Vikings S Harrison Smith had surgery this offseason on the high ankle sprain that ended his 2016 campaign early, according to ESPN.com. Smith had said in January that he would not need surgery. He's still expected to be ready for the 2017 season. IDP owners should keep an eye on whether he starts training camp on time, but this isn't a situation to worry about in spring.
Vikings S Harrison Smith (ankle) is questionable for Saturday's game against the Packers. He missed the past 2 games but returned to the practice field this week. Smith put in a limited workout Thursday and then full participation Friday. We'll see about Smith's game status, though there's still some risk here. Smith has been a solid tackle producer when healthy this year but hasn't deliver much in the big-play departments. He'll be a just-OK IDP option if active.
The St. Paul Pioneer-Press reports that Vikings S Harrison Smith will miss Sunday's game against the Jaguars with a Grade 3 high left ankle sprain, the most severe variety. There's also reportedly a chance that Smith will miss the rest of the season. The injury certainly doesn't bode well for his participation over the next 3 weeks. IDP owners can go ahead and drop Smith for an immediate option. The Vikings' team D takes a hit with the Smith loss but remains a top fantasy option -- especially this week at Jacksonville.
Vikings S Harrison Smith had a walking boot on his left foot and left the stadium on crutches after Thursday night's loss to the Cowboys, according to USA Today's Tom Pelissero. Smith has been playing through a left ankle issue, which might have gotten worse against Dallas. Smith now gets a long week before Minnesota's next game, so we'll see about his status next week -- or sooner if the team provides any updates.
Vikings MLB Eric Kendricks (hip) and S Harrison Smith (ankle) are active for today's game against the Lions after entering the day questionable. They'll carry a bit more risk than usual but are OK to use as you normally would. (Check our Week 12 rankings.) CB Captain Munnerlyn (ankle) is also active despite coming in questionable. CB Terence Newman (neck) is out, as expected. He entered Sunday doubtful. Minnesota will also miss usual punt returner CB Marcus Sherels (ribs), who is inactive.
Vikings S Harrison Smith (ankle), MLB Eric Kendricks (hip) and CB Captain Munnerlyn (ankle) are questionable for Thursday's game against the Lions. HC Mike Zimmer said Wednesday that he expects Munnerlyn and Smith to play, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. That indicates Kendricks' status is more in question, despite his return to action in Week 11. We'll see about their statuses Thursday morning. CB Terence Newman is doubtful for the game.
The Vikings will sign former Titans S Michael Griffin, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Look for the team to create some sort of rotation after re-signing SS Andrew Sendejo for $16 million over 4 years. Harrison Smith certainly figures to be play full time. Griffin had flashes of nice IDP production in Tennessee but didn't rate well as a coverage player. We'll see how Minnesota sorts out this group.
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.
The Vikings defense should be much closer to whole Sunday night against the Giants. S Harrison Smith (knee, hamstring), DT Linval Joseph (foot) and OLB Anthony Barr (groin) are all listed as probable after practicing all week. Barr and Joseph returned to full practices Friday after being limited the previous 2 days. Smith remained limited throughout the week. He seems like the biggest risk for aggravation, considering Smith's dealing with both knee and hamstring trouble. He'll carry high upside into the game, but you'll need to balance that against the injury risk as you consider your DB options. Joseph told the St. Paul Pioneer Press earlier this week: "I'm feeling good. Best I've felt in a long time." So he looks like a decent DL bet, especially considering how well he was performing before his injury. The Minnesota team D carries some fantasy upside against a Giants offense missing its best player, WR Odell Beckham.
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."
The Vikings have ruled DT Linval Joseph (foot), S Harrison Smith (knee), S Andrew Sendejo (knee) and OLB Anthony Barr (groin) out for Thursday night's game against the Cardinals. They have also deemed backup S Robert Blanton (knee) questionable and placed fill-in S Antone Exum on IR earlier this week. That's a lot of defensive pieces missing against 1 of the league's best offenses. Start your Cardinals.
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.
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 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.
As expected, Vikings S Harrison Smith is active against the Lions and will play through his ankle sprain. The injury certainly adds risk, but fantasy's top-scoring DB so far also carries big upside against Lions QB Matthew Stafford. Smith is worth the risk for your DB slot in most cases. As expected, LB Chad Greenway will miss another game with his rib injury.
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