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Vikings | Special teams coach reinstated

Sun, 14 Sep 2014 23:49:24 -0700

Mike Priefer, who is the special teams coach for the Minnesota Vikings, will be reinstated on Monday, Sept. 15. Preifer was suspended in relation to homophobic remarks he made that came to light when P Chris Kluwe filed a lawsuit against the team.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Albert Breer


Vikings | Matt Cassel to remain starter

Sun, 14 Sep 2014 23:30:45 -0700

Despite throwing four interceptions in a 30-7 loss to the New England Patriots Sunday, Sept. 14, Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel will remain the starter. "As I've said before, I'm going to hold the quarterback position just like every position here to the same standard," Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said. "And I also said I wasn't going to have a quick hook. Matt needs to play better. It's pretty obvious he needs to play better."

Fantasy Tip: You may want to stay away from Cassel in FantasyScore contests as he could get the hook if the Vikings continue losing. His performance does not merit the cost (which was $5,200 in Week 2). Spend the money on a quarterback of similar price who isn't likely to get the quick hook, like New York Jets QB Geno Smith ($5,200).

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune - Master Tesfatsion


Vikings | NFL reviewing Adrian Peterson case

Sun, 14 Sep 2014 09:28:38 -0700

Updating an ongoing story, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's case will be reviewed under the NFL's personal conduct policy, according to league spokesman Brian McCarthy.

Fantasy Tip: RB Matt Asiata is a bargain buy as a flex option at $3,700 (7.4% of your cap) on FantasyScore in Week 2.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Kevin Patra


Vikings | Week 2 Inactives

Sun, 14 Sep 2014 08:39:46 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings have declared RB Adrian Peterson, LB Brandon Watts, QB Christian Ponder, OG David Yankey, LB Michael Mauti, WR Rodney Smith, DL Scott Crichton inactive for Week 2.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson's status TBA Monday

Sun, 14 Sep 2014 06:40:14 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson will have his roster status announced Monday, Sept. 15, by the team. The team could allow him to practice and attend meetings but deactivate him on gamedays or suspend him with pay.

Fantasy Tip: Stay tuned Monday to see whether he's worth considering for your Week 3 lineups.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: CBSSports.com - Jason La Canfora


Vikings | Vikes promote one, cut one

Sat, 13 Sep 2014 15:18:38 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Joe Banyard was promoted from the practice squad to the active roster Saturday, Sept. 13. RB Zach Line was waived.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: 1500ESPN.com - Andrew Krammer


Vikings | Adrian Peterson trial likely in 2015

Sat, 13 Sep 2014 11:54:43 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's trial for reckless or negligent injury of a child will likely occur in 2015. Peterson was released from jail on $15,000 bond Saturday, Sept. 13, after being arrested for a felony charge involving his son.

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Vikings | Jerick McKinnon to see touches

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 20:29:27 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon is expected to see touches in Week 2 against the New England Patriots with RB Adrian Peterson deactivated, but RB Matt Asiata is likely to start and see a majority of the carries.

Fantasy Tip: At $3700 (7.4 percent of salary cap) in FantasyScore leagues, McKinnon looks to be attractive, but that's the same price for Asiata. If you are looking for a low-cost option with upside, go Asiata over the rookie McKinnon.

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Vikings | Matt Asiata expected to carry load

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 20:28:48 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata figures to get a majority of the touches in Week 2 against the New England Patriots with RB Adrian Peterson deactivated. RB Jerick McKinnon is also expected to see touches.

Fantasy Tip: At $3700 (7.4 percent of salary cap) in FantasyScore leagues, Asiata is a solid low-priced addition. His inclusion will allow you to build a team of studs at other positions while getting starter-type production.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Ben Goessling


Vikings | Adrian Peterson deactivated in Week 2

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:38:25 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has been deactivated for the Week 2 game against the New England Patriots.

Fantasy Tip: You can safely remove Peterson from all of your FantasyScore and standard-league lineups. Both Matt Asiata and Jerick McKinnon aren't attractive options, even at the minimum salary for running backs ($3,700). Cordarrelle Patterson, who might be used even more now, is looking more attractive now at a price of $6,000 (12.0% of cap).

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport


Vikings | More details on Adrian Peterson case

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:36:32 -0700

Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson admitted in a police report that he did "whoop" one of his children last May when he visited him in Houston. When the 4-year-old boy returned home, his mother took him to a doctor, and the boy told police Peterson had hit him with a branch from a tree. The doctor said the boy had a number of lacerations on his thighs and bruise-like marks on his lower back and buttocks and cuts on his hand. Peterson regarded it as a normal spanking when he was questioned by investigators. A grand jury earlier this summer decided not to charge Peterson, but a second grand jury is now indicting him.

