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Vikings MLB Eric Kendricks is questionable for Monday night's game against the Seahawks with a rib injury. He missed practice Thursday and Friday before returning to a limited Saturday workout. The team expects him to play against Seattle, though. HC Mike Zimmer told the Pioneer Press that Kendricks "will be fine." Plan to have Kendricks available for your IDP lineups. We'll confirm his status Monday evening.

2:12pm EST 12/2/18

Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (knee) is active for today’s game against the Patriots. He only got in a limited practice on Friday and reportedly woke up with swelling in that knee this morning. He also figures to see a bunch of CB Stephon Gilmore today. It all makes Diggs a risky WR2 in fantasy lineups.

Vikings WR Stefon Diggs' injured knee swelled up overnight, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. "He now needs to test it pregame to determine whether he can play today," Schefter adds. So we won't find out Diggs' official status until 3 pm ET. If you have another viable option, we'd send Diggs to the bench. If he ends up active, he'll be a risk/reward WR2.

Vikings WR Stefon Diggs has said he'll play through the knee issue that has him questionable against the Patriots. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that's "the plan." Diggs will carry some risk after only being able to put in 1 limited practice this week.

Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (knee) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Patriots. He only got in a limited practice on Friday. But Diggs said Thursday that he expects to play, and insider Ben Goessling reported on Friday afternoon that Diggs is expected to play. Keep him penciled into fantasy lineups for now.

Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (knee) said after missing Thursday's practice that he expects to play against Patriots this weekend. Players tend to be over-optimistic about their availability, but Diggs did appear to make it out of last week's game OK. We'll see if he gets back on the field tomorrow.

Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (knee) was not on the field for the start of Thursday's practice. He was wearing a wrap on his left knee, according to insider Chris Tomasson. Diggs now appears iffy for this weekend's game against the Patriots. We'll see if he can get back on the practice field tomorrow.

Vikings WR Stefon Diggs did not practice on Wednesday and is listed on the injury report with a knee. It's the 1st we've heard of it. This could just be a rest day for Diggs, but check back tomorrow for another update on his status.

Vikings WRs Adam Thielen (low back, calf) and WR Stefon Diggs (ribs) are both off the final Week 11 injury report. Thielen was limited all week, but we’ve heard nothing to suggest that he won’t be a full-go on Sunday night vs. Chicago. Diggs put in a full week of practice.

Vikings WR Adam Thielen (low back, calf) remained limited in Thursday's practice. We have no reason to believe he's in danger of missing Sunday night's game against the Bears, but it does look like he'll be operating at less than 100%.

Vikings OC John DeFilippo called RB Dalvin Cook a "full-go" for Sunday night's game against the Bears. We assumed as much after Cook handled 10 carries and 4 targets back in Week 9 and then had a Week 10 bye to rest that injured hamstring. Chicago ranks 3rd in fantasy points allowed to RBs, but Cook still looks like a solid RB2 in Week 11 fantasy lineups.

Vikings WR Adam Thielen was limited in Wednesday's practice and listed on the injury report with low back and calf issues. It's slightly concerning with Minnesota coming off a bye week, but we've heard nothing to suggest that either ailment is serious. We'll get another update on Thielen tomorrow.

Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (rib) put in a full practice on Wednesday. He's good to go for Sunday night's game against the Bears' 15th-ranked WR defense.

Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (ribs) told NFL Network's Ian Rapoport that he participated in the team's post-bye-week practice on Monday. “I know I will play” against the Bears on Sunday night, he added. It's worth noting that Diggs said he'd play back in Week 9 before ending up inactive. But we're tentatively expecting him back this weekend.

The Vikings have claimed RB Ameer Abdullah off waivers from the Lions. While it's encouraging that Abdullah got snatched up so quickly, this obviously isn't a good landing spot. He'll sit behind Dalvin Cook and Latavius Murray on Minnesota's depth chart. Leave Abdullah on the waiver wire in redraft leagues.

The Lions have released RB Ameer Abdullah. Finally. The former 2nd-round pick has just 1 carry and 2 catches on 11 offensive snaps this season. We'll see where he ends up, although it's probably too late in the year for him to make a fantasy impact.

Vikings S Andrew Sendejo (groin) will miss his 4th straight game today. He's inactive for the clash with the Lions. Lead CB Xavier Rhodes, however, will play through a "questionable" tag for a foot issue.

11:11am EST 11/4/18

Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) is active for today’s game against the Lions. It’ll be his first action since Week 4. Cook is expected to be on a snap count, with ESPN’s Adam Schefter reporting this morning that Minnesota is hoping to get him "about 20 or so” snaps. That’s about a third of the game. Cook sits in RB4 territory in the Week 9 Rankings. RB Latavius Murray remains the superior fantasy bet.

11:11am EST 11/4/18

Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (rib) is inactive for today’s game against the Lions. He’ll get a Week 10 bye to heal up. Laquon Treadwell and Aldrick Robinson figure to serve as Minnesota’s #2 and #3 WRs today, but both are just fantasy fliers. Adam Thielen should soak up a boatload of targets.

The Vikings expect RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) to play Sunday but on a "pitch count," according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Cook will reportedly get "about 20 or so" snaps. That would obviously cut into Latavius Murray playing time and fantasy upside. But Murray still looks like the Minnesota RB to use. We'll confirm Cook's status at 11:30 a.m. ET, when the early inactives get announced.

 
 
 

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