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  Vikings | Thursday practice report    Thu Dec 18, 06:22 PM

Minnesota Vikings LB Anthony Barr (knee), S Robert Blanton (ankle, knee) and OG Charlie Johnson (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 18. DTs Sharrif Floyd (knee) and Linval Joseph (illness) were limited. CB Xavier Rhodes (wrist), DE Brian Robison (ankle) and S Andrew Sendejo (thumb) participated fully.

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  Vikings | Greg Jennings limited    Thu Dec 18, 06:19 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Greg Jennings (hamstring) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 18.

Footballguys view: Jennings is seeing some better games now that Teddy Bridgewater has begun to get more comfortable, but he still struggles. At best he is a Wr5.

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  Vikings | Matt Asiata limited again    Thu Dec 18, 06:15 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata (foot) was limited for a second consecutive day Thursday, Dec. 18.

Footballguys view: He will see a lot of work this week, and if he scores, could have a very good day. We like Asiata as a sneaky play in daily games, and consider him a low-end RB1 in PPR leagues.

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  Vikings | Kyle Rudolph sitting out    Thu Dec 18, 12:46 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle, knee) is not participating in practice Thursday, Dec. 18.

Footballguys view: We think he'll play and he should put up high end TE2 numbers. Keep an eye out though and make sure this is just a veterans day off.

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  Vikings | Limited practice for Matt Asiata    Wed Dec 17, 05:05 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata (foot) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 17.

Footballguys view: Asiata makes for an interesting RB2 with upside this week. The Vikings play the Dolphins in Week 16, and Miami has been getting gashed on the ground. Asiata is a tough inside runner, and he's surprisingly used more as a receiver than some think.

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  Vikings | Greg Jennings limited    Wed Dec 17, 05:03 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Greg Jennings (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 17.

Footballguys view: Charles X. Johnson looks like Teddy Bridgewater's favorite target. However, Jennings has scored a TD in three of the last four weeks. Fantasy owners can rely on him as a low-end WR4 with upside.

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Greg Jennings player page


  Vikings | Kyle Rudolph not on the field    Wed Dec 17, 04:58 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle, knee) is not practicing Wednesday, Dec. 17.

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  Vikings | Wednesday practice report    Wed Dec 17, 04:55 PM

Minnesota Vikings OG Charlie Johnson (ankle), S Robert Blanton (ankle, knee), DT Linval Joseph (illness) and LB Anthony Barr (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 17. DT Sharrif Floyd (knee) and DE Brian Robison (ankle) were limited, while CB Xavier Rhodes (wrist) and S Andrew Sendejo (thumb) practiced in full.

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Linval Joseph player page
Xavier Rhodes player page


  Vikings | Kyle Rudolph not 100%    Wed Dec 17, 10:20 AM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (hernia) disclosed he had both hips operated on during hernia surgery earlier in the season and admitted he won't be 100% the rest of the year.

Footballguys view: Rudolph has been a good target for rookie QB Teddy Bridgewater. He had 7 catches for 69 yards last week against the Lions, and we like Rudolph as a TE1 against the Dolphins in Week 16.

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  Vikings | J'Marcus Webb waived    Tue Dec 16, 02:58 PM

Minnesota Vikings OT J'Marcus Webb was waived Tuesday, Dec. 16.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson expected two-game ban    Mon Dec 15, 10:30 AM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson was told by executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent that he would serve a two-game suspension for violating the personal conduct policy, instead of missing the entire season. Peterson's camp has an audio recording of the exchange that took place six days before he was suspended for the season.

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  Vikings | Andrew Sendejo injures thumb    Sun Dec 14, 05:49 PM

Minnesota Vikings S Andrew Sendejo (thumb) left the Week 15 game against the Detroit Lions in the second quarter due to a thumb injury. His return is questionable.

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  Vikings | Week 15 Inactives    Sun Dec 14, 03:10 PM

The Minnesota Vikings have declared LB Anthony Barr, SS Robert Blanton, OT Carter Bykowski, DT Sharrif Floyd, OG Charlie Johnson, FB Zach Line, OG David Yankey inactive for Week 15.


