|Offense||7th||121.1 (8th)||248.2 (10th)|
|Defense||3rd||88.3 (2nd)||205.1 (5th)|
|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|
|8||Bradford, Sam (IR)||QB||6-4||224||11/8/1987||8||Oklahoma|
|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|
|57||Washington, Shaan (IR)||LB||6-3||220||12/29/1993||R||Texas A&M|
|12||Adams, Rodney||WR||6-1||189||9/15/1994||R||South Florida|
|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|
|72||Edison, Cornelius||C||6-3||309||7/10/1993||2||Portland State|
|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|
Sirles will reprise his role as a reserve lineman and likely won't see action unless one of the starters sustains an injury.
Harris started at strong safety in place of the injured Andrew Sendejo and made a significant impact. He stripped the ball away from Cooper Kupp as he was about to score a touchdown in a play that likely changed the game. He may return to a more limited role this week if Sendejo can return from groin/hamstring ailments.
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.
This is at least the second time this season that Murray has mentioned the lingering effects of his March ankle surgery. Of course, it was a much bigger concern when he talked about the ankle in early October, at which point he'd taken only 14 carries for 38 yards in four games. He's since emerged as the more reliable half of a split backfield with Jerick McKinnon, averaging 3.9 yards per carry on 15.7 totes per game (60.9 yards) since Dalvin Cook suffered a torn ACL in Week 4. Given that Murray hasn't been listed on the injury report recently, his ankle doesn't seem like a major concern heading into a Week 15 home matchup with an injury-riddled Cincinnati defense. He'll try to bounce back from a nine-carry, 14-yard showing in Sunday's 31-24 loss to the Panthers.
Sloter had been acting as the Vikings' No. 2 quarterback behind starter Case Keenum the past three games while Sam Bradford (knee) was unavailable. Though Bradford was placed on injured reserve and isn't likely to return this season, the team activated fellow signal caller Teddy Bridgewater (knee) from the Physically Unable to Perform list in a corresponding move, pushing Sloter down a rung on the depth chart. He could be inactive for each of the Vikings' final eight games if both Keenum and Bridgewater remain healthy.
Cook is still in the early stages of his recovery from Oct. 10 surgery to address a torn ACL in his left knee, so while he's ready to begin weight-bearing activities, it could be several months before he's cleared to run at full speed. That being said, with no setbacks in his recovery to date, Cook is tentatively on track to be fully healthy by the time the 2018 regular season commences.
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 exited Sunday's game with the left ankle injury and did not return to the contest. Rashod Hill replaced him at left tackle, but Reiff's availability for Week 15 is likely to remain a question mark until the Vikings start practicing this week.
Treadwell played 32 of the offense's 74 snaps which was the most among receivers after Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen. His playing time bounced back after playing just 19 snaps the week before, but no receiver after Diggs and Thielen is getting enough playing time for viable fantasy value in most formats.
Though the arthroscopic procedure Bradford required on his left knee Tuesday wasn't expected to sideline him for more than a handful of weeks, the Vikings weren't comfortable playing the waiting game and opted to replace him on the 53-man roster with former starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, who is back to full health after suffering a devastating knee injury in training camp last year. Case Keenum has performed admirably while Bradford has missed all but two games this season due to chronic knee pain and will remain the starter for Sunday's game against the Redskins, but Bridgewater is now next in line should Keenum falter or succumb to an injury of his own. Bradford is set to become a free agent this offseason and seems unlikely to be retained by the Vikings if the team is satisfied with Bridgewater's health heading into 2018.
Kendricks missed practice Wednesday and was limited Thursday and Friday, but head coach Mike Zimmer had said he expected him to play.
Rudolph played the entire game Sunday and didn't appear to have suffered an injury. There are no specifics on his injury from this report. The boot may be precautionary, but his status is worth monitoring this week in practice.
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.
After recording a sack in each of Minnesota's first eight games, Griffen had failed to take down the quarterback in two of his last three contests. He has a nice matchup in Week 14 against a struggling Bengals offensive line that has given up the 12th most sacks in the NFL.
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 helped seal Thursday's win with his interception with under three minutes left to play. It was just Rhodes' second pick of the season, though, and his inconsistency makes it tough to see him as a weekly IDP threat.
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.
After being cut loose from the 53-man roster earlier this week following the Vikings' pickup of running back Mack Brown, Adams will remain in the organization as a practice player after going unclaimed off waivers. A fifth-round rookie out of South Florida, Adams suited up for the Vikings' Week 8 win over the Browns, but didn't play any snaps on offense or special teams.
Alexander presumably injured his ankle in Sunday's victory over the Bears. He tallied two solo tackles and a pass defended in the contest. Monday's practice was only a walkthrough, so the team may have just been allowing the 24-year-old time to recover. Tramaine Brock would likely see extra snaps should Alexander ultimately be unable to go Thursday.
Remmers will miss his fifth straight game, and this is the second game he'll miss due to this back injury, as the other three games were due to a concussion. Rashod Hill will start at right tackle.
Bell played 31 of the offense's 74 snaps as he got playing time with No. 2 tight end David Morgan sidelined with a concussion. Bell is unlikely to be a big factor in the passing game if Morgan remains sidelined.
Diggs was the intended receiver on a fourth-quarter interception thrown by Case Keenum, and was once again outplayed by both Adam Thielen and tight end Kyle Rudolph in the passing game. The third-year man out of Maryland started the season hot with four touchdowns in three games, but has only reached the end zone once since.
