|Offense||28th||75.3 (32nd)||239.8 (18th)|
|Defense||3rd||106.9 (20th)||207.9 (3rd)|
|Adams, Rodney||WR||6-1||176||9/15/1994||R||South Florida|
|64||Beavers, Willie||G||6-5||322||10/2/1993||2||Western Michigan|
|61||Berger, Joe||C||6-5||305||5/25/1982||13||Michigan Tech|
|81||Boehringer, Moritz||WR||6-4||225||10/16/1993||1||No College|
|76||Boone, Alex||G||6-8||310||5/4/1987||8||Ohio State|
|Bradley, Dylan||DT||6-1||265||2/4/1995||R||Southern Mississippi|
|Carter, Kyle||TE||6-3||245||12/17/1992||1||Penn State|
|Coley, Stacy||WR||6-1||195||5/13/1994||R||Miami (Fla.)|
|Cook, Dalvin||RB||5-11||213||8/10/1995||R||Florida State|
|Elflein, Pat||C||6-3||300||7/6/1994||R||Ohio State|
|32||Exum, Antone||CB||6-0||219||2/27/1991||4||Virginia Tech|
|Floyd, Michael||WR||6-2||220||11/27/1989||6||Notre Dame|
|Fragel, Reid||T||6-8||308||2/22/1991||2||Ohio State|
|52||Greenway, Chad (FA)||OLB||6-3||237||1/12/1983||12||Iowa|
|97||Griffen, Everson||DE||6-3||273||12/22/1987||8||Southern California|
|Ham, C.J.||RB||5-11||235||7/22/1993||1||Augustana (S.D.)|
|79||Harris, Michael (FA)||G||6-5||338||12/5/1988||5||UCLA|
|Heinicke, Taylor||QB||6-1||210||3/15/1993||3||Old Dominion|
|69||Hill, Rashod||T||6-6||309||1/12/1992||2||Southern Mississippi|
|13||Hill, Shaun (FA)||QB||6-3||230||1/9/1980||16||Maryland|
|Hodges, Bucky||TE||6-7||245||8/8/1995||R||Virginia Military Inst.|
|Isidora, Danny||G||6-3||306||6/5/1994||R||Miami (Fla.)|
|92||Johnson, Tom||DT||6-3||288||8/30/1984||7||Southern Mississippi|
|98||Joseph, Linval||DT||6-4||329||10/10/1988||8||East Carolina|
|Lamur, Emmanuel||LB||6-4||245||6/8/1989||6||Kansas State|
|Lee, Elijah||LB||6-3||228||2/8/1996||R||Kansas State|
|48||Line, Zach (FA)||FB||6-1||233||4/26/1990||5||Southern Methodist|
|72||Long, Jake (FA)||T||6-7||322||5/9/1985||10||Michigan|
|McCaskill, Sam||DE||6-3||240||//||R||Boise State|
|21||McKinnon, Jerick||RB||5-9||205||5/3/1992||4||Georgia Southern|
|89||Morgan, David||TE||6-4||265||5/19/1993||2||Texas-San Antonio|
|23||Newman, Terence||CB||5-10||197||9/4/1978||15||Kansas State|
|25||Price, Jabari||CB||5-11||200||8/31/1992||4||North Carolina|
|Price, Josiah||TE||6-4||243||7/19/1993||R||Michigan State|
|Quigley, Ryan||P||6-3||188||1/26/1990||5||Boston College|
|Remmers, Mike||T||6-5||310||4/11/1989||5||Oregon State|
|29||Rhodes, Xavier||CB||6-1||218||6/19/1990||5||Florida State|
|Richardson, Horace||CB||6-0||212||//||R||Southern Methodist|
|Roberson, Tre||DB||6-0||200||10/22/1992||1||Illinois State|
|82||Rudolph, Kyle||TE||6-6||265||11/9/1989||7||Notre Dame|
|Shelton, R.J.||WR||5-11||205||5/6/1994||R||Michigan State|
|Sinkfield, Terrell||DB||6-1||200||12/10/1990||R||Northern Iowa|
|22||Smith, Harrison||FS||6-2||214||2/2/1989||6||Notre Dame|
|Sutton, Will||DT||6-0||297||10/3/1991||4||Arizona State|
|Symmank, Taylor||P||6-2||193||10/2/1992||R||Texas Tech|
|19||Thielen, Adam||WR||6-2||200||8/22/1990||4||Minnesota State|
|Tocho, Jack||CB||6-0||202||2/8/1996||R||NC State|
|Trattou, Justin (FA)||DE||6-4||258||8/28/1988||6||Florida|
|11||Treadwell, Laquon||WR||6-2||215||6/14/1995||2||Ole Miss|
|Truesdell, Nick||TE||6-7||240||3/14/1990||R||Grand Rapids CC MI|
|Washington, Shaan||LB||6-3||220||12/29/1993||R||Texas A&M|
|26||Waynes, Trae||CB||6-0||190||7/25/1992||3||Michigan State|
|Team||OLine Avg. Ht||OLine Avg. Wt||DLine Avg. Ht||DLine Avg. Wt||Avg. Age||Youngest||Oldest|
Minnesota's sixth-rounder in 2016, Boehringer is an athletic freak but failed to generate any noise in the preseason. Now with a year of NFL experience under his belt, the German-born receiver will again jockey for one of the Vikings' last roster spots at receiver.
