Fantasy Decisions: Vikings’ Dalvin Cook vs. Seahawks’ Eddie Lacy

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In this installment of Fantasy Football Decisions, we
break down and compare Vikings rookie running back Dalvin Cook and
Seahawks offseason addition Eddie Lacy. Cook, a second round draft
pick out of Florida State University, is a player some have
compared to Fantasy Football legend Jamaal Charles. Last season as
a Seminole, Cook had well over 2,000 yards of total offense. Cook
ran for more than six yards per carry and his receptions averaged
over 14 yards. Cook is one of the top running backs in this rookie
class. He is right up there with Leonard Fournette, Joe Mixon, and
Christian McCaffrey. Cook would have likely been a first round pick
if it wasn’t for a poor combine and off-field issues from years
ago. Although Latavius Murray signed with the Vikings in the
offseason, expect Cook to be the alpha male in the Minnesota
running game from Week 1 and the guy you want for Fantasy Football
purposes.

Eddie Lacy and Fantasy Football owners have issues they need to
work on. Lacy’s final two seasons in Green Bay were filled with
injuries and struggles with his weight. Lacy will have a chance to
redeem himself this season in Seattle. Thomas Rawls will not be
able to keep Lacy out of the starting lineup. Second-year back C.J.
Prosise has talent but is more of a third-down guy. Lacy will once
again have an opportunity to prove it on the field. The problem
with Lacy in recent years is staying on the field and getting a
full complement of touches. In drafts so far this season, Cook is
going off the board around running back 20. Those are lofty
expectations for the rookie from Liberty City, Miami. Lacy, on the
other hand, has a NFFC ADP of 78 overall and is the 29th running
back going off draft boards. Is Lacy and steal and the unproven
Cook a reach? Find out in Executive Decisions.

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