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  Vikings | Kirk Cousins' job on the line?    Mon Oct 19, 11:19 AM

Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins said after throwing three interceptions in Week 6: 'The reality is if the pace I'm on in terms of the interceptions, if that were to continue, I won't finish the season,' Cousins said. 'I won't - you know what I mean? There's a little bit of, you got to improve. Whether it's them telling me, 'Hey, we gotta improve,' or them pulling me; we got to get better. That's what the rest of the season will be about for me is trying to protect the football as best I can. Because when you turn the ball over, it really hurts your chances to win. I know that. I just need to improve as we look ahead to the rest of the season.'

Footballguys view: We'll see what kind of changes the Vikings offense makes during their Week 7 bye. They come back in Week 8 in a big game against the Packers and Cousins should perform like a QB2 for Fantasy GMs. Getting RB Dalvin Cook back in Week 8 will greatly help this offense and the performance of Cousins.

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  Vikings | Kyle Rudolph catches three passes    Sun Oct 18, 06:39 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph caught three passes for 47 yards against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 6. He was targeted four times during the game.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen reaches end zone    Sun Oct 18, 06:36 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen caught three passes for 51 yards and one touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 6. He was targeted five times during the game.

Footballguys view: Thielen's garbage time scores are helping his floor stay higher as the Vikings season crashes and burns. He has been a WR1 so far in fantasy leagues, but this is a fragile situation with the Vikings wanting to run a lot and Justin Jefferson emerging as the primary downfield threat.

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  Vikings | Irv Smith finishes with 55 yards    Sun Oct 18, 06:23 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Irv Smith caught four passes for 55 yards against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 6. He was targeted five times during the game.

Footballguys view: Smith has some fantasy relevance with two straight decent games going into his bye, but his ceiling might not be high enough to justify having him clog up a roster spot with no chance of value growth next week.

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  Vikings | Justin Jefferson continues terrific play    Sun Oct 18, 06:23 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson caught nine passes for 166 yards and two touchdowns against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 6. He was targeted 11 times during the game.

Footballguys view: Jefferson actually had one of his two scores before garbage time and he continues to be a viable downfield threat for Kirk Cousins after a slow start to his rookie year. This demonstrated ceiling will keep him in lineups through the ups and downs after the Vikings bye next week.

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  Vikings | Alexander Mattison struggles in Week 6    Sun Oct 18, 06:13 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison rushed for 26 yards on 10 carries against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 6.

Footballguys view: Mattison was one of the biggest busts of Week 6 as his team fell behind early and he also failed to make an impact on the touches he did get. The Vikings are on bye next week and Dalvin Cook should return after that, so this was a huge letdown if just got Mattison off of the waiver wire this week or played him in DFS.

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  Vikings | Kirk Cousins throws three TDs, three INTs    Sun Oct 18, 06:06 PM

Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins went 24-for-36 for 343 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 6.

Footballguys view: Cousins was great during garbage time for the second time this year, but in the first half his play was simply garbage. The Vikings have run their course with him at quarterback, but they signed him to an extension in the offseason, so it will be a story to follow this offseason since Nick Foles proved that most starting quarterbacks with a track record of any success can be dealt to a needy team. The 49ers make sense as a potential 2021 destination.

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  Vikings | Mike Hughes doubtful to return    Sun Oct 18, 01:55 PM

Minnesota Vikings CB Mike Hughes (neck) suffered a neck injury during the Week 6 game and is considered doubtful to return.

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  Vikings | Dalvin Cook should be ready for Week 8    Sun Oct 18, 12:31 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (groin) will not play in the Week 6 game but should be ready to play in Week 8, a source told NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. The Vikings have a Week 7 bye.

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  Vikings | Week 6 Minnesota Vikings inactives    Sun Oct 18, 11:35 AM

The Minnesota Vikings have declared WR K.J. Osborn, CB Kris Boyd, RB Dalvin Cook, CB Holton Hill and OG Dru Samia inactive for Week 6.

