Dalvin Cook - RBPosted 3/27/18 7:48am ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (knee) is ahead of schedule in his rehab, according to head coach Mike Zimmer. Cook will do some work, but not everything, in organized team activities.
Huddle Up: Cook has a chance to be an elite PPR running back, but he has to prove it. He'll be among the midrange RB1 backs with something to prove.
Kai Forbath - PKPosted 3/20/18 11:13am ET
Free-agent PK Kai Forbath (Vikings) is re-signing to an undisclosed deal with the Minnesota Vikings Tuesday, March 20, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Forbath was a quality starting fantasy kicker in 2017 despite missing six field goals and five extra points. With Kirk Cousins in town the Vikings should be scoring plenty again this year, making Forbath a No. 1 fantasy kicker for a second straight year.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 3/16/18 2:03pm ET
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins has $6 million in incentives, $2 million per year, tied to his three-year, $84 million deal. Those incentives are triggered by play time, team points scored and Super Bowl wins. To hit the highest level in any year, Cousins has to be Super Bowl MVP.
Huddle Up: You like that? Cousins heads to the Twin Cities with lofty expectations, and with the additions on the defensive side of the ball the Vikings will be a favorite in the NFC. He'll be a decent low-end QB1 fantasy option heading into 2018.
Jarius Wright - WRPosted 3/16/18 3:32pm ET
The Minnesota Vikings released WR Jarius Wright on Friday, March 16.
Huddle Up: Wright posted 153 receptions for 2,039 yards and 10 touchdowns in his six seasons with the Vikings, including 198 yards and two scores last season. He might latch on with another organization, but his fantasy value remains rather minimal at this time.
Latavius Murray - RBPosted 3/15/18 5:26pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray could be released if he does not agree to restructure his contract. His $5.15 million salary for 2018 will become guaranteed if he is on the roster Friday, March 16.
Huddle Up: Murray is coming off a solid 2017 season where he rushed for 842 yards and eight touchdowns, but he probably will lose touches with Dalvin Cook returning from injury. He would receive interest if he becomes available in free agency but likely will be part of a committee no matter where he plays. He can be a No. 3 fantasy running back in 2018 depending on his role.
Latavius Murray - RBPosted 3/15/18 6:33pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray has agreed to restructure his contract and will remain with the team, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Murray should have a solid role on offense in 2018 but will lose some work to Dalvin Cook. He can be a No. 3 running back in standard leagues but will be less valuable in point-per-reception leagues.
Jerick McKinnon - RBPosted 3/14/18 5:57am ET
Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent RB Jerick McKinnon agreed to a four-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers Wednesday, March 14. It's expected to be worth $30 million, according to a source.
Huddle Up: McKinnon turned into a decent receiver in the backfield. He put together a 150-570-3 line on the ground and a 51-421-2 line through the air last season. He'll have some RB2 viability in PPR.
Jerick McKinnon - RBPosted 3/14/18 1:26pm ET
Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon's deal with worth $36.9 million total, with $14.3 million guaranteed and $2 million in bonus. He'll receive $4.2 million in 2018, $3.7 million in 2019, $6.5 million in 2020 and $6.9 million in 2021 with a $5.5 million roster bonus in 2018. He has a $6.9 million option bonus for the 2021 league year to be exercised prior to the end of the 2020 league year.
Huddle Up: McKinnon has developed solid hands out of the backfield and is a threat to run and catch. He'll be a solid RB2 in PPR fantasy formats in the upcoming season, as you can expect the 49ers to lean upon their new toy quite heavily.
Case Keenum - QBPosted 3/13/18 11:50pm ET
Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent QB Case Keenum intends to sign with the Denver Broncos shortly after the start of the new league year Wednesday, March 14, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Huddle Up: The Broncos likely realized they probably weren't going to land Kirk Cousins, nor does it appear they wanted to pony up the cash it was going to take to get him. Current senior personnel advisor Gary Kubiak gave the former undrafted free agent his start in 2013 when he was the Houston Texans' head coach and likely played a huge role in convincing general manager John Elway to take the plunge. The addition of Keenum should not keep Denver from drafting a quarterback with the No. 5 overall pick next month, so it is too early to say for sure if Keenum is worth drafting for fantasy purposes.
Jerick McKinnon - RBPosted 3/13/18 10:54am ET
Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent RB Jerick McKinnon has reportedly been receiving steady interest from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.
Huddle Up: McKinnon typically played well for the Vikings when given the chance, but never seemed to win them over. Tampa Bay is one of the few spots where he would have a legitimate shot to earn the starting job or compete for a lead-back role at the very least, assuming the Bucs don't also use a high pick at running back in the draft. McKinnon would be in the flex discussion if Tampa Bay seals the deal.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 3/13/18 11:30am ET
Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent QB Sam Bradford plans to sign with the Arizona Cardinals, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Bradford has dealt with injuries for most of his career, so this would be a risky signing for the Cardinals. He will have a solid group of pass catchers to work with in Arizona but would only be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback in most leagues.
