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  Vikings | Irv Smith catches five in win    Mon Nov 11, 01:07 AM

Minnesota Vikings TE Irv Smith had five receptions for 34 yards on Sunday, Nov. 10, against the Dallas Cowboys.

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  Vikings | Kyle Rudolph piles up the points    Mon Nov 11, 12:57 AM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph had four receptions for 14 yards and two touchdowns on Sunday, Nov. 10, against the Dallas Cowboys. Rudolph also caught a two-point conversion.

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  Vikings | Quiet night for Stefon Diggs     Mon Nov 11, 12:48 AM

Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs caught three passes for 49 yards in Week 10 against the Dallas Cowboys.

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  Vikings | Fifty-four yards for Alexander Mattison    Mon Nov 11, 12:39 AM

Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison carried the ball eight times for 52 yards against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 10. He also had a two-yard catch.

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  Vikings | Dalvin Cook heats up in Dallas    Mon Nov 11, 12:25 AM

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook ran 26 times for 97 yards and a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Nov. 10. Cook also caught seven passes for 86 yards.

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  Vikings | Kirk Cousins plays error free on SNF    Mon Nov 11, 12:10 AM

Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins completed 23 of 32 passes for 220 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions during the team's Week 10 victory over the Dallas Cowboys.

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  Vikings | Week 10 Minnesota Vikings inactives    Sun Nov 10, 06:53 PM

The Minnesota Vikings have declared WR Adam Thielen, SS Andrew Sendejo, DL Linval Joseph, CB Trae Waynes, OL Olisaemeka Udoh, C Brett Jones and OG Dru Samia inactive for Week 10.

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  Vikings | Jaleel Johnson slated for start    Sat Nov 9, 07:36 PM

Minnesota Vikings DT Jaleel Johnson will start in place of injured DL Linval Joseph (knee) Sunday, Nov. 10, against the Dallas Cowboys.

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  Vikings | Laquon Treadwell trying to capitalize    Fri Nov 8, 09:08 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Laquon Treadwell said he is hoping to make the most of the added playing time he is receiving while WR Adam Thielen (hamstring) is sidelined and earn a bigger role going forward.

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  Vikings | Minnesota's Week 10 injury report    Fri Nov 8, 03:35 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (hamstring), DT Linval Joseph (knee) and S Andrew Sendejo (groin) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 8, and have been ruled out for Week 10. CB Trae Waynes (ankle) missed practice and is listed as questionable. DE Stephen Weatherly (groin) was limited during practice and is listed as questionable. FB C.J. Ham (ankle), DE Ifeadi Odenigbo (shoulder), DT Shamar Stephen (knee), LB Eric Kendricks (hip) and CB Mike Hughes (knee) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen ruled out Week 10    Fri Nov 8, 01:44 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (hamstring) on Friday, Nov. 8, was ruled out of the team's Week 10 game against the Dallas Cowboys.

Footballguys view: Laquon Treadwell and Olabisi Johnson will get extra snaps with Thielen out. He could return for next week's game against Denver, although Minnesota has a Week 12 bye that could make them inclined to rest Thielen another week, especially if they can win in Dallas this week.

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  Vikings | Thursday practice report for Vikings    Thu Nov 7, 03:55 PM

Minnesota Vikings CB Trae Waynes (ankle), DT Linval Joseph (knee) and S Andrew Sendejo (groin) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 7. FB C.J. Ham (ankle), DE Ifeadi Odenigbo (shoulder), DE Stephen Weatherly (groin) and CB Mike Hughes (knee) were limited during practice. DT Shamar Stephen (knee) and LB Eric Kendricks (hip) fully participated in practice.

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Mike Hughes player page


  Vikings | Adam Thielen remains a spectator    Thu Nov 7, 12:31 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (hamstring) did not participate in the team's practice Thursday, Nov. 7.

Footballguys view: They keep insisting Thielen's hamstring injury is not serious. However, he should miss more time due to this injury. Stefon Diggs and Bisi Johnson will get more work in Week 10 with Thielen likely out.

