Minnesota Vikings news, rumors and injuries
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:10:06 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Cassel won't start in Week 4. That much we know. Teddy Bridgewater will be a risky play at FantasyScore against the Falcons.
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:05:34 -0700
Minnesota Vikings LB Chad Greenway (rib, hand) is dealing with a broken rib and broken hand, according to head coach Mike Zimmer. Greenway couldn't finish the game in Week 3, and his availability is in doubt for Week 4 against the Atlanta Falcons.
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:04:04 -0700
Minnesota Vikings TEs Rhett Ellison and MarQueis Gray are likely to pick up the slack at the tight end position with TE Kyle Rudolph (hernia) out at least six weeks. Gray saw most of the work in passing situations in Week 3 after Rudolph came out. The team could also promote TE Chase Ford to the active roster.
Fantasy Tip: Gray is likely to make the bigger fantasy impact, and he has familiarity with offensive coordinator Norv Turner from their time in Cleveland. Gray will be a very cheap option at FantasyScore, but you'd likely be better off looking elsewhere.
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:58:53 -0700
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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:05:35 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Rhett Ellison would be next in line and might be worth picking up. The Vikings' offense as a whole will look a bit different next week with Adrian Peterson, Matt Cassel and Kyle Rudolph out.
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 03:35:11 -0700
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 19:37:39 -0700
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson still has not come to grips with the prospect his 2014 season has all but officially ended and that his future in the NFL is uncertain, multiple sources said Sunday, Sept. 21. Even if Peterson reaches a plea deal on a child abuse charge with Texas prosecutors, the NFL will severely discipline the running back, according to sources. The team does not foresee Peterson in their future, according to team sources.
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 18:42:36 -0700
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson wants his representation to accelerate his trial date for child-abuse charges, with the goal of getting it set for 2014, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. The broader goal will be to resolve the charges in time for Peterson to return to action for the Vikings this year. He would need to resolve the charges in a way that doesn't expose him to a potential suspension without pay under the personal-conduct policy.
Fantasy Tip: Until Peterson returns, it appears to be the Matt Asiata show. He hasn't lit it up in place of Peterson, but he has been an adequate low-end RB2 or flex play. Jerick McKinnon is waiting in the wings, but he was limited to four touches and suffered an injury. As far as AP, all fantasy owners can do is wait and hope their first-round pick can return sooner rather than later.
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 14:44:50 -0700
Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater will take over as the team's starting quarterback in Week 4 after QB Matt Cassel (foot) suffered fractured bones in his foot in Week 3 against the New Orleans Saints.
Fantasy Tip: Bridgewater is an intriguing option in FantasyScore for Week 4, as he could come with a very reasonable price tag. For those in standard fantasy formats, he is a less attractive option unless your league requires two starting signal callers.
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 14:44:06 -0700
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel (foot) has several fractured bones in his foot, head coach Mike Zimmer said Sunday, Sept. 21, after the Week 3 game against the New Orleans Saints.
Fantasy Tip: With Cassel sidelined, the head coach said Teddy Bridgewater will take over as the starting quarterback. In standard fantasy leagues, he is a low-end QB2 at best. In FantasyScore for Week 4, Bridgewater could be a very intriguing option if the price is right.
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 14:09:20 -0700
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (groin) will have an MRI on his right groin Monday, Sept. 22. "Something popped. I've been battling it for a while," Rudolph said after the Week 3 game against the New Orleans Saints.
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 14:08:50 -0700
Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (ankle, foot) left the Week 3 game against the New Orleans Saints due to a right ankle or foot injury. He had his right ankle taped on the sidelines by a trainer, and was limited to two carries and two receptions on the afternoon.
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:52:17 -0700
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:44:31 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Rhett Ellison and MarQueis Gray are the other tight ends on the roster at this point. Neither player likely will be a fantasy option if Rudolph misses some time.
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