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Vikings | Trae Waynes in the mix

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 09:45:19 -0700

Minnesota Vikings rookie CB Trae Waynes will be in the mix for a cornerback spot with CBs Terence Newman and Captain Munnerlyn. CB Joshua Robinson (pectoral) suffered a partially torn pectoral muscle at the end of minicamp, and Waynes could move up the depth chart. Head coach Mike Zimmer was pleased with Waynes' growth this offseason.

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Vikings | Teddy Bridgewater talks 2015 season

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:03:45 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater said the Vikings still have a long way to go in order to fulfill expectations. "Right now, we're not as good as what we think," Bridgewater said. "We know that the ceiling is very high and the expectation level is very high, not only for the players, but [for the coaches] also. We know what's being asked of us, but we have a long way to go."

Fantasy Tip: Bridgewater had an impressive rookie campaign even without the services of Adrian Peterson. With defenses forced to more respect the threat of Minnesota's running back, it should be enable the passing game to open up more. Furthermore, Bridgewater has a solid corps of pass-catchers at his dispense, including newly acquired WR Mike Wallace, WR Charles Johnson, TE Kyle Rudolph and WR Cordarrelle Patterson. Bridgewater's ceiling is in QB15 territory.

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Vikings | Joshua Robinson has muscle tear

Sat, 04 Jul 2015 12:32:09 -0700

Minnesota Vikings CB Joshua Robinson (pectoral) suffered a partially torn pectoral muscle during minicamp, according to a source. The timetable for Robinson's recovery was undisclosed.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson has nose for end zone

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 13:11:20 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has scored double-digit touchdowns in every season of his eight-year NFL career. Last season is the exception as he only played in one game due to allegation of child abuse. When Peterson has played at least 12 games, he has scored at least 10 touchdowns. From 2007 to 2013, Peterson averaged 12.29 touchdowns per season.

Fantasy Tip: The bottom line is that when Peterson is healthy, he's a top-tier fantasy running back. And when he plays all 16 games, he averages 1,746.66 yards and 13.3 touchdowns. As of now, Peterson is healthy and has put his tumultuous 2014 year behind him. Draft him as a top-five running back.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson still confident

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:49:51 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson still believes he's the best running back in the NFL. This was in response to Peterson being named the 62nd best player on the NFL Network's top 100 players list.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson played in just one game last season, but averaged 1,445.0 yards and 12.2 touchdowns in the seven seasons before last year. He has played just three full seasons in his career, but has been in the double digits in touchdowns every year, including in 2011 when he only played in 12 games. As long as Peterson is healthy and off-field issues don't intervene again, he's basically a lock for a RB1 status.

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Vikings | OC high on Charles Johnson

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:40:30 -0700

Minnesota Vikings WR Charles X. Johnson appears to have everything it takes to produce in the NFL, according to offensive coordinator Norv Turner. "He's got great work ethic, and he's a big, strong guy. He's a 218-pound receiver that can run. He's got everything you need to be a productive player in this league," Turner said. Turner believes Johnson has completely recovered from the knee surgery he had last offseason. Johnson has been working at split end in three-receiver sets during offseason workouts.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson posted decent numbers in 2014 with 75 yards and two touchdowns and should have a bigger role in the passing game this season. Johnson could be a late-round option in deeper leagues this season.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson working out

Sun, 28 Jun 2015 10:29:29 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has been working out with RB Jerick McKinnon and WR Mike Wallace since offseason workouts ended.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson appears to be ready to play for the Vikings this season and is preparing for training camp. Peterson should be considered a first-round draft pick and may be one of the safer options available.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson eyes record

Sat, 27 Jun 2015 18:49:40 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said he believes he is still the best running back in the NFL, and he is aiming for a record-breaking 2,200-yard season in 2015, according to his wife.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson heads into the season with a big chip on his shoulder, and he is one of the safest bets to deliver RB1 numbers as the workhorse back for a Minnesota offense that has improved since he was last on the field.

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Vikings | Chad Greenway still expected to start

Sat, 27 Jun 2015 11:43:46 -0700

Minnesota Vikings LB Chad Greenway is expected to be the Vikings' starting weakside linebacker this season, according to head coach Mike Zimmer. Zimmer said Greenway is the team's best weakside linebacker and Greenway took all the snaps with the first-team defense during organized team activities and minicamp.

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Vikings | Mike Wallace bonding with QB

Sat, 20 Jun 2015 16:28:00 -0700

Minnesota Vikings WR Mike Wallace has been working to develop a bond with QB Teddy Bridgewater this offseason. "We've linked up at the crib a couple of times, about three or four times already since I've been here and just vibe. You can talk a little bit about football but really just getting a connection and a bond. On the field, it's going to come naturally," said Wallace.

Fantasy Tip: Wallace is working to establish a bond similar to what he had with Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger, after he never really gelled with Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill. Wallace is currently being drafted as a WR3, but he has WR2 potential.

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Vikings | Cordarrelle Patterson not starting?

Thu, 18 Jun 2015 21:33:10 -0700

Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson has been working with the second-team offense, but offensive coordinator Norv Turner said he expects Patterson to carve out a role.

Fantasy Tip: Patterson still possesses big-play speed, and regardless of what his role is to open the year, he is worth drafting as a bench option on his potential alone.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson has big goals

Mon, 15 Jun 2015 11:14:49 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson eventually wants to break former Dallas Cowboys RB Emmitt Smith's all-time rushing record. Peterson also believes he can be the best running back in the league when he's 38 years old.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson certainly seems to have changed his mindset since returning to Vikings. The talent and confidence has always been there, and those have usually translated pretty well onto the field. If Peterson can stay on the field and keep his off-field issues behind him, he should be primed for another RB1 season.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson hoping to help QB

Sun, 14 Jun 2015 20:38:30 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said he hopes his presence will make life easier for QB Teddy Bridgewater in 2015.

Fantasy Tip: Bridgewater finished with the best Total QBR among rookie starters last year, and the return of Peterson and addition of Mike Wallace should only help his growth. Bridgewater should be a solid mid-range QB2 in 2015, and he could venture into QB1 territory against certain matchups.

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Vikings | Minnesota big on Jerick McKinnon

Fri, 12 Jun 2015 19:07:57 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon has the potential to be a "premier, dynamic playmaker" and an NFL-caliber starter, running backs coach Kirby Wilson said Thursday, June 11.

Fantasy Tip: McKinnon will likely be the third-down back for the Vikings, giving him some value in PPR leagues. He is also worth owning as a handcuff for Adrian Peterson in deeper leagues, but even in a lead role, he will likely be a boom-or-bust option that relies on breaking a few big plays to produce points.

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Vikings | Fewer carries for Adrian Peterson?

Fri, 12 Jun 2015 18:57:11 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson won't be asked to shoulder the entire offensive load in 2015. "No question that the workload will be a lot more balanced than in the past because the organization has done an outstanding job of acquiring talent and other explosive pieces," running backs coach Kirby Wilson said Thursday, June 11. "And just as the natural progression as an older back ages, the workload decreases anyway."

Fantasy Tip: While Peterson probably won't top 300 carries like he often has in the past, Kirby also mentioned that Peterson's snap count will be limited more so than his carries. He should still handle a big chunk of the workload. He is one of the safest bets to deliver RB1 value in 2015.

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