Vikings Fantasy News

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.

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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.

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:04pm

Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (abdomen, groin) missed practice again Thursday.

Zimmer: Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon 'did better' in pass pro and 'ran the ball physically' in Week 7

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 11:54pm

USA Today - [Full Article]

The Vikings have said they want to give Matta Asiata a similar number of carries, but Jerick McKinnon has made that difficult. McKinnon has 30 carries over the last two weeks, and Asiata has eight.

"Jerick has played well. I thought he did better in pass protection last week, I thought he ran the ball physically last week and he has a chance to make explosive plays, and that has nothing to do with Matt," HC Mike Zimmer said.

Pass protection, in many ways, is the most important part, and an area in which rookies, especially smaller ones like McKinnon, often struggle. While he has yielded plenty of pressure from opposing rushers, he made strides against the Bills.

Perhaps the Vikings have found their permanent replacement for Adrian Peterson, rather than just a complement.

Fantasy Impact:

It appears that McKinnon is on solid ground as the Vikings' starter. Owners should treat him as a RB2 moving forward.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 6:13pm

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

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 6:13pm

Vikings TE Chase Ford (foot) practiced fully Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 6:13pm

Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (abdomen, groin) did not practice Wednesday.

Friday, October 17, 2014, 6:20pm

Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson (hip, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 7. Patterson has been a big disappointment this season. We’re benching him until OC Norv Turner proves he has some idea how to use him. Don’t be surprised if he has a monster game at some point, we just don’t know when that will happen.

Friday, October 17, 2014, 6:20pm

Vikings TE Chase Ford (foot, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 7.

Friday, October 17, 2014, 6:20pm

Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (abdomen, groin, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 7.

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 6:18pm

Lions RB Theo Riddick (hamstring) missed practice again Thursday. Riddick’s fantasy value dried up with Reggie Bush’s return, but he gave a taste of what he’s capable of against the the Vikings in Week 6.

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 6:18pm

Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson (hip) took full practice reps again Thursday. Patterson has been a big disappointment this season. We’re benching him until OC Norv Turner proves he has some idea how to use him.