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Minnesota Vikings

Stadium: TCF Bank Stadium | Coach: Mike Zimmer
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense28th125.3 (10th)183.9 (32nd)
Defense13th118.1 (19th)219.7 (9th)

Next Game

Sun, October 26, 1:00 PM EDT
Raymond James Stadium
TV: FOX
Minnesota Vikings
at
Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Schedule

Sun Sep 7
W 34 - 6at STL
Recap
Sun Sep 14
L 30 - 7NE
Recap
Sun Sep 21
L 20 - 9at NO
Recap
Sun Sep 28
W 41 - 28ATL
Recap
Thu Oct 2
L 42 - 10at GB
Recap
Sun Oct 12
L 17 - 3DET
Recap
Sun Oct 19
L 17 - 16at BUF
Recap
1:00 pm EDT
Today
FOXat TB
Preview
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 2
FOXWAS
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 16
at CHI
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 23
GB
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 30
CAR
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 7
NYJ
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 14
at DET
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 21
at MIA
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 28
CHI

Standings

NFC
North
Overall
W-L-T
Division
W-L-T
Detroit5-2-02-0-0
Green Bay5-2-02-1-0
Chicago3-4-00-1-0
Minnesota2-5-00-2-0
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Probables dominate Vikings injury report issued Friday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

The Vikings have placed 11 players on their Friday injury report, but only two have been deemed worse than questionable. They are ruled-out tight end Kyle Rudolph (abdomen/groin) and doubtful linebacker Gerald Hodges (hamstring).

Guard Vladimir Ducasse (knee), safety Antone Exum (ankle) and cornerback Josh Robinson (ankle) are questionable. The probables are tight end Chase Ford (foot), defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (ankle), cornerback Jabari Price (hamstring), safety Harrison Smith (ankle), center John Sullivan (concussion) and defensive end Corey Wootton (back).

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Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph ruled out for Sunday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph is set to miss his fifth consecutive game Sunday against Tampa Bay with abdomen and groin injuries.

Rudolph, who entered the season as a promising talent, caught just 10 passes for 96 yards and one score in three games before going down.

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Fantasy Analysis | 1414100733
Jerick McKinnon a clear start for once
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

You may have been tempted to start Vikings running back Jerick McKinnon in Week 7 after he appeared to wrestle the starting job away from Matt Asiata in Week 6, but a bad matchup coupled with a shortage of information made it too risky to justify in most leagues. But after he once again carried the load with 19 rushes for 103 yards -- and against the Bills, no less -- the time has come to activate McKinnon in Fantasy.

And you couldn't ask for a better matchup for it. In Week 8, the Vikings visit the Buccaneers, who rank 25th against the run, allowing 128.3 yards per game. Prior to their bye in Week 7, they gave up 172 yards to the Ravens' trio of Justin Forsett, Bernard Pierce and Lorenzo Taliaferro in Week 6 and 124 yards to the Saints' duo of Khiry Robinson and Pierre Thomas in Week 5. Not exactly household names there.

McKinnon might have more potential than all of them, if only because he has the role mostly to himself. Of course, you'd like to see the Vikings put him in a position to score, but the yardage potential alone makes him worth starting in all Fantasy leagues. Keep in mind the Buccaneers have surrendered the fourth-most Fantasy points per game to running backs this season.

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Vikings C John Sullivan passes concussion protocol
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Vikings center John Sullivan passed the league's concussion protocol and is on track to play Week 8 against Tampa Bay, according to ESPN. Sullivan was a limited participant in practice Thursday, but coach Mike Zimmer told reporters he "did everything."

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Cordarrelle Patterson no longer on injury report
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Vikings second-year wideout Cordarrelle Patterson, who had dealt with a hip flexor strain since Week 5, is not listed on the team's injury report, according to 1500ESPN.com. Patterson has been a big disappointment, catching 19 passes for 213 yards and a touchdown in seven games.

Minnesota visits Tampa Bay on Sunday.

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