|Offense||10th||110.0 (14th)||243.5 (12th)|
|Defense||23rd||81.0 (11th)||258.5 (25th)|
|12||Adams, Rodney||WR||6-1||189||9/15/1994||R||South Florida|
|61||Berger, Joe||G||6-5||305||5/25/1982||13||Michigan Tech|
|24||Brock, Tramaine||DB||5-10||188||8/20/1988||8||Belhaven College|
|13||Coley, Stacy||WR||6-0||195||5/13/1994||R||Miami (Fla.)|
|33||Cook, Dalvin||RB||5-10||210||8/10/1995||R||Florida State|
|65||Elflein, Pat||C||6-3||303||7/6/1994||R||Ohio State|
|97||Griffen, Everson||DE||6-3||273||12/22/1987||8||Southern California|
|30||Ham, C.J.||RB||5-11||235||7/22/1993||1||Augustana (S.D.)|
|69||Hill, Rashod||T||6-6||313||1/12/1992||2||Southern Mississippi|
|63||Isidora, Danny||G||6-3||306||6/5/1994||R||Miami (Fla.)|
|92||Johnson, Tom||DT||6-3||288||8/30/1984||7||Southern Mississippi|
|98||Joseph, Linval||DT||6-4||329||10/10/1988||8||East Carolina|
|59||Lamur, Emmanuel||LB||6-4||245||6/8/1989||6||Kansas State|
|21||McKinnon, Jerick||RB||5-9||205||5/3/1992||4||Georgia Southern|
|89||Morgan, David||TE||6-4||265||5/19/1993||2||Texas-San Antonio|
|23||Newman, Terence||CB||5-10||197||9/4/1978||15||Kansas State|
|4||Quigley, Ryan||P||6-2||205||1/26/1990||5||Boston College|
|72||Remmers, Mike||T||6-5||310||4/11/1989||5||Oregon State|
|29||Rhodes, Xavier||CB||6-1||218||6/19/1990||5||Florida State|
|82||Rudolph, Kyle||TE||6-6||265||11/9/1989||7||Notre Dame|
|1||Sloter, Kyle||QB||6-4||218||2/7/1994||R||Northern Colorado|
|22||Smith, Harrison||FS||6-2||214||2/2/1989||6||Notre Dame|
|19||Thielen, Adam||WR||6-2||200||8/22/1990||4||Minnesota State|
|11||Treadwell, Laquon||WR||6-2||215||6/14/1995||2||Ole Miss|
|26||Waynes, Trae||CB||6-0||190||7/25/1992||3||Michigan State|
|43||Sankey, Bishop (IR)||RB||5-10||213||9/15/1992||3||Washington|
|83||Shelton, R.J. (IR)||WR||5-10||200||5/6/1994||R||Michigan State|
|57||Washington, Shaan (IR)||LB||6-3||220||12/29/1993||R||Texas A&M|
|63||Bradley, Dylan||DT||6-1||286||2/4/1995||R||Southern Mississippi|
|86||Carter, Kyle||TE||6-3||245||12/17/1992||1||Penn State|
|Edison, Cornelius||C||6-3||309||7/10/1993||2||Portland State|
|34||Hill, Bronson||RB||5-10||215||1/2/1993||1||Eastern Michigan|
|Lang, Cedrick||T||6-7||269||5/12/1992||1||Texas-El Paso|
|38||Richardson, Horace||CB||5-11||199||9/28/1993||R||Southern Methodist|
|Tocho, Jack||CB||6-0||202||2/8/1996||R||NC State|
|Williams, Antwione||LB||6-3||240||5/26/1993||2||Georgia Southern|
|18||Floyd, Michael||WR||6-3||220||11/27/1989||6||Notre Dame|
|Team||OLine Avg. Ht||OLine Avg. Wt||DLine Avg. Ht||DLine Avg. Wt||Avg. Age||Youngest||Oldest|
Few details were ever offered on the severity of the injury, but it appears Harris will be ready for Monday night's game against the Saints. The 25-year-old will start the season as a reserve safety behind starter Harrison Smith.
