Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings
NFC North | 5-2-0
Avg PTS
27.4
Rank: 6th
Avg Yds
404.4
Rank: 5th
Avg PYds
244.4
Rank: 17th
Avg RYds
160
Rank: 2nd
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Posted 10/22/2019 4:34 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (hamstring) is improving quickly, and he has a chance to play in Week 8 Thursday, Oct. 24, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.
Huddle Up: Thielen would be a WR1 against the Washington Redskins, and the entire offense would suffer if he were out. Keep tabs on him Wednesday.
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Posted 10/21/2019 9:21 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (thumb) fully participated in practice Monday, Oct. 21. The Vikings did not hold a practice Monday, so this is an estimation.
Huddle Up: Rudolph is coming off his best game of the season where he posted 58 yards and one touchdown. He may see a new more targets this week if Adam Thielen is not able to play and can be a low-end No. 1 fantasy tight end.
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Posted 10/21/2019 5:17 pm UTC
Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (hamstring) underwent an MRI on Monday, Oct. 21, that confirmed much of the optimism reporters heard after the team's Week 7 game. While Thielen will likely miss Week 8 versus the Washington Redskins, he should be fine after that, according to Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Huddle Up: It sounds as if the injury is minor enough that Thielen could talk his way into playing, but fantasy owners should expect him to sit due to such a short turnaround time (Thursday). Rookie Olabisi Johnson should get the start in his place and could have some deep-league appeal, although it should be the Stefon Diggs show against Washington's mediocre secondary.
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Posted 10/21/2019 6:48 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison carried the ball seven times for 18 yards against the Detroit Lions on Sunday, Oct. 20.
Huddle Up: After topping 50 yards in three of his last four games, Mattison was held to just 18 yards in Week 7, marking his second-lowest output of the year. He remains a must-own back, especially for Dalvin Cook owners, but Sunday's showing underscored what a risky play he is when Cook is healthy.
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Posted 10/21/2019 1:16 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph caught five of his six targets for 58 yards and a touchdown in a 42-30 win over the Detroit Lions in Week 7.
Huddle Up: After managing just nine catches for 72 yards in the first six games, Rudolph was more involved against Detroit, finding the end zone for the first time in 2019. His usage could see a bump if Adam Thielen's hamstring injury turns out to be serious, but he should still be treated as a touchdown-dependent TE2.
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Posted 10/21/2019 1:11 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings TE Irv Smith caught five of his six targets for 60 yards in a 42-30 win over the Detroit Lions in Week 7.
Huddle Up: Smith set season highs in catches and targets and tied his season high in receiving yards. His usage is still too inconsistent to warrant consideration in redraft leagues, but Smith has plenty of dynasty appeal.
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Posted 10/21/2019 1:07 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs caught seven of his eight targets for 142 yards in a 42-30 win over the Detroit Lions in Week 7.
Huddle Up: After a rough start, Diggs has topped 100 yards in three of the last four games. He can once again be trusted as a WR2, and if Adam Thielen misses time with a hamstring injury, Diggs will have WR1 upside.
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Posted 10/21/2019 1:03 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook rushed 25 times for 142 yards and two touchdowns and caught one of his two targets for seven yards in a 42-30 win over the Detroit Lions in Week 7.
Huddle Up: It was Cook's fifth 100-yard effort in the first seven games, and he is up to eight rushing scores. He's become a must-start RB1, and he should deliver another big line against the Washington Redskins in Week 8.
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Posted 10/21/2019 12:59 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins completed 24 of his 34 passes for 337 yards and four touchdowns in a 42-30 win over the Detroit Lions in Week 7, his second straight game with four touchdown passes.
Huddle Up: After drawing criticism early in the year, Cousins has topped 300 passing yards in three straight games, throwing 10 touchdowns in that span. He can be deployed as a QB1 against the Washington Redskins in Week 8.
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Posted 10/20/2019 7:35 pm UTC
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (hamstring) will not return to the Week 7 game because of his hamstring injury.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players should know more about Thielen's injury in the next day or two. Stefon Diggs would be the only must-start fantasy option among the Vikings receivers if Thielen misses any extended time.
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Posted 10/18/2019 4:25 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs leads all wide receivers (minimum 25 targets) with an average of 2.92 yards per route run through Week 6.
