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Mon, 12 Sep 2016 09:36:58 -0700
Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson has garnered an offensive role by merit, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.
Fantasy Tip: Patterson didn't exactly set the world on fire with five offensive snaps in Week 1, but those five snaps were five more than first-round rookie Laquon Treadwell. He ended up with two offensive touches and probably isn't going to see many more than that in the near future long as Adrian Peterson and Stefon Diggs stay healthy. Owners may want to consider adding him to their watch list, but his upside in this offense as things stand at the moment is limited.
Sat, 20 Aug 2016 17:05:51 -0700
Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater was on the field but did not attempt any throws at practice on Saturday, Aug. 20. Head coach Mike Zimmer told reporters he had "no concern" about his signal-caller's health.
Fantasy Tip: Zimmer also told reporters Bridgewater "could have played Thursday, but I decided not to play him" in reference to the fact his starting quarterback sat out the team's road exhibition win against the Seattle Seahawks. For now, owners should take Zimmer at his word and consider this a minor issue while also remembering Shaun Hill would be the starter if the situation gets worse. Bridgewater is a mostly unexciting QB2 at the moment in most leagues.
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:16:32 -0700
Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer signed a contract extension with the team Thursday, July 28. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Tue, 14 Jun 2016 21:09:09 -0700
Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater has shown "plenty of improvement" the last couple of months, especially throwing the deep ball, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.
"It's just finishing throws. (We) put the tape on of last year, and there were a bunch of throws where I probably wasn't finishing," Bridgewater said.
Fantasy Tip: The improvements come a year too late for Mike Wallace, who openly complained about needing "a better quarterback" about the same time he signed with the Baltimore Ravens this offseason. The deep passing game has been a sore subject to say the least during Bridgewater's two-year run as the Vikings' quarterback, so Stefon Diggs and rookie Laquon Treadwell figure to benefit greatly if this improvement sticks. Nevertheless, Bridgewater figures to remain an unexciting QB2 in a run-heavy offense this season.
Sun, 31 May 2015 23:30:08 -0700
Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer and RB Adrian Peterson have apparently cleared the air of their differences. Although Peterson still has reservations about returning to the Vikings, his relationship with Zimmer is strong.
Fantasy Tip: Peterson should be a solid RB1 selection even though he has been sidelined for one entire season. It will be even better if Peterson can smooth things over so this isn't a distraction entering 2015.
Sun, 24 May 2015 18:16:25 -0700
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has informed head coach Mike Zimmer that he will not attend the optional practices that begin Tuesday, May 26, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
Fantasy Tip: Peterson is trying to force a trade, but a deal doesn't appear to be coming. While he may not like his current situation, it would be a major surprise if he went as far as to sit out games during the regular season. Happy or not, Peterson is a RB1 option in 2015.
Sun, 17 May 2015 19:39:36 -0700
Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner has opened up the playbook to give receivers more chances to make explosive plays, head coach Mike Zimmer said at rookie minicamp.
Fantasy Tip: If Turner does open things up a bit, it would be good news for Teddy Bridgewater and the receiving corps. However, the talk of a more pass-friendly playbook may or may not amount to much when the season begins. For now, the fantasy value of Bridgewater and the rest of the Vikings' offensive players remains unchanged.
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:53:47 -0700
Minnesota Vikings C John Sullivan (concussion) is still in the testing phase to be cleared for a concussion, but he has not been cleared to this point. Head coach Mike Zimmer thinks Sullivan will be ready for the team's Week 8 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:23:41 -0700
Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer (undisclosed) is undergoing a "minor procedure" Friday, Oct. 17, but is expected to be back with the team Saturday, Oct. 18.
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:35:49 -0700
Minnesota Vikings LB Chad Greenway (hand) is dealing with a broken hand, but the team hopes he is still able to play in Week 3, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 23:30:45 -0700
Despite throwing four interceptions in a 30-7 loss to the New England Patriots Sunday, Sept. 14, Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel will remain the starter. "As I've said before, I'm going to hold the quarterback position just like every position here to the same standard," Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said. "And I also said I wasn't going to have a quick hook. Matt needs to play better. It's pretty obvious he needs to play better."