Hill suffered a foot or ankle injury during Saturday's practice and was carted off the field. However, the move was precautionary, and it doesn't appear to be a serious injury. Factoring in the concurrent return to practice of fellow lineman Riley Reiff, it appears the Vikings' offensive line dodged a bullet with respect to its overall health.
Murray continues to have a limited role in the offense with Dalvin Cook getting nearly all the touches out of the backfield. Even worse for Murray's fantasy value is that fullback C.J. Ham had a one-yard rushing touchdown when Murray was thought to possibly be the goal-line running back.
The Vikings agreed to pay him a higher than the usual $20,000 per week salary. He could be a long-term project for the Vikings as a result.
Cook powered in from one yard out to cap a seven-play, 75-yard opening drive and notch his first touchdown as a pro. The standout rookie then went on to log a career high in carries and demonstrate that he can handle the volume of a true workhorse back with superior results. Cook looks every bit the first-round talent he projected to be coming into last April's draft, and he'll strive to continue producing versus the Lions in a Week 4 home matchup.
Coley has 13 receptions for 160 yards this preseason. It looks like both he and Rodney Adams, both rookies, could make the final roster as depth receivers.
While he wasn't a full participant, it's an encouraging sign after he missed eight days of practice. Minnesota's offensive line struggled last season -- in part due to injuries -- and Reiff, the team's projected starter at left tackle, was an offseason acquisition who the team is hoping will make an impact.
Treadwell played 50 snaps on offense compared to 12 snaps for Jarius Wright as it looks like he's taking over the third wide receiver role. Treadwell's outlook could be on the rise; however, his fantasy value may be limited if Sam Bradford doesn't return from a knee injury.
Hill signed with the Vikings in August after being released by the Jaguars this past May. The Vikings have elected to keep three quality running backs on their final roster, but Hill will remain within the organization.
Bradford was able to participate in limited practices Wednesday and Thursday, though he wasn't close to getting himself ready for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, which means Case Keenum will start again. It's certainly good news that Bradford didn't suffer a more serious injury, though he also doesn't appear to be that close to returning.
Kendricks improved on a six tackle (three solo) performance in the Vikings' season opener. He was on the field for all 74 defensive snaps, and figures to continue being heavily involved in the action when the team welcomes the Buccaneers to the Twin Cities for Week 3.
The sure-handed tight end hasn't quite been himself over the first three weeks of the 2017 campaign, as he now has just eight catches over that span. Rudolph's reception and yardage total Sunday were his lowest since Week 8 of last season, while his target share was his lowest since Week 17 of 2015. Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen have gobbled up 49 targets between them over the first three contests, while a renewed focus on the running game due to the early success of rookie Dalvin Cook has also affected Rudolph's overall opportunities. Given his established role within the Minnesota offense, Rudolph figures to still retain an important role in the Vikings passing attack, even if it isn't to the extent of previous seasons. He'll look to boost his production against the Lions in Week 4.
Sherels won the team's punt return job again and also could be used at times on kickoffs. He won't get significant playing time on defense unless injuries strike but he remains a valuable special teams player.
Sankey was waived and reverted to injured reserve after tearing his ACL in the Vikings' preseason opener. With his rehab already underway, Sankey should be able to recover in time for the start of the 2018 season. However, a serious injury like this could put his NFL future in serious jeopardy.
With three sacks in his first two games, Griffen looks set to return to the double-digit sack totals he had in 2014 and 2015 before a slight dip to eight sacks last season.
Odenigbo is undersized for an end at just 258 points, and his lack of arm length will make it difficult for him to shed blocks. However, he is an impressive athlete with above-average metrics in nearly every Combine drill. Minnesota's depth up front means that Odenigbo has his work cut out for him if he wants to make the 53-man roster as a rookie.
