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  • MIN +1.5, O/U 48

NFC North Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 13-4-0
4-2-0 8-9-0
2-4-0 6-11-0
2-4-0 3-13-1

2021 Receiving

Receiving Yards
Average Yards per Reception
Receiving Touchdowns
Longest Reception
Regular Season 4 40 10.0 1 17

Top Chris Herndon News

  • Vikings' Chris Herndon: Taken off COVID list

    The Vikings activated Herndon (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday.

    Herndon is healthy for the offseason after missing Week 18. He played in each of Minnesota's first 16 games in 2021, but was targeted only five times while averaging 11.5 snaps per contest. Herndon turns 26 in February, and 60 percent of his career receiving yards (502 of 836) came during his 2018 rookie campaign. He'll become an unrestricted free agent in March if he doesn't re-sign with Minnesota first.

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  • Vikings' Chris Herndon: Not available for finale

    The Vikings didn't reinstate Herndon (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list prior to Sunday's game against the Bears, Will Ragatz of reports.

    Minnesota at least restored some depth at tight end for the finale with blocking specialist Ben Ellefson (foot/knee) making his return from injured reserve, but Herndon's absence will leave the Vikings without at true pass-catching threat at the position beyond starter Tyler Conklin. After being acquired from the Jets prior to Week 1, Herndon concludes his first season in Minnesota with just four receptions for 40 yards and a touchdown on seven targets over 16 games.

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  • Vikings' Chris Herndon: Placed on reserve/COVID-19 list

    Herndon (neck) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday.

    The tight end tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday and will now enter the league's protocols surrounding the virus. Herndon suffered a neck injury in Week 17 against the Packers, making it unlikely that he plays Sunday versus the Bears regardless of the his ability to clear COVID protocols.

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  • Vikings' Chris Herndon: Injures neck on SNF

    Herndon (neck) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against Green Bay.

    Herndon wasn't targeted prior to being injured. Luke Stocker should see more run alongside Tyler Conklin at tight end in heavy sets with Herndon hurt.

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  • Vikings' Chris Herndon: No targets Week 13

    Herndon played 13 offensive snaps and wasn't targeted during Sunday's 29-27 loss to the Lions.

    Herndon and Luke Stocker each played 13 offensive snaps while starting tight end Tyler Conklin led Minnesota's pass catchers with 72 snaps. Herndon has only three catches for 23 yards and a touchdown in 12 games this season and has no fantasy appeal in his current role as a depth tight end.

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  • Vikings' Chris Herndon: No targets in Sunday's loss

    Herndon didn't record a target during Sunday's 34-26 loss to the 49ers.

    Herndon didn't record a target for the second consecutive game and played just eight offensive snaps, his lowest total since Week 9. As long as Tyler Conklin is healthy, it doesn't appear like Herndon will have much of a role in Minnesota's passing game.

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  • Vikings' Chris Herndon: Has one reception Sunday

    Herndon had one reception for 14 yards on two targets in Sunday's win at the Chargers.

    Herndon tied for a season-high 23 snaps on offense, as he's usually been a non-factor in the passing game. He also had a bad drop during the game, so it doesn't appear he'll have a significant role in the air attack as long as Tyler Conklin is healthy.

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  • Vikings' Chris Herndon: Catches first Vikings touchdown

    Herndon caught a two-yard touchdown on his only target in Sunday's win at Carolina.

    It was Herndon's first catch of the season and only his third target, as he's had a near non-existent role on offense despite the touchdown. However, he played on a season-high 24 of the offense's 89 snaps, which could indicate his role may grow.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 253 lbs
Birthplace: Stone Mountain, GA
Age: 26
School: Miami (FL)
Experience: 5