Dalvin Cook - RBPosted 9/19/18 1:44pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 19.
Huddle Up: Cook has said he's fine, but apparently that didn't stop the Vikings coaching staff from taking it easy with their franchise running back. Expect Cook to be limited in the coming days and then play, but keep a close eye on him. He'll be a low-end RB1 to high-end RB2 assuming he's active.
Dalvin Cook - RBPosted 9/17/18 6:31am ET
Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) said he's fine, and the hamstring injury was just fatigue from the heat.
Huddle Up: Good news for Cook, and in even better news, he faces the Buffalo Bills in Week 3. He'll be a strong RB1 in that one.
Dalvin Cook - RBPosted 9/16/18 4:20pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury in overtime of the Week 2 game with the Green Bay Packers. He ran 10 times for 38 yards while adding three grabs for 52 yards before departing.
Huddle Up: Cook and the Minnesota run game never really got going in the tie, and now Cook could potentially be in line to miss some time. Hamstrings are tricky for running backs. We're circle back around and update the situation once the Vikings officially address his injury. Latavius Murray would benefit if Cook is out.
Latavius Murray - RBPosted 9/16/18 4:52pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray rushed four times for 19 yards in Week 2 against the Green Bay Packers.
Huddle Up: Murray didn't have a very productive day, but he could be in line for a much bigger role after Dalvin Cook left in overtime with a hamstring injury. If Cook is forced to miss time then Murray could re-emerge as a solid RB3 or flex play in Week 3.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 9/16/18 4:49pm ET
Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins completed 35-of-48 passes for 425 yards, four touchdowns and one interception in the Week 2 tie on the road against the Green Bay Packers.
Huddle Up: Cousins might need to continue jacking it up frequently in the near future, as Dalvin Cook left the game in overtime with a hamstring injury and his status is uncertain. The Vikings will face the beleaguered Bills next week in the Twin Cities, so another big game could be in the offing for Cousins.
Laquon Treadwell - WRPosted 9/16/18 5:05pm ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Laquon Treadwell posted two catches for 23 yards and a touchdown in Week 2 against the Green Bay Packers.
Huddle Up: Treadwell was targeted six times, so he could be someone in the mix as a WR5 in fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams. If something happens to Stefon Diggs or Adam Thielen, he might have even more appeal. The Vikings host the Bills in Week 3.
Kyle Rudolph - TEPosted 9/16/18 5:02pm ET
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph posted seven receptions for 72 yards on eight targets in Week 2 against the Green Bay Packers.
Huddle Up: Rudolph has Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs to contend with for targets, but he still sees the eye of his quarterback fairly frequently. While he didn't score in this one, Rudolph is a big threat in the red zone, too. He is a solid low-end TE1 in most leagues heading into Week 3 against the Bills.
Stefon Diggs - WRPosted 9/16/18 4:57pm ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs posted nine receptions for 128 yards and two touchdowns in the Week 2 tie in Green Bay. He also added an important game-tying two-point conversion reception.
Huddle Up: Diggs seems to be ecstatic to have Kirk Cousins as his quarterback, as he has racked up 12 catches on 19 targets while piling up 171 yards and three scores in the first two games. The good times should continue to roll in Week 3 against the beleaguered Bills in a home game.
Adam Thielen - WRPosted 9/16/18 4:55pm ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen posted 12 receptions for 131 yards and a touchdown on 13 targets in Week 2 against the Green Bay Packers.
Huddle Up: Thielen has jelled very nicely with Kirk Cousins, posting back-to-back 100-yard games to start the season while being targeted 25 times with 18 grabs already. Needless to say, he has emerged as a bona fide WR1 in PPR formats, and a solid WR2 in most other leagues. The Vikings host the skidding Bills in Week 3.
Latavius Murray - RBPosted 9/10/18 5:14am ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray was utilized on 14 snaps (20 percent of the offense) Sunday, Sept. 9, in Week 1.
Huddle Up: Murray has taken a backseat to Dalvin Cook, and he still holds RB5 value. However, there will be weeks like this.
