Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings
NFC North | 3-3-0
Avg PTS
24.5
Rank: 14th
Avg Yds
424.5
Rank: 4th
Avg PYds
296.7
Rank: 5th
Avg RYds
127.8
Rank: 7th
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Posted 10/17/2021 10:25 pm GMT
Minnesota Vikings TE Tyler Conklin caught three passes for 71 yards against the Carolina Panthers in Week 6. He was targeted five times during the game.
Huddle Up: Conklin has not been a big factor in the passing game this season but has posted at least 70 yards in two games this season. He can be a No. 2 tight end in fantasy leagues but will not be a starting option most weeks.
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Posted 10/17/2021 10:08 pm GMT
Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson caught eight passes for 80 yards against the Carolina Panthers in Week 6. He was targeted 14 times during the game.
Huddle Up: Jefferson has posted at least 80 yards in each of the last four games and has been targeted at least seven times in every game. He is a must-start option in all leagues no matter the opponent.
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Posted 10/17/2021 10:08 pm GMT
Minnesota Vikings WR K.J. Osborn caught six passes for 78 yards and one touchdown against the Carolina Panthers in Week 6. He was targeted seven times during the game.
Huddle Up: Osborn was coming off a few disappointing games but has posted at least 75 yards in three of the five games this season. He may not be a starting option at this point, but fantasy players may want to keep an eye on him over the next few weeks.
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Posted 10/17/2021 9:54 pm GMT
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen caught 11 passes for 126 yards and one touchdown against the Carolina Panthers in Week 6. He was targeted 13 times during the game.
Huddle Up: Thielen was off to a slow start of the season but was able to post his first 100-yard game of the season this week. He has been targeted at least seven times in five of the six games this season and should receive a similar workload against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 8. He can be a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver most weeks.
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Posted 10/17/2021 9:51 pm GMT
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook rushed for 140 yards and one touchdown on 29 carries against the Carolina Panthers in Week 6.
Huddle Up: Cook has missed a few games this season but has rushed for at least 130 yards in two of his three games this season. He is a weekly starting option in all fantasy leagues when healthy.
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Posted 10/17/2021 9:39 pm GMT
Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins went 33-for-48 for 373 yards and three touchdowns against the Carolina Panthers in Week 6.
Huddle Up: Cousins posted his third 300-yard game of the season against the Panthers and has thrown at least two touchdowns in four of the six games this season. He will be on bye next week but could be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in very deep leagues in Week 8 against the Dallas Cowboys.
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Posted 10/15/2021 11:13 pm GMT
Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 15, and is not on the injury report for Week 6.
Huddle Up: Mattison has posted two 100-yard games this season when Dalvin Cook was sidelined but will see limited touches in Week 6 with Cook back in the lineup. He probably can be avoided in leagues when he is the backup.
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Posted 10/15/2021 11:09 pm GMT
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 15, and is not on the injury report for Week 6.
Huddle Up: Cook has missed a few games this season but is one of the top running backs in the NFL when healthy. He is a must-start option in all leagues this week.
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Posted 10/15/2021 11:05 pm GMT
Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson (ankle) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 15, but is not on the injury report for Week 6.
Huddle Up: Jefferson has been one of the better receivers in the NFL this season and will continue to be the main option in the passing game for Minnesota. He is a must-start option in all fantasy leagues.
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Posted 10/15/2021 11:05 pm GMT
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (foot) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 15, but is not on the injury report for Week 6.
Huddle Up: Thielen posted four touchdowns in the first three games of the season but has been held out off the end zone in the last two games and has only 86 yards in those two games. He will continue to see a solid amount of targets in the passing game and can be at least a No. 3 fantasy receiver.
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Posted 10/14/2021 11:10 pm GMT
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (ankle) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 14.
Huddle Up: Cook missed the last game because of the injury but should be available against the Carolina Panthers. He is a must-start option in all leagues when healthy.
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Posted 10/14/2021 11:09 pm GMT
Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison (shoulder) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 14.
Huddle Up: Mattison appears to have a good chance to be active for the game but probably will only see limited playing time with Dalvin Cook on track to play. He could be a possible flex option in some deeper leagues but can be avoided if he does not start.
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Posted 10/14/2021 11:02 pm GMT
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (foot) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 14.
Huddle Up: Thielen has missed the first two practices of this week, so his status for the Week 6 game is uncertain. He has not posted great numbers this season but should still be a starting option if he is cleared to play.
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Posted 10/14/2021 11:01 pm GMT
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 14.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players will need to monitor the situation to see if Jefferson will be able to play in Week 6. He is a must-start option when active, but fantasy players should have other options available.
