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Dalvin Cook ruled out for Week 17, Alexander Mattison is questionable

The Vikings will likely be down to their third string running back in Week 17. We break down the daily fantasy football implications.

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook is defended by Los Angeles Chargers cornerback Casey Hayward and outside linebacker Kyzir White during the first quarter at Dignity Health Sports Park. Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Vikings have nothing to play for in their Week 17 finale against the Chicago Bears, with their spot as the No. 6 locked up. They are expected to rest several starters, and that will include running back Dalvin Cook. The Vikings officially ruled him out on Friday, but expect him to be fine for the playoffs, according to NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport.

Backup running back Alexander Mattison is listed as questionable for the game due to his ankle injury. The team is treating Week 17 like a mini-bye, so it would not be surprising for Mattison to get the week off even if he could go. Look for Mike Boone to get the start at running back against the Bears.

Boone is one of the better DraftKings running back values this week at $5,300. The Bears bring a decent defense to the table, ranking 14th against running backs in DKFP allowed. The Vikings are going to want to control the clock and get through this game as healthy as possible. With Sean Mannion expected to start in place of Kirk Cousins, look for Boone to be busy all day long and a strong volume play.