Minnesota Vikings

Stadium: U.S. Bank Stadium | Coach: Mike Zimmer
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense28th75.3 (32nd)239.8 (18th)
Defense3rd106.9 (20th)207.9 (3rd)

Schedule

7:10 pm EDT
Mon Sep 11
NO
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Sep 17
at PIT
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Sep 24
TB
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 1
DET
8:30 pm EDT
Mon Oct 9
at CHI
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 15
GB
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 22
BAL
9:30 am EDT
Sun Oct 29
at CLE
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 12
at WAS
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 19
LAR
12:30 pm EST
Thu Nov 23
at DET
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 3
at ATL
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 10
at CAR
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 17
CIN
8:30 pm EST
Sat Dec 23
at GB
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 31
CHI

Standings

NFC
North
Overall
W-L-T
Division
W-L-T
Green Bay10-6-05-1-0
Detroit9-7-03-3-0
Minnesota8-8-02-4-0
Chicago3-13-02-4-0
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Vikings' Michael Floyd: Still expected to get a shot with hometown team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vikings GM Rick Spielman said he expects Floyd to be with the team for the start of training camp.

Released by the Cardinals in December after a DUI arrest, Floyd spent 24 days in an Arizona jail in February and was granted permission to finish out his house arrest in Minnesota after signing with his hometown team. His violation of the house arrest led to speculation he'd be released, but it seems the Vikings still plan on giving him a shot, even though his argument in the recent legal case -- blaming his significant kombucha consumption for positive alcohol tests -- seems flimsy at best. While he should be available at the start of training camp, Floyd may find himself merely competing for the No. 4 spot on the depth chart, as 2016 first-round selection Laquon Treadwell got most of the first-team work alongside Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen when the Vikings used three-wide sets during their offseason program. Given that he has no real history of contributing on special teams, Floyd may have to battle just to make the Week 1 roster.

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Vikings' Michael Floyd: Sentenced to one day in jail
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Floyd was sentenced Monday to one day in jail and ordered to serve the final five days of his house-arrest sentence for violating the original terms of his punishment, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.

Floyd, who began serving the 24-day jail sentence in February after pleading guilty to extreme DUI, was deemed to have violated his 96-day house-arrest sentence by testing positive for alcohol earlier this month. Although Floyd reportedly blamed the positive tests on a fermented tea containing trace amounts of alcohol, the 27-year-old was sent back to jail for a day-long stint. From there, Floyd will need to serve his final five days of house arrest before completing his punishment. Despite Floyd's tumultuous offseason, he's expected to battle for a top-four spot on the Vikings' depth chart at receive during training camp, at which point his legal troubles behind him.

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Vikings' Sharrif Floyd: Expected to begin 2017 on PUP list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Floyd (knee) is expected to start the 2017 season on the physically unable to perform list, Matt Vensel of The Star Tribune reports.

Floyd -- who's making slow and steady progress in his recovery from nerve damage suffered during September knee surgery -- missed out on the entirety of the Vikings' offseason program and seemingly has little to no chance of making it back for any point of training camp or preseason. Although him landing on the PUP list is currently the expectation, he could ultimately land on injured reserve if Minnesota management isn't optimistic about his progress after the season's first six weeks.

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Vikings' Danielle Hunter: Will start this season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hunter will start at left defensive end this season, Matt Vensel of Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Hunter had a breakout campaign last season, racking up 12.5 sacks as a reserve lineman. Veteran Brian Robison noted the 22-year-old's success, giving his starting spot on the depth chart to Hunter. He is expected to play in at least 80 percent of the defensive snaps this season after only playing in 57 percent of the snaps last season. His new role makes Hunter an intriguing option in IDP formats, but he'll have to prove his numbers last season were no fluke.

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Vikings' Teddy Bridgewater: Return this season not ruled out
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bridgewater (knee) stands a chance of being cleared to return at some point during the upcoming season, Matt Vensel of the Star Tribune reports.

Bridgewater still has a long way to go to return from last year's catastrophic knee injury, but him being cleared to throw passes to teammates and participate in individual drills has encouraged many with his progress. While he still can't go through team drills, run full speed, plant or cut on his left leg, or absorb contract to his knee, Bridgewater's 2017 campaign hasn't been written off yet. Without a timetable for Bridgewater's return, though, Sam Bradford will remain Minnesota's starter for the foreseeable future.

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