|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||6-2||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.
Reiff was added to the injury report as a limited participant Friday so it's difficult to gauge his likelihood to play Sunday. Rashod Hill is next up on the Vikings' depth chart at left tackle if Reiff is unable to play.
Diggs is out for Sunday's game against Baltimore, while Floyd is listed as questionable after barely practicing all week. Treadwell had the best game of his young career -- catching three passes for 51 yards -- in a 23-10 win over the Packers last week, but his snap share (57 percent) was actually right in its usual range. With Floyd potentially joining Diggs on the sideline this time around, Treadwell could push for a typical starter's workload, albeit against a Baltimore defense that has completely shut down opposing wideouts to the tune of 6.4 yards per target and 105.7 yards per game.
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 didn't practice all week and doesn't seem likely to return before the Vikings' bye in Week 9. Case Keenum will start against the Ravens.
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 practiced in a limited fashion on Wednesday but the shoulder issue appears to have been nothing too serious. The 27-year-old looks all set for Sunday's matchup against the Ravens at this point.
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.
Alexander was limited in practice this week and will likely be a game-day decision Sunday. The 23-year-old has seen time as the Vikings' nickel corner this season but has mostly had inconsistent playing time as he often splits snaps with veteran Terence Newman.
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.
Per Cronin, Diggs returned to the practice field Friday but merely took part in some light individual work. While he initially suggested his current groin injury isn't as bad as the one he suffered last season, Diggs hinted at some frustration when speaking with the media this week. He'll now miss a second straight game, leaving Laquon Treadwell as the likely No. 2 receiver alongside Adam Thielen. With Michael Floyd (hamstring) listed as questionable, Jarius Wright could also have a key role Sunday.
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 a full participant at practice Friday and more importantly cleared the league's concussion protocol, according to Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com. The 25-year-old is on track to play against the Ravens on Sunday.
Sendejo has missed practice time with groin and shoulder injuries since the start of October but seems fully recovered for Sunday's game against the Ravens.
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.
Per Cronin, Floyd did some light individual work at Friday's practice, after sitting out entirely Wednesday and Thursday. His inability to participate in team work suggests he's on the wrong side of questionable, but the Vikings could take a more aggressive approach now that Stefon Diggs (groin) has been ruled out. Floyd logged 38 snaps in Sunday's 23-10 win over the Packers, but he caught just one pass for five yards on three targets. Should Floyd miss the upcoming contest, Laquon Treadwell likely would take on a heavy snap count, with Jarius Wright serving as the No. 3 receiver.
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.
Sam Bradford (knee) is still hurting and Teddy Bridgewater (knee) hasn't practiced enough to be ready for a game. Keenum's spot will be tenuous heading forward, but he'll get the nod for at least one more week as the Vikings take aim at a Baltimore defense that's held opponents to a 71.1 passer rating.
Brock was a new addition to the injury report this week and was limited at practice Thursday and Friday. The 29-year-old has exclusively played special teams the last two games and doesn't seem to have anything more than a depth role on the Vikings' defense at this point.
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.
Wednesday marks the beginning of a 21-day window in which Bridgewater can practice without taking up a spot on the 53-man roster. He'll eventually need to be activated or placed on injured reserve, but the Vikings don't figure to make a decision any earlier than next week. Bridgewater has already been doing individual drills for quite some time, so his next step will be 7-on-7 passing drills, followed by 11-on-11 work somewhere down the line. With Case Keenum doing competent work in place of Sam Bradford (knee), the Vikings might be inclined to put off Bridgewater's activation until after their Week 9 bye. Bridgewater's role upon returning presumably will be dependent on some combination of his practice performance, Keenum's performance in games and Bradford's health. Keenum likely will get the start against Baltimore in Week 7.
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.