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Minnesota Vikings

Stadium: U.S. Bank Stadium | Coach: Mike Zimmer
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense31st74.3 (31st)224.8 (26th)
Defense1st81.7 (3rd)197.8 (4th)
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20Alexander, Mackensie CB5-1019211/12/1993RClemson
44Asiata, Matt RB6-02197/24/19875Utah
55Barr, Anthony OLB6-52553/18/19923UCLA
64Beavers, Willie G6-532210/2/1993RWestern Michigan
61Berger, Joe C6-53055/25/198212Michigan Tech
76Boone, Alex G6-83105/4/19877Ohio State
8Bradford, Sam QB6-422411/8/19877Oklahoma
40Brothers, Kentrell OLB6-12422/8/1993RMissouri
68Clemmings, T.J. T6-530911/18/19912Pittsburgh
57Cole, Audie MLB6-52486/1/19895North Carolina State
14Diggs, Stefon WR6-019111/29/19932Maryland
62Easton, Nick C6-33036/16/19922Harvard
85Ellison, Rhett TE6-525010/3/19885USC
73Floyd, Sharrif DT6-33115/28/19914Florida
63Fusco, Brandon G6-43067/26/19886Slippery Rock
52Greenway, Chad OLB6-32371/12/198311Iowa
97Griffen, Everson DE6-327312/22/19877USC
41Harris, Anthony SS6-119210/9/19912Virginia
79Harris, Michael G6-533812/5/19885UCLA
6Heinicke, Taylor QB6-12103/15/19932Old Dominion
13Hill, Shaun QB6-32301/9/198015Maryland
33Hillman, Ronnie RB5-101959/14/19915San Diego State
99Hunter, Danielle DE6-525210/29/19942Louisiana State
12Johnson, Charles WR6-22172/27/19894Grand Valley State
92Johnson, Tom DT6-32888/30/19846Southern Mississippi
98Joseph, Linval DT6-432910/10/19887East Carolina
27Kearse, Jayron SAF6-42152/11/1994RClemson
54Kendricks, Eric MLB6-02322/29/19922UCLA
67Kerin, Zac G6-53058/13/19912Toledo
59Lamur, Emmanuel LB6-42456/8/19895Kansas State
48Line, Zach FB6-12334/26/19904Southern Methodist
18Locke, Jeff P6-01959/27/19894UCLA
75Long, Jake T6-73225/9/19859Michigan
47McDermott, Kevin LS6-52401/12/19904UCLA
21McKinnon, Jerick RB5-92055/3/19923Georgia Southern
89Morgan, David TE6-42655/19/1993RTexas-San Antonio
24Munnerlyn, Captain CB5-91954/10/19888South Carolina
23Newman, Terence CB5-101979/4/197814Kansas State
84Patterson, Cordarrelle WR6-22203/17/19914Tennessee
83Pruitt, MyCole TE6-22583/24/19922Southern Illinois
29Rhodes, Xavier CB6-12186/19/19904Florida State
51Robinson, Edmond OLB6-32452/23/19922Newberry
96Robison, Brian DE6-32594/27/198310Texas
82Rudolph, Kyle TE6-626511/9/19896Notre Dame
34Sendejo, Andrew SS6-12109/9/19876Rice
35Sherels, Marcus CB5-101759/30/19876Minnesota
78Sirles, Jeremiah T6-63158/8/19913Nebraska
22Smith, Harrison FS6-22142/2/19895Notre Dame
93Stephen, Shamar DT6-53102/25/19913Connecticut
19Thielen, Adam WR6-22008/22/19903Minnesota State
94Trattou, Justin DE6-42588/28/19885Florida
11Treadwell, Laquon WR6-22156/14/1995RMississippi
3Walsh, Blair K5-101701/8/19905Georgia
26Waynes, Trae CB6-01907/25/19922Michigan State
17Wright, Jarius WR5-1019111/25/19895Arkansas
Injured Players
5Bridgewater, Teddy (IR) QB6-221511/10/19923Louisville
95Crichton, Scott (IR) DE6-327310/30/19913Oregon State
32Exum, Antone (IR) CB6-02192/27/19913Virginia Tech
75Kalil, Matt (IR) T6-73177/6/19895USC
28Peterson, Adrian (IR) RB6-12203/21/198510Oklahoma
25Price, Jabari (IR) CB5-112008/31/19923North Carolina
71Smith, Andre (IR) T6-43251/25/19878Alabama
Practice Squad
81Boehringer, Moritz WR6-422510/16/1993RNo College
86Carter, Kyle TE6-324512/17/1992RPenn State
 Fruechte, Isaac WR6-32103/7/19911Minnesota
30Ham, C.J. RB5-112357/22/1993RAugustana (S.D.)
 Hickey, Sean T6-63069/29/19911Syracuse
69Johnson, Toby DT6-43259/1/19911Georgia
 Leonhardt, Brian TE6-52554/2/19902Bemidji State
 Roberson, Tre DB6-020010/22/1992RIllinois State
2Stave, Joel QB6-52305/16/1992RWisconsin
64Weatherly, Stephen DE6-52653/19/1994RVanderbilt
Roster Analysis
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Position Listing
Jeremiah Sirles
The Chargers traded offensive lineman Jeremiah Sirles to the Vikings, a source told NFL.com. Sirles started one game last season.
Moritz Boehringer
Boehringer was signed to the Vikings practice squad, NFL Network's Andrew Siciliano reports.

