Minnesota Vikings news, rumors and injuries
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:16:53 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Rudolph is slowly getting eased back in to game action, and should not be considered in FantasyScore.
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:15:48 -0800
Fantasy Tip: McKinnon will get the start this week, but there is risk here, especially f the Vikings fall behind early and have to throw the ball a lot. There are probably better options available to you in FantasyScore this week.
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:14:25 -0800
Minnesota Vikings LB Anthony Barr (knee), DE Scott Crichton (hip), DE Everson Griffen (neck), CB Xavier Rhodes (ankle) all fully practiced and was probable. OT Mike Harris (ankle) and CB Captain Munnerlyn (non-injury) both were limited and are probable. WR Jarius Wright (hamstring) fully participated and is questionable. DT Sharrif Floyd (knee) did not participate and is questionable.
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:55:49 -0800
Fantasy Tip: With Asiata out, Jerick McKinnon will likely continue to get most of the work, and will cost $5,400 in FantasyScore. Ben Tate could also see carries , and will cost $4,900 in FantasyScore.
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:49:55 -0800
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's appeal hearing is scheduled to occur Dec. 2, and commissioner Roger Goodell will not be in charge of the hearing. Former NFL employee Harold Henderson will be the hearing officer.
Fantasy Tip: Owners will know more about Peterson's status after a decision is made on his appeal. Owners in deeper leagues should continue to hold onto Peterson if they have the roster space.
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:04:58 -0800
Fantasy Tip: We'll have to wait and see what Asiata's status is for Week 12 against the Green Bay Packers, but it doesn't look good. Ignore him at FantasyScore. Jerick McKinnon ($5,400) should continue to take the lead-back duties, but newly-signed Ben Tate ($4,900) could have a pretty significant role in his team debut if Asiata is out. Tate makes for an interesting flex option, especially if he sees goal-line work.
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:53:28 -0800
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said he'll gladly return this season if he wins the appeal of his indefinite suspension. If he loses his appeal and has to sit out the rest of this season, he's not certain he'll return with the Vikings. He has given a lot of thought to the idea of getting a fresh start somewhere else.
Fantasy Tip: Peterson should be owned until his appeal is heard, which is expected to occur soon.
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:29:34 -0800
Minnesota Vikings DT Sharrif Floyd (knee) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 20. LB Anthony Barr (knee), OT Michael X. Harris (ankle) and WR Jarius Wright (hamstring) were limited. DEs Scott Crichton (hip) and Everson Griffen (neck) and CB Xavier Rhodes (ankle) were full participants.
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:27:04 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Offensive coordinator has already said McKinnon will keep his starting role even with RB Ben Tate now in town. The risk with McKinnon and all the Minnesota Vikings running backs, and why they're risky plays this week, is that they'll have to pass a lot if they fall behind to the Green Bay Packers.
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:36:39 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to see if he is able to do anything during practice Friday, Nov. 21. Jennings costs $4,300 on FantasyScore, but owners should consider spending a little more on a better option.
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:26:22 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Asiata will have to pass his concussion tests before being cleared to play, so he could miss Week 12. Jerick McKinnon and Ben Tate likely would see time at running back if Asiata is ruled out. McKinnon likely would receive a majority of the work since Tate joined the team earlier in the week. McKinnon costs $5,400 on FantasyScore and could be a good starting option. Owners should avoid using Ben Tate until he has a better understanding of the offense.
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:52:53 -0800
Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (back) will retain the lead-back role, even after the team claimed RB Ben Tate off waivers from the Cleveland Browns Wednesday, Nov. 19, according to offensive coordinator Norv Turner. Turner said Tate was brought in for insurance because both McKinnon and RB Matt Asiata (concussion) were dealing with injuries this week. McKinnon said he will be ready for Week 12 against the Green Bay Packers. However, Asiata's status is in doubt. "We're excited about Jerick and what he's done and I see him as our running back," Turner said. "He's been limited in practice last week and couldn't practice (Wednesday) So you got to protect yourself, obviously with Matt not being able to practice (Wednesday) and in doubt as to whether he'll play or not."
Fantasy Tip: The real loser of the Tate signing has to be Asiata. McKinnon ($5,400) should play against the Packers, but how much will the Vikes run if they fall behind big early? Tate ($4,900) looks to be part of another committee, but he'll have better chance for fantasy success in his new digs. Consider him a flex option at FantasyScore.
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:35:42 -0800
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has officially appealed his suspension, according to a source. The NFL Players Association is looking for a neutral arbitrator to hear the case, but commissioner Roger Goodell will make the decision on who hears the case.
Fantasy Tip: Peterson's status for the 2014 season is still up in the air, because there is a small chance that he returns to the field this season. Owners in deeper leagues can keep Peterson on their bench if they have the roster spot but can also cut him if they need a player at another position.
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:18:42 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Rudolph ($4,600; 9.2% of your cap) in being eased back in and isn't worth starting on FantasyScore yet.
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:37:58 -0800
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