Win. Your. League.

Receive 3 Free Downloads More Details

Fantasy Football News & Views

Search for order by

BAL  BUF  CIN  CLE  DEN  HOU  IND  JAX  KC  MIA  NE  NYJ  OAK  PIT  SD  TEN  
ARI  ATL  CAR  CHI  DAL  DET  GB  MIN  NO  NYG  PHI  SEA  SF  STL  TB  WAS  

QB   RB   WR   TE   PK   |    All Non-IDP    |    DT   DE   DL   ILB   OLB   LB   CB   S   DB     |      All the news     |     FBG News Blogger Archive


Got Scoop? Click Here to send us your breaking news!
RSS Feed:             News Items Powered By:USA Today - Fantasy Score

  Vikings | Rhett Ellison leaves early    Wed Aug 26, 07:03 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Rhett Ellison (undisclosed) left practice early Wednesday, Aug. 26, because of an undisclosed injury.

Link to story
Rhett Ellison player page


  Vikings | MyCole Pruitt not on the field    Wed Aug 26, 06:59 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE MyCole Pruitt (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 26.

Link to story
MyCole Pruitt player page


  Vikings | John Sullivan does not practice    Wed Aug 26, 06:56 PM

Minnesota Vikings C John Sullivan (back) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 26. Sullivan has not been on the field for the past week.

Link to story


  Vikings | Adrian Peterson misses practice    Wed Aug 26, 06:37 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson did not participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 26, because of a court appearance involving his suspension last season.

Link to story
Adrian Peterson player page


  Vikings | Blair Walsh misses four kicks    Sun Aug 23, 09:48 AM

Minnesota Vikings PK Blair Walsh missed three field goals and an extra point during the second preseason game Saturday, Aug. 22.

Footballguys view: The Vikings don't have a kicker controversy yet after Walsh got 5.25 million guaranteed in a new deal this offseason, but his confidence is shot right now. Walsh bounced back after a 1 for 6 stretch in December last year, so the Vikings will wait and see if this carries over to the regular season before taking decisive action.

Link to story
Blair Walsh player page


  Vikings | Anthony Barr should play Saturday    Wed Aug 19, 04:24 PM

Minnesota Vikings LB Anthony Barr (knee) should be able to play in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 22, according to head coach Mike Zimmer. Barr sat out the first two preseason games because of knee soreness.

Link to story
Anthony Barr player page


  Vikings | Adrian Peterson limited in practice    Tue Aug 18, 06:20 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (thigh) was limited in practice Tuesday, Aug. 18, but he did some work without a helmet late in practice, after the other players had removed their pads.

Footballguys view: This thigh bruise is considered minor, but the team is wisely being cautious. We should see Peterson back in practice soon. He may miss the team's next preseason game. Stay tuned.

Link to story
Adrian Peterson player page


  Vikings | Phil Loadholt to IR    Tue Aug 18, 01:39 PM

Minnesota Vikings OT Phil Loadholt (Achilles') was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Aug. 18, and the team signed free-agent OT Stephen Goodin (Cowboys) to take Loadholt's roster spot.

Footballguys view: Loadholt's loss certainly doesn't help Adrian Peterson, but he has risen above some terrible situations to produce elite numbers in the past. If you were already reluctant to take Peterson high in your first round, this is another reason to pass on him, but otherwise, his ranking should be unchanged.

Link to story


  Vikings | MyCole Pruiit expected to sit    Tue Aug 18, 01:38 AM

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings TE MyCole Pruitt (ankle) is likely to rest for the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 15, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to a league source.

Link to story
MyCole Pruitt player page


  Vikings | Phil Loadholt will have surgery    Mon Aug 17, 07:40 PM

Minnesota Vikings OT Phil Loadholt (Achilles') will have surgery to fix a torn Achilles', according to offensive coordinator Norv Turner.

Footballguys view: The Vikings will feel this loss. Loadholt is a beast as a run-blocker, and he'll be missed. The team will turn to rookie T.J. Clemmings as the starter at right tackle. Clemmings is athletic and strong, but he's raw. He only played two years at tackle during his time in college at PITT. Clemmings came into college as a defensive lineman.

Link to story


  Vikings | Adrian Peterson back in pads    Mon Aug 17, 06:21 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (thigh) didn't do any team drills Monday, Aug. 17, but he wore pads while doing individual workouts.

