Adrian Peterson - RBPosted 1/12/16 9:18am ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said his top priority this offseason will be working on cutting down on his fumbles. Peterson fumbled eight times this season and lost four of the fumbles.
Huddle Up: This would have been a smart move several years ago. Maybe he can consult Tiki Barber, who posted big numbers into his 30s and also overcame a fumbling problem.
Adrian Peterson - RBPosted 1/10/16 9:17pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson rushed for 45 yards on 23 carries during the wild-card playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks. He also added 13 yards on a pair of catches and lost a fumble.
Huddle Up: It was a marked improvement over his eight-carry, 18-yard effort against the Seahawks in Week 13, but give the statistical win to the league's top-ranked run defense once again.
Adrian Peterson - RBPosted 1/8/16 3:54pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (back) returned to practice Friday, Jan. 8.
Huddle Up: As expected, AD was back on the practice and should be good for his his normal workload Sunday -- and possibly even more -- as he looks to atone for his season-worst eight-carry, 18-yard outing against the Seahawks in Week 13.
Adrian Peterson - RBPosted 1/7/16 4:19pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (back) is out of practice Thursday, Jan. 7.
Huddle Up: Not a real shocker here as AD's MO has been sitting out mid-week workouts, practicing on Friday and then playing on Sunday. See if the pattern repeats itself Friday.
Adrian Peterson - RBPosted 1/4/16 8:47am ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (back) ran 19 times for 67 yards and a touchdown in the Week 17 game against the Green Bay Packers, and he added one reception for just one yard. His production was good enough to secure his third-career NFL rushing title.
Huddle Up: Peterson's rushing title at age 30 puts him in rare company, among the likes of Marion Motley and Curtis Martin as veteran backs to win a rushing crown. Peterson also tied for the NFL lead with 11 rushing touchdowns.
Adrian Peterson - RBPosted 1/1/16 1:52pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (shoulder, ankle) returned to practice Friday, Jan. 1.
Huddle Up: As has been the trend in recent weeks, Peterson has practiced on Friday and played on Sunday so count on him Sunday night in the Vikes' NFC North showdown tilt with the Packers.
Jerick McKinnon - RBPosted 12/28/15 10:09am ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon rushed seven times for 89 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the Week 16 game against the New York Giants. He added two catches for eight yards.
Huddle Up: McKinnon filled the change-of-pace role to a T Sunday night, though much of that stat load came on one long touchdown run after the game was in hand and Adrian Peterson was safely encased in bubble wrap on the sidelines.
Adrian Peterson - RBPosted 12/25/15 3:56pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (ankle, shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 25, and he is listed as probable for the Week 16 game against the New York Giants.
Huddle Up: Exactly what Peterson owners needed to see Friday after the RB sat out Wednesday and Thursday. Keep checking up until game time, but pencil him in your lineups for now.
Adrian Peterson - RBPosted 12/24/15 8:00pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (ankle, shoulder) sat out of practice for the second straight day Thursday, Dec. 24.
Huddle Up: The Vikings have expressed optimism about Peterson playing Sunday night against the Giants, but if he doesn't practice again Friday, it'll be time to start giving the Plan B options some serious consideration.
Adrian Peterson - RBPosted 12/23/15 12:44pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (ankle) will continue to remain the focal point of the offense, according to head coach Mike Zimmer. 'I don't particularly see us as a team that's going to be throwing the ball every play,' Zimmer said. 'That's just not who we are right now.'
Huddle Up: Due to game flow and injuries, Peterson has averaged 16.3 rushes and 50 yards over the last three games, and his fantasy owners who are still alive in the postseason are going to need more production over the final two games.
Adrian Peterson - RBPosted 12/23/15 10:48pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (ankle, shoulder) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 23.
Huddle Up: There's a chance that by the time the Vikings play Sunday night their game with the Giants won't have any playoff significance for them. If that's the case, the Vikings could decide to rest a banged up Peterson. AP owners should pick up Jerick McKinnon as insurance.
