Minnesota Vikings

Stadium: U.S. Bank Stadium | Coach: Mike Zimmer
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense10th122.3 (9th)234.6 (10th)
Defense1st83.6 (3rd)192.4 (2nd)
DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
06/25/18DLEverson GriffenUndisclosedQUESTIONABLEGriffen (undisclosed) remained sidelined through OTAs and minicamp, but the defensive end is expected to be ready for the start of training camp in late July, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

At the start of OTAs, a different source reported that Griffen was nursing a minor left knee injury, so that may be the "undisclosed" injury that Krammer speaks of. In any case, the 2017 second-team All-Pro doesn't appear to be dealing with anything significant.

(Updated 06/25/2018)
06/12/18DLJalyn HolmesHandQUESTIONABLE (Updated 12/31/1969)
05/03/18LBDevante DownsKneeQUESTIONABLE (Updated 12/31/1969)
05/01/18WRCayleb JonesSuspensionSUSPENDJones has been suspended for the first four games of the 2018 season for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances, Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press reports.

Jones, who was on the Vikings' practice squad last season, will be permitted to compete in all of the team's offseason and preseason practices, as well as exhibition games. Once eligible to return from his suspension, his roster prospects will hinge on the health of the team's wideout corps at that juncture.

(Updated 04/30/2018)
04/27/18DLShamar StephenKnee - MeniscusQUESTIONABLEStephen is expected to start at defensive tackle in 2018, Bryan Henderson of ESPN.com reports.

Although Stephen is still rehabbing a meniscus injury he suffered in the divisional round of the playoffs, he's in line to jump Nazair Jones (ankle) on the depth chart and take over as a starter. A 2014 seventh-round pick, Stephen signed with the Seahawks on March 24 after a season in which he accrued 28 tackles (nine solo) in 15 games. Stephen hasn't worked much as a full-time starter in his career, so it'll be interesting to see what kind of upside he flashes with extended opportunity.

(Updated 04/06/2018)
04/21/18LBKentrell BrothersSuspensionSUSPEND (Updated 12/31/1969)
03/02/18TEKyle RudolphAnkleQUESTIONABLERudolph (ankle) took part in 11-on-11 red-zone work during June minicamp, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Bouncing back from February ankle surgery, Rudolph apparently had quarterback Kirk Cousins' full attention near the end zone, something that likely will carry over into the regular season. The 28-year-old tight end previously took part in team drills at OTAs in early June and seems to be on track for full participation at the start of training camp.

(Updated 06/27/2018)
02/05/18RBDalvin CookKnee - ACLQUESTIONABLECook (knee) participated in team drills Tuesday, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Cook's return to team drills marks a big step in his recovery after he initially only worked in individual drills during OTAs. He's expected to be ready to contribute by the time training camp rolls around, and Tuesday's progression certainly puts him on that path. Assuming Cook returns to full speed to begin the 2018 campaign, he should lead the Vikings' backfield again, with Latavius Murray serving in an ancillary role.

(Updated 06/05/2018)
01/21/18DBAndrew SendejoCalfQUESTIONABLESendejo (calf) was held out of OTAs and minicamp this spring, Sam Ekstrom of ZoneCoverage.com reports.

It isn't certain if Sendejo's absence is related to the calf injury he suffered against the Eagles in January's NFC championship game. Furthermore, it isn't clear if the safety will be back on the field in time for training camp in late July. If he isn't, either Jayron Kearse or cornerback Terence Newman -- who saw reps at safety during spring workouts -- will presumably fill in with the starters.

(Updated 06/25/2018)