Brothers was competing for the starting weak-side linebacker role in the preseason, but Ben Gedeon won the role. Brothers will have a limited reserve and special teams role as a result.
Rhodes was limited throughout last week at practice due to a hip issue, but was ultimately able to take the field in a Week 2 loss to the Steelers. The 27-year-old finished the contest with five tackles (four solo) and a pass defended. Although he was injured heading into the game, Rhodes was still on the field for 60 of a possible 74 snaps. Barring any setbacks, he is on track to play in Week 3.
Stephen is part of the rotation at defensive tackle and provided some pass rush with one QB hurry, according to Pro Football focus. However, he's mostly a run stuffer who won't accumulate many stats for IDP leagues.
Adams may have lost the kick return job after he lost a fumble on a kickoff return last week and Jerick McKinnon returned a kickoff for a touchdown on Sunday. Adams has 12 receptions for 73 yards and two touchdowns this preseason, so he'll likely make the final roster as depth receiver and special teams player.
It was thought that Alexander would begin the season with the slot corner and nickel role, but Alexander came off the bench and played just 27 snaps on defense in Week 1. It looks like he and Newman may split the role even if Alexander comes off the bench initially.
Johnson played more snaps then all but two games last year, which shows he's back to full strength after missing the last two games of last season due to a hamstring injury. His value is in stuffing the run, which doesn't translate to fantasy value in most leagues.
A recent string of injuries led the Vikings in search of another tight end. Kyle Rudolph (leg) should be fine for the season opener, but Bell provides the team with an emergency body should he be needed.
Taking full advantage of a Bucs secondary missing stalwart ball-hawk Brent Grimes, Diggs showed spectacular synergy with quarterback Case Keenum, posting team highs in receptions, yardage and targets. Diggs' touchdowns -- sandwiched around halftime -- essentially served to blow the game open, with the second, a 59-yard score, extending the Vikings' lead to 28-3 to open the third quarter. The third-year pro now has a pair of two-touchdown efforts in the first three contests and appears primed for what could be his first 1,000-yard campaign. He'll look to continue producing irrespective of who's behind center when Minnesota faces off with the division-rival Lions in Week 4.
Thielen rebounded from a rather ordinary 44-yard tally against the Steelers to more than double his yardage total against a Bucs secondary missing veteran Brent Grimes (shoulder). The fourth-year pro posted his second catch of over 40 yards during the contest as well and has an impressive 19 receptions through the first three weeks of 2017. Thielen and Stefon Diggs appear to be working seamlessly together and will look to continue producing against the Lions in an intra-divisional Week 4 matchup
Edison played in six games for the Bears during his rookie season. Entering his second year, the 23-year-old will look to make Atlanta his new home for the long term. He'll likely serve in a backup capacity if he's able to win a roster spot out of training camp.
Hunter provided a strong pass rush but didn't record any sacks. While duplicating last year's breakout season of 12.5 sacks may be difficult, he looked as strong a pass rusher as last season in Monday's win.
Lamur exited the Vikings third preseason game with concussion-like symptoms and did not play in the preseason finale against the 49ers. The 28-year-old will most likely be a depth linebacker for Mike Zimmer and the Vikings this season.
Morgan played just 63 snaps as a rookie but shone as a receiver in the preseason. He could be a player to keep tabs on in case Kyle Rudolph gets hurt.
Ham's touchdown is likely a rare event as head coach Mike ZImmer had talked before about using Latavius Murray as a goal-line back and the offense rarely uses a fullback.
Floyd only suited up for one regular season game in 2016 before sitting out the rest with nerve damage in his knee. He's not expected to play Week 1, but the 2013 first-round pick is slated to be the top nose tackle when he returns.
Barr has been active so far this season, as he has recorded 17 tackles (11 solo) through two games. The 25-year-old missed just one snap Sunday and saw 73 total. He figures to continue seeing a heavy workload going forward.
Kearse begins the season as a reserve safety who will get almost all his playing time on special teams.
