• Adrian Peterson - RB
    Posted 1/19/17 9:37am ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said he would be interested in the New York Giants if he becomes available this offseason.

    Huddle Up: The Giants have used multiple running backs over the last few years and may be interested in Peterson as their main back. Peterson should receive most of the carries wherever he goes and can be a No. 2 running back in most leagues.

  • Adrian Peterson - RB
    Posted 1/19/17 9:31am ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said he would be interested in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers if he becomes available this offseason.

    Huddle Up: The Buccaneers may be looking for a running back this offseason with Doug Martin serving a suspension and Jacquizz Rodgers scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent. Peterson probably will be the starter if he joins the Bucs and could be considered a No. 2 running back in fantasy.

  • Adrian Peterson - RB
    Posted 1/19/17 9:24am ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said he would be interested in the Houston Texans if he becomes available this offseason.

    Huddle Up: The Texans signed Lamar Miller to a lucrative contract last offseason, so they probably would not consider adding Peterson. Miller rushed for 1,073 yards and five touchdowns in 2016 and can be a No. 2 running back for fantasy owners. Peterson should be able to find a starting job with a team and could be a No. 2 back in fantasy leagues.

  • Adrian Peterson - RB
    Posted 1/10/17 7:48am ET

    Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (knee) said he tore 90 percent of the meniscus in his right knee earlier in the season. He returned in 12 weeks after a full repair.

    Huddle Up: 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.

  • Kyle Rudolph - TE
    Posted 1/10/17 7:42am ET

    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.

    Huddle Up: 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.

  • Adam Thielen - WR
    Posted 1/7/17 8:49pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen led all receivers by catching 70.4 percent of his targets that traveled 15 yards or more down the field this season.

    Huddle Up: Thielen developed great chemistry with Sam Bradford, just missing out on a 1,000-yard season. He enters 2017 as a viable WR3 option.

  • Sam Bradford - QB
    Posted 1/3/17 11:53am ET

    Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford has earned the right to be the starting quarterback of the Vikings, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.

    Huddle Up: 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.

  • Adrian Peterson - RB
    Posted 1/2/17 8:28am ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said he wants to stay with the Vikings in 2017, but he declined to say whether he would accept a pay cut.

    Huddle Up: AD will be 32 in March, and it's probably 50-50, at best, that he stays in Minnesota. It'll be really hard to count on him as an RB1 next season with nearly 2,500 carries on his body, but the perfect situation could still give him that chance.

  • Adrian Peterson - RB
    Posted 1/2/17 10:02am ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has told reporters he would like to stay with the team, although he declined to say whether or not he would accept a pay cut. He went on to say there are certain players, such as Tom Brady and Antonio Brown, in whom franchises should invest in more than others.

    Huddle Up: This doesn't sound like a player willing to accept a pay cut. Given his age (32 in March) and the fact he is due $11.75 million in the final year of his contract next season, he is highly unlikely to return with that attitude. AP won't be out of work for long, but his days as an elite RB1 could very well be coming to an end, assuming they haven't already.

  • Jerick McKinnon - RB
    Posted 1/1/17 9:22pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon rushed 16 times for 89 yards and a touchdown in the Week 17 game against the Chicago Bears. He added three receptions for 21 yards and a touchdown on his four targets.

    Huddle Up: McKinnon rushed for 539 yards with two scores, and he added 43 catches for 255 yards and two touchdowns. He proved he can be a solid PPR fantasy option in deeper leagues, but if Adrian Peterson is back at full speed in 2017 and wearing purple and gold, McKinnon once again takes a back seat.

  • Kyle Rudolph - TE
    Posted 1/1/17 9:21pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph posted 11 receptions for 117 yards and a touchdown in the Week 17 game against the Chicago Bears. He was targeted 15 times.

    Huddle Up: Rudolph was a legitimate TE1 in all fantasy leagues down the stretch, posting four or more grabs in each of his final six games. Over the final four outings he had 29 grabs for 327 yards and two touchdowns.

  • Sam Bradford - QB
    Posted 1/1/17 9:20pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford completed 25 of his 33 pass attempts for 250 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in the Week 17 game against the Chicago Bears. He finished with a 71.6 percent completion rate to set the NFL single-season record. He also established career bests for yards (3,877), interception percentage (0.9) and passer rating (99.3).

    Huddle Up: Bradford was picked up in an emergency when Teddy Bridgewater went down, and it will be interesting to see how Bridgewater progresses and how the Vikings handle the QB situation. Bradford proved he can be a legitimate No. 1 QB and fantasy option when he stays healthy.

  • Stefon Diggs - WR
    Posted 12/30/16 4:35pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (hip) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 30, and is listed as doubtful for Week 17.

    Huddle Up: Diggs probably will not play in Week 17, but owners should check the inactive list just to make sure. Adam Thielen and Kyle Rudolph probably are the only pass catches that owners should consider for their starting lineups. Thielen can be at least a No. 3 receiver, while Rudolph can be a low-end No. 1 tight end.

  • Adrian Peterson - RB
    Posted 12/30/16 4:26pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (groin, knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 30, and has been ruled out for Week 17.

    Huddle Up: Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata will continue to share work at running back with Peterson sidelined. McKinnon probably has more value and can be a flex option in most leagues, while Asiata has some value in deeper leagues because of his touchdown potential.

  • Stefon Diggs - WR
    Posted 12/29/16 6:35pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (hip) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

    Huddle Up: If Diggs is unable to suit up for Week 17, Adam Thielen will become an even stronger fantasy play.

  • Adrian Peterson - RB
    Posted 12/29/16 6:31pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (groin, knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

    Huddle Up: It is looking like Peterson will sit out the finale, making Matt Asiata and Jerick McKinnon potential flex plays against Chicago.

