Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings
NFC North | 1-5-0
Avg PTS
25.8
Rank: 17th
Avg Yds
385
Rank: 14th
Avg PYds
245.8
Rank: 22nd
Avg RYds
139.2
Rank: 5th
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Posted 10/29/2020 7:55 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (shoulder) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 29.
Huddle Up: Thielen has caught at least one touchdown in five of his six games this season and has been targeted 28 times in the last three games. He will continue to be the main option in the passing game for the Vikings and can be a low-end No. 1 or No. 2 receiver in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 10/29/2020 7:54 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (groin) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 29.
Huddle Up: Cook should be able to play in the Week 8 game, but fantasy players will know more about his status in a few days. He is one of the top running backs in the NFL when healthy and is a must-start option in fantasy leagues if he is active.
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Posted 10/28/2020 3:17 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (groin) will practice Wednesday, Oct. 28.
Huddle Up: Cook is expected to return this week, and this is a good sign. The Green Bay Packers are the best matchup for PPR running backs this season. He'll be a mid-to-low RB1.
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Posted 10/19/2020 3:19 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins said after throwing three interceptions in Week 6: 'The reality is if the pace I'm on in terms of the interceptions, if that were to continue, I won't finish the season,' Cousins said. 'I won't - you know what I mean? There's a little bit of, you got to improve. Whether it's them telling me, 'Hey, we gotta improve,' or them pulling me; we got to get better. That's what the rest of the season will be about for me is trying to protect the football as best I can. Because when you turn the ball over, it really hurts your chances to win. I know that. I just need to improve as we look ahead to the rest of the season.'
Huddle Up: Cousins is 18th in fantasy points among QBs this season, and he has one more game than a lot of others. It sounds like he's going to play more conservatively as well, which isn't what you like to hear from someone rated as a backup in fantasy right now.
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Posted 10/18/2020 10:39 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph caught three passes for 47 yards against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 6. He was targeted four times during the game.
Huddle Up: Rudolph posted at least 40 yards for the first time this season against the Falcons and has been targeted only 14 times in six games. He can be avoided in all fantasy leagues.
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Posted 10/18/2020 10:36 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen caught three passes for 51 yards and one touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 6. He was targeted five times during the game.
Huddle Up: Thielen has caught at least one touchdown in five of the six games this season and has been targeted at least five times in every game. He will continue to be a big part of the passing game and should be a weekly starting option in all leagues.
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Posted 10/18/2020 10:23 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson caught nine passes for 166 yards and two touchdowns against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 6. He was targeted 11 times during the game.
Huddle Up: Jefferson has posted at least 100 yards in three of the last four games and has been targeted 21 times over the last three games. He is on bye next week but can be at least a No. 3 receiver in Week 8.
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Posted 10/18/2020 10:23 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings TE Irv Smith caught four passes for 55 yards against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 6. He was targeted five times during the game.
Huddle Up: Smith has become more involved in the passing game recently with eight catches and 119 yards over the last two weeks. Fantasy players can consider adding Smith to their roster if he is available, but he may not be a weekly starting option yet.
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Posted 10/18/2020 10:13 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison rushed for 26 yards on 10 carries against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 6.
Huddle Up: The Vikings fell behind early in the game and had to throw the ball more, which hurt Mattison's production. Dalvin Cook is expected to be back in Week 8, so Mattison can be avoided in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 10/18/2020 4:31 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (groin) will not play in the Week 6 game but should be ready to play in Week 8, a source told NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. The Vikings have a Week 7 bye.
Huddle Up: Alexander Mattison will receive the start in Week 6 with Cook out and should receive plenty of carries against the Atlanta Falcons. He is a must-start option in all fantasy leagues.
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Posted 10/16/2020 4:12 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (groin) is not taking part in the team's practice Friday, Oct. 16.
Huddle Up: As expected, Cook remains a spectator, and the next step will be for the Vikings to declare him out of Week 6 later Friday.
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Posted 10/15/2020 4:36 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (groin) is not taking part in the team's practice Thursday, Oct. 15.
Huddle Up: With the Vikings' bye next week, Cook is not expected to practice or play in Week 6, which would give him three weeks of rest before his next game. Hopefully, Cook owners have super-handcuff Alexander Mattison to turn to this week.
