Minnesota Vikings

Stadium: U.S. Bank Stadium | Coach: Mike Zimmer
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense14th66.0 (31st)305.7 (4th)
Defense10th105.3 (14th)218.0 (9th)
Injuries
DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
09/25/18DLEverson GriffenKneeDOUBTFULGriffen is being evaluated at a local hospital over concerns about his mental health, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. The defensive end allegedly made a verbal threatening to shoot someone Saturday afternoon at a local hotel, according to ESPN 1500 AM Twin Cites. A prior report had erroneously indicated that Griffen was arrested after breaking into a home, per Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Griffen missed the Week 3 loss to Buffalo due to what was described as a personal issue. However, after Monday's team walk-through, the Vikings attributed Griffen's absence to a knee injury. Regardless of how he shows up on the Vikings' practice report this week, it doesn't sound like he'll be available for Thursday's game against the Rams. Vikings general manager Rick Spielman issued a statement regarding Griffen's situation Monday, saying that the team is "currently focused on Everson's well-being and providing the appropriate support for him and his family."

(Updated 09/25/2018)
09/24/18RBDalvin CookHamstringQUESTIONABLECook (hamstring) was listed as a non-participant on Monday's injury report.

The Vikings exercised caution with their starting running back, holding him out Sunday with the schedule presenting two games in five days. According to Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Cook himself expects to suit up for Thursday's road game against the Rams. However, an appearance or two at practice this week would provide a semblance of confidence in his ability to do so.

(Updated 09/24/2018)
09/24/18DBAnthony HarrisHamstringQUESTIONABLEHarris will sign a one-year tender with the Vikings, Chris Tomasson of the Twin Cities Pioneer Press reports.

Harris was a key depth player for the Vikings in 2017, drawing three starts in place of injured and subsequently suspended Andrew Sendejo. The fourth-year safety also played 57-of-133 defensive snaps in Minnesota's two playoff games last season. He will likely fill a similar role in 2018.

(Updated 03/08/2018)
09/24/18TEDavid MorganKneeQUESTIONABLEMorgan (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bills.

Morgan was sidelined at practice all week, so he was always seen as a long shot to take part in Sunday's contest. In Morgan's absence, Tyler Conklin is expected to serve as the primary backup to starter Kyle Rudolph at tight end.

(Updated 09/21/2018)
09/24/18DBMarcus SherelsRibsQUESTIONABLESherels (ribs) did not practice all week and has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bills.

Sherels suffered the injury in Sunday's game against the Packers, and he wasn't even able to put in limited work during this week of preparation. Sherels' absence will mainly be felt on special teams, as the Vikings will now likely lean on cornerback Mike Hughes to return punts and kicks Sunday.

(Updated 09/21/2018)
09/23/18DBTrae WaynesAnkleQUESTIONABLEWaynes (ankle) was a limited participant at Monday's practice.

There is some optimism for Waynes' prospects of playing in Thursday's contest given the limited activity at practice. While it would be more reassuring had he been able to avoid any limitations, it's still a good sign to see Waynes moving around just one day after sustaining the ankle injury. Nothing seems set in stone, but Tuesday and Wednesday could bring about a better idea of where he stands.

(Updated 09/24/2018)
09/07/18RBMack BrownUndisclosedQUESTIONABLEBrown (undisclosed) was waived by the Vikings on Friday, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Brown was waived/injured with an undisclosed injury by the Vikings last week and reverted to injured reserve after clearing waivers. The 26-year-old reached an injury settlement with the team and is now free to sign elsewhere.

(Updated 09/07/2018)
09/07/18DBCraig JamesHamstringQUESTIONABLEJames (hamstring) was waived with an injury settlement by the Vikings on Friday, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

James sustained the hamstring injury in the preseason finale Aug. 31 and was waived/injured by the Vikings at roster cutdowns a couple days later. The 22-year-old reverted to injured reserve after clearing waivers but can now sign elsewhere after reaching the injury settlement.

(Updated 09/07/2018)
09/04/18WRTavarres KingLegQUESTIONABLEKing has been waived/injured by Minnesota on Friday, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports.

King played 15 games for the Giants the past two years, but that veteran experience didn't land him a job with the Vikings. He'll likely catch on elsewhere if his injury isn't serious. He had missed some time in the preseason with a leg injury.

(Updated 08/31/2018)
04/21/18LBKentrell BrothersSuspensionSUSPEND (Updated 12/31/1969)