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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 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.

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.

The Vikings have ruled DT Sharrif Floyd out for the 2nd straight game because of knee and ankle injuries. Floyd said Friday he's been told he's ahead of schedule in his recovery but that he doesn't know when he'll be ready for game action again, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Tom Johnson will start in his place against the Bears.

Vikings HC Mike Zimmer said Monday that DT Sharrif Floyd had "a piece of cartilege taken out" of his left foot, according to Mark Craig of the Star Tribune. Zimmer said the team doesn't know yet how long Floyd might be out. IDP owners can move on to a more immediate option in all but the deepest of leagues.

9:40pm EDT 10/23/15

The Vikings have ruled DT Sharrif Floyd out for Sunday's game against the Lions. He's dealing with knee and ankle injuries that cost him practice time all week.

S Robert Blanton missed Sunday's loss to the Lions with a pair of injuries to his left leg, but he said he expects to play in Week 16 and might return to practice Wednesday. DE Brian Robison, who sprained his right ankle against Detroit, also said he expects to play at Miami this weekend. We'll keep an eye on their statuses throughout the week. Neither is a top-shelf IDP option, but each would carry matchup upside. HC Mike Zimmer declined Monday to give outlooks on LB Anthony Barr and DT Sharrif Floyd for the Dolphins game. Each guy missed the Detroit contest with a knee injury.

The Vikings on Friday ruled out LB Anthony Barr (knee), DT Sharrif Floyd (knee) and S Robert Blanton (knee/ankle) for Sunday's game at Detroit. That at least means that IDP owners won't need to decide whether to take a chance on any in their fantasy lineups. Barr's absence keeps Gerald Hodges in the lineup a week after he notched 9 tackles and 2 passes defensed -- including an INT he returned for a TD -- against the Jets. Hodges makes for a decent IDP option if you're searching. Andrew Sendejo will likely fill in for Blanton and has been a strong tackle producer in the past. He's certainly not a safe play in what would be his 1st start of the season, though, especially since we don't know exactly what his playing time would look like.

The Vikings might need to go without 3 defensive starters in Sunday's rematch with the Lions. LB Anthony Barr continues to miss practice time with the knee injury that cost him all of Week 14 and half of the previous game. S Robert Blanton got his left leg caught underneath a player in last Sunday's game, which forced him out with ankle and knee trouble. DT Sharrif Floyd continues to deal with a thigh bruise that kept him out for the 2nd half of each of the past 2 games. Floyd seems most likely of the 3 to play on Sunday, considering he has begun each of the past 2 games. All might need to put in a full Friday practice to make it into your Week 15 IDP considerations, though.

For the 2nd straight week, Vikings DT Sharrif Floyd spent the 2nd half on the sideline Sunday after aggravating his knee injury. Last time, however, he left a game his team was winning handily. This time, Floyd watched as his team needed an overtime TD to knock off the Jets. That makes this aggravation more worrisome for Floyd's outlook. IDP owners who have been using him will need to secure an insurance option this week. Minnesota also watched S Robert Blanton leave Sunday's game with a left leg injury. He's scheduled for an MRI.

As expected, the Vikings' D will miss rookie LB Anthony Barr for today's matchup with the Jets. Barr was doubtful with a knee injury that forced him out of last week's game early. DT Sharrif Floyd is active, however, after sitting out much of the 2nd half in Week 13. He probably would have played longer if the Vikes hadn't been blowing out the Panthers, though, and is a fine IDP bet for Week 14.

The Vikings will miss LB Anthony Barr on Sunday. The rookie is doubtful for the Jets' visit because of a knee injury that forced him out of the Week 13 game early. DT Sharrif Floyd is expected to play, however. He's probable with his knee trouble after putting in limited workouts all week. The Vikings D overall continues to look good against the Jets.

The Vikings watched 2 defensive starters spend most of Sunday's 2nd half on the sideline because of knee injuries. Rookie OLB Anthony Barr said his knee "locked up" at halftime, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, and then left for good midway through the 3rd quarter. “It’s been bugging me for a little bit, but it didn’t bug me as much as it did today,” Barr said afterward. Floyd's knee injury cost him Week 12 and the 1st 2 practice days leading up to Sunday's win over the Panthers, but he returned to a 3rd-down pass-rushing role vs. Carolina. HC Mike Zimmer said the staff decided to take Floyd out after he "pulled something" with the Vikes leading 28-6.

Vikings DT Sharrif Floyd is active for today's game against the Panthers despite dealing with a knee injury for the 2nd straight week. Floyd returned for a limited practice Friday after missing the previous 2 days and Minnesota's Week 12 game. The issue adds risk to Floyd's IDP outlook, but he also carries plenty of upside against Carolina.

Vikings DT Sharrif Floyd is questionable for Sunday's game against the Panthers because of a knee injury that cost him Week 12. Floyd returned to practice Friday after missing workouts the previous 2 days. The matchup carries plenty of upside if he's ready to play.

11:37am EST 11/23/14

Vikings DT Sharrif Floyd is inactive for today's game against the Packers, despite HC Mike Zimmer calling it "nothing serious" earlier this week. It's a significant loss for a defense already taxed by facing one of the league's best offenses. IDP owners shouldn't have counted on much from Floyd in the matchup even if healthy.

Vikings DT Sharrif Floyd missed his 2nd straight practice Thursday with knee trouble. HC Mike Zimmer called it bruise and "nothing serious," however, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Zimmer said he hopes to get Floyd back on the field for Friday's workout and have him available against the Packers. The 2nd-year DT has turned into a strong IDP factor in recent weeks.

The Vikings spent the 23rd pick on Florida DT Sharrif Floyd.  Many prognosticators called Floyd a top-5 talent, but the league apparently had some questions about both his ability and character.  He could start right away in Minnesota, though, next to DT Kevin Williams.  Floyd would give the Vikes yet another penetrator up front, joining DE Jared Allen, DE Brian Robison and DE Everson Griffen.  All that talent will make it tough for opponents to double-team Floyd.  NFL Network's Mike Mayock says to expected a "minimum of 6-8 sacks."  We'd put it just below that number, but there's certainly IDP upside in leagues with DT spots.

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