Fantasy Tip: You may want to stay away from Cassel in FantasyScore contests as he could get the hook if the Vikings continue losing. His performance does not merit the cost (which was $5,200 in Week 2). Spend the money on a quarterback of similar price who isn't likely to get the quick hook, like New York Jets QB Geno Smith ($5,200).
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 02:32:09 -0700
After starting the season sharing No. 1 duties with Josh Robinson, Minnesota Vikings CB Captain Munnerlyn appears to have won the starting left corner job outright. Robinson has missed the past two weeks with hamstring issues and coach Mike Zimmer is losing patience with him.
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 23:32:59 -0700
Because the Minnesota Vikings have a healthy competition going at strong safety, SS Jamarca Sanford may not stay atop the depth chart. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer wants to divvy up the repetitions each player gets during the upcoming exhibition game to see who can handle the job.
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:01:29 -0700
Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel could play the entire first half of the team's second preseason game, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.
Sun, 03 Aug 2014 00:00:14 -0700
Minnesota Vikings LB Anthony Barr has done well enough in camp that the first-round draft pick could start the season opener. Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said there is a "strong" chance he will start.
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:59:03 -0700
Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman and head coach Mike Zimmer are attending the Louisiana State Pro Day Wednesday, April 9.
Thu, 27 Mar 2014 11:40:45 -0700
Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer called Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel's pro day workout a "sideshow." "It was different," Zimmer said. "It was a different workout."
Sun, 09 Mar 2014 22:25:41 -0700
Although the Minnesota Vikings have expressed an interest in free-agent DE Michael Johnson (Bengals), the signing of DE Everson Griffen could put a stop to that. Sources indicate Johnson could head elsewhere, although new Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer had Johnson as a player in Cincinnati.
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 11:19:42 -0800
Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said he has talked to QB Matt Cassel and told him he would like to return in 2014.
Mon, 24 Feb 2014 13:43:28 -0800
Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said he wants to be involved with the team's offense and has talked with offensive coordinator Norv Turner to learn more about the offense.
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 13:27:09 -0800
Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said RB Adrian Peterson (groin) is doing great in his recovery from a groin injury and should be ready for the team's minicamp in April.
Fantasy Tip: Assuming there are no setbacks during the offseason program, Peterson should be back at full speed by training camp and will continue to be the top running back in fantasy football.
Sat, 08 Feb 2014 08:03:56 -0800
Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said he assumes the team will keep their 4-3 defensive alignment but things could change based on what they do in free agency and the draft.
Sun, 02 Feb 2014 01:36:27 -0800
The Minnesota Vikings could make a play for New England Patriots QB Ryan Mallett. New Vikings coach Mike Zimmer was linked to Mallett before the 2011 draft before the Patriots took him, and new offensive coordinator Norv Turner was interested in Mallett prior to the 2013 campaign.
Fri, 31 Jan 2014 13:24:18 -0800
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson endorsed head coach Mike Zimmer as the team's new leader. "I'm just looking forward to heading in the right direction. I feel like the organization did a great job of bringing in Zimmer and offensive coordinator Norv Turner," Peterson said. "I feel like we're putting the pieces in the right place so I'm just excited to see who all we bring in (to coach) other positions and to see which direction as far as bringing in players to help us accomplish our goal of winning a championship."
Wed, 15 Jan 2014 07:51:24 -0800
The Minnesota Vikings named Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer their new head coach.
Tue, 14 Jan 2014 20:51:50 -0800
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer remains in Minnesota, and will remain in town through Wednesday, Jan. 15, to visit with the Minnesota Vikings. However, he said Tuesday, Jan. 14, that he has not yet been offered the team's head coaching position.
Tue, 14 Jan 2014 10:19:13 -0800
The Minnesota Vikings are likely to hire Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer as their next head coach after his second interview Tuesday, Jan. 14.
