|Offense||9th||110.0 (14th)||243.5 (12th)|
|Defense||24th||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|
|6||Heinicke, Taylor (IR)||QB||6-1||210||3/15/1993||3||Old Dominion|
|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|
|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.
Cook's workload was rather limited as his team trailed the whole game, but he managed to post an average of 5.3 yards per carry against a respectable defensive front. The sample size is small, but the rookie has averaged 5.6 yards per carry through 34 totes in his young NFL career. The offense struggled without Sam Bradford (knee) under center, which is a trend to consider moving forward, but Cook has certainly looked the part when his number is called. He will look to have more of an impact in Week 3 against the Buccaneers.
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 value 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 missed Sunday's 26-9 loss to Pittsburgh while dealing with pain and swelling in the same left knee that needed ACL repair surgery in 2013 and 2014. It sounds as if the current issue may not involve the same ligament, though the Vikings' doctors reportedly had a tough time evaluating last week's MRI because Bradford has so much scar tissue built up around the ACL. His availability for Week 3 and beyond still seems to be totally up in the air.
Kendricks started at middle linebacker and played all of the defense's 62 snaps. He'll have games with more tackles but he put up a solid effort Monday.
Rudolph led the team in receiving yardage and tied for the lead in targets, but a lackluster passing display by Case Keenum limited his upside. Despite some struggles in this one, Rudolph actually managed to improve upon his Week 1 totals, though he wasn't able to reach the end zone. The big tight end should remain one of the most heavily-targeted Vikings regardless of who is under center, though it appears his potential weekly output will remain relatively modest. He will face off with the Buccaneers defense next week.
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 firs 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 Thursday and Friday as the Vikings elected to play it safe with their top cornerback's health heading into Week 2, but he'll ultimately be able to play through the hip issue in Pittsburgh. Mackensie Alexander would be next in line for additional snaps across from Trae Waynes if Rhodes were to re-injure his hip.
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.
Diggs is making a habit of starting seasons with a bang, as he averaged nearly 105 yards through his first four career games, then went for 100-plus in his first two tilts last year, and now found pay dirt twice while approaching the century mark in his Year 3 debut. While Diggs' production fluctuated last season, another point of contention with his stock was his mere three touchdowns. With respective grabs of 18 and two yards during the second quarter Monday, though, Diggs has already come close to matching that total this time around. Along with Adam Thielen, Diggs shows a good understanding with quarterback Sam Bradford, yet most secondaries won't be as generous as New Orleans'.
Though Thielen caught the majority of the balls thrown his way, he failed to produce much down the field aside from a 24-yard gain. He still tied for the team lead in targets, but Case Keenum struggled to an average of just 4.4 yards per attempt, limiting the upside of all Vikings pass-catchers. Thielen's fantasy value could be tied to the health of Sam Bradford (knee), but with few details surrounding the nature of his injury, it remains to be seen who will be under center in Week 3 against the Buccaneers.
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.
Heinecke is now removed from injured reserve and immediately eligible to sign with any team other than the Vikings.
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 missed practice earlier in the week before practicing in limited fashion Friday, but he'll ultimately be able to play through the minor hamstring injury Sunday. Eric Wilson and Emmanuel Lamur could be in line for additional snaps if Barr were to suffer any setbacks.
It was only about a year ago that head coach Mike Zimmer questioned whether Sendejo was a starter, but there's been no talk this season of his role being in doubt. He started at strong safety and played on all of the defense's snaps.
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.
Pressed into action because of an injury to Sam Bradford (knee), Keenum struggled to make plays downfield and wound up averaging a measly 4.4 yards per attempt. The length of a potential absence for Bradford has been surrounded by murky details, but Keenum's performance Sunday indicates that he shouldn't be relied upon as a fantasy starter. If he remains the top option for Week 3, a home matchup against the Buccaneers is on tap.
Brock looks to contribute on the nickel defense, where Terence Newman played in Week 1. With an experienced cornerback unit in Minnesota, it's tough to project Brock vaulting himself into fantasy relevance against the Steelers.
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 work that 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.