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What to do with Dalvin Cook in Week 16 of the fantasy football playoffs

We go over the fantasy football outlook of Dalvin Cook ahead of the Vikings Week 16 matchup against the Saints.

Dalvin Cook #33 of the Minnesota Vikings runs with the ball during the first half against the Chicago Bears at U.S. Bank Stadium on December 20, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

Dalvin Cook may have carried you to the fantasy football playoffs, but can he help lead you to a championship in Week 16? We break down Cook’s Week 16 outlook as the fantasy community looks to snag a W in this very important week.

Fantasy Football analysis: Vikings RB Dalvin Cook

You don’t need much analysis for this one. Cook is in your lineup. He’s averaged 26 touches and 141 scrimmage yards per game. He leads the league with 63 avoided tackles and ties Derrick Henry with 15 rushing touchdowns on one fewer game. The Bucs defense has allowed just 3.8 yards per rushing attempt and are giving up a league-low 15 fantasy points per game to opposing RBs. It doesn’t matter, though. Dalvin Cook is a different breed.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

You’re already starting Dalvin Cook. Rest assured, if there is anyone who’s worried, there’s no safer option in fantasy football for Week 16.