Teddy Bridgewater - QBPosted 3/13/18 12:09pm ET
Free-agent QB Teddy Bridgewater (Vikings) is working on a deal with the New York Jets, according to a source.
Huddle Up: The Jets don't have many options left when it comes to free-agent quarterbacks. Bridgewater is coming off a significant knee injury and doesn't have the most reliable receiving corps. He'll be a backup fantasy quarterback if he does sign with New York.
Teddy Bridgewater - QBPosted 3/13/18 4:32pm ET
Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent QB Teddy Bridgewater has a few options available in free agency and is not close to any deal, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Bridgewater was reportedly talking with the Jets, but things may change with Josh McCown returning to New York. Bridgewater has been successful as a starter in the past and probably will be looking for a short-term deal in free agency. He should be considered a No. 2 fantasy quarterback if he finds a starting job.
Teddy Bridgewater - QBPosted 3/13/18 5:14pm ET
New York Jets impending free-agent QB Teddy Bridgewater agreed to terms on an undisclosed one-year contract with the New York Jets on Tuesday, March 13, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Huddle Up: It was reported last week that New York's 'Plan B' at quarterback was to sign Josh McCown to serve as the bridge quarterback in 2018 in hopes he could hand the team over to Bridgewater and/or a rookie quarterback in 2019. It remains to be seen what Bridgewater can do after being away from the game for the better part of two seasons, but this figures to be a low-risk, high-reward move for the Jets. If Bridgewater can assume the starting job at some point in 2018, he'll be on the fantasy QB2 radar.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 3/12/18 9:06am ET
Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent QBs Sam Bradford and Case Keenum could be options for the Buffalo Bills during free-agency.
Huddle Up: The Bills likely will be looking for a veteran quarterback since they traded Tyrod Taylor last week. Bradford may be the more likely option for the Bills since Keenum will receive interest from several teams. Both quarterbacks probably would be considered No. 2 fantasy quarterbacks if they signed with the Bills.
Case Keenum - QBPosted 3/7/18 10:24am ET
Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent QB Case Keenum has drawn interest from the Denver Broncos, according to 9news.com's Mike Klis.
Huddle Up: This isn't a big surprise as Keenum will likely be Denver's backup plan if they can't corral Kirk Cousins. Keenum won't be in as high demand as Cousins, but he will be in high demand since he is considered the No. 2 quarterback on the free-agent market. That is after Drew Brees re-signs with the New Orleans Saints. Keenum is capable of QB1 games, but he's not a every-week QB1.
Teddy Bridgewater - QBPosted 3/5/18 9:05am ET
Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent QB Teddy Bridgewater could receive interest from the New York Jets this offseason if the Jets are not able to sign Washington Redskins impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Bridgewater is coming back from a serious knee injury but should have the chance to find a starting job this offseason. He probably can be considered a No. 2 fantasy quarterback in most leagues in 2018.
Teddy Bridgewater - QBPosted 3/4/18 8:22am ET
Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent QB Teddy Bridgewater is receiving interest from some teams that consider him a potential starting quarterback.
Huddle Up: Bridgewater has seen playing time in only one game over the last two seasons because of a major knee injury but posted decent numbers in his first two years in the league. He has a solid chance to find a starting job this offseason but would only be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback.
Case Keenum - QBPosted 3/4/18 11:43am ET
Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent QB Case Keenum is expected to be pursued by the Vikings, Denver Broncos, Cleveland Browns and Arizona Cardinals in free agency, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Keenum is coming off a terrific 2017 season and should receive a lucrative contract this offseason. He has a chance to be a low-end No. 1 fantasy quarterback in 2018 depending on his team.
Laquon Treadwell - WRPosted 3/1/18 2:42pm ET
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings WR Laquon Treadwell needs to 'get out of his own way,' according to head coach Mike Zimmer. The remark comes a day after Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said Treadwell needs to relax and not press so hard. Zimmer wasn't as diplomatic Thursday, March 1, saying, 'He's a guy that works extremely hard, probably doesn't do things the right way all of the time. We'll be in training camp and he'll run the stadium steps at night, which is not helping him for practice the next day. He thinks he's trying to get better, trying to get better, he's just going about it the wrong way. So he needs to get out of his own way.'
Huddle Up: Treadwell has a whopping 21 catches in two years after being a first-round pick. He was lapped by Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen, and fantasy owners should maintain low expectations for now. This may genuinely be a situation where a player (Treadwell) needs to be in a new environment with different coaches or veterans around him to maximize his chances of success.
