Vikings Fantasy News

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:15pm

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle) took full practice reps again Thursday. Griffin has been medically cleared to play and will start, per HC Jay Gruden. He’s a risky start, but given his weapons and ability add fantasy points in the running game, we believe he’s a high-end QB2 against the Vikings.

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Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:15pm

Vikings TE Chase Ford (foot) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Ford is a decent sleeper at the tight end position provided he’s healthy enough to play.

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:15pm

Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (abdomen, groin) missed practice again Thursday. Rudolph is apparently targeting Week 11 for his return. Owners with issues at tight end would be smart to add him now while he’s still cheap.

Browns TE Jordan Cameron (head) unlikely to play in Week 9

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 9:48pm

Ohio.com - [Full Article]

Browns Pro Bowl tight end Jordan Cameron is being guided through the NFL’s concussion protocol.

Cameron left the game Sunday with a concussion —his third documented one in less than two years — with 7:31 left in the second quarter. He caught a 21-yard pass over the middle from Brian Hoyer and took a shot from safety Brandian Ross.

“I don’t know where he was today, as far as symptoms, but you don’t even start the clock until they’re ‘symptom-free,’ ” HC Mike Pettine said. “I know he won’t go today, and that’ll be a day-to-day thing based on where he is.”

Fantasy Impact:

Consider Cameron doubtful for Week 9 and perhaps longer. Owners in trouble at tight end should consider stashing Kyle Rudolph and/or Tyler Eifert, who are both due back in a few weeks.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 6:48pm

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle) practiced fully Wednesday. Griffin has been medically cleared to play and Dianna Marie Russini of NBC4 in Washington, D.C. reported via Twitter that Griffin will indeed start against the Vikings.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 6:48pm

Vikings TE Chase Ford (foot) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 6:48pm

Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (abdomen, groin) did not practice Wednesday. Rudolph is apparently targeting Week 11 for his return. Owners with issues at tight end would be smart to add him now while he’s still cheap.

Report: Redskins QB Robert Griffin III to start vs. Vikings

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 5:48pm

Dianna Marie Russini, Twitter - [Full Article]

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III will start against the Vikings on Sunday per multiple sources with the Redskins organization.

Fantasy Impact:

This has yet to be confirmed by the team, but it looks like Griffin may make his return this week. Due to his ability to run the ball, he'd likely land somewhere in the 13-15 range in our Week 9 quarterback rankings.

Cordarrelle Patterson out of walking boot

Monday, October 27, 2014, 4:13pm

Star-Tribune - [Full Article]

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson took off the walking boot on his left foot Monday.

He said Patterson suffered just a “bruise” on his left ankle during his final kickoff return in the 19-13 overtime victory over the Bucs on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact:

The story said Patterson told reporters after the game he wore the boot just as a precaution. He remained in the game after the injury on the offense’s final drive to force overtime. Patterson's 86 receiving yards and six catches is his highest fantasy output of the season. It comes a week after his first TD reception. Hopefully the injury doesn't derail some possible signs of life for Patterson owners.

Jags Beat: Denard Robinson pulling away in RB competition

Monday, October 27, 2014, 11:01am

Jacksonville.com - [Full Article]

When Jags HC Gus Bradley was asked if it’s time to make Denard Robinson the No. 1 tailback, he said, “Yeah, I think he got the majority of the carries. I don’t know how Toby [Gerhart] came through today, but Denard is playing very well right now.’’

Toby Gerhart was signed as a free agent from Minnesota after spending four years backing up Adrian Peterson. But Gerhart is averaging only 2.5 yards per carry and missed the previous two games with a foot injury.

Fantasy Impact:

Robinson finished with over 100 yards for the second-straight game, this past week versus a much tougher ranked rush defense against the run in Miami. He only had 18 yards in the second half but the Jags moved away from the run in this game. The story added that the team is moving Robinson around and still figuring out his strengths. While he's still a work in progress, he seems to be excelling right now. We still caution not to expect 100 yards every game, but if the offense continues to jell and improve Robinson can at least be a flex play.

Friday, October 24, 2014, 6:26pm

Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson (rib, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 8. Jackson is still dealing with a rib injury, though he should be able to play through it against the Vikings. Tampa plays early on Sunday. If V-Jax happens to sit, Mike Evans and Louis Murphy would both get a bump against a so-so Minnesota pass defense.

Friday, October 24, 2014, 6:26pm

Vikings TE Chase Ford (foot, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 8.

Friday, October 24, 2014, 6:26pm

Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (abdomen, groin, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 8. Owners who need help at TE may want to stash Rudolph. It appears that he’s getting closer.

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:04pm

Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson (rib) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Jackson is still dealing with a rib injury, though he should be able to play through it against the Vikings.

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:04pm

Vikings TE Chase Ford (foot) took full practice reps again Thursday.