The 2013 first-round selection spent the past four seasons in Green Bay, racking up 74 tackles and nine sacks during that span. He now heads to the division-rival Vikings where he'll likely take a backup role behind starters Brian Robison and Everson Griffen. However, Robison, who is currently 33, could see his reps begin to dwindle, which may provide an opportunity for Jones to make his mark. The 26-year-old did spend some time at linebacker with the Packers, so the Vikings definitely have options for how to utilize their newest signee. For the most part, Jones has been underwhelming through his first four seasons in the league, but a change of scenery could fix that.
Despite his large tackle totals, Harris struggled in coverage as he gave up several big plays. Still, he'll likely continue to start at safety as long as Smith is sidelined.
Bradford returned to play the second half, so Hill should remain on the bench next week against Jacksonville.
Murray underwent surgery to remove bone spurs from his ankle shortly after signing a three-year contract with the Vikings in March. Since then, Minnesota drafted the electrifying Dalvin Cook in the second round, which, along with Jerick McKinnon, gives Murray considerable competition for snaps this season. Fortunately for him, Murray is expected to be ready to return for training camp, when his work in the film room thus far should allow him to join his teammates on the field without feeling far behind.
Greenway, a first-round pick out of Iowa in 2006, spent his entire career in Minnesota, where he was named the team's Defensive MVP in 2010, 2012, and 2013. Along with earning two Pro Bowl selections as well, Greenway finishes fourth in Vikings history with 1,334 career tackles. In fact, the 34-year-old registered at least 93 stops in his first eight seasons played, which only came after tearing his ACL in his first preseason game as a rookie. Following that lost year, Greenway went on to miss merely four games over his subsequent 10 seasons, showing great consistency over the course of his career.
Cook, Minnesota's second-round 2017 draft pick, was a feared and incredibly productive runner in college, totaling 4,464 yards (6.5 YPC) and 46 touchdowns in 38 career games. He'll likely emerge as the starter, but it's possible that he could come off the bench and be eased into action at the start of the season. Cook will need to show he can block in pass protection and limit turnovers (13 fumbles in three years at Florida State) to win an every-down role.
Treadwell, the 23rd overall pick of last year's draft, endured a lousy rookie campaign that included merely one catch on three targets for 15 yards. While his production was almost nonexistent, Treadwell did deal with foot and ankle ailments throughout the year, limiting him to nine games played. Now healthy, the 22-year-old's improved understanding of the Vikings offense has allowed him to move into third on the depth chart behind Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen. Should Treadwell retain that role, he'd figure to have ample opportunities to drastically improve his fantasy stock, particularly if Michael Floyd's legal situation impacts his availability.
Bradford's trade to the Vikings prior to Week 1 caused waves across the league, and by winning his first four games at the helm, he couldn't have gotten off to a better start in Minnesota. Although the team's performance significantly fell off over the course of the campaign, Bradford was hardly the reason for that, as he not only set a new NFL record by completing 71.6 percent of his passes, but also threw for a career-high 3,877 yards. With 20 touchdowns versus just five interceptions as well, Bradford filled the sudden void created by Teddy Bridgewater's devastating knee injury rather well, justifying Zimmer's vote of confidence in him ahead of next season, when Bridgewater's status is still to be determined.
Kendricks was a force to be reckoned with Saturday, leading the game in nearly all defensive statistical categories and seemingly getting to Packers QB Aaron Rodgers with ease. Those were his first logged sacks of the season though, so don't expect this level of production in the pass-rush department on a weekly basis from the former UCLA Bruin. Nonetheless, he'll look to end the campaign on a strong note in the Vikings' season finale next week against the Bears.
