|Offense||14th||65.8 (31st)||321.4 (3rd)|
|Defense||21st||99.4 (13th)||278.6 (25th)|
|5||Bailey, Dan||K||6-0||195||1/26/1988||8||Oklahoma State|
|79||Compton, Tom||G||6-6||315||5/10/1989||6||South Dakota|
|83||Conklin, Tyler||TE||6-3||254||7/30/1995||R||Central Michigan|
|33||Cook, Dalvin||RB||5-10||210||8/10/1995||2||Florida State|
|8||Cousins, Kirk||QB||6-3||202||8/19/1988||7||Michigan State|
|65||Elflein, Pat||C||6-3||303||7/6/1994||2||Ohio State|
|30||Ham, C.J.||FB||5-11||235||7/22/1993||2||Augustana (S.D.)|
|69||Hill, Rashod||T||6-6||313||1/12/1992||3||Southern Miss|
|92||Holmes, Jalyn||DT||6-5||283||1/25/1996||R||Ohio State|
|23||Iloka, George||DB||6-4||225||3/31/1990||7||Boise State|
|63||Isidora, Danny||G||6-3||306||6/5/1994||2||Miami (FL)|
|96||Johnson, Tom||DT||6-3||288||8/30/1984||8||Southern Miss|
|61||Jones, Brett||C||6-2||315||7/29/1991||4||Regina (Canada)|
|98||Joseph, Linval||DT||6-4||329||10/10/1988||9||East Carolina|
|89||Morgan, David||TE||6-4||265||5/19/1993||3||Texas-San Antonio|
|74||Remmers, Mike||G||6-5||310||4/11/1989||6||Oregon State|
|29||Rhodes, Xavier||CB||6-1||218||6/19/1990||6||Florida State|
|82||Rudolph, Kyle||TE||6-6||265||11/9/1989||8||Notre Dame|
|1||Sloter, Kyle||QB||6-5||218||2/7/1994||2||Northern Colorado|
|22||Smith, Harrison||FS||6-2||214||2/2/1989||7||Notre Dame|
|19||Thielen, Adam||WR||6-2||200||8/22/1990||5||Minnesota State|
|32||Thomas, Roc||RB||5-10||198||9/2/1995||R||Jacksonville State|
|11||Treadwell, Laquon||WR||6-2||215||6/14/1995||3||Ole Miss|
|26||Waynes, Trae||CB||6-0||190||7/25/1992||4||Michigan State|
|15||Zylstra, Brandon||WR||6-2||215||3/25/1993||R||Concordia (Minn.)|
|64||Andrews, Josh (IR)||C||6-2||311||6/21/1991||3||Oregon State|
|61||Aruna, Ade (IR)||DE||6-5||263||4/27/1994||R||Tulane|
|31||Brown, Mack (IR)||RB||5-11||213||9/24/1991||3||Florida|
|76||Collins, Aviante (IR)||T||6-4||292||4/21/1993||2||TCU|
|62||Easton, Nick (IR)||G||6-3||303||6/16/1992||4||Harvard|
|36||James, Craig (IR)||DB||5-10||195||4/29/1996||R||Southern Illinois|
|68||Lang, Cedrick (IR)||T||6-7||300||5/12/1992||1||UTEP|
|51||Mata'afa, Hercules (IR)||DE||6-2||252||9/18/1995||R||Washington State|
|87||Price, Josiah (IR)||TE||6-4||249||7/19/1993||1||Michigan State|
|48||Stanton, Johnny (IR)||RB||6-2||250||9/7/1994||R||UNLV|
|84||Beebe, Chad||WR||5-10||183||6/1/1994||R||Northern Illinois|
|43||Cliett, Reshard||OLB||6-2||225||4/29/1992||2||South Florida|
|66||Cothran, Curtis||DT||6-5||283||2/28/1995||R||Penn State|
|67||Edison, Cornelius||C||6-3||312||7/10/1993||2||Portland State|
|73||Gossett, Colby||G||6-5||311||6/23/1995||R||Appalachian State|
Richardson had an impressive debut with the Vikings, providing a strong interior pass rush that included five QB hurries (according to Pro Football Focus). Opposing offensive lines are going to have a hard time combating Richardson while also accounting for Minnesota's strong perimeter pass rushers.
The undrafted rookie could have a larger role next week as a reserve cornerback with both Mackensie Alexander (ankle) and Trae Waynes (knee) hurt.
