|Offense||10th||117.2 (12th)||238.8 (12th)|
|Defense||5th||78.7 (3rd)||216.8 (14th)|
|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.)|
|65||Elflein, Pat||C||6-3||303||7/6/1994||R||Ohio State|
|18||Floyd, Michael||WR||6-3||220||11/27/1989||6||Notre Dame|
|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.)|
|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|
|33||Cook, Dalvin (IR)||RB||5-10||210||8/10/1995||R||Florida 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|
|Team||OLine Avg. Ht||OLine Avg. Wt||DLine Avg. Ht||DLine Avg. Wt||Avg. Age||Youngest||Oldest|
Harris took over at strong safety with Andrew Sendejo out with a groin injury. While Harris had just two tackles, he played all 66 snaps of the defense's snaps, suggesting he could be a sneaky IDP option at safety if Sendejo remains sidelined.
Hill missed Monday's win over the Bears and was limited in practice on Wednesday, but his full participation bodes well for his game status against the Packers this Sunday.
The wide gulf between Murray's production and Jerick McKinnon's has led to some speculation that the former Raider could essentially fall out of the offensive game plan. The Vikings seemingly aren't quite ready to take that step, but Murray needs to improve quickly or else the team won't have much choice. He's gained only 80 yards on 30 touches (three catches) in two games since Dalvin Cook (knee) suffered a season-ending knee injury, while McKinnon has piled up 245 yards and three touchdowns on 43 touches (11 catches). However, McKinnon has fumbled three times the past three weeks, after making it through the first 45 games of his career without a single fumble. His robust production nonetheless figures to outweigh the statistical oddity when the team evaluates its backfield, particularly if McKinnon stays hot in Sunday's matchup with the Ravens. Anyway you slice it, Murray is in danger of seeing his role reduced in the coming weeks.
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 was on his way to an electrifying rookie campaign before suffering the injury in the Vikings' Week 4 loss to the Lions, resulting in an early end to his season. In the club's first game without Cook on Monday against the Bears, Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer leaned primarily on Jerick McKinnon, who compiled 146 total yards and a touchdown on 22 touches, to fill the void. Meanwhile, free-agent pickup Latavius Murray amassed 43 yards on 14 touches, so he and McKinnon could factor prominently into the backfield mix as the Vikings look to replace Cook's production on the ground and through the air.
Jerick McKinnon was removed from kickoff duties since he's emerged as the primary running back after Dalvin Cook's season-ending knee injury. Coley has also moved ahead of Rodney Adams for the No. 6 receiver role. However, he won't have a viable role on offense in that role.
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.
The 2016 first-round pick had recorded one reception on just three targets over the last three games, so Sunday's output qualified as a breakout effort, at least on Treadwell's curve. The 22-year-old's yardage total was a career high, while his catch total matched his Week 2 tally versus the Steelers. However, it's certainly worth noting that Treadwell's opportunity came courtesy of two injuries at the position, as Stefon Diggs (groin) was sidelined for the contest, while Michael Floyd (calf) exited the game in the first half. Treadwell has had trouble climbing the depth chart when the team's wideout corps has been at full health, so the return of even one of the two aforementioned receivers in Week 7 could relegate Treadwell back to fantasy irrelevance.
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 recently traveled to New York for Regenokine blood-spinning treatment, which is expected to take five or six days. Combining that information with a recent report that the quarterback's surgically repaired left knee could eventually lead him to consider an early retirement, it's hard to imagine Bradford returning to practice Wednesday and then starting Sunday's game against the Ravens. He should still be viewed as out indefinitely, but the Vikings do at least have some good news on the quarterback front, with Teddy Bridgewater (knee) set to resume practicing Wednesday. While Case Keenum likely will start at least one more game, the team may soon have other options at quarterback, be it Bridgewater, Bradford, or both.
It marks the first game this season where Kendricks had double-digit tackles, and he also eclipsed his tackle total from the previous two weeks combined. The 25-year-old and the Vikings defense as a whole draw an appealing matchup against the struggling Ravens offense in Week 7.
Rudolph checked in behind only Adam Thielen in targets and drew even with Jerick McKinnon in receptions on the afternoon. After causing some concern for fantasy owners with just three receptions on six targets in Weeks 3 and 4, the 27-year-old has been the recipient of 18 looks over the subsequent pair of contests. He's parlayed those opportunities into 11 catches for 92 yards and a score, putting him back on the tight end radar. He'll look to continue bouncing back versus the Ravens in Week 7.
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.
Griffen will need sacks in two more games to tie the Minnesota record for consecutive games with sacks set by Jim Marshall in 1969 and tied by Jared Allen in 2010 and 2011.
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 is in the midst of a battle for snaps at weak-side linebacker with Emmanuel Lamur and Edmond Robinson, so he'll need to stay healthy.
Rhodes got his interception on a lucky bounce rather than being targeted in the passing game and stealing one away. However, he was strong in pass coverage as usual, by allowing just 4-of-7 targets to be caught against him for a 26.8 QB rating, according to Pro Football Focus.
With a full practice under his belt this week, Stephen looks like he'll be able to give it a go Monday. How well he will hold up is still unknown, however.
