4 possible replacements for Dalvin Cook in Minnesota this season

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C.J. Anderson (Free Agent)

If the Vikings are looking for someone who has experienced success when working with Gary Kubiak in the past, C.J. Anderson could be their guy.

Anderson spent the first five seasons of his NFL career with the Denver Broncos and in 2015, he and Kubiak helped the franchise capture the third Super Bowl win in team history. His best performance came in 2014 when he finished with a total of 1,173 yards (849 rushing, 324 receiving) and 10 touchdowns.

Since parting ways with Denver in 2018, Anderson has floated around the league and spent time with few teams including the Carolina Panthers, Los Angeles Rams, and Detroit Lions.

It certainly wouldn’t be expensive for Minnesota to add Anderson considering he hasn’t signed a deal worth more than $2 million per year since 2016. The Vikings bringing in the former Broncos running back would also be a depth move more than anything else. Alexander Mattison and probably Mike Boone would both remain ahead of him on Minnesota’s depth chart to start the season.