Footballguys view: Alexander Mattison gets the start in place of Cook today.

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  Vikings | Minnesota's Week 6 injury report    Fri Oct 16, 06:20 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (groin) and WR K.J. Osborn (hamstring) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 6 against the Atlanta Falcons. CB Kris Boyd (hamstring) and OG Dru Samia (wrist) did not practice for a second straight day Friday, Oct. 16, and have also been ruled out. CB Holton Hill (foot) did not practice all week but is listed as questionable. DT Jaleel Johnson (back), C Garrett Bradbury (finger, knee) and FB C.J. Ham (shoulder) practiced in full Friday and no longer appear on the injury report.

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  Vikings | Dalvin Cook out Week 6    Fri Oct 16, 01:43 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (groin) on Friday, Oct. 16, was ruled out of the team's Week 6 game against the Atlanta Falcons.

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  Vikings | Dalvin Cook sitting out Friday    Fri Oct 16, 12:12 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (groin) is not taking part in the team's practice Friday, Oct. 16.

Footballguys view: Cook won't play this week. Alexander Mattison looks like a strong RB1 against the Falcons, assuming no further positive coronavirus results come in and the game is played as scheduled.

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  Vikings | Danielle Hunter may not play in 2020    Fri Oct 16, 01:08 AM

Minnesota Vikings DE Danielle Hunter (neck) has a herniated disc in his neck and has been advised by multiple people to sit out the entire 2020 season, according to The Athletic's Chad Graff. Head coach Mike Zimmer previously referred to the injury as a 'tweak' prior to Hunter being placed on the Reserve/Injured list.

Footballguys view: This seems like the right move with the Vikings likely out of the playoff picture soon barring a monumental winning streak.

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  Vikings | Alexander Mattison eager for opportunity    Thu Oct 15, 10:09 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison said he is ready to handle a big role if RB Dalvin Cook (groin) can't play against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 6. 'As a running back, the more touches you get, the more you can get in a rhythm,' Mattison said.

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  Vikings | Thursday's practice report for Minnesota    Thu Oct 15, 03:59 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (groin), WR K.J. Osborn (hamstring), CB Holton Hill (foot), CB Kris Boyd (hamstring) and OG Dru Samia (wrist) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 15. DT Jaleel Johnson (back) was limited. C Garrett Bradbury (finger, knee) and FB C.J. Ham (shoulder) practiced in full.

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  Vikings | Dalvin Cook out again Thursday    Thu Oct 15, 12:36 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (groin) is not taking part in the team's practice Thursday, Oct. 15.

Footballguys view: Cook's groin injury is not as serious as initially feared but we shouldn't see him this week. Instead, Alexander Mattison will be the lead back for the Vikings. Mattison is a RB1 for Fantasy GMs in Week 6.

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  Vikings | Minnesota brings back Hercules Mata'afa    Thu Oct 15, 01:59 AM

The Minnesota Vikings will re-sign DT Hercules Mata'afa to the practice squad on Thursday, Oct. 15, according to The St. Paul Pioneer Press' Chris Tomasson.

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  Vikings | Danielle Hunter injury update    Thu Oct 15, 01:46 AM

Minnesota Vikings DE Danielle Hunter (neck) is still 'mulling his options' in regards to his neck injury, according to head coach Mike Zimmer. Hunter has yet to play this season.

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  Vikings | Wednesday practice report for Vikings    Wed Oct 14, 04:46 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR K.J. Osborn (hamstring), CB Holton Hill (foot) and DT Jaleel Johnson (back) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 14. CB Kris Boyd (hamstring), C Garrett Bradbury (finger, knee) and FB C.J. Ham (shoulder) were limited during practice.

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  Vikings | Dalvin Cook sitting out    Wed Oct 14, 02:40 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (groin) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Oct. 14.

Footballguys view: Reports indicate that Cook's groin injury is not as serious as it could be. However, we don't expect him to play in Week 6. That means Alexander Mattison is the lead back and worthy at least of a start as a RB2 with upside.

