Matt Asiata - RBPosted 12/19/14 6:44pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata (foot) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 19, and is listed as probable for Week 16.
Huddle Up: Asiata should start and continue to get the bulk of the Vikings' RB touches against a Miami run D that's been less than formidable of late.
Kyle Rudolph - TEPosted 12/19/14 6:44pm ET
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle, knee) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 19, and is listed as doubtful for Week 16.
Huddle Up: Bad timing for those fantasy GMs who have scraping along with Rudolph at TE, but it certainly looks like you're going to need a Plan B ASAP.
Kyle Rudolph - TEPosted 12/18/14 2:04pm ET
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle, knee) is not participating in practice Thursday, Dec. 18.
Huddle Up: Increasingly troubling news as it's the second straight missed practice for Rudolph, who is coming off a season-high seven-catch, 69-yard effort in Week 15. Rudolph owners will have to hope for better news in Friday's always-important practice.
Adrian Peterson - RBPosted 12/13/14 10:27am ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said he considered retirement from the NFL because he is disappointed with the disciplinary system. 'I've considered retiring from the NFL,' Peterson said. 'I still made $8 million dollars this year. I've thought about getting back into the real estate (business in Texas) I'm already in. That's something I've been interested in, something I'm involved in. I've thought about getting back into that. I've thought about going after the Olympics -- you only live once. It might be time for me to pursue that, as well. I love playing football, don't get me wrong, but this situation is deeper than that. For me, it's like, 'Why should I continue to be a part of an organization or a business that handles players the way they do? Making money off the field anyway, why not continue to pursue that (Olympic) dream and pursue other dreams and hang up the cleats?''
Huddle Up: Peterson may be frustrated with the NFL's disciplinary system but he's not going anywhere. He'll do everything he can to get back on the field in 2015. Peterson is still a must-hold in dynasty leagues.
Adrian Peterson - RBPosted 12/12/14 10:37pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's appeal of his suspension has been denied by the appointed appeals officer. Peterson likely will be reinstated if he does what he needs to do between now and April 15. Peterson could take his case to federal court.
Huddle Up: Peterson's forgettable 2014 season has come to an end. His future with the Vikings is up in the air. Peterson turns 30 in March and despite his off-the-field issues is still a strong hold in dynasty leagues.
Ben Tate - RBPosted 12/9/14 12:27am ET
Minnesota Vikings RBs Ben Tate and Joe Banyard could receive more carries, because head coach Mike Zimmer thought RB Matt Asiata received too many carries in Week 14. Asiata received 19 of the 23 rushing attempts during the game.
Huddle Up: Another RBBC -- especially with this group -- certainly won't do fantasy GMs any favors.
Jerick McKinnon - RBPosted 12/6/14 8:59pm ET
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (back) will have a procedure on his injured back, according to a source. The recovery period is expected to be eight weeks. He should be good to go before offseason workouts begin. McKinnon was placed on Reserve/Injured Saturday, Dec. 6.
Huddle Up: Matt Asiata will take over as the starter, with Ben Tate also expected to get touches. Asiata is a touchdown dependent flex play this week against the Jets. Adrian Peterson could be reinstated next week but his chances of playing again in 2014 are slim.
Charles Johnson - WRPosted 12/5/14 12:10am ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Charles Johnson has now moved into WR Cordarrelle Patterson's role as the second receiver, according to offensive coordinator Norv Turner. 'CJ is playing at a high level,' Turner said. 'CJ is the starter at X (receiver). That's the position Cordarrelle plays. We're going to do what we can to give him some opportunities to play there, but CJ's playing at a real high level right now.'
Huddle Up: Talk about players headed in opposite directions: Johnson has 11 catches for 180 yards and a TD over the last three games while Patterson has four grabs for 42 yards and no scores. Johnson and Greg Jennings -- in that order -- are the Vikings' WRs you want right now.
Adrian Peterson - RBPosted 12/5/14 10:19am ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is likely, but not certain, to be reinstated by league appeals officer Harold Henderson next week, in the opinion of columnist Peter King. The team would have to decide whether to activate him for the final three games.
