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Joe Banyard: Promoted from practice squad Wednesday
Banyard has been promoted from the practice squad. With Corey Grant (hip) landing on the IR and T.J. Yeldon (groin) still very much a question mark for Sunday's game against the Bills, Banyard was promoted to provide some depth at the running back position. Considering Toby Gerhart and Denard Robinson will likely get most of looks out of the backfield, Banyard shouldn't be viewed as a viable fantasy option at this time. However, that could easily change if Robinson or Gerhart suffers an injury of their own.
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
Vikings RB Joe Banyard gets some work Week 12
Vikings running back Joe Banyard received some work Week 12 against the Packers. Banyard carried the ball five times for 26 yards. He also played a role in the passing game, hauling in all three targets for 19 yards. Banyard will look for more Week 13 against the Panthers.
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
Vikings backups manage little Week 6
The Vikings backup pass-catchers didn't contribute much Week 6 against the Packers. Tight end MarQueis Gray led the bunch with 16 yards on one reception. Position mate Rhett Ellison finished behind Gray with one catch for 12 yards. Joe Banyard managed to come away with two receptions during the game, but only gained 11 yards. Receiver Charles Johnson had one catch, picking up 7 yards. The four will take on the Lions Week 6.
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
Vikings sign Joe Banyard to active roster
The Vikings signed Joe Banyard off the practice squad Saturday. The team has added to the roster's depth at running back with starter Adrian Peterson deactivated for Sunday's game against the Patriots.
by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
Vikings add nine, subtract two
The Vikings signed nine players to their practice squad: running back Joe Banyard, wideouts Kain Colter and Donte Foster, defensive tackle Isame Faciane, tight end Chase Ford, cornerback Kendall James, center Zac Kerin, offensive tackle Mike Remmers and defensive end Justin Trattou. Minnesota released linebacker Larry Dean and offensive tackle Austin Wentworth.
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
Vikings dump 19 on Saturday
The Vikings made a slew of cuts Saturday to pare their roster down to the required 53 for the regular season.The following players were cut: OL Jeff Baca, DT Chase Baker, RB Joe Banyard, S Kurt Coleman, WR Kain Colter, S Chris Crocker, DT Fred Evans, DT Isame Faciane, TE Chase Ford, WR Donte Foster, LB Justin Jackson, CB Kendall James, OL Zac Kerin, CB Julian Posey, TE Allen Reisner, OL Mike Remmers, DE Justin Trattou, RB Dominique Williams and LB Mike Zimmer.
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
Rhett Ellison, Joe Banyard contribute
Vikings fullback Rhett Ellison and running Joe Banyard both made small contributions on offense Week 16 at Cincinnati. Ellison had two catches for 22 yards, and Banyard had one for 11. Ellison's only other two catches this year came Week 12 against the Packers. Banyard hadn't recorded a catch all season.
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
Vikings announce roster moves Saturday
The Vikings made a series of roster moves Saturday, in the wake of John Carlson's placement on injured reserve. The Vikings also waived defensive back Robert Steeples, and used the two available roster spots to sign running back Joe Banyard and defensive lineman Justin Trattou from the practice squad.
by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer
Vikings make roster move Monday
The Vikings announced Monday they waived running back Joe Banyard. To take his spot on the roster, the Vikings signed tackle Mike Remmers.
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
Report: Vikings likely to be without Adrian Peterson and Toby Gerhart
Early Sunday morning K-TWIN radio's Sean Jensen, a former Vikings beat writer with the St. Paul Pioneer Press, posted on Twitter that the team was informed that both Adrian Peterson and Toby Gerhart were ruled out for their Week 15 game vs. the Eagles. Peterson and Gerhart are both currently listed as questionable, Peterson with a foot sprain and Gerhart with a hamstring injury. Both were limited in practice Friday after not practicing on Wednesday or Thursday. Matt Asiata is the Vikings third-string running back and presumed starter if both AP and Gerhart are out. The team had no official announcement but did call up Joe Banyard from the practice squad. When teams call up a player the day before a game it's typically to have a player in place in the event of a starter being inactive. CBSSports.com will have the latest on this situation later Sunday morning at 11 a.m. ET on Fantasy Football Today.