Minnesota Vikings news, rumors and injuries
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Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:14:33 -0800
Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent LB Chad Greenway said he will only sign with the Vikings if he decides to continue his playing career. Greenway is still considering retirement and likely will make a decision in the near future.
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Sun, 15 Jan 2017 09:35:09 -0800
Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee) is doing well in his recovery from a serious knee injury but there are too many factors in the recovery to determine a return date for Bridgewater.
Fantasy Tip: It may be a while until Bridgewater returns to the field because of the severity of the injury, so owners will need to keep an eye on the situation during the offseason. He will be a risky option for fantasy owners next season and may not be more than a low-end No. 2 quarterback if he returns early in the season. Sam Bradford could be the starter for the Vikings in 2017 but he is only a No. 2 quarterback.
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Tue, 10 Jan 2017 07:48:03 -0800
Fantasy Tip: His future with the team, and his RB1 status in fantasy, is up in the air. He'll be 32 next season and didn't look good before the knee injury; albeit his offensive line had something to do with that. He presents a lot of risk as a low-end RB1, and it makes more sense to take him as a second back in hopes of one more big rushing season.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 07:42:10 -0800
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph had a career-high 83 catches for 840 yards, and his seven touchdowns were the most since 2012. He reached a performance escalator of $375,000 on 2018 and 2019 salaries for surpassing 80 catches. His 132 targets were the most among tight ends this season.
Fantasy Tip: Rudolph rekindled his TE1 stature this season, and there's no reason to believe he can't build on the rapport with Sam Bradford next season. Rudolph will be a midrange TE1 option in drafts.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 07:38:15 -0800
Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee) is likely to have his fifth-year option picked up for the 2018 season. Bridgewater is under contract for $2.18 million for 2017, and the 2018 option could be worth more than $11 million. However, it would give the team a full year to assess him after his major knee injury.
Fantasy Tip: It sounds like Sam Bradford will be their starter heading into next year, and Bridgewater may not even be ready. Bradford has been oft-injured in his career, and it's very possible Bridgewater could return to the starting role at some point. He's not worth drafting for now, but he's someone to keep an eye on in his recovery.
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Fantasy Tip: Thielen developed great chemistry with Sam Bradford, just missing out on a 1,000-yard season. He enters 2017 as a viable WR3 option.
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Fantasy Tip: Bradford may begin offseason activities as the starter, but Teddy Bridgewater won't be pushed over lightly. He'll be coming off a gruesome season-ending injury that ended his sophomore year before it even started. Bradford was a supremely efficient passer this season, leading the league with a 71.6 completion percentage. He's just not a reliable weekly fantasy starter.
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