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The Vikings picked UCLA LB Anthony Barr 9th overall in the NFL draft.  Barr spent just 2 college seasons on defense after playing RB and TE his 1st 2 seasons.  He delivered 23.5 sacks and 41.5 total tackles for loss in those 2 years, though.  That shows immense upside in what might still be a raw player.  We'll see whether Minnesota plays him at DE right away or uses him at LB on early downs and a rusher in passing situations.  The Vikings just gave DE Everson Griffen a big contract to keep him from leaving in free agency.  Incumbent left DE Brian Robison is 31 but is also signed through 2017.  The crowd makes it tough to see immediate fantasy value for Barr.  He holds plenty of potential in your IDP dynasty league, though.

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11:30am EDT 10/3/21

Vikings OLB Anthony Barr (knee) is inactive for today's game against the Browns. That leaves Nick Vigil in place as the #2 LB for Minnesota and a strong option or our IDP lineups.

Vikings OLB Anthony Barr (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Browns. He's not particularly interesting for IDP use, but Barr's status should affect whether Nick Vigil remains a full-time player. Vigil has delivered top 10 fantasy numbers at the position through 3 games with Barr out. We'll check Barr's status Sunday morning.

Vikings OLB Anthony Barr will miss the rest of the season after tearing a pectoral muscle in Sunday's loss to the Colts. That should mean full playing time for weak-side starter Eric Wilson going forward. Wilson wound up playing 92% of the snaps vs. Indy, totaling 7 tackles and grabbing an INT. He saw 7 other games of 70% playing time or more over the previous 2 seasons when other LBs went down. Wilson finished all 3 such games last season with 8+ tackles.

The Vikings have removed OLB Anthony Barr from the injury report. He missed last week's game with a knee injury, allowing Eric Wilson to take over full-time snaps and deliver a big IDP outing (11 tackles, 2 sacks). But with Barr ready to face the Bears, expect Wilson to return to playing about half the game and not offering much IDP value.

Vikings OLB Anthony Barr is inactive for today's game against the Raiders. Make sure he's not in your IDP lineups. His absence takes a playmaker out of the Minnesota lineup, but the defense remains a strong play against Oakland.

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