Vikings Fantasy News

Rapoport: Vikings will active QB Teddy Bridgewater this week or next

Monday, October 16, 2017, 12:16pm

Ian Rapoport on Twitter - [Full Article]

On Teddy Bridgewater post-exam today: Vikings will activate him this week or next week. They expect him to play this year. Amazing recovery.

Related players: Case Keenum, Sam Bradford

Fantasy Impact:

This updates a story we had earlier today. This is a little more definitive in terms of the team activating him and expecting him to play this season. The Vikes will have three weeks after he practices to make a decision, which Week 10 after the Week 9 bye seems to add up right now. Like the previous story said, no one will have an idea how Bridgewater will respond to a hit until a game situation, but it's looking like the Vikes are thinking he's going to play at some point this year.

Vikes Beat: QB Teddy Bridgewater could be cleared this week

Monday, October 16, 2017, 9:34am

Star Tribune - [Full Article]

Dr. Dan Cooper, who performed Teddy Bridgewater’s knee surgery on Sept. 8, 2016, will evaluate the quarterback on Monday. If Cooper clears Bridgewater, and the Vikings sign off on it, the quarterback could return to the practice field as soon as Wednesday.

The Vikings’ plan all along has been to get Bridgewater practicing soon after Week 6, and signs point to the quarterback being ready to go. He’s been doing extensive rehab work in recent weeks, and has looked impressive in brief glimpses of his throwing sessions, flashing overhauled mechanics that have the quarterback driving off a flexed back leg and putting less stress on his surgically-repaired front leg.

Related players: Case Keenum, Sam Bradford

Fantasy Impact:

If Bridgewater returns this week, the Vikings have three weeks to make a decision about whether to put him on their active roster. The story suggested Bridgewater could be back after the team's Week 9 bye. With the injury to Aaron Rogers opening up doors to a lot of NFC teams, this certainly can't be ruled out. As the story said, there are still questions on if the QB can cut at full speed, protect himself and recover from a hit.

Confirmed: Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has broken collarbone

Sunday, October 15, 2017, 3:26pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Aaron Rodgers was carted to the locker room in the first quarter of Sunday's game after taking a hard hit from Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr. The two-time Most Valuable Player suffered a broken collarbone that could cause him to miss the rest of the season, the Packers announced.

Related players: Brett Hundley

Fantasy Impact:

Hundley will take over for the foreseeable future at QB. NFL Red Zone reported Rodgers missed seven weeks back in 2013 with a broken collarbone, but we're already seeing reports of the possibility Rodgers won't be back this year. Hundley downgrades the Packers receivers and it's possible the team turns to a more balanced attack, especially with RB Aaron Jones showing a spark last week against Dallas.

Packers QB Aaron Rogers leaves with shoulder injury

Sunday, October 15, 2017, 2:49pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Aaron Rodgers was carted to the locker room after Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr hit him in the first quarter Sunday.

The Green Bay Packers quarterback was rolling out to his right with Barr pressuring him. As Rodgers threw, Barr hit him in the midsection and he landed on his throwing shoulder.

Fantasy Impact:

NFL Red Zone reported Fox's Jay Glazer said the Packers fear Rogers broke his collarbone. Red Zone also reminded us that Rodgers missed seven weeks with a broken collarbone back in 2013. We'll continue to keep you updated.

Friday, October 13, 2017, 6:43pm

Packers WR Jordy Nelson (back) took full practice reps all week. Nelson was removed from the injury report, so he’ll be out there against the Vikings.

Friday, October 13, 2017, 6:43pm

Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (groin, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 6. With Diggs out, Adam Thielen becomes a terrific play against a shaky Packer secondary. Laquon Treadwell and Michael Floyd also figure to play heavy snaps in a nice matchup.

Friday, October 13, 2017, 6:43pm

Vikings QB Sam Bradford (knee, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 6. Case Keenum is a Sneaky Start against a shaky Green Bay secondary.

Vikings rule OUT QB Sam Bradford and WR Stefon Diggs

Friday, October 13, 2017, 3:31pm

Andrew Krammer - [Full Article]

The Vikings will be without Bradford and Diggs this week when they face the Green Bay Packers at home.

Fantasy Impact:

No Bradford means another start for Case Keenum, who we have ranked as our No. 16 QB this week in a neutral matchup versus the Packers.

Losing the services of Diggs hurts more than Bradford. Diggs, the No. 3 fantasy WR, is fifth in the NFL in receiving yards (395) and fourth in TDs (4). No Diggs means a bump up for Adam Thielen, who we have ranked as our No. 10 WR for the week in a great matchup.

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 6:57pm

Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (groin) missed practice again Thursday. Diggs says he’ll play in a great matchup against Green Bay, but his production has been poor when he’s played through injury. Last year, in the seven games where he was listed on the injury report at some point during the week, he averaged 4.0 catches for 37 yards and 0.14 TD. In those games, he never cracked the 60-yard mark and found the end zone once. In the six games where Diggs was not on the injury report, he averaged 9.3 catches for 107 yards and 0.33 TD (on 11.5 T/G). He cracked the 60-yard mark in five of six such games and gained 100-plus yards three times.

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 6:57pm

Vikings QB Sam Bradford (knee) missed practice again Thursday. Bradford looks doubtful for Week 6. Case Keenum is a Sneaky Start against a shaky Green Bay secondary.

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 3:11pm

Vikings QB Sam Bradford (groin) did not practice on Thursday and it's not looking good for him to play this week. Look for Case Keenum to make another start, unless Bradford pulls through with a miraculous recovery.

Packers RB Aaron Jones could still lead backfield even if Ty Montgomery returns

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 11:23am

ESPN - [Full Article]

While Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said he's unsure of Ty Montgomery's status for the team's Week 6 showdown versus the Vikings, Rob Demovsky of ESPN believes Aaron Jones might be the team's starting running back even if Montgomery is cleared to play.

Fantasy Impact:

Jones played splendidly in relief of Montgomery last week, carrying the ball 19 times for 125 yards and a touchdown, finishing as the No. 4 RB in both standard and PPR leagues. Until we have definitive word on Montgomery's status, it's best to treat Jones as the No. 1 back in Green Bay. We currently have him ranked as our No. 13 RB in standard leagues and he's our No. 22 back in PPR leagues in what our aFPA metrics consider a difficult matchup on the road in Minnesota.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 7:48pm

Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (groin) did not practice Wednesday. Diggs plans to play this week, but he did not play well through injury last year. In the seven games where he was listed on the injury report at some point during the week, he averaged 4.0 catches for 37 yards and 0.14 TD. In those games, he never cracked the 60-yard mark and found the end zone once. In the six games where Diggs was not on the injury report, he averaged 9.3 catches for 107 yards and 0.33 TD (on 11.5 T/G). He cracked the 60-yard mark in five of six such games and gained 100-plus yards three times.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 7:48pm

Vikings QB Sam Bradford (knee) did not practice Wednesday. Bradford seems doubtful for Sunday’s game against Green Bay after seemingly re-injuring his knee on Monday night. Case Keenum is a Sneaky Start against a shaky Packer secondary.

No additional injury for Vikes QB Sam Bradford

Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 4:47pm

ESPN 1500 - [Full Article]

Vikings’ trainer Eric Sugarman said that Sam Bradford had a new MRI on Tuesday and that he has no additional injury.

Fantasy Impact:

The team said it was a collaborative decision to start Bradford but it was tough to simulate game situations. Bradford was sacked four times and it got to the point the team didn't want to risk addition injury.

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