Minnesota Vikings news, rumors and injuries
Thu, 02 Oct 2014 07:25:07 -0700
Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater (ankle) is looking unlikely to play Thursday, Oct. 2, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The signs are pointing to QB Christian Ponder starting against the Green Bay Packers.
Fantasy Tip: Neither Bridgewater ($4,500; 9% of your cap) or Ponder are good starts this week on FantasyScore.
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:00:18 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Bridgewater will likely be a game-time decision for the team's Week 5 game. Avoid using him in FantasyScore if you can.
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:17:17 -0700
Fantasy Tip: McKinnon will be good to go in Week 5, and has a nice FantasyScore price of $3,900. Even on a short week, he is worth a look.
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:14:07 -0700
Minnesota Vikings LB Chad Greenway (hand, rib) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 1, and has been ruled out for the team's Week 5 game. FB Jerome Felton (knee), LB Michael Mauti (foot), CB Captain Munnerlyn (illness), CB Josh Robinson (hamstring), WR Rodney Smith (hamstring) and LB Brandon Watts (knee) all fully practiced and are probable.
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:42:11 -0700
Fantasy Tip: The Vikings are being careful with Bridgewater, and it sounds as if he'll be a game-time decision for tomorrow night's game. Try to avoid using him in your FantasyScore lineups.
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:40:37 -0700
Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater (ankle) could be a game-time decision in Week 5 against the Green Bay Packers Thursday, Oct. 2. Head coach Mike Zimmer said the team doesn't want to put him at risk for the rest of the season.
Fantasy Tip: Bridgewater ($4,800 at FantasyScore) is too much of a risk on a short week against a divisional foe. Avoid him. Christian Ponder would start in his place, but he's not worth putting into your lineup.
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:01:56 -0700
Minnesota Vikings LB Chad Greenway (hand/rib) did not practice Tuesday, Sept. 30. CBs Captain Munnerlyn (illness) and Josh Robinson (hamstring) were limited. FB Jerome Felton (knee), LB Michael Mauti (foot), WR Rodney Smith (hamstring) and LB Brandon Watts (knee).
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:59:45 -0700
Fantasy Tip: While RB Matt Asiata figures to see the majority of the workload out of the backfield, McKinnon could make for a nice investment at $3,900 on FantasyScore against a subpar Green Bay Packers defense.
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:56:25 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Rudolph is still expected to miss a few more weeks as he recovers from sports hernia surgery.
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:13:36 -0700
Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater (ankle) is feeling "much better" Tuesday, Sept. 30, and head coach Mike Zimmer remains hopeful that Bridgewater can play in Week 5 against the Green Bay Packers Thursday, Oct. 2. If Bridgewater is going to throw and push off his left foot, he'll likely do so during a walk-through Wednesday, Oct. 1. QB Christian Ponder would make his first start of the year if Bridgewater doesn't play.
Fantasy Tip: Bridgewater is cheap again at FantasyScore ($4,800; 9.6% of cap), but he's not a wise selection for your roster if he's not 100 percent during a short week.
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:24:24 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It's not a good sign that Bridgewater hasn't practiced yet heading into a short week against the Green Bay Packers. However, the Vikes remain optimistic that he can play. It wouldn't be wise to put him in your lineup, despite his impressive showing in his first ever start last week.
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:41:30 -0700
Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon ran for 135 yards on 18 carries in the team's Week 4 win over the Atlanta Falcons, but head coach Mike Zimmer is hesitant to call him an every-down back, with RB Matt Asiata also in the mix. Zimmer prefers a committee approach at running back, because it poses more problems for defenses. Asiata is more of a between-the-tackles runner, while McKinnon presents a change of pace with his speed and quickness on the edges. McKinnon also isn't very polished in pass protection.
Fantasy Tip: McKinnon was impressive last weekend, but he'll remain a flex play at FantasyScore with Asiata stealing valuable goal-line touches. Both Asiata ($6,500) and McKinnon ($4,700) could be productive again on a short week against the Green Bay Packers, but McKinnon obviously has a much better chance to return a profit.
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:17:42 -0700
Fantasy Tip: McKinnon's ankle injury doesn't seem serious, and he should be able to play on a short week against the Green Bay Packers. McKinnon showed some explosiveness in going over 100 yards in Week 4. He's a flex play, at best, with Matt Asiata in the picture and stealing goal-line looks, but McKinnon could be another sleeper play at your flex spot this week.
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:15:25 -0700
Minnesota Vikings LB Chad Greenway (hand, rib) and CB Captain Munnerlyn (illness) did not practice Monday, Sept. 29. CB Josh Robinson (hamstring) was limited, while FB Jerome Felton (knee), LB Michael Mauti (foot), WR Rodney Smith (hamstring) and LB Brandon Watts (knee) practiced in full.
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:06:19 -0700
Fantasy Tip: The team hopes Bridgewater will be able to play, but Ponder would get the start if Bridgewater sits out. Ponder should not be a starting option in any league and the team's wide receivers probably would lose some fantasy value if Ponder starts.
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