Mon, 13 Jan 2014 15:24:18 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer will have his second interview with the Minnesota Vikings for their head coaching position Tuesday, Jan. 14. Zimmer is considered a front-runner for the job.
Sun, 12 Jan 2014 19:32:06 -0800
If Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer leaves for a head coaching gig, or a job with another organization, the best and most logical candidate to fill the void is linebackers coach Paul Guenther. He is viewed as an assistant on the rise, according to beat writer Joe Reedy. Plus, Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden, and former Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator, would be interested in talking to Guenther for a job on his staff, so it makes sense to promote him.
Sun, 12 Jan 2014 09:25:44 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer is believed to be the top candidate for the Minnesota Vikings head coaching position.
Sat, 11 Jan 2014 16:39:28 -0800
The Minnesota Vikings are expected to conduct a second interview with Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer early next week regarding their head coaching position.
Fri, 10 Jan 2014 10:52:09 -0800
The Minnesota Vikings would like to interview San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman for their head coaching position. The Vikings' other two candidates are Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer and Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles.
Thu, 09 Jan 2014 12:28:01 -0800
Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn has emerged as the top candidate for the Tennessee Titans' head coaching job. Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell, Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer and San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt are the other candidates.
Thu, 09 Jan 2014 10:01:00 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer has emerged as a favorite to become the next head coach of the Minnesota Vikings.
Thu, 09 Jan 2014 08:42:45 -0800
The Minnesota Vikings consider Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer, Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles and one other coach their three finalists for their head coaching vacancy.
Wed, 08 Jan 2014 19:41:39 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer met with the Minnesota Vikings Wednesday, Jan. 8, about the team's head coaching vacancy, and he is expected to interview with the Tennessee Titans Thursday, Jan. 9, about their opening.
Wed, 08 Jan 2014 07:01:51 -0800
The Minnesota Vikings will interview Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer for their head coaching vacancy Wednesday, Jan. 8.
Mon, 06 Jan 2014 13:53:13 -0800
The Minnesota Vikings are expected to interview Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer this week for their head coaching position.
Mon, 06 Jan 2014 13:48:52 -0800
The Tennessee Titans are expected to interview Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer this week for their head coaching position.
Mon, 06 Jan 2014 02:50:51 -0800
The Cincinnati Bengals' playoff loss leaves three of their assistant coaches — offensive coordinator Jay Gruden, defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer and offensive assistant Hue Jackson — available to be interviewed immediately and potentially hired by interested teams with head coaching vacancies. All three are potential candidates for the Washington Redskins' vacant head coaching job.
Fri, 03 Jan 2014 16:26:46 -0800
The Minnesota Vikings are interested in Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer for their head coaching vacancy, and he might interview next week.
Fri, 03 Jan 2014 16:26:16 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer is getting interest from the Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings and Washington Redskins for their head coaching vacancies. He might interview with all three teams next week. He has been off-limits this week with his team in the postseason.
Fri, 03 Jan 2014 15:50:17 -0800
The Washington Redskins are interested in Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer as a candidate for their head coaching position and may interview him next week.
Fri, 03 Jan 2014 15:44:02 -0800
The Detroit Lions are interested in Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer as a candidate for their head coaching position and may interview him next week.
Thu, 02 Jan 2014 11:03:58 -0800
The Minnesota Vikings are interested in both Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden and defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer for their head coaching position.
Thu, 10 Jan 2013 17:00:27 -0800
The Cleveland Browns have told Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer's agent that they would like to talk with Zimmer again Friday, Jan. 11.
Wed, 09 Jan 2013 21:52:27 -0800
Updating a previous report, the Cleveland Browns interviewed Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer for their head coaching vacancy Wednesday, Jan. 9.
Wed, 09 Jan 2013 08:49:41 -0800
The San Diego Chargers have expressed interest in Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer for their head coaching vacancy. No interview has been scheduled at this point.
Wed, 09 Jan 2013 07:41:12 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer will interview for the Cleveland Browns head coaching vacancy Wednesday, Jan. 9.
Mon, 07 Jan 2013 11:04:25 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer said he has not heard from any teams that have head coaching openings.