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Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater suffered a "significant" injury to his left knee in practice Tuesday, HC Mike Zimmer told the media late Tuesday afternoon. Zimmer said the team didn't know the extent of the injury yet but that Bridgewater's hope for playing this season "doesn't look good right now." Shaun Hill steps in as the starter for however long Bridgewater will miss. The 36-year-old obviously means a step down from the 3rd-year starter, but Hill has started 6+ games in 3 other seasons and fared OK. He needs only to be decent in a Vikings offense that leans heavily on the running game and gains support from an ascending defense. Going from Bridgewater to Hill dings the upside for WRs Stefon Diggs, Charles Johnson and Laquon Treadwell a bit. We've knocked them down our WR rankings, but none was an early-round option to begin with. A sluggish pass offense could also hurt RB Adrian Peterson by allowing defenses to stack the box more -- like we saw with Rams opponents vs. Todd Gurley late last year. But Peterson already saw plenty of that in 2015. He's still a fine pick anywhere in the 1st half of Round 2.

Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater went down with a non-contact injury on Tuesday. He was reportedly grabbing at his left knee and had to be carted off. Minnesota ended practice after the injury. This obviously seems serious, but we'll wait for another update. Minnesota's backup QB is Shaun Hill. And extended absence for Bridgewater would mean even more volume for RB Adrian Peterson.

Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater was a surprise scratch from the team's 2nd preseason game on Thursday night. ESPN's Ben Goessling hears from 2 sources that Bridgewater was held out due to a "sore shoulder." It's unclear whether the issue is with Bridgwater's throwing arm. He didn't miss practice time leading up to the exhibition, though, and Goessling adds that he would have played if it were a regular season game. We'll keep an eye on Bridgewater, but this doesn't seem like something that'll be a factor come Week 1.

Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater (concussion) is active for today’s game against the Raiders. That’s a plus matchup, but low volume keeps Bridgewater in QB2 territory.

Wind will be a factor in today's Vikings-Raiders game.  The forecast at kickoff calls for 24 mph winds with gusts up to 40 mph.  That's enough to bench Ks Blair Walsh and Sebastian Janikowski.  Both passing games get slight downgrades.  Minnesota, especially, figures to go run-heavy with Adrian Peterson.

Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater (concussion) has received full clearance to start Sunday's game against the Raiders.  It's excellent news for Minnesota's skill-position players, especially WR Stefon Diggs.  Oakland has allowed 2+ passing scores in 7 of 8 games, making Bridgewater a high-end QB2 for Week 10.

Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater (concussion) is listed as questionable but is expected to start this weekend's game against the Raiders.  He practiced all week, including full workouts on Thursday and Friday.  Barring a setback between now and kickoff, Bridgewater will be under center.  He's a strong QB2 in the plus matchup.

Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater (concussion) practiced for the 2nd straight day on Thursday.  Insider Chris Tomasson confirms that the 2nd-year signal caller is on track to start this weekend's game against the Raiders.  He'll be a high-end QB2 in that plus matchup.

Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater (concussion) was cleared to practice on Wednesday.  He still has at least 1 more stage of the protocol to pass through, but he's clearly on track to play against the Raiders this weekend.  Bridgewater will be on the spot-start radar for that plus matchup.

Vikings HC Mike Zimmer said QB Teddy Bridgewater "should be good to go" for Week 10.  It's an optimistic stance on a guy who was knocked out cold 24 hours earlier, but Bridgewater has already passed the 1st stage of the concussion test.  We'll continue to track his progress throughout the week.  His availability would obviously be good news for the entire Vikings offense.

Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater suffered a head injury in the 4th quarter of Sunday's game.  He took an elbow to the head as he went down to slide and appeared to be knocked out on the field.  Bridgewater was able to walk off the field but almost certainly has a concussion.

Update: Bridgewater has been ruled out with a concussion.

Vikings C John Sullivan has been placed on IR designated for return after undergoing a lumbar microdiscectomy on Wednesday.  He's out for at least the first 8 games of the season and will be replaced by C Joe Berger.  It's a significant loss for the Vikings, who already lost RT Phil Loadholt for the season.  Sullivan ranked 12th among 41 Cs in Pro Football Focus' 2014 overall grades and 8th in run blocking.

The Dolphins on Friday traded WR Mike Wallace and a 7th-round pick to the Vikings for a 5th-round pick. The low-cost for a talented wideout heading into just his age-29 season shows just how much Miami wanted to get rid of him, and perhaps how wary other teams remain of the big contract he signed. Regardless, Wallace brings deep speed to a Minnesota team suddenly deep at wideout. The Vikings boast 2014's emergent Charles Johnson, Cordarrelle Patterson -- who's heading into just his 3rd year -- and veteran Greg Jennings. (We'll see if Wallace's arrival threatens Jennings' status.) For now, it's tough to find Wallace enough volume to climb beyond WR3 territory in fantasy football, but there's no clear #1 in Minnesota's WR pecking order. QB Teddy Bridgewater can only gain value from adding Wallace's big-play speed. The 2nd-year mean looks like a solid pick near the bottom of the top 12 at QB. We'll be very interested to watch this offense through the summer.

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