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Dalvin Cook will not play in 2020 without a new deal

The Vikings may not have their star running back to start this season.

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According to Adam Schefter, Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook will not play in 2020 until he receives a new contract.

Fantasy Impact

Obviously this is big freaking news as Cook is widely considered to be a top 5 fantasy running back this year. This isn’t new to anyone as it seems each year now some stud running back starts the season holding out looking for a new contract. Last year it was Melvin Gordon and the year before that it was Le’Veon Bell. Hopefully a contract can be agreed upon before the season starts but that could be unlikely. Alexander Mattison suddenly becomes a name to pay a whole lot more attention to. If Cook isn’t ready to go to start the season, it’ll be Mattison’s backfield to run with and there’s a lot of fantasy potential back there.