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Minnesota Vikings Depth Chart

Minnesota Vikings Depth Chart

NFC North
U.S. Bank Stadium
Head Coach
Mike Zimmer
Offensive Coordinator
Kevin Stefanski
Defensive Coordinator
George Edwards
Special Teams Coach
Marwin Maaloof
Defensive Scheme
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Linval Joseph A Full Participant At Practice

Minnesota Vikings run-stuffing defensive tackle Linval Joseph was a full participant in practice on Tuesday, his first full practice since recovering from offseason surgery. Joseph is an elite interior defender, and his return undoubtedly boosts the prospects of the Vikings defense. This is a deep and talented defensive roster at all three levels with lots of experience. They've been a very consistent fantasy unit during coach Zimmer's entire run, finishing 10th, 8th, 1st, 12th, and 6th in total fantasy points from 2014-2018. Though it is still the preseason, the Vikings held the Seattle Seahawks to just 221 total yards in Week 2's 25-19 victory. The Vikings are being drafted as DEF6 currently, but it may be wise to target them a bit higher. Look for Zimmer to dial up the pressure (slightly) in the Week 3 tune-up on Saturday against the Arizona Cardinals.

Mike Boone Tallies 111 Scrimmage Yards Against Seahawks

Minnesota Vikings running back Mike Boone picked up 66 yards on 21 carries and caught one pass for 45 yards during a 25-19 win over the Seattle Seahawks in Week 2 of the preseason. The 24-year-old is an explosive playmaker, but Dalvin Cook and rookie Alexander Mattison are ahead of him on the depth chart. At this point, Boone is a supremely deep sleeper, who still has to beat out Ameer Abdullah for the RB3 role. Nevertheless, Cook has failed to stay healthy through his first two seasons as a pro and Boone has an incredibly similar running style. If Cook gets injured again, Boone might be the biggest beneficiary. Look for him to lock up his roster spot with another strong preseason performance against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 3.

4 days ago
Stefon Diggs Targeted Once On Sunday

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs saw limited action on Sunday night against the Seattle Seahawks, hauling in his one target for six receiving yards in the contest. The lack of target share in the offense is not a concern for Diggs - he finished with 149 targets (just four behind Adam Thielen) to go along with his 1,021 receiving yards and nine touchdowns in 2018. He's currently being drafted at 35 overall (WR14), and that seems about right considering he and Thielen will again command the majority of targets and red-zone looks this season. Look for the "Minneapolis Miracle" hero to play a bit more in preseason game number three.

4 days ago
Kyle Rudolph Quiet In Limited Action

Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph didn't play much on Sunday, but he managed to reel in his only target for a gain of 11 yards in the first quarter. Rudolph was out-shined by rookie Irv Smith Jr. in this game (five catches for 28 yards and a touchdown), but we need to remember to be cautious when interpreting preseason results. Rudolph is still the top option for the Vikings at tight end, and that's a notion that was further solidified when the Vikes re-signed him to a four-year deal this offseason. This deal felt a bit undeserved with Rudolph's uninspiring 2018, where he caught 64-of-82 targets for 634 yards and four touchdowns. That being said, he still has the lead role in what should be a productive offense and his touchdown rate projects to rise a bit from last year. Rudolph is worth a look as a TE2 flyer who you can snag at the end of your draft - he's currently being selected at 143 overall (TE14).

4 days ago
Laquon Treadwell "Showcased" On Sunday Night

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Laquon Treadwell played 27 snaps in Sunday's win over the Seattle Seahawks, a team-high among wide receivers. He performed well, catching 4-of-4 targets for 47 yards while playing most of his snaps with third-string quarterback Kyle Sloter in the second half of the contest. Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer, after the game, had this to say: "We were trying to get Treadwell the ball a little bit more in the second half, try to showcase him a little bit, I guess." This is not an admission that's usually made by coaches, but it's very apparent that the Vikings are indeed actively shopping the former 23rd-overall pick after three seasons of failing to make an impact. Look for the Vikings to "showcase" Treadwell even more in the upcoming game against the Arizona Cardinals - that is, unless he's traded or released before Saturday rolls around. Treadwell, as it stands, is not a player to consider in re-draft formats.

4 days ago