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The Vikings started their practice week Monday without S Harrison Smith (hamstring), DT Linval Joseph (foot) and OLB Anthony Barr (groin), according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Starting S Andrew Sendejo (knee) also did "very little" during the open portion, while backup safeties Antone Exum (undisclosed) and Robert Blanton (knee) missed the workout as well. Joseph and Sendejo missed Sunday's loss to the Seahawks, which Barr and Smith left early with their injuries. None looks like a trustworthy IDP bet for Thursday night's trip to Arizona, and the spate of injuries only makes the Vikings look less attractive as a team defense in a matchup that's already 1 to avoid.

The Vikings lost S Harrison Smith and OLB Anthony Barr in the 1st quarter of Sunday's loss to the Seahawks. The team said afterward that Smith suffered a hamstring injury, but he told the St. Paul Pioneer Press that he wasn't sure what he injured. "You never know until you look at it," he said. "I'm not sure. I'll have it looked at (Monday)." Barr aggravated a groin injury that limited his practice time during the week. We'll check on the status of both heading into Thursday night's game at Arizona. The short week obviously won't help.

Vikings S Harrison Smith (knee) and OLB Anthony Barr (hand) are both active for today's game against the Seahawks. Both entered the weekend questionable but are fine to use as you normally would. Smith adds some risk to a low scoring matchup with Seattle, so you might have a better option in your IDP league.

Vikings S Harrison Smith is questionable for Sunday's game with the knee injury that cost him last week's game. He put in limited practices all week and seems on track to play. OLB Anthony Barr (hand, groin) is also questionable. He put in 2 limited practices this week but missed Thursday's workout. We'd bet on him playing but will check on his status Sunday. Minnesota has ruled out DT Linval Joseph and S Andrew Sendejo.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that Vikings DT Linval Joseph is expected to miss Sunday's game because of a foot injury. DT Sharrif Floyd will slide over to Joseph's NT spot, with Tom Johnson entering the lineup in Floyd's place. Missing Joseph -- who has particularly stood out in recent weeks -- certainly hurts the Vikings D. It can only help the fantasy outlook for Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls against an already shaky Minnesota run D.

Vikings DT Linval Joseph missed Wednesday's practice with a foot injury, while S Andrew Sendejo sat with the knee injury that knocked him out of the Week 12 win early. Sendejo's not worth waiting on in your IDP league, but Joseph will carry big upside against the Seahawks if he plays. OLB Anthony Barr (groin) and S Harrison Smith (knee) put in limited practices Wednesday. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that Smith sounded optimistic about his chances of returning Sunday. Barr was listed with a new groin injury and the hand issue that has been around for weeks. We'll see about his status, but the fact that he practiced Wednesday points to him likely playing against Seattle.

Vikings starting S Andrew Sendejo left Sunday's win over the Falcons in the 1st quarter with a knee injury and did not return. Robert Blanton finished the game for him -- alongside Antone Exum Jr., who started in place of Harrison Smith (knee). Blanton would continue to fill in for Sendejo and likely offer similar production if Sendejo misses further time.

Vikings S Harrison Smith (knee) is inactive today against the Falcons. Antone Exum will start in his place. DE Everson Griffen (hip) is active, as he said he would be. Use him as you normally would in your IDP league. The Vikings D takes a hit without Smith but remains usable in fantasy football.

Two key Vikings defenders are questionable for Sunday's game in Atlanta. S Harrison Smith (knee) and DE Everson Griffen (hip, shoulder) each returned to limited practices Friday after missing the previous 2 days. HC Mike Zimmer told the Minneapolis Star Tribune that he thought both would play Sunday. Griffen declared himself ready, while Smith reportedly only talked about trying to get ready. We'll update their statuses Sunday morning.

Vikings S Harrison Smith hurt his left knee in Sunday's loss to the Packers, though he missed just 5 snaps with it in that game. He sat out Wednesday's practice but has downplayed the injury this week, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. We'll see how he progresses through the practice week.

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