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  Vikings | Chase McLaughlin protected again    Tue Oct 13, 07:04 PM

Minnesota Vikings PK Chase McLaughlin was named a protected practice squad player for Week 6 Tuesday, Oct. 13.

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  Vikings | Eddie Yarbrough finds job with Minnesota    Tue Oct 13, 05:32 PM

Updating a previous report, free-agent DE Eddie Yarbrough was added to the practice squad of the Minnesota Vikings on Tuesday, Oct. 13.

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  Vikings | Hercules Mata'afa booted off roster    Tue Oct 13, 05:05 PM

Minnesota Vikings DT Hercules Mata'afa was waived Tuesday, Oct. 13.

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  Vikings | Dalvin Cook likely out    Tue Oct 13, 09:42 AM

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (groin) is not expected to play in Week 6 due to an adductor strain, according to a source.

Footballguys view: It doesn't sound like Cook is going to go on IR due to this injury. The Vikings have a Week 7 bye, and he'll be re-evaluated after that. In the meantime, the team can turn to Alexander Mattison as their starter.

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  Vikings | Dalvin Cook expected to be fine    Mon Oct 12, 06:03 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (groin) is expected to be fine after suffering a groin injury during the Week 5 game, according to a source.

Footballguys view: The Vikings bye in Week 7 and Cook is the most important player in their offense, so they could be cautious with him with Atlanta up next week. Alexander Mattison's waiver wire value takes a hit on this news, but he is still a priority pickup with Cook breaking the injury seal this early in the season.

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  Vikings | Minnesota adds a pair of defensive ends    Mon Oct 12, 05:01 PM

Washington Football Team DE Jordan Brailford was signed off the practice squad by the Minnesota Vikings on Monday, Oct. 12. DE Eddie Yarbrough is expected to rejoin the Vikings on their practice squad Monday after clearing waivers.

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  Vikings | Dalvin Cook to undergo MRI    Mon Oct 12, 01:54 AM

Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (groin) will have an MRI on his injured groin on Monday, Oct. 12, to determine the severity of the injury. Head coach Mike Zimmer indicated he's not sure if Cook will be available for the team's Week 6 matchup with the Atlanta Falcons.

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  Vikings | Big game for Eric Wilson    Mon Oct 12, 01:28 AM

Minnesota Vikings LB Eric A. Wilson recorded six tackles, a sack, a pass defensed, three QB hits and an interception against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 5.

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  Vikings | Justin Jefferson quiet in primetime debut    Mon Oct 12, 01:07 AM

Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson had three receptions (on five targets) for 23 yards in Week 5 against the Seattle Seahawks.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen hauls in a pair of TD passes    Mon Oct 12, 12:55 AM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen caught nine passes for 80 yards and two touchdowns against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, Oct. 11. Thielen was targeted a team-high 13 times.

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  Vikings | Alexander Mattison shines in relief    Mon Oct 12, 12:36 AM

Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison had 20 carries for 112 yards in a Week 5 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. He also caught three passes for 24 yards.

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  Vikings | Another uneven game for Kirk Cousins    Mon Oct 12, 12:24 AM

Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins completed 27 of 39 passes for 249 yards, two touchdowns and an interception against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, Oct. 11. Cousins also fumbled twice, losing one.

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  Vikings | Dalvin Cook unable to return    Sun Oct 11, 11:52 PM

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (groin) was unable to return to the Week 5 game against the Seattle Seahawks. Cook ended with 17 runs, 65 yards and a touchdown while adding five receptions for 24 yards on five targets.

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  Vikings | Dalvin Cook questionable to return    Sun Oct 11, 10:09 PM

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (groin) is questionable to return due to a groin injury suffered in the third quarter of the Week 5 game against the Seattle Seahawks.

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  Vikings | Dalvin Cook suffers apparent groin injury    Sun Oct 11, 09:57 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (groin) suffered what appeared to be a left groin injury in the third quarter of Week 5 against the Seattle Seahawks. He immediately grabbed the area and was taken to the locker room.

