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Minnesota Vikings

Stadium: TCF Bank Stadium | Coach: Mike Zimmer
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense29th125.3 (10th)183.9 (32nd)
Defense13th118.1 (19th)219.7 (9th)

Last Game

Sun, October 19
Ralph Wilson Stadium
Minnesota Vikings
Buffalo Bills

Game Leaders

Passing: T. Bridgewater (15-26, 157)
Rushing: J. McKinnon (19-103)
Receiving: G. Jennings (6-77)

Passing: K. Orton (31-43, 283)
Rushing: C. Spiller (1-53)
Receiving: S. Watkins (9-122)


Sun Sep 7
W 34 - 6at STL
Sun Sep 14
L 30 - 7NE
Sun Sep 21
L 20 - 9at NO
Sun Sep 28
W 41 - 28ATL
Thu Oct 2
L 42 - 10at GB
Sun Oct 12
L 17 - 3DET
Sun Oct 19
L 17 - 16at BUF
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 26
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 2
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 16
at CHI
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 23
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 30
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 7
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


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Fantasy Analysis | 1413929275
Hitting the wire for tight ends
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

With how up-and-down many tight ends have been this season, identifying the right ones on waivers can be a key. In his Week 8 waiver-wire column, Jamey Eisenberg tries to pin down the best ones for you to target this week.

Ravens tight end Owen Daniels, coming off a six-catch performance with a touchdown in Week 7, is the top pick for the 41 percent of CBSSports.com leagues in which he is available. A big reason why is a matchup against the Bengals, who have allowed four double-digit Fantasy scoring games by tight ends this season.

The remainder of the top five for the week is rounded out by Coby Fleener of the Colts (44 percent owned), Charles Clay of the Dolphins (34 percent), Jared Cook of the Rams (47 percent) and Kyle Rudolph of the Vikings (32 percent), who makes more sense as a stash option if you can afford the roster space. 

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Prioritizing waiver-wire picks at wide receiver
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

In his Week 8 waiver-wire column, Jamey Eisenberg takes a look at the wide receivers most worth adding ahead of this week's games.

The list is headlined by new Seahawks' No. 1 Doug Baldwin (33 percent owned), with Odell Beckham (68 percent) of the Giants, Davante Adams (21 percent) of the Packers, Allen Robinson (34 percent) of the Jaguars and Brandon LaFell (56 percent) of the Patriots rounding out the remainder of the top five.

If you need to drop someone to make room for any pickups this week, he also recommends possibly parting ways with the Vikings' Cordarrelle Patterson (81 percent) or the Steelers' Markus Wheaton (35 percent). 

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Vikings provide injury update on John Sullivan, Vladimir Ducasse
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer provided an update to the injuries of center John Sullivan and guard Vladimir Ducasse during his Monday press conference, the Star Tribune reports. Ducasse is expected to undergo an MRI on his knee on Monday. Sullivan is going through the league's concussion protocol and will need to be medically cleared in order to play Week 8 against Tampa Bay.

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Vikings pass rush dominates in loss
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

The Vikings DST unit continues to turn their season around, as they racked up 18 Fantasy points in a 17-16 loss to the Bills in Week 7.

The Vikings relied on a healthy pass rush that made up for the 373 yards of total offense allowed. They sacked quarterback Kyle Orton six times and picked him off once, while adding three fumble recovered in the loss.

The Vikings had just one double-digit Fantasy point effort in the first five games of the season, but now have two in a row. They will look to extend the streak to three in Week 8 against the Buccaneers. 

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Touchdown doesn't change things for Cordarrelle Patterson
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson found the end zone for the first time since Week 1 Sunday, though that doesn't mean his Fantasy outlook has changed much.

The story in Week 7 remained the same as it has been for most of the season for Patterson, despite his touchdown. He scored on a 4-yard screen pass in the second quarter, one of just two receptions on the game for him. He had just 9 yards total in the game, and that isn't even his worst performance of the season.

Patterson has just 32 yards on six receptions over the last three games, and has been a total non-factor as a rusher as well. We entered the season with high hopes for Patterson, but he just hasn't looked up to it yet. At this point, Patterson is still best left at the end of your bench, just in case he does figure it out. 

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