  Vikings | Cordarrelle Patterson will play    Sun Dec 14, 03:08 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson (hamstring) is active for the team's Week 15 game.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson considered retirement    Sat Dec 13, 08:12 AM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said he considered retirement from the NFL because he is disappointed with the disciplinary system. 'I've considered retiring from the NFL,' Peterson said. 'I still made $8 million dollars this year. I've thought about getting back into the real estate (business in Texas) I'm already in. That's something I've been interested in, something I'm involved in. I've thought about getting back into that. I've thought about going after the Olympics -- you only live once. It might be time for me to pursue that, as well. I love playing football, don't get me wrong, but this situation is deeper than that. For me, it's like, 'Why should I continue to be a part of an organization or a business that handles players the way they do? Making money off the field anyway, why not continue to pursue that (Olympic) dream and pursue other dreams and hang up the cleats?''

Footballguys view: Not a terrible shock all things being equal. The two big questions are: when (if ever) will he be allowed to get on the field again and who might he be playing for? Are the Vikings done with him? Is the league? We know talent wins out, and Peterson clearly still has talent. It's an interesting set of questions for the offseason.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson's appeal denied    Fri Dec 12, 05:30 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's appeal of his suspension has been denied by the appointed appeals officer. Peterson likely will be reinstated if he does what he needs to do between now and April 15. Peterson could take his case to federal court.

Footballguys view: If you were holding onto him in any redraft leagues, you can drop Peterson. Matt Asiata remains the starter with Jerick McKinnon on injured reserve, but there's nothing to see there in the Vikings running game right now.

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  Vikings | Wednesday practice report for Week 15    Fri Dec 12, 05:08 PM

Minnesota Vikings LB Anthony Barr (knee), S Robert Blanton (ankle, knee), DT Sharrif Floyd (knee) and OG Charlie Johnson (ankle) all did not practice Friday, Dec. 12, and have been ruled out for the team's Week 15 game. FB Jerome Felton (neck), DE Everson Griffen (back), CB Jabari Price (hamstring) and S Harrison Smith (shoulder) all fully practiced and are probable.

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Everson Griffen player page


  Vikings | Cordarrelle Patterson questionable    Fri Dec 12, 04:34 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson (hamstring) was limited in practice Friday, Dec. 12, and is questionable for Week 15.

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  Vikings | Several brought in for workouts    Fri Dec 12, 06:37 AM

The Minnesota Vikings held workouts with several free agents this week, including WR Jalil Carter (Rams), DT Morton Hopkins (CFL), DB Johnny Sears (CFL), SS Garrett Waggoner (Dartmouth), and SS Ian Wild (Bills).

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  Vikings | Thursday practice report    Thu Dec 11, 05:58 PM

Minnesota Vikings LB Anthony Barr (knee), S Robert Blanton (ankle, knee), DT Shariff Floyd and OG Charlie Johnson (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 11. RB Jerome Felton (neck) and DE Everson Griffen (back) were limited. CB Jabari Price (hamstring) and S Harrison Smith (shoulder) participated fully.

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Jerome Felton player page
Everson Griffen player page


  Vikings | Wednesday practice report    Wed Dec 10, 05:12 PM

Minnesota Vikings LB Anthony Barr (knee), S Robert Blanton (ankle, knee), FB Jerome Felton (neck), DT Sharrif Floyd (knee) and OG Charlie Johnson (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 10. DE Everson Griffen (back) and S Harrison Smith (shoulder) were limited, while CB Jabari Price (hamstring) practiced in full.

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Jerome Felton player page
Everson Griffen player page


  Vikings | Michael Mauti to IR    Wed Dec 10, 01:09 PM

Minnesota Vikings LB Michael Mauti (illness) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, Dec. 10. OT Carter Bykowski was signed to the active roster from the practice squad in a corresponding move.

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  Vikings | Anthony Barr not going on IR    Mon Dec 8, 06:12 PM

Minnesota Vikings LB Anthony Barr (knee) is not an option for the Reserve/Injured list at this time, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.

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  Vikings | Charlie Johnson to undergo an MRI    Mon Dec 8, 06:03 PM

Minnesota Vikings OG Charlie Johnson (ankle) was scheduled to undergo a MRI on his sprained ankle Monday, Dec. 8. X-rays done on Johnson's ankle did not show any broken bones.

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  Vikings | Robert Blanton in walking boot    Mon Dec 8, 06:02 PM

Minnesota Vikings CB Robert Blanton (leg) was wearing a walking boot in the locker room Monday, Dec. 8, but head coach Mike Zimmer said an MRI done on Blanton's leg did not show anything serious.

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  Vikings | Sharrif Floyd unsure of status    Mon Dec 8, 05:52 PM

Minnesota Vikings DT Sharrif Floyd (knee) said he is not sure if he will be able to play in Week 15 after leaving the team's Week 14 game because of a knee injury. Floyd said there is no ligament damage in his knee.

