Brandon Powell

Minnesota Vikings
Wide Receiver #1
Minnesota Vikings
Wide Receiver #1

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Brandon Powell Will Compete For No. 3 Role

Following this year's NFL draft in which the Minnesota Vikings didn't take a single receiver, Brandon Powell, Jalen Nailor and Trent Sherfield are all candidates to fill the No. 3 receiver role heading into the 2024 season. All-Pro Justin Jefferson is the team's unquestioned No. 1, with second-year man Jordan Addison settling in as the No. 2 after a strong rookie campaign in 2023. K.J. Osborn left for the New England Patriots in free agency this offseason. Tight end T.J. Hockenson is coming off a torn ACL, so Powell could see more looks early on in 2024 if he actually wins the No. 3 job in training camp this summer. The 28-year-old former undrafted free agent out of Florida set career-highs in catches (29) and receiving yards (324) with one touchdown in 17 games (two starts) in his first year in Minnesota in 2023.

Apr 29, 2024 2:52 PM EST

Brandon Powell Staying In Minnesota

The Minnesota Vikings agreed to terms to re-sign wide receiver Brandon Powell to an undisclosed one-year deal on Tuesday night, according to a source. Powell caught 29 passes for a career-high 324 yards and a key touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons on 44 targets in 17 games (two starts) in 2023 in his first year with the Vikings and fifth year in the NFL. Normally more of a punt returner, Powell was relied on more often due to injuries to Justin Jefferson, Jordan Addison and K.J. Osborn. The 28-year-old former undrafted free agent out of Florida has bounced around with four different teams in his five NFL seasons, but he'll stay put in Minnesota in 2024 and could be the team's starting slot wideout if Osborn doesn't re-sign. Still, with quarterback Sam Darnold potentially Minnesota's starter under center in 2024, Powell will be off the fantasy radar in most leagues.

Mar 13, 2024 12:31 AM EST

Brandon Powell Logs Three Catches, Four Targets Against Denver

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Brandon Powell caught three of his four targets for 32 yards in the team's 21-20 defeat to the Denver Broncos. Powell has been a staple in the Minnesota offense in the absence of Justin Jefferson (hamstring), behind Jordan Addison and K.J. Osborn. The 28-year-old has consistently earned 3-5 targets over that stretch. Jefferson will, at most, miss one more game with his injury. If he's not activated for Week 12, he will be required to play after the Vikings' bye week, or his season will be over. Once the All-Pro returns to the lineup, Powell will return to being an afterthought for fantasy football.

Nov 20, 2023 9:34 AM EST

K.J. Osborn, Brandon Powell Limited Again Thursday

Minnesota Vikings wide receivers K.J. Osborn (chest) and Brandon Powell (shoulder) were both limited in practice for the second straight day on Thursday. Osborn and Powell could both be facing questionable tags for the Week 9 game against the Atlanta Falcons. On top of it, the Vikings just lost quarterback Kirk Cousins for the year with a torn Achilles. Minnesota will be going with some combination of rookie Jaren Hall and the recently acquired Joshua Dobbs for the rest of the year. Osborn and Powell should continue to see elevated roles on offense until Justin Jefferson (hamstring) returns from Injured Reserve, but the QB downgrade is significant. It will make Osborn an even riskier boom/bust WR4/5 in fantasy despite coming off an eight-catch, 99-yard performance in the Week 8 win over the Green Bay Packers.

Nov 2, 2023 10:29 PM EST

K.J. Osborn, Brandon Powell Limited Wednesday

Minnesota Vikings wide receivers K.J. Osborn (chest) and Brandon Powell (shoulder) were both listed as limited in the team's walkthrough practice on Wednesday. Both Osborn and Powell should be able to play in Week 9 against the Atlanta Falcons, but their status is worth watching the rest of the week. Osborn and Powell have both seen their roles increase with Justin Jefferson (hamstring) on Injured Reserve. Osborn has 17 receptions for 194 yards on 21 targets in the last three games, while Powell has caught eight of his 12 targets for 94 yards and no touchdowns. Rookie Jordan Addison has done most of the heavy lifting in the aerial attack for Minnesota without Jefferson, alongside tight end T.J. Hockenson. Osborn will become an even more shaky WR4/flex option in fantasy lineups now that Kirk Cousins is done for the year with a torn Achilles, though.

Nov 1, 2023 11:07 PM EST

Two touches in season finale

Powell secured one of three targets for two yards and rushed once for 15 yards during Sunday's 19-16 overtime loss to the Seahawks. He also returned three punts for 22 yards and one kickoff for 17 yards.

Jan 9, 2023 11:03 AM EST

Does little with extended play time

Powell rushed once for six yards and caught one of two targets for three yards during Sunday's 31-10 loss to the Chargers.

Jan 2, 2023 10:43 AM EST

Five touches in blowout

Powell caught all three of his targets for 12 yards and rushed twice for three yards during Sunday's 51-14 win versus the Broncos. He also returned one punt for 12 yards.

Dec 26, 2022 8:04 AM EST

Barely utilized in loss

Powell caught one of two targets for four yards and rushed once for three yards during Monday's 24-12 loss to the Packers. He also returned one punt for eight yards and five kickoffs for 99 yards.

Dec 20, 2022 8:34 AM EST

Fails to record a catch

Powell (illness) failed to secure either of his two targets during Thursday's 17-16 win against the Raiders. He also returned four kicks for 73 yards.

Dec 9, 2022 10:58 AM EST

Active for TNF

Powell (illness) will be available to play Thursday versus the Raiders.

Dec 8, 2022 4:14 PM EST

Late addition to injury report

Powell didn't practice Wednesday due to an illness and is questionable for Thursday's matchup against Las Vegas, Anthony Galaviz of The Fresno Bee reports.

Dec 7, 2022 2:58 PM EST

Productive against Seattle

Powell caught all four of his targets for 39 yards and gained 45 rushing yards on three carries in Sunday's 27-23 loss to the Seahawks.

Dec 4, 2022 7:31 PM EST

Two catches in loss

Powell secured both of his targets for six yards in Sunday's 26-10 loss to the Chiefs. He also returned three kicks for 78 yards.

Nov 28, 2022 11:10 AM EST

Uptick in playing time

Powell rushed once for minus-one yard and caught both of his targets for 16 yards in Sunday's 27-20 loss to the Saints. He also returned two punts for nine yards and one kickoff for 34 yards.

Nov 21, 2022 11:19 AM EST

Sparse usage in defeat

Powell rushed once for seven yards and failed to secure his only target in Sunday's 27-17 loss to the Cardinals. He also returned thre epunts for 30 yards and two kickoffs for 32 yards.

Nov 14, 2022 10:38 AM EST

One catch in limited action

Powell caught his lone target for four yards and returned five kicks for 75 yards in Sunday's 16-13 loss to the Buccaneers.

Nov 7, 2022 8:52 AM EST

Listed as active Sunday

Powell (ankle) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Sarah Barshop of reports.

Oct 30, 2022 12:10 PM EST

Expected to play in Week 8

Powell (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the 49ers but expected to play, Stu Jackson of the Rams' official site reports.

Oct 28, 2022 12:28 PM EST

Pops up on injury report Thursday

Powell (ankle) was listed as a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Gilbert Manzano of The Orange County Register reports.

Oct 27, 2022 4:57 PM EST