Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings
NFC North | 10-6-0
Avg PTS
25.4
Rank: 9th
Avg Yds
357.4
Rank: 23rd
Avg PYds
230.2
Rank: 23rd
Avg RYds
127.2
Rank: 7th
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Posted 3/25/2020 3:51 pm UTC
Unrestricted free-agent WR Tajae Sharpe (Titans) is signing a one-year deal Wednesday, March 25, with the Minnesota Vikings, according to a source. Financial terms were undisclosed. He likely will be the No. 2 receiver opposite WR Adam Thielen.
Huddle Up: It is unclear whether the bit about being No. 2 is from Rapoport or his source, but it stands to reason the mostly untested Sharpe will see some competition, likely from second-year WR Bisi Johnson. Watch this one play out in the offseason, but for now, Sharpe's name can be stashed away as a potential sleeper WR3.
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Posted 3/17/2020 6:13 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook has had some talks with the team regarding a contract extension as he enters the final year of his rookie contract. Those discussions are expected to get more serious later in the free agency period, according to sources Tuesday, March 17.
Huddle Up: The Vikings handed out an extension to QB Kirk Cousins Monday, March 16, but the offense is fully expected to keep running through Cook. He ran for 1,135 yards and 13 touchdowns over 14 games last season, while adding 53 receptions for 519 yards. He's a mid-level RB1, and his role should only grow following the trade of WR Stefon Diggs.
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Posted 3/16/2020 2:29 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins agreed to a two-year contract extension Monday, March 16, according to agent Mike McCartney. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
Huddle Up: Cousins threw 26 touchdowns and only six picks, but he was 19th in fantasy points among quarterbacks. He'll be a high-end to midrange QB2 in fantasy drafts.
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Posted 3/06/2020 8:09 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook said he hopes to post 2,000 scrimmage yards next season.
Huddle Up: Cook is coming off a terrific 2019 season with 1,135 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns. He also finished with 519 receiving yards. Cook likely will continue to be a focal point on offense for the Vikings as long as he can stay healthy and will be selected in one of the first few rounds of fantasy drafts.
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Posted 1/23/2020 12:30 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (shoulder) indicated that he will be ready for the start of offseason workouts. Cook is entering the final year of his contract and is a candidate for an extension this offseason.
Huddle Up: Cook was one of the top running backs in the NFL this season with 1,135 yards and 13 touchdowns during the regular season. He will continue to be a focal point on offense for the Vikings next season and will be an early round pick in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 1/12/2020 4:48 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison was on the field for only two offensive snaps during the Divisional Round playoff game and finished with three yards on one carry.
Huddle Up: Mattison finished the regular season with 462 rushing yards and one touchdown but posted only 23 yards in two playoff games. He will only see a handful of carries each game as long as Dalvin Cook is healthy and probably should only be considered a handcuff to Cook in fantasy leagues next season.
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Posted 1/12/2020 2:40 pm UTC
The Minnesota Vikings are interested in beginning discussions with RB Dalvin Cook on a contract extension during the offseason. He made just $1 million during the 2019 season and will be entering the final year of his rookie contract.
Huddle Up: Cook could be looking for a deal similar to the six-year, $90 million extension that Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott received in September. He should be viewed as an RB1 in all fantasy formats entering next season, although his durability remains a concern.
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Posted 1/11/2020 8:13 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (ankle) is active for the Divisional Round game Saturday, Jan. 11, against the San Francisco 49ers.
Huddle Up: Thielen caught seven of nine targets for 129 yards in the Wild Card Round against the New Orleans Saints and will be counted on for a big role once again against the Niners. He should be started in all formats.
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Posted 1/11/2020 7:41 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (ankle) tested his lacerated ankle Saturday, Jan. 11, in a pre-game workout. It's the first time Thielen has run since his ankle was gashed Wednesday in practice and required stitches.
Huddle Up: Thielen is expected to play, and we'll know soon as the Vikings' inactives list is due out shortly.
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Posted 1/11/2020 5:17 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook is the target of the San Francisco 49ers in Saturday's NFC divisional-round playoff game. 'He's one of the best in the league,' 49ers DT DeForest Buckner said of Cook. 'We've just got to do a really good job with shutting that down early.'
Huddle Up: Cook enjoyed a monster comeback week with 130 total yards and two TDs in the wild-card win over the Saints -- his first game with more than 100 total yards since Week 10. Meanwhile, the 49ers ranked 17th in the league in allowing 112.6 rushing yards per game but their defense should be the healthiest its been since midseason or so. Look for Cook to get to plenty of touches -- he had 31, his second-highest total of the season, vs. the Saints -- making him a prime DFS play this weekend, but don't expect another 25 fantasy points with the Niners focusing on slowing his roll.