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  Vikings | Marcus Epps released    Thu Nov 7, 01:45 AM

Minnesota Vikings S Marcus Epps was released on Wednesday, Nov. 6.

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  Vikings | Wednesday practice report for MIN    Wed Nov 6, 06:11 PM

Minnesota Vikings FB C.J. Ham (ankle) and DE Ifeadi Odenigbo (shoulder) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 6. CB Trae Waynes (ankle) and DE Stephen Weatherly (groin) were limited during practice. DT Linval Joseph (knee), DT Shamar Stephen (knee) and LB Eric Kendricks (hip) fully participated in practice.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen misses practice    Wed Nov 6, 06:10 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 6.

Footballguys view: Thielen is a long shot for this week, and since Week 12 is a bye, Week 11 is questionable at best. Laquon Treadwell and Olabisi Johnson would get more work in place of Thielen.

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  Vikings | Andrew Sendejo lands in Minnesota    Wed Nov 6, 04:55 PM

Free-agent S Andrew Sendejo (Eagles) was claimed off waivers by the Minnesota Vikings Wednesday, Nov. 6.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen injury not serious    Wed Nov 6, 12:25 PM

Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (hamstring) isn't believed to have a long-term injury, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.

Footballguys view: Good news for the Vikings here...but we've heard it before. His hamstring wasn't that serious but when Thielen returned to the field he quickly aggravated the injury and went back to the bench last week. Zimmer also said Thielen wasn't brought back too soon, and the hamstring just grabbed on him in the game.

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  Vikings | Cameron Smith signed to practice squad    Tue Nov 5, 09:38 PM

Free-agent LB Cameron Smith (Vikings) was re-signed to the practice squad of the Minnesota Vikings Tuesday, Nov. 5.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen likely out Week 10    Tue Nov 5, 02:35 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (hamstring) is unlikely to play against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 10, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Thielen aggravated his hamstring injury in Week 9 and will already be declared out (according to this report) for Week 10. The team needs to be cautious with their star receiver, especially with a Week 12 bye coming up.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen won't be rushed back    Mon Nov 4, 03:17 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (hamstring) doesn't have a set return date, according to head coach Mike Zimmer Monday, Nov. 4. 'Whenever the doctor says he's ready to play, he's ready,' Zimmer said.

Footballguys view: Thielen tried to come back in Week 9 but didn't play that much. He was targeted once on seven snaps then hurt his hamstring again. We'd consider him highly questionable for Week 10. That means Bisi Johnson should get a bump in playing time opposite of Stefon Diggs.

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  Vikings | Josh Doctson's activation not set    Mon Nov 4, 03:11 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Josh Doctson (hamstring) will be evaluated throughout the week before the team can determine if he'll be activated from the Reserve/Injured list in time for the Week 10 game against the Dallas Cowboys, according to head coach Mike Zimmer Monday, Nov. 4.

Footballguys view: With Adam Thielen banged up, the Vikings are looking for reinforcements at the position. Doctson has experience catching passes from QB Kirk Cousins for their days playing together in Washington. We'll see how Doctson is worked into the mix at receiver upon his return...whenever that is.

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  Vikings | Everson Griffen pressures QB frequently    Sun Nov 3, 08:10 PM

Minnesota Vikings DL Everson Griffen total six total stops with a sack, three tackles for loss and three quarterback hits in Week 9 against the Kansas City Chiefs.

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  Vikings | Harrison Smith busy in road loss    Sun Nov 3, 07:53 PM

Minnesota Vikings FS Harrison Smith totaled eight stops with a sack and a pass defensed in Week 9 against the Kansas City Chiefs.

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  Vikings | Just two touches for Stefon Diggs    Sun Nov 3, 07:49 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs posted one catch for four yards on four targets and one run for 12 yards in Week 9 against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Footballguys view: Diggs was an afterthought in the game plan for reasons unknown. The Chiefs secondary usually has multiple weak spots, but it was good in the toughest matchup it had this week. Diggs is still going to be tough to leave on the bench against the Cowboys next week since he came into this one red hot.

