Kai Forbath - PKPosted 8/20/18 9:19am ET
Minnesota Vikings PK Kai Forbath was released Monday, Aug. 20.
Huddle Up: The Vikings likely will be going with Daniel Carlson as their kicker entering the regular season. He could be an option for owners, but there will be more reliable kickers available.
Dalvin Cook - RBPosted 8/18/18 9:04am ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (knee) is not expected to play in the second preseason game Saturday, Aug. 18.
Huddle Up: Cook probably will play in the third preseason game and should be ready for the start of the regular season. He will be the main running back for the Vikings this season and can be at least a No. 2 running back in all leagues.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 8/18/18 1:50pm ET
Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins completed just three of his eight pass attempts for 12 yards and he was sacked once in the preseason game loss against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Saturday, Aug. 18.
Huddle Up: There will certainly be better days for Cousins and the Minnesota offense, but they were pushed around at home by a quality Jacksonville defense. Cousins threw for at least 4,000 yards and 25 or more touchdowns in each of his three seasons as a full-time starter, so he is a bona fide No. 1 fantasy option in all formats.
Mike Boone - RBPosted 8/18/18 1:50pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Mike Boone rushed 13 times for 91 yards and a touchdown in the preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Saturday, Aug. 18.
Huddle Up: Boone is pushing for the third running back job in a competition with Roc Thomas and Mack Brown. He certainly didn't do anything to hurt his chances in this one, but it will take a long-term injury to Dalvin Cook or Latavius Murray before he has any fantasy appeal.
Latavius Murray - RBPosted 8/18/18 2:00pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray rushed for 12 yards on six carries during the preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars Saturday, Aug. 18. He also fumbled the ball twice during the game.
Huddle Up: Murray will serve as the No. 2 running back for the Vikings this season and probably will only see limited touches each week. He could a handcuff to Dalvin Cook in some leagues but likely will be a No. 4 running back on most rosters.
Dalvin Cook - RBPosted 8/16/18 9:25am ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (knee) doesn't know yet if he'll be playing this weekend, but said he and his knee are ready to take the field if permitted to do so.
Huddle Up: Cook looks good to go for the start of the regular season. All he has to do is avoid aggravating that knee in the preseason. His dual-threat ability puts him in the RB1 conversation.
Dalvin Cook - RBPosted 8/16/18 4:10pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook's (knee) status for the second preseason game has not been announced yet, but head coach Mike Zimmer said he has decided if Cook will play.
Huddle Up: Cook probably would receive limited snaps if he does play in the preseason game but appears to be on track for Week 1. He should receive most of the touches at the running back position this season and can be considered aa No. 1 or No. 2 fantasy running back.
Dalvin Cook - RBPosted 8/11/18 4:49pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (knee) will not play in Week 1 of the preseason Saturday, Aug. 11, despite working out before the game.
Huddle Up: Cook will take it easy to start the preseason, but he should see some action before the regular season commences. He's been recovering from his torn ACL for nearly a year and deserves RB1 attention.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 8/11/18 7:07pm ET
Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins threw a touchdown pass on his only drive against the Denver Broncos in the preseason Saturday, Aug. 11, completing all four of his pass attempts for 42 yards.
Huddle Up: Cousins has topped 4,000 yards and thrown at least 25 touchdowns in all three seasons as a full-time starter, and with a solid group of weapons to throw to, he should again deliver QB1 numbers in his first year with the Vikings.
Stefon Diggs - WRPosted 8/11/18 7:23pm ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs caught three passes on three targets for 35 yards and a touchdown against the Denver Broncos in the preseason Saturday, Aug. 11.
Huddle Up: It's only the preseason, but the early chemistry between Diggs and Kirk Cousins is encouraging nonetheless. With Cousins at the helm of the offense, Diggs has WR2 upside this season.
Dalvin Cook - RBPosted 8/10/18 6:54pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (knee) is expected to play in the preseason opener against the Denver Broncos Saturday, Aug. 11, according to sources close to the situation.
Huddle Up: Before Cook's rookie season came to an early end, he was already making an every-down impact. The RB1 potential is undeniable, and if he can show he is back up to speed during the preseason, he won't be available after the first couple of rounds.