  • Stefon Diggs - WR
    Posted 12/28/16 11:48am ET

    Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (hip) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 28.

    Huddle Up: Diggs missed some practice last week but was able to play and should have a decent chance to play in Week 17. He has been held to under 60 yards in each of the last five games but has been targeted at least five times in all of those games. Diggs could be a low-end No. 3 receiver or a flex option if he plays.

  • Adrian Peterson - RB
    Posted 12/28/16 11:44am ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (groin, knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 28.

    Huddle Up: Peterson was not able to play in Week 16 and may have to miss another game because of his injuries. Owners can check on his status later in the week but probably should look for other options to use. Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata would share work if Peterson is ruled out and could both be flex option in leagues.

  • Adam Thielen - WR
    Posted 12/26/16 5:14pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen only needs 40 yards in Week 17 to reach the 1,000-yard milestone on the season.

    Huddle Up: Thielen's previous career high in yards was 144 last year. He has turned into a solid weapon for the Vikings, especially with Adrian Peterson sitting most of the year. He's in the running for Minnesota's No. 2 wide receiver position next season behind Stefon Diggs.

  • Stefon Diggs - WR
    Posted 12/25/16 2:47pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs caught four passes for 29 yards and one touchdown against the Green Bay Packers in Week 16.

    Huddle Up: Diggs caught his first touchdown in seven games but has been targeted often this season and is one of the main options in the passing game for the Vikings. Diggs should be considered a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.

  • Stefon Diggs - WR
    Posted 12/24/16 7:56am ET

    Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (hip) is expected to play in Week 16's game against the Green Bay Packers.

    Huddle Up: Diggs was a full participant in practice Friday, Dec. 22, after being a limited participant Thursday, Dec. 21. He has been somewhat inconsistent recently, so he shouldn't be regarded as anything more than a low-end WR2 or high-end WR3 in the majority of fantasy leagues.

  • Adam Thielen - WR
    Posted 12/24/16 3:18pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen set career highs with 12 catches for 200 yards and two touchdowns in a Week 16 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

    Huddle Up: Although Thielen has been an important part of the offense since early October, this is a stunning performance from a player who was shut out last week after taking a brutal hit early in the second half. The former undrafted free agent was getting open at will in this contest and he needs only 40 yards at home against the Chicago Bears in Week 17 to go over 1,000. He's obviously a must-start.

  • Sam Bradford - QB
    Posted 12/24/16 3:41pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford finished 34-of-50 for a career-high 382 yards and tied another personal best with three touchdown passes in Week 16 against the Green Bay Packers.

    Huddle Up: Two of Bradford's three scores came in the final 4:20 - well after the game had been decided - but DFS players will certainly take this performance from a quarterback who came pretty cheap. The loss knocks Minnesota out of the playoff race, so it is fair to wonder if the Vikings will let Shaun Hill or Taylor Heinicke run the show in Week 17 versus the Chicago Bears.

  • Adrian Peterson - RB
    Posted 12/23/16 10:00am ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (groin, knee) will not play in Week 16 against the Green Bay Packers after aggravating a groin injury in Week 15 against the Indianapolis Colts.

    Huddle Up: This was always a possibility considering how quickly Peterson was trying to return from an injury that would have been a season-ender for most players. With likely very little to play in Week 17, it is possible AP has played his last game with the Vikings. Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata will resume their timeshare against the Packers. Neither player makes for much of a high-upside flex play for fantasy championship week.

  • Stefon Diggs - WR
    Posted 12/23/16 10:40am ET

    Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (hip) took part in a full practice Friday, Dec. 23, but is listed as questionable on the team's injury report for Week 16 versus the Green Bay Packers.

    Huddle Up: The full practice is a good indication Diggs will play, but he has proven to be mostly ineffective whenever he has been listed on the injury report this season. The Vikings are a mess offensively, especially from an injury standpoint, so owners should plan on benching Diggs this weekend and seek other receiver options.

  • Stefon Diggs - WR
    Posted 12/23/16 12:56pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (hip) managed to practice in full Friday, Dec. 23.

    Huddle Up: This is big for Diggs owners, as he missed practice on Wednesday before getting in a limited session on Thursday, so this news would appear to suggest he's trending in the right direction. The 23-year-old is coming off a game that saw him produce his lowest yardage output of the season, but considering he's such a high-volume player in that Vikings offense, he'll always have WR2/WR3 appeal.

  • Adrian Peterson - RB
    Posted 12/23/16 8:14pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (groin, knee) has already been ruled out for Week 16, and he is unlikely to play in the season finale, according to a team source.

    Huddle Up: Peterson's future is cloudy. He has been able to bounce back from injuries in the past, but father time eventually wins. Fantasy owners will have to wait and see what the offseason brings before they can have an idea of Peterson's value.

  • Stefon Diggs - WR
    Posted 12/22/16 11:48am ET

    Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (hip) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 22.

    Huddle Up: Diggs should be able to play in Week 16 and should be one of the main options in the passing game. He has caught at least six passes in five of his last seven games and can be a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver in most leagues.

  • Adrian Peterson - RB
    Posted 12/22/16 11:42am ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (groin, knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 22.

    Huddle Up: There is a chance that Peterson will not be able to play in Week 16, so owners should check on his status later in the week. He probably will only see limited carries if he plays and should only be considered a flex option in leagues.

  • Adrian Peterson - RB
    Posted 12/21/16 8:42am ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (knee) is not quite 100 percent, according to head coach Mike Zimmer. Zimmer offered no indication Wednesday, Dec. 21, how much Peterson will play in Week 16.

    Huddle Up: A timeshare with Jerick McKinnon is most likely, and the way AD has looked behind this offensive line lends more risk than reward against the Green Bay Packers. Both backs are flex options with quite a bit of risk.

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