Stefon Diggs - WRPosted 12/1/16 10:13am ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (knee) is expected to play in the team's Week 13 game even though he is listed as questionable for the game, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Diggs missed the previous game because of the injury but appears to be ready for his normal workload in Week 13. He should see plenty of targets against the Dallas Cowboys and can be a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver for owners.
Stefon Diggs - WRPosted 12/1/16 5:02pm ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (knee) is active for the team's Week 13 contest Thursday, Dec. 1, against the Dallas Cowboys.
Huddle Up: Diggs has decisively become quarterback Sam Bradford's favorite target, so it's safe to get him back in starting lineups everywhere. Unfortunately, this will hurt those who were hoping to ride Adam Thielen another week, as his value goes down significantly with Diggs back in uniform.
Shaun Hill - QBPosted 12/1/16 6:46pm ET
Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford (undisclosed) was helped off the field against the Dallas Cowboys Thursday, Dec. 1. He was replaced by QB Shaun Hill.
Huddle Up: Bradford took a hard shot and appeared to be in pain as he walked off the field. Given his injury history, the situation needs to be monitored.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 12/1/16 7:05pm ET
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford (ribs) returned for the start of the second half against the Dallas Cowboys Thursday, Dec. 1.
Huddle Up: Bradford appears to have avoided a serious injury, but his value is limited to leagues that start two quarterbacks.
Adam Thielen - WRPosted 12/1/16 9:24pm ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen finished with seven catches for a game-high 86 yards in a 17-15 loss to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 13.
Huddle Up: Thielen has logged 15 catches on 20 targets over the last two games, and the chemistry he has with Sam Bradford is undeniable. He is a viable WR3 option in PPR formats.
Stefon Diggs - WRPosted 12/1/16 9:41pm ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs returned from a one-game absence and caught all eight of his targets for 59 yards in a 17-15 loss to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 13.
Huddle Up: Diggs has caught eight or more passes in four of his last five games, and he should continue to be a strong WR3 with WR2 upside in PPR formats. He is an inviting matchup with Jacksonville on tap in Week 14.
Stefon Diggs - WRPosted 11/30/16 3:20pm ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Nov. 30, but is listed as questionable for Week 13.
Huddle Up: Diggs appears to have a solid chance to play against the Dallas Cowboys, but owners will need to check the inactives list before deciding on their lineups. Diggs will be the No. 1 target in the passing game if he plays and should be considered a No. 2 receiver in most leagues.
Stefon Diggs - WRPosted 11/29/16 10:03am ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (knee) participated in his second straight practice Tuesday, Nov. 29, and he appears to be on track to return from a one-game absence in Week 13 versus the Dallas Cowboys.
Huddle Up: His touchdown output (two) notwithstanding, Diggs has become a PPR goldmine since offensive coordinator took over for Norv Turner on Nov. 2, piling up 32 catches for 281 yards in three games before sitting out Thanksgiving Day against the Detroit Lions. Assuming he is nearly 100 percent, Diggs should be considered a strong WR2 moving forward.
Adrian Peterson - RBPosted 11/29/16 10:24am ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (knee) was seen running several short sprints during the open portion of practice Tuesday, Nov. 29.
Huddle Up: Obviously, Peterson still has a long ways to go in order to find his way on the field before the end of the season, but he is doing a fine job of helping his remaining owners keep the faith. Whether Peterson is able to reward that faith is another matter entirely. The Vikings' offensive line is playing about as poorly as any front five in the league, and Peterson wasn't exactly tearing it up before going down (1.6 yards per carry). He's worth a stash, but he's unlikely to make much of a meaningful impact this season.
Adrian Peterson - RBPosted 11/29/16 10:52am ET
Updating a previous story, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (knee) is 'ahead of schedule', according to head coach Mike Zimmer, who told reporters Tuesday, Nov. 29, was not the first day Peterson was able to run sprints off to the side of practice.
Huddle Up: There is still no timetable for his return, but it is looking more probable by the day. Peterson still has to get in something resembling football shape before he is ready to handle significant work on the field, and that may not happen before most fantasy playoffs are wrapping up. Nevertheless, the news is still encouraging and bodes well for his return to the field this season.
Stefon Diggs - WRPosted 11/29/16 11:55am ET
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (knee) was limited in practice Tuesday, Nov. 29.