A workout superstar, Boehringer recorded a 4.43 40-yard dash and 39-inch vertical -- checking in at 6-4, 227 pounds -- at Florida Atlantic University's pro day in March. Even with those measurables, the 22-year-old German was always a better bet for the practice squad than the active roster, as his competition overseas didn't compare to NCAA Division 1 football.

Anthony Harris
Harris will play in Sunday's game against the Titans.

Harris only appeared in one preseason game due to injury. Now healthy, he is the top backup to FS Harrison Smith.

Charles Johnson
Johnson had just one reception for two yards and played just 12 snaps on offense in Sunday's win over Houston, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Johnson is just the nominal starter at wide receiver at this point as he's seeing far less playing time than Adam Thielen (68 snaps), Cordarrelle Paterson (45 snaps) and even Jarius Wright (44) with Stefon Diggs out with a hamstring injury. Thielen has emerged as the No. 2 receiver and Johnson looks to have a minimal role in the offense.

Shaun Hill
Sam Bradford, and not Hill, will be the starting quarterback Sunday against Green Bay, according to both ESPN and NFL Network. Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said he will not announce a starter until Sunday's game.

Local radio station ESPN 1500 am Twin Cities had reported on Friday that sources said Bradford will start and there were multiple reports earlier in the week that Bradford had taken most of the first-team snaps with the offense. However, an official announcement may not come until shortly before Sunday night's game. It's not inconceivable that HIll's performance in last week's win could delay Bradford's debut past Week 2.

Justin Trattou
Vikings defensive end Justin Trattou is inactive Sunday against the Vikings.

Trattou backs up Everson Griffin at right defensive end and the Vikings will be without needed depth. Depth is more of an issue than usual with the game being played at high altitude.

Chad Greenway
Greenway played a career-low two snaps on defense in Monday's win over the Giants, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Greenway isn't on the field in passing situations, and the Vikings are working to manage the playing time of the 33-year-old. He won't be a factor for IDP leagues unless he's pushed into a larger role due to injuries.

Andre Smith
Bengals starting right tackle Andre Smith will be limited this spring and won't participate in team drills, but he'll be ready for training camp, reports the team's website. Smith, 28, is coming back from a torn triceps that limited him to nine games last season.
Triceps - Injured Reserve
Sean Hickey
No Updates
Laquon Treadwell
Treadwell (thumb) is inactive Sunday against the Eagles.

Treadwell was active for each of the Vikings' last two contests, but was limited with a thumb injury in practice this week. Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen, Charles Johnson and Cordarrelle Patterson will make up Minnesota's wideout corps.

Thumb - Questionable for Week 8 at Chicago
Sam Bradford
Bradford completed 24 of 41 pass attempts for 224 yards, one touchdown and one interception Sunday against the Eagles. He also lost a pair of fumbles in the 21-10 defeat.