Footballguys view: Peterson left practice last Tuesday with a minor thigh bruise. He'll be back at full strength in the near future. This is not considered a serious injury.

Link to story
Adrian Peterson player page


  Vikings | MyCole Pruitt has ankle sprain    Mon Aug 17, 06:17 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE MyCole Pruitt (ankle) suffered an ankle sprain Monday, Aug. 17, according to Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Pruitt was seen wearing a walking boot on his left foot.

Footballguys view: Pruitt has some upside because of his athleticism. We're watching him in deeper leagues, but he has little value in re-draft leagues. Keep him on your waiver-wire speed dial if Kyle Rudolph gets banged up again.

Link to story
MyCole Pruitt player page


  Vikings | MyCole Pruitt injured    Mon Aug 17, 02:59 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE MyCole Pruitt (ankle) suffered an ankle injury during the second preseason game but is expected to be fine, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Pruitt is an interesting rookie to keep an eye on in dynasty leagues. At Southern Illinois, Pruitt was moved all over the field to create mismatches. That's why in 2014 he set a school record 81 catches and finished with 861 yards plus 13 touchdowns.

Link to story
MyCole Pruitt player page


  Vikings | Phil Loadholt tears Achilles'    Sat Aug 15, 10:06 PM

Minnesota Vikings OT Phil Loadholt (Achilles') suffered a torn Achilles' tendon on the second play of a preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Saturday, Aug. 15, according to a source.

Footballguys view: A blow to the Vikings' offensive line here. Loadholt is likely to miss the 2015 season with this injury. We'll see if talented rookie T.J. Clemmings can do a good job as the likely replacement for Loadholt in the lineup. Clemmings has good athleticism, and he's an aggressive player who can control his man at the point of attack. The rookie is raw as an offensive lineman after converting from the defensive line just two years ago.

Link to story


  Vikings | Larger workload for Teddy Bridgewater    Sat Aug 15, 07:19 PM

Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater is expected to play twice as many snaps Saturday, Aug. 15, than he played in the preseason opener, according to offensive coordinator Norv Turner. Bridgewater is expected to run about 20 plays.

Footballguys view: The more Teddy, the better! We love Bridgewater's upside because he's smart and accurate. Forget all the talk about skinny calves and bad pro days, Bridgewater is the best QB from the 2014 draft class and the Vikings are fortunate to have him in place as the starter. We like what we're hearing about his development and his chemistry with Mike Wallace. The weapons around him in the passing game are rock solid, and he gets to hand off to a superstar RB. Bridgwater is a QB2 who could end up with QB1 numbers when all is said and done this year.

Link to story
Teddy Bridgewater player page


  Vikings | Stefon Diggs competing for slot time    Thu Aug 13, 05:11 PM

Minnesota Vikings rookie WR Stefon Diggs appears to be competing with WR Cordarrelle Patterson for the second slot position.

Footballguys view: That says a lot about Patterson. Coming out of Maryland this year, Diggs reminded some in the scouting community of Harry Douglas. The rookie can make changes to his route quickly, and he's a tough-minded player over the middle.

Link to story
Stefon Diggs player page


  Vikings | Adrian Peterson out again    Thu Aug 13, 01:45 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (thigh) did not participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 13.

Footballguys view: Peterson's thigh bruise is considered minor. He'll be back in action soon enough.

Link to story
Adrian Peterson player page


  Vikings | Anthony Barr taking part in all drills    Wed Aug 12, 04:47 PM

Minnesota Vikings LB Anthony Barr (knee) is participating in team drills during practice Wednesday, Aug. 12.

Footballguys view: This second-year linebacker is a playmaker when healthy. Barr returned to practice Tuesday, Aug. 11, after sitting out the last week because of swelling in his knee.

Link to story
Anthony Barr player page


  Vikings | Adrian Peterson sitting out    Wed Aug 12, 04:46 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (thigh) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Aug. 12.

Footballguys view: Earlier reports indicate that Peterson has a thigh bruise. The injury is considered minor, and Peterson should still be a top-3 pick in most every fantasy draft out there.

Link to story
Adrian Peterson player page


  Vikings | Adrian Peterson has thigh bruise    Tue Aug 11, 07:18 PM

Updating a previous story, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (thigh) suffered a bruise Tuesday, Aug. 11, and it is not considered to be serious.