Huddle Up: Diggs is the most reliable player on the Vikings from a fantasy perspective with Adrian Peterson out. He has had two weeks to rest now after missing the Thanksgiving game. He is ideal for starting as a WR2 this week.
Stefon Diggs - WRPosted 11/28/16 9:55am ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (knee) returned to practice Monday, Nov. 28.
Huddle Up: This is great news for owners, as Diggs was becoming the focal point of the Vikings' short passing game under new offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur before sitting out Thanksgiving Day against the Detroit Lions. If Minnesota has any intentions on upsetting the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday, Diggs will likely need to be a big part of it. The second-year wideout will be a solid WR2 in that matchup if he can go.
Stefon Diggs - WRPosted 11/28/16 4:02pm ET
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (knee) was limited in practice Monday, Nov. 28.
Huddle Up: Diggs is easily the Vikings' best receiver and Sam Bradford's favorite target. The Dallas Cowboys provide a tough test, but Diggs is still in WR2 territory. He's been targeted 49 times in his last four games. Good numbers usually ensue with that kind that many opportunities.
Adrian Peterson - RBPosted 11/24/16 5:54am ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (knee) has yet to be cleared to run on the field, but he is running on an underwater treadmill while putting 30 percent of his body weight on his knee. The next step will be running in the anti-gravity pool and then normal running. His return date is unknown until he runs under normal conditions to see how the knee reacts.
Huddle Up: Three months from surgery would be Week 16 on Dec. 24. That would be a best-case scenario. If you're looking at a deep playoff run and have the space, he's worth the risk to stash.
Stefon Diggs - WRPosted 11/24/16 8:11am ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (knee) is inactive for Week 12 Thursday, Nov. 24.
Huddle Up: The Detroit Lions have been one of the better teams against opposing WRs the last five weeks, but Laquon Treadwell is worth consideration for a low-end flyer in DFS. He's expected to start and could provide bang for your buck.
Stefon Diggs - WRPosted 11/23/16 11:17am ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 23, and is listed as questionable for Week 12.
Huddle Up: Diggs probably will be a game-time decision, so owners will need to check the inactive list before deciding on their lineups. He will be a risky option for owners because of the injury but could be used in most leagues if he is active. Owners should have other options ready in case Diggs is ruled out.
Stefon Diggs - WRPosted 11/23/16 1:58pm ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (knee) is not expected to play Thursday, Nov. 24, against the Detroit Lions despite being listed as questionable, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Adam Thielen and Cordarrelle Patterson receive immediate boosts with this news. Thielen is the more reliable start, however. Kyle Rudolph is now comfortably in TE1 territory, while Sam Bradford is still a sneaky play as the Lions defend the run well, but not the pass.
Stefon Diggs - WRPosted 11/22/16 1:43pm ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (knee) did not practice Tuesday, Nov. 22.
Huddle Up: Diggs will be one of the big names to keep an eye on before Thursday's slate. He was limited yesterday, so the downgrade is concerning. If Diggs can't take the field then both Adam Thielen and Cordarrelle Patterson would be sneaky sleeper starts.
Stefon Diggs - WRPosted 11/21/16 3:25pm ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (knee) was limited during practice Monday, Nov. 21. The Vikings did not practice Monday, so this is an estimation.
Huddle Up: Diggs has caught at least six passes in each of the last four games and has two 100-yard games during that span. He should be able to handle his normal workload against the Detroit Lions and can be a No. 2 receiver for most owners.
Adrian Peterson - RBPosted 11/21/16 8:17pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (knee) is making progress in his recovery from surgery to repair a lateral meniscus tear in his right knee and he could be back on the field my mid-to-late December, league sources said Monday, Nov. 21. He had an exam late last week and might start running this week. He might return for the Week 15 game against the Indianapolis Colts or the Week 16 road game against the Green Bay Packers.
Huddle Up: If you have the roster flexibility and are in the hunt for a playoff spot in your fantasy league, it isn't a bad idea to stash him away just in case. He could help plenty of fantasy owners to a championship. At the very least, squirreling him away on your roster also keeps Peterson away from your rivals.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 11/20/16 2:06pm ET
Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford was 20-of-28 for 169 yards and a touchdown in a 30-24 win over the Arizona Cardinals.
Huddle Up: Minnesota is effective against the pass, but so is Arizona. Its 195.2 yards per game is second in the NFL, so Bradford's low number doesn't come as a surprise. He remains nothing better than a weak QB2 in deep formats.
