Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 10/21/18 2:04pm ET
Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins completed 25-of-40 passes for 241 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 7 road win against the New York Jets.
Huddle Up: Cousins spurned the Jets in free agency and the team went ahead and drafted Sam Darnold. He is now up to 14 touchdown passes, one touchdown run and just three interceptions through seven outings. He remains a solid low-end QB1 in most fantasy leagues in a potential shootout against Drew Brees and the Saints on Sunday night in Week 8.
Kyle Rudolph - TEPosted 10/21/18 2:19pm ET
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph hauled in just one reception for 16 yards on four targets in Week 7 against the New York Jets.
Huddle Up: Rudolph was a huge disappointment, as he had his worst game since opening with just one grab for 11 yards in Week 1. However, at least he scored a touchdown against the 49ers in that one, so this was his worst fantasy performance in terms of points. He'll try and rebound in Week 8 against the Saints.
Stefon Diggs - WRPosted 10/21/18 2:17pm ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs posted eight receptions for 33 yards on 14 targets in Week 7 against the New York Jets.
Huddle Up: The catch total was nice, but the yardage total was pretty weak from a fantasy perspective. He remains a useful WR3 or flex option in most fantasy leagues heading into Week 8 against the New Orleans Saints.
Latavius Murray - RBPosted 10/21/18 2:11pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray rushed 15 times for 69 yards and a pair of touchdowns in Week 7 against the New York Jets and he added two grabs for 14 yards on his two targets.
Huddle Up: Murray was a hot property off of the waiver wire in fantasy leagues this week with Dalvin Cook back on the shelf. As long as Cook is sidelined Murray is a solid RB2 in most fantasy formats. The Vikings host the Saints in Week 8 on Sunday night.
Dalvin Cook - RBPosted 10/19/18 10:43am ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 7 against the New York Jets.
Huddle Up: There was optimism at the beginning of the week when Cook logged a full practice on Wednesday, but he left practice early Thursday and reportedly only stretched with the team Friday before departing. Owners have little choice but to continue holding Cook, although this is quickly shaping up to be another lost season for him. Latavius Murray will make another start in Cook's place and should be a decent RB2 option this week.
Dalvin Cook - RBPosted 10/18/18 2:22pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 18.
Huddle Up: Cook's status is uncertain at this point, so owners should keep an eye on the situation. Owners should have other options ready to use in case Cook is ruled out for the Week 7 game.
Dalvin Cook - RBPosted 10/17/18 2:42pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) was a full participant in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.
Huddle Up: Cook is primed to return this weekend after being a last-minute scratch in Week 6. Expect Latavius Murray to continue to siphon touches away from Cook, but the sophomore running back holds RB2 value nonetheless.
Adam Thielen - WRPosted 10/16/18 7:28pm ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen has amassed 58 catches on 71 targets for 712 yards through six games. At his current pace, he will finish with 155 receptions, 189 targets and 1,899 receiving yards. Thielen is on track to finish 12 catches ahead of Marvin Harrison's record-setting reception mark of 143 in 2002. Only 11 receivers have ever recorded at least 189 targets in a season, while Calvin Johnson (1,964) is the only receiver to ever post more than 1,900 receiving yards in a season.
Huddle Up: Simply put, Thielen is simply performing at a level many fantasy owners have never seen. While there is no reason to expect him to fall from the WR1 ranks anytime soon, it may behoove owners to see what they can get for him in a trade, as a record-setting pace is called that because it's hard to maintain. Among other factors to consider, the eventual return of Dalvin Cook should steal a few of his looks. Regardless, Thielen has cemented himself as a fantasy WR1 at the very least in 2018.
Adam Thielen - WRPosted 10/15/18 5:02am ET
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen had his sixth straight 100-yard game Sunday, Oct. 14, and only four players in NFL history have a longer single-season streak.
Huddle Up: He'll have another tasty matchup against the New York Jets in Week 7. Thielen is a must-start WR1 right now.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 10/14/18 2:51pm ET
Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins went 24-for-34 for 233 yards, one touchdown and one interception against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 6. He also rushed for 14 yards and one touchdown on four carries during the game.
