The Minnesota Vikings have ruled out star running back Dalvin Cook, but his back-up Alexander Mattison might be able to go. The rookie is marked as questionable for “Monday Night Football” with an ankle injury.
#GBvsMIN injury report
OUT: Dalvin Cook
QUESTIONABLE: Alexander Mattison
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) December 21, 2019
Cook has rushed for 1,135 yards and 13 touchdowns while adding receiving yards. That’s the kind of production you miss in a game with potential playoff seeding implications.
Who replaces Dalvin Cook?
With Cook out, the question for the Vikings — as well as millions of fantasy football players — will be who picks up 21.6 touches per game this season on Monday against the Green Bay Packers.
Before Saturday, the thought was third-string running back Mike Boone would see the bulk of the action. Mattison being marked as only questionable means there’s a reasonable chance he plays, however, and you’d thing he’d get a decent amount of carries as well. Additionally, former Detroit Lions running back Ameer Abdullah is in the mix.
The result of a multitude of fantasy championships could hinge on the answer.
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