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  Vikings | Ben Tate, Joe Banyard may see more time    Mon Dec 8, 05:16 PM

Minnesota Vikings RBs Ben Tate and Joe Banyard could receive more carries, because head coach Mike Zimmer thought RB Matt Asiata received too many carries in Week 14. Asiata received 19 of the 23 carries during the game.

Footballguys view: Asiata is an average talent--he's basically a fullback who runs hard and can catch a few passes out of the backfield. Tate was added earlier this year after the Browns released him. Banyard was a star RB at UTEP, but injuries slowed down his college career. The most talented back is arguably Banyard, but this looks like an ugly 3-headed RBBC that fantasy owners should avoid.

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Matt Asiata player page
Joe Banyard player page


  Vikings | Charlie Johnson leaves early    Sun Dec 7, 03:08 PM

Minnesota Vikings OG Charlie Johnson (leg) suffered a leg injury in Week 14 and is considered questionable to return.

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  Vikings | Sharrif Floyd leaves early    Sun Dec 7, 02:05 PM

Minnesota Vikings DT Sharrif Floyd (knee) suffered a knee injury in Week 14 and is considered questionable to return.

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  Vikings | Week 14 Inactives    Sun Dec 7, 11:34 AM

The Minnesota Vikings have declared LB Anthony Barr, LB Brandon Watts, OG David Yankey, OT J'Marcus Webb, CB Jabari Price, DL Scott Crichton, FB Zach Line inactive for Week 14.


  Vikings | Belief is Adrian Peterson won't play    Sun Dec 7, 10:53 AM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is believed to be unlikely to play this year if he wins his appeal, according to sources.

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  Vikings | Jerick McKinnon to have surgery    Sat Dec 6, 03:54 PM

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (back) will have a procedure on his injured back, according to a source. The recovery period is expected to be eight weeks. He should be good to go before offseason workouts begin. McKinnon was placed on Reserve/Injured Saturday, Dec. 6.

Footballguys view: Not the way the rookie wanted to end his first season in the pros. Without McKinnon, the Vikings will use Ben Tate and Matt Asaita as their primary backs in the backfield. We could also see a bit more from Joe Banyard as well.

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  Vikings | Make two roster moves    Sat Dec 6, 03:09 PM

The Minnesota Vikings signed DE Justin Trattou to the active roster and signed free-agent DB Ahmad Dixon (Dolphins) to the practice squad Saturday, Dec. 6.

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  Vikings | Jerick McKinnon placed on IR    Sat Dec 6, 03:07 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (back) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Dec. 6.

Footballguys view: McKinnon's rookie season is over due to this back injury. We'll see what the Vikings RB situation looks like in 2015, but there's a chance that McKinnon could have a larger role next year than some people think. The converted college quarterback finishes his first year in the pros with 113 carries for 538 yards, 27 catches and 135 receiving yards in 2014.

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  Vikings | Cordarrelle Patterson not in doghouse    Sat Dec 6, 01:23 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson isn't in anyone's doghouse, according to wide receivers coach George Stewart, despite being replaced by WR Charles Johnson.

Footballguys view: He's not in the doghouse, but he's certainly not at the top of the heap right now. Patterson has a ton of natural talent, but he's struggling to run precise routes or play with proper 'my ball' mentality.

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Cordarrelle Patterson player page


  Vikings | Jerick McKinnon ruled out    Fri Dec 5, 02:52 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (back) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 5, and has been ruled out for Week 14.

Footballguys view: The Vikings will mix some of Matt Asiata, Ben Tate, and Joe Banyard in for the tough matchup against the Jets run defense, rendering them all unusable in typical leagues this week.

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  Vikings | Friday practice report for Week 14    Fri Dec 5, 02:52 PM

Minnesota Vikings LB Anthony Barr (knee) and CB Jabari Price (hamstring) both did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 5, and are doubtful for Week 14. TE Rhett Ellison (ankle), TE Chase Ford (hamstring, foot) and DT Sharrif Floyd (knee) all were limited in practice and are probable.

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Chase Ford player page


  Vikings | Kyle Rudolph probable    Fri Dec 5, 02:31 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (abdomen, groin) fully practiced Friday, Dec. 5, and is probable for Week 14.

Footballguys view: Rudolph is a good matchup play for streamers against a Jets defense that has already given up 12 touchdowns to tight ends this year.

