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Dalvin Cook "Ready To Roll"

Free-agent running back Dalvin Cook said he's "ready to roll" and would like to find a new team before training camp this summer to avoid his struggles in 2023. Cook, the former Minnesota Vikings Pro Bowl RB, signed with the New York Jets in mid-August last year and never got off the ground. He had just 67 carries for 214 yards in 15 games with the Jets before ultimately landing on the Baltimore Ravens' practice squad before taking part in the Divisional Round win over the Houston Texans. The 28-year-old was coming off surgery last year and looked sluggish, averaging a career-worst 3.2 yards per carry. "I feel great, man," Cook said. He should be able to latch on with a team for some veteran depth at the position in the next month or two, but at this point in his career, he's facing an uphill battle to regain any kind of fantasy relevance.

May 23, 2024 6:56 PM EST


Ravens Sign Dalvin Cook To Active Roster

The Baltimore Ravens signed running back Dalvin Cook from their practice squad to the 53-man active roster on Thursday, and he's expected to make his Ravens debut in Saturday's Divisional Round playoff game against the Houston Texans, according to his agency. The Ravens waived running back Melvin Gordon III on Wednesday to open up a roster spot for Cook. Baltimore signed the 28-year-old at the end of the regular season to give them some more depth behind Gus Edwards and Justice Hill after the Ravens' backfield has been lackluster to close out the regular season. It's not like Cook is going to be a savior, though, as he averaged a career-worst 3.2 yards per carry with no touchdowns in 15 games for the New York Jets in 2023. Expect Cook to operate as the No. 3 behind Edwards and Hill on Saturday, giving him very little DFS appeal.

Jan 18, 2024 12:03 PM EST



Ravens Hoping Dalvin Cook Can Contribute In Playoffs

Baltimore Ravens running backs Gus Edwards, Justice Hill and Melvin Gordon III weren't explosive to end the regular season, combining to average 4.0 yards per carry over the last seven games. Edwards also fumbled in his last two games, and Gordon fumbled for the 19th time in his career in Week 18. It all means that the recently signed Dalvin Cook could have a chance to go from the practice squad to making an impact in the playoffs. "We view him as a potentially very valuable weapon on our offense," head coach John Harbaugh said. "Dalvin Cook is a high-pedigree player [and] a highly decorated player." The 28-year-old now has two weeks to learn Baltimore's offense, although his production with the Jets -- career-low 67 carries for 214 yards and no touchdowns -- doesn't make it seem likely that he'll be able to help the Ravens' backfield woes all that much in the playoffs.

Jan 12, 2024 4:27 PM EST


Dalvin Cook Could Have A Role In Postseason

When asked if he sees running back Dalvin Cook as an insurance policy or a serious competitor for snaps in the playoffs, Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said, "We view him as potentially a very valuable weapon for our offense. Dalvin Cook is a high-pedigree player, a highly decorated player. He's still got talent, ability, he's smart, he's in great football shape. He looked very good in practice today. So I think he's going to be a very valuable part of our team in the playoffs." Jets head coach Robert Saleh said something similar about Cook this year, but the 28-year-old didn't look good in 15 games in New York, averaging a career-worst 3.2 yards per carry on 67 carries. At best, he'll be the Ravens' No. 3 behind Gus Edwards and Justice Hill when the team plays in the Divisional Round next weekend.

Jan 10, 2024 7:11 PM EST


Dalvin Cook Expected To Sign With Ravens

Four-time Pro Bowl running back Dalvin Cook is expected to sign with the Baltimore Ravens for the playoffs, according to his agency. Cook was released by the New York Jets earlier this week and will now have 2 1/2 weeks to prepare for Baltimore's Divisional Round game. The 28-year-old will be providing extra depth in the backfield behind Gus Edwards, Justice Hill and Melvin Gordon III for the Ravens as they prepare for what they hope will be a deep postseason run. Unless Edwards or Hill are injured either in Week 18 of the regular season or in the playoffs, Cook probably isn't going to make an impact for fantasy managers. Cook didn't have many opportunities with the Jets, but when he did carry the ball he looked washed up, averaging a career-worst 3.2 yards per carry.

Jan 4, 2024 5:15 PM EST



Dalvin Cook, Jets Mutually Part Ways

The New York Jets are releasing veteran running back Dalvin Cook on Tuesday. The former Pro Bowler and the organization are reportedly parting ways mutually, as Cook looks to sign with a playoff team over the next week or two. Cook has had his worst season in the NFL by far, rushing 67 times for 214 yards (3.2 YPC) and catching 15 passes for 20 yards. He did not reach the end zone during his stint in New York. Ultimately, it would be surprising if any playoff team had a ton of interest in the 28-year-old given his lack of success in 2023. At best, he might end up as a team's RB3 or on a practice squad.

