Adam Thielen - WRPosted 4/12/19 2:21pm ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen agreed to terms on a four-year contract extension with the Vikings Friday, April 12, worth $64 million. The deal includes $35 million in guaranteed money and could be worth as much as $73 million.
Huddle Up: Thielen was one of the top receivers in the NFL this past season and finished with 113 receptions, 1,373 yards and nine touchdowns. He will continue to be a main part of the passing game for the Vikings and can be a No. 1 receiver in fantasy leagues.
Dan Bailey - PKPosted 3/19/19 7:30am ET
Free-agent PK Dan Bailey (Vikings) re-signed with the Minnesota Vikings Tuesday, March 19, on a one-year, $1 million deal. The deal could be worth $2 million with incentives.
Huddle Up: Bailey kicks in a dome on a decent team, and he'll be an upper-middle option at kicker.
Latavius Murray - RBPosted 3/13/19 6:47pm ET
Free-agent RB Latavius Murray (Vikings) officially agreed to terms with the New Orleans Saints Wednesday, March 13.
Huddle Up: Murray likely will receive a similar role Mark Ingram received this past season. He will have some value in standard leagues but likely will not be a weekly starting option.
Latavius Murray - RBPosted 3/12/19 9:09am ET
Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent RB Latavius Murray plans to sign a four-year deal with the New Orleans Saints worth $14.4 million, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Murray likely will take over Mark Ingram's role in the offense and share time with Alvin Kamara. He rushed for 578 yards and six touchdowns this past season and may be able to improve on those stats. He could be considered a No. 3 or No. 4 running back in some standard fantasy leagues.
Laquon Treadwell - WRPosted 3/10/19 1:14pm ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Laquon Treadwell is expected to be more involved in the passing game under offensive advisor Gary Kubiak, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.
Huddle Up: Treadwell has posted only 517 yards and one touchdown since entering the league, but the team may be looking for a No. 3 receiver. Owners can monitor the situation over the offseason to see if he will see more targets in 2019.
Latavius Murray - RBPosted 3/10/19 1:09pm ET
Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent RB Latavius Murray is not expected to re-sign with the Vikings this offseason unless he does not receive a lot of interest during free agency.
Huddle Up: Murray probably will not be able to find a starting job this offseason but can be a solid No. 2 running back for a team. He may have some fantasy value in standard leagues depending on his situation.
Kyle Rudolph - TEPosted 3/10/19 1:21pm ET
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph is believed to be in talks with the team about a possible pay cut, but it is not known if Rudolph would accept a reduced salary.
Huddle Up: Rudolph has posted decent numbers over the last several seasons and has posted 19 touchdowns over the last three years. He is not a weekly starter but could be a low-end No. 1 or a No. 2 tight end in most fantasy leagues next season.
Kyle Rudolph - TEPosted 3/10/19 5:56pm ET
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph has not been asked to take a pay cut, according to his agent Brian Murphy, and Murphy said the Vikings want Rudolph to remain with the organization for 'years to come.'
Huddle Up: You obviously need to take anything a player's agent says with a grain of salt, but if Rudolph is back with the Vikings in 2019, he can he a low-end TE1.
Adam Thielen - WRPosted 2/24/19 7:37pm ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen finished the 2018 season with 113 catches and 1,373 yards, becoming just the third undrafted player with at least 100 receptions and 1,300 yards in a season.
Huddle Up: Although Thielen cooled after an incredible start to the year, he was still able to deliver a career year and establish himself as a WR1.
Kyle Rudolph - TEPosted 2/21/19 7:15pm ET
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph and Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate could be options for the Denver Broncos if they are cap casualties this offseason, according to Bill Barnwell, and Barnwell also believes the Broncos could target a tight end with an early pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Huddle Up: After making the move to acquire Joe Flacco, finding a reliable tight end would make sense. Flacco's love for throwing underneath to tight ends once resulted in Dennis Pitta catching 86 passes, so a veteran like Rudolph or Brate should be able to deliver TE1 production as the primary tight end in Denver.
Laquon Treadwell - WRPosted 2/14/19 6:49pm ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Laquon Treadwell averaged 5.7 yards per target last year, the fourth-worst mark among receivers with at least 50 targets, and Bill Barnwell of ESPN.com expects Treadwell's fifth-year option to be declined.
