2019 Bye Week: 12
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 D/ST
|No Playoff Match Up|
The Minnesota Vikings have declared DL Armon Watts, DE Jalyn Holmes, LB Ben Gedeon, OG Josh Kline, OG Dru Samia, LB Kentrell Brothers and OL Olisaemeka Udoh inactive for Week 6.
The Vikings Defense is a unit that you're generally starting regardless of the matchup, but expectations should be lowered slightly for Week 6's home tilt against the Philadelphia Eagles. Carson Wentz and company rank seventh in the NFL with 28.2 points/game and have a few dangerous weapons in Alshon Jeffery, Zach Ertz, and Miles Sanders. They've scored 31 (vs. NYJ) and 34 (@GBP) points in their last two games and haven't scored less than 20 points in a game so far this season. The Vikings are allowing 13 points/game in two home wins this season (Falcons and Raiders) and have compiled 15 sacks, four interceptions, three fumble recoveries, and a safety in 2019. Start the Vikings Defense as a low-end option in Week 6, though this is a week where you could consider streaming a defense with a more favorable matchup.
Minnesota Vikings LB Ben Gedeon (concussion) and OG Josh Kline (foot) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 11, and have been ruled out for Week 6. LB Kentrell Brothers (hamstring, wrist) were limited during practice and are listed as questionable. DT Linval Joseph (non-injury), CB Mackensie Alexander (elbow, groin), TE Irv Smith (quadriceps), DT Shamar Stephen (knee) and C Garrett Bradbury (shoulder) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.
Minnesota Vikings LB Ben Gedeon (concussion), OG Josh Kline (foot) and WR Adam Thielen (illness) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 10. CB Mackensie Alexander (elbow, groin), LB Kentrell Brothers (hamstring, wrist) and C Garrett Bradbury (shoulder) were limited. DT Linval Joseph (non-injury), TE Irv Smith (quad) and DT Shamar Stephen (knee) practiced in full.
Minnesota Vikings DL Linval Joseph (not injury related), LB Ben Gedeon (concussion) and G Josh Kline (foot) didn't participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 9. CB Mackensie Alexander (elbow/groin) and LB Kentrell Brothers (hamstring/wrist) were limited. TE Irv Smith (quad) and DL Shamar Stephen (knee) were full participants.
The Minnesota Vikings Defense posted a solid overall effort in a 25-10 Week 5 win over the New York Giants. They held the Giants to just 211 total yards (3.4 yards per play), recorded four sacks, and linebacker Anthony Barr notched a safety and an interception in a stellar individual performance. The Vikings remain a top-12 fantasy defense moving forward, though expectations should be slightly tempered in Week 6 at home against the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Minnesota Vikings have declared DE Hercules Mata'afa, CB Mackensie Alexander, DL Armon Watts, WR Davion Smith, C Brett Jones, LB Kentrell Brothers and OL Olisaemeka Udoh inactive for Week 5.