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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.

The Vikings defense should be much closer to whole Sunday night against the Giants. S Harrison Smith (knee, hamstring), DT Linval Joseph (foot) and OLB Anthony Barr (groin) are all listed as probable after practicing all week. Barr and Joseph returned to full practices Friday after being limited the previous 2 days. Smith remained limited throughout the week. He seems like the biggest risk for aggravation, considering Smith's dealing with both knee and hamstring trouble. He'll carry high upside into the game, but you'll need to balance that against the injury risk as you consider your DB options. Joseph told the St. Paul Pioneer Press earlier this week: "I'm feeling good. Best I've felt in a long time." So he looks like a decent DL bet, especially considering how well he was performing before his injury. The Minnesota team D carries some fantasy upside against a Giants offense missing its best player, WR Odell Beckham.

Vikings DE Everson Griffen (shoulder) is active for today's game against the Bears, as he said he would be. Use him as you normally would in your IDP lineup. NT Linval Joseph (foot) is out once again, though, which hurts the Vikings' team D. They remain a streaming option if you're in need but will also be missing S Harrison Smith and OLB Anthony Barr. That makes Minnesota a risky option.

The Vikings have ruled S Harrison Smith (knee) and OLB Anthony Barr (groin, hand) out for Sunday's game against the Bears. DT Linval Joseph (foot) will be a game-time decision. That makes him iffy for IDP lineups, considering Joseph has yet to put in a full practice since suffering the injury. DE Everson Griffen (shoulder) is also questionable after returning to a limited practice Friday. According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, he said Thursday that he expects to play. "No setback," he said. "It's just not where I want it to be yet."

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