Jan 2, 2024 2:35 PM EST


Dalvin Cook Not On Fantasy Radar In Week 14

New York Jets running back Dalvin Cook was given double-digit opportunities last week and will hope to stay involved in Week 14 against the Houston Texans. Breece Hall (ankle) returned to a limited practice on Friday and is expected to suit up, so Cook will likely retain RB2 duties unless the injury significantly hampers the second-year pro. Even if Cook sees additional touches, they will come against a much improved Houston run defense that has surrendered the fifth-fewest fantasy points per contest to running backs over the past four weeks. The 28-year-old will become a flex option if Hall is surprisingly ruled out, but fantasy managers shouldn't be counting on Cook this Sunday.

Dec 8, 2023 9:05 PM EST


Dalvin Cook Leads Jets In Rushing Against Falcons

New York Jets running back Dalvin Cook turned nine carries into 35 yards and secured one of two targets for 11 yards in a Week 13 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Cook saw double-digit touches for the first time since Week 3 and was more effective on the ground than starter Breece Hall. Given Hall's recent struggles, Cook could continue to see an uptick in opportunities down the stretch. Still, the 28-year-old will not offer much upside for fantasy purposes in New York's putrid offense. A matchup against the Houston Texans awaits in Week 14.

Dec 3, 2023 8:42 PM EST


Dalvin Cook To See More Touches In Week 13?

New York Jets running backs Breece Hall (hamstring) and Dalvin Cook (shoulder) are active in Week 13 against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday after being listed as questionable. Hall will start as usual, but NFL Network's Tom Pelissero said that we shouldn't be surprised if Cook, a four-time Pro Bowler, sees more carries in the Jets backfield. Cook is playing through a shoulder injury, but he's looked better and better in practices. New York's inept offense now being led by quarterback Tim Boyle doesn't give any of the Jets' offensive skill players much fantasy upside, and Cook's potential bigger workload is bad news for Hall's fantasy managers. The 28-year-old Cook is averaging a career-low 3.2 yards per carry on 50 rushing attempts in 2023.

Dec 3, 2023 12:54 PM EST


Dalvin Cook Officially Active Versus Falcons

New York Jets running back Dalvin Cook (shoulder) is officially active for Week 13 versus the Atlanta Falcons. He had been listed as questionable after being a late addition to the practice report on Friday. Despite suiting up Sunday, he'll remain in a backup role behind Breece Hall (hamstring). Cook has been a minimal factor on offense lately, averaging just 2.2 carries and 0.6 receptions over his last five games. He remains off the fantasy radar heading into Week 13 and can be dropped in most redraft leagues.

Dec 3, 2023 11:34 AM EST


Dalvin Cook Expected To Play In Week 13

New York Jets running back Dalvin Cook (shoulder) is expected to play on Sunday versus the Atlanta Falcons, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The veteran had been listed as questionable after being a late addition to the practice report on Friday. It appears he will ultimately suit up, though he'll do so in a backup role behind Breece Hall (hamstring). Cook has been a minimal factor on offense lately, averaging just 2.2 carries and 0.6 receptions over his last five games. He remains off the fantasy radar heading into Week 13.

Dec 3, 2023 8:24 AM EST


Breece Hall, Dalvin Cook Questionable For Week 13

New York Jets running backs Breece Hall (hamstring), Dalvin Cook (shoulder) and rookie Israel Abanikanda (illness) are all listed as questionable to play in Week 13 on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons. The Jets backfield is pretty beat up heading into this weekend, but Hall's and Cook's injuries aren't believed to be too serious, so we'd consider them on the right side of questionable. Hall was able to practice in full on Friday, while Cook and Abanikanda were limited. The Jets offense wasn't much better with quarterback Tim Boyle under center in last Friday's loss to the Miami Dolphins. Hall did nothing on the ground but saved his fantasy day by being heavily involved in the passing attack. That may need to continue for Hall to return RB2 value for his fantasy managers against Atlanta.

Dec 1, 2023 3:15 PM EST


Dalvin Cook "Should Be Fine" For Sunday

New York Jets running back Dalvin Cook (shoulder) is dealing with a shoulder injury but "should be fine" for Sunday's Week 13 contest versus the Atlanta Falcons, according to head coach Robert Saleh. Cook has not been on the team's Week 13 injury report this week, so it's obviously not a big enough concern. Breece Hall (hamstring) has been managing an injury of his own, but he's also fully expected to suit up this weekend and will continue on as the unquestioned lead back for the Jets. The 28-year-old Cook is averaging just 3.24 yards on his 50 rushing attempts this year in New York and is really only useful in deeper fantasy leagues as a handcuff to Hall. Cook hasn't seen more than four carries in a game since Week 5 and still hasn't scored a touchdown in 2023.

