Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings
NFC North | 9-2-0
Avg PTS
23.82
Rank: 12th
Avg Yds
359.18
Rank: 15th
Avg PYds
259.82
Rank: 6th
Avg RYds
99.36
Rank: 25th
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Posted 11/25/2022 6:07 am GMT
Minnesota Vikings TE T.J. Hockenson caught five of his six targets for 43 yards and a touchdown in a 33-26 win over the New England Patriots in Week 12.
Huddle Up: Hockenson scored for the first time since being acquired by the Vikings, but he has logged at least five receptions in all four starts for his new team. He has also averaged 8.5 targets per game in Minnesota. He doesn't have the upside of the elite tight ends, but he's a reliable TE1.
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Posted 11/23/2022 10:03 pm GMT
Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson (toe) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Nov. 23, and is not on the injury report for Week 12.
Huddle Up: Jefferson is coming off a disappointing Week 11 game but remains one of the best receivers in the NFL. He is a must-start option in all fantasy leagues.
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Posted 11/21/2022 11:05 pm GMT
Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson (toe) fully participated in practice Monday, Nov. 21. The Vikings did not hold a practice Monday, so this is an estimation.
Huddle Up: Jefferson is coming off one of his worst games of the season but is still one of the best fantasy players in the NFL. He is a must-start option in all fantasy leagues.
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Posted 11/20/2022 5:21 pm GMT
Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson (toe) said that the mild turf toe injury that bothered him in practice during the week will not cause him to have any restrictions for Week 11's game versus the Dallas Cowboys.
Huddle Up: Jefferson had been limited in two of the team's three practice sessions during the week, before logging a full session Friday, Nov. 18. He no longer appears on the injury report and should be a must-start option in all fantasy leagues, especially since he will see his normal workload.
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Posted 11/19/2022 12:17 am GMT
Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson (toe) was a full participant in practice on Friday, Nov. 18, and was removed from the injury report for Week 11.
Huddle Up: Jefferson caused a scare when he popped up on the injury report this week, but he was still able to get in limited practices before being a full-go on Friday. As always, Jefferson is an elite WR1 who should be in lineups each and every week.
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Posted 11/18/2022 12:19 am GMT
Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson (toe) was limited at practice once again on Thursday, Nov. 17.
Huddle Up: One of the very best fantasy football assets in the entire league, Jefferson's status obviously bears monitoring on Friday, and through the weekend if he has a designation, but there's been nothing to suggest he's in danger of missing Week 11. As long as he has at least one arm to catch with and two legs to run with, Jefferson is an elite, must-start WR1 each and every week.
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Posted 11/17/2022 12:33 am GMT
Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson (toe) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 16. The Vikings did not hold a practice Wednesday, so this is an estimation.
Huddle Up: Jefferson is coming off a terrific Week 10 game, so fantasy players should check on his status later this week. He is a must-start option in all leagues if active.
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Posted 11/12/2022 12:48 am GMT
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 11, and is not on the injury report for Week 10.
Huddle Up: Thielen has been a reliable target for the Vikings and fantasy players this season and can be a starting option in most fantasy leagues.
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Posted 11/10/2022 12:14 am GMT
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 9.
Huddle Up: Thielen has been playing better lately and has been targeted at least seven times in each of his last seven games. He can be a No. 3 fantasy receiver if he plays.
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Posted 11/06/2022 4:20 pm GMT
Minnesota Vikings TE T.J. Hockenson is slated to see a great deal of playing time in Week 9's game versus the Washington Commanders, according to head coach Kevin O'Connell. He is expected to appear in most of the team's offensive packages.
Huddle Up: With the knowledge that Hockenson will not see a limited number of snaps in his first game with his new team, owners should continue to view him as a midrange starting option in most fantasy leagues.
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Posted 11/05/2022 12:03 am GMT
Minnesota Vikings TE Irv Smith (ankle) will not need surgery on his ankle at this time, according to head coach Kevin O'Connell.
Huddle Up: Smith is still expected to miss most of the remaining games this season because of the injury, so fantasy players can drop him if they need to roster space.
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Posted 11/04/2022 10:34 pm GMT
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 4, and is not on the injury report for Week 9.
Huddle Up: Thielen should see a decent amount of targets against the Washington Commanders and can be a No. 3 receiver in most fantasy leagues.
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Posted 11/03/2022 10:12 pm GMT
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 3.
Huddle Up: Thielen has not posted 75 yards in any game this season but has received consistent targets in 2022. He can be considered a No. 3 receiver or flex option in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 11/02/2022 11:02 pm GMT
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.
Huddle Up: Thielen is coming off one of his better games of the season last week and has been targeted at least seven times in all but one game in 2022. He can be a No. 3 receiver or flex option in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 11/02/2022 7:42 pm GMT
Minnesota Vikings TE Irv Smith (ankle) may need to undergo surgery on his high ankle sprain and is receiving a second option on the injury, according to head coach Kevin O'Connell.
Huddle Up: Smith is expected to miss most of the remaining games and probably would be ruled out for the season if he undergoes surgery. Fantasy players can consider dropping Smith if they need the roster space. T.J. Hockenson will be the starting tight end for Minnesota and can be a weekly starting option.
