Minnesota Vikings news, rumors and injuries
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 19:14:26 -0700
Fantasy Tip: The team likely wants to preserve the presumed starter in the wake of the Teddy Bridgewater season-ending injury, giving newly re-signed Brad Sorensen and the rest of the backups playing time instead.
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 19:13:54 -0700
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 18:14:13 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Suddenly this is huge news. The former standout at Old Dominion put up huge numbers in Conference USA for the Monarchs, but he has zero pass attempts in the NFL. That could change at some point in 2016 with Teddy Bridgewater going down for the season and Shaun Hill having never lasted more than 10 games in an NFL season. Heinicke isn't draftable in any fantasy format right now, but he is an intriguing prospect to watch into October, November and December, as it is conceivable he could see starts for the Vikes.
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 18:10:54 -0700
Minnesota Vikings QB Shaun Hill is the likely candidate to take over under center with QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee) expected to miss the 2016 season due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament and other structural damage. He has never started more than 10 games in any season and he never has reached the postseason.
Fantasy Tip: Hill is a significant downgrade from Bridgewater, and the injury hurts the fantasy appeal of Stefon Diggs, Laquon Treadwell and Kyle Rudolph, among others. Hill is only worth monitoring for the first few games, and certainly only draftable in deeper leagues which require two starting signal callers. Expect the Vikings to also pursue veteran help via trade or free agency.
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 18:09:58 -0700
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee) suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament and other structural damage as a result of a non-contact injury in practice Tuesday, Aug. 30, and he also has a dislocated knee. An MRI confirmed the injuries. He did not suffer any nerve or arterial damage, however. He will have surgery within the next few days, but is expected to miss the 2016 season.
Fantasy Tip: With the franchise quarterback going down, drop Stefon Diggs and Laquon Treadwell down on your draft sheets, as the quarterback play will be significantly degraded. Adrian Peterson will have to carry a much bigger load in 2016, and that's good news for his fantasy stock, although you can expect teams to stack the box daring the Vikings to pass with whomever they tab as the signal caller. Shaun Hill is likely to take over due to his knowledge of the offense, since he is the in-house guy, but expect Mark Sanchez, Colin Kaepernick or another veteran free-agent to get a call as well.
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:17:42 -0700
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee) suffered a significant injury to his left knee in practice Tuesday, Aug. 30, according to head coach Mike Zimmer. The extent of the injury is not yet known, however, as Bridgewater is still undergoing testing.
Fantasy Tip: One can expect Bridgewater to miss a good deal of time this season. This is Shaun Hill's team to quarterback right now, but look for the Vikings to add someone. As far as Hill's fantasy value, he is really only viable in good matchups and/or as a bye-week replacement.
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:28:40 -0700
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:06:23 -0700
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:09:23 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Non-contact injuries are never a good sign; it sounds like it could be something serious for Minnesota's starting thrower. Shaun Hill is a capable backup, but he doesn't have the fantasy appeal that Bridgewater does and would only be worth a bye-week start in a good matchup. Stay tuned for updates on Bridgewater's status.
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:20:05 -0700
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 21:24:41 -0700
The Minnesota Vikings have informed DE Theiren Cockran, TE Brian Leonhardt, DT Claudell Louis, WR Marken Michel, OT Austin Shepherd, QB Brad Sorensen they will be cut. According to published reports, OT Sean Hickey and LB Terrance Plummer have also been informed they will be let go.
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