Xavier Rhodes

#29 DB / Minnesota Vikings / EXP: 5YRS Height: 6-1 Weight: 218 lb Age: 27 College: Florida State Bye 9

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  • Rhodes posted a season-high five solo tackles, two pass breakups and one interception in Thursday's 30-23 win over the Lions. Rhodes helped seal Thursday's win with his interception with under three minutes left to play. It was just Rhodes' second pick of the season, though, and his inconsistency makes it tough to see him as a weekly IDP threat.

  • Vikings' Xavier Rhodes: Puts in full practice
    By RotoWire Staff

    Rhodes (calf) practiced fully Tuesday. Rhodes' involvement in all drills Tuesday suggests he's in no danger of missing the Thanksgiving Day matchup with the Lions. The Vikings may need their top cornerback to be at his best against Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford, who is averaging 328.8 passing yards per game over his last five outings.

  • Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said Tuesday that he has no concern about the health of Rhodes (calf), Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Rhodes briefly missed time in Sunday's 24-7 victory over the Rams due to the calf issue, but Zimmer's comments suggest the team's top cornerback will be good to go for Week 12, even with the Vikings facing a short turnaround with a matchup Thanksgiving Day against the Lions. Though he hasn't missed any games this season, Rhodes has been quite banged up throughout the campaign, which might explain the dip in his production. He's logged 29 tackles, five pass breakups and one interception thus far, well off the pace of the 52, 11 and five he posted in those respective categories in 2016.

  • Vikings' Xavier Rhodes: Sits out walk-through
    By RotoWire Staff

    Rhodes (calf) did not participate at the Vikings' walkthrough Monday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. Rhodes sat out a total of 14 defensive snaps in Sunday's victory over the Rams after injuring his calf in the first half. The Vikings could just be exercising caution with short turnaround for the Thanksgiving Day matchup with the Lions, but his practice reps Tuesday and Wednesday should provide a bit more clarity.

  • Rhodes had two tackles in Sunday's win over the Rams. He left briefly in the first half due to a calf injury, but returned to play 45 of the defense's 59 snaps. Rhodes allowed receivers to catch two of three targets directed at him, but he's still holding opposing receivers to a 61 QB Rating, which is 14th best among all NFL cornerbacks, according to Pro Football Focus.

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