Harris seemingly tweaked his hamstring during one of his 18 special teams snaps Sunday against the Bills. Even if Harris is active in Week 4, starting free safety Harrison Smith figures to dominate playing time again, relegating Harris to special teams' duties.
Hill's participation progressed throughout the week while he nursed an ankle injury, as he was back to being a full participant Friday after being limited Thursday. He should be a full go Sunday.
Murray set the tone early, throwing a wicked stiff arm to free himself up for a 21-yard touchdown run midway through the first quarter. Murray wasn't even supposed to start the game, but stepped in to record more rushing yards on Sunday than any Viking back had tallied this entire season. Along the way, the Vikings became stunningly balanced, running the ball on 46 percent of snaps as compared to 29 percent heading into Sunday. If this trend continues, the Vikings backfield could be more valuable on Sunday against the Jets, the question will be whether it'll be Murray or Dalvin Cook (hamstring), who was set to start on Sunday, leading the charge.
Sloter is unlikely to get any playing time in 2018 barring injury, but he gives the Vikings a quarterback to develop.
Although Cook was expected to return, his hamstring didn't react well to a pregame warmup. As such, Latavius Murray should handle the bulk of the running back workload Sunday, though Mike Boone and Roc Thomas could also get in on the act.
Siemian has had an up-and-down preseason, but he's locked in as Kirk Cousins' backup.
Reiff suffered the foot injury in last Sunday's win over the Eagles and was unable to return. While he will be absent for this weekend's contest, the Vikings do not believe Reiff is facing a long-term absence.
Cliett was drafted by the Texans in the fifth round of last year's draft but never appeared in a game, bouncing between a few different teams. He was a quality pass rusher in college, totaling six sacks during his senior season for the University of South Florida in 2016. He'll face stiff competition to make the Vikings roster but could catch on as a depth linebacker or special teams player.
Even with Treadwell's drops and Aldrick Robinson's two touchdowns last week, Robinson had 30 snaps on offense compared to Robinson's 15 snaps. However, Treadwell's role in the passing game remains limited even if he keeps the third receiver role.
Kendricks struggled a bit in pass coverage, giving up five receptions on eight targets, according to Pro Football Focus. Still, he should improve, and he's a good source of tackles in Minnesota's defense since he stays on the field in nickel packages.
Rudolph was the top target in the passing game after Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs, but the duo had 21 combined targets. Rudolph remains a top red-zone option and steady part of the offense, but his upside has been somewhat limited by the success of the top two wide receivers.
After sitting out the last three weeks, Sherels' full participation Wednesday puts him in a great position to retake the field in Week 6 against the Cardinals. While he doesn't provide much from a defensive standpoint, Sherels is a valuable contributor on special teams, working both on the punt and kick returns.
Jones, who was acquired in a trade last Sunday, has picked up the offense quickly and is on pace to start in place of the injured Pat Elflein (ankle) in Week 1 against the 49ers.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Sunday that Griffen isn't expected to return "any time soon." However, Griffen hasn't returned to practice this week and said in a statement that there was no timetable for his return. The Vikings have kept Griffen on the 53-man roster, however, which would appear to indicate they believe he could return this season. Griffen stepped away from the team to receive a mental health evaluation after he was involved in a recent string of concerning incidents, including an assault threat directed toward staff members at a Minneapolis hotel.
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.
After he was limited in the Vikings' first two practice sessions of the week, Rhodes was a full participant Friday, which was likely enough to convince the team he would be good to go for the weekend. Assuming Rhodes does in fact avoid the inactive list for Week 1, he'll likely be tasked with shadowing the 49ers' top wideout, Marquise Goodwin, for most of the day.
Bailey caused some headaches early with a couple of missed kicks in the first half of Sunday's affair. The usually serene kicker seemed a bit rattled following his poor start, but he found his rhythm in the second half. With the Vikings up six points and two minutes remaining in the game, Minnesota opted to send out Bailey for a 52-yard attempt despite him having missed a pair of kicks from closer distance earlier in the contest. Not only did Bailey's boot sail true, but the kick had plenty of distance and split the uprights, all but reassuring Minnesota fans that he'll be their guy moving forward.
Andrews has been dealing with an ankle injury since mid-August and was waived/injured at the start of September. The 27-year-old reverted to injured reserve after clearing waivers, but he can now join another team after reaching the injury settlement.
Compton spent last season with the Bears, starting five games at both left and right guard. Before that he spent three seasons with the Redskins and will now be reunited with quarterback Kirk Cousins. Because of his versatility, Compton figures to compete for a starting role on the offensive line this season.
