Vikings DE Everson Griffin is expected to play Sunday night against he Saints, according to the team website. Griffin practiced in full all week after missing the past 5 games. It’s not yet clear how much he’ll play, and the matchup isn’t great for sack potential. So we’d try not to play Griffin in IDP lineups right away. The top-10 fantasy lineman is worth rostering in any league of decent depth and DL requirement, though.
The Vikings announced Tuesday that DE Everson Griffen will return to the team Wednesday. He missed the past 5 games while dealing with both a knee injury and off-field issues. If Griffen proves ready to return to the lineup this week, he'll be worth considering right away for IDP purposes. We'd rather wait at least through Week 8, with a tough sack matchup against the Saints awaiting. Go ahead and add Griffen in leagues of at least moderate depth, though. He's a top-10 fantasy lineman at full strength.
Vikings DE Everson Griffen isn't expected to return to the team "anytime soon," according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Griffen has reportedly been dealing with mental issues, so there's no way for us to gauge what to expect here. IDP owners will need to decide whether to just eat the dead roster spot to hang on to Griffen's upside or drop him for someone who can help now.
Vikings HC Mike Zimmer said Tuesday that DE Everson Griffen will not travel with the team for Thursday night's game against the Rams, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. Griffen will instead stay behind to work through recent mental-health issues, which currently have him hospitalized. We'll see how long Griffen remains out. IDP owners should plan as though we'll miss Griffen for at least a few weeks. Stephen Weatherly stepped in to play 76% of the snaps in the loss to Buffalo, but we wouldn't use him against a much tougher Rams front.
According to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, Vikings DE Everson Griffen "has been dealing for weeks with a serious, personal health-related issue." The team is aware of the issue and reportedly working with Griffen on it. GM Rick Spielman said in a statement that the Vikings are "certainly concerned by what we have heard" and that they are "currently focused on Everson's well-being and providing the appropriate support for him and his family." KSTP-TV in Minneapolis reports that Griffen was involved in a Saturday incident at a hotel where he allegedly threatened hotel staff. Connecting the dots here, it sounds like Griffen has some mental-health issues to work through and could be facing criminal charges. We'll see what comes of the situation and how it affects his availability for IDP lineups. If you own Griffen in fantasy, go ahead and seek some roster insurance.
The Vikings have ruled DE Everson Griffen out for Sunday's game against the Bills because of a knee injury. The defense remains a top play against Buffalo's putrid offense.
Vikings DE Everson Griffen missed practice Wednesday with a toe injury. We'll watch his status through the week heading into a Bills matchup with enormous upside.
Vikings DE Everson Griffen (foot) is active for today's game against the Rams. He missed last week's game but said this week he felt "great" and participated in practice every day. Return Griffen to your IDP lineups. DE Brian Robison (back) is inactive, which dings the team defense but shouldn't impact IDP lineups.
Vikings DE Everson Griffen (foot) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams. He entered last weekend questionable as well before going inactive against Washington. Griffen put in limited practices all week this time around, though, and said the foot "feels great" earlier this week. We're betting he'll play but will update his status Sunday.
Vikings DE Everson Griffen doesn't seem to have any question about whether he'll be ready to return to the lineup against the Rams this Sunday. “My foot feels great,” Griffen said Thursday, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “Yeah, I’ll be playing on Sunday for sure.” The matchup isn't great, but Griffen will be worth starting for most IDP owners if he's in there. We've bumped Griffen up the Week 11 IDP rankings.
Vikings DE Everson Griffen is inactive for today's game against Washington. He had expected to play in the game, but his injured foot reportedly didn't respond well to pre-game warmups. That takes a key IDP out of fantasy lineups and also hurts the outlook for the Minnesota team defense.
Vikings DE Everson Griffen is questionable for Sunday's game at Washington with a foot issue that cost him most of the practice week coming out of the bye. Griffen put in a limited workout Friday after sitting Wednesday and Thursday. He looks risky even if active, but Griffen has posted at least 1 sack in every game this season. IDP owners should wait in him and use Griffen in most cases.
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.
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."
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 DE Everson Griffen left Sunday's win over the Bears early because of a right shoulder stinger. "I'll be OK," Griffen told the St. Paul Pioneer Press. "I'm a warrior, but (shoulder stingers) hurt bad. I'm one tough (guy), but, whoo. I've been dealing with them for awhile. They're getting better, but we've got to figure out what I've got to do." HC Mike Zimmer added that his top pass-rusher should "be fine" going forward. The Vikings host St. Louis in Week 9.
Vikings DE Everson Griffen is inactive today against the Chiefs because of illness. Rookie Danielle Hunter will reportedly start in his place. That's a big loss for the Vikings' D, but Hunter does bring enticing athletic upside. The D-line -- and front 7 overall -- remain talented without him, too. So don't be afraid to use the Minnesota team D in fantasy.
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