Rudolph posted career highs in targets, catches and yards in this one while finding the end zone on a 22-yard connection with Sam Bradford in the second quarter. He showed a strong rapport with Bradford after the latter was acquired just before the season and finished with personal bests in nearly every major offensive category after falling just short of his personal best with seven touchdown receptions. Rudolph has emerged as a reliable fantasy option and should enjoy another strong season in 2017 even though the team could experience some turnover on the offensive side of the ball.
Sankey spent the summer with the Titans and has since made stops in both New England and Kansas City. If something were to happen to Jerick McKinnon or Matt Asiata, expect the former second-rounder to receive a call from Vikings brass.
Griffen ended a streak of five consecutive games without a sack. He now has eight sack and could match last season's 10.5 sacks in his last three games.
After being waived by the Bears a week ago, Sutton didn't take long to find a new home in the NFC North. A former collegiate standout at Arizona State, Sutton struggled to make an impact as a 3-4 defensive end during his three seasons with the Bears, compiling 60 tackles and no sacks in 36 career games (18 starts). Defensive tackle Toby Johnson was waived to create roster room for Sutton, who is expected to vie for a reserve role along the line in training camp.
Odenigbo is undersized for an end at just 258 points, and his lack of arm length will make it difficult for him to shed blocks. However, he is an impressive athlete with above-average metrics in nearly every Combine drill. Minnesota's depth up front means that Odenigbo has his work cut out for him if he wants to make the 53-man roster as a rookie.
Brothers was one of the more highly-regarded linebackers in the class heading into the Combine, but miserable pre-draft athletic testing pushed Brothers this far down the order. A bit undersized at 6-foot, 245 pounds, Brothers ran a 4.89-second 40-yard dash while logging problematic jumps -- 28.5 inches in the vertical and 110 in the broad jump. Still, he was quite productive at Missouri, posting 274 tackles over his last two seasons.
Rhodes' interception return for a touchdown was a huge turnaround as he picked off a pass in the end zone and returned it all the way for a touchdown. Rhodes has been a difference maker in the secondary when healthy this year, but he's missed two games and played through injuries in several more. He looks healthy and in top form for the final six games, however.
Stephen is mostly a run stuffer and gets time in the defense line rotation behind Linval Joseph, so don't expect many tackles or sacks.
Adams (6-foot-1, 189 pounds) is a lean wideout with standout running skills for the position. In addition to 67 catches for 822 yards and five touchdowns on 98 targets, he finished the 2016 season with 23 carries for 231 yards and five touchdowns. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.44 seconds at the Combine, so the explosiveness he showed in college should translate at the NFL level. He'll compete for a backup role at receiver.
Clemmings ranked last in the NFL for left tackles according to metrics from Pro Football Focus, so the Vikings are going to experiment to see where he may be a better fit. He'll likely add depth as a reserve offensive lineman this season.
Alexander saw just 68 snaps in 2016 after being selected in the second round of last year's draft. He wound up on injured reserve due to his groin injury, though the injury wasn't disclosed until recently. He wasn't at all limited during the first few days of the Vikings' offseason program and is expected to compete for the nickel corner position in 2017.
Exum, who was placed on IR prior to the 2016 regular season due to a leg injury, was seen on crutches with a knee brace Wednesday. The injury-ridden safety could have trouble making the Vikings' final roster if he can't stay healthy.
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.
Lamur is likely the favorite, but the competition could be wide open and others could figure into the mix. Whoever wins the job would likely see limited playing time as the weak-side linebacker routinely came off the field last year in nickel packages with Anthony Barr and Eric Kendricks remaining on the field.
Diggs dealt with a flurry of injuries last season, including issues in his hips, knees and groin. The club's No. 1 wideout noted these injuries were his own fault and is now dedicated to making sure his 2017 campaign is injury-free. Should he remain healthy, Diggs could be in for impressive fantasy numbers as he and Sam Bradford head into their second season together.
Thielen spent Wednesday's practice on the sideline with wrapping on his left knee, but the injury doesn't appear to be anything serious at this point. The Vikings will proceed cautiously with their No. 2 receiver, and if he's unable to return Thursday, his next opportunity would be Monday when the team returns for its final set of OTAs.
Heinicke returned to practice Oct. 19 and had to be activated within a 21-day window. The Vikings decided to bring him back at the last second, but he'll only be No. 3 on the depth chart, clearly stuck behind both Sam Bradford and Shaun Hill.
