Minnesota Vikings

Stadium: U.S. Bank Stadium | Coach: Mike Zimmer
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense28th75.3 (32nd)239.8 (18th)
Defense3rd106.9 (20th)207.9 (3rd)
Injuries
DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
02/17/17RBZach LineHipQUESTIONABLELine underwent hip surgery after this season but is expected to be off crutches in the near future, Andrew Krammer of the Star Tribune reports.

Line started four of his 15 games played in 2016, rushing for 15 yards on seven carries. Now slated to be an unrestricted free agent, Line's hip procedure doesn't sound like something that should impact his availability ahead of the 2017 campaign.

(Updated 02/17/2017)
01/26/17DBMackensie AlexanderUndisclosedQUESTIONABLEAlexander (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Friday.

Alexander played in Week 15 despite an abdomen injury and it's unclear at this time if it was that injury that resulted in his placement on IR. He's been little more than a special teams player and his absence isn't expected to impact the team greatly.

(Updated 12/23/2016)
01/26/17QBTeddy BridgewaterKneeQUESTIONABLEBridgewater's (knee) agent, Kennard McGuire, told Adam Schefter of ESPN that the quarterback doesn't have a defined recovery timetable, Ben Goessling of ESPN.com reports. "I would not overreact to a story that has zero substance and no credibility," McGuire added.

Bridgewater suffered a devastating left knee injury on Aug. 30, tearing multiple ligaments and dislocating the joint. There has been scant reporting during his rehabilitation, likely due to the year-plus recovery that accompanies such ailments. Since the end of the campaign, head coach Mike Zimmer has reaffirmed the Vikings' company line twice, stating the team is unsure when Bridgewater will be healthy enough to contribute but wouldn't rule out the potential that he's available at some point during the 2017 campaign. Nonetheless, a report Friday from Bleacher Report said Bridgewater will likely miss a second consecutive season, as he won't be 100 percent until March of 2017. While it's certainly possible, the Vikings will continue to tread carefully with the 2014 first-round pick.

(Updated 01/28/2017)
01/26/17DLScott CrichtonUndisclosedQUESTIONABLEChrichton (undisclosed) was placed on the Vikings Injured Reserve list on Wednesday.

Crichton was waived with an injury designation on Tuesday, and has since cleared waivers. His placement on IR means the former third-round pick will be shut down for the season.

(Updated 08/31/2016)
01/26/17DBAntone ExumLegQUESTIONABLEExum (leg) was placed on Minnesota's injured reserve list on Wednesday.

Exum injured his leg in Sunday's preseason game and was waived in the days after. Now that he's cleared waivers he was eligible for placement on the IR and is done for the season.

(Updated 08/31/2016)
01/26/17DLSharrif FloydKneeQUESTIONABLEFloyd (knee) was placed on injured reserve Monday, ESPN reports.

Floyd only appeared in one game this season after going under the knife in mid-September to clean up his knee. While the Vikings held out hope their former first-rounder would return to full strength at some point this season, they ultimately decided it wasn't worth reserving a roster spot any longer for his potential return. Fellow defensive tackle Toby Johnson was called up from the practice squad in a corresponding move.

(Updated 12/12/2016)
01/26/17DLTom JohnsonHamstringQUESTIONABLEJohnson (hamstring) will not require surgery on his hamstring tear, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Johnson was placed on IR Monday but it doesn't sound as if Johnson's injury is very severe. He'll be back to full health in 4 to 6 weeks and won't be at all limited with the injury come spring practices.

(Updated 12/20/2016)
01/26/17DBJabari PriceKneeQUESTIONABLEPrice was placed on injured reserve with a knee injury.

Fortunately, Minnesota has a deep enough secondary to absorb the loss of Price.

(Updated 09/03/2016)
01/26/17DBAndrew SendejoKneeQUESTIONABLESendejo (knee) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.

Sendejo's placement on IR allowed for the Vikings to call up receiver Isaac Fruechte from the practice squad. Sendejo finishes the 2016 season with 69 tackles, four passes defensed, two interceptions, and two fumble recoveries.

(Updated 12/31/2016)
01/02/17WRStefon DiggsHipQUESTIONABLEDiggs (hip) caught 84 passes (on 111 targets) for 903 yards and three touchdowns in 13 games played this season.

Diggs, a fifth-round pick in 2015, significantly improved on most of his rookie-year numbers, even though he scored one less touchdown in the same amount of games this season. The Maryland product quickly emerged as the Vikings' top receiving threat, starting the season with 285 yards over Minnesota's first two games. Besides another wildly successful stretch from Weeks 8 to 10, Diggs didn't top the 60-yard mark in his other eight outings. While he'll look to improve his consistency and overcome a hip injury this offseason, Diggs certainly enters 2017 with his fantasy stock on the rise.

(Updated 01/13/2017)
01/02/17RBAdrian PetersonKneeQUESTIONABLEPeterson (knee/groin) may be forced to take a pay cut to remain with the Vikings next season, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Peterson, who featured in just three games this season due to injuries, is entering the final season of his contract, which would currently see the Vikings owe him $17.75 million on Mar. 12, when his roster bonus and 2017 salary become guaranteed. Given that he only gained 72 yards on 37 carries this season, and will be 32 years old when next season starts, Minnesota is highly unlikely to reward Peterson with that pay day. As a result, Peterson could released and hit free agency, or he could renegotiate his contract by the aforementioned deadline to ensure he remains with the team. The latter option would require the former MVP to take a pay cut, and whether he accepts doing so should ultimately determine his future with the Vikings.

(Updated 01/14/2017)
01/02/17WRLaquon TreadwellAnkleQUESTIONABLETreadwell (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bears, Matt Vensel of the Star Tribune reports.

Treadwell was unable to practice earlier in the week and his disappointing season will ultimately come to an early end. In nine games, he caught just one pass on three targets for 15 yards.

(Updated 01/01/2017)
 

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