Huddle Up: You think things are interesting now, wait and see what happens if the league and Peterson put the ball in the Vikings' court. There have been reports that the team's own counsel worked against Peterson being reinstated this year; then there's the issue of what fans and--more importantly--team sponsors say about his return. And football wise there's the possibility that the Vikings are looking to get out from under Peterson's contract sooner rather than later. That's a whole lot to take place in the next few days; as the kids say, get your popcorn.
Jerick McKinnon - RBPosted 12/5/14 6:19pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (back) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 5, and has been ruled out for Week 14.
Huddle Up: McKinnon will miss a second consecutive game, leaving the Vikes' RB duties to, in probable order of usage, Matt Asiata, Ben Tate and Joe Banyard.
Jerick McKinnon - RBPosted 12/4/14 7:12pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (back) did not practice for the second straight day Thursday, Dec. 4.
Huddle Up: See if he's able to get on the practice field Friday, but right now it's looking like he's headed for a second straight game on the shelf.
Adrian Peterson - RBPosted 12/3/14 10:25am ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson hasn't received a settlement offer by the NFL or the NFLPA, as arbiter Harold Henderson has urged.
Huddle Up: Little chance this situation gets resolved in time for Peterson to play this year, but some closure would be nice heading into the offseason so keeper leaguers can plan accordingly.
Jerick McKinnon - RBPosted 12/3/14 6:13pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (back) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 3.
Huddle Up: It's still early in the week obviously, but there are currently few positive vibes on McKinnon who sat out Week 13.
Adrian Peterson - RBPosted 12/2/14 10:48am ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson could have his appeal of a suspension by the NFL end up in federal court if the National Football League Players Association is not convinced of the hearing officer's neutral status.
Huddle Up: What, you thought this situation would clear itself right up? Peterson may not play again this season, but the courtroom battle is far from over.
Cordarrelle Patterson - WRPosted 11/30/14 7:06pm ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson (foot, knee) was active in Week 13 against the Carolina Panthers, but he didn't play a snap on offense in the first half. He saw only a handful of snaps in the second half and was targeted just once. '(I) feel like I'm 100 percent,' Patterson said Sunday, Nov. 30. 'I feel like the coaches didn't feel like I was 100 percent, so they decided to hold me out. I respect them for that.' Head coach Mike Zimmer said Patterson missed practice time this week to attend the funeral of a family member, and his limited practice time factored into the decision.
Huddle Up: Patterson has had a miserable season and was held without a catch on Sunday. He's no longer worth a roster spot in fantasy leagues.
Jerick McKinnon - RBPosted 11/28/14 2:50pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (back) said he has been ruled out for Week 13.
Huddle Up: Bit of a surprise as McKinnon played last week, but it'll be Matt Asiata and Ben Tate shouldering the load Sunday against the Panthers. Adjust your lineups accordingly.
Jerick McKinnon - RBPosted 11/27/14 7:34pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (back) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 27.
Huddle Up: McKinnon has missed both of the Vikes' practices this week but did play through the issue last week. We should gain more clarity after Friday's practice.
Phil Loadholt - OTPosted 11/26/14 10:33am ET
Updating a previous report, the Minnesota Vikings have not yet placed OT Phil Loadholt (pectoral) on the Reserve/Injured list, but that move is expected to take place Wednesday, Nov. 26.
Huddle Up: The Vikings have now lost the entire right side of their offensive line as well as their All-Pro running back. Makes for tough sledding in the ground game.
Jerick McKinnon - RBPosted 11/26/14 6:54pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (back) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 26.
Huddle Up: McKinnon was able to play through the back issue in Week 12 and there's no reason to think he won't be able to do the same Sunday against the Panthers. We'll definitely keep tabs on his status, though, the rest of the week.
Matt Asiata - RBPosted 11/21/14 6:27pm ET
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata (concussion) did not participate in practice and has been ruled out for Week 12.
Huddle Up: Fellow RB Jerick McKinnon (back) is listed as probable, and newly signed Ben Tate could get some work as well.
Jerick McKinnon - RBPosted 11/21/14 6:37pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (back) was limited in practice Friday, Nov. 21, and is listed as probable.