Huddle Up: Cousins has played well this season and has completed at least 70 percent of his passes in each of his last five games. He could be considered a low-end No. 1 fantasy quarterback next week against the New York Jets.
Stefon Diggs - WRPosted 10/14/18 3:06pm ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs caught three passes for 33 yards against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 6.
Huddle Up: Diggs was only targeted five times during the game but has been posting good numbers this season. He can be considered a No. 2 receiver against the New York Jets next week.
Kyle Rudolph - TEPosted 10/14/18 3:03pm ET
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph caught four passes for 37 yards against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 6.
Huddle Up: Rudolph has caught 27 of his 31 targets this season but has gone three straight games without a touchdown. He has been pretty consistent this season and could be a low-end No. 1 tight end in some deeper leagues next week against the New York Jets.
Adam Thielen - WRPosted 10/14/18 2:59pm ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen caught 11 passes for 123 yards and one touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 6.
Huddle Up: Thielen has posted at least 100 yards in every game this season and has four touchdowns in those games. He is the main option in the passing game for the Vikings and should be a No. 1 wide receiver in all fantasy leagues no matter the opponent.
Latavius Murray - RBPosted 10/14/18 2:56pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray rushed for 155 yards and one touchdown on 24 carries against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 6.
Huddle Up: Murray received most of the work at running back with Dalvin Cook sidelined and made the most of his opportunity. It is not known when Cook will return to the lineup, so owners should take a wait-and-see approach with Murray next week.
Dalvin Cook - RBPosted 10/13/18 7:33pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) is expected to play against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 6, but he is likely to be limited to 20-25 plays, according to Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Huddle Up: Cook has been dealing with injuries all year, and it's tough to consider him anything more than a risky flex option in Week 6 while stuck on a snap count.
Dalvin Cook - RBPosted 10/11/18 2:23pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 11.
Huddle Up: Cook appears to be on track to play this week and should have a favorable matchup against the Arizona Cardinals. He can be considered a No. 2 running back in most leagues.
Dalvin Cook - RBPosted 10/10/18 2:25pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.
Huddle Up: The limited status is good news since Cook didn't practice last week. We may not know his game status until Saturday or even up until kickoff, so keep close tabs on his progress. If he's active then you're starting him in a favorable matchup against the Arizona Cardinals.
Adam Thielen - WRPosted 10/9/18 11:52am ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen is the first player since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger to begin a season with five games of 100 or more receiving yards.
Huddle Up: Thielen is playing out of his mind and Kirk Cousins won't stop throwing to him. Over five weeks he is averaging 13.2 targets and 117.8 yards per game. He's a mainstay in starting lineups as long as he's healthy.
Adam Thielen - WRPosted 10/7/18 9:07pm ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen caught seven of his 10 targets for 116 yards and a touchdown in Week 5 against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Huddle Up: Thielen is only the third player in modern NFL history to go over 100 yards receiving in each of his team's first five games. Positive touchdown regression has also been in his favor as well, as his three scores through five games this year is one shy of his total from last season. He's seen 10 targets in every game as well. There is a good chance Thielen is going to slow down as soon as the Vikings find some semblance of a running game, but there's no question he's cemented his place as a fantasy WR1.
Stefon Diggs - WRPosted 10/7/18 9:26pm ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs caught 10 of his 11 targets for 91 yards and added two carries for 25 yards in Week 5 against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Huddle Up: Diggs was held out of the end zone for the third straight week, but that's about the only complaint fantasy owners will have this effort. The 24-year-old has seen at least 10 targets in four straight games and eclipsed 100 total yards in three of them. While some owners may be a bit concerned about a Week 6 matchup against Patrick Peterson, Arizona has not chosen to use him as a shadow very much in 2018. As such, Diggs should be poised for another solid WR1 performance.
