2014 DRAFT GUIDE
Team Grade:
Minnesota Vikings
Quarterbacks: Running Backs:
Wide Receivers: Tight Ends:
Defense: Kickers:

Outlook

The Vikings could surprise this year. A new coaching staff should help the team, especially the offense. You can never count out a team with Adrian Peterson on it to do big things. Peterson can carry the offense all by himself if needed. The defense is just alright, though, which is another concern. They won't shut down the opposition and the offense lacks some firepower because of question marks at quarterback. Minnesota is likely to finish below .500 again but should be better than last season. Things are going the right direction for this team.
FANTASY BREAKOUT
Receiver Cordarrelle Patterson was used sporadically as a rookie but made a lot of big plays with his few chances. He had a knack for scoring and picking up big chunks of yards. He has a great skillset, doing well on making a short play into a big one and stretching the field with his top speed. He'll be the No. 1 receiver for the Vikings and should get a ton of chances from day one this year. He can be a top 15 fantasy receiver and finish with more than 1,000 total yards and near double-digit scores. Patterson is the real deal at receiver.
FANTASY DUD
Quarterback Matt Cassel is likely to open the season as the starter but probably won't be able to keep the job from rookie Teddy Bridgewater all season. Cassel is just keeping the set warm for the rookie. Even when playing, Cassel isn't a huge fantasy threat. He does well managing the offense but won't be able to carry the offense most weeks if called on.

Team Notes

Dec 21, 03:33 PM Minnesota Vikings LB Chad Greenway (knee) suffered a knee injury in Week 16 and is considered questionable to return.
Dec 21, 02:22 PM Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings SS Andrew Sendejo (head) has returned to the team's Week 16 after missing time because of a head injury.
Dec 21, 01:22 PM Minnesota Vikings SS Andrew Sendejo (head) was taken to the locker room during the team's Week 16 game and is being evaluated for a concussion.
Dec 21, 11:52 AM The Minnesota Vikings have declared SS Ahmad Dixon, LB Anthony Barr, OT Carter Bykowski, OG Charlie Johnson, TE Kyle Rudolph, CB Shaun Prater, FB Zach Line inactive for Week 16.
Dec 21, 11:52 AM Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle, knee) is inactive Sunday, Dec. 21.
Dec 21, 11:52 AM The Minnesota Vikings have declared SS Ahmad Dixon, LB Anthony Barr, OT Carter Bykowski, OG Charlie Johnson, TE Kyle Rudolph, CB Shaun Prater, FB Zach Line inactive for Week 16.
Dec 21, 11:52 AM The Minnesota Vikings have declared SS Ahmad Dixon, LB Anthony Barr, OT Carter Bykowski, OG Charlie Johnson, TE Kyle Rudolph, CB Shaun Prater, FB Zach Line inactive for Week 16.
Dec 21, 11:52 AM The Minnesota Vikings have declared SS Ahmad Dixon, LB Anthony Barr, OT Carter Bykowski, OG Charlie Johnson, TE Kyle Rudolph, CB Shaun Prater, FB Zach Line inactive for Week 16.
Dec 19, 10:12 PM Minnesota Vikings LB Anthony Barr (knee) will have surgery on his knee, and head coach Mike Zimmer said Friday, Dec. 19, that Barr's season is over.
Dec 19, 09:42 PM Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson is still working on mastering the routes in offensive coordinator Norv Turner's system.
Dec 19, 06:02 PM Minnesota Vikings LB Anthony Barr (knee) and OG Charlie Johnson (ankle) have been ruled out for Week 16. FS Robert Blanton (ankle, knee) is listed as questionable, while DT Sharrif Floyd (knee), LB Chad Greenway (non-injury), DT Linval Joseph (illness), LS Cullen Loeffler (illness), CB Xavier Rhodes (wrist), DE Brian Robison (ankle) and SS Andrew Sendejo (thumb) are listed as probable. Barr, Greenway, Johnson and Loeffler did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 19. Blanton and Joseph were limited during practice, while the other players fully participated in practice.
Dec 19, 06:02 PM Minnesota Vikings LB Anthony Barr (knee) and OG Charlie Johnson (ankle) have been ruled out for Week 16. FS Robert Blanton (ankle, knee) is listed as questionable, while DT Sharrif Floyd (knee), LB Chad Greenway (non-injury), DT Linval Joseph (illness), LS Cullen Loeffler (illness), CB Xavier Rhodes (wrist), DE Brian Robison (ankle) and SS Andrew Sendejo (thumb) are listed as probable. Barr, Greenway, Johnson and Loeffler did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 19. Blanton and Joseph were limited during practice, while the other players fully participated in practice.
Dec 19, 06:02 PM Minnesota Vikings LB Anthony Barr (knee) and OG Charlie Johnson (ankle) have been ruled out for Week 16. FS Robert Blanton (ankle, knee) is listed as questionable, while DT Sharrif Floyd (knee), LB Chad Greenway (non-injury), DT Linval Joseph (illness), LS Cullen Loeffler (illness), CB Xavier Rhodes (wrist), DE Brian Robison (ankle) and SS Andrew Sendejo (thumb) are listed as probable. Barr, Greenway, Johnson and Loeffler did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 19. Blanton and Joseph were limited during practice, while the other players fully participated in practice.
Dec 19, 06:02 PM Minnesota Vikings LB Anthony Barr (knee) and OG Charlie Johnson (ankle) have been ruled out for Week 16. FS Robert Blanton (ankle, knee) is listed as questionable, while DT Sharrif Floyd (knee), LB Chad Greenway (non-injury), DT Linval Joseph (illness), LS Cullen Loeffler (illness), CB Xavier Rhodes (wrist), DE Brian Robison (ankle) and SS Andrew Sendejo (thumb) are listed as probable. Barr, Greenway, Johnson and Loeffler did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 19. Blanton and Joseph were limited during practice, while the other players fully participated in practice.
Dec 19, 06:02 PM Minnesota Vikings LB Anthony Barr (knee) and OG Charlie Johnson (ankle) have been ruled out for Week 16. FS Robert Blanton (ankle, knee) is listed as questionable, while DT Sharrif Floyd (knee), LB Chad Greenway (non-injury), DT Linval Joseph (illness), LS Cullen Loeffler (illness), CB Xavier Rhodes (wrist), DE Brian Robison (ankle) and SS Andrew Sendejo (thumb) are listed as probable. Barr, Greenway, Johnson and Loeffler did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 19. Blanton and Joseph were limited during practice, while the other players fully participated in practice.
Dec 19, 06:02 PM Minnesota Vikings LB Anthony Barr (knee) and OG Charlie Johnson (ankle) have been ruled out for Week 16. FS Robert Blanton (ankle, knee) is listed as questionable, while DT Sharrif Floyd (knee), LB Chad Greenway (non-injury), DT Linval Joseph (illness), LS Cullen Loeffler (illness), CB Xavier Rhodes (wrist), DE Brian Robison (ankle) and SS Andrew Sendejo (thumb) are listed as probable. Barr, Greenway, Johnson and Loeffler did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 19. Blanton and Joseph were limited during practice, while the other players fully participated in practice.