Huddle Up: The former first-round pick has been a bust, and he didn't show any signs of righting the ship despite a bigger role in 2018. Even in dynasty formats, it may be time to give up on Treadwell.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 2/8/19 7:35pm ET
Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins called the 2018 season a disappointment and plans to 'make amends' next year.
Huddle Up: Cousins faded in the second half after a strong start, but he still finished as a low-end QB1. He has the weapons in the passing game to finish as a QB1 again in 2019, but fantasy owners have to be concerned about his week-to-week consistency.
Latavius Murray - RBPosted 1/31/19 11:01pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray could be a free-agent target of the Philadelphia Eagles, in the opinion of NJ.com's Zack Rosenblatt, who believes Murray's abilities as a receiver and reasonable price tag could make him part of a timeshare with holdover RB Josh Adams.
Huddle Up: Murray isn't the most explosive back available, but his desire for more work and underrated ability as a receiver could make him part of a 1a/1b situation with the Eagles. Rosenblatt isn't alone in connecting Philadelphia and Murray, either, so it's definitely something to watch.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 1/3/19 10:32am ET
Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins has the backing of head coach Mike Zimmer who spoke at a news conference Thursday, Jan. 3. 'I have a lot of confidence in Kirk Cousins,' said Zimmer, who predicted the quarterback will play well next year.
Huddle Up: Cousins finished ninth among fantasy quarterbacks this season, thanks largely to a strong start. But after notching four 300-yard games and six with 20 or more fantasy points in the first half of the season, he only had one 300-yard outing and two with 20-plus fantasy points in his final eight contests.
Latavius Murray - RBPosted 1/2/19 7:58pm ET
Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent RB Latavius Murray said he is open to re-signing with the Vikings this offseason but is not content to being in the backup role and wants to start in 2019.
Huddle Up: Murray finished the season with 578 yards and six touchdowns, but it is not known if he will be able to find a starting job if he tests free agency. He has played well in the past and could be a No. 2 running back in standard leagues if he finds a starting job.
Dalvin Cook - RBPosted 12/30/18 8:52pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook rushed 11 times for 39 yards and caught four passes for 24 yards in a 24-10 loss to the Chicago Bears in Week 17.
Huddle Up: It took a while for Cook to find a rhythm this year, but last year's knee surgery and a hamstring injury likely played a role. If he enters 2019 healthy, Cook could rebound in a big way. He's worth targeting as a RB2.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 12/30/18 8:48pm ET
Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins completed 20 of his 33 passes for 132 yards and a touchdown and added a seven-yard run in a 24-10 loss to the Chicago Bears in Week 17.
Huddle Up: Cousins couldn't generate any plays down the field, and Minnesota saw its playoff hopes come to and end. The Vikings didn't live up to their loft expectations, but Cousins topped 4,000 yards and threw 30 touchdowns. He should be a low-end QB1 again in 2019.
Stefon Diggs - WRPosted 12/30/18 8:56pm ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs caught eight of his 10 targets for 47 yards and a touchdown in a 24-10 loss to the Chicago Bears in Week 17.
Huddle Up: Diggs went over 100 receptions and 1,000 yards on the year, and his numbers keep trending up. He should be a safe bet for WR2 production in 2019.
Latavius Murray - RBPosted 12/23/18 2:40pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray rushed nine times for 22 yards in Week 16 against the Detroit Lions and he added two grabs for six yards.
Huddle Up: As long as Dalvin Cook remains healthy then Murray has a very limited ceiling. Trust him as a low-end RB3 or flex fantasy option into Week 17 against the Bears if your league decides a champion in the final week.
Dalvin Cook - RBPosted 12/23/18 2:37pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook ran 16 times for 73 yards in Week 16 against the Detroit Lions and he added three grabs for 35 yards on three targets.
Huddle Up: Cook didn't find the end zone, but he had another decent day in terms of scrimmage yards. His biggest obstacle so far has been staying healthy. When healthy he is a legit RB2 or flex fantasy talent. The Vikings wrap up the regular season against the Bears in Week 17, fighting for their playoff lives.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 12/23/18 2:35pm ET
Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins completed 21-of-28 passes for 253 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 16 against the Detroit Lions.