Dalvin Cook - RBPosted 8/4/18 5:31pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (knee) did not practice Saturday, Aug. 4.
Huddle Up: There's nothing major to be alarmed about here. It's his first missed practice since training camp started. The Vikings don't want to work their franchise running back too hard coming off of a serious knee injury. He's an RB1 candidate heading into 2018.
Dalvin Cook - RBPosted 8/3/18 7:09pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (knee) will likely see some reps in preseason games, according to head coach Mike Zimmer, and Zimmer said Cook is ready to go for Week 1.
Huddle Up: After the upside Cook showed as a rookie before injuring his knee, he seems like a safe bet for RB1 production if he stays on the field the entire year.
Stefon Diggs - WRPosted 7/31/18 5:06am ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs has agreed to a five-year extension with the team Tuesday, July 31. Financial terms are not yet known.
Huddle Up: Diggs has yet to play 16 games in a season, and that's part of what is keeping him from WR1 status. His eight touchdowns in 2017 were more than he had in his first two seasons combined. With Kirk Cousins throwing to him, he could take another step forward. Look for him to be a low-end WR2 or a high-end WR3 with some upside.
Dalvin Cook - RBPosted 7/30/18 5:14am ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (knee) said he feels ahead of schedule in his return from a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
Huddle Up: Cook was one of the best backs in the league before suffering the Week 4 injury, and it'll be hard to acquire him without investing an RB1 pick on him.
Dalvin Cook - RBPosted 7/26/18 10:14am ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (knee) will be a full participant at training camp after rehabilitating from his torn anterior cruciate ligament.
Huddle Up: Cook has rare featured back status when health is not an issue. Latavius Murray will spot him from time to time, but Cook is primed for an RB1 campaign in one of the league's most prolific offenses.
Dalvin Cook - RBPosted 7/26/18 5:57pm ET
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (knee) explained that he feels comfortable enough with his surgically-repaired left knee that he's decided not to wear a protective brace for the season. 'I told myself, I know the work I put in. I'm going to test it out before I get back to training camp,' Cook said. 'I felt comfortable with (not wearing) it so I just went forward and made sure the training staff knows that I'm not going to be wearing it. They are comfortable with it as long as I'm comfortable with it.'
Huddle Up: This certainly bodes well for those willing to gamble on Cook and his health after he suffered a major season-ending injury in his rookie campaign last year. The 22-year-old displayed impressive talent out of the gate, accumulating 354 yards on 74 carries and a pair of touchdowns, not to mention 11 receptions for 90 yards, before tearing his ACL in Week 4. Cook has RB1 potential for sure.
Kyle Rudolph - TEPosted 7/20/18 7:07pm ET
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph said he's looking forward to working with offensive coordinator John DeFilippo because of DeFilippo's success with tight ends.
Huddle Up: Gary Barnidge and Zach Ertz both had great years under DeFilippo. Rudolph is already an established TE1 because of his red zone prowess, and the addition of Kirk Cousins and DeFilippo could push his ceiling higher.
Dalvin Cook - RBPosted 7/8/18 6:57pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook was involved in the passing game in various ways during the spring, lining up as a receiver at times.
Huddle Up: Cook showed tons of upside as a rookie in four games before suffering a knee injury, and all signs point to him being on the field for Week 1. Even coming off the injury, he has enough upside to take a chance on as low-end RB1 or high-end RB2.
Stefon Diggs - WRPosted 6/30/18 7:53am ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs could become a free agent after the 2018 season if the team is unable to sign him to a contract extension, in the opinion of Joel Corry of CBSSports.com. The franchise tag for wide receivers is expected to be about $17 million, with a salary cap of approximately $190 million, and the Vikings may have difficulty holding on to him at that price.
Huddle Up: The 24-year-old Diggs had 64 receptions for 849 yards and eight touchdowns last season and should be viewed as a high-end WR3 in all fantasy formats.
Stefon Diggs - WRPosted 6/27/18 12:13pm ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs is one of the players that the Vikings would like to sign to a contract extension, according to general manager Rick Spielman.