Latavius Murray - RBPosted 10/7/18 9:59pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray carried 11 times for 42 yards and caught both of his targets for an additional 14 yards in Week 5 against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Huddle Up: Whereas Murray took advantage of a prolonged absence from Dalvin Cook last year, he has been thoroughly uninspiring in 2018. His 42 rushing yards tied his season high, and he has yet to score a touchdown this season after doing so eight times last year. He doesn't do enough in the passing game to make up for any inefficiency as a rusher, making him a weak flex option at best. Assuming Cook sits out again next week, Murray will have the best matchup he can ask for against the Arizona Cardinals.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 10/7/18 10:43pm ET
Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins went 30-of-37 for 301 yards and a touchdown in Week 5 against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Huddle Up: Cousins has possibly produced more "wow" throws this season than any quarterback not named Patrick Mahomes so far. He has thrown for at least 296 yards in four straight contests and definitely seems to enjoy throwing to one of the top receiving tandems in the league. Cousins should remain in lineups in Week 6 versus the Arizona Cardinals.
Dalvin Cook - RBPosted 10/6/18 8:37pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) is not expected to play against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 5, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Latavius Murray should take on a larger role with Cook sidelined, but he is a risky streaming option against the stout defensive front of the Eagles.
Dalvin Cook - RBPosted 10/5/18 11:58am ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 5, and is listed as questionable for Week 5.
Huddle Up: Cook may be a game-time decision this week, so owners will need to check the inactive list. He has been limited to 98 yards in three games this season and could see limited touches if he is active. He is a risky option for owners and could be benched if owners have better options available.
Dalvin Cook - RBPosted 10/5/18 8:35pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook's (hamstring) yards per carry has dropped from 4.8 last year to 2.7 this season, and he has accounted for negative yardage on six of his 36 carries.
Huddle Up: A hamstring injury on top of his recovery from knee surgery certainly hasn't helped matters, but Minnesota's running game has struggled as a whole. The hamstring injury has Cook questionable for Week 5, but he will be a risky flex play even if he does suit up.
Dalvin Cook - RBPosted 10/4/18 1:16pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 4.
Huddle Up: Cook's status for Week 5 is uncertain at this point, so owners should monitor the situation over the next few days. He would be a risky option if he is active for Week 5 and may only be a flex option in that situation.
Dalvin Cook - RBPosted 10/3/18 1:34pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) was sidelined at practice Wednesday, Oct. 3.
Huddle Up: Cook has admitted that he's not at full health yet. The sophomore running back is hurting and up against one of the fiercest fronts in football in the Philadelphia Eagles. If he's active, starting him is a roll of the dice.
Dalvin Cook - RBPosted 10/1/18 9:32am ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) told reporters Monday, Oct. 1, that he'll need some more time before his injured hamstring is '100 percent' again.
Huddle Up: Hamstring injuries have a tendency to linger and get aggravated, so the Vikings are doing right by him to keep his workload down for the time being. He has a tough matchup in Week 5 against the Philadelphia Eagles, but things start to get easier for him and the Vikings' running game after that. While he may belong on benches for owners with some depth at running back in the next game, Cook makes for a solid buy-low.
Dalvin Cook - RBPosted 9/28/18 10:42pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) was on a snap count in Week 4, with the team looking to get him '15-20 plays' in an effort to keep him from re-injuring his hamstring, according to comments from head coach Mike Zimmer.
Huddle Up: Cook has struggled thus far, carrying 36 times for 98 yards, though injuries are certainly part of the problem. While the team has been explosive through the air, it hasn't resulted in wins, and you have to wonder if the extra days off following Thursday's loss to the Rams will result in a renewed focus on the ground game. It might be a good time to check in with Cook owners to see if he can be had for pennies on the dollar.
Dalvin Cook - RBPosted 9/27/18 5:03am ET
Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) is optimistic to play Thursday, Sept. 27, against the Los Angeles Rams. The team still wants to see him in pregame warmups, but they're encouraged with his status.
Huddle Up: Cook has a tough matchup with a gimpy hamstring, but he should still rate as an RB2 in Week 4.
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