Minnesota Vikings news, rumors and injuries
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 12:27:31 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Peterson's feud with the Vikings seems to be long gone. He's itching and ready to play football again. As long as Peterson stays healthy and avoids any more off-field issues, he should end up as a high-end RB1 again. Feel free to take him if you have an early first-round pick.
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:23:25 -0700
Fantasy Tip: That's all well and good, but 2,500 total yards will be hard for any running back to attain, much less 2,500 rushing yards alone. This goal does prove Peterson's determination, however. He's set on playing football. A determined Adrian Peterson is a dangerous Adrian Peterson. He's a candidate for the No. 1 running back this year.
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 06:04:54 -0700
Minnesota Vikings LB Anthony Barr (knee) will be limited to start training camp as he needs to work on his conditioning after missing much of the spring. "He feels much better," head coach Mike Zimmer said. "He's had a really good last two weeks. He's not in the best physical condition right now."
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 06:04:28 -0700
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 06:04:01 -0700
Minnesota Vikings CB Joshua Robinson (pectoral) was placed on the active Physically Unable to Perform list Sunday, July 26. Robinson doesn't have a timetable to return, but he hopes to be ready by Week 1.
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 06:03:26 -0700
Sun, 26 Jul 2015 17:50:30 -0700
Fantasy Tip: There will likely be an adjustment period for Wallace in his first year in Minnesota, but there should be opportunities for him to stretch the field with defenses focusing on slowing down Adrian Peterson. He should make a serviceable WR3.
Sun, 26 Jul 2015 11:24:14 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Walsh finished last in the NFL last season with a field goal percentage of 74.3%. The Vikings should have a better offense this season, which will give Walsh more chances to put up points. Walsh could be selected in deeper leagues but should not be one of the top kickers selected.
Sat, 25 Jul 2015 12:13:34 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Most people would be happy where there are if they had $20 million in guaranteed money. Money and off-field issues aside, Peterson is one of the most consistent running backs in real football and fantasy football. He's worth a first-round pick.
Sat, 25 Jul 2015 10:58:45 -0700
Sat, 25 Jul 2015 10:44:40 -0700
Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson feels that this season is his make-or-break season. "I've got a lot to prove. I need to get back to the old me and have fun and not get too serious like I did last year." Patterson also said he believes this offseason is the best he's had so far in his career. He added that he's really been working on his route-running and feels that he's improved a lot.
Fantasy Tip: Patterson could be right about this being his make-or-break year. Charles Johnson, Mike Wallace and Kyle Rudolph will probably be QB Teddy Bridgewater's three main targets, so Patterson may have to work his way into more playing time. For now, he's a WR5 at best.
Fri, 24 Jul 2015 11:19:23 -0700
Thu, 23 Jul 2015 13:07:21 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Rudolph dealt with an ankle injury late last season, and he's dealt with injuries in seasons past. He seems to be making a more concerted effort to stay healthy this year. If he can stay on the field, he has potential to produce TE1 numbers.
Thu, 23 Jul 2015 05:53:03 -0700
Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's restructured deal is worth $42 million with $20 million guaranteed over the next three years. He has base salaries of $11 million, $7.65 million and $11.75 million, while counting $15.65 million, $11 million and $18 million against the salary cap. In 2016, $7 million of his $7.65 million salary is guaranteed for injury. It's guaranteed for skill and cap if on the roster the third day of 2016 league year. He has a $3 million roster bonus due on the third day of 2016 league year and up to a $2 million escalator for rushing yards, playoffs and playoff wins. He has a $6 million roster bonus in 2017 due on the third league day. Peterson is due a $2 million roster bonus on July 28, and his $11 million base salary this year is fully guaranteed for skill, injury, cap.
Wed, 22 Jul 2015 11:33:56 -0700
Minnesota Vikings FS Harrison Smith will not be a candidate for a contract extension until next offseason. Smith is under contract for next season because the fifth-year option in his contract was exercised.
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