Huddle Up: Diggs is entering the final year of his contract, but the team probably will look to sign him to an extension before the start of the regular season. He will have a solid role in the passing game this season and can be at least a No. 3 receiver in all fantasy leagues.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 6/13/18 5:54pm ET
Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins said he probably will not work out with the receivers before training camp because they will have plenty of time to build chemistry during camp.
Huddle Up: Cousins will have a solid group of pass catchers to work with this season and will look to continue his productive play. Cousins has a chance to be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in most fantasy leagues.
Laquon Treadwell - WRPosted 6/7/18 8:35pm ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Laquon Treadwell has been working as the third receiver with the first-team offense during OTAs.
Huddle Up: Treadwell will have to really turn things around to shed his bust label. Yes, there's always a chance the former first-round pick will flip the switch, but he can be left on the waiver wire to start the year.
Dalvin Cook - RBPosted 6/5/18 11:24am ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (knee) has participated in team drills during organized team activities this week.
Huddle Up: Cook is on the mend and on his way to retaking the lead back position in Minnesota. He was being featured as a rookie before suffering his torn ACL last year. That should continue as long as he's fully healthy. Latavius Murray will steal some touches and touchdowns, but Cook has RB1 appeal nonetheless.
Laquon Treadwell - WRPosted 6/1/18 4:16pm ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Laquon Treadwell said he expects to make a leap in terms of his play this upcoming season. 'I do think I'll be able to take a leap, but I wouldn't say a big leap. I mean, I just feel like every year you?re going to experience different things,' Treadwell said.
Huddle Up: Treadwell is expected to compete for the No. 3 receiver job for the Vikings during training camp. He has posted only 25 receptions and 215 yards since entering the league two years ago and will not be a great fantasy option this season.
Dalvin Cook - RBPosted 5/30/18 9:01pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (knee) said his goal is to be ready for Week 1 and is on track to meet that goal.
Huddle Up: Owners will need to monitor the situation during training camp to see if Cook suffers any setbacks. He should receive most of the work at running back if he is healthy but will also have to share some snaps with Latavius Murray. Owners in most leagues should consider Cook has a low-end No. 1 or a No. 2 running back this upcoming season.
Stefon Diggs - WRPosted 5/27/18 3:02pm ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs was lauded by new offensive coordinator John DeFillippo recently for displaying 'fantastic' ball skills, according to Sid Hartman of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Huddle Up: While his catch and yardage totals dropped from 2017, Diggs scored eight touchdowns last season - doubling his previous career high. To this point of his career, the fourth-year receiver's biggest issue has been durability. Considering he is entering a contract year, an offensive coordinator who seems to love him and has Kirk Cousins at the controls of the offense, it wouldn't be a surprise if 2018 is the season it all comes together for Diggs.
Dalvin Cook - RBPosted 5/21/18 3:45pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (knee) is ahead of schedule in his rehabilitation process. Head coach Mike Zimmer believes Cook will see work during organized team activities, but he will be limited in training camp.
Huddle Up: Limiting Cook in camp lessens the risk of aggravation, but it's a positive sign that he'll be participating in OTAs. As long as he holds his current pace, he should be good to go for the season opener. View him as an RB1 with risk attached.
Kendall Wright - WRPosted 5/7/18 2:42pm ET
Minnesota Vikings WRs Kendall Wright and Laquon Treadwell likely will compete for the No. 3 receiver job during training camp.
Huddle Up: Wright probably has an early edge in the competition since he had a better 2017 season than Treadwell. Whoever wins the job likely will be behind Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen and Kyle Rudolph in terms of targets. Wright may have more fantasy value in 2018 but would only be a late-round option in deeper leagues.
Tyler Conklin - TEPosted 4/28/18 11:54am ET
The Minnesota Vikings selected Central Michigan TE Tyler Conklin with the 157th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft Saturday, April 28.
Huddle Up: Conklin has a chance to be the No. 2 tight end for the Vikings as early as this season but may not see a lot of playing time behind Kyle Rudolph. Owners in keeper leagues can monitor his situation during training camp because he could have some fantasy value.
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