Dalvin Cook - RBPosted 9/10/18 5:13am ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook was utilized on 57 snaps (80 percent of the offense) Sunday, Sept. 9, in Week 1.
Huddle Up: That high rate only left Latavius Murray 14 snaps (20 percent) in Cook's first game back from a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Cook is clearly an RB1 on the rise despite just 40 yards on 16 carries and six catches for 55 yards.
Latavius Murray - RBPosted 9/9/18 2:52pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray rushed 11 times for a team-best 42 yards in Week 1 against the San Francisco 49ers.
Huddle Up: Murray was leaned upon late to salt the team away. He averaged 3.8 yards per carry, which wasn't great, but it was much more productive than Dalvin Cook's 2.5 yards per tote. Both players will look for much better results in the Week 2 road game against the Green Bay Packers.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 9/9/18 2:44pm ET
Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins completed 20-of-36 passes for 244 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 1 win against the San Francisco 49ers.
Huddle Up: Cousins signed a huge contract in the offseason and he did what the Vikings want him to do - win. He had a solid assortment of weapons in the Twin Cities, including Adam Thielen, Stefon Diggs and Kyle Rudolph. He connected with Thielen for over 100 yards, while Diggs and Rudolph each found the end zone. Cousins is a decent low-end QB1 in most fantasy leagues. He'll get his first taste of the Vikings-Packers rivalry in Week 2 at Lambeau.
Kyle Rudolph - TEPosted 9/9/18 3:04pm ET
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph had just one catch in Week 1 against the San Francisco 49ers, but that catch was good for an 11-yard touchdown.
Huddle Up: The lack of receptions was not a good thing for Rudolph, but at least he cashed his catch in for a touchdown. The Twittersphere certainly had some colorful submissions about Rudolph and his lack of production. He'll look for improved production in Week 2 on the road against the Green Bay Packers.
Stefon Diggs - WRPosted 9/9/18 3:01pm ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs posted three receptions for 43 yards and a touchdown on six targets in Week 1 against the San Francisco 49ers.
Huddle Up: Diggs is a fantasy stud as long as he can stay healthy. That's the only thing fantasy owners have to worry about. When he is on the field he is a legitimate low-end WR1 in most fantasy formats. The Vikings travel to meet the Packers in Week 2.
Adam Thielen - WRPosted 9/9/18 2:57pm ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen posted six receptions for a game-best 102 yards with 12 targets in Week 1 against the San Francisco 49ers.
Huddle Up: Thielen, who is likely to spend a lot of time in the slot this season, did not show any ill effects of the leg injury which bothered him late in the preseason. He is a solid fantasy receiver, particularly in PPR formats. The Vikings travel to meet the Packers in Week 2.
Dalvin Cook - RBPosted 9/9/18 2:54pm ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Dalvin Cook rushed 16 times for just 40 yards in Week 1 against the San Francisco 49ers and he added six catches for 55 yards on seven targets.
Huddle Up: Cook is returning from a major knee injury, so it will take time to get back to his pre-injury form. However, this wasn't terribly disappointing, and the receiving yardage and catches were nice for PPR fantasy owners. He'll look for more production in Week 2 against the Green Bay Packers.
John DeFilippo - OCPosted 9/6/18 10:49am ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (knee) may or may not be on a snap count this week, according to offensive coordinator John DeFilippo. DeFilippo did say that Cook has proven he can handle a full workload in his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
Huddle Up: Cook should be fine as long as he doesn't show early signs of being tired or too uncomfortable. Latavius Murray will spot him at times, but Cook is good for at least 15 to 20 touches. He's a viable low-end RB1 to high-end RB2 in his return.
Dalvin Cook - RBPosted 9/5/18 8:50am ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (knee) has regained his foot quickness and acceleration after surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.
Huddle Up: Cook has the potential to be an elite RB1 at a midrange price tag. He has yet to show durability at this level, and there is some risk because of that.
Adam Thielen - WRPosted 8/28/18 3:02pm ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (leg) injured his left leg during practice Tuesday, Aug. 28, but said he's good after leaving the field under his own power, according to a source.