Offseason Keys

Additions:
Linval Joseph, DT; Corey Wootton, DE; Captain Munnerlyn, CB. 

Losses:
Jared Allen, DE; Toby Gerhart, RB; Josh Freeman, QB; Chris Cook, CB. 

2014 Draft Class

RoundPickPlayerPos
 # 1  9 Anthony BarrLB
 # 1  32 Teddy BridgewaterQB
 # 3  8 Scott CrichtonDL
 # 3  32 Jerick McKinnonRB
 # 5  5 David YankeyOL
 # 6  6 Antone ExumDB
 # 7  5 Shamar StephenDL
 # 7  8 Brandon WattsLB
 # 7  10 Jabari PriceDB
 # 7  33 Ahmad DixonDB
 Undrafted AC LeonardTE

2014 Schedule

WeekDateTimeOpponent
1     Sep 7 1:00PM     at St Louis
2     Sep 14 1:00PM     New England
3     Sep 21 1:00PM     at New Orleans
4     Sep 28 4:25PM     Atlanta
5     Oct 2 8:25PM     at Green Bay
6     Oct 12 1:00PM     Detroit
7     Oct 19 1:00PM     at Buffalo
8     Oct 26 1:00PM     at Tampa Bay
9     Nov 2 1:00PM     Washington
-- Week 10 Bye --
11     Nov 16 1:00PM     at Chicago
12     Nov 23 1:00PM     Green Bay
13     Nov 30 1:00PM     Carolina
14     Dec 7 1:00PM     New York Jets
15     Dec 14 4:25PM     at Detroit
16     Dec 21 1:00PM     at Miami
17     Dec 28 1:00PM     Chicago
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