Johnson was a limited participant last week and was inactive for last Thursday's loss to the Rams with the ankle issue. The 34-year-old should return to his rotational role on the Vikings defensive line for Sunday's game at Philadelphia.
Remmers was unable to suit up for Saturday's preseason loss against the Jaguars, but Vikings coach Mike Zimmer expects the offensive lineman to return to practice this week. He's slated to start at right guard as Minnesota deals with a handful of injuries up front.
Diggs led the team in targets and receptions, finishing behind only Adam Thielen in terms of receiving yardage. In addition to his busy day on the outside, Diggs made an impact out of the backfield as well by setting a new career high in rushing yards. Diggs has been excellent in Minnesota's three road games, averaging 10 catches and 114 yards per game with two touchdowns. His home outputs curiously haven't been anywhere close to those numbers to this point, but he'll look to change that next Sunday against the Cardinals.
It's still unclear how severe Stanton's injury is, but it's bad enough for the Vikings to have cut him. If he's able to reach an injury settlement and get healthy, the 23-year-old will be able to sign with another team. The Vikings signed Luke McNitt and Kobe McCrary to compete with C.J. Ham for the fullback job.
Thielen extending Minnesota's lead early in the second half, splitting the middle of the field for a 13-yard touchdown in the back of the end zone. Thielen has now scored in four of six games and has at least six catches and 100 yards in every game this season. He is as reliable an option as you can find this point, particularly on Sunday against a Jets defense surrendering 292 receiving yards per game.
Aruna is also reportedly walking without issue following offseason surgery. The sixth-round pick will spend his entire rookie season on injured reserve, but it appears the knee injury will not impact his long-term NFL career.
The decision to place Easton on IR was rather easy following the news that he'd need neck surgery and subsequently miss the entire 2018 season. Tom Compton will take over at left guard for the Vikings moving forward.
Make that five games in a row with a sack for Hunter, who's been able to take down the quarterback in every game this season. He's well on his way to besting his sack total (7.5) from 2017 and has become as reliable as ever in IDP leagues.
Morgan will return after missing Week 3's loss to the Bills. He averaged 26 offensive snaps through two games and hauled in three targets for 28 yards. Kyle Rudolph remains the Vikings' No. 1 tight end, so Morgan isn't viable in fantasy formats.
Ham played 20 snaps on offense after 17 snaps last week. He's carving out a regular small role on offense, but may only get a few touches a week as he's mostly being used as a blocker.
Weatherly has two sacks in three games since taking over as a starter at defensive end with Everson Griffen sidelined. Grifen isn't expected to return any time soon, so Weatherly could be a decent IDP option for leagues focusing on sacks.
He missed practice two days last week, but the injury is thought to be minor.
Brown is no stranger to the Redskins' practice squad, having been a key contributor to the unit back in 2016. Many close to the team have pushed for Brown's activation to the 53-man roster, but it seems like he'll need some things out of his control to go right in order for that to come to fruition. As it currently stands, Brown figures to be the No. 5 running back option in Washington until further notice.
Sendejo did not participate in practice throughout the week, foreshadowing his Week 6 absence. The Vikings have a trio of players to choose from as they look to Jayron Kearse, Anthony Harris or George Iloka to replace Sendejo at strong safety next to Harrison Smith.
Kearse is a safety, but his flexibility to play some cornerback in a pinch is a beneficial asset to Minnesota's defense. He'll likely return to a reserve role this week, as the Vikings will likely make another cornerback active for the game.
Roc Thomas played 14 snaps on offense as the backup to Latavius Murray with Dalvin Cook out with a hamstring injury. However, it doesn't look like Boone or Thomas will have much of a role in the offense even with Cook hurt.
Elflein was activated for Week 3's game against the Bills but did not start. Now, he'll make his return as the starting center, which will send Brett Jones back to the bench.
The dance moves following it weren't pretty, but Cousins looked sharp on the zone keeper for a seven-yard touchdown in the third quarter. It was Cousins' first rushing touchdown in Purple after 13 in the past three seasons in Washington. The rushing touchdown will curb some concerns about Cousins' passing performance on Sunday, which featured season lows in attempts, completions and yards as the Vikings dropped back on just 54 percent of plays on Sunday as compared to 71 percent heading into Sunday. That ratio will be worth monitoring on Sunday as the Vikings take on a Jets defense ranked in the top 10 in the league in opponent passer rating.
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.
Lang will require season-ending surgery, so even if an injury settlement is reached, his focus will shift to the 2019 campaign. The Vikings will look for additional linemen to back up Tom Compton.
