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The Vikings on Friday announced that they have signed DT Sheldon Richardson. He spent a quiet 2017 with the Seahawks but remains a big talent and joins a loaded Minnesota D-line. Richardson will play alongside DT Linval Joseph and DEs Everton Griffen and Danielle Hunter. All carry IDP intrigue, and Minnesota figures to rank among the top defenses in both real life and fantasy in 2018

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Vikings OLB Anthony Barr came away from Sunday's win over the Packers with a concussion. He'll now need to pass through the league protocol before returning to action.

The Vikings will have CB Xavier Rhodes (hip) and LB Anthony Barr (hamstring) on the field for today's game against the Steelers. Each entered the day questionable. Neither is much of an IDP option.

Vikings S Harrison Smith had surgery this offseason on the high ankle sprain that ended his 2016 campaign early, according to ESPN.com. Smith had said in January that he would not need surgery. He's still expected to be ready for the 2017 season. IDP owners should keep an eye on whether he starts training camp on time, but this isn't a situation to worry about in spring.

The Vikings have placed S Andrew Sendejo (knee) on IR. That could leave either Jayron Kearse or Anthony Harris seeing time in his absence. Kearse primarily replaced Sendejo earlier this season, while Harris stepped in when Harrison Smith was out. Neither should be in your IDP plans if you're still playing out the year, but the situation doesn't alter the fantasy outlook for the Minnesota team D.

Vikings S Harrison Smith (ankle) is questionable for Saturday's game against the Packers. He missed the past 2 games but returned to the practice field this week. Smith put in a limited workout Thursday and then full participation Friday. We'll see about Smith's game status, though there's still some risk here. Smith has been a solid tackle producer when healthy this year but hasn't deliver much in the big-play departments. He'll be a just-OK IDP option if active.

The St. Paul Pioneer-Press reports that Vikings S Harrison Smith will miss Sunday's game against the Jaguars with a Grade 3 high left ankle sprain, the most severe variety. There's also reportedly a chance that Smith will miss the rest of the season. The injury certainly doesn't bode well for his participation over the next 3 weeks. IDP owners can go ahead and drop Smith for an immediate option. The Vikings' team D takes a hit with the Smith loss but remains a top fantasy option -- especially this week at Jacksonville.

Vikings S Harrison Smith had a walking boot on his left foot and left the stadium on crutches after Thursday night's loss to the Cowboys, according to USA Today's Tom Pelissero. Smith has been playing through a left ankle issue, which might have gotten worse against Dallas. Smith now gets a long week before Minnesota's next game, so we'll see about his status next week -- or sooner if the team provides any updates.

Vikings HC Mike Zimmer's status for Thursday night's game against the Cowboys is "uncertain" after he underwent emergency eye surgery on the Wednesday, the team announced. It's certainly not an ideal scenario for a team that's topped 20 points in just 1 of its last 6 games. WR Stefon Diggs and TE Kyle Rudolph should be the only Vikings on your Week 13 radar.

Update: Zimmer will miss the game.

Vikings MLB Eric Kendricks (hip) and S Harrison Smith (ankle) are active for today's game against the Lions after entering the day questionable. They'll carry a bit more risk than usual but are OK to use as you normally would. (Check our Week 12 rankings.) CB Captain Munnerlyn (ankle) is also active despite coming in questionable. CB Terence Newman (neck) is out, as expected. He entered Sunday doubtful. Minnesota will also miss usual punt returner CB Marcus Sherels (ribs), who is inactive.

Vikings S Harrison Smith (ankle), MLB Eric Kendricks (hip) and CB Captain Munnerlyn (ankle) are questionable for Thursday's game against the Lions. HC Mike Zimmer said Wednesday that he expects Munnerlyn and Smith to play, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. That indicates Kendricks' status is more in question, despite his return to action in Week 11. We'll see about their statuses Thursday morning. CB Terence Newman is doubtful for the game.

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