7 eye-popping statistics about Vikings RB Dalvin Cook

(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Dalvin Cook
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Stat No. 6

"In 2019, Dalvin Cook gained 15 Yards or more on 8.6% percent of all touches. This was best among the NFL’s top 10 leading rushers."

The percentages for each of the other running backs included Christian McCaffrey at 7.7 percent, Nick Chubb at 7.5 percent, Josh Jacobs at 7.3 percent, Derrick Henry at 6.9 percent, Joe Mixon at 6.7 percent, Leonard Fournette at 5.6 percent, Chris Carson at 5.4 percent, Ezekiel Elliott at 5.0 percent, and Marlon Mack at 5.0 percent.

No upper-echelon running back was better at getting his team at least 15 yards on a given play than Cook in 2019.

Sure, a player like Adrian Peterson has more of a documented history of breaking off 50-plus yard touchdowns than Cook. But in that 15 to 20-yard sweet spot, the Vikings’ current running back is among the very best. Interestingly, last season he had even split of 15-plus yard gains with 13 of them coming on rushing attempts and the other 13 of them being done with him as a pass-catcher.

As a team, Minnesota ranked seventh in NFL in gains of 15 rushing yards or more last season and Cook was the primary contributor to this success.