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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 March 2, 2021.

# Name Pos Team ADP Bye
1 Dalvin Cook RB MIN 1.03 7
2 Adam Thielen WR MIN 4.03 7
3 Justin Jefferson WR MIN 4.04 7
4 Jake Bargas TE MIN 7.12 7
5 Kyle Rudolph TE MIN 11.01 7
6 Alexander Mattison RB MIN 11.05 7
7 Minnesota Defense DEF MIN 11.09 7
8 Kirk Cousins QB MIN 13.05 7
9 Irv Smith Jr. TE MIN 13.09 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

Adam Thielen

Adam Thielen's current ADP is 4.03, which is the 3rd pick of the 4th round, and 38th selection overall.

Adam Thielen Average Draft Position PPR

Justin Jefferson

Justin Jefferson's current ADP is 4.04, which is the 4th pick of the 4th round, and 39th selection overall.

Justin Jefferson Average Draft Position PPR

Jake Bargas

Jake Bargas's current ADP is 7.12, which is the 12th pick of the 7th round, and 84th selection overall.

Jake Bargas Average Draft Position PPR

Kyle Rudolph

Kyle Rudolph's current ADP is 11.01, which is the 1st pick of the 11th round, and 120th selection overall.

Kyle Rudolph Average Draft Position PPR

Alexander Mattison

Alexander Mattison's current ADP is 11.05, which is the 5th pick of the 11th round, and 125th selection overall.

Alexander Mattison Average Draft Position PPR

Minnesota Defense

Minnesota Defense's current ADP is 11.09, which is the 9th pick of the 11th round, and 129th selection overall.

Minnesota Defense Average Draft Position PPR

Kirk Cousins

Kirk Cousins's current ADP is 13.05, which is the 5th pick of the 13th round, and 149th selection overall.

Kirk Cousins Average Draft Position PPR

Irv Smith Jr.

Irv Smith Jr.'s current ADP is 13.09, which is the 9th pick of the 13th round, and 152nd selection overall.

Irv Smith Jr. 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

Kyle Rudolph, Let go by Vikings

The Vikings have released Rudolph (foot).

Analysis: Rudolph logged 28 catches (on 37 targets) for 334 yards and a TD in 12 games for the Vikings last season. The 31-year-old finished the season on IR with a foot injury, but once it's established that he's past the issue, look for the 2011 second-rounder to catch on with another team looking for an experienced tight end option.

Kyle Rudolph player page.

March 2, 2021 2:50 PM EST

Brandon Zylstra, Re-ups with Panthers

Carolina re-signed Zylstra to a one-year deal Monday, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Zylstra has been a key contributor on special teams over three seasons with the Panthers, earning him a spot with the team in 2021 as well. Of course, with just three catches for 35 yards across 16 games in 2020, he remains off the fantasy radar.

Brandon Zylstra player page.

February 22, 2021 9:50 AM EST

CJ Ham, Minimal role in 2020

Ham ended his season rushing five times for 18 yards and catching eight of his 13 targets for 97 yards and one touchdown in 15 games.

Analysis: In his fourth season with the Vikings, Ham again had a quiet year paving the way for Dalvin Cook and his primary backup Alexander Mattison. After playing a career-high 404 offensive snaps, the 27-year-old fullback will continue in that role as he's signed through 2023.

CJ Ham player page.

February 7, 2021 12:42 PM EST

Ameer Abdullah, Has 16 touches in 2020

Abdullah ended his 2020 season carrying the ball eight times for 42 yards and catching eight of his nine targets for 58 yards in 16 games. He also had two touchdown receptions

Analysis: Abdullah hasn't been a fantasy asset since 2017 with the Lions. In three seasons since then between Detroit and Minnesota, he has 58 touches in 42 games. With Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison ahead of him on the depth chart, the 27-year-old Abdullah wasn't a vital part of the Vikings' ground attack. Abdullah, an unrestricted free agent once again, won't be much more than a depth option wherever he lands.

Ameer Abdullah player page.

February 7, 2021 12:37 PM EST

Latavius Murray, Productive second season

Murray finished with 146 carries for 656 yards and four touchdowns and added 23 receptions for 176 yards and an additional score in his second season with the Saints.

Analysis: Murray finished his second season with the Saints with the same number of carries as he had in 2019, though he was less involved as a receiver and ended the season with fewer scrimmage yards and one fewer touchdown. Playing second fiddle to Alvin Kamara, Murray still played solid football, going for 832 yards on 179 touches and flashing his upside in a big Week 12 where he went 19-124-2. Still under contract, he'll return to New Orleans in 2021, where he'll likely play the lesser half of a timeshare with Kamara, as he's already done for two seasons.

Latavius Murray player page.

January 30, 2021 2:57 PM EST