Teddy Bridgewater - QBPosted 12/22/15 10:37pm ET
Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater has completed 16 of his 18 third-down pass attempts over the last two games, but head coach Mike Zimmer said he is not planning to become a pass-first offense. 'We want to run the football,' Zimmer said. 'And we want to be efficient throwing the ball.'
Huddle Up: Bridgewater's last two games have definitely been the exception -- and not the rule -- with his 335 yards in Week 14 and his four TD passes in Week 15 marking only hissecond 300-yard game and second multi-TD pass games of the season.
Adrian Peterson - RBPosted 12/21/15 8:14pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (ankle) will be all right after suffering an ankle injury in Week 15, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.
Huddle Up: The injury limited AD to 63 yards on 18 carries Sunday, and he's been held to 69 yards or fewer in each of the last three games with only one TD -- not exactly helping the postseason chances of his fantasy owners.
Adrian Peterson - RBPosted 12/20/15 9:58pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (ankle) said Sunday, Dec. 20, that he sprained his left ankle in the second quarter of the Week 15 game against the Chicago Bears. He returned in the third quarter, but still might need an MRI Monday, Dec. 21.
Huddle Up: It appears Peterson will be able to play next week but it's still early. Owners will obviously need to monitor his status throughout the week. Jerick McKinnon will see a majority of touches if Peterson can't play versus the Giants.
Adrian Peterson - RBPosted 12/11/15 12:00am ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson rushed for 69 yards and a TD on 23 carries and added a 17-yard reception Thursday, Dec. 10 in a 23-20 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.
Huddle Up: Peterson cooled off after a fast start Thursday night and did lose a fumble trying to hand the ball to WR Mike Wallace on an ill- advised trick play, but his Week 14 numbers were still a welcome sight for his fantasy owners who survived his season-low 18 rushing yards this past Sunday.
Adrian Peterson - RBPosted 12/7/15 2:57pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson, who was held to just 18 yards on eight carries in the Week 13 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, hinted that he's not happy with his number of carries. 'As one of the leaders on the team, seeing how the running game has been all season, you definitely want to be able to go out and establish the run and let things feed off of that,' Peterson said. 'To finish with eight carries, it's tough. I feel like we're able to sit back, evaluate some things again and get back to what we do.' Peterson met with head coach Mike Zimmer after the game to share his concerns after receiving only 13 carries Nov. 22, according to a league source. Minnesota gave Peterson 29 carries last weekend. The Vikes found themselves down 21-0 at halftime against Seattle, and Peterson carried the ball the first two times in the second half but didn't have a carry after that.
Huddle Up: The Vikings fell behind Seattle early and were forced to pass more than usual. Expect Peterson to be a much bigger part of the offense this week against Arizona. He's an RB1 for the first week of fantasy playoffs.
Teddy Bridgewater - QBPosted 11/13/15 6:15pm ET
Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater (concussion) practiced in full Friday, Nov. 13, and is fully expected to play in Week 10 against the Oakland Raiders, according to head coach Mike Zimmer. However, Bridgewater hasn't yet been cleared to return to action by doctors. Zimmer said he doesn't 'have any doubts.' Bridgewater is officially listed as questionable.
Huddle Up: It all looks good here from afar, but with the concussions there is always the chance for a late-week setback so keep monitoring his situation up until game time.
Teddy Bridgewater - QBPosted 11/12/15 7:13pm ET
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater (concussion) participated fully in practice Thursday, Nov. 12.
Huddle Up: Bridgewater jumped from limited participation Wednesday to full workouts Thursday, the surest sign yet that he'll be able to start Sunday's game in Oakland. Check back Friday to make sure there have been no setbacks.
Teddy Bridgewater - QBPosted 11/11/15 5:52pm ET
Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater (concussion) was cleared and practiced Wednesday, Nov. 11 on a limited basis.
Huddle Up: Great sign for the Vikings' QB who literally was knocked out out of Sunday's game against the Rams, and barring a setback, he's on track to start Sunday in Oakland.
Teddy Bridgewater - QBPosted 11/9/15 4:07pm ET
Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater (concussion) should be able to play in Week 10 after passing his first test in the concussion protocol, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.
