Vikings TE Irv Smith (groin) is listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Panthers. Assuming he ends up inactive, TE Kyle Rudolph will be a viable Week 12 play. When Smith missed Week 10 vs. the Bears, Rudolph ran a pass route on 79% of QB Kirk Cousins’ drop backs and posted a 4-63 line on 5 targets.
After being limited on Wednesday, Vikings TE Irv Smith (groin) did not practice on Thursday. We'll see if he suffered a setback or just got the day off. We should have a better idea of his status tomorrow. Kyle Rudolph would turn into a viable spot starter vs. Carolina if Smith is out.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Vikings TE Irv Smith (groin) is expected to play against the Cowboys today. He was limited in practice all week after missing Monday night's win over the Bears. Between the groin and Kyle Rudolph's continued presence, Smith is just a TE2 for Week 11.