Footballguys view: A thigh bruise isn't going to slow Peterson down. He'll be fine folks, and Peterson should be a top-3 pick in most every draft out there.

Link to story
Adrian Peterson player page


  Vikings | Adrian Peterson left practice Tuesday    Tue Aug 11, 06:51 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (undisclosed) was injured during practice Tuesday, Aug. 11, but team sources said he appears to be fine. Peterson was hurt on a running play after contact, and he left the session after one more play.

Footballguys view: The team is going to be cautious with Peterson as he moves forward from this mysterious injury. They're saying it's a minor issue, so we're not too concerned.

Link to story
Adrian Peterson player page


  Vikings | Adrian Peterson will not play Sunday    Sun Aug 9, 10:29 AM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson will not play in the Hall of Fame game Sunday, Aug. 9, and likely will not receive many reps during the preseason.

Footballguys view: We know exactly what Peterson brings to the field. This is typical treatment for a player of his stature.

Link to story
Adrian Peterson player page


  Vikings | Adrian Peterson says he's stronger    Fri Aug 7, 02:25 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said his body is stronger and more explosive than before because he had months to 'push my body to the max.' Peterson said he doesn't feel he has to 'do this or do that to revamp who I am' in the public's opinion, and he thinks football will be more fun moving forward.

Footballguys view: Peterson is almost superhuman. He's a special back with lofty goals--and the physical ability to reach them! Fantasy owners should be taking him off the board in the first three picks of most every draft.

Link to story
Adrian Peterson player page


  Vikings | Matt Kalil finally healthy    Fri Aug 7, 12:24 PM

Minnesota Vikings OT Matt Kalil (knees) is already doing extra footwork drills in training camp after undergoing two knee surgeries this spring. Kalil said his health is no longer the first thing on his mind, and he's having fun playing football again. Kalil was terrible last season because of his health, and QB Teddy Bridgewater was pressured 29.9% of the time. 'I'm stronger, bigger. I'm quick again on my feet,' Kalil said. 'It's about getting that back. It's just a year of bad technique -- you've kind of got to break all those habits. But it's going along well.'

Footballguys view: Kalil was a massive disappointment last year. We need to tease out how much of that was the injury and how much was bad play. If Kalil is still a liability at times, it will hurt the values across the Vikings offense, but especially Mike Wallace and Charles Johnson as deep targets.

Link to story


  Vikings | Adrian Peterson off probation early    Thu Aug 6, 11:17 AM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson had a judge sign an early termination order late last week after agreeing Peterson fulfilled the requirements of his probation, according to Peterson's attorney Rusty Hardin.

Footballguys view: Peterson finished one-third of his probation and its terms, which allowed him to apply for early termination. It was granted nine months after pleaded no contest to recklessly injuring his son.

Link to story
Adrian Peterson player page


  Vikings | Adrian Peterson due for big year?    Wed Aug 5, 03:24 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson could see plenty of rushing yards in 2015 under offensive coordinator Norv Turner. Running backs under Turner have led the NFL five times in rushing.

Footballguys view: Turner and Peterson is a great combination. Peterson wants to rush for 2,500 yards this year, and we're not going to doubt him. Now, he's unlikely to hit that number, but 1,500 yards on the ground sounds about right (maybe even a touch low). Fantasy owners should bet on Peterson as a top-3 pick in most every draft out there.

Link to story
Adrian Peterson player page


  Vikings | Teddy Bridgewater muscles up    Thu Jul 30, 01:13 AM

Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater added five pounds of muscle during the offseason, although the team set a weight limit for the quarterback to absorb the punishment of the NFL season without sacrificing too much of his mobility.

Footballguys view: But what about his skinny calves?!? We're kidding, we're kidding. Readers to our news wire know how much we love Bridgewater's upside because he's smart and accurate. The added muscle should help him take a beating at quarterback, but really this team's rushing attack should protect him from massive hits. Expect the Vikings to run the ball early and often to set up play-action passes for our guy Teddy.

Link to story
Teddy Bridgewater player page


  Vikings | Cordarrelle Patterson works with twos    Thu Jul 30, 01:12 AM

Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson has worked with the second team through the start of training camp, although head coach Mike Zimmer said Wednesday, July 29, that he has seen some improvement from the wide receiver.

