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Vikings | Teddy Bridgewater placed on IR

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 14:36:48 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, Aug. 31.

Fantasy Tip: Bridgewater will miss the entire 2016 season because of his serious knee injury, and owners will need to monitor the situation to see if he will be ready for the 2017 season. Shaun Hill likely will be the starting quarterback for the Vikings this season but should only be a No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues.

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


Vikings | Adrian Peterson will be challenged

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 19:37:44 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson was already expected to have a heavy workload in 2016. Now, the team has lost QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee) to what appears to be a season-ending knee injury, so QB Shaun Hill steps in under center.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson remains a top-notch fantasy back, but look for Peterson to be challenged significantly by opposing defenses, as they're likely to put eight in the box and dare Hill, or whomever else quarterbacks the Vikings, to beat them. Peterson will still get his yardage and scores, but it will be much tougher sledding with a downgrade at QB.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph loses his signal caller

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 19:37:11 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph will be catching his passes for QB Shaun Hill instead of QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee) this season.

Fantasy Tip: Rudolph has very little fantasy appeal as it is, but now he is undraftable even in the deepest of fantasy formats despite a miraculous renaissance by both he and Hill.

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Vikings | Drop Minnesota WRs on draft boards

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 19:29:15 -0700

Minnesota Vikings WRs Stefon Diggs and Laquon Treadwell are expected to be catching their passes from QB Shaun Hill now that QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee) is sidelined due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament and other structural damage.

Fantasy Tip: With Hill under center, Diggs, Treadwell and the rest of the receivers in Minnesota will see a drop in fantasy appeal. Diggs had WR3 fantasy appeal, but he should now be considered as a WR4. Treadwell had WR4 value, but now target him as a WR5 in fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams.

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Vikings | Shaun Hill unlikely for Thursday's game

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 19:14:26 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings are expected to rest QB Shaun Hill for the preseason finale Thursday, Sept. 1, against the Los Angeles Rams.

Fantasy Tip: The team likely wants to preserve the presumed starter in the wake of the Teddy Bridgewater season-ending injury, giving newly re-signed Brad Sorensen and the rest of the backups playing time instead.

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


Vikings | Minnesota to re-sign Brad Sorensen

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 19:13:54 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings will re-sign QB Brad Sorensen Tuesday, Aug. 30, after he was recently waived by the team. He is flying back Wednesday, Aug. 31, to re-sign, according to a source.

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Vikings | Taylor Heinicke ahead of schedule

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 18:14:13 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QB Taylor Heinicke (foot) is two weeks ahead of schedule in his recovery from a foot injury, a source said Tuesday, Aug. 30. He might return to practice in the next three weeks.

Fantasy Tip: Suddenly this is huge news. The former standout at Old Dominion put up huge numbers in Conference USA for the Monarchs, but he has zero pass attempts in the NFL. That could change at some point in 2016 with Teddy Bridgewater going down for the season and Shaun Hill having never lasted more than 10 games in an NFL season. Heinicke isn't draftable in any fantasy format right now, but he is an intriguing prospect to watch into October, November and December, as it is conceivable he could see starts for the Vikes.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune - Andrew Krammer


Vikings | Shaun Hill to shoulder the load?

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 18:10:54 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QB Shaun Hill is the likely candidate to take over under center with QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee) expected to miss the 2016 season due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament and other structural damage. He has never started more than 10 games in any season and he never has reached the postseason.

Fantasy Tip: Hill is a significant downgrade from Bridgewater, and the injury hurts the fantasy appeal of Stefon Diggs, Laquon Treadwell and Kyle Rudolph, among others. Hill is only worth monitoring for the first few games, and certainly only draftable in deeper leagues which require two starting signal callers. Expect the Vikings to also pursue veteran help via trade or free agency.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter


Vikings | Teddy Bridgewater has torn ACL

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 18:09:58 -0700

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee) suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament and other structural damage as a result of a non-contact injury in practice Tuesday, Aug. 30, and he also has a dislocated knee. An MRI confirmed the injuries. He did not suffer any nerve or arterial damage, however. He will have surgery within the next few days, but is expected to miss the 2016 season.

Fantasy Tip: With the franchise quarterback going down, drop Stefon Diggs and Laquon Treadwell down on your draft sheets, as the quarterback play will be significantly degraded. Adrian Peterson will have to carry a much bigger load in 2016, and that's good news for his fantasy stock, although you can expect teams to stack the box daring the Vikings to pass with whomever they tab as the signal caller. Shaun Hill is likely to take over due to his knowledge of the offense, since he is the in-house guy, but expect Mark Sanchez, Colin Kaepernick or another veteran free-agent to get a call as well.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: VikingsWire.USAToday.com - Neal Coolong


Vikings | Significant injury for Teddy Bridgewater

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:17:42 -0700

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee) suffered a significant injury to his left knee in practice Tuesday, Aug. 30, according to head coach Mike Zimmer. The extent of the injury is not yet known, however, as Bridgewater is still undergoing testing.

Fantasy Tip: One can expect Bridgewater to miss a good deal of time this season. This is Shaun Hill's team to quarterback right now, but look for the Vikings to add someone. As far as Hill's fantasy value, he is really only viable in good matchups and/or as a bye-week replacement.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter


Vikings | Two roster moves for Vikings

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:28:40 -0700

Minnesota Vikings OG Mike X. Harris (knee) was placed on the Reserve/Non-Football Illness list Tuesday, Aug. 30. WR Troy Stoudemire was waived.

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Vikings | John Sullivan cut

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:06:23 -0700

Minnesota Vikings C John Sullivan was released Tuesday, Aug. 30.

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Vikings | Teddy Bridgewater goes down in practice

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:09:23 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater (undisclosed) went down on a non-contact play during practice Tuesday, Aug. 30. Practice was subsequently called off as trainers tended to the quarterback.

Fantasy Tip: Non-contact injuries are never a good sign; it sounds like it could be something serious for Minnesota's starting thrower. Shaun Hill is a capable backup, but he doesn't have the fantasy appeal that Bridgewater does and would only be worth a bye-week start in a good matchup. Stay tuned for updates on Bridgewater's status.

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


Vikings | Terrell Sinkfield cut

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:20:05 -0700

Minnesota Vikings WR Terrell Sinkfield was cut Tuesday, Aug. 30.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune - Andrew Krammer


Vikings | Minnesota makes several roster cuts

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 21:24:41 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings have informed DE Theiren Cockran, TE Brian Leonhardt, DT Claudell Louis, WR Marken Michel, OT Austin Shepherd, QB Brad Sorensen they will be cut. According to published reports, OT Sean Hickey and LB Terrance Plummer have also been informed they will be let go.

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