Hunter had a breakout campaign last season, racking up 12.5 sacks as a reserve lineman. Veteran Brian Robison noted the 22-year-old's success, giving his starting spot on the depth chart to Hunter. He is expected to play in at least 80 percent of the defensive snaps this season after only playing in 57 percent of the snaps last season. His new role makes Hunter an intriguing option in IDP formats, but he'll have to prove his numbers last season were no fluke.
Fruechte has earned a hometown appearance in Week 17, as the former Minnesota Golden Gopher will get a chance to see targets behind Adam Thielen and Cordarrelle Patterson due to several injuries at wide receiver.
Lamur had played just six snaps on defense in eight games before Sunday, but saw action with Eric Kendricks out with a concussion.
Ham had been on the practice squad since the beginning of the year and was signed in the wake of Mackensie Alexander (undisclosed) moving to injured reserve. Likely the fourth option at running back, Ham isn't likely to see much time on offense barring a slew of injuries to Minnesota's backfield.
Floyd -- who's making slow and steady progress in his recovery from nerve damage suffered during September knee surgery -- missed out on the entirety of the Vikings' offseason program and seemingly has little to no chance of making it back for training camp or the preseason. Although him landing on the PUP list is currently the expectation, he could ultimately end up on injured reserve if Minnesota management isn't optimistic about his progress after the season's first six weeks.
Barr has been a consistent player for the Vikings since being drafted ninth overall by the team in 2014, though he hasn't been great. His fifth-year option is worth around $12.3 million and will keep him under contract through 2018. Minnesota will be hoping to see improvement from Barr after a two-sack season in 2016.
This is perhaps the most surprising faller in this year's draft. Hodges is a rare athlete at tight end and, despite a tendency for drops, proved productive as well. Even if the league doubts his skills as a tight end, it's surprising that a team wouldn't take him sooner for special teams play alone -- this is a 6-foot-6, 257-pound player with a 4.57-second 40-yard dash, 39-inch vertical and 134-inch broad jump. Unfortunately, even if he proves his doubters wrong, the Minnesota offense likely won't afford him many targets as long as Kyle Rudolph is around.
Sendejo's 2016 season came to a premature end after he suffered a knee injury that landed him on injured reserve. The veteran safety still amassed 69 tackles, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries in 14 games last year, and should have another strong campaign alongside Harrison Smith in the back end of the Vikings' secondary this coming season, assuming that he is able to stay healthy.
Kearse was essentially benched after missing a tackle and allowing Jordan Howard to have a long run early in the game. Anthony Harris played most of the snaps thereafter. It looks like Harris would start if Andrew Sendejo remains out with an ankle injury.
Fortunately, Minnesota has a deep enough secondary to absorb the loss of Price.
Forbath stabilized Minnesota's kicking situation after the release of Blair Walsh as he made all 15 field goal attempts. He did miss three extra point attempts, however. Forbath is signed through 2017, so he should return as Minnesota's kicker next season.
Koehn is seen having more leg strength than Forbath during OTAs. Forbath is under contract for next season and made all 15 field-goal attempts last season, so he's still a heavy favorite to win the job. However, it sounds like the competition won't just be for show this summer.
Floyd served a 24-day jail sentence this spring after pleading guilty to extreme DUI following a December arrest in Arizona. Upon his release from jail, Floyd was ordered to serve 96 days on house arrest, but was allowed to transfer his sentence from Arizona to Minnesota so he could partake in offseason practices with the Vikings. As part of that sentence, Floyd was prohibited from having any alcohol and was required to undergo random breath tests to ensure of it. According to the report, Floyd tested positive for alcohol on five occasions this week, including three "high alcohol tests." While he allegedly blamed the positive tests on a fermented tea that contains trace amounts of alcohol, Floyd's blood alcohol concentration was reportedly far higher than the tea's content would've made it. If the court rules that Floyd indeed broke the terms of his house arrest, the wideout could face a return to jail.
Gedeon is a classic hard-nosed middle linebacker who racked up 94 tackles for Michigan in his lone season as a starter in 2016. He also showed an ability to cause havoc in the backfield with 15.0 tackles for loss. Athletically, he checks all the boxes with above-average scores relative to his position in all of his Combine tests. Gedeon will likely start out as a depth option at middle or weakside linebacker.
The veteran began last season as the Rams' starting quarterback, but he relinquished those duties to then-rookie Jared Goff after an inauspicious nine-game stretch. Keenum finished with 2,201 yards, nine touchdowns and 11 interceptions in 10 appearances. While that display has likely ruled him out of being considered as a starter in the future, the 29-year-old embodies a decent backup option to Sam Bradford in Minnesota, where Teddy Bridgewater's (knee) status for the upcoming campaign remains uncertain.
