Minnesota Vikings news, rumors and injuries
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
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:12:32 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Even though he did not practice, Jennings should be good to go in Week 12, and will cost $4,300 in FantasyScore this week. You can probably find better options available to you for just a bit more. If he is in your plans, check back later in the week to make sure he is back on the practice field.
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:07:02 -0800
Minnesota Vikings RB Ben Tate gives the team much-needed depth at the running back position, with RBs Jerick McKinnon (back) and Matt Asiata (concussion) both missing practice Wednesday, Nov. 19. McKinnon leads the team with 484 yards and a 4.9 yards per carry average, while Asiata has six rushing touchdowns and a one receiving TD, but he has just 3.3 yards per carry.
Fantasy Tip: Tate ($4,900) could become part of another three-headed monster in Minnesota, but one would think he'd have a better shot at fantasy success this time around, especially with McKinnon ($5,400) and Asiata ($4,100) injured this week. Tate could wind up starting this weekend against the Green Bay Packers, but this backfield could be a crapshoot at FantasyScore, especially if the Packers get out to an early lead.
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:58:16 -0800
Minnesota Vikings WR Jarius Wright (hamstring) and OT Mike Harris (ankle) both did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 19. LB Anthony Barr (knee), DT Sharrif Floyd (knee), CB Xavier Rhodes (ankle) and DE Everson Griffen (neck) all were limited in practice. DE Scott Crichton (hip) fully practiced.
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:30:53 -0800
Fantasy Tip: McKinnon was able to play in Week 11 despite the injury, so he may just be resting the back. McKinnon could be a running back or flex option this week and costs $5,400 on FantasyScore.
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:18:24 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to see if Asiata will be able to practice later in the week. Jerick McKinnon is also injured, so Ben Tate could receive playing time in his first game with the Vikings. Tate costs $4,900 on FantasyScore, but owners may want to avoid using him since he probably will not have a great understanding of the offense yet.
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:11:57 -0800
Fantasy Tip: It's unclear what Tate's role will be in Minnesota, and he isn't likely to make a significant contribution immediately in Week 12 against the Green Bay Packers. Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata had been doing most of the backfield work in the absence of Adrian Peterson. Stay tuned.
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:07:54 -0800
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:24:32 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Again, it's best to keep Peterson rostered until the appeal process is over.
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 12:42:52 -0800
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