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Posted 1/10/2020 2:41 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (ankle) is expected to play in the Divisional game Saturday, Jan. 11. He will remain off of his feet until game time.
Huddle Up: He'll draw a tough matchup against the San Francisco 49ers, and he'll probably have to manage irritation or pain with the stitches in his ankle. Thielen is still one of the better options in DFS and playoff pools.
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Posted 1/09/2020 10:59 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (shoulder) practiced in full Thursday, Jan. 9, and was removed from the injury report for the team's Divisional Round game.
Huddle Up: Cook was one of the top stars of the Divisional Round, as he totaled 130 yards from scrimmage with two rushing touchdowns. Make sure he's in your lineup once again.
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Posted 1/09/2020 7:02 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings Adam Thielen is listed as questionable for the team's divisional-round playoff game at San Francisco on Saturday, Jan. 11. 'I just got a little tangled up in practice but I'm going to do whatever it takes -- it's playoffs,' Thielen said on NFL Network Thursday. 'I'll do whatever it takes to be out there on Saturday with my teammates and try to help this team win.'
Huddle Up: We'll need to monitor Thielen's status all the way up through the release of the pre-game inactives list Saturday, but it sounds like Thielen will play as he tries to follow up on his impressive wild-card round showing (7 catches for 129 yards on 9 targets).
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Posted 1/08/2020 8:45 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (shoulder) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Jan. 8.
Huddle Up: Cook will receive a lot of carries in the running game this week and is a must-start option in all fantasy playoff leagues.
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Posted 1/07/2020 11:25 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (shoulder) fully participated in practice Tuesday, Jan. 7.
Huddle Up: Cook was a big part of the offense in the team's Wild Card win and will see plenty of touches again this week. He will be facing a tough San Francisco 49ers defense but is a must-start option in all leagues.
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Posted 1/04/2020 5:57 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook said he is ready to return Sunday, Jan. 5, as the team's lead running back after missing the final two regular-season games with a shoulder injury. 'We're going to get this thing back rolling,' Cook said.
Huddle Up: Yes, Cook will be back Sunday as a solid playoff fantasy RB option. But beware that Cook only totaled 60 touches over his last four games, while not being able to finish two of them, and then sitting out the final two contests entirely after averaging 24.3 touches during his first 10 contests.
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Posted 1/02/2020 10:08 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison (ankle) practice in full Thursday, Jan. 2.
Huddle Up: Mattison will be good to go for Sunday, Jan. 5's game against the New Orleans Saints, but so will starter Dalvin Cook (shoulder). There's no reason to start Mattison in any format with Cook acting as the workhorse in his return from injury.
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Posted 1/02/2020 10:04 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (shoulder) practiced in full Thursday, Jan. 2.
Huddle Up: Cook is set to go for Sunday's Wild Card Round matchup against the New Orleans Saints. He'll be trusted with a sizable role on the ground and can be used in any fantasy format this week.
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Posted 1/01/2020 10:06 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (shoulder) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Jan. 1.
Huddle Up: Cook missed the last two regular season games but appears ready to handle a full workload this week. He is a must-start option in all fantasy leagues.
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Posted 1/01/2020 5:36 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (shoulder) said he feels refreshed and will be at full strength for the Wild Card game against the New Orleans Saints this weekend.
Huddle Up: Cook was sixth in fantasy points in PPR leagues at the position despite missing two games this year. He does everything you want in an RB1.
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Posted 12/31/2019 12:25 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (shoulder) said he will be available to play in the Wild Card playoff game.
Huddle Up: Cook sat out the last two games of the regular season but likely will be able to play against the New Orleans Saints. He has been one of the better backs in the NFL this season and is a must-start option in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 12/29/2019 3:28 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins will be rested during Week 17's game against the Chicago Bears, since the team has nothing to play for this afternoon, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Huddle Up: Sean Mannion will receive the starting nod in place of Cousins and he should be viewed as a middling QB2 option in most fantasy formats.
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Posted 12/27/2019 11:42 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison (ankle) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 27, and is listed as questionable for Week 17.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players will need to check the inactive list to see if Mattison will be able to play. Mattison should receive some touches if he is active for the game but probably can be avoided in most fantasy leagues.
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Posted 12/27/2019 11:41 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (shoulder) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 27, but has been ruled out for Week 17.
Huddle Up: Mike Boone, Ameer Abdullah and Alexander Mattison are all candidates to receive touches with Cook out of the lineup. Fantasy players probably should look for other candidates for their starting lineups and can avoid the Vikings running back situation.
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