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Posted 10/14/2020 6:40 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (groin) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Oct. 14.
Huddle Up: The Vikings have a bye next week, so they may consider holding Cook out this week so he can have two weeks to recover. Alexander Mattison will receive most of the work at running back if Cook is not able to play and can be a starting option in all fantasy leagues.
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Posted 10/13/2020 1:42 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (groin) is not expected to play in Week 6 due to an adductor strain, according to a source. The Vikings have a Week 7 bye, and he'll be re-evaluated after that.
Huddle Up: Alexander Mattison is averaging 5.6 yards per carry this season, and he could be a low-end RB1 against the lowly Atlanta Falcons.
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Posted 10/12/2020 5:54 am UTC
Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (groin) will have an MRI on his injured groin on Monday, Oct. 12, to determine the severity of the injury. Head coach Mike Zimmer indicated he's not sure if Cook will be available for the team's Week 6 matchup with the Atlanta Falcons.
Huddle Up: Keep an eye out for an update on Cook's condition tomorrow, but do not hesitate to scoop up Alexander Mattison if he's available. Given Cook's importance to the team and Atlanta's struggles it wouldn't be at all surprising if they choose to rest him even if the injury isn't that bad, especially with division matchups on tap.
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Posted 10/12/2020 5:07 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson had three receptions (on five targets) for 23 yards in Week 5 against the Seattle Seahawks.
Huddle Up: Despite a plus matchup against Seattle's woeful secondary, Jefferson generated his lowest output as a pro, breaking a modest two-game streak of 100-plus receiving yards. If anything, it served as a reminder that Adam Thielen is the top dog in Minnesota and Jefferson will likely be more up and down. Things are certainly looking up for Week 6, though, as the Vikings welcome a Falcons team in complete disarray.
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Posted 10/12/2020 4:55 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen caught nine passes for 80 yards and two touchdowns against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, Oct. 11. Thielen was targeted a team-high 13 times.
Huddle Up: Seattle had few answers for Thielen, who repeatedly showed his prowess as a route runner on Sunday night, highlighted by a fourth-quarter touchdown where he shook his defender so hard that the DB needed medical attention afterward. Even with the emergence of rookie Justin Jefferson, Thielen is the go-to guy in Minnesota and a legitimate WR1.
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Posted 10/12/2020 4:36 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison had 20 carries for 112 yards in a Week 5 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. He also caught three passes for 24 yards.
Huddle Up: Mattison took over the lead-back duties when Dalvin Cook bowed out with a groin injury and played well, even if him getting stopped on 4th and inches will be the lasting memory for most. It's unclear if the injury will cost Cook any games, but if it does you can bet that Mattison will be a highly sought after free-agent addition. Monitor the situation and be ready to pounce if Mattison is available.
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Posted 10/12/2020 4:24 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins completed 27 of 39 passes for 249 yards, two touchdowns and an interception against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, Oct. 11. Cousins also fumbled twice, losing one.
Huddle Up: Facing the NFL's last-rated pass defense, Cousins found open receivers in the intermediate passing game for much of the night. He rarely challenged down the field, though, and his third-quarter interception was terrible. On the whole, Cousins does look improved over what he did the first couple of weeks, and he could be asked to carry a larger load if Dalvin Cook's groin injury causes him to miss time. Until he posts better numbers, however, Cousins is no more than a low-end reserve.
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Posted 10/09/2020 11:20 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 9, and is not on the injury report for Week 5.
Huddle Up: Thielen has been targeted at least eight times in three of the four games this season and is on a two-game touchdown streak. He will see plenty of targets this week and can be a No. 1 or No. 2 receiver in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 10/08/2020 10:48 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (shoulder) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 8.
Huddle Up: Thielen is coming off his second 100-yard game of the season and has four touchdowns in four games. He will continue to be the main option in the passing game for the Vikings and can be a No. 1 or No. 2 receiver in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 10/07/2020 9:05 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (shoulder) was limited at practice Wednesday, Oct. 7, due to a shoulder injury.
Huddle Up: Thielen should be good to go by Sunday night with a limited session early in the week, and he'll need to be in lineups. Rookie WR Justin Jefferson has impressed the last two weeks and should be started in a nice matchup against the Seattle Seahawks, especially if Thielen is less than 100 percent.
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