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  Vikings | Week 5 Minnesota Vikings inactives    Sun Oct 11, 06:59 PM

The Minnesota Vikings have declared WR K.J. Osborn, CB Kris Boyd, DE Hercules Mata'afa, CB Holton Hill and OL Olisaemeka Udoh inactive for Week 5.

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  Vikings | George Iloka back on roster    Sat Oct 10, 01:15 PM

Minnesota Vikings S George Iloka on Saturday, Oct. 10, was added to the active roster from the practice squad, according to a source.

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  Vikings | Harrison Smith fined    Sat Oct 10, 11:54 AM

Minnesota Vikings S Harrison Smith was fined $15,000 by the National Football League for his concussion-causing hit on Houston Texans TE Jordan Akins in Week 4's game. He plans to appeal the fine.

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  Vikings | Week 5 injury report for Vikings    Fri Oct 9, 07:22 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR K.J. Osborn (hamstring) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 9, and has been ruled out for Week 5. CB Kris Boyd (hamstring) and CB Holton Hill (foot) were limited during practice and are listed as questionable. LB Eric Kendricks (foot) was limited during practice but is not on the injury report. C Garrett Bradbury (knee), WR Dan Chisena (knee), CB Mike Hughes (neck), OT Brian O'Neill (shoulder) and OT Olisaemeka Udoh (finger) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen ready to play    Fri Oct 9, 07:20 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 9, and is not on the injury report for Week 5.

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  Vikings | Albert Huggins gets the boot    Fri Oct 9, 04:26 PM

Minnesota Vikings DT Albert Huggins was released from the practice squad Friday, Oct. 9.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen takes part in practice    Thu Oct 8, 06:48 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (shoulder) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 8.

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  Vikings | Minnesota's Thursday practice report    Thu Oct 8, 06:12 PM

Minnesota Vikings LB Eric Kendricks (foot), WR K.J. Osborn (hamstring) and CB Holton Hill (foot) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 8. CB Kris Boyd (hamstring) and OT Olisaemeka Udoh (finger) were limited. WR Adam Thielen (shoulder), CB Mike Hughes (neck), OT Brian O'Neill (shoulder), C Garrett Bradbury (knee) and WR Dan Chisena (knee) practiced in full.

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  Vikings | Minnesota's Wednesday injury report    Wed Oct 7, 05:08 PM

Minnesota Vikings LB Eric Kendricks (foot) and WR K.J. Osborn (hamstring) didn't practice Wednesday, Oct. 7. CB Kris Boyd (hamstring), CB Holton Hill (foot) and OL Olisaemeka Udoh (finger) were limited participants. C Garrett Bradbury (knee), WR Dan Chisena (knee), CB Mike Hughes (neck) and OT Brian O'Neill (shoulder) practiced in full.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen limited Wednesday    Wed Oct 7, 05:05 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (shoulder) was limited at practice Wednesday, Oct. 7, due to a shoulder injury.

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  Vikings | Eric Kendricks piling up stops    Tue Oct 6, 11:47 PM

Minnesota Vikings LB Eric Kendricks leads the NFL with 45 total tackles and ranks second with 30 solo stops, and he has recorded at least 10 tackles in all four games.

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  Vikings | Chase McLaughlin protected for Week 5    Tue Oct 6, 08:19 PM

Minnesota Vikings PK Chase McLaughlin was designated as a protected practice squad player for Week 5 Tuesday, Oct. 6.

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  Vikings | Yannick Ngakoue disruptive in Week 4    Sun Oct 4, 07:03 PM

Minnesota Vikings DE Yannick Ngakoue recorded five solo stops, a sack, a tackle for loss and a pass defensed in Week 4 against the Houston Texans.

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  Vikings | Eric Kendricks has huge performance    Sun Oct 4, 07:01 PM

Minnesota Vikings LB Eric Kendricks registered a game-high 12 total tackles, including seven of the solo variety, while adding a pass defensed in Week 4 against the Houston Texans.

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