Huddle Up: We're getting close to crunch time. Players will need to be extra careful over the next couple weeks. Thielen, as long as he avoids any setbacks, remains in low-end WR1 to high-end WR2 territory.
Dalvin Cook - RBPosted 8/24/18 3:37pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (knee) is not expected to receive a lot of playing time in the preseason game Friday, Aug. 24, and may only play one series.
Huddle Up: The Vikings want to make sure Cook is ready for the regular season, so he probably will receive a handful of touches. He will be the main running back for the Vikings in 2018 and should be at least a No. 2 running back in all fantasy leagues.
Dalvin Cook - RBPosted 8/24/18 6:22pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (knee) rushed two times for one yard against the Seattle Seahawks in the preseason Friday, Aug. 24.
Huddle Up: It was a short night for Cook, but the important thing is that he remains on track to be ready for the start of the season. However, Minnesota may ease Cook back into a workhorse role as he returns from a knee injury. Target him as a high-upside RB2.
Stefon Diggs - WRPosted 8/24/18 7:40pm ET
Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs caught four of his eight targets for 51 yards against the Seattle Seahawks in the preseason Friday, Aug. 24.
Huddle Up: Kirk Cousins threw it early and often when he was in the game, and Diggs was his favorite target. He's positioned for WR2 production in 2018.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 8/24/18 9:18pm ET
Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins completed 17 of his 28 passes for 182 yards in 21-20 preseason win over the Seattle Seahawks Friday, Aug. 24.
Huddle Up: Cousins threw early and often while he was in the game, and with a strong group of receivers at his disposal, he should push for QB1 production.
Dalvin Cook - RBPosted 8/23/18 3:08pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (knee) is 'preparing to play' in the team's next preseason game Friday, Aug. 24, against the Seattle Seahawks. It would be his first game action since tearing his anterior cruciate ligament last October.
Huddle Up: This is an excellent sign for Cook's health, as it means he's nearing 100 percent weeks before the regular season opener. In other words, Cook looks like he'll be able to retrieve his old RB1 status right away, though it should take him additional time to garner the heavy workload he was taking on last year as a rookie before getting hurt, which was almost 20 carries per game. He enters the new campaign with a tremendously high ceiling.
Dalvin Cook - RBPosted 8/21/18 11:13am ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook's (knee) status is uncertain for now, but offensive coordinator John DeFilippo said the Vikings are looking forward to 'possibly' seeing him play.
Huddle Up: It's a more positive outlook than last week. If Cook does play it won't be much. Naturally, the Vikings don't want to risk aggravating what was a serious knee injury. Cook has said he's healthy, though. As such, he's an RB1 candidate even if he splits time with Latavius Murray.
Kai Forbath - PKPosted 8/20/18 9:19am ET
Minnesota Vikings PK Kai Forbath was released Monday, Aug. 20.
Huddle Up: The Vikings likely will be going with Daniel Carlson as their kicker entering the regular season. He could be an option for owners, but there will be more reliable kickers available.
Dalvin Cook - RBPosted 8/18/18 9:04am ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (knee) is not expected to play in the second preseason game Saturday, Aug. 18.
Huddle Up: Cook probably will play in the third preseason game and should be ready for the start of the regular season. He will be the main running back for the Vikings this season and can be at least a No. 2 running back in all leagues.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 8/18/18 1:50pm ET
Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins completed just three of his eight pass attempts for 12 yards and he was sacked once in the preseason game loss against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Saturday, Aug. 18.
Huddle Up: There will certainly be better days for Cousins and the Minnesota offense, but they were pushed around at home by a quality Jacksonville defense. Cousins threw for at least 4,000 yards and 25 or more touchdowns in each of his three seasons as a full-time starter, so he is a bona fide No. 1 fantasy option in all formats.
Mike Boone - RBPosted 8/18/18 1:50pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Mike Boone rushed 13 times for 91 yards and a touchdown in the preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Saturday, Aug. 18.
Huddle Up: Boone is pushing for the third running back job in a competition with Roc Thomas and Mack Brown. He certainly didn't do anything to hurt his chances in this one, but it will take a long-term injury to Dalvin Cook or Latavius Murray before he has any fantasy appeal.
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