- Height / Weight
- 5'10" / 190 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- November 12, 1993 (25)
- 4th Season
- 2016 / Rd. 2 / Pk. 54 (MIN)
Minnesota Vikings cornerback Mackensie Alexander (ankle) was limited in practice on Friday but is doubtful for Week 1 against the 49ers. Fellow cornerback Xavier Rhodes (hamstring) was a full participant but is questionable. With Alexander looking unlikely to play in the season opener, rookie corner Mike Hughes may be tasked with covering the slot. Regardless, Minnesota's defense is a strong fantasy unit and should be in all starting lineups.
Minnesota Vikings cornerback Mackensie Alexander (ankle) returned to practice on Thursday after sitting out on Wednesday. It's a good sign that Alexander will have a chance to suit up in Week 1 against the 49ers. When healthy, Alexander will typically be the slot cornerback, with Xavier Rhodes and Trae Waynes on the edges.
Minnesota Vikings second-year cornerback Mackensie Alexander has made an impact through the early weeks of training camp. Xavier Rhodes is coming off a career year and quarterbacks will be targeting the other side of the field more and more often. Veteran Terrence Newman will be relegated to a lesser role this season and the battle between Trae Waynes and Alexander was one of note to start camp. Waynes was the outside corner to start last week's game, and coach Mike Zimmer has expressed his favor with Alexander's production in the slot.