Stefon Diggs - WRPosted 10/18/17 11:27am ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (groin) did not practice again Wednesday, Oct. 18.
Huddle Up: Diggs was unable to practice all of last week and isn't getting off to a great start this week. With Michael Floyd (calf) also not practicing Wednesday, Adam Thielen could repeat his 13 targets from a week ago versus the Baltimore Ravens. If Diggs and Floyd cannot go in Week 7, it would also likely push 2016 first-round draft pick Laquon Treadwell into the starting lineup.
Jerick McKinnon - RBPosted 10/18/17 1:46pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (ankle) was able to take part in a full practice Wednesday, Oct. 18.
Huddle Up: McKinnon had a monster game in Week 6 and now he is looking to follow it up with another, picking up the slack of the injured rookie Dalvin Cook. The Ravens rank 30th in the NFL against the run, giving up 141.3 yards per game on the ground, so it could be another banner week for McKinnon.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 10/18/17 1:46pm ET
Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 18.
Huddle Up: Bradford has so much talent, but he just cannot stay healthy. It appears Case Keenum might be headed for another start in Week 7 against the Baltimore Ravens, but check back officially on Friday.
Teddy Bridgewater - QBPosted 10/18/17 6:10pm ET
Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee) returned to practice Wednesday, Oct. 18, following a 14-month absence, and received rave reviews, with TE Kyle Rudolph even comparing him to retired QB Joe Montana. However, head coach Mike Zimmer said that Bridgewater 'probably' won't play this week.
Huddle Up: It's awesome to see Bridgewater back on the field after sustaining a career-threatening injury last summer. It's even better that he apparently picked up where he left off after having what was reportedly a very good practice. While this is a great start for the 24-year-old, owners shouldn't start considering him as a serious fantasy option for at least several more weeks.
Teddy Bridgewater - QBPosted 10/16/17 8:32am ET
Updating an earlier report, Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee) has been cleared to practice by doctors Monday, Oct. 16.
Huddle Up: He will probably need a couple of weeks before he is considered ready to play. With Sam Bradford (knee) ailing, there's an opportunity. However, Case Keenum is playing the best ball of his career. Bridgewater is watch-list material right now.
Teddy Bridgewater - QBPosted 10/16/17 11:40am ET
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee) will be taken off the Physically Unable to Perform list and should practice Wednesday, Oct. 18.
Huddle Up: It's been a long time coming for Bridgewater to return to practice. Case Keenum has filled in splendidly for the most part with both Bridgewater and Sam Bradford out of commission. The Vikings may have a three-way competition at the position on their hands once Bradford and Bridgewater are ready to go. None of them should be considered weekly QB1 options, however.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 10/15/17 5:47am ET
Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford (knee) began Regenokine treatments in New York this past week in an attempt to eliminate swelling from his left knee, according to multiple sources. Through the process, blood is removed from the patient's knee, spun down and then reinjected into the body over a span of five or six days.
Huddle Up: Bradford has already been ruled out for Week 6's game against the Green Bay Packers and there is no timetable for his return. Case Keenum will start in his place and could be useful in two-quarterback leagues or as a bye-week replacement.
Michael Floyd - WRPosted 10/15/17 9:15am ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Michael Floyd is in the starting lineup against the Green Bay Packers in place of WR Stefon Diggs (groin).
Huddle Up: Floyd made his season debut last week and finished with one catches for 19 yards. He should receive more targets this week and could be a flex option in some deeper leagues but could also be avoided if owners have better options available.
Michael Floyd - WRPosted 10/15/17 12:39pm ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Michael Floyd (calf) suffered a calf injury in Week 6 and is considered questionable to return.
Huddle Up: Floyd recorded only one reception for five yards in the game and his status for Week 7 is uncertain at this point. Owners should be able to find better options to use and can avoid Floyd most weeks.
Kyle Rudolph - TEPosted 10/15/17 4:21pm ET
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph posted five catches for 47 yards on nine targets in Week 6 against the Green Bay Packers.
Huddle Up: Rudolph remains a solid low-end TE1 in all fantasy leagues, especially PPR formats. While he failed to find the end zone, he has posted 11 catches over the past two games. The Vikings host the Ravens in Week 7, a team which has struggled to contain tight ends this season.
Adam Thielen - WRPosted 10/15/17 4:20pm ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen racked up nine receptions for 97 yards on 13 targets in Week 6 against the Green Bay Packers.
