Team Grade:
Minnesota Vikings
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Outlook

The Vikings have some potential for the coming year. The offense has a chance to be much better with Peterson back in the fold and Bridgewater another year older. The defense isn't too shabby but is probably just average compared to the rest of the league. Minnesota will contend for a playoff spot but might be a season or two away from really making an impact in the league. They are getting closer, though.
FANTASY BREAKOUT
His rookie season was overlooked a little because his team wasn't very good, but Teddy Bridgewater made strides throughout last season and finished well as the starter for the Vikings. He has more weapons to work with at receiver this year and Adrian Peterson as his running back, which should open things up for the passing game. We expect big things from Bridgewater in his second season, emerging as a fantasy option at quarterback. He'll be worth some spot starts in 2015.
FANTASY DUD
Big things were expected from Kyle Rudolph last season but injuries once again marred his season. He might be playing in a tight-end friendly offense, but if he can't stay on the field, Rudolph isn't a help for fantasy teams. He'll get drafted higher than he should come draft day, disappointing many fantasy teams along the way.

Team Notes

May 18, 01:43 PM Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater has been impressed with WR Laquon Treadwell, the Vikings' first-round draft pick this year. 'He's been here with us for two days now, and he's been looking good,' Bridgewater added. 'I'm not qualified to judge players and things like that, but from what I've been seeing, I've been pretty impressed.'
May 12, 03:33 PM Minnesota Vikings WR Laquon Treadwell signed his four-year rookie contract, including a fifth-year option Thursday, May 12.
May 11, 12:23 PM Minnesota Vikings LB Kentrell Brothers signed a four-year, $2.57 million contract Tuesday, May 10. The fifth-round selection out of Missouri also received a $232,000 signing bonus.
May 06, 05:43 PM Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said he may receive some work during the preseason. 'I feel like getting out there and playing a little bit,' Peterson said. 'It's something that once that time comes around, I'll have a better feel for, like, 'Hey, I need to get out there just to kind of get the legs moving and get the pads (on) a little bit.' I can tell you, though, I'm definitely more itching towards playing a little more in the preseason than I have the past seven, eight years.' Peterson has not received a carry in any of the last four preseasons.
May 02, 01:43 PM Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson's fifth-year option was declined by the Vikings Monday, May 2, according to a league source. Patterson caught only two passes in 2015.
May 02, 10:53 AM Minnesota Vikings DT Sharrif Floyd had his fifth-year option exercised Monday, May 2.
May 02, 10:43 AM Minnesota Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes had his fifth-year option exercised Monday, May 2, according to his agent Sunny Shah.
May 01, 01:03 PM Minnesota Vikings OT T.J. Clemmings, who started all 16 games at right tackle last season, will move to left tackle to serve as the backup to OT Matt Kalil, according to head coach Mike Zimmer. Kalil is entering the final year of his contract and the team had a logjam at right tackle due to the free-agent signing of OT Andre Smith and the return of OT Phil Loadholt, who missed the entire 2015 season with a torn Achilles' tendon.
May 01, 01:03 PM Minnesota Vikings OT T.J. Clemmings, who started all 16 games at right tackle last season, will move to left tackle to serve as the backup to OT Matt Kalil, according to head coach Mike Zimmer. Kalil is entering the final year of his contract and the team had a logjam at right tackle due to the free-agent signing of OT Andre Smith and the return of OT Phil Loadholt, who missed the entire 2015 season with a torn Achilles' tendon.
May 01, 01:03 PM Minnesota Vikings OT T.J. Clemmings, who started all 16 games at right tackle last season, will move to left tackle to serve as the backup to OT Matt Kalil, according to head coach Mike Zimmer. Kalil is entering the final year of his contract and the team had a logjam at right tackle due to the free-agent signing of OT Andre Smith and the return of OT Phil Loadholt, who missed the entire 2015 season with a torn Achilles' tendon.
May 01, 01:03 PM Minnesota Vikings OT T.J. Clemmings, who started all 16 games at right tackle last season, will move to left tackle to serve as the backup to OT Matt Kalil, according to head coach Mike Zimmer. Kalil is entering the final year of his contract and the team had a logjam at right tackle due to the free-agent signing of OT Andre Smith and the return of OT Phil Loadholt, who missed the entire 2015 season with a torn Achilles' tendon.
Apr 26, 03:13 PM Minnesota Vikings C John Sullivan (back) has had no limitations during spring workouts.
Apr 21, 09:53 AM Minnesota Vikings DT Sharrif Floyd and CB Xavier Rhodes are likely to have their fifth-year player options picked up for 2017. Floyd's option is worth $6.757 million, and Rhodes' is worth $8.026 million.
Apr 21, 09:53 AM Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson is unlikely to have his fifth-year option picked up for 2017. He's set to make $1.389 million in 2016.
Apr 21, 09:53 AM Minnesota Vikings DT Sharrif Floyd and CB Xavier Rhodes are likely to have their fifth-year player options picked up for 2017. Floyd's option is worth $6.757 million, and Rhodes' is worth $8.026 million.
Apr 18, 10:33 AM Minnesota Vikings restricted free-agent FB Zach Line signed his tender Monday, April 18.

Offseason Keys

Additions:
Mike Wallace, WR; DuJuan Harris, RB; Shaun Hill, QB; Casey Matthews, LB; Taylor Mays, FS; Terence Newman, CB. 

Losses:
Matt Cassel, QB; Jasper Brinkley, LB; Vladimir Ducassse, G; Jerome Felton, FB; Greg Jennings, WR; Christian Ponder, QB; Jā??Marcus Webb, T. 

2016 Draft Class

RoundPickPlayerPos
 # 1  23 Laquon TreadwellWR
 # 2  54 Mackensie AlexanderDB
 # 4  121 Willie BeaversOL
 # 5  160 Kentrell BrothersLB
 # 6  180 Moritz BoehringerWR
 # 6  188 David MorganTE
 # 7  227 Stephen WeatherlyDL
 # 7  244 Jayron KearseDB

2016 Schedule

WeekDateTimeOpponent
1     Sep 11 1:00PM     at Tennessee
2     Sep 18 8:30PM     Green Bay
3     Sep 25 1:00PM     at Carolina
4     Oct 3 8:30PM     New York Giants
5     Oct 9 1:00PM     Houston
-- Week 6 Bye --
7     Oct 23 1:00PM     at Philadelphia
8     Oct 31 8:30PM     at Chicago
9     Nov 6 1:00PM     Detroit
10     Nov 13 1:00PM     at Washington
11     Nov 20 1:00PM     Arizona
12     Nov 24 12:30PM     at Detroit
13     Dec 1 8:25PM     Dallas
14     Dec 11 1:00PM     at Jacksonville
15     Dec 18 1:00PM     Indianapolis
16     Dec 24 1:00PM     at Green Bay
17     Jan 1 1:00PM     Chicago
18     Jan 8 1:05PM     Seattle
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