Bridgewater still has a long way to go to return from last year's catastrophic knee injury, but being cleared to throw passes to teammates and participate in individual drills has encouraged many with his progress. While he still can't go through team drills, run full speed, plant or cut on his left leg, or absorb contract to his knee, Bridgewater's 2017 campaign hasn't been written off yet. Without a timetable for Bridgewater's return, though, Sam Bradford will remain Minnesota's starter for the foreseeable future.
Robison agreed to reduce his 2017 base salary from a non-guaranteed $5.3 million to a fully-guaranteed $3.9 million, with the number then dropping to $3.2 million (including $1.25 million guaranteed) for 2018. He'll turn 34 in April and has never recorded double-digit sacks in a season, but his run defense and consistency have long made him an asset to the Vikings. Robison has played 15 or 16 games in each of his 10 NFL seasons, recording 4.5 or more sacks each of the past six years while starting every contest he's played.
Wright languished on the bench nearly all season but got some unexpected work in the season finale. He finished the season with just 11 receptions for 67 yards and one touchdown. He missed the first four games in part due to a hamstring injury, but he was buried on the depth chart as he even fell behind little-used rookie Laquon Treadwell. Wright is signed trough 2019 and the Vikings would lose over $2 million in dead money if they cut him, so he may return next season. However, his role in the offense is very uncertain.
McKinnon hopes to replace Peterson as the team's lead runner, but such a role probably isn't in the cards after Minnesota signed Latavius Murray (ankle) to a three-year, $15 million contract and then drafted Dalvin Cook in the second round. McKinnon has been getting first-team snaps at OTAs, benefitting from Murray's recovery from surgery and Cook's inexperience. While he'll likely still factor into the offense in some capacity due to his speed and receiving ability, McKinnon seems the least likely of the three to enter Week 1 in the lead role. He had a better opportunity last season, but ended up averaging a paltry 3.4 yards per carry and 4.7 yards per target while splitting work with Matt Asiata.
Newman was a free agent but will return to the Vikings. Although 38 last season, he graded well in coverage. However, he could have a reduced role at age 39 as 2015 first-round draft pick Trae Waynes will compete for the starting job. Or Newman could shift to covering the slot with Captain Munnerlyn leaving to sign with the Panthers.
A high-ankle sprain forced Smith to miss two games late last season and ultimately required offseason surgery. Although he was reportedly limited earlier in OTAs, it appears that Smith's ankle is fully recovered. Despite being hampered by his ankle injury last season, Smith still managed to top 90 tackles for the third time in his career. Provided that he can stay healthy, there's little reason to think he can't have a repeat performance in 2017.
The unsigned Line won't face any limitations if he should find a home before training camps begin, but with several teams phasing fullbacks out of their offense, it's unlikely he'll find many suitors on the open market. The 27-year-old has appeared in 31 games with the Vikings the last two seasons, logging 13 carries for 28 yards and two touchdowns and six receptions for 95 yards and a score.
Waynes missed last week's game due to a concussion he suffered in Week 14 but he's since cleared the concussion protocol. He'll be one of the team's top backups behind starting cornerbacks Xavier Rhodes and Terence Newman.
Joseph was sidelined the majority of practice this week but will take the field Sunday despite his shoulder aliment. The Vikings may limit the defensive tackle's reps, in which case Tom Johnson and Shamar Stephen are likely to see increased playing time.
Sinkfield spent the 2016 offseason with the Vikings as a wideout, but will join the team as a cornerback this time around. The Northern Iowa product has been impressive in the Canadian Football league over the last three years, recording 102 catches for 1,537 yards and 10 touchdowns over that time frame. Sinkfield may require some time to adjust to playing cornerback, so keep an eye on his progress in order to determine where he will end up on the Vikings' defensive depth chart come roster cuts.
Johnson adds another big body inside for the Vikings front, checking in at 6-foot-3, 316 pounds. His subpar combine, including a mere 19 reps on the bench that ranked in just the fifth percentile among defensive linemen, made him a Day 3 pick. That said, he has impressive tape and was able to rush the passer from the interior with 7.5 sacks as a senior. Johnson figures to add depth at the right defensive tackle spot behind Sharrif Floyd, whose future is a bit cloudy due to nerve damage in his knee.
It's probably not a huge distinction as Tocho may play special teams more than defense if he's able to win a spot on the final roster. Tocho ran the 40-yard dash in 4.54 seconds at the Combine, so he may not have the speed to play cornerback regularly.