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Kyle Rudolph player page


  Vikings | Adrian Peterson likely back next week?    Fri Dec 5, 09:37 AM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is likely, but not certain, to be reinstated by league appeals officer Harold Henderson next week, in the opinion of columnist Peter King. The team would have to decide whether to activate him for the final three games.

Footballguys view: Just because Peterson is reinstated, doesn't mean he'll play, and we've heard all kinds of reports of players being able to play after being disciplined and had them not come true. Peterson is worth an add because of the upside he presents, but don't hold your breath waiting for him to come back.

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  Vikings | Charles Johnson moves into starting role    Thu Dec 4, 07:14 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Charles Johnson has now moved into WR Cordarrelle Patterson's role as the second receiver, according to offensive coordinator Norv Turner. 'CJ is playing at a high level,' Turner said. 'CJ is the starter at X (receiver). That's the position Cordarrelle plays. We're going to do what we can to give him some opportunities to play there, but CJ's playing at a real high level right now.'

Footballguys view: Nobody should be surprised by this. Johnson is getting it done each week as a favorite target for Teddy Bridgewater. Patterson is incredibly talented, but he's too raw as a route-runner and his concentration lapses from time to time.

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Cordarrelle Patterson player page


  Vikings | Kyle Rudolph a full participant    Thu Dec 4, 05:30 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (abdomen, groin) practiced in full for the second straight day Thursday, Dec. 4.

Footballguys view: Rudolph could have a field day against the Jets, because he is a tight end and they are the Jets and that is just how things go. The offense hampers him a bit, so we have him as a TE2, but he has some very nice upside.

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  Vikings | Jerick McKinnon out again    Thu Dec 4, 05:24 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (back) did not practice for the second straight day Thursday, Dec. 4, and his chances of playing in Week 14 against the New York Jets aren't looking great.

Footballguys view: Move along fantasy owners....move along.

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  Vikings | Thursday practice report    Thu Dec 4, 05:22 PM

Minnesota Vikings LB Anthony Barr (knee) and CB Jabari Price (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 4. TE Rhett Ellison (ankle), DT Sharrif Floyd (knee) and TE Chase Ford (hamstring, foot) were limited.

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Rhett Ellison player page
Chase Ford player page


  Vikings | Jerick McKinnon sits    Wed Dec 3, 04:14 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (back) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 3.

Footballguys view: McKinnon was basically declared out on Friday last week, so not even getting in a limited practice isn't a great sign for his Week 14 availability.

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  Vikings | Wednesday practice report for Week 14    Wed Dec 3, 03:47 PM

Minnesota Vikings LB Anthony Barr (knee), CB Jabari Price (hamstring), TE Rhett Ellison (ankle) and DT Sharrif Floyd (knee) all did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 3.

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Rhett Ellison player page


  Vikings | No Adrian Peterson settlement offers    Wed Dec 3, 09:27 AM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson hasn't received a settlement offer by the NFL or the NFLPA, as arbiter Harold Henderson has urged.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson case could go to fed court    Tue Dec 2, 06:52 AM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson could have his appeal of a suspension by the NFL end up in federal court if the National Football League Players Association is not convinced of the hearing officer's neutral status.

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  Vikings | Sharrif Floyd cannot finish game    Sun Nov 30, 09:26 PM

Minnesota Vikings DT Sharrif Floyd (knee) played only in third-down situations in the first half of the Week 13 game against the Carolina Panthers. He was removed from the game after halftime, as he continues to deal with a knee injury.

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  Vikings | Anthony Barr leaves early    Sun Nov 30, 09:24 PM

Minnesota Vikings LB Anthony Barr (knee) has been dealing with a knee injury for the past several weeks. The injury forced him to leave the Week 13 game against the Carolina Panthers in the second half and he did not return. LB Gerald Hodges replaced him.

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  Vikings | Cordarelle Patterson unsure about role    Sun Nov 30, 06:26 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson (foot, knee) was active in Week 13 against the Carolina Panthers, but he didn't play a snap on offense in the first half. He saw only a handful of snaps in the second half and was targeted just once. '(I) feel like I'm 100 percent,' Patterson said Sunday, Nov. 30. 'I feel like the coaches didn't feel like I was 100 percent, so they decided to hold me out. I respect them for that.' Head coach Mike Zimmer said Patterson missed practice time this week to attend the funeral of a family member, and his limited practice time factored into the decision.

Footballguys view: The Vikings appear tp have soured on Patterson's game, which is raw and not suited to a typical wide receiver role. He might be best off getting traded at this point.

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