Bradford had yet to turn the ball over this season but he struggled in his return to Philadelphia, tossing a crucial interception in the end zone and fumbling twice in the opposition's territory. This sloppy performance on Bradford's part coincided with his team's first loss of the season, and he will need to return to his mistake-free ways in order to allow his defense to continue carrying the load. He will face a more favorable matchup in Week 8 against the Bears.

Eric Kendricks
Kendricks had six tackles, a tackle for a loss and returned an interception 77 yards for a touchdown in Sunday's win at Tennessee.

Kendricks continued his strong play from his rookie year as he'll pile up the tackles. He also showed playmaking ability as he picked off a short pass to a running back and had the foresight to pull it and score a touchdown.

Audie Cole
Cole (ankle) signed a one-year contract to stay with the Vikings, FOX Sports North reports.

Cole had just three tackles in seven games during the 2015 season, but he did start in Week 9 against the Rams in place of an injured Eric Kendricks. Cole broke his ankle during that game, ending his season prematurely. His biggest 2016 impact may come on special teams.

Tre Roberson
Roberson was released by the Vikings.

He suffered a broken bone in his right hand during training camp which hurt his chances to make the final roster.

Hand - Questionable for Week 8 at Chicago
Kyle Rudolph
Rudolph had five receptions for 55 yards on a team-high 11 targets in Sunday's loss to Philadelphia.

Rudolph hasn't found the end zone the last two games after scoring a touchdown in three consecutive games. However, he showed he's quarterback Sam Bradford's top target and should get more opportunities in the red zone.

Marcus Sherels
Sherels returned a punt for a touchdown and defended a pass while playing four plays on defense in Sunday's win at Carolina. It was the fourth punt return for a touchdown of his career.

Sherels continues to have an impact as Minnesota's punt returner and is a key player on special teams. He'll only get a few plays on defense barring injuries elsewhere, however.

Everson Griffen
Griffen (shoulder) is active for Sunday's wild-card contest against the Seahawks.

Coming off back-to-back double-digit sack campaigns, Griffen may have difficulty bringing down the ever-elusive Russell Wilson. Nevertheless, Griffen has notched 22.5 sacks over the last 31 games during the aforementioned stretch.

Kentrell Brothers
The Vikings selected Brothers in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 160th overall.

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.

Xavier Rhodes
Rhodes had an interception and two tackles in Monday's win over the Giants. He's allowed just three receptions for 23 yards on ten targets with no touchdowns and an interception this season, according to Pro Football Focus.

Rhodes didn't play in the first two games due to knee an hamstring injuries, but looked back to top form in Monday's win. He helped hold Odell Beckham to a career-low three catches for 23 yards in the win.

Shamar Stephen
Stephen had a tackle while playing 32 of 74 snaps on defense in Sunday's win at Carolina.

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.

T.J. Clemmings
No Updates
Mackensie Alexander
Alexander had his second interception of the preseason along with two tackles and a tackle for a loss in Sunday's preseason win over San Diego.

Alexander, Minnesota's 2016 second-round draft pick, has had some struggles this preseason, but he's shown enough spark that he could get significant snaps early in the season.

Captain Munnerlyn
Munnerlyn had nine tackles in Sunday's win at Carolina.

Munnerlyn has retained his starting nickelback/slot corner duties and can put up some strong tackle totals in the right situations.

Antone Exum
Exum (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.

Leg - Injured Reserve
Matt Asiata
Asiata carried 12 times for 55 yards and caught six of eight targets for an additional 25 yards in Sunday's 21-10 loss to the Eagles.

Asiata led the team in carries and yards as Jerrick McKinnon (ankle) left the game, finishing second in targets to boot versus a stout Philadelphia defensive unit. The big back would be in line for an expanded workload next week versus Chicago if McKinnon was forced to sit out, but there is a sense of optimism that the latter will be ready to play. Regardless, Asiata has touched the ball 35 times over the last two games and should remain involved in the offense moving forward.

Tom Johnson
Johnson had two tackles and an interception in Sunday's win at Carolina.

Johnson continues to make plays on the defense line as he has a sack and an interception. He has just four tackles in three games, so his fantasy value will mostly come from big plays.

Edmond Robinson
Robinson had five tackles in Sunday's win over the Giants, despite playing just six snaps on defense.