Adrian Peterson - RBPosted 11/17/16 3:48pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (knee) has resumed light running. He's still receiving treatment on his knee following September surgery to repair a torn meniscus, and his timetable for a return 'continues to be December.'
Huddle Up: If you're desperate and have room on the bench, Peterson makes for a great stash, as it's looking possible that he'll be able to return before the conclusion of the campaign. In fact, the Vikings may do everything in their power to get him back on the field, considering how dreadfully bad their league-worst running game has been, and if a playoff berth comes down to the final weeks, don't be surprised if he does indeed suit up again for Minnesota. If you're in a league that runs through Week 17, you should be especially enticed with this development.
Stefon Diggs - WRPosted 11/16/16 8:15am ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs will be shadowed by Arizona Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson in Week 11, according to Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians.
Huddle Up: The Cards have been one of the stingiest secondaries over the last five weeks, and Peterson is a big proponent. Diggs has been a PPR monster with 34 catches over the last three games. He's still a good play in PPR formats, but his touchdown upside is minimal.
Stefon Diggs - WRPosted 11/15/16 4:47pm ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs' 13 receptions for 164 yards in Week 10 on Sunday, Nov. 13, entered his name into the record books, as he became the first player in NFL history to record 13 or more catches in consecutive games.
Huddle Up: Diggs has emerged as basically the only reliable player from Minnesota's sluggish offense that can be trusted in fantasy on a weekly basis. He's accumulated at least nine targets in all but three of his outings this season, and continues to be Sam Bradford's most consistent weapon -- by far -- in the passing game. He's a WR2 worth deploying in any format, with huge potential in PPR leagues.
Adrian Peterson - RBPosted 11/14/16 12:35pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (knee) continues his rehab from meniscus surgery, but head coach Mike Zimmer told reporters Monday, Nov. 14, he has 'no idea' as to whether or not Peterson will play at any point this season.
Huddle Up: Peterson is eligible to return to practice and come off the Reserve/Injured list this week, but that apparently has no chance of happening. With the Minnesota offense is in such utter disarray at this point, it would be hard to justify bringing him back anyway. Especially considering Peterson is due nearly $12 million in 2017 - the final year of his contract - the team may choose to move on from the 31-year-old workhorse, meaning he may have already played his final snap as a Viking.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 11/13/16 12:45pm ET
Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford was 31-of-40 for 307 yards with two touchdowns and an interception Sunday, Nov. 13, in a 26-20 loss to the Washington Redskins.
Huddle Up: Even though Bradford was scoreless in every quarter but the second, where Minnesota scored 20 points, Bradford appears to be back on the map. He looked solid in another 300-yard game. As long as he has people like offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur watching him, Bradford is a decent QB1.
Stefon Diggs - WRPosted 11/13/16 1:46pm ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs caught 13 passes for 164 yards, including six catches for 102 yards in the second quarter alone, in a 26-20 loss to the Washington Redskins.
Huddle Up: The bond between Diggs and Bradford continues to get stronger. Diggs isn't quite a WR1 yet in a lot of leagues, but he can be a strong WR2 if this keeps up.
Laquon Treadwell - WRPosted 11/12/16 7:59pm ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Laquon Treadwell made his first career catch against the Detroit Lions in Week 9, and head coach Mike Zimmer said Treadwell has being doing a good job running routes and has shown improved quickness.
Huddle Up: Treadwell has barely been on the field this year, and barring a huge leap in production, his fantasy value is going to remain limited to keeper leagues.
Jerick McKinnon - RBPosted 11/11/16 1:16pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (ankle) was a full participant in practice Friday, Nov. 11, and expected to play in Week 10 against the Minnesota Vikings.
Huddle Up: McKinnon faces a favorable matchup against the league's 26th-ranked rush defense, as Washington gives up 123.8 yards per game with 12 touchdowns, tied for most in the NFL. McKinnon is a solid low-end RB2 in most fantasy formats and a sneaky DFS play, too.
Jerick McKinnon - RBPosted 11/9/16 1:12pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (ankle) participated fully in practice Wednesday, Nov. 9.
Huddle Up: The likely return of McKinnon does not necessarily mean he'll immediately be thrust back into a starting role. Matt Asiata has held his own with McKinnon out and both should split touches as they were before McKinnon's injury. If there are better choices in one's lineup(s), the safer option might be to bench both Minnesota running backs.
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