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Dalvin Cook injury: What status means for Week 3 fantasy football

Dalvin Cook is on the Vikings' final injury report for Week 3. We break down what it means for fantasy football roster decisions.

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Update — Cook is officially inactive for Week 3 vs. the Seahawks. Mattison should start and get the bulk of the carries for Minnesota.

Game day update: Cook did not practice all week due to a sprained ankle and is considered unlikely to play going into pre-game warmups, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook showed up on Friday’s injury report with a questionable designation headed into this Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks. Cook did not practice on Wednesday and Thursday this week, but did get in some work on Friday — though he’s still listed as a non-participant for that day’s session. It’s shaping up like Cook’s status will be a game-time decision for Minnesota.

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Head coach Mike Zimmer made comments earlier in the week that would suggest Cook will play. The coach pointed out the team’s need to get a win, and said of Cook: “Dalvin’s a tough guy. If he can’t play, there’s a reason why he’s not playing. But he makes us go, so we’re going to continue to play him.”

Still, short of a confirmation, the Vikings would lean on Alexander Mattison if Cook can’t play this week. It would be a surprise if Cook did not suit up, given Zimmer’s comments, but you will need to keep a close eye on the news.