Nick Mullens

Minnesota Vikings
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Minnesota Vikings
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Nick Mullens Nearly Throws For 400 Yards In Season Finale

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Nick Mullens put on a show in the Week 18 loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday by going 30-for-44 for 396 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. He was sacked four times for a loss of 37 yards and ran twice for eight yards. Mullens ended up being Minnesota's best option under center down the stretch after Kirk Cousins suffered a torn Achilles, and the 28-year-old QB finished with a 67.57% completion percentage, 1,306 passing yards, seven touchdowns and eight interceptions in five appearances (three starts). He had 300 yards and multiple touchdowns in all three of his starts, although turnovers were clearly an issue. With Cousins' future in doubt in Minnesota, Mullens' late-season performance could at least put him in consideration for the starting job in 2024 if the Vikes move on from Cousins this offseason.

Jan 8, 2024 1:35 PM EST

Nick Mullens Has Streaming Appeal In Week 18

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Nick Mullens will make his third start over the last four weeks when he returns under center against the Detroit Lions in Week 18. Outside of Jaren Hall's ugly first half last week, Mullens has been Minnesota's go-to quarterback for the final four games of the regular season. He has a tendency to air the ball out and take risks, and while this has led to several turnovers, it also allows the Vikings to deliver big plays and score touchdowns. In Week 16 against the Lions, Mullens tossed two touchdowns and four interceptions, all while amassing 411 passing yards. From a fantasy perspective, the scores and yardage outweigh the poor ball security. The same could be true in this season-ending rematch with the Lions, whose defense has allowed the third-most fantasy points to quarterbacks in 2023. Fantasy managers should feel comfortable deploying him as a fringe QB1 option this week.

Jan 7, 2024 8:50 AM EST

Nick Mullens Named Vikings Starter For Season Finale

Minnesota Vikings head coach Kevin O'Connell announced that Nick Mullens will start for the team in the season finale against the Detroit Lions on Sunday. Mullens started in Week 15 and 16 in losses to the Cincinnati Bengals and Detroit Lions, but rookie Jaren Hall was named QB1 for the Sunday Night Football loss to the Green Bay Packers in Week 17. Hall started the game five-for-ten for 67 yards, an interception, and a lost fumble, leading to O'Connell going back to Mullens. The veteran journeyman averaged over 20 fantasy points per game in his first two starts, so he'll have DFS intrigue in the 2023 season finale.

Jan 3, 2024 3:02 PM EST

Nick Mullens A QB2 Versus Lions

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Nick Mullens will get his second straight start in Week 16 as the Vikings host the Lions. Mullens is coming off a 303-yard performance in his last start versus the Bengals, which puts him on the QB2 radar against a struggling Lions secondary. The Lions have allowed the eighth-most passing touchdowns this season, which bodes well for Mullens who had two passing touchdowns a week ago. With Justin Jefferson, T.J. Hockenson, and Jordan Addison at his disposal, the former 49er could do some damage through the air in Week 16.

Dec 23, 2023 2:10 PM EST

Vikings Confirm Nick Mullens Will Start In Week 16

Minnesota Vikings head coach Kevin O'Connell confirmed on Monday that quarterback Nick Mullens will make the start in Week 16 on Sunday against the division-rival Detroit Lions. Mullens earned a second straight start by throwing for 303 yards and two touchdowns in the 27-24 overtime loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday, although he did also have two costly interceptions. The 28-year-old did enough to convince the Vikings coaching staff that he's still the better option over Joshua Dobbs under center as the team fights for a chance at the postseason. The Lions defense has allowed the fourth-most fantasy points per game (22.7) to opposing quarterbacks in the last five weeks, so Mullens will certainly have some streaming appeal in two-QB superflex leagues for those in need of help at the position.

Dec 18, 2023 6:11 PM EST

Nick Mullens Expected To Start Again In Week 16

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Nick Mullens will pick up his second consecutive start against the Detroit Lions in Week 16, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler. The veteran threw for over 300 yards and two touchdowns against Cincinnati on Saturday but struggled with turnovers, including one bad interception in the red zone. Mullens is probably the best passer of the quarterbacks in Minnesota, which boosts the value of Justin Jefferson, Jordan Addison, and T.J. Hockenson. He'll be a midrange QB2 against a Detroit secondary that is weak against opposing quarterbacks.

