Sam Bradford - QBPosted 9/21/17 1:46pm ET
Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford (knee) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Sept. 21.
Huddle Up: Bradford is shaping up to be a legitimate game-time decision. It would behoove Bradford owners to have a backup plan in place in case Bradford is sidelined again. That backup plan should not be Case Keenum.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 9/20/17 8:33am ET
Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford (knee) was feeling better Tuesday, Sept. 19, and he's being considered day to day, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.
Huddle Up: Bradford hasn't been a particularly quick healer in his career, and he's anything but a safe bet to play in Week 3 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. If he goes, he's still a backup option in fantasy.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 9/20/17 1:49pm ET
Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford (knee) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Sept. 20.
Huddle Up: Bradford could be a game-time decision again this week, so have a backup plan in place in case. Case Keenum is not a good backup plan. Pick up someone like Josh McCown, Jacoby Brissett or DeShone Kizer if you're really desperate.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 9/18/17 7:28am ET
Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford (knee) just had swelling and discomfort from taking a shot to his knee, and he could return in Week 3, according NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. His status will depend on how he responds to treatment.
Huddle Up: Bradford would be a backup or emergency option in fantasy against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 3.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 9/18/17 11:51am ET
Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford (knee) is believed to have a bone bruise in his injured knee, according to a source. Bradford will be given an injection after which the Vikings will assess how the knee responds and go from there.
Huddle Up: Bradford's absence was evident in the Vikings' Week 2 loss. The offense sputtered coming off a supremely successful Week 1 outing. Have a backup plan at quarterback in place for now. Case Keenum will start again if Bradford can't play, but don't start Keenum in traditional fantasy leagues.
Case Keenum - QBPosted 9/17/17 2:19pm ET
Minnesota Vikings QB Case Keenum went 20-for-37 for 167 yards against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 2.
Huddle Up: Keenum was the starter because Sam Bradford is dealing with a knee injury and could start Week 3 if Bradford is not able to play. Keenum should not be an option in any fantasy league and will hurt the value of Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen and Kyle Rudolph if he starts again.
Dalvin Cook - RBPosted 9/17/17 2:29pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook rushed for 64 yards on 12 carries against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 2.
Huddle Up: Cook received a majority of the carries again this week and that should continue moving forward. He will be facing a solid Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense next week but could still be at least a flex option in fantasy leagues.
Stefon Diggs - WRPosted 9/17/17 2:56pm ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs caught two passes for 27 yards against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 2.
Huddle Up: Diggs probably could have had a better statistical day but was held in check by the Steelers. He will continue to be the top receiver for the Vikings and should be a starting option in most leagues in Week 3.
Adam Thielen - WRPosted 9/17/17 2:48pm ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen caught five passes for 44 yards against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 2.
Huddle Up: Thielen's value took a hit with Case Keenum starting this week but still had a decent outing for owners in point-per-reception leagues. Thielen can be considered at least a flex option for owners next week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Kyle Rudolph - TEPosted 9/17/17 2:34pm ET
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph caught four passes for 45 yards against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 2.
Huddle Up: Rudolph was a reliable target for Case Keenum during game but probably would have had a better day if Sam Bradford played. Rudolph can be a No. 1 tight end against certain opponents, but his value will drop if Keenum starts.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 9/16/17 1:04pm ET
Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford (knee) traveled with the team for their Week 2 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers but is still questionable for the game.
Huddle Up: Bradford may be a game-time decision for the game, so owners will need to check the inactive list. He is coming off an impressive Week 1 performance and has a solid receive corps to work with in the passing game. Owners may want to consider other options for their lineups because of Bradford's uncertain status.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 9/16/17 9:47pm ET
Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford (knee) will be put through pregame workouts before the team decides if he will play against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 2.
