Minnesota Vikings news, rumors and injuries
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 09:48:26 -0800
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's meeting with head coach Mike Zimmer and general manager Rick Spielman Wednesday, March 4, went well after the parties spent more than four hours at Peterson's home. "We had a great dialogue and they were able to understand where I was coming from and concerns my family and I still have. We respect each other and hopefully the situation can pan out so that everyone involved is content," Peterson said.
Fantasy Tip: Peterson's future with the Vikings is still very much in the air. Minnesota can officially trade him when the new league year starts next Tuesday. The main thing to know here is that Peterson has every intention of playing in 2015, and he'll be doing so with a chip on his shoulder. Consider him a high-end RB1 wherever he's playing, and he might even be worth the top fantasy football pick once again.
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 15:43:27 -0800
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel was traded to the Buffalo Bills Wednesday, March 4. The Bills swapped their 2015 fifth-round pick for the Vikings 2015 sixth-round draft pick. Minnesota will also receive a 2016 seventh-round draft pick.
Fantasy Tip: Cassel will be in contention with EJ Manuel for the starting quarterback position. Neither one is a legitimate option as a starting fantasy quarterback.
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20:40:07 -0800
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is scheduled to meet with Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman and head coach Mike Zimmer Wednesday, March 4, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.
Fantasy Tip: It remains to be seen where Peterson will end up for the 2015 season, but as long as he is in somebody's backfield, he should be considered an top-level fantasy running back.
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 09:46:35 -0800
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson, who was put back on the commissioner's exempt list last week, has had "open dialogue" with the team, according to general manager Rick Spielman. Spielman continues to say that the Vikings want Peterson to return in 2015. However, Peterson has been "uneasy" about returning. The Vikings can cut Peterson or talk to him about restructuring his contract at any time since he's back on the exempt list.
Fantasy Tip: It's a bit of a mystery as to whether Peterson will return to play in Minnesota in 2015. The important news is that he will be playing next season, and that'll make him a top-five fantasy football selection immediately. If he's traded and lands in a more favorable situation, he could easily be considered for the No. 1 overall pick.
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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:43:58 -0800
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's suspension was overturned by U.S. District Judge David S. Doty Thursday, Feb. 26. However, the NFL also announced that they will appeal the ruling, and Peterson will return to the Commissioner's Exempt List. "Judge Doty's order did not contain any determinations concerning the fairness of the appeals process under the CBA, including the commissioner's longstanding authority to appoint a designee to act as hearing officer," the league said in a statement.
Fantasy Tip: Peterson's future with the Vikings is very murky, at best, but there's a chance he could be reinstated before April 15. Peterson will be playing somewhere in 2015, it's just a question of whether he'll remain in Minnesota. If his reinstatement back into the league happens sooner rather than later, it'll only help cement his fantasy draft value as a candidate for the top overall pick in 2015.
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:19:30 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Peterson will be able to play next season, but it is not known which team he will play for in 2015. Peterson probably should be considered a No. 1 fantasy running back no matter where he plays and likely will be an option in the first round of drafts.
Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:07:25 -0800
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's father denied a report that Peterson no longer wants to play for Minnesota. Peterson's father said Peterson is still open to a return to the Vikings. Peterson himself said earlier this month that he feels uneasy about returning to Minnesota because he felt there were some people in the organization who wanted him off the field last season. It was also previously reported that Peterson's agent and members of the Vikings' front office had a heated exchange during the NFL Scouting Combine this week.
Fantasy Tip: Things seem to be going downhill between Peterson and the Vikings despite what his father says. Obviously we don't know where Peterson will be playing next season, but, when healthy, he's an RB1 option no matter what uniform he's wearing.
Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:47:39 -0800
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's situation with the team worsened during the NFL scouting combine as his agent and members of Minnesota's front office had a heated verbal altercation, according to sources. Peterson's agent, Ben Dogra, reportedly said that Peterson would never play for the Vikings again.
Fantasy Tip: The validity of Dogra's statement remains to be seen, but the prospects of Peterson returning to the Vikings aren't sounding positive at this juncture. There have been rumors that Peterson could head to Dallas if DeMarco Murray is not franchise tagged or re-signed. Keep tabs on this situation as free agency and the NFL Draft inch closer.
Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:11:20 -0800
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Sun, 22 Feb 2015 20:50:39 -0800
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has not asked for a trade to the Dallas Cowboys and has not had any conversations with Vikings general manager Rick Spielman, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
Fantasy Tip: It's unclear where Peterson will be in 2015, but he is still considered a Top 20 fantasy option at his position and could be a steal on draft day if he lands in a favorable situation and remotely comes close to his old form.
Fri, 20 Feb 2015 05:43:48 -0800
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson hasn't softened his stance, despite general manager Rick Spielman and head coach Mike Zimmer reaching out to him. Peterson wants a fresh start somewhere else. Peterson said lack of trust is a major issue in his uneasiness to return. The team has no intentions of cutting him, so a trade would be the only option.
Fantasy Tip: It's hard to see this ending any other way after the team worked with the NFL to put him on the commissioner's exempt list last season. Jerick McKinnon figures to land a featured role and would be a great RB3. Peterson should make a mid-to-low RB1 wherever he lands.
Wed, 18 Feb 2015 23:36:00 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Even if Cassel returns, he carries minimal fantasy value as a quarterback unless he ends up in a situation where someone gets hurt and Cassel starts.
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