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Minnesota Vikings

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Vikings' Eric Kendricks: Four tackles in season opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kendricks had four tackles and a pass defensed in Sunday's win over the 49ers.

Kendricks struggled a bit in pass coverage, giving up five receptions on eight targets, according to Pro Football Focus. Still, he should improve and is a good source of tackles in Minnesota's defense as he stays on he field in nickel packages.

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Vikings' Eric Kendricks: Signs extension
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kendricks is signing a five-year, $50 million extension that includes $25 million guaranteed, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

A 2015 second-round pick, Kendricks has started 41 times in 45 career regular-season games, piling up 314 tackles, 7.5 sacks, two interceptions and 16 passes defensed. While the contract may seem hefty for a player who isn't even among the league's elite at a non-premium position, the Vikings likely know they'd have a tough time finding another three-down linebacker with similar aptitude in coverage. Kendricks posted career-high totals for tackles (113) and defensive snaps (967) last season, but his IDP production fell shy of what's typical for a three-down inside linebacker, in part because Minnesota's opponents often had to abandon their running games.

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Vikings' Eric Kendricks: Leads team in tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kendricks recorded a team-high 113 tackles (67 solo) to go along with six passes defensed, one sack, one interception and one touchdown across 16 games in 2017.

Kendricks couldn't be contained in 2017, logging four separate double-digit-tackle performances in the regular season. The 25-year-old has one more year left on his rookie contract before becoming an unrestricted free agent, meaning a big payday is on the way in the not-too-distant future. For now, expect Kendricks to head into 2018 as one of the Vikings' defensive leaders, as he'll look to log his third-straight season with 100-plus tackles.

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Vikings' Eric Kendricks: Returns interception for TD
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kendricks had five total tackles, a tackle for a loss and returned an interception 31 yards for a touchdown in Sunday's win over the Bengals.

Kendricks has been on a hot streak the past three games with 24 tackles, two passes defensed and and interception. He piles up tackles (7.2 per game) but isn't involved in blitz packages too often as he has just one sack this season.

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Vikings' Eric Kendricks: Posts nine stops Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kendricks had nine tackles (one solo) against the Panthers on Sunday.

Kendricks logged all 64 defensive tackles. Although it's troubling that only one of his tackles was solo, Kendricks has plenty of worthy showings to backup his IDP ability. The Bengals are on the Week 15 agenda, and they make their living on the ground and with short passes, so Kendricks has high fantasy potential.

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Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2015Minnesota Vikings149272.0204000.0001
2016Minnesota Vikings1510970.0392.517777.07719
2017Minnesota Vikings1611367.046113131.03116
2018Minnesota Vikings2126.060000.0001
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2015Minnesota Vikings1400000000
2016Minnesota Vikings1500101010
2017Minnesota Vikings1600000000
2018Minnesota Vikings200100000

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