Footballguys view: More positive reports about Patterson here. We know the guy has natural talent, but Patterson has yet to put everything together and play up to his potential as a pro. He's fourth-string on the depth chart right now, and Patterson has little fantasy value outside of dynasty leagues.

Link to story
Cordarrelle Patterson player page


  Vikings | Stefon Diggs impressing early    Tue Jul 28, 07:44 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs drew some strong praise from head coach Mike Zimmer following Day 1 of training camp Tuesday, July 28. 'This guy's got a chance to be really good,' Zimmer said. 'He runs great routes, he's got excellent speed. He catches the ball as well as anybody I've seen, very, very easily and he's been a model citizen, so that's important. Pretty special for a young guy,' said Zimmer.

Footballguys view: Diggs, the rookie fifth-round pick out of Maryland, is currently fifth on the depth chart. He should be able to make the final roster, and the Vikings might want to use him as a return man because he's dangerous in space.

Link to story
Stefon Diggs player page


  Vikings | Mike Wallace wants to prove himself again    Tue Jul 28, 07:12 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Mike Wallace said he definitely has something to prove this year on his new team. Offensive coordinator Norv Turner said the only thing that matters for Wallace is how he performs when he's on the field, not what he says off it. 'If he makes plays, [if] he does the things we want him to do, [if] he works hard in practice, [if] he sets an example in his actions in terms of the way he approaches preparation, then that's leadership,' Turner said. 'What guys say is very meaningless to me. It's obviously what they do.'

Footballguys view: Another day, and another positive report about Mike Wallace coming out of Minnesota. Wallace just didn't mesh with Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill, but it seems like he and Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater are getting along famously. We'll see if that chemistry translates into on-field production.

Link to story
Mike Wallace player page


  Vikings | Adrian Peterson won't be limited    Tue Jul 28, 05:25 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson will still receive a heavy workload this season, according to head coach Mike Zimmer. Zimmer said Peterson will be given as much as he can take.

Footballguys view: Peterson could rush for over 1,500 yards this year, and he may go over 2,000 all-purpose yards in 2015. Fantasy owners should look at him as a top-5 fantasy running back even though he's coming off a mostly missed season in 2014.

Link to story
Adrian Peterson player page


  Vikings | Jarius Wright ready for new role    Tue Jul 28, 04:19 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Jarius Wright said he's prepared to see more time in the slot this year. 'I've been outside a lot with the Vikings,' Wright said, 'but I can definitely transfer over and play the slot.' Head coach Mike Zimmer said Wright has already shown he can succeed there. 'The best things that Jarius did were when he was in the slot,' Zimmer said. 'We keep working him outside but we know he has big value for us in the slot, as well.'

Footballguys view: Wright is an explosive player who is fearless when running routes over the middle. He does a good job of creating separation in routes, and Wright has the speed to eat up chunks of yardage quickly. Wright had three games in 2014 where he had over 49 receiving yards (132,123,60), so predicting any sort of a big game out of him is extremely difficult.

Link to story
Jarius Wright player page


  Vikings | Anthony Barr to increase workload    Tue Jul 28, 12:45 PM

Minnesota Vikings LB Anthony Barr (knee) will increase his workload Tuesday, July 28, as the team has its first practice in pads.

Footballguys view: Barr was in line to win the Defensive Rookie of the Year last season before this knee injury knocked him out of the lineup. The reports have been positive about Barr's recovery, and he should be ready by Week 1 of the regular season.

Link to story
Anthony Barr player page


  Vikings | Mike Wallace looking to do more    Mon Jul 27, 10:51 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Mike Wallace was added for his speed and experience, but he comes to training camp looking to do more than that. 'I've got to take some things from Miami that I don't think I did as well and just try to bring it here and be a better person and a better player. Just lead more,' Wallace said Monday, July 27.

Footballguys view: It seems like Wallace "gets it" after disappointing for years with the Dolphins. Reports out of Minnesota have all been positive about Wallace, and he seems to be building a strong connection with young quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. We'll see if that chemistry can translate into production during the regular season.

Link to story
Mike Wallace player page


  Vikings | AP to see goal-line touches?    Mon Jul 27, 10:38 PM

The Minnesota Vikings plan to give RB Adrian Peterson a heavy workload heading into the season. 'As much as he can take, and as much as he can handle in all the things that we're doing,' head coach Mike Zimmer said Monday, July 27. 'Obviously, we're going to have to spell him at times like you do a lot of guys. But we get down on the goal line, and we're probably not pulling him out, you know? He's our best player, and we're going to continue to use him.'

