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50 Eric Wilson OLB

Minnesota Vikings

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November 17, 2020 06:16 PM
Vikings' Eric Wilson: Tacks on another sack
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson recorded seven tackles (five solo), a sack and a pass breakup in Monday's 19-13 win over the Bears.

Wilson was quite impressive yet again, getting good pressure on Nick Foles and remaining active in coverage. He's racked up 61 tackles through nine games, just one shy of a career high, and he's already reached personal bests with 3.5 sacks, four pass breakups and two interceptions. Not bad for a contract year.

November 10, 2020 05:48 PM
Vikings' Eric Wilson: Has 13 total tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson had 13 total tackles, an interception, 0.5 sacks, a QB hit and a pass defensed in Sunday's win over Detroit.

Wilson racked up the tackles as he played on all of the defense's 75 snaps. He started at weak-side linebacker and is getting increased playing time after Anthony Barr was lost for the season in Week 2.

October 13, 2020 09:52 PM
Vikings' Eric Wilson: Making most of expanded role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson had an interception, a sack, two tackles for a loss, three QB hits, a pass defensed and six tackles in Sunday's loss at Seattle.

Wilson started at weak-side linebacker and played on all 54 of the defense's snaps. With Anthony Barr out for the season with a pectoral injury, Wilson is having a larger role and making the most of it. Wilson previously came off the field in nickel and dime packages, but he'll now play alongside Eric Kendricks in almost all formations.

September 22, 2020 06:44 PM
Vikings' Eric Wilson: Role set to increase
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson had seven total tackles, a tackle for a loss and one pass defensed in Sunday's loss at Indianapolis.

With Anthony Barr out for the season with a pectoral injury, Wilson will see a larger role in the defense. Wilson previously came off the field in nickel and dime packages, but he'll now play alongside Eric Kendricks in almost all formations.

September 15, 2020 12:16 PM
Vikings' Eric Wilson: Three tackles Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson started at weak-side linebacker and had three total tackles in Sunday's loss to Green Bay. He played on 44 of the defense's 78 snaps.

Wilson's fantasy value is limited as he comes off the field in nickel and dime packages. He didn't help his case Sunday for more time in passing situations as he gave up three receptions on all three passes targeted his way per Pro Football Focus.

May 9, 2020 01:40 PM
Vikings' Eric Wilson: Signs tender
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson has signed his restricted free agent tender for $3.259 million for the 2020 season, Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Wilson suited up for all 16 games in 2019 and accumulated 62 tackles (36 solo) and three sacks in the process. He currently projects as the team's starting weakside linebacker heading into 2020. The 25-year-old will look to pick up where he left off this year, as he finished Week 17 against the Bears last season with a career-high 12 tackles (seven solo) and one sack.

March 16, 2020 07:36 PM
Vikings' Eric Wilson: Return to Minnesota likely
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Vikings placed a second-round tender on Wilson on Monday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

The move signifies that a team must send Minnesota a second-round pick in return if they wish to sign the restricted free agent. Wilson established himself as one of the most consistent linebackers for the Vikings in 2019, suiting up in all 16 games and racking up 62 tackles (36 solo) and three sacks. The 25-year-old logged a few starts at the end of the season at linebacker in 2019, and he'll likely assume that role should he stick in Minnesota for 2020.

January 16, 2020 01:00 PM
Vikings' Eric Wilson: Career-high tackle total
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson notched 62 tackles (36 solo) across 16 regular-season contests in 2019. He also managed 13 tackles (nine solo) in the Vikings' two playoff games.

The 25-year-old is set to become a restricted free agent in March, and his lack of upside as a pass rusher means he'll remain off the IDP radar for 2020 even if the Vikings re-sign him.

December 6, 2019 03:52 PM
Vikings' Eric Wilson: Practices without limitations
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson (shoulder) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.

Wilson was limited in Wednesday's practice session due to a shoulder issue, but he now looks back to full health. The 25-year-old played only 45 percent of snaps on defense during Week 13's loss to the Seahawks, but he could be in line for a larger workload against the Lions on Sunday now that he's free of injury.

December 5, 2019 08:48 AM
Vikings' Eric Wilson: Battling shoulder issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson (shoulder) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.

Wilson was expected to slot into a starting role during this past Monday's loss to the Seahawks but he logged only a 45-percent snap share. It's possible this injury held him back a bit, but the severity is unclear. The team likely will monitor his status closely leading up to Sunday's matchup against the Lions, as he's one of two healthy outside linebackers.

