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Vikings MLB Eric Kendricks (hip) is active for today's game against the Cardinals. He left last week's loss at Washington in the 1st quarter but returned to a limited practice Thursday and then a full workout Friday. He seems fine to use as you normally would in IDP leagues. Kendricks' presence takes tackle upside away from LB Anthony Barr and reduces LB Chad Greenway back to a part-time player and IDP non-factor.

Vikings MLB Eric Kendricks (hip) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Cardinals. He missed Wednesday's practice but returned to a limited workout Thursday and then a full practice Friday. He seems to be trending toward playing, but we'll check on his status Sunday.

Vikings MLB Eric Kendricks left in the 1st quarter of Sunday's loss at Washington with a hip injury. He initially left on the team's 1st defensive possession after colliding with teammate Anthony Barr. Kendricks returned but left again shortly thereafter. We'll check on his status this week heading into a high-volume matchup with the Cardinals in Week 11. Barr and Chad Greenway each played nearly 100% of the snaps with Kendricks sidelined.

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Vikings DT Linval Joseph (shoulder) is active for today's game against Washington. He's a risky IDP play after missing the 1st 2 days of practice this week and putting in only a limited workout Friday. The defense will miss slot CB Captain Munnerlyn (ankle) who's inactive.

Vikings DT Linval Joseph (shoulder) is questionable for Sunday's game at Washington. He returned to a limited practice Friday but missed the week's 1st 2 workouts. We'll check on his status Sunday.

Vikings S Andrew Sendejo (ankle) is active for today's game against the Lions. He missed last week after suffering his injury in the 1st half of the prior week's loss at Philly. There's likely some re-injury risk here, but Sendejo managed limited practice participation all week. There's also tackle upside against a pass-favoring Lions offense -- especially in a bad matchup for an already shaky Detroit run game. We've added him to the Week 9 DB rankings.

The Vikings have ruled MLB Eric Kendricks (concussion) out for Sunday's game against the Lions. Audie Cole will likely start in his place but is just a mediocre IDP option. Kendricks' absence takes a bit of the big-play upside out of Minnesota's D but not enough to significantly alter the outlook for redraft formats.

Vikings OC Norv Turner has resigned, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. There's likely more to this story that we'll learn about in the coming days. Turner is 1 of the most respected offensive minds in the game, although this year's Minnesota offense currently ranks 31st in yards per game and 23rd in points per game. Turner figures to be replaced by either Tony Sparano or Pat Shurmur. Both guys have spent multiple seasons as HC and/or OC in the NFL.

Update: Shurmur will take over as OC. He played a big part in bringing QB Sam Bradford to Minnesota after working with him both in St. Louis and Philadelphia.

Vikings S Andrew Sendejo will miss Monday night's game against the Bears with the ankle injury that knocked him out of the Week 7 loss at Philly. Rookie Jayron Kearse is expected to make his 1st pro start in Sendejo's place. He made 2 tackles in relief of Sendejo last week and shouldn't be in your IDP plans for Week 8.

Vikings S Andrew Sendejo left Sunday's game at Philadelphia with an ankle injury. He walked off the field before heading to the locker room on a cart. We'll see about his status during the week, but Sendejo's a replaceable asset both for IDP owners and the Minnesota D.

Vikings DT Sharrif Floyd had surgery Thursday on his right knee. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that HC Mike Zimmer confirmed it's a cartilage issue, like the 1 that required surgery on Floyd's left knee in the middle of last season. Floyd lost 4 games that time, and Zimmer said he's not sure how long the starter will be out this time around. IDP owners can go ahead and drop Floyd for another option, though he'll be worth a look again in DT-specific slots if he can get back to full health.

The Vikings on Saturday placed S Michael Griffin on IR with a back injury. That clears the way for S Andrew Sendejo to continue starting next to S Harrison Smith. ESPN reports that Griffin plans to get a 2nd opinion on his back. There's a chance he could gain release from the Vikings and be free to sign elsewhere, but odds stand against him proving fantasy-relevant for IDP owners in 2016.

The Vikings chose CB Mackensie Alexander in the 2nd round of the NFL Draft. Mike Mayock said the former Clemson corner could be an "elite" nickel cover guy. Alexander tallied 0 INTs across 2 seasons starting for the Tigers, however, which doesn't excite us at all about his IDP outlook.

The Vikings will sign former Titans S Michael Griffin, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Look for the team to create some sort of rotation after re-signing SS Andrew Sendejo for $16 million over 4 years. Harrison Smith certainly figures to be play full time. Griffin had flashes of nice IDP production in Tennessee but didn't rate well as a coverage player. We'll see how Minnesota sorts out this group.

The Vikings on Sunday reached a new 4-year deal with impending free agent S Andrew Sendejo. The reported $16 million package doesn't constitute big money, but it suggests that the team sees him starting next to S Harrison Smith for the near future. Sendejo has been a solid tackle source when healthy but lost 3 games to injury last year and only started 13 total contests over the previous 2 seasons. Sendejo's a waiver option in most IDP leagues as opposed to a draft-worthy commodity.

Vikings DT Linval Joseph is doubtful for Sunday night's game at Green Bay after suffering a setback with the injured foot that cost him games earlier this season. Fortunately for Minnesota and IDP owners, all other defenders on the injury report this week are probable. That means you should use S Harrison Smith and DE Everson Griffen as you normally would.

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