Footballguys view: The Viking should use Peterson as much as they possibly can--and in any way they can. A heavy workload for Peterson is music to fantasy owners ears.

Link to story
Adrian Peterson player page


  Vikings | Matt Asiata out in goal-line situations?    Mon Jul 27, 10:37 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata was a fantastic contributor in goal-line situations, but head coach Mike Zimmer indicated Monday, July 27, that RB Adrian Peterson will be leaned upon in the situations this season. 'Obviously, we're going to have to spell (Peterson) at times like you do a lot of guys. But we get down on the goal line, and we're probably not pulling him out, you know?,' Zimmer said.

Footballguys view: Asiata is not overly talented, but he has fantasy relevance because of his nose for the end zone. It sounds like he's going to be sitting on the bench when the Vikings get close to pay dirt this season.

Link to story
Matt Asiata player page


  Vikings | Inconsistency for Cordarrelle Patterson    Mon Jul 27, 10:35 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson showed improved in organized team activities (OTAs), according to head coach Mike Zimmer, but the receiver has had consistency issues on the practice field which is holding him back. 'He'll have really good days, and then he'll have some not-so-good days. Really, I think what he needs to do is just the consistency every single day and the consistency in studying, the consistency in getting extra help that he needs if he needs it, running the routes the same all the time and understanding that there's a lot of great athletes that don't make it in professional sports because they don't have the other intangibles,' Zimmer said.

Footballguys view: Patterson has great talent, but he's yet to put everything together and play up to his enormous potential. Time may be running out for him with the Vikings. He needs to show better focus and dedication to his craft if he wants to be more than just a fourth-string wide receiver in Minnesota.

Link to story
Cordarrelle Patterson player page


  Vikings | Teddy Bridgewater to continue ascent?    Mon Jul 27, 10:33 PM

Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater is expected to continue to improve, according to head coach Mike Zimmer, who doesn't agree with the opinion of anonymous personnel guys for other teams who are expecting a step back in Year 2. 'I know this kid is a great competitor. The things that he did great in college (and) he did great in the NFL (last) year, were two-minute situations, when the competitive things were there. That's not going to change,' Zimmer said Monday, July 27.

Footballguys view: We love Bridgewater. He's smart and accurate, and that's two of the most important traits to look for in a quarterback. We don't care about his skinny ankles and all the other BS (like a bad pro day) critics were bashing him for before the draft. Bridgewater has the arm talent and the desire to be one of the best passers in the league. We're excited to see what he can do this year.

Link to story
Teddy Bridgewater player page


  Vikings | Adrian Peterson thinks he can play a while    Mon Jul 27, 03:27 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said he believes he can play in the NFL at a high level until he's 36 or 37 years old.

Footballguys view: If anyone could do it, it's Adrian Peterson. Coming back from a missed season at 30-years old, Peterson could easily rush for 1,500 yards or more in 2015. They could use him quite a bit as a receiver out of the backfield this year, and Peterson should be a top-5 running back in every fantasy draft out there.

Link to story
Adrian Peterson player page


  Vikings | Adrian Peterson has lofty goal    Mon Jul 27, 02:23 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson wants to rush for 2,500 yards this season.

Footballguys view: We're not doubting Adrian Peterson. He takes incredible care of his body, and he's already reached 2,000 yards in a single season before. In a Norv Turner offense, Peterson should be used early and often as a runner and receiver out of the backfield. While he may not reach 2,500 rushing yards, we could see Peterson eclipsing 1,500 yards in 2015.

Link to story
Adrian Peterson player page


  Vikings | Anthony Barr to work on conditioning    Mon Jul 27, 09:04 AM

Minnesota Vikings LB Anthony Barr (knee) will be limited to start training camp as he needs to work on his conditioning after missing much of the spring. 'He feels much better,' head coach Mike Zimmer said. 'He's had a really good last two weeks. He's not in the best physical condition right now.'

Footballguys view: A first-round pick of the Vikings in the 2014 NFL draft, Barr had a strong rookie year (70 tackles, four sacks, two forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries) before this knee injury cut his debut season short. The team will ease him into action as he comes back, and a Week 1 debut is not out of the question.

