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Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook, the number 2 ranked fantasy running back, missed practice for the third straight day Thursday. Cook suffered a groin injury in week 5 against the Seattle Seahawks.

With another missed practice, it is expected Cook will not play in week 6 against the Falcons. The Vikings have a bye in week 7 which will hopefully give him enough recovery time to return on November 1st against the Packers.

Alexander Mattison, who looked great in relief last week, is in line to start. Mattison rushed 20 times for 112 yards and added 3 catches for 24 yards against Seattle. His rostered percentage in ESPN fantasy leagues has already increased by 33.3%, but he might still be available in your league. If he is, he is a must pick up and must start this week.

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