Minnesota Vikings news, rumors and injuries
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:34:00 -0700
Fantasy Tip: There's no question McKinnon is the lead back in Minnesota as Matt Asiata only received 19 offensive snaps, but McKinnon didn't do much in his first start after Adrian Peterson's injury. His next opponent, the New York Giants, has been a stalwart versus running backs, too, yielding just 222 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown to running backs through the first three weeks of the season. McKinnon is still a flex option, but not much more than that for Week 4.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:06:19 -0700
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:16:40 -0700
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:43:18 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Treadwell is a popular breakout candidate this summer, but an adjustment period for a player transitioning from a college spread attack to Norv Turner's offense should have been expected despite the hype. The rookie belongs on watch lists and should eventually fulfill his promise, although it is looking more and more likely he'll be Stefon Diggs' long-term sidekick and not the other way around.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:25:51 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Peterson has to sit out until Week 11, but it would be mistake to rule him out for the season given his track record. Owners in deeper leagues or those with IR spots are advised to hold as long as possible in part because AP is one of the few true feature backs around, but Minnesota's offensive line has been so bad so far that he should be considered no more than a RB2 even if he does return. Jerick McKinnon will continue to serve as the lead back during his Peterson's absence.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 07:11:28 -0700
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 13:43:41 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Diggs recorded at least 100 yards in each of the first two games of the season but was held in check against the Panthers. He should be more involved in the passing game next week and should be a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver for owners.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 13:38:01 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Rudolph has scored a touchdown in each of his last two games and has been targeted at least eight times in all three games this season. He should continue to be a solid option in Minnesota's passing game and can be a low-end No. 1 tight end in deeper leagues.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 13:29:20 -0700
Fantasy Tip: McKinnon will continue to share work with Matt Asiata even though both struggled in Week 3. McKinnon probably will not be more than a flex option most weeks.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 13:17:09 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Asiata was facing a tough Panthers defense and should play better moving forward. He will receive playing time as long as Adrian Peterson is sidelined but will not be more than a flex option in most leagues.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 11:30:47 -0700
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 09:13:59 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Asiata should receive a decent amount of carries this week and likely will run between the tackles, while Jerick McKinnon will be used as a runner as well as a receiver out of the backfield. Both players are facing a tough Carolina Panthers defense but could still be flex options in fantasy leagues.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 08:47:58 -0700
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Sat, 24 Sep 2016 15:50:28 -0700
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (knee) has told people in and around the organization that he believes he can be ready to play when he is eligible to be activated from the Reserve/Injured list in eight weeks, according to sources. It is believed that it will take at least one month before doctors will be able to tell whether an expedited return for Peterson is possible.
Fantasy Tip: Peterson will miss at least half of the season because of the injury, but owners should monitor the situation to see if he will be able to play in the last few games. Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata will share work while Peterson is out. McKinnon can be a low-end No. 2 running back or a flex option in most leagues, while Asiata can be a flex option in deeper leagues.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:22:41 -0700
Minnesota Vikings DT Sharrif Floyd (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 23, and has been ruled out for Week 3. TE MyCole Pruitt (knee) and CB Xavier Rhodes (knee) were limited during practice and are listed as questionable. DE Danielle Hunter (knee), LB Eric Kendricks (ankle) and FB Zach Line (neck) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.
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