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Vikings | Janoris Jenkins could follow Stefon Diggs

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:15:07 -0700

Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs may on the receiving end of shadow coverage of New York Giants CB Janoris Jenkins in Week 4 given the Giants' depth issues in the secondary, according to the Bergen County Record's Art Stapleton.

Fantasy Tip: Jenkins may be a highly paid cornerback, but there are a few reasons not to worry here. Diggs will line up all over the field and Jenkins is extremely unlikely to follow him into the slot, so there will be plenty of time the two are not lined up against each other. Jenkins is also more of the gambling type, so Diggs could easily hit a big play or two with a double move. Consider Diggs a strong WR2 at worst regardless of how the Giants choose to cover him.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Bergen Record - Art Stapleton


Vikings | Minnesota's Thursday injury report

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:27:38 -0700

Minnesota Vikings FB Zach Line (knee), OG Alex Boone (hip), TE David Morgan II (knee) and DT Sharrif Floyd (knee) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 29. LB Anthony Barr (wrist), CB Xavier Rhodes (knee) and TE MyCole Pruitt (knee) participated fully.

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Vikings | Jerick McKinnon has full practice

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:24:48 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (toe) participated fully in practice Thursday, Sept. 29.

Fantasy Tip: McKinnon will be the Vikings' primary running back again this week, but the New York Giants have been stingy against the position so far this year, yielding just 74 rushing yards per game so far. McKinnon shouldn't necessarily be benched, but he's no more than a flex option with a bad matchup and Matt Asiata taking some snaps, too.

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Vikings | Danielle Hunter consistent

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:37:59 -0700

Minnesota Vikings DE Danielle Hunter has a sack in each of the first three games this season. He also has a forced fumble and 13 tackles.

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Vikings | Willie Beavers promoted to active roster

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 22:27:19 -0700

Minnesota Vikings OG Willie Beavers was signed from the practice squad to the active roster Tuesday, Sept. 27.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Ben Goessling


Vikings | Jerick McKinnon easily has most snaps

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:34:00 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon played 35 offensive snaps in Week 3.

Fantasy Tip: There's no question McKinnon is the lead back in Minnesota as Matt Asiata only received 19 offensive snaps, but McKinnon didn't do much in his first start after Adrian Peterson's injury. His next opponent, the New York Giants, has been a stalwart versus running backs, too, yielding just 222 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown to running backs through the first three weeks of the season. McKinnon is still a flex option, but not much more than that for Week 4.

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Vikings | Isaac Fruechte joins Vikings

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:06:19 -0700

Free-agent WR Isaac Fruechte (Lions) was signed to the Minnesota Vikings' practice squad Tuesday, Sept. 27.

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Vikings | Alex Boone should be fine

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:16:40 -0700

Minnesota Vikings OG Alex Boone (hip) underwent an MRI on his injured hip but is expected to be fine, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.

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Vikings | Laquon Treadwell overthinking

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:43:18 -0700

Minnesota Vikings WR Laquon Treadwell is still thinking too much as he tries to get comfortable in the offense, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.

Fantasy Tip: Treadwell is a popular breakout candidate this summer, but an adjustment period for a player transitioning from a college spread attack to Norv Turner's offense should have been expected despite the hype. The rookie belongs on watch lists and should eventually fulfill his promise, although it is looking more and more likely he'll be Stefon Diggs' long-term sidekick and not the other way around.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune - Matt Vensel


Vikings | Adrian Peterson focused on 2016 return

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:25:51 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (knee) is focused solely on playing again this season, according to a report from Pro Football Talk.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson has to sit out until Week 11, but it would be mistake to rule him out for the season given his track record. Owners in deeper leagues or those with IR spots are advised to hold as long as possible in part because AP is one of the few true feature backs around, but Minnesota's offensive line has been so bad so far that he should be considered no more than a RB2 even if he does return. Jerick McKinnon will continue to serve as the lead back during his Peterson's absence.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ProFootballTalk.com - Mike Florio


Vikings | Everson Griffen with three sacks

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 07:11:28 -0700

Minnesota Vikings DE Everson Griffen (illness) recorded three sacks in Week 3, despite leaving the game in the second quarter due to an illness and returning.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press - Chris Tomasson


Vikings | Stefon Diggs finishes for 40 yards

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 13:43:41 -0700

Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs caught four passes for 40 yards against the Carolina Panthers in Week 3.

Fantasy Tip: Diggs recorded at least 100 yards in each of the first two games of the season but was held in check against the Panthers. He should be more involved in the passing game next week and should be a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver for owners.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph finds end zone

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 13:38:01 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph caught seven passes for 70 yards and one touchdown against the Carolina Panthers in Week 1.

Fantasy Tip: Rudolph has scored a touchdown in each of his last two games and has been targeted at least eight times in all three games this season. He should continue to be a solid option in Minnesota's passing game and can be a low-end No. 1 tight end in deeper leagues.

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Vikings | Jerick McKinnon held in check

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 13:29:20 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon rushed for 45 yards on 16 carries against the Carolina Panthers in Week 3. He also caught one pass for two yards in the game.

Fantasy Tip: McKinnon will continue to share work with Matt Asiata even though both struggled in Week 3. McKinnon probably will not be more than a flex option most weeks.

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Vikings | Matt Asiata has quiet Week 3

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 13:17:09 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata rushed for 15 yards on six carries against the Carolina Panthers in Week 3. He also caught one pass for four yards.

Fantasy Tip: Asiata was facing a tough Panthers defense and should play better moving forward. He will receive playing time as long as Adrian Peterson is sidelined but will not be more than a flex option in most leagues.

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