Minnesota Vikings

Stadium: TCF Bank Stadium | Coach: Mike Zimmer
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense29th138.2 (4th)183.0 (30th)
Defense13th109.2 (16th)234.9 (12th)

Schedule

1:00 pm EDT
Sun Sep 11
at TEN
8:30 pm EDT
Sun Sep 18
GB
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Sep 25
at CAR
8:30 pm EDT
Mon Oct 3
NYG
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 9
HOU
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 23
at PHI
8:30 pm EDT
Mon Oct 31
at CHI
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 6
DET
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 13
at WAS
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 20
ARI
12:30 pm EST
Thu Nov 24
at DET
8:25 pm EST
Thu Dec 1
DAL
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 11
at JAC
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 18
IND
1:00 pm EST
Sat Dec 24
at GB
1:00 pm EST
Sun Jan 1
CHI

Standings

NFC
North
Overall
W-L-T
Division
W-L-T
Chicago0-0-00-0-0
Detroit0-0-00-0-0
Green Bay0-0-00-0-0
Minnesota0-0-00-0-0
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Vikings' Taylor Heinicke: Out for three months with torn tendon in ankle
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Heinicke will be out for three months after tearing a tendon in his left ankle in mid-July, Ben Goessling of ESPN reports.

Heinicke sustained the injury after attempting to enter his friend's home after the two had been locked out. The third-string quarterback attempted to budge the door open with his foot, but slipped and had his foot go through the window, resulting in a fairly serious injury. Clearly, this is a freak injury and the Vikings are hoping for a recovery by mid-season, but the damage to Heinicke's ankle only holds fantasy importance in the deepest of leagues.

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Vikings' Laquon Treadwell: Fully healthy after playing hurt last year
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Treadwell said he was never fully healthy last season at Mississippi but is at full speed heading into training camp. "I wasn't 100 percent in anything I did from the beginning of spring ball (in 2015) to pro day (at Mississippi on March 28). I was playing on one leg my whole junior season. Last year wasn't fun going out and being hurt and trying to play," he told the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Treadwell broke his left tibia and dislocated his left ankle in a gruesome injury in a Nov. 1, 2014 game. He came back to catch 82 passes for 1,153 yards and 11 touchdowns last season at Mississippi in his first season back from the injury. He also ran a disappointing 40-yard dash in 4.63 seconds, but was still the 23rd overall pick in the 2016 draft. If Treadwell wasn't at full speed last year, that suggests he has more potential than his play last year showed. He'll need to earn a starting job this summer, but it's expected he'll begin the season as the No. 2 receiver.

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Vikings' Phil Loadholt: Plans to retire
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Loadholt has decided to retire after a recent injury setback, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Loadholt missed the 2015 season with a torn Achilles, but participated in spring practices and worked as the starting right tackle. Andre Smith will likely take over as the starting right tackle with Loadholt retiring.

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Vikings' John Sullivan: Back injury no issue heading into training camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sullivan said he'll be ready for training camp after his back made it through spring practices without any major problems, ESPN reports.

Sullivan missed all of the 2015 season due to a back injury that required surgery. He'll likely reclaim his starting center job and his return will bolster a unit that could feature nine lineman who have started all 16 games in a season at one point in their career.

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Vikings' Laquon Treadwell: Draws praise from offensive coordinator
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Minnesota offensive coordinator Norv Turner raved about Treadwell's instincts and fluidity running routes in spring practices, and he could be a focal point with the offense using him in skinny post routes similar to how he was used in college, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "That was our offense - quick routes and running across the middle," Treadwell said. "Drags. Slants. Bang 8s. Comeback routes. It's similar."

Treadwell may be utilized in the skinny post, or in the middle-of-the-field routes in front of a safety that have been a hallmark of Turner's successful offenses in the past. Turner doesn't go into many specifics about his plans, but the article talks to those who know his offense well and who opine that Treadwell could have a featured role that brings a new dynamic to the Minnesota offense. However he's used, the first-round draft pick seems to have made a strong impression in spring practices.

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