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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.

Vikings MLB Eric Kendricks (ribs) is officially probable for Sunday's game against the Packers. He appears ready for a full return after putting in full workouts all week. The matchup isn't great for LB scoring, but Kendricks' multi-category ability -- plus Green Bay's uncharacteristic offensive struggles -- make Kendricks worth starting in most IDP leagues.

Vikings MLB Eric Kendricks put in full practices Wednesday and Thursday as he works back from a rib injury that cost him 2 games. That seems to put him on track to start Sunday against Green Bay. If he's active, Kendricks will belong back in most IDP lineups.

Vikings OLB Anthony Barr (hand) is active for today's game at Oakland. Use him as you normally would in your IDP league, though the hand issue could certainly impact his ability to fight through blockers or catch passes. MLB Eric Kendricks (ribs) is inactive, as expected. Chad Greenway should play full time for the 2nd straight week and carries IDP sleeper potential.

The Vikings might be missing 2 of their 3 starting LBs Sunday in Oakland. MLB Eric Kendricks (ribs) is doubtful despite returning to a limited practice Friday. That would mark his 2nd missed game, though the Friday return has us hopeful for Week 11. OLB Anthony Barr (hand) also returned to a limited practice Friday after sitting out Wednesday and Thursday. He's questionable for Sunday. HC Mike Zimmer had said earlier in the week that he though both guys would be ready. Minnesota will likely get DT Sharrif Floyd back for the Oakland game. Floyd's probable after a full Friday workout and limited sessions the previous 2 days. He missed the past 3 games after a foot injury that required surgery. He's officially listed with knee and ankle issues in the current report but has said he'll play. IDP owners should wait to see Floyd back in action before considering him a starting option. Veteran Chad Greenway turned back into a full-time LB with Kendricks out last week and will be an IDP option again this weekend.

Vikings OLB Anthony Barr had a cast on his left arm after Sunday's game and had X-rays, according to ESPN's Ben Goessling. HC Mike Zimmer wouldn't give any details on the injury or test results Monday but said Barr "should be fine." We'll keep an eye on his practice status this week.

Vikings MLB Eric Kendricks wouldn't give any details on his rib injury Monday after missing the Week 9 win over the Rams. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that Kendricks said he's "not allowed" to discuss his injuries when reporters asked whether he's dealing with broken ribs. “I’m feeling good, but I’m still going to take it day-by-day,” Kendricks said. “I’m doing my best to get better. I’m in treatment every day. I’m listening to my body at this point … That’s all I can say.” We'll see if he returns to practice this week.

Vikings MLB Audie Cole suffered an ankle fracture Sunday against the Rams as he filled in for injured MLB Eric Kendricks. Cole will miss the rest of the season. We'll see if Kendricks' rib issue allows him to return in Week 10.

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Vikings OLB Anthony Barr (back) is active for today's game against the Rams. St. Louis has allowed the league's fewest LB points for the season, which hurts Barr's IDP upside. But his ability as a pass-rusher and cover guy helps the big-play potential. And the Rams' recent reliance on Todd Gurley has increased the tackle supply for opposing LBs a bit. Barr's a decent option next to fill-in MLB Audie Cole, who will start for the injured Eric Kendricks.

Vikings OLB Anthony Barr is questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams with a back issue. He put in a full practice Friday, though, after missing the week's 1st 2 workouts. That has us expecting him to play Sunday, but we'll watch his status Sunday morning.

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