Huddle Up: Thielen had an impressive game all around with Stefon Diggs inactive and Michael Floyd checking out early due to injury. He is more attractive in PPR leagues, but if Diggs remains sidelined Thielen isn't a bad start across the board heading into Week 7 against the Ravens.
Latavius Murray - RBPosted 10/15/17 4:20pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray rushed 15 times for just 28 yards in Week 6 against the Green Bay Packers and he added one catch for nine yards.
Huddle Up: Murray just doesn't look comfortable in the Minnesota offense, as Jerick McKinnon is much more familiar with the system and way more productive since Dalvin Cook went down. Murray admitted two weeks ago he isn't 100 percent after offseason surgery and he certainly looks like it.
Jerick McKinnon - RBPosted 10/15/17 4:18pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon rushed 16 times for 69 yards and a touchdown in Week 6 against the Green Bay Packers and he added five receptions for 30 yards and a score.
Huddle Up: McKinnon finally exploded for a big stat line, his first since Dalvin Cook went down with a serious injury. KcKinnon appears to have the potential to be a strong RB2 or flex play down the stretch. The Vikings host the Ravens in Week 7.
Case Keenum - QBPosted 10/15/17 4:17pm ET
Minnesota Vikings QB Case Keenum completed 24 of his 38 pass attempts for 239 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the Week 6 game against the Green Bay Packers.
Huddle Up: Keenum continues to spread the ball around nicely and he jelled nicely with Adam Thielen in this one with Stefon Diggs sidelined and Michael Floyd checking out early. However, he remains more of a low-end QB2 heading into Week 7 against the Baltimore Ravens.
Stefon Diggs - WRPosted 10/13/17 9:47am ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (groin) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 13, for the third straight day.
Huddle Up: Diggs reportedly intends to play, but owners should make other plans, if for no other reason than he has established a reputation for being unable to perform well when dealing with injury. Adam Thielen figures to see the biggest bump in targets should Diggs sit, while Kyle Rudolph would also be a reasonable TE1 play against the Green Bay Packers. Michael Floyd might even worth a speculative add in deeper leagues.
Stefon Diggs - WRPosted 10/13/17 11:13am ET
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (groin) will not play in Week 6 against the Green Bay Packers due to groin injury.
Huddle Up: As expected. Adam Thielen owners figure to benefit the most from this news. Although Green Bay's defense has improved since late last season, Thielen ripped the Packers for 12 catches, 202 yards and two touchdowns the last time he saw them. Michael Floyd could be also a bit of a wild-card with Diggs out, although he is only worth a speculative add at this point.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 10/12/17 11:25am ET
Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford (foot) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 12.
Huddle Up: Bradford appears to be headed for a doubtful designation in Week 6, which means Case Keenum will probably make another start. Keenum's matchup with the Green Bay Packers isn't one that makes him an automatic start. He remains in backup fantasy quarterback territory.
Stefon Diggs - WRPosted 10/12/17 11:37am ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (groin) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 12.
Huddle Up: Diggs has already said he plans on playing, but not only may he not be 100%, his ceiling lowers a bit with Case Keenum manning the offense. Diggs should still be started if he plays, but expectations should be tempered.
Stefon Diggs - WRPosted 10/11/17 1:20pm ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (groin) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 11.
Huddle Up: Thursday and Friday will be important in determining Diggs' status. If he doesn't practice on both of those days then he could very well be inactive or a game-time decision. If he plays then he can be started as a low-end WR1 to high-end WR2, no matter who the quarterback is.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 10/11/17 1:16pm ET
Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford (knee) was not at practice Wednesday, Oct. 11, as he continues to recover from his knee issue.
Huddle Up: Bradford aggravated the injury Monday night, so don't be surprised to see the Vikings give him another week off and go with Case Keenum again. Keenum has held his own this year and doesn't rule out Stefon Diggs (if healthy), Adam Thielen or Kyle Rudolph as Week 6 starters.
Stefon Diggs - WRPosted 10/11/17 8:24pm ET
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (groin) said that he plans to play in the team's Week 6 game Sunday, Oct. 15, versus the Green Bay Packers.
