Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings
NFC North | 0-3-0
Avg PTS
25
Rank: 19th
Avg Yds
354.3
Rank: 23rd
Avg PYds
207.7
Rank: 28th
Avg RYds
146.7
Rank: 7th
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Posted 9/28/2020 2:37 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson caught seven of his nine targets for 175 yards and a touchdown in a 31-30 loss to the Tennessee Titans in Week 3.
Huddle Up: After a couple of quiet outings to start his career, the rookie more than doubled his receiving yards for the season and found the end zone for the first time. Consistency is likely to remain an issue, but he showed enough upside with this performance to warrant a roster spot.
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Posted 9/28/2020 2:33 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph caught two of his three targets for 11 yards and a touchdown in a 31-30 loss to the Tennessee Titans in Week 3.
Huddle Up: It has been a quiet season for Rudolph, and he is sitting on four catches for 39 yards and a score after three games. He is a touchdown-dependent TE2.
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Posted 9/28/2020 2:20 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen caught three of his five targets for 29 yards and a touchdown in a 31-30 loss to the Tennessee Titans in Week 3.
Huddle Up: The touchdown salvaged an otherwise quiet afternoon, and since a monster performance in Week 1, Thielen has just six catches for 60 yards in the last two games. He still has WR2 upside, but with Kirk Cousins struggling, boom-or-bust production could become the norm.
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Posted 9/28/2020 2:17 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook rushed 22 times for 181 yards and a touchdown and caught two of his five targets for 18 yards in a 31-30 loss to the Tennessee Titans in Week 3.
Huddle Up: Cook had his best rushing performance of the year, and he has found the end zone at least once in every game. A little more involvement in the passing attack would be nice, but Cook is locked in a RB1 regardless.
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Posted 9/28/2020 2:10 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins completed 16 of his 27 pass attempts for 251 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions in a 31-30 loss to the Tennessee Titans in Week 3.
Huddle Up: The three scores were a season high, but Cousins continues to be plagued by inefficiency and turnovers. At this point, he's a low-end QB2.
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Posted 9/20/2020 8:55 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen caught three passes for 31 yards against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 2. He was targeted eight times during the game.
Huddle Up: The Vikings did not have much success in the passing game this week, so Thielen had a disappointing outing. He remains the top option in the passing game and should be at least a No. 2 receiver in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 9/20/2020 8:48 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson caught three passes for 44 yards against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 2. He was targeted three times during the game.
Huddle Up: Jefferson has only been targeted six times in the first two games, but he has caught five of those passes. He probably will see a handful of targets again next week but can be avoided in most leagues.
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Posted 9/20/2020 8:42 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook rushed for 63 yards and one touchdown on 14 carries against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 2. He also caught two passes for eight yards during the game.
Huddle Up: Cook has been held under 65 yards in each of the first two games but does have three touchdowns in those two games. He will continue to be a focal point on offense for the Vikings and should be a starting option in all leagues next week.
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Posted 9/20/2020 8:41 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins went 11-for-26 for 113 yards, zero touchdowns and three interceptions against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 2.
Huddle Up: Cousins struggled against the Colts defense and was also sacked three times during the game. He will be facing another tough defense next week and should only be an option in two-quarterback leagues.
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Posted 9/14/2020 3:52 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison rushed six times for 50 yards and caught four passes for 30 yards in a 43-34 loss to the Green Bay Packers in Week 1.
Huddle Up: Mattison tied for the team lead in rushing yards and had more of an impact in the passing game the Dalvin Cook. Cook is still the headliner of the Minnesota backfield, but Mattison is one of the top handcuffs.
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Posted 9/14/2020 3:44 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen caught six of his eight targets for 110 yards and two touchdowns in a 43-34 loss to the Green Bay Packers in Week 1.
Huddle Up: With Stefon Diggs out of the picture, it is no surprise that Thielen was leaned on heavily in the opener. As the go-to weapon for Kirk Cousins, he is a safe bet for WR2 production with WR1 spikes throughout the season.
