Vikings Fantasy News

Vikings Sam Bradford will back up QB Case Keenum

Sunday, January 14, 2018, 3:56pm

Vikings Inactives
QB Teddy Bridgewater
QB Kyle Sloter
WR Stacy Coley
RB Mack Brown
OG Danny Isidora
DL Tashawn Bower
C Cornelius Edison

Related players: Sam Bradford

Fantasy Impact:

Bradford will back up Case Keenum today and Bridgewater will be the inactive third QB.

Friday, January 12, 2018, 6:34pm

Saints WR Brandon Coleman (neck, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 19. Willie Snead should see an increase in snaps against a tough Vikings pass defense.

Friday, January 12, 2018, 6:34pm

Vikings RB C.J. Ham (neck) took full practice reps all week.

Friday, January 12, 2018, 6:34pm

Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle) took full practice reps all week. Rudolph has been playing with an ankle injury for the last few games but looks to be close to 100 percent. The Saints are No. 11 in TE aFPA.

Vikes QB Sam Bradford returns to practice

Tuesday, January 2, 2018, 12:56pm

Vikings on Twitter - [Full Article]

Sam Bradford will return to practice today.

Related players: Case Keenum, Teddy Bridgewater

Fantasy Impact:

This opens up a 21-day window for the team to decide what they want to do with Bradford. Keenum is going to remain the starter regardless but the Vikes may opt to adjust the backup to Keenum at some point should they make a deep playoff run.

Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle) in walking boot

Monday, January 1, 2018, 5:37pm

Pioneer Press - [Full Article]

Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph has played three games on a sprained right ankle. He’s finally about to get some extra rest.

Rudolph was in a walking boot after playing just 28 snaps in Minnesota’s 23-10 victory over Chicago at U.S. Bank Stadium. The Vikings earned a first-round playoff bye as the NFC’s No. 2 seed, and he expects to feel a lot better when they next play Jan. 14 on their home field.

“I finally get some time off, so I’m going to try to get this thing back to 100 percent,” Rudolph said. “I played three games on it, so now I get some time off.”

Fantasy Impact:

Rudolph injured his ankle Dec. 10 at Carolina and was listed as doubtful two days before a Dec. 17 game against Cincinnati. He ended up playing against the Bengals, at Green Bay on Dec. 23 and on Sunday against the Bears.
Playing reduced snaps because of the injury, Rudolph caught just one pass for three yards against Chicago to finish the season with 57 catches for 532 yards.

Bears fire John Fox

Monday, January 1, 2018, 9:24am - [Full Article]

John Fox's run in the Windy City is over.

The Chicago Bears fired Fox on Monday after the team finished in the NFC North cellar for the third straight season under his guidance, a source informed of the situation told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.

Fox and the Bears finished the season at 5-11 Sunday following a 23-10 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. Over the course of his 16-year coaching career, Fox had endured multiple digit losses in a season only once before coming to Chicago, where he filed to bring the Bears out of their seven-year postseason hibernation.

Fantasy Impact:

Ian Rapoport reported the team will look for an offensive mind to work with QB Mitch Trubisky. DC Vic Fangio could be an option as well, according to Rapoport.

Friday, December 29, 2017, 6:01pm

Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle) took limited practice reps all week. Rudolph will be fine to face the Bears.

Friday, December 29, 2017, 6:01pm

Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (shoulder) took full practice reps all week. McKinnon was removed from the injury report so he’s good to go to face the Bears this week.

INACTIVES: Vikings at Packers Week 16

Saturday, December 23, 2017, 7:41pm

Packers and Vikings official Twitter - [Full Article]

Packers Inactives
17 WR Davante Adams
23 CB Damarious Randall
52 LB Clay Matthews
53 LB Nick Perry
54 C Dillon Day
73 G Jahri Evans
77 G/T Adam Pankey

Vikings Inactives
QB Kyle Sloter
WR Stacy Coley
CB Tramaine Brock Sr.
RB Mack Brown
T Aviante Collins
DE Tashawn Bower
DT Jaleel Johnson

Fantasy Impact:

Five starters are on the Packers inactive list. WR Davante Adams has a concussion, meaning Geronimo Allison will take his place as a starter with Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb. However, QB Brett Hundley is back at QB with Aaron Rodgers on IR. There are no fantasy relevant concerns with the Vikings inactives.

Pederson: Eagles won't change plans if Vikings lose

Saturday, December 23, 2017, 12:28pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The Eagles clinch the No. 1 seed if the Vikings lose to the Packers on Saturday tonight. If the Vikings win, the Eagles will still be playing for something on Monday night when they host the Raiders.

Either way, the Eagles won’t change their plans for Christmas night.

That’s the word straight from Eagles coach Doug Pederson, who was asked by reporters if there’s a dual plan for whether the Vikings lose or the Vikings win. And it was literally the word. As in one word.

“No,” Pederson said.

"I think it's important that they continue to play," Pederson said. "If we're in that position, if we're fortunate to be in that position to rest, I'll make that decision at that time. I think it's important that we continue to play."

Related players: Nick Foles, Jay Ajayi, Alshon Jeffery, Nelson Agholor, Zach Ertz, Jake Elliott

Fantasy Impact:

This is good news for fantasy owners. Even if the Eagles were to clinch home field advantage Saturday, it appears safe to start your Eagles on Monday night. As always, check our latest rankings updates before lineup lock for your players.

Thursday, December 21, 2017, 6:12pm

Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Rudolph should be fine to face the Packers.

Thursday, December 21, 2017, 6:12pm

Vikings WR Jarius Wright (foot) took full practice reps Thursday after being limited Wednesday.

Thursday, December 21, 2017, 6:12pm

Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (shoulder) took full practice reps again Thursday. McKinnon has averaged 68 total yards and 0.17 touchdowns (with 3.7 receptions per game) in his last six games.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 6:24pm

Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Rudolph should be fine to face the Packers.

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