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Posted 11/01/2022 5:08 pm GMT
Minnesota Vikings TE Irv Smith (ankle) is expected to be sidelined eight to 10 weeks with the high-ankle sprain he suffered in Week 8 against the Arizona Cardinals, according to a source.
Huddle Up: The Vikings may have been ready to move on from Smith anyway given his lack of durability, but this news explains why Minnesota likely felt compelled to trade for T.J. Hockenson on Tuesday. Smith is almost certain to go on IR in the coming hours. Even the most optimistic projection puts his return at about Week 16, so his fantasy managers should have no problem cutting the cord now.
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Posted 11/01/2022 3:44 pm GMT
Detroit Lions TE T.J. Hockenson, a 2023 fourth-round pick and a 2024 conditional fourth-round pick were acquired by the Minnesota Vikings Tuesday, Nov. 1, in exchange for a 2023 second-round pick and a 2024 third-round pick.
Huddle Up: Hockenson is a low-end TE1 that has a chance to be an upper-middle TE1 with the Vikings, who haven't had much of a threat at the position in a few years.
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Posted 10/31/2022 5:14 pm GMT
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings TE Irv Smith (ankle) was diagnosed with a high-ankle sprain Monday, Oct. 31, and is expected to miss multiple games.
Huddle Up: Blocking specialist Johnny Mundt is the only healthy tight end on the roster for at least one more week as the injured Ben Ellefson (groin) has to sit at least one more game before he is eligible to come off IR. With Ellefson likely due back soon, it is possible Minnesota rides it out with him and Mundt until Smith returns. A more likely scenario - especially given the nagging nature of high-ankle sprains - is that the Vikings make a deal for a tight end before Tuesday's trade deadline expires. Smith can be dropped in most 12-team leagues.
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Posted 10/31/2022 2:55 am GMT
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (knee) suffered a bruised knee during the Week 8 game against the Arizona Cardinals. He exited the game in the second quarter, but was able to return to finish the game. Head coach Kevin O'Connell said Sunday, Oct. 30, that Thielen is "OK".
Huddle Up: Fantasy managers likely received a little scare when he limped off, but the good news is he could finish up. It sounds like he'll be ready to play in Week 9 on the road against the Washington Commanders, but he will likely be on the practice and injury report this week.
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Posted 10/28/2022 9:13 pm GMT
Detroit Lions TE T.J. Hockenson (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 28, and is not on the injury report for Week 8.
Huddle Up: Hockenson should be one of the main options in the passing game this week and can be a No. 1 tight end in most fantasy leagues.
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Posted 10/27/2022 9:26 pm GMT
Detroit Lions TE T.J. Hockenson (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 27.
Huddle Up: Hockenson appears to be on track to play in the Week 8 game and should have a solid role in the passing game. He can be a No. 1 tight end in most fantasy leagues.
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Posted 10/26/2022 11:09 pm GMT
Detroit Lions TE T.J. Hockenson (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 26.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players will need to keep an eye on the situation to see if Hockenson is in danger of missing the Week 8 game. He can be considered a low-end No. 1 tight end if he is active for the game.
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Posted 10/16/2022 4:07 pm GMT
Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison (shoulder) is active for Week 6's game versus the Miami Dolphins.
Huddle Up: Mattison had been listed as questionable after being a limited participant in all three of the team's practice sessions during the week. Although he is one of the league's top backup running backs, he doesn't have any standalone value as long as RB Dalvin Cook is healthy.
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Posted 10/13/2022 10:34 pm GMT
Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison (shoulder) was limited in practice once again on Thursday, Oct. 13.
Huddle Up: Mattison will need a full practice on Friday to avoid a designation going into Sunday. The Vikings back is one of the best backups in the NFL but doesn't have any standalone value as long as Dalvin Cook is healthy.
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Posted 10/09/2022 1:02 am GMT
Detroit Lions TE T.J. Hockenson has three touchdowns in the last two games, and in Week 5, he faces a New England Patriots' defense that has allowed a league-high five touchdowns to tight ends this season.
Huddle Up: Hockenson is coming off a monster outing against the Seattle Seahawks, and with Detroit's receiving corps dealing with multiple injuries, he is positioned for a heavy workload against a vulnerable defense.
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Posted 10/07/2022 9:16 pm GMT
Detroit Lions TE T.J. Hockenson (hip) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 7, and is not on the injury report for Week 5.
Huddle Up: Hockenson was a big part of the passing game last week and could receive a similar workload again in Week 5 if Amon-Ra St. Brown sits again. He can be a No. 1 tight end in leagues this week.
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Posted 10/06/2022 9:07 pm GMT
Detroit Lions TE T.J. Hockenson (hip) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 6.
Huddle Up: Hockenson is coming off his best game of the season last week and should be one of the main options in the passing game if he is active for Week 5. He can be a No. 1 tight end in fantasy leagues if active.
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Posted 10/05/2022 11:58 pm GMT
Detroit Lions TE T.J. Hockenson (hip) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.
Huddle Up: Hockenson has a good chance to return to practice later in the week and play in Week 5 since he was on the field last week. He had an outstanding Week 4 performance and should be a No. 1 tight end in all leagues if he plays.
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