Robinson started two games at linebacker with Anthony Barr hurt, but moved back to a mostly special teams role on Sunday.

Stefon Diggs
Diggs had two receptions for 18 yards on five targets in Sunday's loss to Philadelphia.

If there's any good news in poor performance, it's that he was limited despite missing a game due to a groin injury. The Vikings had trouble in the passing game with the offensive line struggling to protect Sam Bradford. Diggs should bounce back as the top wide receiver in the offense.

Adam Thielen
Thielen had two receptions for 52 yards on five targets in Sunday's loss to Philadelphia.

While Thielen has bypassed Charles Johnson on the depth chart, it looks like Cordarrelle Patterson (with seven targets) could be the No. 2 target after Stefon Diggs. Thielen should get a steady number of targets, but his upside is limited by a conservative passing attack.

Nick Easton
Easton (ankle) will play in the Vikings' Week 2 home opener against the Packers.

Easton was unable to lace up in the season opener, but managed to practice in full capacity on Friday after logging limited sessions Wednesday and Thursday. He projects to assume a backup center role.

Scott Crichton
Chrichton (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.

Undisclosed - Injured Reserve
Taylor Heinicke
Heinicke (ankle) returned to practice Wednesday after a lengthy recovery stemming from July foot surgery, Matt Vensel of the Star Tribune reports.

Heinicke has a three-week window for the Vikings to either activate him from the reserve/NFI list, waive him, or send him to IR. If he's activated he'll likely serve as the No. 3 option at quarterback behind starter Sam Bradford and veteran backup Shaun Hill.

Ankle - Out for Week 8 at Chicago
Danielle Hunter
Hunter had a sack, a tackle for a loss, a QB hit and five total tackles in Sunday's win at Carolina.

Hunter continues to build on his strong rookie season as he has three sacks, a forced fumble for a touchdown and 13 tackles in three games.

Isaac Fruechte
No Updates
Adrian Peterson
Peterson (knee) was placed on injured reserve Friday.

Peterson had surgery Thursday to repair a torn meniscus, which usually requires three-to-four months of recovery. The Vikings haven't entirely ruled him out for the season, but if he does actually return, it wouldn't be until the very end of the regular season or the playoffs. Peterson could technically return from injured reserve in Week 12, but it's highly unlikely he'll be ready by that time. Jerick McKinnon is taking over as the starting running back, with Matt Asiata also expected to have a significant role.

Knee - Meniscus - Injured Reserve
Emmanuel Lamur
Lamur had a tackle while playing six snaps on defense in Sunday's win at Carolina.

Lamur has two tackles this season as he's getting almost all his playing time on special teams. He'll have a depth role at linebacker.

Joe Berger
The Vikings have re-signed offensive lineman Joe Berger to a two-year deal, ESPN.com reports.

"He's excited to be able to play in the new stadium (the Vikings will open in 2016)," his agent, Tom Tafelski, said. "It's a great organization, a great sports city, a great quality of life. We're excited we got it done."

Berger started nine games at right guard last season. He could compete for a starting role next season depending on what else the team accomplishes in free agency and the draft.

David Morgan
Morgan (knee) was not listed on the Vikings' injury report Wednesday.

The rookie missed two consecutive games prior to the Vikings' bye week. However, it appears the rest did him well given his return to practice in a full time role. He is seemingly on track to return to action Sunday.

C.J. Ham
Ham led the Vikings with 35 rushing yards on 12 carries wit a touchdown in Friday's preseason opener against the Bengals.

The 23-year-old rookie out of Augustana finished with an unimpressive 2.9 yards per carry despite scampering in for a 10-yard touchdown in the third quarter. He's unlikely to make much noise behind superstar Adrian Peterson and Jerick McKinnon at the running back position.

Jake Long
Long signed a contract with Minnesota, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

With Andre Smith placed on injured reserve with a triceps injury, the Vikings are in need of depth on the offensive line. As a result, they'll take a chance on Long who hadn't been able to sign with a team after playing just 10 snaps last season after tearing his ACL in both 2013 and 2014.

Stephen Weatherly
The Vikings selected Weatherly in the seventh round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 227th overall.