Huddle Up: It's good news that Bridgewater passed his first test but he'll still have to be cleared to play. Right now owners should tentatively expect Bridegwater to be under center this week.
Stefon Diggs - WRPosted 11/6/15 5:42pm ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (hamstring) practiced in full Friday, Nov. 6, and is probable for the Week 9 game against the St. Louis Rams.
Huddle Up: Sounds like the Vikings' rookie will be good to go Sunday against the Rams as he looks to build on his hot start (25-419-2 in his first four games).
Stefon Diggs - WRPosted 11/5/15 6:39pm ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (hamstring) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Nov. 5.
Huddle Up: The rookie wideout took a step in the right direction after sitting out Wednesday entirely, and his level of participation Friday should reveal a lot more about his status Sunday.
Stefon Diggs - WRPosted 11/4/15 11:06pm ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (hamstring) did not take part in practice Wednesday, Nov. 4.
Huddle Up: The injury doesn't appear to be serious but hamstrings can always be tricky. It will be something to be concerned about if Diggs misses practice on Thursday.
Adrian Peterson - RBPosted 10/30/15 4:10pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (finger, hip, ankle) is expected to face the Chicago Bears on Sunday, Nov. 1, according to head coach Mike Zimmer. Peterson participated in practice Friday and is listed as probable for Sunday's game.
Huddle Up: As expected, Peterson was back on the field Friday after sitting out Wednesday and Thursday and will be looking for his fifth consecutive 100-yard rushing game against the Bears on Sunday.
Adrian Peterson - RBPosted 10/29/15 7:23pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (finger, hip, ankle) did not practice for a second straight day Thursday, Oct. 29.
Huddle Up: Although there was no official word, it looks to be just a second straight rest day for Peterson. If he's still out Friday, then it's suddenly time to get concerned.
Adrian Peterson - RBPosted 10/24/15 9:38pm ET
Updating an earlier report, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (illness, finger) is still likely to play Sunday, Oct. 25, if his illness doesn't get worse.
Huddle Up: Peterson's status will be updated on Sunday but it looks like he'll be in the starting lineup against Detroit. Owners will want to have another option ready just in case but plan on Peterson playing.
Stefon Diggs - WRPosted 10/23/15 12:05am ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs is expected to remain in the starting lineup even when WR Charles Johnson (ribs) returns to action. Diggs has received first-team repetitions this week in practice ahead of Johnson.
Huddle Up: The fifth-round pick has been targeted 18 times -- resulting in 13 receptions for 216 yards -- over his first two games as a pro and look for the Vikings to keep rolling with what's hot. What's not, meanwhile, is Johnson who caught only six passes for 46 yards before missing the last two contests with the rib injury.
Stefon Diggs - WRPosted 10/19/15 9:01pm ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs was one of the starting wide receivers in the team's Week 6 game, but head coach Mike Zimmer said he is not sure if Diggs will keep the starting job.
Huddle Up: The rookie Diggs has been targeted a team-most 18 times in his first two games and has led the team with 13 catches for 216 yards during that span. With Charles Johnson missing the last two contests due to a rib injury and struggling before that, Diggs is going to be tough to unseat.
Mike Wallace - WRPosted 10/14/15 6:43pm ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Mike Wallace said he injured his knee in Week 4 but should be able to play in the Week 6 game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Huddle Up: This is new revelation as Wallace has missed the team's two practices this week, and his fantasy owners are going to need to closely monitor his progress over the next two days.
Charles Johnson - WRPosted 10/6/15 5:46pm ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Charles Johnson (ribs) left practice after the team stretch Tuesday, Oct. 6. Johnson did not play in Week 4 against the Denver Broncos.
Huddle Up: Between his rib injury, the Vikings' run-first shift with the return this season of Adrian Peterson and the productiveness of newcomers Mike Wallace and fifth-round rookie Stefon Diggs, Johnson hasn't been close to living up to his mid-round draft stock. Keep him around if you can spare the roster space in 12- and 14-team leagues to see if something might rekindle, but definitely move on if you need immediate WR help.
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