TE Tyler Conklin - Minnesota Vikings

6-4, 240Born: 7-30-1995College: Central MichiganDrafted: Round 5, pick 2018

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Week 3: vs Oakland Raiders

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FBG says: Great matchup. The Minnesota Vikings threw the ball just 10 times in their season-opening victory over the Atlanta Falcons, but week two was an entirely different story. The Green Bay Packers jumped out to an early 21-0 lead over the Vikings, which forced the team into a pass-heavy approach. Kirk Cousins went 14-of-32 on the day for 230 yards, 1 touchdown, and 2 interceptions in the unfriendly confines of Lambeau Field. The Vikings struggled to build any momentum with either of their top-tier wide receivers, Adam Theilen and Stefon Diggs. Thielen finished the game with 5 receptions for 75 yards on 8 targets, while Diggs caught just 1 of his 7 targets for 49 yards on the day. The talent of each wide receiver is undeniable, but the Vikings have not eclipsed 250 passing yards in a game since week 12 of the 2018 season. Minnesota's offensive line has done Kirk Cousins no favors to start the season, either. Opposing defenses have pressured Cousins on 20 out of 53 dropbacks on the season, one of the worst rates in the entire NFL. Pat Elflein missed week two with a knee injury, and his status for week three is once again in question. Dakota Dozier will start for Elflein if he is unable to play against Oakland, and Dozier's numbers to this point in the season have been horrid. Minnesota's goal this season under offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski is seemingly to throw the ball as seldom as possible. When the game script calls for a pass-heavy approach, the offensive line must improve and provide Cousins with a clean pocket to throw from for this passing-game to show signs of life. Oakland's pass defense turned in a poor performance in week one, which was masked by Joe Flacco's inability to capitalize on the Raiders' miscues. In week two, however, the Raiders were not quite as fortunate. The Raiders played host to the Kansas City Chiefs' dynamic offense in week two when Patrick Mahomes and the NFL's most prolific passing attack ever lit them up for nearly 450 passing yards, 4 touchdowns, and 0 interceptions. Oakland lost its starting safety Jonathan Abram after week one to a season-ending shoulder injury that required surgery. In his place, the Raiders attempted to rotate Curtis Riley and Erik Harris into the game at safety. Both Riley and Harris were terrorized all day by Kansas City's vertical passing attack, which placed a magnifying glass on a definitive weakness of the Oakland Raiders' defense. In the trenches, unfortunately, the Raiders' defensive linemen were not much better. The Raiders have failed to reach double-digit hurries on the opposing quarterback in either of their first two games in 2019. The inexperience up front has been on full-display through two games, and the only thing that may save them in week three is Minnesota's fondness for running the football. When Minnesota attempts to air it out, the Vikings will likely face little resistance from a reeling Raiders defense.

Recent Stats and Projections

1 vs ATL 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2 at GB 6 0.0 0 0 0 0
3 vs OAK PROJ-Tremblay * 0.0 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs TE 1, TE 12, TE 24

Percentile ranks

Tyler Conklin's percentile rank in each category, among TE with more than 50 fantasy points.

Latest News

Vikings | Week 2 injury report for Minnesota (Fri Sep 13, 03:20 PM) - Minnesota Vikings CB Mackensie Alexander (elbow) did not practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 2 against the Green Bay Packers. CB Mike Hughes (knee) was upgraded to full participation Friday, Sept. 13, but is listed as doubtful. OG Pat Elflein (knee) and LB Ben Gedeon (groin) were limited in practice Friday, while CB Mark Fields (groin) practiced in full; all three are listed as questionable. LB Anthony Barr (knee), TE Tyler Conklin (ribs), DE Everson Griffen (elbow) and DE Danielle Hunter (hamstring) fully participated in practice Friday and have been removed from the injury report.

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Vikings | Thursday practice report for Vikes (Thu Sep 12, 06:19 PM) - Minnesota Vikings CB Mackensie Alexander (elbow) didn't practice Thursday, Sept. 12. LB Anthony Barr (knee), TE Tyler Conklin (ribs), G Pat Elflein (knee), DE Everson Griffen (elbow) and DE Danielle Hunter (hamstring) were all full participants. CB Mike Hughes (knee) and CB Mark Fields (groin) were both limited.

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Vikings | Wednesday practice report for Vikings (Wed Sep 11, 06:37 PM) - Minnesota Vikings OG Pat Elflein (knee) and CB Mackensie Alexander (elbow) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 11. TE Tyler Conklin (ribs), CB Mike Hughes (knee), LB Anthony Barr (knee), WR Josh Doctson (hamstring) and CB Mark Fields (groin) were limited during practice. DE Danielle Hunter (hamstring) and DE Everson Griffen (elbow) fully participated in practice.

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Vikings | Week 1 Minnesota Vikings inactives (Sun Sep 8, 11:33 AM) - The Minnesota Vikings have declared DL Armon Watts, CB Mike Hughes, DE Jalyn Holmes, TE Tyler Conklin, OG Dru Samia, WR Josh Doctson and OL Olisaemeka Udoh inactive for Week 1.

Our View: Doctson isn't ready to play a backup role on the outside yet. Chad Beebe is the clear #3 receiver for now.
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Vikings | Week 1 injury report for Minnesota (Fri Sep 6, 03:14 PM) - Minnesota Vikings CB Mike Hughes (knee) was limited in practice for a third straight day Friday, Sept. 6, and has been ruled out for Week 1 against the Atlanta Falcons. WR Stefon Diggs (hamstring) and TE Tyler Conklin (ribs) were also limited in practice but are listed as questionable. CB Mackensie Alexander (hamstring), LB Kentrell Brothers (wrist), DE Everson Griffen (elbow), OT Brian O'Neill (elbow) and DT Linval Joseph (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday and were removed from the injury report.

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3vs Oakland Raiders
4@ Chicago Bears
5@ New York Giants
6vs Philadelphia Eagles
7@ Detroit Lions
8vs Washington Redskins
9@ Kansas City Chiefs
10@ Dallas Cowboys
11vs Denver Broncos
12--- BYE WEEK ---
13@ Seattle Seahawks
14vs Detroit Lions
15@ Los Angeles Chargers
16vs Green Bay Packers
17vs Chicago Bears