Weatherly has uncommon athleticism for a player at the 6-foot-4, 270-pound build, though he falls to this point for rawness reasons. Mike Zimmer is an ideal coach for him to land with, though.

MyCole Pruitt
Pruitt (knee) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Eagles.

Pruitt hasn't practiced since suffering a knee injury in Week 5, so he'll remain sidelined for Sunday's game in Philadelphia. That absence will leave the Vikings with one less tight end option behind Kyle Rudolph and Rhett Ellison.

Knee - Questionable for Week 8 at Chicago
Blair Walsh
Walsh made a 44-yard field goal, but missed a 46-yard attempt in Monday's win over the Giants. He made all three extra point attempts.

Walsh's miss doesn't inspire confidence as he's missed three field goals and two extra points in four games. However, he's missed just one attempt shorter than 40 yards and doesn't appear to be in any danger of losing his job despite some fans calling for him to be replaced.

Willie Beavers
No Updates
Brian Leonhardt
Leonhardt has signed with the Vikings.

Leonhardt joins his home state Vikings with merely seven catches, 39 receiving yards and one touchdown to his name since entering the league in 2014. With such meager production, Leonhardt is more valuable to Minnesota than fantasy owners at this point.

Sharrif Floyd
Floyd (knee) will not play Sunday against the Eagles.

Floyd was held out of practice this week and didn't appear likely to suit up anyway. Linval Joseph and Tom Johnson will operate as the Vikings' top defensive tackles.

Knee - Questionable for Week 8 at Chicago
Anthony Barr
Barr had five total tackles and recovered a fumble in Sunday's loss to Philadelphia.

Despite Minnesota's strong play as a defensive unit, Barr has been off to a slow start as he hasn't been the disruptive force he's been the past two years. He has just one sack, one pass defensed and one fumble recovery in six games.

Kevin McDermott
The Vikings announced Monday that they have signed long snapper Kevin McDermott , per the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. McDermott, who snapped in seven games for the Ravens last season before suffering an elbow injury, will compete with veteran snapper Cullen Loeffler

Andrew Sendejo
Sendejo (ankle) is day-to-day with a sprained ankle, Andrew Krammer of the Star Tribune reports.

Sendejo exited Sunday's game against the Eagles after picking off a Carson Wentz pass attempt in the first quarter. If he's unable to play, look for Jayron Kearse to slide into the starting lineup opposite Harrison Smith.

Ankle - Questionable for Week 8 at Chicago
Jayron Kearse
Kearse (face) has officially been ruled active for Monday's contest with the Giants.

Kearse was absent from Saturday's practice as he was dealing with a "tooth situation". He will be available on Monday however, and help provide depth in the Vikings' secondary.

Jabari Price
Price was placed on injured reserve with a knee injury.

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

Knee - Injured Reserve
Teddy Bridgewater
Bridgewater underwent surgery on his left knee Thursday, Ben Goessling of ESPN.com reports.

Head coach Mike Zimmer relayed that the procedure didn't reveal any structural damage but the torn ACL and dislocated left knee previously known from Bridgewater's last MRI. While he commences a lengthy rehab, the Vikings will turn the offense over to Shaun Hill or newcomer Sam Bradford, who was acquired Saturday from the Eagles.

Knee - Injured Reserve
Zac Kerin
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.

Alex Boone
49ers offensive lineman Alex Boone is expected to switch from right guard to left guard for the upcoming season, the veteran said per ESPN.com. He will replace three-time Pro Bowler Mike Iupati at the position.

"It's great," Boone said. "It's different, obviously, [after] playing next to Anthony [Davis] all those years, now you move over play next to Joe [Staley]. Both great tackles. Footwork's a little diferent, handwork is a little different, but at the end of the day it’s come along real well."

Brian Robison
Robison has two sacks and three quarter back hits in Sunday's win over Houston.

Robison has benefited from the overall defense's play as he's getting more opportunities to reach the quarterback. He has four sacks and two forced fumbles. He could be well on his way to meeting his career high of nine sacks.

Brandon Fusco
Fusco (concussion) was able to fully participate at the Vikings' practice Wednesday.

