Minnesota Vikings Fantasy Start/Sit: Week 10 vs. Dallas Cowboys

(Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Dalvin Cook
(Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Dalvin Cook /
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(Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Dalvin Cook
(Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Dalvin Cook /

Vikings to start in Week 10:

Dalvin Cook – RB

Even with Frank Clark and Chris Jones returning from injury last week for the Kansas City Chiefs, Dalvin Cook was still able to put together a productive fantasy football game. His overall production and average may not have been what we have grown accustomed to seeing this year, but he made a few big plays and in PPR leagues he was saved by catching four passes.

Cook faces a tough battle against the Cowboys’ defense this week, but he has the skillset to create big plays and in primetime, he’s going to be amped up and ready to carry the Vikings and your fantasy team to a win.

Stefon Diggs – WR

Stefon Diggs was inches away multiple times last week from having another monster game. Kirk Cousins overthrew him a few times on some deep passes and there were even a few plays Cousins didn’t look his way despite Minnesota’s top receiver being wide open.

This week he has the potential to have a big bounce-back game. Last week against Kansas City, the Vikings planned for Adam Thielen to play in the majority of the matchup. But as most of you know, Thielen left early in the game as he tweaked his hamstring again.

His decision to play might have caused more of a hiccup to Minnesota’s offense than we really know. With the Vikings’ offensive staff having a little extra time to gameplan for Sunday night, they should be able to find ways to get Diggs open this week.

Kyle Rudolph – TE

Playing Kyle Rudolph is more of a reach and a desperation play at best. He’s had a very unproductive season so far in the passing game as he’s been utilized more as a blocker than a receiver.

But lately, the narrative has changed on Rudolph’s game. He’s been getting more and more involved in the passing attack, which could lead to more production this week. He has 14 targets in his last three games, which is more than he had from Week 1 to Week 6. He’s a risky play, but the reward could be high.

Cowboys to start in Week 10:

Ezekiel Elliott – RB

We all know how elite of a running back Ezekiel Elliott is. He’s one of the best at all facets of the game. He has great vision, he makes good, clean cuts, he catches the ball out of the backfield well, and he’s very tough to bring down.

All of these traits will need to be on display if he wants any chance at succeeding against a tough Minnesota defensive front. The majority of running backs that have faced the Vikings this year have struggled, but Zeke is a must start and should be a solid contributor this week.

Amari Cooper – WR

Amari Cooper has been one of the hotter receivers over the last few weeks. Pair that with how cold Minnesota’s secondary has been and you can bet that Cooper will have a monster game this week.

He’s clearly Dak Prescott’s favorite target and someone he goes to quite often. With Xavier Rhodes struggling and Trae Waynes not playing up to par, Cooper and Prescott could very well exploit the Vikings’ defense on Sunday, which will make for a big fantasy week for them.