Fantasy Tip: Stay tuned on more information on this story and how it might pertain to Peterson being suspended or missing any time. Until we know more, plan to stick with him in your starting lineups, but be prepared for a quick change before Sunday morning.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson indicted for injury to child

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:43:58 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has been indicted in Texas for reckless or negligent injury of a child, according to a person with knowledge of the case. Peterson reportedly used a switch to spank his son. He'll have to return to Texas to post bond, but there is no timetable for that to happen. Peterson returned to practice Friday, Sept. 12, after being absent Thursday, Sept. 11. The team is gathering information regarding the legal situation.

Fantasy Tip: It's unknown how this'll affect Peterson's availability on the field, but to be safe, you might want to make backup plans just in case. Matt Asiata is likely to be next in line, but there might be better options on the waiver wire in your league. Cordarrelle Patterson could be used even more in the running game if Peterson is forced to miss any time.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: USA TODAY Sports - Tom Pelissero


Vikings | Friday injury report

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:27:50 -0700

Minnesota Vikings LB Brandon Watts (knee) has been ruled out for Week 2. WR Rodney Smith (hamstring), DT Sharrif Floyd (shoulder) and CB Xavier Rhodes (groin) are listed as questionable, while OT Michael X. Harris (shoulder), OG Charlie Johnson (ankle), FB Zach Line (ankle), LB Michael Mauti (foot) and CB Jabari Price (hamstring) are listed as probable. Watts did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 12. Smith, Floyd and Rhodes were limited during practice, while the other players fully participated in practice.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson probable

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:26:35 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 12, and is listed as probable for Week 2.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson has been one of the top fantasy running back for the past several years and has the ability to post awesome numbers each week. As expected, Peterson is one of the most expensive running backs on FantasyScore (16.4% of the cap) but may not be able to bring much of a profit even against a weak New England Patriots run defense.

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Vikings | Three work out

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:29:18 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings had three players in for workouts this week, including LBs Steve Beauharnais and Phillip Steward, as well as OG Jon Halapio.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Baltimore Sun - Aaron Wilson


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Minnesota Vikings Player News

Asiata Matt RB
Ballard Christian DL
Banyard Joe RB
Barr Anthony LB
Berger Joe C
Blanton Robert CB
Bridgewater Teddy QB
Brinkley Jasper LB
Cassel Matt QB
Cole Audie LB
Colter Kain WR
Crichton Scott DL
DeCicco Dom LB
Ducasse Vladimir OL
Ellison Rhett TE
Exum Antone CB
Faciane Isame DT
Felton Jerome FB
Floyd Sharrif DL
Ford Chase TE
Foster Donte WR
Fusco Brandon OL
Gray MarQueis TE
Greenway Chad LB
Greenwood Chris CB
Griffen Everson DL
Harris Michael X. OT
Hodges Gerald LB
Jennings Greg WR
Johnson Charlie OG
Johnson Tom DT
Joseph Linval DL
Kaddu Josh LB
Kalil Matt OT
Kerin Zac C
Kooistra Scott OG
Loadholt Phil OT
Locke Jeff P
Loeffler Cullen OT
Mauti Michael LB
McKinnon Jerick RB
Mitchell Marko WR
Munnerlyn Captain CB
Nielsen Tyler LB
Noethlich Bill OT
Patterson Cordarrelle WR
Peterson Adrian RB
Ponder Christian QB
Prater Shaun CB
Price Jabari CB
Raymond Mistral FS
Rhodes Xavier CB
Richardson Antonio OT
Robinson Brian WR
Robinson Josh CB
Robison Brian DL
Rudolph Kyle TE
Samuda Josh OG
Sendejo Andrew SS
Sherels Marcus CB
Simpson Jerome WR
Smith Harrison FS
Smith Rodney WR
Stephen Shamar DL
Sullivan John C
Thielen Adam WR
Trattou Justin DL
Walsh Blair PK
Watts Brandon LB
Wentworth Austin OT
Williams Rod CB
Wootton Corey DL
Wright Jarius WR
Yankey David OG

Akey Robb AC
Davidson Jeff AC
Edwards George DC
Ferraro Paul AC
Fraley Hank AC
Gray Jerry AC
Hurd Jeff AC
Johnson Jimmie AC
Kubiak Klint AC
Marcus Evan AC
Panagos Jim AC
Paton George TO
Priefer Mike AC
Reynolds Diron AC
Roche Rob AC
Sheldon Matt AC
Silverfield Ryan AC
Singletary Mike AC
Spielman Rick GM
Stewart George AC
Turner Norv OC
Turner Scott AC
Walsh Chris AC
Wilf Zygi TO
Wilson Kirby AC
Zimmer Adam AC
Zimmer Mike HC