The veteran guard suffered a concussion in the Vikings' final game before their bye week. It has not been reported that Fusco has passed the league's concussion protocol at this point, but his participation in practice Wednesday is a positive sign for his status heading into Sunday.

Michael Harris
The Vikings re-signed restricted free agent tackle Michael Harris, reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune. He played in 12 games last year, starting five due to the season-ending injury to right tackle Phil Loadholt.
Undisclosed - Out for Week 8 at Chicago
Kyle Carter
No Updates
Jarius Wright
Wright (ankle) is inactive Sunday against the Eagles.

Wright came out of the Vikings' bye week with an ankle injury and was limited in practice throughout the week.

Ankle - Questionable for Week 8 at Chicago
Matt Kalil
Vikings left tackle Matt Kalil underwent arthroscopic surgical procedures to both of his knees so far this offseason, according to a report from USA Today

Kalil also had injections to help manage joint pain. Both knees were scoped in January before having a Regenexx procedure performed on them in March. Kalil also had platelet-rich plasma therapy performed, too. 

Throughout the procedures, Kalil has been working out and rehabbing at the Vikings' team facility. 

Hip - Labrum - Injured Reserve
Jerick McKinnon
McKinnon (ankle) should be fine, according to coach Mike Zimmer, ESPN's Ben Goessling reports.

McKinnon exited during the third quarter of Sunday's loss in Philadelphia due to an ankle injury, but judging by coach Zimmer's update, the ailment isn't considered serious. That echoes the early sentiments regarding his condition, but McKinnon's practice level this week should provide further information about his Week 8 status. If McKinnon is slowed at all, Matt Asiata would stand to be the chief beneficiary.

Ankle - Questionable for Week 8 at Chicago
Ronnie Hillman
Hillman is active for Sunday's game against Philadelphia, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

He may not get any carries as he's the third running back, but this could be a sign he's getting closer to becoming an option in the offense.

Joel Stave
Stave was signed to Minnesota's practice squad, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Even if there is more chaos at quarterback with Sam Bradford and Shuan Hill taking over for injured Teddy Bridgewater, it's hard to see Stave as an option to be activated to the 53-man roster. He'll likely spend the full season developing on the practice squad.

Terence Newman
Newman started at cornerback and had seven tackles.

There was some talk in the preseason that Newman could lose his starting job to Trae Waynes. However, Xavier Rhodes' potentially serious knee injury could ensure Waynes and Newman will remain the starters for awhile.

Rhett Ellison
Ellison (knee) was unlisted on the Viking's injury report Wednesday.

Ellison was inactive for the Vikings last game prior to their bye week, but the time off appears to have been beneficial for the veteran tight end. He appears on track to return to his back up role behind Kyle Rudolph.

Harrison Smith
Smith had eight tackles and a tackle for a loss in Sunday's win at Tennessee.

Smith could have had a bigger day but an interception was needlessly erased by a late hit penalty on the quarterback. Smith should get plenty of chances to have his takeaways count this season as he's one of the top ball hawking safeties in the league.

Zach Line
Line had three carries for six yards in Monday's win over the Giants.

It was Line's first carries of the season as the Vikings used him in several short-yardage situations. He's almost exclusively used as a blocker, but at least this shows he's not totally forgotten in the playbook.

Trae Waynes
Waynes had one tackle and played 31 snaps in Monday's win over the Giants.

Waynes is having a more limited role off the bench with Xavier Rhodes fully back from knee and hamstring injuries. However, it looks like the Vikings want to keep him in the secondary rotation.

Cordarrelle Patterson
Patterson caught all seven of his targets for 67 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 21-10 loss to the Eagles.

Patterson led the team in receiving yardage, scoring the Vikings' only touchdown of the day, and he set a season-high in targets. The fourth-year receiver has seen a noticeable uptick in usage of late, as he has seen 19 looks over the last three games compared to just two in the first three. With his fantasy stock trending upward Patterson will look to build on his recent success next week versus the Bears.

Linval Joseph
Joseph had five tackles, a sack and a tackle for a loss in Sunday's win at Tennessee.

Joseph played 40 of 67 snaps on defense and showed his offseason toe surgery isn't a worry.

Toby Johnson
No Updates
Jeff Locke
No Updates