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  Vikings | Laquon Treadwell leads team in receiving    Sun Nov 3, 07:39 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Laquon Treadwell posted three grabs for a team-high 58 yards on five targets in Week 9 against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Footballguys view: Treadwell looked as effective and competent as he has at any point in his NFL career. If Adam Thielen is missing extended time, he'll be worth monitoring in deep leagues.

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  Vikings | Dalvin Cook held mostly in check    Sun Nov 3, 07:31 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook rushed 21 times for a mediocre 71 yards in Week 9 against the Kansas City Chiefs. He added four catches for 45 yards on seven targets, too.

Footballguys view: Cook had a floor game and a lot of credit should go to the Chiefs beleaguered defense. He'll face the Cowboys dynamic linebacker duo next week.

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  Vikings | Kirk Cousins tosses three touchdowns    Sun Nov 3, 07:26 PM

Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins completed 19-of-38 passes for 220 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 9 against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Footballguys view: Cousins failed to lead a comeback win yet again as a Viking. He was still a strong fantasy play and not really the reason the Vikings lost. They'll have another tough road game at Dallas next week.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen leaves game    Sun Nov 3, 01:52 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (hamstring) left the Week 9 game early because of a hamstring injury and is considered questionable to return.

Footballguys view: Thielen might have re-injured the hamstring and he certainly has to be considered very doubtful for next week vs. Dallas and could easily be out through the Week 12 bye. Laquon Treadwell and Olabisi Johnson will get more snaps with Thielen out.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen to play in Week 9    Sun Nov 3, 11:46 AM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (hamstring) is active for Week 9's game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen to participate in pregame workouts    Sun Nov 3, 08:33 AM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (hamstring) remains optimistic that he will play in Week 9's game versus the Kansas City Chiefs but he will participate in pregame workouts so that the team can be sure that he is not at risk of re-injuring his hamstring, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Thielen has to be in lineups if he's active, and even if Thielen is active, Stefon Diggs is still a very strong play.

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  Vikings | Holton Hill rejoins active roster    Sat Nov 2, 03:59 PM

Minnesota Vikings CB Holton Hill was activated and added to the 53-man roster Saturday, Nov. 2. LB Cameron Smith was waived.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen a game-time call    Sat Nov 2, 12:41 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (hamstring) will be a game-time decision Sunday, Nov. 3, as the Vikings visit the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 9.

Footballguys view: Thielen was limited in practice this week. He's pushing to get back out there but Thielen is no lock to play. Check his status before the game against the Chiefs and lower expectations if he does play at less than 100 percent. Thielen should be considered a low-end WR2 or flex play if he does play in Week 9.

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  Vikings | Dalvin Cook set to run wild?    Fri Nov 1, 09:49 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook faces the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 9, and the Chiefs have allowed the third-most rushing yards in the NFL this season.

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  Vikings | Week 9 injury report for Vikings    Fri Nov 1, 06:25 PM

Minnesota Vikings DT Linval Joseph (knee) and DT Shamar Stephen (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 1, and are not on the injury report for Week 9.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen listed as questionable    Fri Nov 1, 06:24 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (hamstring) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 1, and is listed as questionable for Week 9.

Footballguys view: Treat Thielen as a game time decision, but expect him to play. We will need to check back Sunday morning, but he should be a strong start for fantasy against the Kansas City secondary.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen remains limited    Thu Oct 31, 07:08 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (hamstring) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 31.

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  Vikings | Thursday's practice report for Minnesota    Thu Oct 31, 04:59 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (hamstring) was limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 31. DTs Linval Joseph (knee) and Shamar Stephen (knee) practiced in full.