Dec 1, 2023 12:13 PM EST


Dalvin Cook Totals Just 21 Yards In Week 12 Loss

New York Jets running back Dalvin Cook continued to be an afterthought in this putrid offense in the 34-13 loss to the division-rival Miami Dolphins on Friday in Week 12. Cook finished the loss with just one carry for two yards and caught two of his three targets for 19 yards in the passing attack. The Jets couldn't do anything on the ground against Miami, totaling 29 rushing yards as a team (25 from Breece Hall). The 28-year-old Cook remains a distant second on the RB depth chart behind Hall, and in an offense now led by quarterback Tim Boyle, there's absolutely zero upside for Cook in his current role. At best, Cook is merely a handcuff option for fantasy managers that have Hall rostered in deeper leagues. Cook is averaging a career-low 3.2 yards per carry for 162 rushing yards and no TDs on 50 attempts in 2023.

Nov 25, 2023 12:52 PM EST


Jets Looking To Give Dalvin Cook More Touches?

New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh hinted that the team is going to look to get running back Dalvin Cook more touches behind Breece Hall moving forward. "I feel like his legs are alive ... getting him a role is a priority," Saleh said. Cook had 13 carries in the season opener with the team easing Hall in from his torn ACL suffered last year. Since then, Cook hasn't seen double-digit carries and is averaging just 3.13 yards per attempt on the ground. He looked more spry in the Week 10 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders, though, carrying four times for 26 yards (6.50 yards per tote). Hall is going to remain the lead back for the Jets, though, and the offense isn't moving the ball consistently enough to allow for much more work for Cook. We'll believe in a bigger role for Cook only when we see it happen.

Nov 17, 2023 12:06 PM EST


Dalvin Cook A Non-Factor Against Raiders

New York Jets running back Dalvin Cook rushed four times for 26 yards and failed to catch his lone target in the Sunday Night Football loss to the Las Vegas Raiders. With Breece Hall fully healthy, Cook is no longer on the fantasy football radar. The former Minnesota Viking has totaled 147 yards on 47 carries and fewer than 50 yards on 10 receptions this year. Although Hall hasn't been efficient in recent weeks, he's clearly the bell cow back. Cook might not even be worth stashing in fantasy football. In a Zach Wilson-led offense, Cook would likely have limited value even if his workload sees an uptick down the stretch.

Nov 13, 2023 2:15 PM EST


Dalvin Cook Could Be Traded

New York Jets running back Dalvin Cook is reportedly frustrated with his current role on the team. That's fair considering Cook only has 39 rushing attempts for 109 yards on the season. The Jets have committed to Breece Hall has their workhorse back, which leaves little room for Cook in the backfield. The 28-year-old signed a one-year $7 million deal with the Jets this offseason. Now, Cook plans to discuss a possible trade with ownership ahead of the October 31st trade deadline. At this point, a trade would only help Cook's value as he basically doesn't have any right now with the Jets.

Oct 27, 2023 9:24 AM EST


Dalvin Cook Sees Minimal Role Again

New York Jets running back Dalvin Cook once again took a clear back seat to lead back Breece Hall in the surprising Week 6 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Cook carried the ball only three times for 12 yards and caught his only target for a two-yard gain in the passing game. Hall, meanwhile, had a team-high 12 rushing attempts for 39 yards and a touchdown and caught five passes for 54 yards. In the last two weeks, Cook has been out-touched 42 to 10 by Hall. Fantasy managers shouldn't expect much different when the Jets come out of their Week 7 bye to face the New York Giants in Week 8. Hall looks completely healthy, and Cook hasn't earned more work anyway, averaging a career-worst 2.8 yards per carry on his 39 rushing attempts (109 scoreless yards) through six games. Cook is nothing more than a handcuff for those that have Hall rostered.

Oct 16, 2023 12:37 PM EST


Dalvin Cook Draws Tough Matchup In Week 6

New York Jets running back Dalvin Cook was given just six total touches in each of his last two games and has a difficult test in Week 6 against the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles have allowed the fewest fantasy points per game to opposing running backs this season. With Breece Hall no longer playing on a snap count, Cook should not be expected to receive many opportunities. The 28-year-old cannot be trusted in starting fantasy lineups and can be dropped in most redraft formats.

Oct 13, 2023 8:17 PM EST


Dalvin Cook Not A Fantasy Option In Week 5

New York Jets running back Dalvin Cook has been inefficient to start the 2023 campaign and will look to get back on track in a Week 5 matchup against the Denver Broncos. The Broncos have allowed the most rushing yards and the most fantasy points to running backs so far this season, but it's difficult to project Cook for a meaningful workload, especially with Breece Hall no longer on a snap count. The veteran should be viewed as merely a handcuff at this point and should not be started in fantasy lineups on Sunday.

Oct 6, 2023 10:20 PM EST