Mattison rushed seven times for 18 yards in Sunday's 42-30 win over the Lions.
This game was a true shootout, but Mattison still managed 21 of a possible 72 snaps on offense (29 percent). While he was unproductive in the role, especially compared to Dalvin Cook's 5.7 YPC on 25 rushes, his rotation in the offense looks secure going forward. The workhorse role that awaits if anything happens to Cook makes Mattison one of the top fantasy handcuffs, and there's a chance he sees garbage-time work in Week 8 if the Vikings can blow out the Redskins.
Mattison rushed 14 times for 63 yards and lost a fumble in the Vikings' 38-20 win over the Eagles on Sunday.
The rookie actually outpaced Dalvin Cook in rushing yardage and had just two fewer carries, as game script was favorable to the running game for large portions of the contest. Mattison did have a trademark mixed bag of a performance for a first-year player, thrilling with a 35-yard scamper but also turning the ball over on a fumble late in the fourth quarter deep in Philadelphia territory. Mattison will look to build on his career-best day versus the Lions in a Week 7 divisional matchup.
Mattison ran for 52 yards on seven carries during Sunday's 28-10 win over the Giants.
Mattison made his presence felt early, rumbling through the Giants defense relatively untouched for a 19-yard gain late in the first quarter, setting up a Vikings touchdown. Playing behind a do-it-all back in Dalvin Cook, Mattison is averaging just seven touches per game, but he's yielding quality results with an average of 5.6 yards per carry. Despite playing second fiddle to Cook, the rookie maintains value on a run-first team. Minnesota will be tested this week against Philadelphia's top-ranked run defense, which has surrendered just 63 yards per game thus far this season.
Mattison gained five yards on two carries and caught his only target for eight yards in Sunday's 16-6 loss to the Bears.
The Vikings' running game was finally shut down in this outing, as Dalvin Cook rushed 14 times for 35 scoreless yards. They were forced to throw more than usual, and Mattison logged a season-low six of a possible 60 offensive snaps (10 percent). Mattison sees most of his usage when the team has comfortable leads like it did against the Falcons (nine carries) and the Raiders (12 carries). With that being said, Mattison is one of the league's top handcuffs since the Vikings run the ball 29.8 times per game, ranking fourth in the league.