Dalvin Cook takes rushing lead with Christian McCaffrey on his bye

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Vikings running back Dalvin Cook has taken over the NFL’s rushing lead.

Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey has been the rushing leader for most of this season, but while McCaffrey was on his bye this week, Cook ran for 142 yards against the Lions. Cook now has 725 yards through seven weeks, most in the NFL.

In second place is Leonard Fournette of the Jaguars, who has 715 yards through seven games. McCaffrey is third with 618 yards in six games, followed by Cleveland’s Nick Chubb with 607 in six games.

Those four players are very close in yards per game. Here’s how the Top 4 shake out:

103.6 Dalvin Cook
103.0 Christian McCaffrey
102.1 Leonard Fournette
101.2 Nick Chubb

Cook, McCaffrey, Fournette and Chubb are separated by less than three yards per game, which suggests that the race to lead the league in rushing may go down to the wire in Week 17.

8 responses to “Dalvin Cook takes rushing lead with Christian McCaffrey on his bye

  1. An over-reliance on a running back by the Vikings worked out great for them. With any luck, history will repeat itself with Cook.

  2. Those four players are very close in yards per game. Here’s how the Top 4 shake out:

    103.6 Dalvin Cook
    103.0 Christian McCaffrey
    102.1 Leonard Fournette
    101.2 Nick Chubb
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    where is Aaron Jones, the best offseason RB in the NFCN?

  3. stellarperformance says:
    October 21, 2019 at 8:50 am
    An over-reliance on a running back by the Vikings worked out great for them. With any luck, history will repeat itself with Cook.
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    Cook is a 3 down back. Mattison is also a 3 down back and could start for anyone in the league. Your attempt at trolling fails miserably once again.

  4. Someone please tell cellarperformance that Kirk Cousins has completed 75% of his passes, thrown 10 TDs andveraged over 325 yards per game in the last 3 weeks.

    Dalvin Cook has a averaged over 100 yards per game during the same time period.

    A good running game supports a good passing game and a good passing game helps a good running game.

    Intelligent football fans understand this.

  5. stellarperformance says:
    October 21, 2019 at 8:50 am
    An over-reliance on a running back by the Vikings worked out great for them. With any luck, history will repeat itself with Cook.
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    Big difference between Cook and past Vikings running backs is he can catch the ball like a receiver. Always have to be Trolling don’t you, where’s YOUR RB Stellar? Stop making a fool out of yourself…

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