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Posted 9/14/2020 3:37 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson caught two of his three targets for 26 yards in a 43-34 loss to the Green Bay Packers in Week 1.
Huddle Up: Jefferson didn't make much of an impact in his NFL debut, but to be fair, no Minnesota receiver outside of Adam Thielen had a big game. Better days should be ahead for the rookie, but Jefferson doesn't need to be starting at this point.
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Posted 9/14/2020 3:29 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook rushed 12 times for 50 yards and two touchdowns and lost two yards on his only receptions in a 43-34 loss to the Green Bay Packers in Week 1.
Huddle Up: Cook jumped out to a fast start, but the Vikings had to abandon the run after falling behind. His lack of involvement in the passing game is slightly alarming, but he should be able to deliver RB1 production as long as he remains healthy.
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Posted 9/12/2020 4:12 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook and the team have agreed on a five-year contract extension Saturday, Sept. 12, per a source. Terms of the deal were not immediately available.
Huddle Up: Great news for Cook, who now won't have an unresolved contract issue hanging over his head this season, solidifying his status as a solid RB1.
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Posted 9/10/2020 1:17 pm UTC
Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings DE Danielle Hunter (neck) is out for at least the first three weeks with what the team has called a tweak.
Huddle Up: Hunter is one of the best DLs in fantasy. Stash him if you can. Pick him up if he's dropped and you have the space.
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Posted 9/08/2020 3:31 am UTC
Indianapolis Colts PK Rodrigo Blankenship won the kicking competition against PK Chase McLaughlin in training camp.
Huddle Up: Blankenship was first in University of Georgia field goal percentage at 82.5, and he converted all 200 of his point-after attempts. The Indy offense figures to do pretty well, so he is worth a look as a low-end fantasy option in most leagues. At the very least he'll be an attractive streamer for when the bye weeks kick in.
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Posted 8/30/2020 10:17 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen received the day off from practice Sunday, Aug. 30.
Huddle Up: Thielen will be the main target in the passing game with Stefon Diggs no longer on the team and has posted terrific numbers over the last few seasons. He can be considered a low-end No. 1 or a No. 2 receiver in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 8/29/2020 1:28 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen had three catches for 67 yards in the team's scrimmage Friday, Aug. 28.
Huddle Up: Thielen is the unquestioned go-to option in the passing attack this season, but that role will come with added attention from opposing defenses. Throw in Minnesota's run-heavy approach, and Thielen is probably better suited as a WR2 for fantasy squads.
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Posted 8/29/2020 1:22 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson had four catches for 22 yards in the team's scrimmage Friday, Aug. 28.
Huddle Up: With Stefon Diggs out of the picture, Jefferson should have a steady role as a rookie. He immediately offers WR4 potential, and he is worth a first-round pick in rookie drafts.
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Posted 8/28/2020 5:31 pm UTC
Denver Broncos LB Todd Davis (calf) isn't expected to be sidelined long with his current calf injury. 'It's nowhere near the calf injury he had last year,' head coach Vic Fangio said Friday, Aug. 28. ' I think we'll see him out there sooner rather than later.'
Huddle Up: Good prognosis for Davis as he's led the Broncos in tackles the last two seasons, including 134 in 14 games a year ago.
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Posted 8/27/2020 1:25 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins has 'dialed in his accuracy' over the course of training camp, according to Arif Hasan of The Athletic.
Huddle Up: His numbers slipped a bit last year as Minnesota embraced a run-heavy approach, but he has completed more than 69 percent of his passes in both seasons with the Vikings and has tossed at least 25 touchdowns in five consecutive seasons. Cousins is a high-end QB2 with streaming potential.
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Posted 8/19/2020 5:30 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook has stopped contract extension talks with the Vikings and plans to focus on the regular season, according to sources. The two sides could resume talks in the future.
Huddle Up: Cook ranked in the top 10 in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns last season and should have a similar season if he can stay healthy in 2020. He should be selected in the first or second round of fantasy drafts and will be a must-start option each week.
