Take a second to support RotoHeat on Patreon!I have been playing Fantasy Football since 2007, and Dynasty since 2013. Therefore, it was no surprise when Adam Schefter reported that a source told ESPN that Minnesota Vikings’ running back Dalvin Cook would be the next holdout and would not be participating in any more team activities until he receives a “reasonable extension.”The instant reaction, understandably, focused on Cook, but it also has huge ramifications on the outlook for second-year running back Alexander Mattison in 2020. But there is one element that can help set a good fantasy football team owner aside from a great one – running back handcuffs.In a sense, people can attach negative connotations to handcuffs, as they are seen as potentially wasting a roster spot, just in case there is that injury to a star running back that immediately thrusts a backup into a starting role and into the spotlight.
User account menu. With there being a good chance of Cook moving on next offseason, investing heavily would leave you at risk of him ending up in a less favorable situation when the 2021 season starts. Cook holding out into the regular season would have hypothetically made Mattison an enticing draft pick.Sign up for the Vikings Wire newsletter to get our top stories in your inbox every morningThe Vikings are a team known for being close to the salary cap limit as of late.
This player has two separate values: one tied to the Dalvin Cook owner and one as a standalone back. Should Dalvin Cook settle his contract issues with the Vikings or simply play out his final season, expect Mattison to revert back to the role he held in 2019.All dynasty managers that own a share of Dalvin Cook should seek to acquire a share of Alexander Mattison as well.Alexander Mattison’s dynasty outlook is going to remain directly linked to Dalvin Cook as long as they share the same locker room. With Cook holding a 1.6 ADP in most fantasy drafts, Mattison holds nothing more than a simple handcuff value that should not be looked to anywhere before the 10th round.
Alexander Mattison. Which players will make the team?
Discussion. The team recently ended up there again after it traded for defensive end Yannick Ngakoue.Ngakoue reportedly took a pay cut, but the Vikings couldn't have had too much space.Then, the Vikings reportedly restructured with tackle Riley Reiff.
Which ones are out of luck? In 2018 Mattison was the Offensive MVP of the Mountain West Conference Football Championship Game after rushing for 200 yards and a touchdown. In his final season as a junior in 2018, he led the Broncos with 1,415 yards on 302 carries with 17 touchdowns in 13 games. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Dynasty Leagues are growing and many players are delving in for the first time. Mattison’s 100 rushing attempts ranked second on the team, doubling up on Mike Boone’s 49 attempts. 16. There’s no guarantees here, but if Mattison is given a crack at the Vikings lead-back role then RB1 numbers are well within the realm of possibilities. Alexander Mattison's fantasy value is measured by his average draft position (ADP) in fantasy football mock drafts.In recent drafts, Mattison's current ADP is 8.09, which indicates that his fantasy outlook is in the 9th pick of the 8th round, and 93rd selection overall. However, that underperformance was largely driven by a lack of opportunities to score touchdowns, as he scored just one all season.
In 2019, aided by the seventh-best offensive line by adjusted line yards according to With all of this in mind, investing in Cook is a risky proposition that has high upside but also has the potential to end in disaster.