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It sounds like you are having a bit of a rough first year of fantasy football. 

Non-Dalvin owner who has been holding all year for this opportunity. Now watch the game get cancelled because of the Falcon's Covid, and I never get a chance to deploy him....

Cook would have stayed in more on third down and caught more passes as  a result. The problem isn't that Mattison didn't run a ton; the problem is that after the team fell behind and gave up on the ru

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Alexander Mattison rushed 10 times for 26 yards in the Vikings' Week 6 loss to the Falcons.

Mattison only added one catch for four yards, too. The matchup was ideal on paper, but that quickly changed when Kirk Cousins threw three interceptions. Bad game script ruined Mattison's chances of providing RB1 value because Mike Boone and Ameer Abdullah rotated in on obvious passing downs. It was a total dud. Mattison won't have any standalone value for at least the next two weeks with the Vikings heading into their bye. Dalvin Cook is expected to be fully healthy for Week 8.

Oct 18, 2020, 4:08 PM ET

 

 

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4 hours ago, BigDave said:

My opponent who is 5-0 and last in waiver order somehow got him this week. I was pissed, but it turned out great 😁

I had waiver pick 2 this week, my 4-1 opponent had 3. I knew he needed a RB, but I hate to burn waiver picks on one week rentals, so I took Brandin Cooks instead (he got dropped last week).

That was the deciding swing in my favor. Even better, he sat Rojo to play Mattison.  🙂

 

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1 hour ago, RushHour said:

A bit of a kick in the nuts for those of us non-Cook owners stashing him for just this opportunity.

A bit of a kick in the nuts for those of us Cook owners stashing him for just this opportunity.

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Alexander Mattison ran 13 pass routes and saw two targets in the Vikings' Week 6 loss to the Falcons. 

Mattison caught his lone target for four yards. Ameer Abdullah ran 12 routes and saw one target, while Mike Boone ran three routes and got one target. Mattison's role in the Minnesota offense without Dalvin Cook was more game script sensitive than many had assumed. Facing a big deficit for most of the game, the Vikings gave Mattison a meager ten rushes. He once again becomes a bench stash in 12 and 14-team leagues with Cook expected to be ready to go coming off the team's Week 7 bye week. 

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Oct 19, 2020, 10:06 AM ET

 

 

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1 hour ago, Rubi said:

Do you think Cook would have had these numbers in the same situation?

Cook would have stayed in more on third down and caught more passes as  a result. The problem isn't that Mattison didn't run a ton; the problem is that after the team fell behind and gave up on the run they substituted him for Abdullah and Boone.  It was the lost receptions that hurt the most and Cook would have had all of them.

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Yeah I was hearing that Atlantas defense was particularly weak against RBs as receivers. Part of the reason why may be how often they blitz. 

The Vikings didn't really attack their defense like this until later in the game and they were using Abdullah and Boone more on the plays that they did.

Not sure why. Mattison can catch the ball and has done well on screens before. But that is what they did.

What this experience has reminded me of, is that its easier for a RB to come off the bench and have success when another RB has already been carving the defense up and wearing them down.

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16 hours ago, az_prof said:

Cook would have stayed in more on third down and caught more passes as  a result. The problem isn't that Mattison didn't run a ton; the problem is that after the team fell behind and gave up on the run they substituted him for Abdullah and Boone.  It was the lost receptions that hurt the most and Cook would have had all of them.

I can agree with that,thanks

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Alexander Mattison (appendectomy) won't play in Week 14 against the Buccaneers.

He's considered week-to-week since he hasn't practiced since going under the knife a few weeks back. Mattison's absence on Sunday allowed Dalvin Cook to churn for a career-high 32 carries and 38 total touches, inevitably paving the way for a similar touch count this upcoming weekend against the Buccaneers.

SOURCE: Chris Tomasson on Twitter

Dec 11, 2020, 1:42 PM ET

 

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Alexander Mattison (appendectomy) is questionable for Week 15 against the Bears. 

Mattison returned to practice Thursday after missing Week 14 following his appendectomy. Mike Boone and Ameer Abdullah have split leftover touches behind Dalvin Cook the past two games, but that won't be the case if Mattison is able to return this week against Chicago. Mattison is a bench stash for now. 

SOURCE: Minnesota Vikings on Twitter 

Dec 18, 2020, 2:15 PM ET

 

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Alexander Mattison (concussion) is practicing Wednesday.

Mattison has touched the ball just seven times since Week 9 thanks to an appendectomy, concussion, and Dalvin Cook's bell cow usage. But with Cook (personal) out for Week 17, it puts Mattison in the RB1/2 conversation for Week 17 fantasy players in a dream matchup against the Lions' broken defense. We doubt Mattison gets Cook's usage, but he should split time with Mike Boone and/or Ameer Abdullah and is a good bet for a touchdown.

SOURCE: Chris Tomasson on Twitter

Dec 30, 2020, 3:04 PM ET

 

 

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Alexander Mattison rushed 21 times for 95 yards and one touchdown and caught all three targets for 50 yards and one touchdown in the Vikings' Week 17 win over the Lions.

It was a forgettable second-year season for Mattison outside of the Week 17 blow-up spot against the league's worst rushing defense. He busted (30 scoreless yards) in a Week 6 start and barely mixed in behind Dalvin Cook whenever the bellcow was healthy. Mattison also missed three games due to an appendectomy and concussion. Despite all this, Mattison managed to average 4.5 yards per carry for the second-straight season and remains one of the better insurance bets in redraft formats. Cook just isn’t going anywhere for at least two more seasons for those holding onto Mattison in dynasty circles. At least both Mike Boone and Ameer Abdullah are off the Vikings’ books for 2021.

- Rotoworld

 

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