Minnesota Vikings Depth Chart
- NFC North
- U.S. Bank Stadium
- Head Coach
- Mike Zimmer
- Offensive Coordinator
- Gary Kubiak
- Defensive Coordinator
- Adam Zimmer & Andre Patterson
- Special Teams Coach
- Marwin Maaloof
- Defensive Scheme
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook plans to be a full participant at training camp while he seeks a long-term contract extension. "I'm out there full go, 1,000 percent," Cook said. The RB1 in fantasy should be present for workouts on Monday for the start of camp. The 25-year-old second-rounder was a top-five running back last year despite missing two games due to injury. With the Vikings passing game less of a certainty now that Stefon Diggs is in Buffalo, Minnesota could lean even more on Cook, both on the ground and through the air. Fantasy managers probably won't view the former Florida State running back as elite because of injury concerns, but he's been pretty money in his short career when he's on the field.
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson is already expected to play a pivotal role in the offense in 2020. The first-round draft pick may not have the blow-away speed of departed receiver Stefon Diggs, but is a versatile route-runner who can play outside or in the slot. The Vikings have been decimated on the defensive side of the football this past offseason, putting more of an onus on the offense to step up. The absence of preseason games creates a challenge for fantasy owners to properly scout rookies before drafts. But Jefferson figures to have a role early on, making him an intriguing late-round fantasy option.
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook arrived at camp last Tuesday despite previously stating that he would not report unless he received a new deal. However, under the new collective bargaining agreement, the 24-year-old ran the risk of becoming a restricted free agent beyond 2020 by not showing up, something he ultimately did not want to do. Cook had a breakout season in 2019, finishing with 1,135 yards and 13 touchdowns on the ground. He also added 53 catches for 519 yards and was also one of the most prolific runners after contact. He is slated to make $1.3 million if an agreement isn't reached. Nonetheless, with the team vowing to work to get a new deal done, fantasy managers can feel a bit more confident by selecting Cook in the first round of fantasy drafts for the upcoming campaign.
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook is still without a new deal and remains firm in his stance that he will not report until he gets paid. With the Tennessee Titans and Derrick Henry recently agreeing to terms on a four-year, $50 million contract, the 24-year-old will likely continue to look for a deal around $13 million per season, according to Chad Graff of The Athletic. If Cook does suit up for the 2020 campaign, he is worth a top-10 pick in all fantasy formats, especially in PPR leagues. If the holdout continues, however, look for Alexander Mattison and Mike Boone's stock to continue to rise heading into the season.
Minnesota Vikings safety Anthony Harris wasn't expected to reach a deal before the franchise-tag deadline on Wednesday, so he becomes another example of a player set to finish out the 2020 season on the franchise tag. NFL teams were more reluctant this year to hand out long-term extensions to franchise-tagged players with the 2021 salary cap in flux due to the coronavirus pandemic. Harris will play for $11.4 million this year, and he and the Vikings still have a good chance at working something out long-term next offseason. The 28-year-old had a career year last season, compiling 35 solo tackles while tying for the NFL lead with six interceptions. Before 2019, though, he had just three interceptions in four seasons, making him unattractive in IDP formats.