Huddle Up: Diggs soared to the top of the ranks after his monster Week 6 -- seven catches for 167 yards and 3 TDs on 11 targets -- but don't get too crazy overvaluing one big game as Diggs remains one of two standout WRs on a run-first team. Value him as a low-end WR2 for the rest of the season.
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Posted 10/13/2019 10:27 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph caught three passes for 36 yards against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 6. He was targeted three times during the game.
Huddle Up: Rudolph had his best game of the season in Week 6 but is still not a strong fantasy option at this point. Fantasy players in most leagues likely will be able to find better options for their lineups.
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Posted 10/13/2019 10:20 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen caught six passes for 57 yards and one touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 6. He was targeted eight times during the game.
Huddle Up: Thielen has caught three touchdowns in the last two games and has been targeted 16 times over the last two games. He has a good connection with Kirk Cousins and can be at least a No. 2 receiver next week.
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Posted 10/13/2019 10:16 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs caught seven passes for 167 yards and three touchdowns against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 6. He was targeted 11 times during the game.
Huddle Up: Diggs was able to catch several long touchdown passes during the game and was a popular target for Kirk Cousins. He can be considered a No. 2 fantasy receiver in leagues next week.
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Posted 10/13/2019 10:12 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison rushed for 63 yards on 14 carries against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 6.
Huddle Up: Mattison has rushed for at least 50 yards in three of the last four games and appears to have a decent role in the running game. He has a chance to be a flex option in some deeper standard leagues but is not a weekly starting option.
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Posted 10/13/2019 10:07 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook rushed for 41 yards and one touchdown on 16 carries against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 6. He also caught two passes for 13 yards during the game.
Huddle Up: Cook was not as successful this week as he has been in previous weeks but is still one of the focal points in the offense for the Vikings. He should be a No. 1 running back in all fantasy leagues next week.
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Posted 10/13/2019 9:59 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins went 22-for-29 for 333 yards, four touchdowns and one interception against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 6.
Huddle Up: Cousins struggled early in the season but has posted back-to-back 300 yard games and has six touchdowns during that span. He will be facing the Detroit Lions next week and could be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 10/11/2019 9:02 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (illness) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 11, and is not on the injury report for Week 6.
Huddle Up: Thielen had a bounce back game last week and should remain one of the main options in the passing game. He can be considered at least a No. 2 receiver in all fantasy leagues this week.
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Posted 10/11/2019 4:18 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (illness) returned to practice Fridayt, Oct. 11, a day after sitting out due to an illness.
Huddle Up: Thielen is coming off a big Week 5 and is a high-end WR2 play in Week 6 against a shaky Philly secondary.
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Posted 10/06/2019 9:50 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph caught one pass for four yards against the New York Giants in Week 5.
Huddle Up: Rudolph has posted six catches and 36 yards in five games this season and should be avoided in all fantasy leagues.
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Posted 10/06/2019 9:46 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs caught three passes for 44 yards against the New York Giants in Week 5. He was targeted four times during the game.
Huddle Up: There have been reports that Diggs is looking for a trade, but he will remain with the Vikings for the time being. He has been held to under 50 yards in four of the five games this season but should still be a starting option in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 10/06/2019 9:41 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen caught seven passes for 130 yards and two touchdowns against the New York Giants in Week 5. He was targeted eight times during the game.
Huddle Up: Thielen was unhappy with things last week but was a big factor in the passing game this week and nearly matched his season total in yards. He should continue to be a top target for Kirk Cousins and can be a No. 1 or No. 2 receiver in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 10/06/2019 9:35 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison rushed for 52 yards on seven carries against the New York Giants in Week 5.
Huddle Up: Mattison has received at least seven carries in three of the five games this season and posted at least 49 yards in all three of those games. He could be a flex option in deeper standard leagues next week.
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Posted 10/06/2019 9:28 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook rushed for 132 yards on 21 carries against the New York Giants in Week 5. He also caught six passes for 86 yards during the game.
Huddle Up: Cook has rushed for at least 100 yards in four of the five games this season and has also caught 12 passes over the last two games. He is one of the most valuable options in fantasy football right now and is a must-start option.
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