Footballguys view: Thielen clearly wants to play, but he alluded to the team needing to clear him first. This could be a game-time decision, but if he travels to Kansas City, he's very likely to play and should be in lineups.

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  Vikings | Josh Doctson targets Week 10    Wed Oct 30, 11:10 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Josh Doctson (hamstring) is targeting a Week 10 return against the Dallas Cowboys, which is when he is eligible to come back from the Reserve/Injured list.

Footballguys view: We can't imagine Doctson having a ton of fantasy value when he returns. He's competing for the No. 3 or No. 4 receiving job with the Vikings behind Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs. The Vikings like to run the ball a lot and that doesn't leave much for wide receivers further down the depth chart.

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  Vikings | Wednesday practice report for Vikings    Wed Oct 30, 05:59 PM

Minnesota Vikings DT Linval Joseph (knee) and DT Shamar Stephen (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 30.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen listed as limited    Wed Oct 30, 05:48 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (hamstring) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 30.

Footballguys view: Thielen should be good to go this week. The Vikings had a short week last week and that's why Thielen didn't play. Start him as you normally would provided he practices fully on Friday.

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  Vikings | Josh Doctson designated to return    Wed Oct 30, 10:15 AM

Minnesota Vikings WR Josh Doctson (hamstring) was designated to return from the Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, Oct. 30, and he'll begin practicing.

Footballguys view: Doctson can work for snaps behind Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen. The Vikings have Olabisi Johnson as a No. 3 receiver, and it may be difficult for Doctson to beat him out for snaps/routes/targets. Doctson does have chemistry with QB Kirk Cousins as they spent two years playing together for Washington.

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  Vikings | Another surgery for David Morgan    Tue Oct 29, 05:55 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE David Morgan (knee) underwent knee surgery to repair cartilage damage in his knee on Tuesday, Oct. 29. While it is uncertain if he will be ready for offseason workouts next season, he is expected to be ready for training camp.

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  Vikings | Holton Hill completes suspension    Sat Oct 26, 12:43 AM

Minnesota Vikings CB Holton Hill was reinstated from the Reserve/Suspended list on Friday, Oct. 25. The team has a roster exemption for Hill that expires on Nov. 4, so he'll need to be activated to the 53-man roster before then.

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  Vikings | Eric Kendricks logs seven tackles    Fri Oct 25, 12:12 AM

Minnesota Vikings LB Eric Kendricks posted seven tackles (three solo) and one pass defensed against the Washington Redskins on Thursday, Oct. 24.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen likely back in Week 9    Thu Oct 24, 11:57 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (hamstring) will likely be ready to face the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 9, head coach Mike Zimmer said Thursday, Oct. 24.

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  Vikings | Alexander Mattison runs for 61 yards    Thu Oct 24, 11:50 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison rushed 13 times for 61 yards and caught two passes for three yards in a 19-9 win over the Washington Redskins in Week 8.

Footballguys view: Mattison remains the most essential handcuff to carry because of both his and the Vikings running game's quality this year.

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  Vikings | Quiet night for Kyle Rudolph    Thu Oct 24, 11:47 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph caught all three of his targets for 17 yards in a 19-9 win over the Washington Redskins in Week 8.

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  Vikings | Stefon Diggs stays hot    Thu Oct 24, 11:43 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs topped 100 yards for the third straight games, catching all seven of his targets for 143 yards in a 19-9 win over the Washington Redskins in Week 8.

Footballguys view: Diggs had a fumble to tarnish his big night but he was every bit a #1 receiver against a Washington secondary that was powerless when it came time to cover him. He's back to being an everyweek start.

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  Vikings | Dalvin Cook does it all in win    Thu Oct 24, 11:38 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook rushed 23 times for 98 yards and a touchdown and caught five of his six passes for 73 yards in a 19-9 win over the Washington Redskins in Week 8.

Footballguys view: Cook put on a show in prime time to show anyone who hasn't seen him this year just how high a level he is playing at. He'll get a mini-bye to rest his body before heading to Kansas City.

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