Don't expect too many high-tackle games from Gedeon, however, as he comes off the field in nickel and dime packages. Gedeon played just 30 of the defense's 67 snaps.
Downs suffered a knee injury last October but is back to full speed this preseason. However, he may be on the outside looking in for a final roster spot.
When healthy, Isidora projects as a backup to starting right guard Joe Berger. He will now look to improve on his health heading into Week 2.
Conklin played just nine snaps on offense but went out for a pass on five of them, according to Pro Football Focus. He could have a larger role in the passing game if Kyle Rudolph gets hurt, but he'll otherwise will have a minimal role. Still, it's a good sign for the fifth-round 2018 draft pick's development that he was involved on offense this early in the season.
Collins was placed on injured reserve Monday and will not return this season. The injury was initially reported as an elbow issue, but it was ultimately diagnosed as a torn biceps.
He'll replace Ryan Quigley as Minnesota's punter.
Badet spent the summer with the Vikings but was let go as part of the team's final roster cuts over the weekend. However, the Oklahoma product evidently caught the eye of the Panthers' scouting department and will now be stashed in Carolina for the time being.
Iloka all but confirmed his starting role Sunday alongside Harrison Smith. "I've been in this system and playing the same position I've played, for the most part, for my whole career," said Iloka. "Obviously, [Smith] is a playmaker, so we'll see on Sunday what it's like to play with him." Iloka was signed by the Vikings on Aug. 22 and didn't make his debut on defense until Week 4.
Bower will miss a second straight contest with the ankle injury that kept him sidelined during the Vikings' Week 5 victory over the Eagles. The Vikings will continue to be thin at defensive end with Everson Griffen (personal) away from the team, leaving Danielle Hunter and Stephen Weatherly as their primary pass rushers.
It would be a huge blow for both the rookie and the team as the first-round pick had just taken over starting duties for the Vikings. Trae Waynes would be in line to get his job back.
Beebe did not play in Minnesota's final preseason game due to an undisclosed injury, but he looks healthy enough to join the practice squad. Beebe had a strong preseason and could work his way onto an NFL team's active roster at some point this season due to his special teams play.
Robinson's role in the offense didn't grow, even after catching two touchdowns for 33 yards in the prior week's loss to the Rams. He played just 15 snaps on offense compared to 30 for Laquon Treadwell. Robinson could still get a larger role in the offense if Treadwell drops more passes (four this season).
The lost fumble was technically credited to Kirk Cousins, but it was a pass that Thomas should have easily caught but mishandled. Thomas was the primary backup to Latavius Murray, but his miscue could mean Mike Boone gets more snaps if Dalvin Cook remains out with a hamstring injury in Week 6 against the Caridinals.
Smith has played like the top-flight safety he is through three weeks. His sack Sunday was his second of the year, meaning he's now tied for his second-highest season sack total of his career through only three games. He'll look to continue the strong play as the Vikings aim to notch a win against the Rams in Week 4.
Hikutini was dealing with a minor groin injury last week, but he appears to have gotten over the issue in short order. Starting tight end George Kittle suffered a shoulder injury Thursday, so Hikutini will serve as the primary backup to Garrett Celek until Kittle returns to action.
Waynes missed last Sunday's game after being knocked out of Week 4's contest with a concussion. Fortunately, it appears he's doing much better and is expected to slot in opposite Xavier Rhodes. Waynes owns 11 tackles (10 solo) through four appearances this season and will look to build on that mark Sunday.
Holmes suffered a broken hand during the spring, but it's unclear whether Monday's injury is related.
Joseph had an errant pass (ruled a fumble) land in his hands, and he subsequently ran 64 yards for a touchdown. He's mostly a run stuffer, but he's been an asset as a pass rusher with a sack, QB hit and four QB hurries, according to Pro Football Focus.
Johnson adds another big body inside for the Vikings front, checking in at 6-foot-3, 316 pounds. His subpar combine, including a mere 19 reps on the bench that ranked in just the fifth percentile among defensive linemen, made him a Day 3 pick. That said, he has impressive tape and was able to rush the passer from the interior with 7.5 sacks as a senior. Johnson figures to add depth at the right defensive tackle spot behind Sharrif Floyd, whose future is a bit cloudy due to nerve damage in his knee.
Myrick made the most of his Combine invite, running a blazing 4.28-second 40 to get his draft stock trending in the right direction. His tape and diminutive size (5-10, 200) point to Myrick being a slot corner at the next level, but his speed and elusiveness in the return game should help him crack the roster as a special teamer at the very least.