Huddle Up: Bradford's status remains up in the air, and if you were planning on starting him in Week 2, you need to have a backup plan in place.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 9/15/17 10:04am ET
Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford (knee) reportedly underwent an MRI this week, and the team has 'guarded optimism but concern' about his availability for Week 2 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Huddle Up: Bradford has suffered a few knee injuries during his playing days, so any more knee issues will create some degree of panic. Until further notice, however, expect him to play against the Steelers, although it might not be a bad idea to begin working on a backup plan. Joe Flacco and Jared Goff are two quarterbacks with solid matchups this week who should be available in most leagues.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 9/15/17 12:26pm ET
Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford (knee) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 15, and is listed as questionable for Week 2.
Huddle Up: Bradford probably will be active for the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but owners will need to check on his status before the game. He is coming off an outstanding Week 1 performance but will be a risky Week 2 option because of his injury. Owners may want to consider healthier options to use in their lineups.
Latavius Murray - RBPosted 9/15/17 9:10pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray said he is not worried about his lack of touches in Week 1. 'It doesn?t determine anything at this point,' Murray said. 'It's still very early. I got a lot of work to do and as a team we have a lot of work to do still.'
Huddle Up: Murray should see more than a couple of touches per game going forward, but Dalvin Cook looks locked in as the lead back. Murray is merely a handcuff to Cook at this point.
Dalvin Cook - RBPosted 9/14/17 10:51am ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook will keep being used as a workhorse running back, according to offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur. Cook received 25 touches in the Vikings' Week 1 win.
Huddle Up: It's impressive for a rookie to be thrust into a workhorse position right away and succeed at it. That's what Cook is doing. His matchup isn't as favorable in Week 2 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but he's officially an every-week starter as long as he's healthy.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 9/14/17 2:29pm ET
Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 14.
Huddle Up: Bradford probably will be able to play against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 2, but owners should check on his status later in the week. He is coming off a successful Week 1 performance but will be facing a tougher defense this week. Bradford can be considered a low-end No. 1 quarterback in some leagues.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 9/13/17 3:33pm ET
Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 13.
Huddle Up: Bradford probably will be fine for Week 2, but owners should check on his status later in the week. He threw for 346 yards and three touchdowns in the opening game and can be considered a low-end No. 1 quarterback against a solid Pittsburgh Steelers defense.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 9/11/17 9:20pm ET
Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford got his 2017 season out to a terrific start Monday, Sept. 11, against the New Orleans Saints, completing 27-of-32 passes for 346 yards. He added three touchdowns and threw no interceptions.
Huddle Up: Granted, it came against the woeful Saints defense, but wow, what an outstanding performance from the former Offensive Rookie of the Year nonetheless. Most will argue that Bradford isn't an ideal weekly QB1, but more performances like this should have him in the conversation. At the very least, it's possible he develops into a lower-end QB1 for most formats.
Stefon Diggs - WRPosted 9/11/17 9:24pm ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs had an impactful season debut Monday, Sept. 11, against the New Orleans Saints, hauling in seven of his eight targets for 93 yards and two touchdowns.
Huddle Up: Diggs was one of quarterback Sam Bradford's most-trusted weapons a year ago, and in 2017, it doesn't look like that will change, making him a valuable asset in all leagues. He could be poised for an even bigger campaign this season, as he nearly matched his touchdown total from all of last year in this game alone. Diggs is creeping towards WR1 territory if this continues.
Adam Thielen - WRPosted 9/11/17 9:34pm ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen was very productive in the team's season opener Monday, Sept. 11, opposite the New Orleans Saints, as he recorded nine catches on a team-high 10 targets for 157 yards.
Huddle Up: It was the fourth-career 100-plus-yard effort for Thielen, who figures to notch more such efforts in the weeks and months ahead. Along with Stefon Diggs, the fourth-year wideout basically did as he pleased against a porous Saints defense. Bradford heavily relied on both men last year and it looks like that won't change at all in 2017. As a result, Thielen just may develop into a legitimate WR2 by year's end.
