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Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bengals. He didn't practice all week and isn't a lock to be back for Week 16. With David Morgan now atop the TE depth chart for this week, look for WRs Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs to soak up extra targets.

Update: Minnesota has changed Rudolph's official listing to "doubtful." He still won't play on Sunday.

Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle) remained sidelined on Thursday. He's looking genuinely questionable for this weekend's game against the Bengals. We'll see if Rudolph is able to get back on the field tomorrow -- and then how he's listed on the final injury report.

Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph is dealing with an ankle injury that has his Week 15 status in question, HC Mike Zimmer said Wednesday. Rudolph reportedly hurt the ankle late in last Sunday's game against the Panthers, according to insider Chris Tomasson, and left the stadium in a walking boot. We'll keep a close eye on Rudolph's status leading up to this weekend's game vs. the Bengals.

Vikings MLB Eric Kendricks (hip) is active for today's game against the Falcons. Use him as you normally would in your IDP lineups.

Vikings MLB Eric Kendricks is questionable for Sunday's game against the Falcons with a hip injury that forced him out of last week's game early. HC Mike Zimmer said Friday he expects Kendricks to play, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, after the LB put in limited workouts Thursday and Friday.

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Vikings S Andrew Sendejo is active for today's game against the Lions. He sat out Sunday's contest while dealing with hamstring and groin injuries but was listed as a full practice participant Wednesday. He's OK to use in IDP lineups.

Vikings S Andrew Sendejo (groin, hamstring) is questionable for Thursday's game at Detroit. Sendejo was listed as a full practice participant Wednesday after being listed as limited the previous 2 days. He sat out Week 11.

Vikings HC Mike Zimmer announced Tuesday that QB Case Keenum will start Thursday's game against the Lions. It feels like Minnesota is itching to go to QB Teddy Bridgewater, but Keenum continues to play too well to bench. He's completed 66.5% of his passes with 8 TDs vs. 5 INTs over his last 5 starts. He's more of a QB2 this week, though, vs. Detroit's 12th-ranked QB defense.

Vikings DE Everson Griffen (foot) is active for today's game against the Rams. He missed last week's game but said this week he felt "great" and participated in practice every day. Return Griffen to your IDP lineups. DE Brian Robison (back) is inactive, which dings the team defense but shouldn't impact IDP lineups.

Vikings S Andrew Sendejo (groin, hamstring) is out for Sunday's game against the Rams. He was a low-level option anyway and shouldn't be missed by IDP owners or the Minnesota D.

Vikings DE Everson Griffen (foot) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams. He entered last weekend questionable as well before going inactive against Washington. Griffen put in limited practices all week this time around, though, and said the foot "feels great" earlier this week. We're betting he'll play but will update his status Sunday.

Vikings DE Everson Griffen doesn't seem to have any question about whether he'll be ready to return to the lineup against the Rams this Sunday. “My foot feels great,” Griffen said Thursday, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “Yeah, I’ll be playing on Sunday for sure.” The matchup isn't great, but Griffen will be worth starting for most IDP owners if he's in there. We've bumped Griffen up the Week 11 IDP rankings.

Vikings HC Mike Zimmer announced on Wednesday that QB Case Keenum will start this weekend's game against the Rams. There's excitement for QB Teddy Bridgewater, but Keenum is simply playing too well to bench right now. That said, he's just a QB2 this week vs. a tough Rams defense.

Vikings DE Everson Griffen is inactive for today's game against Washington. He had expected to play in the game, but his injured foot reportedly didn't respond well to pre-game warmups. That takes a key IDP out of fantasy lineups and also hurts the outlook for the Minnesota team defense.

Vikings DE Everson Griffen is questionable for Sunday's game at Washington with a foot issue that cost him most of the practice week coming out of the bye. Griffen put in a limited workout Friday after sitting Wednesday and Thursday. He looks risky even if active, but Griffen has posted at least 1 sack in every game this season. IDP owners should wait in him and use Griffen in most cases.

The Vikings have placed QB Sam Bradford (knee) on IR. It ends a season that got off to a promising start, with Bradford chucking for 346 yards and 3 scores in Week 1. He suffered a bone bruise the following week, though, that's bothered him ever since. Bradford is set to hit free agency this offseason as a 30-year-old with an extensive injury history.

Vikings QB Sam Bradford underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on Tuesday, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen. Per Mort, Dr. James Andrews "cleaned up the knee in hopes of easing pain and discomfort." The team hasn't yet decided whether to stick Bradford on IR, but that seems like the most likely outcome here. He's not worth hanging on to in redraft leagues.

Vikings QB Case Keenum will start Sunday's game against the Redskins, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports. QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee) will be activated to the 53-man roster this week and is expected to be ready to start "relatively soon." How Keenum performs from week-to-week now will likely decide whether and when Bridgewater gets on the field. Minnesota, meanwhile, is considering placing QB Sam Bradford on IR with his knee injury.

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Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (groin) is active for this morning's game against the Browns in London. He put in full practices on Thursday and Friday, so we're not expecting the groin to be an issue. There's WR1 upside here vs. a Cleveland secondary missing top CB Jason McCourty.

Vikings QB Sam Bradford (knee) is out again for Week 8. QB Case Keenum gets another start against the Browns in London. He’s a viable QB2 in a plus matchup and with WR Stefon Diggs likely back.

 
 
 

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