|Offense||31st||74.3 (31st)||224.8 (26th)|
|Defense||1st||81.7 (3rd)||197.8 (4th)|
|64||Beavers, Willie||G||6-5||322||10/2/1993||R||Western Michigan|
|61||Berger, Joe||C||6-5||305||5/25/1982||12||Michigan Tech|
|76||Boone, Alex||G||6-8||310||5/4/1987||7||Ohio State|
|57||Cole, Audie||MLB||6-5||248||6/1/1989||5||North Carolina State|
|63||Fusco, Brandon||G||6-4||306||7/26/1988||6||Slippery Rock|
|6||Heinicke, Taylor||QB||6-1||210||3/15/1993||2||Old Dominion|
|33||Hillman, Ronnie||RB||5-10||195||9/14/1991||5||San Diego State|
|99||Hunter, Danielle||DE||6-5||252||10/29/1994||2||Louisiana State|
|12||Johnson, Charles||WR||6-2||217||2/27/1989||4||Grand Valley State|
|92||Johnson, Tom||DT||6-3||288||8/30/1984||6||Southern Mississippi|
|98||Joseph, Linval||DT||6-4||329||10/10/1988||7||East Carolina|
|59||Lamur, Emmanuel||LB||6-4||245||6/8/1989||5||Kansas State|
|48||Line, Zach||FB||6-1||233||4/26/1990||4||Southern Methodist|
|21||McKinnon, Jerick||RB||5-9||205||5/3/1992||3||Georgia Southern|
|89||Morgan, David||TE||6-4||265||5/19/1993||R||Texas-San Antonio|
|24||Munnerlyn, Captain||CB||5-9||195||4/10/1988||8||South Carolina|
|23||Newman, Terence||CB||5-10||197||9/4/1978||14||Kansas State|
|83||Pruitt, MyCole||TE||6-2||258||3/24/1992||2||Southern Illinois|
|29||Rhodes, Xavier||CB||6-1||218||6/19/1990||4||Florida State|
|82||Rudolph, Kyle||TE||6-6||265||11/9/1989||6||Notre Dame|
|22||Smith, Harrison||FS||6-2||214||2/2/1989||5||Notre Dame|
|19||Thielen, Adam||WR||6-2||200||8/22/1990||3||Minnesota State|
|26||Waynes, Trae||CB||6-0||190||7/25/1992||2||Michigan State|
|5||Bridgewater, Teddy (IR)||QB||6-2||215||11/10/1992||3||Louisville|
|95||Crichton, Scott (IR)||DE||6-3||273||10/30/1991||3||Oregon State|
|32||Exum, Antone (IR)||CB||6-0||219||2/27/1991||3||Virginia Tech|
|75||Kalil, Matt (IR)||T||6-7||317||7/6/1989||5||USC|
|28||Peterson, Adrian (IR)||RB||6-1||220||3/21/1985||10||Oklahoma|
|25||Price, Jabari (IR)||CB||5-11||200||8/31/1992||3||North Carolina|
|71||Smith, Andre (IR)||T||6-4||325||1/25/1987||8||Alabama|
|81||Boehringer, Moritz||WR||6-4||225||10/16/1993||R||No College|
|86||Carter, Kyle||TE||6-3||245||12/17/1992||R||Penn State|
|30||Ham, C.J.||RB||5-11||235||7/22/1993||R||Augustana (S.D.)|
|Leonhardt, Brian||TE||6-5||255||4/2/1990||2||Bemidji State|
|Roberson, Tre||DB||6-0||200||10/22/1992||R||Illinois State|
|Team||OLine Avg. Ht||OLine Avg. Wt||DLine Avg. Ht||DLine Avg. Wt||Avg. Age||Youngest||Oldest|
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.
Harris only appeared in one preseason game due to injury. Now healthy, he is the top backup to FS Harrison Smith.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
He suffered a broken bone in his right hand during training camp which hurt his chances to make the final roster.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Munnerlyn has retained his starting nickelback/slot corner duties and can put up some strong tackle totals in the right situations.
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.
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.
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.
Robinson started two games at linebacker with Anthony Barr hurt, but moved back to a mostly special teams role on Sunday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fortunately, Minnesota has a deep enough secondary to absorb the loss of Price.
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.
"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."
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.
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.
Wright came out of the Vikings' bye week with an ankle injury and was limited in practice throughout the week.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Joseph played 40 of 67 snaps on defense and showed his offseason toe surgery isn't a worry.
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