Link to story
Anthony Barr player page


  Vikings | DaVaris Daniels to NFI    Mon Jul 27, 09:04 AM

Minnesota Vikings WR DaVaris Daniels (undisclosed) was placed on the active/non-football injury list Sunday, July 26.

Footballguys view: Daniels was suspended for the 2014 season at Notre Dame due to an academics scandal. The undrafted rookie has strong hands, but his game needs refinement. He's a longshot to make the team, but might stick around on a practice squad.

Link to story
DaVaris Daniels player page


  Vikings | Josh Robinson to PUP    Mon Jul 27, 09:04 AM

Minnesota Vikings CB Joshua Robinson (pectoral) was placed on the active Physically Unable to Perform list Sunday, July 26.

Footballguys view: They can activate him at any time during camp. Robinson doesn't have a timetable to return, but he hopes to be ready by Week 1.

Link to story
Josh Robinson player page


  Vikings | Mike Wallace impresses at camp    Sun Jul 26, 08:50 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Mike Wallace was impressive during training camp Sunday, July 26.

Footballguys view: Wallace never played up to his potential (or his paycheck) during his time with the Dolphins. All reports this offseason seem to indicate that he and second-year QB Teddy Bridgewater are putting on a helluva show. If the connection comes through for fantasy owners, Wallace could outperform his current ADP of WR35 (7.12) in 12-team PPR leagues.

Link to story
Mike Wallace player page


  Vikings | Blair Walsh receives extension    Sun Jul 26, 02:24 PM

Minnesota Vikings PK Blair Walsh signed a four-year contract extension Sunday, July 26, worth $14 million. The deal includes $5.25 million in guaranteed money.

Footballguys view: Walsh has developed into one of the best young kickers in the game today. He could be quite fantasy relevant this year as the Vikings offense should be better with RB Adrian Peterson back on the field. Right now, Walsh is coming off the board at K12 (15.05) in 12-team PPR leagues.

Link to story
Blair Walsh player page


  Vikings | Adrian Peterson happy to be a Viking    Sat Jul 25, 03:13 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said he is happy to be in Minnesota or he wouldn't have reworked his contract.

Footballguys view: Peterson reworked his contract, and now it's time to produce. After missing last year on the Commissioner's Exempt List, some are questioning how Peterson will bounce back. We think Peterson is going to be good to go and produce at an expected level (top-5 fantasy back).

Link to story
Adrian Peterson player page


  Vikings | Anthony Barr close to full health    Sat Jul 25, 01:58 PM

Minnesota Vikings LB Anthony Barr (knee) said he's close to 100% health but may ease himself into training camp.

Footballguys view: Barr had a knee scope in December, and he missed some time earlier this offseason because of a knee injury. The Vikings are wise to ease Barr into action as training camp starts.

Link to story
Anthony Barr player page


  Vikings | Cordarrelle Patterson talks 2015 season    Sat Jul 25, 01:44 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson feels that this season is his make-or-break season. 'I've got a lot to prove. I need to get back to the old me and have fun and not get too serious like I did last year.' Patterson also said he believes this offseason is the best he's had so far in his career. He added that he's really been working on his route-running and feels that he's improved a lot.

Footballguys view: We still have an appreciation for what Patterson COULD be in the NFL. However, Patterson has not yet played up to his full potential--not even close. Fantasy owners should scoop him up (at the right price) in dynasty leagues if you believe in his potential. Redraft owners should know that he's fourth on the depth chart behind Mike Wallace, Charles X. Johnson and Jarius Wright.

Link to story
Cordarrelle Patterson player page


  Vikings | Jabari Price suspended two games    Fri Jul 24, 02:19 PM

Minnesota Vikings CB Jabari Price was suspended two games for violating the personal conduct policy.

Footballguys view: Earlier this year, Price pleaded guilty to careless driving after he was arrested for DWI last September. He's a special teams player who can also give the Vikings depth at cornerback.

Link to story


  Vikings | Kyle Rudolph working out     Thu Jul 23, 04:07 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph has implemented more stretching, flexibility and yoga into his routine this offseason after taking six weeks off when the season ended.

Footballguys view: Rudolph just needs to stay healthy in order to star at the pro level. Over the past two years, he's only played in 17 games combined. You can snare him as a TE2 in your fantasy draft, but Rudolph has TE1 upside if he's healthy.

Link to story
Kyle Rudolph player page