Ham recorded seven rushing attempts for 13 yards and one score to go along with seven receptions for 68 yards through 16 games in 2017.
Ham switched from running back to fullback in the offseason after spending the 2016 season on the practice squad. While he wasn't utilized consistently on offense, he still managed to record 204 offensive snaps on the season and adding an additional 290 snaps on special teams. Under contract through 2019, look for Ham to retain his role as fullback in 2018.
Ham (neck) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.
Ham suffered a neck stinger in Week 17 against the Bears, but the injury didn't prove to be anything severe. Barring some sort of setback, he's fully expected to suit up for Sunday's playoff game against the Saints.
Ham, who suffered a neck stinger in Sunday's win over the Bears, said he expects to play in the Vikings' postseason opener Jan. 14, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. "I'm good," Ham said. "Just a stinger. It was nothing too serious. I hit somebody and felt a little stinger, kind of the life of a fullback. I'll be ready to go on the 14th."
Ham didn't return to the Week 17 contest after departing in the first half with the injury. With the Vikings clinching a first-round bye with the victory over Chicago, Ham will have a full week to rest up and recuperate before the Vikings take the field in the divisional round. Ham served mostly as a blocker while playing all 16 games of the regular season, finishing the campaign with seven carries for 13 yards and a touchdown and seven receptions for 68 yards.
Ham injured his neck in Sunday's game against the Bears and didn't return.
The Vikings secured a first-round playoff bye with Sunday's win over the Bears, so Ham will have an extra week to recover. He has just seven carries for 13 yards and one touchdown this season, but his blocking provides value for owners of Latavius Murray and Jerick McKinnon.
Ham had three carries for eight yards in Sunday's win over the Rams.
Ham had a season high in carries, but played just 19 snaps on offense. He could carve out a larger role if anything were to happen to Jerick McKinnon or Latavius Murray. Otherwise, the Vikings don't use him much as a fullback in the offense.
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|5||10/7/18||@ PHI||4:25 pm|
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