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 head coach Mike Zimmer decided to stick with the veteran for the job. Alexander will have a reserve role as a result.
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.
Diggs said Wednesday that he expected to play, but his inability to practice all week hinted at this outcome. Adam Thielen and Kyle Rudolph should see plenty of targets from Case Keenum, while Laquon Treadwell and Michael Floyd figure to absorb the snaps left behind. Diggs will target a return to practice ahead of a Week 7 matchup with the Ravens.
As expected, Thielen was a focal point of the air attack with Stefon Diggs (groin) sidelined for the contest, and his workload saw another bump once the latter's replacement, Michael Floyd, exited with a calf injury. The circumstances helped lead to Thielen's first game with double-digit targets in 2017, which allowed him to match his single-game season high in catches. The 27-year-old already has 38 receptions for 489 yards through six contests, with his zero touchdowns serving as the only blemish on his solid season thus far. He'll look to accomplish that feat when the Vikings tangle with the Ravens at home in Week 7.
Easton will be replaced by Jeremiah Sirles until he's healthy enough to play.
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 played six snaps on offense as he saw a slight uptick in usage with Dalvin Cook out for the season with a knee injury. He could carve out a larger role if anything were to happen to Jerick McKinnon or Latavius Murray. Otherwise, the Vikings don't use him much as a fullback in the offense.
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 was responsible for the hit that broke Aaron Rodgers collarbone Sunday, and now he's out as well. He's racked up 30 tackles (22 solo) through the first five games, and Eric Wilson will take over the snaps Barr leaves behind.
Terence Newman, Jayron Kearse and Anthony Harris are likely to get more playing time as a result.
Barring any setbacks, Kearse should be ready for Sunday's game against the Packers. If active for the contest, he'll likely work in a depth role in the secondary.
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.
After some struggles with extra points and short field goals early in the season, Forbath has had two strong weeks by going 5-for-5 in field-goal attempts and 5-for-5 in extra-point attempts the past two games.
Floyd started Sunday's game since Stefon Diggs (groin) was out and hauled in one reception for just five yards before his exit. Jarius Wright will gain more snaps in Floyd's absence.
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.
Despite not having Stefon Diggs (groin) at his disposal and also losing Michael Floyd to an in-game calf injury, Keenum managed to lead the Vikings to another victory. The 29-year-old was able to connect with six different pass catchers overall, with his most effective target being Adam Thielen (nine receptions, 97 yards). With rumors earlier Sunday that starting quarterback Sam Bradford's bone bruise could be a lot worse than is being reported, Keenum could be in for a long-term stint behind center. A possible wrench in those plans comes in the form of one Teddy Bridgewater (knee), however, as the 2014 first-round pick is expected to pass his physical Monday and resume practicing next week. If Bridgewater is eventually deemed healthy enough to be activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list over the subsequent 21 days, Keenum will have formidable competition for the top job.
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 Vikings can take up to three weeks before they have to either activate Bridgewater to the 53-man roster or place him on injured reserve for the rest of the season. The latter would only happen in the event of a major setback, as the Vikings could seriously use Bridgewater's help while there's so much uncertainty surrounding Sam Bradford (knee). Tomasson speculates that Bridgewater could be held out the next two weeks and then activated for games after the Vikings' Week 9 bye. His role upon returning will depend upon his own performance in practice and Case Keenum's performance in games, in addition to Bradford's health. Keenum remains the best best to start Sunday's game against the Ravens.
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.
It was his first sack of the season. Robison has seen his playing time decrease from 53 snaps per game last season to 40 per game this year. He can still rush the passer, but is getting fewer opportunities as the Vikings aim to keep the 34-year old fresh.
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.
Wright has fallen to fifth on the depth chart and hasn't been targeted in any of the last three games. While he could move to No. 4 on the depth chart with both Stefon Diggs (groin) and Michael Floyd (calf) hurt, it's hard to see Wright having a significant role.
This would be more of a concern if not for the fact that McKinnon had previously never fumbled in his four-year career. He's vastly outproduced Latavius Murray in two games since Dalvin Cook (knee) went down for the season, piling up 164 rushing yards (5.1 per carry), 81 receiving yards (7.4 per catch) and three total touchdowns. Murray did get 16 touches on 33 snaps in Sunday's 23-10 win over the Packers, but his role likely will be reduced if McKinnon keeps piling up yards without losing any more fumbles. The Vikings face a slumping Baltimore run defense in Week 7, setting McKinnon up for another solid performance.
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 had a dominant performance, as he made an amazing one-handed grab on his interception. He was also active as a pass rusher on several blitz packages. He may be the best safety in the NFL and puts himself in position to make several big plays each game.
Waynes' interception was impressive, but it was against an inexperienced Brett Hundley with just 21 seconds left in a two possession game. Still, Waynes is on pace to eclipse his career-high 50 tackles, as he currently has 37 tackles (32 solo) on the season.
Joseph also recorded four tackles (three solo) in the contest. The defensive tackle was on the field for 59 defensive snaps (59.0 percent). He will look to stay active in the Vikings' Week 7 matchup against Ravens.
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.