trey Sermon, who just cleared the concussion protocol, to lead the backfield.
Cook (ankle) appears unlikely to play in Sunday’s game against the Seahawks, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
The report notes that the running back, who didn’t practice this past week, underwent treatment on his sprained ankle Saturday in the hope of giving it a go in Week 3, but at this stage it looks like the Vikings are preparing to turn to Alexander Mattison versus Seattle. For his part, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network suggests that even if Cook does end up suiting up for Sunday’s 4:25 ET kickoff, he’d likely be very limited.
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — When the Vikings take the field at U.S. Bank Stadium Sunday to the roar of fans for the first time in nearly two years, they’ll likely be without one of their best players.
Backup Alexander Mattison is likely to be the starter if Cook is indeed out.
Cook has 192 yards and one touchdown in two games so far this year.
The Vikings have lost their last seven games against the Seahawks. Their last win over Seattle came in 2009. The team is off to an 0-2 start this season, losing two heartbreakers to the Cincinnati Bengals and Arizona Cardinals.
Sunday’s game is the first with fans at U.S. Bank Stadium since the COVID-19 pandemic began.