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Vikings Top Fantasy Players

These are the top fantasy football players of the Minnesota Vikings as ranked by Average Draft Position (ADP) in PPR-format mock drafts.

Data as of August 1, 2021.

# Name Pos Team ADP Bye
1 Dalvin Cook RB MIN 1.03 7
2 Justin Jefferson WR MIN 2.11 7
3 Adam Thielen WR MIN 5.04 7
4 Alexander Mattison RB MIN 10.05 7
5 Irv Smith Jr. TE MIN 13.03 7
6 Kirk Cousins QB MIN 13.06 7
7 Minnesota Defense DEF MIN 14.12 7

Dalvin Cook

Dalvin Cook's current ADP is 1.03, which is the 3rd pick of the 1st round, and 2nd selection overall.

Dalvin Cook Average Draft Position PPR

Justin Jefferson

Justin Jefferson's current ADP is 2.11, which is the 11th pick of the 2nd round, and 22nd selection overall.

Justin Jefferson Average Draft Position PPR

Adam Thielen

Adam Thielen's current ADP is 5.04, which is the 4th pick of the 5th round, and 51st selection overall.

Adam Thielen Average Draft Position PPR

Alexander Mattison

Alexander Mattison's current ADP is 10.05, which is the 5th pick of the 10th round, and 113th selection overall.

Alexander Mattison Average Draft Position PPR

Irv Smith Jr.

Irv Smith Jr.'s current ADP is 13.03, which is the 3rd pick of the 13th round, and 146th selection overall.

Irv Smith Jr. Average Draft Position PPR

Kirk Cousins

Kirk Cousins's current ADP is 13.06, which is the 6th pick of the 13th round, and 150th selection overall.

Kirk Cousins Average Draft Position PPR

Minnesota Defense

Minnesota Defense's current ADP is 14.12, which is the 12th pick of the 14th round, and 167th selection overall.

Minnesota Defense Average Draft Position PPR

Minnesota Vikings 2020 Schedule

Week Home/Away Opponent
1 Home Green Bay Packers
2 Away Indianapolis Colts
3 Home Tennessee Titans
4 Away Houston Texans
5 Away Seattle Seahawks
6 Home Atlanta Falcons
8 Away Green Bay Packers
9 Home Detroit Lions
10 Away Chicago Bears
11 Home Dallas Cowboys
12 Home Carolina Panthers
13 Home Jacksonville Jaguars
14 Away Tampa Bay Buccaneers
15 Home Chicago Bears
16 Away New Orleans Saints
17 Away Detroit Lions

Minnesota Vikings News

Olabisi Johnson, Suffers torn ACL

Johnson was diagnosed with a torn ACL on Saturday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: The 24-year-old suffered the injury during Friday's practice and is slated to miss the entirety of the 2021 campaign. Johnson, who worked as Minnesota's No. 3 wideout as a rookie in 2019, was attempting to win back that job in training camp, but he'll instead spent the season rehabbing from the ACL tear.

Olabisi Johnson player page.

July 31, 2021 5:22 PM EST


Jake Browning, Opportunity for more reps

Browning will receive all the reps at quarterback with Kirk Cousins (undisclosed), Kellen Mond (illness) and Nate Stanley sidelined due to the COVID-19 protocols, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Analysis: Mond tested positive for the virus, while Cousins and Stanley are sidelined until they clear the protocols as apparent close contacts, per Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. Browning, a 2019 UDFA, faces long odds to make the season-opening roster, but he'll have an opportunity to showcase himself with the other quarterbacks out of the picture for the immediate future.

Jake Browning player page.

July 31, 2021 3:50 PM EST


Nate Stanley, In COVID protocols

Stanley (undisclosed) is unavailable while going through the COVID-19 protocols, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Kellen Mond tested positive for the virus, and Stanley and starter Kirk Cousins are also caught up in the protocols as apparent close contacts. Jake Browning will take all the reps at quarterback as the only available player at the position.

Nate Stanley player page.

July 31, 2021 3:41 PM EST


Kirk Cousins, Going through COVID-19 protocols

Cousins (undisclosed) is unavailable while going through the COVID-19 protocols, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Analysis: It's unclear whether the Cousins tested positive for the virus, but he'll be sidelined until he clears the protocols regardless. Kellen Mond (undisclosed) and Nate Stanley (undisclosed) are also caught up in the protocols, leaving Jake Browning to take all the reps at quarterback for the immediate future.

Kirk Cousins player page.

July 31, 2021 3:16 PM EST


Jeff Badet, Injures leg

Badet has a lower leg injury, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Analysis: Badet's injury prompted the Falcons to sign fellow wide receiver J'Mon Moore. While the extent of Badet's injury is unknown, Atlanta's decision to sign another player suggests his absence may linger. Badet will look to regain health prior to Atlanta's Aug. 13 preseason opener.

Jeff Badet player page.

July 31, 2021 12:13 PM EST