Huddle Up: Cousins posted just his fourth game with three or more touchdowns in a game this season, so he really treated his fantasy owners still alive in the playoffs with a nice stat line. His 253 yards were also his most since Nov. 25 against the Packers.
Stefon Diggs - WRPosted 12/23/18 3:05pm ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs managed two grabs for just 10 yards in Week 16 against the Detroit Lions but at least he was able to score a touchdown.
Huddle Up: Diggs hasn't posted a 100-yard game in a season-high five straight, but at least he has touchdowns in back-to-back games, and a touchdown of eight touchdowns this season. The Vikings wrap up the regular season against the Bears in Week 17.
Adam Thielen - WRPosted 12/23/18 3:02pm ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen managed five receptions for 80 yards on six targets in Week 16 against the Detroit Lions.
Huddle Up: Thielen posted eight 100-yard games over the first eight outings, but he has just one triple-digit yardage game over the past seven contests and he has a season-high three straight without a score. He picked a tough time for his worst stretch of the season for fantasy owners.
Kyle Rudolph - TEPosted 12/23/18 2:42pm ET
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph registered nine receptions for 122 yards and two touchdowns in Week 16 against the Detroit Lions.
Huddle Up: It was Rudolph's first 100-yard game of the season, and he entered with just 68 yards on eight grabs over the past three outings. It's likely not too many fantasy owners enjoyed this performance. The Vikings wrap up the regular season in Week 17 against the Bears.
Stefon Diggs - WRPosted 12/16/18 6:38pm ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs posted four grabs for 49 yards and a touchdown on seven targets in Week 15 against the Miami Dolphins.
Huddle Up: Diggs returned to the end zone for the first time in three games. His yardage total has been down lately, but he remains a useful WR2 fantasy option in most leagues heading into Week 16 against the Detroit Lions.
Tyler Conklin - TEPosted 12/16/18 6:35pm ET
Minnesota Vikings TE Tyler Conklin ended up with two catches for a game-best 53 yards on three targets in Week 15 against the Miami Dolphins.
Huddle Up: Conklin managed just two grabs for 13 yards over his first 12 games, but he has three catches for 64 yards across the past two outings with five targets. He isn't quite useful in fantasy yet, but he's a player worth watching heading into 2019. Conklin might be the heir apparent at tight end in the post-Kyle Rudolph era.
Dalvin Cook - RBPosted 12/16/18 6:30pm ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Dalvin Cook registered 136 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries in Week 15 against the Miami Dolphins and he added a 27-yard catch on two targets.
Huddle Up: The rushing touchdowns were Cook's first this season, and it was also his first 100-yard rushing day of 2018. He has a ton of potential, but he has been hampered by injuries. If he can stay on the field for an extended period he has the gifts to be a fantasy must-start in 2019.
Adam Thielen - WRPosted 12/16/18 6:55pm ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen posted two grabs for a season-low 19 yards in Week 15 against the Miami Dolphins.
Huddle Up: Thielen opened the season with eight straight 100-yard games, but he has just one over the past six outings. He has also been held out of the end zone in back-to-back outings for the first time this season. Marginal performances are coming at an inopportune time for Thielen's fantasy owners. He'll look to rebound in Week 16 in Detroit.
Kyle Rudolph - TEPosted 12/16/18 6:51pm ET
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph posted just three grabs for 23 yards on three targets in Week 15 against the Miami Dolphins.
Huddle Up: Rudolph hasn't been terribly productive lately and now he has competition for targets at tight end with Tyler Conklin. It's hard to rely on Rudolph these days for fantasy purposes.
Kai Forbath - PKPosted 12/14/18 9:50am ET
Free-agent PK Kai Forbath (Vikings) signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Friday, Dec. 14. In a corresponding move, the Jaguars placed LB Leon Jacobs (quadriceps) on the Reserve/Injured list.
Huddle Up: Although nothing's been made official yet, this is a strong indicator that it will be Forbath -- and not injured PK Josh Lambo (groin) -- kicking for the Jags this Sunday.
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