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Posted 10/14/2021 6:52 pm GMT
Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 14, due to an ankle injury, but he said he expects to play in Week 6 Sunday against the Carolina Panthers.
Huddle Up: Great sign that Jefferson went from out Wednesday to limited Thursday, and barring a turn of events, expect to have him as a WR1 in lineups this weekend.
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Posted 10/13/2021 11:50 pm GMT
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 13.
Huddle Up: Cook has missed some time this season including last week but appears to have a chance to play against the Carolina Panthers. He should be a starting option in all leagues if he is cleared to play.
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Posted 10/13/2021 11:47 pm GMT
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (foot) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 13.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players will know more about Thielen's status in the next few days. He has been held under 50 yards in three of the last four games but does have four touchdowns on the season. He can still be a least a No. 3 receiver in leagues if active.
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Posted 10/13/2021 11:32 pm GMT
Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison (shoulder) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 13.
Huddle Up: Mattison has played very well while Dalvin Cook has been sidelined, but Cook may return this week and Mattison is dealing with an injury. Fantasy players can monitor the situation because Mattison should be a fantasy option if he starts again.
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Posted 10/10/2021 9:32 pm GMT
Minnesota Vikings TE Tyler Conklin caught two passes for 25 yards against the Detroit Lions in Week 5. He was targeted three times during the game.
Huddle Up: Conklin had played well a few weeks ago but has been held to 25 yards or less in three of the five games this season. He will see a handful of targets next week but may only be a possible starting option in deeper leagues.
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Posted 10/10/2021 9:29 pm GMT
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen caught two passes for 40 yards against the Detroit Lions in Week 5. He was targeted three times during the game.
Huddle Up: Thielen has been heled to under 50 yards in three of the last four games and has not caught a touchdown in either of the last two games. He should be more involved in the passing game next week and can be a No. 2 or No. 3 fantasy receiver.
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Posted 10/10/2021 9:23 pm GMT
Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson caught seven passes for 124 yards against the Detroit Lions in Week 5. He was targeted eight times during the game.
Huddle Up: Jefferson saw his three-game touchdown streak snapped but posted a season high with his 124 yards. He has been targeted at least seven times in every game this season and will see a similar workload next week against the Carolina Panthers. He is a must-start option in all leagues as long as he is healthy.
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Posted 10/10/2021 9:18 pm GMT
Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison rushed for 113 yards on 25 carries against the Detroit Lions in Week 5. He also caught seven passes for 40 yards and one touchdown during the game.
Huddle Up: Mattison has rushed for at least 110 yards in both of the games he has started while Dalvin Cook was sidelined but does not receive a lot of work when Cook is healthy. Fantasy players can monitor the situation this upcoming week because Mattison is a must-start option if Cook misses another game.
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Posted 10/10/2021 9:11 pm GMT
Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins went 25-for-34 for 275 yards, one touchdown and one interception against the Detroit Lions in Week 5.
Huddle Up: Cousins has thrown for at least 275 yards in three of the five games this season and has at least one touchdown pass in all five games. He will be facing a solid Carolina Panthers defense next week but could be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in deeper leagues.
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Posted 10/10/2021 3:54 pm GMT
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (ankle) will not play in Week 5's game against the Detroit Lions.
Huddle Up: Cook had been listed as questionable on the injury report despite only participating in one limited practice session during the week, so it is not surprising to see him sidelined for this afternoon's game. Alexander Mattison will be the team's primary running back versus the Lions and can be viewed as a low-end RB2 or flex option in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 10/08/2021 10:15 pm GMT
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (ankle) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 8, and is listed as questionable for Week 5.
Huddle Up: Cook is expected to be a game-time decision this week, so fantasy players will need to check the inactive list for his official status. He should be a starting option in all leagues if he plays, but Alexander Mattison would be a No. 2 fantasy back if Cook is ruled out.
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Posted 10/08/2021 6:00 pm GMT
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (ankle) is 'doing better with his ankle' but could be a game-time decision for Week 5 versus the Detroit Lions, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.
Huddle Up: Cook reportedly did not practice all week, so fantasy managers should prepare to be without his services in what has been one of the easiest matchups for running backs so far this season. David Montgomery and Damien Williams both posted RB1-level production last week against the Lions and Aaron Jones went off for four touchdowns against them two weeks earlier. Alexander Mattison could be in line for another heavy workload and should be considered a top-10 option if Cook is ruled out.
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Posted 10/06/2021 10:59 pm GMT
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 6.
Huddle Up: Cook probably will return to practice later in the week and will be able to play in the Week 5 game. He was limited to nine carries last week but should receive a bigger workload against the Detroit Lions. He should be a starting option in all fantasy leagues as long as he is active.
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