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Minnesota Vikings
MIN

DEF MIN

#23 Defense

85 Projected Points

ADP: Not Available
Bye: 7
Experience: 8 Yr(s)
Age: N/A
Height: 0'0"
Weight:
40 Time: Not Available

Weekly Outlook

3d Projection

Floor

3.5

DS Projection

7

Consensus

38 other sites
7

Ceiling

9.9

Rest of
Season

5.5

Week 6 Projections
Sacks INTs Fum Rec Defensive TDs Fantasy
2.8 1 0.5 0.2 7
Weekly Writeup

Rest Of Way Outlook

Sacks INTs Fum Rec Defensive TDs Fantasy
2.3 0.8 0.5 0.1 5.5
Week 5
Although this hasn’t been a great unit this season, the Vikings were facing a soft set of skill position players on their home field, and they came up with a solid fantasy performance. Despite the Lions having a solid OL, the pass rush was able to get to Jared Goff for 4 sacks, including a pair by Everson Griffen and 1 by Danielle Hunter along with a recovery of a Goff fumble by James Lynch. Although the pressure on Goff was excellent, it only led to a single INT, which Eric Kendricks was able to deliver.

Overall, this is merely a streaming defense despite having the legendary Mike Zimmer coaching the team. From a personnel standpoint, they are ill-equipped to deal with the better offenses in the league. Their pass rush has Hunter, but they lack consistency from other players. And in the secondary, they have some names, but they are not strong in coverage. Stream them when they face a lesser opponent, but don’t count on them for much in most other matchups.

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Minnesota added LB Eric Kendricks to the injury report Thursday, when he missed practice with a quad issue. We'll see whether he makes it back onto the field Friday. DE Everson Griffen also sat out with a concussion, which doesn't bode well for his Week 2 readiness. OLB Anthony Barr looks poised to miss at least 1 more game with the knee injury that kept him out of the opener. That would mean another start for Nick Vigil, assuming he's healthy enough to play. Vigil was limited Wednesday and Thursday with an ankle issue. We'll see about his game status after Friday's practice.

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The Vikings will be replacing their OC for the 2nd straight offseason. Gary Kubiak on Thursday announced his retirement (for the 2nd time in his coaching career). That comes roughly a year after Minnesota lost OC Kevin Stefanski to the Cleveland HC gig. ESPN's Courtney Cronin reports that the team is considering promoting from within to replace Kubiak, who was on the staff prior to filling Stefanski's vacancy. An in-house promotion would seem to favor the team continuing to lean run, and the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that Kubiak's son, Klint, has emerged as a favorite. Klint Kubiak spent the past 2 seasons as Minnesota's QBs coach. We'll see who the Vikings settle on.

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Vikings S Harrison Smith (hamstring), DT Linval Joseph (knee) and S Anthony Harris (groin) are active for tonight's game against the Seahawks. Each entered the day questionable but is ready if you waited on him for IDP use.

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Vikings DT Linval Joseph (knee), S Harrison Smith (hamstring) and S Anthony Harris (groin) are questionable for Monday night's game against the Seahawks. Joseph and Smith each progressed to full Saturday workouts and look likely to make it back for the game. Harris spent the full week limited and isn't worth waiting on for IDP lineups.

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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.

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