Minnesota Vikings news, rumors and injuries
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 14:52:10 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Bridgewater ($4,800, 9.6% of cap) has been beat up lately but should be good to go against the Atlanta Falcons. The ground game has been the focus in Minnesota this year, leaving Bridgewater as more of a game manager. He's gone over 300 yards just once this year and hasn't done much for fantasy owners to hang their hats on. That shouldn't change this week against a strong Falcons secondary. Consider Bridgewater one to avoid.
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 14:47:11 -0800
Minnesota Vikings DE Everson Griffen (hip, shoulder) and S Harrison Smith (knee) didn't practice Wednesday, Nov. 25. S Robert Blanton (ankle), DT Sharrif Floyd (ankle) and OT Matt Kalil (toe) were limited, while LB Anthony Barr (hand) and LB Eric Kendricks (ribs) practiced in full.
Mon, 23 Nov 2015 10:09:47 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Peterson has had a fine season but has been tainted by the fumbles. After one of his worst weeks of the season in Week 11, AD has a nice opportunity to bounce back against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 12. The Falcons have been extremely poor against runners this year. Peterson will be a very strong option on FantasyScore.
Sun, 22 Nov 2015 18:32:29 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Rudolph hadn't topped 30 yards in a game since the opener, and nearly doubled his season total in one game. He has the physical tools to deliver big numbers on a routine basis, but there is no guarantee he will continue to produce.
Sun, 22 Nov 2015 18:25:34 -0800
Fantasy Tip: The Vikings fell behind in the second half, forcing them to abandon the run. Peterson should remain one of the safest options at running back going forward.
Sun, 22 Nov 2015 14:37:51 -0800
Fantasy Tip: It appears that Bridgewater suffered a minor injury and should play again in the game. He has not been a great starting option for owners this season and likely is a backup for most owners.
Sun, 22 Nov 2015 12:28:31 -0800
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Fri, 20 Nov 2015 12:54:00 -0800
Minnesota Vikings FS Robert Blanton (back) and OT Matt Kalil (toe) were limited during practice Friday, Nov. 20, and are listed as questionable for the Week 11 game against the Green Bay Packers. RB Matt Asiata (quadriceps), LB Anthony Barr (hand, knee), DT Sharrif Floyd (ankle, knee), DT Tom Johnson (concussion), LB Eric Kendricks (ribs), CB Marcus Sherels (shoulder), WR Adam Thielen (shoulder) and DE Justin Trattou (foot) fully participated in practice and are listed as probable.
Fri, 20 Nov 2015 12:48:28 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Bridgewater ($4,800, 9.6% of cap) will be able to play despite the injury. He has not done much in the passing game over the last several weeks, so owners probably should look for other options to use.
Fri, 20 Nov 2015 12:34:10 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Peterson ($8,600, 17.2% of cap) should see his normal workload against the Packers and will be a solid starting option for owners in most leagues.
Thu, 19 Nov 2015 15:42:13 -0800
Minnesota Vikings OT Matt Kalil (toe) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 19. LB Anthony Barr (hand, knee) was limited during practice, while RB Matt Asiata (quadriceps), DT Sharrif Floyd (ankle, knee), DT Tom Johnson (concussion), LB Eric Kendricks (rib), CB Marcus Sherels (shoulder), WR Adam Thielen (shoulder) and DE Justin Trattou (foot) fully participated in practice.
Thu, 19 Nov 2015 15:37:11 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Bridgewater ($4,800, 9.6% of cap) has not thrown for more than 200 yards in any of his last three games. Bridgewater has a decent matchup against the Green Bay Packers this week, but owners should be able to find better options to use.
Thu, 19 Nov 2015 15:29:05 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Peterson ($8,600, 17.2% of cap) should be able to play against the Green Bay Packers even though he is dealing with the injury. He has rushed for at least 100 yards in each of the last three games and should be a starting option in most leagues.
Thu, 19 Nov 2015 09:20:31 -0800
The Minnesota Vikings have become a power-running team once again with RB Adrian Peterson back, and they include a lot of two-tight end sets. Last year they mainly had QB Teddy Bridgewater in shotgun formation in the absence of Peterson, and Bridgewater ran 64.8% of the plays out of the shotgun or pistol formation. Bridgewater has been under center in 2015 52.6% of the time and have the best rushing attack in the NFC. Bridgewater has been more efficient both in the shotgun and under center this year than when he was a rookie in 2014, too. However, the Vikings aren't producing many big plays through the air with Bridgewater, but his ability to avoid sacks and minimize turnovers is a reason why Minnesota currently leads their division.
Fantasy Tip: The Vikings have found a winning solution so far this year, and it centers around Peterson, for obvious reasons. As a result, that has meant mostly average performances through the air for Bridgewater ($4,800, 9.6% of cap). That should continue, too, which will limit Bridgewater's fantasy ceiling and make him a weak daily play most weeks.
Wed, 18 Nov 2015 15:45:49 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Peterson ($8,600, 17.2% of cap) went off against the Oakland Raiders last week and will likely be a popular daily pick again in Week 11 against the struggling Packers.
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