Dalvin Cook - RBPosted 9/11/17 10:06pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook shined in his NFL debut Monday, Sept. 11, against the New Orleans Saints, recording 127 rushing yards on 22 carries. He added 10 receiving yards on three receptions.
Huddle Up: An impressive all-around debut for Cook, as not only do his owners have to be impressed with his final numbers for the evening, but also with his usage, as backups Latavius Murray and Jerick McKinnon totaled just five carries combined. If tonight was any indication, Cook should be a very serviceable RB2 from here on out.
Kyle Rudolph - TEPosted 9/11/17 10:05pm ET
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph reeled in all three of his targets for 26 yards in the season opener Monday, Sept. 11, versus the New Orleans Saints, also adding a touchdown reception in the victory.
Huddle Up: Rudolph was able to salvage his night with that touchdown score, but that's certainly fewer than the anticipated number of targets that owners were expecting. In fact, he played in just two games last season in which he received less than four balls thrown his way. In any event, Rudolph will have mostly higher-volume games coming up as one of Sam Bradford's most-trusted weapons.
Dalvin Cook - RBPosted 9/9/17 8:01pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook faces the New Orleans Saints in Week 1, and the Saints allowed the fourth-most rushing touchdowns last year and allowed opposing running back to catch 85 passes for 868 yards.
Huddle Up: Cook is the most versatile and explosive back in Minnesota, and while Latavius Murray could steal a few carries, Cook has RB1 upside in Week 1 against a New Orleans defense that has been a mess the last few years.
Dalvin Cook - RBPosted 9/8/17 10:42am ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook will likely operate as the team's workhorse back in Week 1 versus the New Orleans Saints, according to ESPN's Courtney Cronin.
Huddle Up: Cook was an every-down back at Florida State and looked completely within his element during the preseason in the same role while Latavius Murray was recovering from offseason ankle surgery. While the Vikings will likely opt to have Murray take some goal-line touches away from Cook at some point, that is not a given. Regardless, Cook is shaping up to be a solid RB2 with RB1 upside.
Kyle Rudolph - TEPosted 9/7/17 11:09am ET
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (leg) said he is completely recovered from the leg injury that sidelined him for part of the preseason.
Huddle Up: Rudolph will continue to be a main part of the passing game after recording 840 yards and seven touchdowns in 2016. He should be considered a No. 1 tight end in all leagues this week against the New Orleans Saints.
Latavius Murray - RBPosted 9/7/17 6:52pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray said goal-line carries have not been assigned to a certain running back yet. 'We still need to go out there and play some games,' Murray said.
Huddle Up: If Murray can carve out a role as the goal-line back, it could salvage his fantasy value to a degree. Either way, Dalvin Cook is the back to own in Minnesota and a RB2 candidate. Murray is no more than a RB4 and a handcuff to Cook.
Dalvin Cook - RBPosted 9/5/17 11:38am ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook is listed as the starting running back on the Vikings' official depth chart.
Huddle Up: Cook was expected to start almost right away. He had a solid offseason and Latavius Murray was sidelined for the majority of offseason activities. Cook's ceiling is limited by Murray, especially when it comes to touchdowns, but the rookie has RB1 upside if he maintains his starting role and stays healthy.
Kai Forbath - PKPosted 9/2/17 7:46am ET
Minnesota Vikings PK Kai Forbath appears to have won the team's placekicking competition, as a result of PK Marshall Koehn being released Saturday, Sept. 2.
Huddle Up: It doesn't sound like Forbath has a great deal of job security, so fantasy owners should look elsewhere for safer kicking options.
Michael Floyd - WRPosted 9/2/17 1:52pm ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Michael Floyd was placed on the Reserve/Suspended list Saturday, Sept. 2.
Huddle Up: Floyd will miss the first four games of the season and it is uncertain what role he will have when he returns. Owners can pass on Floyd during drafts, but he could be a waiver wire option during the season.
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