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Vikings' Tom Compton: Forced to leave Sunday's game
Compton (knee) left Sunday's game against the Bears in the second half, Andrew Krammer of the Star Tribune reports.
Compton suffered an MCL sprain in Week 7, causing him to miss the next few games before being deemed ready to play Sunday, though his knee was still clearly giving him trouble. It remains to be seen if the left guard will be healthy enough to go against the Packers, but he seemed optimistic about his status, per the report. Danny Isidora is expected to see an increased workload if Compton is inactive again.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Dan Bailey: Kicks two field goals in loss
Bailey converted both his field-goal attempts during Sunday's 25-20 loss to the Bears.
Bailey's two field-goal attempts came from 36-yards, and were both successful. Since signing with the Vikings in Week 3, Bailey has missed only three field goals and one extra point. He should see a fair amount of volume during Sunday's divisional tilt against the Packers.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Anthony Barr: Expects to play Week 12
Barr (hamstring) said he plans to play against the Packers on Sunday, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Barr's Week 12 status has yet to be officially confirmed, but it's a positive sign that the veteran feels good about his chances to retake the field. The fifth-year pro has missed three consecutive games due to a lingering hamstring injury, and finally appears to be nearing a full recovery. If Barr is indeed able to suit up for Sunday's divisional tilt against the Packers, he'll retake his role as Minnesota's starting strongside linebacker.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Eric Wilson: Gets first sack of season
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 and was disruptive in the passing game as he was utilized on several blitz packages.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Anthony Harris: Two interceptions Sunday
Harris had four tackles and two interceptions in Sunday's loss at Chicago. He played all 74 of the defense's snaps.
Harris got a third consecutive start at safety and has made a strong impression by also grading well in pass coverage. He could stick as a starter the rest of the season.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Ameer Abdullah: Gets work as kick returner
Abdullah had one reception for ten yards on his only target in Sunday's loss at Chicago. He also returned two kickoffs for an average of 28.5 yards.
He played just one snap on offense as he'll be mostly limited to special teams as long as Dalvin Cook and Latavius Murray are healthy. Still, it's notable that he got time on offense while no. 4 RB Mike Boone was inactive.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Laquon Treadwell: Just one reception Sunday
Treadwell had one reception for seven yards on three targets in Sunday's loss at Chicago.
Treadwell misplayed one catchable ball and another sent his way was picked off for an interception. He played a season-low 29 snaps as Chad Beebe played an equal amount of snaps on offense, so perhaps the Vikings are finally reducing his role.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Chad Beebe: Increased playing time Sunday
Beebe had one reception for 18 yards on his lone target in Sunday's loss at Chicago.
Beebe played 29 snaps on offense, which tied Laquon Treadwell for third most on the team. His role on the offense could continue to grow after making his regular season debut in Week 9. However, the offense has given out few targets in the passing game after Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Aldrick Robinson: Grabs fourth touchdown
Robinson had two receptions for 24 yards, including a 13-yard touchdown, in Sunday's loss at Chicago.
Robinson played just eight snaps on offense, but continues to display big-play capabilities with his fourth touchdown on just nine receptions. He had a large decline in snaps on offense with Stefon Diggs back from a rib injury after playing 17 and 26 the prior two games, however, so it may not be a good bet for his touchdown prowess to continue.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Eric Kendricks: Posts 12 tackles in loss
Kendricks logged 12 tackles (all solo) during Sunday's 25-20 loss to the Bears.
Kendricks recorded his highest single-game tackle total of the season during Sunday's loss, and especially excelled in run-blocking situations. The linebacker more than made up for his occasional errors in pass coverage, and will continue to see usage as a three-down piece of Minnesota's defense. Kendricks will look to log another impressive performance against the Packers in Week 12.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Latavius Murray: Just four carries Sunday
Murray had four carries for five yards in Sunday's loss to Chicago.
Minnesota's running game struggled as the team gained just 22 yards on 14 carries. However, the bigger worry for Murray's fantasy value is that he played just six snaps on offense compared to 59 snaps for Dalvin Cook. With Cook back to full speed after missing time with a hamstring issue, Murray may move back to a much reduced role.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Kyle Rudolph: Another quiet game as receiver
Rudolph corralled two of his five targets for 13 yards in the Vikings' 25-20 loss to the Bears on Sunday.
Through quarterback Kirk Cousins is averaging 40.9 attempts per game this season -- an appreciable uptick from the 32.9 the team averaged in 2017 -- Rudolph hasn't benefited from much added volume in the passing game. The tight end is currently on pace for 58 receptions and 579 receiving yards over a 16-game schedule, both of which barely edge out last season's marks in both categories. Perhaps more frustrating for fantasy managers than Rudolph's meager increase in overall involvement is that he's reached the end zone just twice through 10 games after scoring eight times a season ago. Both of his touchdowns came in the first three weeks, though Rudolph's six total red-zone looks over the subsequent seven games suggest he hasn't completely been an afterthought near the goal line.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Dalvin Cook: Logs career high for snaps in dud
Cook played a career-high 59 snaps in Sunday's 25-20 loss to the Bears.
Cook managed just 12 yards on nine carries and lost two yards on three receptions, coughing up a fumble along the way to solidify his hideous performance. The dud outing does at least come with a dose of good news, as the second-year back held a 59-6 snap advantage over Latavius Murray. The huge gap in playing time suggests better days are ahead, starting with a Week 12 home game against Green Bay on Sunday. The Packers rank 20th in yards allowed per carry (4.6) and 26th in rushing yards allowed per game (126.1), with only six teams giving up more rushing touchdowns (10).... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Dalvin Cook: Turns in dud against Bears
Cook gained just 12 yards on nine carries Sunday against the Bears. He lost two yards on his three receptions and also lost a fumble in the 25-20 loss.
Cook had no room to operate against the Bears' stout run defense, turning in a performance that would hover around the zero-point mark in almost any format. The only positive for his fantasy owners is that the dynamic back exited the contest healthy. Offensive coordinator John DeFilippo vouched for Cook's health earlier this week, so we should expect the 23-year-old to suit up in an important matchup against the Packers on Sunday.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Adam Thielen: Nabs seven catches in loss
Thielen caught seven of 12 targets for 66 yards in Sunday's 25-20 loss to the Bears.
Thielen had been dealing with calf and back injuries during practice this week, but he was cleared for action in an important divisional matchup. Teammate Stefon Diggs turned in the bigger fantasy line (13 catches, 126 yards and a score), but Thielen still did work for those in PPR formats. The 28-year-old has finished below the century mark in receiving yards for two straight games after surpassing that total through the first eight games of the season. Still, the targets are there, so there will be better days ahead. Thielen will look to get back on track against the Packers' young, albeit talented, secondary in a key Week 12 matchup.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Stefon Diggs: Goes off in loss
Diggs caught 13 passes (18 targets) for 126 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 25-20 loss to the Bears.
The Vikings abandoned the run game after falling behind in the first half, and Diggs was the main beneficiary of Kirk Cousins' late offensive surge. The 24-year-old has now turned in back-to-back 100-plus-yard games with a touchdown in each (not counting the game he missed due to a rib injury). This recent stretch shows off Diggs' boom potential, but he still has a lower floor than fellow wideout Adam Thielen if we look at the season as a whole. Still, both wide receivers are must-starts in virtually any matchup.... See More ... See Less
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