Thielen was the intended target on an opening-drive Case Keenum interception and dropped a would-be four-yard touchdown in the front corner of the end zone just before halftime. He seemed to make amends two plays later, but further review revealed that he failed to possess the ball to the ground, resulting in his second dropped touchdown of the drive. Thielen's 52-yard score in the fourth quarter erased any ill will Vikings fans or fantasy owners had after his poor performance in the first half, however. The breakout star has 632 yards and four touchdowns over the past six weeks.
Easton has sat out the last three games but appears fully recovered following the Vikings' Week 9 bye. The 25-year-old should reclaim his starting spot at left guard, but that likely is dependent on sustained practice participation through the rest of the week.
Edison was signed by the Vikings on Saturday and was not active for Sunday's win over the Browns. The 24-year-old is a practice squad candidate if he clears waivers.
Hunter now has a sack in each of his last three games, and four of his last five. However, the third-year pro only has 28 tackles (15 solo) through 11 games, making him lean heavily on a sack count that just started to gain some consistency. Against questionable offensive lines, though, Hunter is a solid IDP asset.
Lamur also was seen using crutches postgame, but there's no other indication as to the severity of the injury at this point. The 28-year-old's status for Week 15 likely will be unclear until Wednesday when the Vikings resume practice.
Head coach Mike Zimmer said Thursday that Morgan had cleared concussion protocol, when actually he just passed one test, which isn't enough to make him available Sunday. Morgan is rarely targeted anyway, as he's behind Kyle Rudolph on the depth chart, so Blake Bell will likely be summoned more Sunday for run-blocking duties.
Ham had a season high in carries, but played just 19 snaps on offense. 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.
It's an improvement for Barr after sitting out practice Wednesday, but he has yet to clear the league's concussion protocol, according to Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com. Progress is progress, but until the 25-year-old is fully cleared, his practice participation is a secondary concern.
Brown was waived by the Redskins on Saturday in order to make room for offensive lineman Arie Kouandijio. Brown will help add depth to the Vikings' running back unit, as the team only had two healthy tailbacks prior to the transaction.
Sendejo played all 64 snaps on defense, and his interception was the second of the season. He's been a reliable source of tackles as well, as he's averaging 6.6 per game after tallying 4.9 last season.
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 able to practice in a limited fashion throughout the week, so his inability to suit up on Sunday comes as a bit of a surprise. Starting left guard Nick Easton will move over to center in Week 14 during Elflein's absence.
Forbath has made just four of his last nine field goal attempts, but two of the misses were over 50 yards. He's been shaky at times this season, but his job security doesn't appear at risk.
Floyd played just five snaps on offense as he's fallen to fifth on the wide receiver depth chart. No wideout after Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen is getting enough playing time for viable fantasy value in most formats.
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.
The rumors about Teddy Bridgewater taking the job went quiet the past month as Keenum continued to play at a high level. Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer made it clear that one bad outing won't cost Keenum the job, as Sunday's 31-24 loss in Carolina was preceded by eight consecutive victories, with five of those coming against teams that currently own winning records. Keenum threw two picks and lost a fumble in Sunday's loss, but he also tossed a pair of touchdowns while accounting for 320 yards of offense (40 on the ground).
Brock was limited in practice Thursday and Friday after participating in full on Wednesday. He hasn't seen any time on defense the past few weeks and will likely not see much time beyond special teams against Baltimore.
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.
Keenum earned at least one more start with his four-touchdown performance in Sunday's 38-30 win over Washington. He did throw interceptions on consecutive drives in the second half, but it wasn't enough to prevent the Vikings from earning their fifth straight win. The team may continue to evaluate its quarterbacks on a week-to-week basis, taking into account both Keenum's performance in future contests as well as how Bridgewater looks during practices. With Keenum, Bridgewater and Sam Bradford (knee) all in line to become unrestricted free agents this offseason, the Vikings undoubtedly would like to take a look at Bridgewater post-surgery before deciding whether they want to move forward with the 2014 first-round pick as their franchise quarterback. It's an unusual situation, especially for a red-hot team with a 7-2 record.
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 wasn't able to play Week 11 against the Rams but seems likely to suit up this time around after practicing without limitations Wednesday. If Robison is unavailable, Stephen Weatherly will presumably take on added snaps again.
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 played 26 snaps on offense, which was his most since Week 7. He hasn't had more than four targets in any game this season and continues to serve as the fourth or fifth receiver, however, which offers little value in most fantasy formats.
McKinnon was far more effective on a per-touch basis than Latavius Murray, averaging 6.6 yards per rush compared to Murray's 1.6. Neither running back was able to get into a rhythm with Minnesota never holding a lead in this one, but the team's 10-3 record suggests gameflow won't be an issue most weeks. If McKinnon keeps outplaying Murray, he'll get a greater share of the workload moving forward after being out-touched 11-9 in this one.
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's interception late in the fourth quarter ultimately resulted in Minnesota winning the game. He's had an interception in two of his last three games.
It was Waynes' first interception of the season and fourth in his career. The pick came on a deep pass intended for DeSean Jackson in the second quarter, snuffing out a big-play opportunity for a Bucs offense that uncharacteristically struggled throughout the afternoon.
Joseph now has 3.5 sacks this season, leaving him well on pace to exceed last season's career high of four sacks. The veteran nose tackle remains a reliable anchor on the Vikings' defensive line, but don't expect the high tackle total to be a weekly theme.
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.