Minnesota Vikings Roster
- 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 tight end Kyle Rudolph will go up against a Colts Defense in Week 2 that allowed the 11th-most fantasy points to tight ends in 2019. Rudolph caught only two passes for 28 yards in the opener and really has faded into the background on offense the past few seasons. Rudolph posted only 367 yards in 2019 and no longer is a featured player in the Vikings passing attack. The veteran tight end is not fantasy viable as a TE1 heading into Week 2.
Minnesota Vikings rookie wide receiver Justin Jefferson will look to build off his NFL debut in Week 2 against the Colts. Jefferson caught two passes for 26 yards against the Packers and was slotted in the Vikings offense as the third receiver. The Colts allowed three touchdown passes to receivers in Week 1, but Jefferson is still learning the ropes offensively. Jefferson has plenty of talent and could have fantasy value at some point this season, but for now, he should ride the fantasy bench in Week 2 in standard-size leagues.
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Bisi Johnson did enough to secure his role in Week 1 as the No. 2 receiver heading into the team's matchup against the Colts. Johnson caught three passes for 56 yards to open the season and now will face a Colts Defense that allowed touchdowns to secondary receivers on the Jaguars in Week 1. Despite the starting role, it is hard to trust Johnson from a fantasy perspective with teammate Adam Thielen soaking up all the targets on the other side of the field. Johnson could be worth a spot on fantasy rosters in deeper leagues, but is hard to trust in starting lineups for Week 2.
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen enjoyed a fantastic Week 1 and will look to keep it going against the Colts in Week 2. Thielen caught six passes for 110 yards and two touchdowns against the Packers and now will face a Colts Defense that was put on its heels, at times, against the Jaguars last week. Thielen is the unquestionable number one target for quarterback Kirk Cousins and the veteran receiver will need a strong performance if the Vikings hope to pick up their first win of the season. Thielen will be a top-8 selection among wide receivers heading into Week 2.
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook will look to build off a solid, if unspectacular, Week 1 performance against the Packers this week against the Colts. Cook racked up only 50 rushing yards but punched in two touchdowns in the season opener. Cook can break loose at any moment but will go up against a Colts Defense that allowed only three rushing touchdowns to opposing backs last season. Look for Cook to exceed the 12 touches he saw in Week 1, and he should be in line to post RB1 numbers in Week 2.