Dec 18, 2023 9:50 AM EST

Nick Mullens Throws For 303 Yards In Week 15 Loss

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Nick Mullens completed 26-of-33 passes for 303 yards and two touchdowns in the team's 27-24 loss to the Bengals on Saturday. Mullens turned the ball over twice with two interceptions in his first start of the season. Despite the turnovers, the former San Francisco 49er also added 10 yards on the ground in what ended up being a decent showing in terms of fantasy production. With a solid supporting cast, Mullens figures to be in the low-end QB2 discussion moving forward.

Dec 16, 2023 4:32 PM EST

Nick Mullens A Risky Play In Week 15

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Nick Mullens will take over as the starter in Week 15 as Joshua Dobbs heads to the bench for the Vikings. Mullens came into the game in relief of Dobbs in Week 14 as he threw for 83 yards, as the Vikings offense failed to score a touchdown en route to a 3-0 win over the Raiders. Mullens has some appeal in a matchup against the Bengals defense who have given up the sixth-most passing yards this season, as the former 49er has the supporting cast to be successful in this one. He should have Justin Jefferson, T.J. Hockenson, and Jordan Addison at his disposal, but fantasy managers shouldn't get too excited. Mullens is a QB2 option at best this week.

Dec 15, 2023 5:12 PM EST

Nick Mullens Takes Over In Week 14

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Nick Mullens threw 83 yards off 9-for-13 passing in the three-point win over the Raiders on Sunday. Joshua Dobbs couldn't get anything going offensively, so Mullens took over late in the contest to lead the team to a win. Nonetheless, there's a chance the 28-year-old journeyman signal-caller will be under center for the Week 15 encounter with the Cincinnati Bengals. However, Mullins or Dobbs isn't worth starting in any fantasy scenario, especially if Justin Jefferson (chest) and Alexander Mattison (ankle) aren't healthy enough to suit up.

Dec 10, 2023 7:31 PM EST

Nick Mullens Listed As Questionable Ahead Of Week 11

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Nick Mullens (back) is listed as questionable for Sunday's Week 11 game against the Denver Broncos. Mullens has been on IR with a back issue but had his 21-day practice window opened up and will most likely be active on Sunday as Joshua Dobbs' backup. Rookie QB Jaren Hall (concussion) has been ruled out with a concussion so it would make sense to see Mullens activated this week.

Nov 17, 2023 6:51 PM EST

Nick Mullens Throws For 151 Yards In Preseason Loss

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Nick Mullens completed 13-of-23 passes for 151 yards in the 24-16 loss to the Tennessee Titans in the team's second preseason game on Saturday. This was his second appearance in the preseason, as he completed 14-of-20 passes for 139 yards and a touchdown in the opener last week against the Seattle Seahawks. The 28-year-old looks to have solidified himself as the Vikings' QB2 option behind their starter Kirk Cousins, with 2023 fifth-round pick Jaren Hall as the third quarterback. Mullens would need Cousins to miss time to have any fantasy relevance, which means fantasy managers can keep him off their radar for now.

Aug 20, 2023 10:29 AM EST

Plays second half in win

Mullens was 11-for-13 passing for 116 yards and one interception during Sunday's 29-13 win against Chicago.

Jan 9, 2023 10:30 AM EST

Throws TD late in blowout loss

Mullens completed all four pass attempts for 57 yards and touchdown without an interception in Sunday's loss at Green Bay. He took over in the fourth quarter amid a blowout loss.

Jan 2, 2023 10:59 AM EST

Traded to Minnesota

The Vikings have traded a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2024 NFL Draft to the Raiders in exchange for Mullens, Craig Peters of the team's official site reports.

Aug 22, 2022 8:13 AM EST

Links up with Raiders

Las Vegas signed Mullens to a contract Friday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Apr 1, 2022 6:52 AM EST

No action in finale

Mullens did not play in Week 18's 21-16 win over Cincinnati.

Jan 11, 2022 6:45 PM EST

Signed to active roster

The Browns signed Mullens to their active roster Wednesday, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Jan 5, 2022 2:04 PM EST

Restored to practice squad

Mullens was restored to the Browns' practice squad from the COVID-19 list Tuesday.

Jan 4, 2022 3:13 PM EST

Lands on COVID-19 list

The Browns placed Mullens (undisclosed) on the practice squad COVID-19 list Wednesday.

Dec 29, 2021 11:32 AM EST

Back to practice squad

Mullens reverted to the Browns' practice squad Tuesday, per the NFL's transaction log.

Dec 28, 2021 11:10 AM EST