Kyle Rudolph - TEPosted 2/28/18 2:53pm ET
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle) said Tuesday, Feb. 28, that he underwent surgery to repair the injured right ankle which affected him at the end of the 2017 season. 'I knew it was inevitable to have it fixed,' he said in a radio interview. 'That's what the offseason is for. The glamorous life of the NFL offseason. You roll around on a scooter.'
Huddle Up: Rudolph was affected down the stretch by the injury he suffered on Dec. 10, but he failed to miss an NFL game for the third consecutive season. He remains a top-tier fantasy tight end heading into the 2018 season, especially for his good work in the red zone.
Laquon Treadwell - WRPosted 2/28/18 2:52pm ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Laquon Treadwell is being counted upon for a big jump in 2018, his third NFL season. General manager Rick Spielman said Tuesday, Feb. 28, that he is hopeful for the former first-round pick will take a step forward. 'It's going to be a big year for him. Hoping to see that jump this year,' Spielman said. 'I know he does work extremely hard at it. He's a pleaser. He wants to do good. You just got to learn to relax a little bit and not press so much - enjoy playing. Don't put so much pressure on yourself.'
Huddle Up: Treadwell made just one reception in his rookie season, and he bumped up to 20 catches and 200 yards with a slightly larger role in the offense in 2017. He has a ton of upside, but so far he isn't worth anything more than a speculative pick in the later rounds of deeper fantasy leagues.
Teddy Bridgewater - QBPosted 2/28/18 4:32pm ET
Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said he expects QB Teddy Bridgewater to be declared an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
Huddle Up: Bridgewater has been able to return from a major knee injury but did not see a lot of playing time in 2017. It is not known if he will be able to find a starting job in free agency, but he probably would only be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback if he starts for a team in 2018.
Case Keenum - QBPosted 2/26/18 10:26am ET
Updating an ongoing story, Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent QB Case Keenum is unlikely to receive the franchise tag and is expected to hit the open market, according to sources. The Vikings are expected to look for a new starting quarterback for 2018.
Huddle Up: The market should sort this one out. Keenum may not receive a lot of interest in a starting situation, primarily due to a deep rookie class. Minnesota may return to Keenum as an option after the draft, so stay tuned. Either way, he is no better than a low-end QB2 in deeper leagues.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 2/22/18 2:52pm ET
Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent QB Sam Bradford wants to play next season.
Huddle Up: Several teams will be looking for a quarterback this season, but it is not known if Bradford will be able to find a starting job. He would only be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback next season if he starts for a team.
Case Keenum - QBPosted 2/18/18 6:22pm ET
Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent QB Case Keenum is still the favorite to return as the starter in 2018 because offensive coordinator John DeFilippo prefers athletic quarterbacks, according to Charley Walters of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
Huddle Up: Keenum had a breakout campaign in 2017, and if he does return as Minnesota's starter, he should be a solid QB2.
Laquon Treadwell - WRPosted 2/16/18 8:46pm ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Laquon Treadwell could be shopped this offseason for a draft pick, according to Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com.
Huddle Up: Treadwell has been a bust in Minnesota, and a change of scenery could be best for both him and the Vikings at this point. Treadwell value is limited to dynasty leagues for now.
Dalvin Cook - RBPosted 2/2/18 8:34pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (knee) has 'progressed nicely' from his knee surgery, general manager Rick Spielman said Thursday, Feb. 1, and Spielman said Cook could have the same success that Arizona Cardinals RB Adrian Peterson had coming off his knee surgery in 2012.
Huddle Up: Although it's a reach to suggest Cook could threaten the NFL rushing record and win MVP honors like Peterson did in his return from ACL surgery, Cook showed enough potential prior to his injury to make him a RB2 candidate in 2018.
Teddy Bridgewater - QBPosted 2/1/18 10:47pm ET
Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater could have his contract tolled, which would put him back under contract with the Vikings for 2018 at his salary rate ($1.354 million) from the past season as opposed to entering unrestricted free agency. The issue stems from Bridgewater spending the first six weeks of this past season on the PUP list and whether or not he was medically cleared at any point before those six weeks elapsed. GM Rick Spielman indicated the decision to have the contract tolled would come from the NFL and the NFLPA, and not from the Vikings.
Huddle Up: Got all that? It's an obscure rule, but it could at least potentially take Bridgewater off the market, though the speculation is the NFLPA would file a grievance if the NFL tried to toll his contract. At this point it's just wait and see for Bridgewater, who figures to draw some interest on the open market.
Adam Thielen - WRPosted 1/31/18 10:54pm ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (back) indicated that the back fractures he sustained during the Divisional Round win over the New Orleans Saints were not serious, and he is 'pretty much healthy' heading into the offseason.
Huddle Up: Thielen built on a solid 2016 with a 91-1,276-4 line this past season. The lack of TDs (10 in 180 career receptions) are the only thing keeping Thielen as a WR2, though he adds some value in PPR formats.
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