Huddle Up: He may be gearing up to play in this Sunday's big NFC North rivalry game, but that doesn't mean he'll be at 100 percent, as he missed practice on Wednesday and will be coming off a short week. After Diggs' disappointing one-catch effort on Monday, it's apparent he may not be the safe WR2 option that he normally is, especially with Sam Bradford (knee) back on the sidelines. Owners should be monitoring his health leading up to the weekend.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 10/10/17 5:09am ET
Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford (knee) aggravated his knee injury in the first half Monday, Oct. 9. Head coach Mike Zimmer said Bradford's recovery timetable would be day to day and that he wasn't sure on which play Bradford was re-injured.
Huddle Up: It's a shorter turnaround to face the Green Bay Packers in Week 6, and if history is any indication, Bradford won't be playing. Case Keenum has looked suitable in his absence, but he offers little in fantasy except in leagues you start two QBs.
Dalvin Cook - RBPosted 10/10/17 1:07pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (knee) underwent successful knee surgery Monday, Oct. 9, according to a source. Cook said he will be back for the start of the 2018 season.
Huddle Up: As was evident Monday night, Jerick McKinnon looks to be Cook's heir apparent in Minnesota's backfield. McKinnon has put together an underwhelming career, but he looked great against the Chicago Bears. Latavius Murray is worth a pickup, too, but he is tailored for standard leagues and does not have as much upside as McKinnon.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 10/10/17 10:20pm ET
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford (knee) underwent an MRI Tuesday, Oct. 10, that showed no new damage in his knee. Trainer Eric Sugarman said there's no ligament damage, and that Bradford did not suffer a bone bruise. Bradford remains day to day.
Huddle Up: Bradford didn't look right Monday, and with only six days to prepare it seems unlikely they'll put him out there again until he's closer to fully recovered. Look for Case Keenum to make the start, though his appeal is minimal even against a Packers secondary that could be down two starters.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 10/9/17 5:45am ET
Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford (knee) is expected to start Monday, Oct. 9, against the Chicago Bears. Head coach Mike Zimmer told ESPN in a production meeting that Bradford is expected to go.
Huddle Up: Bradford isn't a good start against the Chicago Bears this week as a bye-week filler.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 10/9/17 4:20pm ET
Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford (knee) is officially active for the team's Week 5 game.
Huddle Up: Bradford returns after missing the last three games because of the injury. He played well in Week 1 and has good chemistry with Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen. Bradford can be a starting option if owners decided to wait for a starting quarterback.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 10/9/17 7:24pm ET
Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford (knee) was pulled from the game Monday, Oct. 9, against the Chicago Bears. He looked rusty and, after taking six hits, 'appeared gimpy,' leading the team to replace him with QB Case Keenum.
Huddle Up: Bradford was ineffective in his first game since Week 1, though all the blame shouldn't be pinned on him, as the Bears defense looked as good as it has been all season, constantly getting to the quarterback. It's an unfortunate turn of events for the former No. 1 overall draft pick, who had an incredible season opener before enduring his latest injury woes. With Case Keenum back in under center, that could mean a downgrade for all skill players on offense.
Stefon Diggs - WRPosted 10/9/17 7:26pm ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (groin) left the team's Week 5 game Monday, Oct. 9, versus the Chicago Bears due to a groin injury. He is being considered questionable to return.
Huddle Up: Quarterback Sam Bradford (knee) also went down, so things are getting a little unpleasant on offense for the Vikings. Diggs unfortunately contributed almost zilch before departing, having posted just one catch for four yards on four targets during his time on the field. Hopefully he's able to return to action soon.
Stefon Diggs - WRPosted 10/9/17 7:33pm ET
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (groin) returned to the team's Week 5 game Monday, Oct. 9, against the Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: Fortunately, Diggs was sidelined for only a brief period, but before being taken out, he had hauled in just one catch for four yards. It won't be any easier to get something going, as Case Keenum has replaced Sam Bradford (knee) under center for the rest of the contest. It looks like Diggs' owners will have to once again monitor this quarterback situation beyond this week.
Jerick McKinnon - RBPosted 10/9/17 9:36pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon rushed for 95 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries in the team's Week 5 game Monday, Oct. 9, versus the Chicago Bears. He also caught all six of his targets for 51 receiving yards.
Huddle Up: In the first game without Dalvin Cook, McKinnon immediately took ownership of Minnesota's backfield, as Latavius Murray didn't contribute much at all on his end. Meanwhile, the 25-year-old was great here, pretty much doing it all and leading the Vikings to the big road victory. He should also continue helping fantasy owners as an RB2 if this usage continues.
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