Huddle Up: McKinnon should be able to go against the Packers, but his workload is in question, even with backfield mate Matt Asista (concussion) already having been ruled out. That means we should definitely see newly signed Ben Tate get some work.
Adrian Peterson - RBPosted 11/18/14 10:05am ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson was suspended without pay for at least the rest of the 2014 season for violating the NFL Personal Conduct Policy Tuesday, Nov. 18. Peterson is appealing the suspension. Peterson would be eligible for reinstatement no earlier than April 15, if his suspension is upheld. Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a letter to Peterson that he 'has shown no meaningful remorse' and laid out a counseling and treatment program that will determine how long the ban lasts.
Huddle Up: Get out your popcorn, this one's going to get interesting. The league looks to lean on the court of public opinion, banning Peterson for a misdemeanor with no language that violates the new ad hoc abuse rules thrown together in the wake of the Ray Rice case. Already battling the NFLPA on Rice, the league opens another front on Peterson. With the wheels of justice spinning slowly in the NFL, don't look for Peterson to come back and help your fantasy squad this season. As for his future in Minnesota, that may be determined as much by his price tag as it is by whatever outrage Goodell can drum up from the public--and, perhaps more importantly, the team's corporate sponsors.
Adrian Peterson - RBPosted 11/17/14 8:06pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson had his grievance heard Monday, Nov. 17, by an independent arbitrator, and it only lasted around 30 minutes, according to sources. Peterson is looking for immediate reinstatement since his court case was resolved. The arbitrator told both sides that a decision will come quickly, and a decision could be made as soon as Tuesday, Nov. 18.
Huddle Up: A quick decision is definitely what the Vikings and fantasy GMs are hoping for so we can all move on to the rest of the season.
Kyle Rudolph - TEPosted 11/15/14 12:25am ET
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (hernia) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 14, and is probable for Week 11.
Huddle Up: Rudolph will play for the first time since Week 3, but his workload could be somewhat curtailed due to the long layoff.
Adrian Peterson - RBPosted 11/15/14 6:13pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson did not show up for a scheduled hearing Friday, Nov. 15, despite agreeing to the meeting earlier in the week, according to a source. Peterson did not provide the NFL with an alternative date. Friday's hearing would have been for a disciplinary decision about Peterson's past and future regarding family violence. Peterson is also scheduled for a conference call hearing Monday, Nov. 17, dealing with Peterson's status on the commissioner's exempt list.
Huddle Up: There's a chance Peterson could suit up for Week 12. A decision is expected to made to be made about Peterson's status next week, so owners should know something soon.
Kyle Rudolph - TEPosted 11/13/14 6:28pm ET
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (hernia) returned to a full practice Thursday, Nov. 13, after being limited Wednesday, Nov. 12.
Huddle Up: Seeing the TE ramp up his practice workload is the best sign yet that he'll be able to return to action in Week 11. See if the Friday outlook remains just as promising.
Adrian Peterson - RBPosted 11/12/14 9:56am ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's hearing on his expedited grievance will happen by Monday, Nov. 17. The grievance must be resolved within five days after the hearing, which means a decision must come by Saturday, Nov. 22.
Huddle Up: It looks like we'll have some clarity soon so definitely try to hold on another week if you've been stashing Peterson.
Kyle Rudolph - TEPosted 11/12/14 6:49pm ET
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (hernia) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Nov. 12.
Huddle Up: Rudolph, who has been out since Week 3, has targeted this game -- the contest following the team's Week 10 bye -- to make his return. See what the outlook is after a couple more days of practice.
Kyle Rudolph - TEPosted 11/10/14 3:27pm ET
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (abdomen) was able to do some things during practice Monday, Nov. 10, and the team hopes he will be able to return to the field in the near future, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.
Huddle Up: Rudolph could play this week but either way he'll be back on the field soon. Rudolph should be added in all leagues.
Adrian Peterson - RBPosted 11/10/14 7:55pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson had a grievance filed on his behalf against the NFL by the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) on Monday, Nov. 10. The NFLPA asks that Peterson be removed from the Commissioner's Exempt list "based on explicit language in a signed agreement."
Huddle Up: More wrangling and red tape surely awaits, but hang tight to Peterson if you can spare the roster space.
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