Conklin did not have a target in Sunday's 43-34 loss to Green Bay. He played just eight snaps on offense. With both Kyle Rudolph and Irv Smith healthy, Conklin is going to have a minimal role on offense and will get most of his snaps (12 on Sunday) on special teams.
Conklin finished with eight receptions for 58 yards over 15 regular-season games in 2019. Conklin worked as the No. 3 right end behind Kyle Rudolph and rookie Irv Smith. The 24-year-old Conklin averaged 18.4 offensive snaps per game, running routes on 67.6 percent of those snaps. Since Rudolph and Smith are both under contract in 2020, Conklin won't warrant fantasy attention heading into next season.
Conklin (knee) was a full participant for Tuesday's walkthrough practice. Conklin had suffered the knee injury in the second quarter of Sunday's wild-card win over the Saints. His full practice availability suggests that, barring a setback this week, the Central Michigan product will be ready to go for Sunday's matchup against San Francisco.
Conklin (knee) is questionable to return to Sunday's wild-card game against the Saints. Conklin went up for a catch in the redzone in the second quarter and came up limping after missing the pass. He'll likely get additional treatment at the halftime break, but as long as he's sidelined, the only healthy tight ends for the Vikings are Kyle Rudolph and Irv Smith Jr.
Conklin caught all three of his targets for 13 yards in Sunday's victory over the Lions. Conklin now has seven catches for 49 yards over the last three contests after not recording a catch through his first seven games of the season. The 24-year-old played a season-high 35 offensive snaps Sunday, but he still saw fewer snaps than fellow tight ends Kyle Rudolph and Irv Smith.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|8||11/01||@Green Bay Packers||14||6.20|
|14||12/13||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||13||6.00|
|16||12/25||@New Orleans Saints||32||14.60|
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|3 Year Avg||8||6||68||0||2||11.33||6|