Elflein was battling Nick Easton for the starting role, but it appears the rookie third-round pick is in line to start Saturday's preseason contest, foreshadowing his role as the team's starting center.
Forbath has made all 19 field-goal attempts in his Minnesota career, but is just 13 of 18 on extra-point attempts, including two misses this season. It doesn't sound like his job is in jeopardy, but continued extra-point misses could change that equation.
Floyd didn't get time with the first-team offense and hasn't looked strong this preseason. It was thought Floyd had a clear lead for the No. 3 wide receiver role after head coach Mike Zimmer raved about him early in training camp, but a lackluster preseason has created doubt. Floyd will battle Laquon Treadwell and Jarius Wright for the top spot behind Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen when he returns from a four-game suspension.
Gedeon beat out Edmond Robinson and Emmanuel Lamur for the starting job. The 2017 fourth-round draft pick may not have a lot of fantasy value, however, as the weak-side linebacker comes off the field in nickel packages.
To say that Keenum's effort came out of nowhere would likely be an understatement, as he looked like a completely different quarterback than the one who struggled to a pedestrian 167-yard passing day against the Steelers in Week 2. The 29-year-old extended his winning streak against the Bucs to three games with the victory and led the Vikings on scoring drives of seven, 13 and six plays in the first half. He spread the ball around effectively as well, hitting eight different pass catchers and connecting with Stefon Diggs twice and veteran Jarius Wright once for his scoring throws. With Sam Bradford's status for Week 4 murky at best, Keenum may be called upon again to helm the offense against the division-rival Lions.
Among an experienced cornerback unit in Minnesota, it's tough to project Brock vaulting himself into fantasy relevance this season unless injuries hit the team's defensive backfield. Brock, who missed the Week 1 win over the Saints with the groin injury, could replace Terence Newman as the Vikings' nickel back Sunday.
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.
The move is merely procedural, as Bridgewater won't be returning to the field anytime soon. Having said that, the Vikings have been steadfast that he cannot be ruled out for the entire 2017 campaign. He's technically eligible to return in Week 7, but there's no telling when he'll be cleared to practice, let alone be ready for game action. Expect Sam Bradford to be under center for the entire 16-game slate, barring health concerns, while Case Keenum serves as the backup signal-caller.
This is a surprising development given the experience Williams received in his rookie year coupled with the fact he seemed to be in the mix for a starting role in 2017. The Lions are probably hoping he'll clear waivers and be able to stash him on their practice squad.
Robison looks set to be a regular in the defensive line rotation despite some whispers he could see a much reduced role this season at age 34. He may start the season slow after he struggled with a groin injury in the preseason.
He'll likely begin the season as the No. 3 tight end, though it's not clear if both he and Bucky Hodges will make the final roster.
He played just 12 snaps on offense compared to 50 for Laquon Treadwell, who also had six targets. It looks like Wright is behind Treadwell for the third receiver role. However, the third receiver may not matter much for fantasy purposes if Sam Bradford can't return soon from a knee injury.
McKInnon got more touches than Latavius Murray behind Dalvin Cook. He also played more snaps (22) than Murray (6). However, both will have a limited backup role behind Cook.
It looks like Newman will get more playing time as a result. However, we'd expect the Vikings to be judicious with the 39-year old's playing time later in the season.
Smith was strong in pass coverage once again and remains a force in the secondary. He'll get plenty of opportunities to make big plays this season, especially against weaker offenses.
Waynes had an impressive game from a tackling standpoint as he had five solo tackles and five stops, which shut down ball carriers, according to Pro Football Focus. If his increased success on tackles is a trend, he could be a more valuable IDP option.
He started at nose tackle and played 35 of 62 snaps on defense. He remains an elite force against the run, but has 16.5 sacks in 97 career games, however, so his IDP value is limited.
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.
It's probably not a huge distinction as Tocho may play special teams more than defense if he's able to win a spot on the final roster. Tocho ran the 40-yard dash in 4.54 seconds at the Combine, so he may not have the speed to play cornerback regularly.