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 2/25/2020 4:51 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs will remain with the team in 2020, according to general manager Rick Spielman.
Huddle Up: Diggs went for a career-high 1,130 yards and 17.9 yards per catch last season, but he hasn't fully taken that next step from his 102-1,021-9 season two years ago. He had 55 fewer targets last season, and that YPC probably won't hold up. So this is about what you're going to get - a solid WR2 with peaks and valleys.
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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 11:02 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (illness) practiced in full Thursday, Jan. 9, and was removed from the injury report for his team's Divisional Round game against the San Francisco 49ers.
Huddle Up: Diggs caught two of just three targets for 19 yards in the Wild Card Round matchup with the New Orleans Saints. He's the clear No. 2 option behind WR Adam Thielen most weeks and can even be outperformed by TE Kyle Rudolph. He's a risky option this week in a difficult matchup.
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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 1/09/2020 5:25 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (illness) returned to practice Thursday, Jan. 9, after missing the previous two days with an illness.
Huddle Up: Just needing some illness recovery time, Diggs should be good to go come Saturday's divisional-round game against the 49ers. He had a disappointing two-catch, 19-yard day on three targets in the wild-card win over the Saints -- and could be seen fuming about it on the sideline -- but Diggs could be in store for much bigger things Saturday if fellow WR Adam Thielen is hampered by the ankle injury he suffered in practice this week.
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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 1/08/2020 7:33 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (illness) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Jan. 8.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players should keep an eye on the situation to see if Diggs is in any danger of missing the playoff game. Diggs should be a starting fantasy option in leagues if he is active for the game.
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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 3:54 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs will be rested in Week 17's game against the Chicago Bears, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Huddle Up: With Minnesota locked into the No. 6 seed for the NFC playoffs regardless of the outcome of this game, the team has opted to rest Diggs, who will finish the season with 63 receptions for 1,130 yards and six touchdowns. Remove him from all fantasy lineups this week.
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