Rhodes (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Dianna Russini of ESPN reports. Rhodes has averaged one DNP per season in his five-year career, but his current hamstring concern isn't enough to keep him off the field Week 1 of this campaign after upgrading to full participation at Friday's practice. As a pro, he's averaged nearly three tackles per game while racking up nine interceptions in 75 appearances.
Rhodes (hamstring), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the 49ers, is in line to play in the contest, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. After he was limited in the Vikings' first two practice sessions of the week, Rhodes was a full participant Friday, which was likely enough to convince the team he would be good to go for the weekend. Assuming Rhodes does in fact avoid the inactive list for Week 1, he'll likely be tasked with shadowing the 49ers' top wideout, Marquise Goodwin, for most of the day.
Rhodes (hamstring) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice. Though Rhodes was limited in practice Wednesday, there's no reason to believe that the 28-year-old is dealing with an injury of significant severity. Minnesota is likely only taking a cautious approach to their star cornerback's health as Sunday's season-opener against the 49ers approaches. Coming off a 2017 first-team All-Pro campaign, Rhodes is primed to return as one of the top players at his position in 2018.
Rhodes didn't practice Tuesday due to a leg injury but expects to be fine for the Vikings' playoff opener in the divisional round, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. The Vikings aren't required to release an injury report until Wednesday, Jan. 10, at which point Rhodes may have put the injury behind him. One of the better cornerbacks in the NFL, he has seven interceptions combined over the past two seasons, so he'll be a handful for whichever receiving corps is on the other side Sunday, Jan. 14, assuming he's healthy.
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.
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