December 2, 2019 04:20 PM
Vikings' Eric Wilson: Steps into starting role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson will start at weakside linebacker after Ben Gedeon (concussion) was placed on injured reserve Monday, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Wilson started three games so far this season and had an 11-tackle performance Week 3, but his defensive role has mostly been limited. The 25-year-old's production as a fill-in starter earlier illustrates some potential IDP viability, but his actual workload won't be fully clear until after Monday's matchup with the Seahawks.

September 24, 2019 10:44 PM
Vikings' Eric Wilson: Monster performance in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson recorded 11 tackles (seven solo) and two sacks across 59 defensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Raiders.

Wilson has replaced Ben Gedeon in Week 2 due to injury and now it may be Wilson's spot to lose. Not only did he play every defensive snap in the contest, he also led the team in tackles and sacks. If he can put together a few more performances of this caliber, look for the 24-year-old to be a sought after IDP candidate.

September 15, 2019 12:16 PM
Vikings' Eric Wilson: Ready for starting role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson is expected to start at linebacker for Sunday's game against Green Bay, Arif Hasan of The Athletic reports.

Wilson will get the start in place of the injured Ben Gedeon, who is dealing with a groin injury and is inactive for the contest. Wilson is coming off just seven defensive snaps last week, so it's unclear just how much the Vikings plan on using him in the defense.

September 11, 2019 05:48 PM
Vikings' Eric Wilson: Plays just seven snaps Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson had two tackles and played just seven snaps on defense in Sunday's win over Atlanta. He also blocked a punt on special teams.

Wilson begins the season in a reserve linebacker role. He won't get on the field much in games like Sunday where the opposing offense is mostly passing the ball. However, he'll have an impact on special teams.

December 25, 2018 10:48 PM
Vikings' Eric Wilson: Productive in spot start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson logged nine tackles (eight solo), including three for loss, and one sack during Sunday's victory over Detroit.

Getting the start in place of the injured Eric Kendricks (hamstring), Wilson performed admirably in the middle of the Vikings defense. Three of his tackles went for a loss, and his lone sack matched Kendricks' season total from each of the past two seasons. If Kendricks remains sidelined in Week 17, Wilson demonstrated he has some upside as an IDP prospect.

December 23, 2018 12:00 PM
Vikings' Eric Wilson: Gets start at linebacker
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson will start at linebacker Sunday against Detroit in place of Eric Kendricks, who is out with a hamstring injury, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Wilson has been productive when given more playing time as he had 13 total tackles and one sack in two games when given 50 or more snaps on defense in Week 9 and 11.

November 21, 2018 02:12 AM
Vikings' Eric Wilson: Gets first sack of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson had seven total tackles, a sack and two QB hits in Sunday's loss at Chicago.

Wilson got another start at linebacker with Anthony Barr out with a hamstring injury. He was disruptive in the passing game, as he was utilized on several blitz packages.

October 29, 2018 01:36 PM
Vikings' Eric Wilson: Gets start at linebacker
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson started at linebacker and had a tackle and half a sack in Sunday's loss to the Saints.

Wilson got the start with Anthony Barr out with a hamstring injury. Wilson played just 26 of the defense's 53 snaps, however, as he came off the field in nickel and dime packages.

August 20, 2018 01:16 AM
Vikings' Eric Wilson: Moving up depth chart
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson is having a strong preseason and looks to be the leading candidate for the fourth linebacker role, ESPN 1500 am Twin Cities reports.

Wilson, an undrafted free agent from Cincinnati, had eight tackles in 16 games last season, playing exclusively on special teams. It looks like he could take on a larger role this season and be the first reserve linebacker.

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Game Log
DateOpponentResultTKLASTTOTSCKINTPDEFFFSTY
Sun 09/13vs GBL 34-4330300010
Sun 09/20@ INDL 11-2852701100
Sun 09/27vs TENL 30-3143710000
Sun 10/04@ HOUW 31-2336900000
Sun 10/11@ SEAL 26-2742611100
Sun 10/18vs ATLL 23-4004400000
Sun 11/01@ GBW 28-2222400000
Sun 11/08vs DETW 34-2085130.51100
Mon 11/16@ CHIW 19-134370.50100
Sun 11/22vs DALL 28-3145900000
Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2020MIN10970373333231604
2019MIN166623626300000
2018MIN164423111200000
2017MIN160853000000
Total5819182 109.073 83231604
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/230
Birthdate:
09/26/1994
Age:
26
Hometown:
Detroit, MI, USA
School:
Cincinnati
NFL Experience:
4
Awards: