Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings
NFC North | 4-6-0
Avg PTS
26.4
Rank: 13th
Avg Yds
396.8
Rank: 8th
Avg PYds
246.1
Rank: 20th
Avg RYds
150.7
Rank: 5th
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Posted 11/26/2020 7:23 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings TE Irv Smith (groin, back) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 26, as he deals with groin and back injuries.
Huddle Up: Smith returned in Week 11 to catch both of his targets for 23 yards after sitting out Week 10, but he is trending the wrong way this week after getting in a limited practice Wednesday. That makes Friday's practice all the more important in determining his Week 12 status.
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Posted 11/26/2020 3:50 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (illness) remains on the Reserve/COVID-19 list, and head coach Mike Zimmer said Wednesday, Nov. 25, that the team will 'wait and see' if Thielen is available for the Week 12 game against the Carolina Panthers.
Huddle Up: Fantasy owners are hopeful Thielen will be available, but obviously should be moving to have alternate plans in place. He has 12 grabs for 156 yards and four touchdowns over the past two games on 18 targets, so he is an obvious must-start fantasy option when he is well.
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Posted 11/23/2020 9:45 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, Nov. 23.
Huddle Up: It's unclear at this point whether or not Thielen tested positive or was deemed a close contact - the distinction being that the former would rule him out for Week 12 while the latter would give him a chance to play against the Carolina Panthers. Stay tuned. If Thielen can't go, Justin Jefferson would step up into the lead role. Olabisi Johnson would likely start opposite him, but he'd be a desperation play at best. Irv Smith might stand to benefit the most from a fantasy perspective.
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Posted 11/23/2020 4:40 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph ended up with three catches for 28 yards on three targets in Week 11 against the Dallas Cowboys.
Huddle Up: Rudolph posted a season-high with four grabs, five targets and 63 yards in Week 10 on Monday against the Chicago Bears, but he was back to mediocrity in this one. He remains useful only as a TE2 in fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams heading into Week 12 against the Carolina Panthers.
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Posted 11/23/2020 4:37 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson registered three receptions for 86 yards and a touchdown on five targets in Week 11 against the Dallas Cowboys.
Huddle Up: Jefferson recorded his first touchdown since Week 6 against the Atlanta Falcons when he liked scoring so much he did it twice. Still, he has three or more receptions in eight straight games, and his yardage totals have been impressive. He remains a decent WR3 or flex fantasy option in most leagues heading into Week 12 against the Carolina Panthers.
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Posted 11/23/2020 4:34 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen registered game highs with eight receptions, 123 yards and 11 targets in Week 11 against the Dallas Cowboys while also pulling down two touchdowns.
Huddle Up: Thielen has back-to-back games with two touchdowns, and it was his fourth multi-score game in 10 outings this season. He'll look to keep up the good work in Week 12 against the Carolina Panthers.
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Posted 11/23/2020 4:32 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook rushed 27 times for 115 yards and a touchdown in Week 11 against the Dallas Cowboys and he added five receptions for 45 yards on five targets.
Huddle Up: Cook saw his seven-game touchdown streak to open the season snapped in Chicago last Monday night, but he has started a new one. The 100-yard rushing performance was his fifth in the past seven games, too. The fantasy stud will face the Carolina Panthers in Week 12.
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Posted 11/23/2020 4:30 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins completed 22-of-30 passes for 314 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 11 against the Dallas Cowboys and he rushed for four yards.
Huddle Up: Cousins is working on a season-high streak of three games with two or more touchdowns throws, tossing eight with just one interception. This was his first 300-yard game since Week 6 against Atlanta, too. The Vikings host the Carolina Panthers in Week 12.
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Posted 11/22/2020 8:13 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings TE Irv Smith (groin) is officially active for the Week 11 game.
Huddle Up: Smith should see a handful of targets against the Dallas Cowboys, but fantasy players in most leagues should have better options available for their lineups.
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Posted 11/22/2020 2:55 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings TE Irv Smith (groin) is expected to play in Week 11's game versus the Dallas Cowboys, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Smith had been listed as questionable on the injury report after being a limited participant in all three of the team's practice sessions during the week. Despite posting two touchdowns in his last game, he has not done much else this season and fantasy owners should be able to find more reliable options for their starting lineups.
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Posted 11/21/2020 12:12 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings TE Irv Smith (groin) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 20, and is listed as questionable for Week 11.
Huddle Up: Smith did have two touchdowns in his last game but has not been a big part of the passing game this season. He can be avoided in all leagues even if he is active for the game.
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Posted 11/19/2020 11:39 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings TE Irv Smith (groin) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 19.
Huddle Up: Smith appears to have a solid chance to play in the Week 11 game and will have a role in the passing game if he is active. He caught two touchdowns in his last game but has not posted great numbers in 2020. Fantasy players should be able to find better options.
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Posted 11/18/2020 10:30 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings TE Irv Smith (groin) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 18.
Huddle Up: Smith was not able to play in the last game but may be in uniform this week. He has posted at least 50 yards in only two games this season and can be avoided in most leagues.
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Posted 11/17/2020 5:58 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen finished with four receptions for 43 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the Week 10 game against the Chicago Bears. He was targeted seven times.
Huddle Up: Thielen's night wasn't perfect, as he had a ball ripped away on a pass and it went right into the hands of Khalil Mack for an interception, but it didn't count against the receiver or his fantasy owners. He'll look to keep up his scoring ways in Week 11 against the Dallas Cowboys.
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Posted 11/17/2020 5:17 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph registered four receptions for 63 yards on five targets in Week 10 against the Chicago Bears, but he also lost a fumble.
Huddle Up: While the stat line is still rather mediocre, the yardage total marked a season high, as did his catches and targets. He still hasn't scored in six games, making him smack dab in the TE2 conversation and well outside of TE1 consideration in leagues of 12 or more teams. The Vikings host the Cowboys in Week 11.
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Posted 11/17/2020 5:09 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson posted game highs with eight receptions, 135 yards and 10 targets in Week 10 against the Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: The rookie out of LSU is making a huge splash, posting his fourth 100-yard game in the past seven outings. Stefon who? Jefferson has posted three or more receptions in eight straight outings, and if he starts to find the end zone more he is going to be a bona fide WR1 in most fantasy. He'll look to keep up the good work in Week 11 against the visiting Cowboys.
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Posted 11/17/2020 4:59 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook rushed 30 times for 96 yards in Week 10 against the Chicago Bears and he added four receptions for 16 yards on his four targets.
Huddle Up: Cook has been held under 100 yards before, but this was the first time in eight games where he was held out of the end zone this season. He'll look to rebound and get back into the end zone in Week 11 against the shabby defense of the visiting Dallas Cowboys.
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Posted 11/17/2020 4:53 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins completed 25-of-36 passes for 292 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in Week 10 against the Chicago Bears, picking up his first-career win on Monday Night Football after starting out 0-9.
Huddle Up: After a slow start to the season, Cousins has tossed six touchdowns with just one interception over the past three games. He is starting to piece together solid performances, cut down turnovers and tick off wins. Still, he remains more of a QB2 in most fantasy leagues at this juncture. The Vikings host the Dallas Cowboys in Week 11.
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Posted 11/15/2020 3:55 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook's 2.82 yards after contact per carry are the most in the NFL.
Huddle Up: Cook is coming off one of the best two-game stretches in recent memory, and he has scored in every game this season. He faces a tough Chicago defense in Week 10, but his heavy workload combined with his ability to grind out yards should result in another strong performance.
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Posted 11/14/2020 6:49 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings TE Irv Smith (groin) on Saturday, Nov. 14, was ruled out of the team's Week 10 on Monday night against the Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: Smith was a coveted tight end addition following his two-TD outing a week ago, but it's now back to waiver wire for many of his fantasy owners. At least the news came Saturday and not via game-time call Monday evening.
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Posted 11/13/2020 11:58 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 13.
Huddle Up: Thielen remains the team's main option in the passing game and is a must-start option in all fantasy leagues.
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Posted 11/12/2020 11:39 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings TE Irv Smith Jr. (groin) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 12.
Huddle Up: Smith is coming off a two-touchdown performance in Week 9 but has been held to under 20 yards in five of his seven games this season. Fantasy players probably can avoid him even if he is active for the game.
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Posted 11/12/2020 11:39 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (shoulder) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 12.
Huddle Up: Thielen has been on the injury report for the last several weeks but will be able to play in the Week 10 game. He will continue to be the main option in the passing game and should be a No. 1 or No. 2 receiver in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 11/09/2020 4:28 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen posted two receptions for 38 yards on five targets in Week 9 against the Detroit Lions.
Huddle Up: Thielen has failed to find the end zone in back-to-back games for the first time this season, and he has totaled just five grabs for 65 yards on nine targets. That's poor production for fantasy owners. He'll try to rebound in Week 10 on Monday against the Chicago Bears.
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Posted 11/09/2020 4:08 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph posted three receptions for 40 yards on four targets in Week 9 against the Detroit Lions.
Huddle Up: Rudolph hasn't scored in five games, and he hasn't had more than three receptions in any of his eight contests to date. He remains more of a TE2 in most fantasy leagues heading into Week 10 against the Chicago Bears on Monday.
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Posted 11/09/2020 4:00 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson was good for three receptions for a team-high 64 yards on four targets in Week 9 against the Detroit Lions.
Huddle Up: The Vikings didn't pass very much, but Jefferson made the most of his touches with 21.3 yards per reception. He has cooled off after three 100-yard games in four outings from Week 3 through 6. He remains more of a WR4 or flex fantasy option in leagues of 12 or more teams and a must-have in dynasty formats. The Vikings travel to meet the Bears in Week 10 on Monday night.
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Posted 11/09/2020 3:57 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison rushed 12 times for 69 yards in Week 9 against the Detroit Lions.
Huddle Up: Mattison averaged 5.8 yards per attempt, and that didn't even hold a candle to Dalvin Cook, who gobbled up 9.4 yards per rush while posting a huge stat line (22-206-2). As long as Cook is healthy, Mattison's fantasy ceiling is rather limited. The Vikings travel to meet the Bears in Week 10 on Monday night.
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Posted 11/09/2020 3:52 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook rushed 22 times for a career-high 206 yards and two touchdowns in Week 9 against the Detroit Lions and he added two receptions for 46 yards on his two targets.
Huddle Up: Cook has been ridiculous over the past two games, registering 369 rushing yards and five touchdowns on the ground while adding 109 receiving yards and a score. He has also scored at least one rushing touchdown in all seven of his games this season. Fantasy baller. He'll look to add to his huge totals in Week 10 against the Chicago Bears on Monday night.
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