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Posted 8/17/2020 2:56 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson is running behind Olabisi Johnson on the second team in practice early in camp, but offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak stated the first-round rookie is 'exactly what we drafted.' 'It's very encouraging. He's exactly what we drafted. We knew he's a very talented young man that had a comfort zone in the slot. ... A long way to go, but very encouraged by his work,'' Kubiak said.
Huddle Up: Jefferson is expected to bump Adam Thielen to the perimeter on a more regular basis and serve as the Vikings' primary slot receiver as a rookie. The only downside to Jefferson's likely quick ascension into the starting lineup is the likelihood Minnesota will run two-tight sets more often than just about any team in the league, which will negate some of the upside of having him be the primary slot. With that said, the rookie should still be a strong bet to top 50 catches in 2020 and return WR4 value in fantasy.
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Posted 7/28/2020 6:31 pm UTC
Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook showed up at the team facility Tuesday, July 28, for his first COVID-19 test, according to sources. Cook reporting effectively ends any idea of a holdout.
Huddle Up: There goes any legitimate fear over Cook holding out, so continue to draft him among the top four or five picks in 2020.
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Posted 7/27/2020 9:50 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson (illness) was placed on the COVID-19 list Monday, July 27.
Huddle Up: It is not known if Jefferson has tested positive for the virus, but he will be held out for the time being. He is expected to have a big role in the passing game if he is ready to play in Week 1 and can be a late round pick in most leagues.
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Posted 7/25/2020 2:13 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook is unlikely to hold out during the 2020 season because of new rules within the collective bargaining agreement, according to ESPN.com's Courtney Cronin. He would stand to be fined $50,000 for each day of camp missed and he would be unable to recover those funds even if an extension is worked out. In addition, Cook would not accrue a year of service toward free agency if he doesn't appear at camp by the mandatory reporting date or if he leaves the team after that date. Cook is slated to earn $1.3 million during the final year of his rookie contract.
Huddle Up: Cook, who will turn 25 next month, had a career-best 1,135 rushing yards, 53 receptions and 13 touchdowns in 14 games last season, while earning Pro Bowl honors for the first time. He should be viewed as an RB1 in all fantasy formats.
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Posted 7/22/2020 6:45 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson agreed to terms Wednesday, July 22, on a four-year, $13.123 million rookie contract. He receives a $7.104 million signing bonus, and Jefferson will count $2.386 million against the 2020 salary cap. Per NFL rules, since Jefferson was a first-round pick, Minnesota has the option to add a fifth year to his contract.
Huddle Up: Jefferson is in competition to replace Stefon Diggs as a starter, but there's going to be competition from Bisi Johnson and possibly Tajae Sharpe. Adam Thielen is still the top dog in this aerial game, and the system will be overly dependent on the running game when compared to the NFL average. Should Jefferson lock down the starting spot, he's a speculative flier as a WR4 in PPR leagues. The 2020 season could be a rough go for rookie wideouts.
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Posted 7/18/2020 4:50 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins earned a 84.1 Pro Football Focus passing grade on throws outside the pocket in 2019 which ranked second among quarterbacks.
Huddle Up: Cousins is underrated on the move, and he's ranked in the fantasy QB top 15 in each of his two seasons with Minnesota. He's now without WR Stefon Diggs, but he's still a low-end QB2.
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Posted 7/09/2020 9:05 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins led the NFL with an average depth of target of 19.2 yards on touchdown passes in 2019, according to Pro Football Focus.
Huddle Up: Cousins could see a dip in this department in 2020 following the offseason trade of WR Stefon Diggs, but it bodes well for rookie WR Justin Jefferson, who is the most likely replacement across from WR Adam Thielen. Cousins relies heavily on efficiency and is a low-upside QB1 in a run-first offense.
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Posted 6/27/2020 1:43 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Olabisi Johnson and WR Justin Jefferson are 'strong candidates' for the No. 2 receiver role in 2020, according to Eric Smith of Vikings.com.
Huddle Up: Johnson may have the early edge based on experience, but Jefferson will likely take over the role sooner rather than later. Even if he enters the season as a starter, Johnson is a depth option, at best, for fantasy owners.
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