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Minnesota Vikings: PFS 2014 Season Awards, Part I

MVP Chris - HC, Mike ZimmerHow in the heck can a coach be considered MVP? I mean...it's most valuable player, right? Well, look at what the Vikings had to go through. They lost their star running back, their pass catching corps turned out to be abysmal, their offensive line got ravaged by injury with Matt Kalil regressing for another season, and Zimmer still led the team to a 7-9...
Via Pro Football Spot
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: 2014 Season Report Card

Offense: C+Losing Adrian Peterson to suspension in Week 2 could have derailed the Vikings' season, but Norv Turner's unit performed admirably in his absence. A "C+" is not an exceptional grade, but much higher than many expected given the team's obstacles.Rushing: BIn Peterson's place, Matt Asiata and Jerick McKinnon buoyed the running game, rushing for 570 and 538 yards respectively...
Via Pro Football Spot
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings finish off Bears with 13-9 win

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears had the ball back with one last chance. The defense had just stonewalled Minnesota's Matt Asiata at the 3-yard line on both third-and-1 and fourth-and-1, leaving the lead for the Vikings at four points with 2:53 left. Cutler even ran for 22 yards on the first play, giving the Bears some space and a spark. Then, in a fitting finish...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings release RB Tate with one game remaining

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings had seen enough of running back Ben Tate. With an unsettled running back situation with the unknown status of Adrian Peterson and a season-ending injury to rookie Jerick McKinnon, Minnesota waived Tate on Tuesday before the team's season-finale Sunday at home against the Chicago Bears. The Vikings had claimed Tate, 26, in November from...
Via Fox Sports North
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football Playoffs MVPs - Running Backs

The running back position continued to be wildly unstable throughout the fantasy football playoffs.  Just 8 RBs found themselves in the top 25 in all three weeks.  Week 14 saw four backs hit 20+ points, including Le'Veon Bell's 35.25 thanks to 185 rushing yards, 50 receiving yards on 6 catches and 3 touchdowns.  He saw a steady decline in fantasy points over the playoffs, but...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

PJD’s Week 16 Recap: Only Acknowledging Teddy

Yes, I know the Vikings lost on Sunday. Yes, I know HOW they lost on Sunday. Yes, I know most people are tearing into a certain unit on the team like it’s a virgin asshole meeting the Incredible Hulk. I, however, will not be doing that today. Instead, I will be focusing on the positive for a change, because I will wait to create my own collection of anal fissures tomorrow, when...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings report card: No winning season for Zimmer's first year

A second-half defensive collapse and mistakes in the fourth quarter led to the Minnesota Vikings' second straight loss at Miami and guaranteed a losing season in coach Mike Zimmer's first year as coach. After talking about the need for improvement in the fourth quarter all week, Minnesota allowed four touchdown drives in the second half. A game-tying touchdown with 1 minute, 11 seconds...
Via Fox Sports North
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins versus Vikings pregame preview

Who are these Minnesota Vikings? Coached by Mike Zimmer, this is a 6-8 blue collar, lunchpail toting, rookie quarterback throwing team. Minus the running game featuring Adrian Peterson, the Vikings will attempt to out rush the Miami Dolphins with a little known stable of backs in Matt Asiata and well-known, but at bust status Ben Tate. Tate was dumped by the Texans recently and...
Via Phins Phocus
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Road to the 'Chip: Fantasy Playoff Guide

It’s hard to believe we’re down to the last two weeks of the regular season and for most fantasy owners, the last week of the playoffs!!  There can only be two teams in the “CHIP,” so hopefully your squad made enough plays to secure a place in the dance.  For those wondering how my team has performed during the playoff stretch, I’m happy to inform you that I’m 1.3 points...
Via Football By Football
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Asiata Remains Fantasy Relevant Thanks To Seven Catches In Week 15

Vikings running back Matt Asiata led the team with 11 carries for 36 yards in Week 15.Fantasy Spin:At least he found the end zone and caught seven balls for 50 yards to crack into double-digit fantasy points. Asiata is a low end value only because Jerick McKinnon is done for the season. We don't expect him to be a viable fantasy option in 2015.
Via Fantasy Football Champs
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Zimmer appreciated fight of hurting Vikings in win over Jets

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Mike Zimmer had time to calm down and reflect on the Minnesota Vikings' overtime win Sunday against the New York Jets. Despite the victory, Zimmer was upset following the game. Given the benefit of time, Zimmer was more measured on Monday. "I never, ever take for granted a win," Zimmer said. "I know how hard it is to get wins in this league. But I am trying...
Via Fox Sports North
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Adrian Peterson not expected to play this season

            Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is unlikely to play this season, regardless of the result of his suspension appeal, a source told ESPN’s Chris Mortensen. NFL’s hearing officer, Harold Henderson, is expected to decide on Peterson’s appeal of his six-game suspension...
Via Sports-Glory
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings Rule Out McKinnon For Week 14

Vikings running back Jerick McKinnon has been ruled out for Week 14 against the JetsFantasy Spin:When he didn't play in Week 13, Matt Asiata got the lion's share of the workload with Ben Tate as his backup. Expect a similar share of the rushing attempts against New York.
Via Fantasy Football Champs
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings to use hot hand approach at RB against Jets

Trying to pinpoint who will lead the Vikings in rushing yards this week against the Jets is anyones guess. With Jerick McKinnon again out with a back injury, the Vikings are planning o use the “hot-hand” approach against the Jets stout run defense. Allowing just 85.2 yards per game, the Jets defense is third against the run and will make things difficult for the Vikings ground...
Via Tireball.com
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

McKinnon Won't Play In Week 13

Vikings running back Jerick McKinnon said he would not play in Week 13 versus Carolina.Fantasy Spin:Matt Asiata, Joe Banyard and Ben Tate will get the chance to show what they can do against a mediocre Panthers run defense.
Via Fantasy Football Champs
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings Jerick McKinnon Out vs Panthers

The Minnesota Vikings will be without RB Jerick McKinnon on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers. He injured himself lifting weights! It is tough to swallow if you have to start him, as Thanksgiving has come and gone and guys like Joique Bell, Theo Riddick and Darren Sproles are no longer options to replace McKinnon. Jerick is owned by just 63% of Yahoo Fantasy Football owners...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings won’t succeed without weapons for Bridgewater

Even though a 4-7 record isn’t anything exciting, this year’s Minnesota Vikings have been a fun team to watch. Rookie head coach Mike Zimmer has taken together plenty of young players and has given the Vikings a stingy defense that’s 14th in the NFL right now. The rushing game, led by Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata, have been able to help fans get over the Adrian Peterson...
Via cover32 - Vikings
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings Injury Report: Jerick McKinnon, Greg Jennings, Matt Asiata

The Minnesota Vikings will welcome one of the hottest teams in the league to town in Week 12, as the Green Bay Packers will come to TCF Bank Stadium. Here is a closer look at the Vikings' injury report for Sunday's game. #459119522 / gettyimages.com Running back Matt Asiata suffered a concussion last Sunday against the Chicago Bears, and after being held out of practice all week...
Via Sports Injury Alert
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings Injury Report: Jerick McKinnon, Greg Jennings, Matt Asiata

The Minnesota Vikings will welcome one of the hottest teams in the league to town in Week 12, as the Green Bay Packers will come to TCF Bank Stadium. Here is a closer look at the Vikings' injury report for Sunday's game. #459119522 / gettyimages.com Running back Matt Asiata suffered a concussion last Sunday against the Chicago Bears, and after being held out of practice all week...
Via NFL Injury Report
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings RB Asiata to miss game vs. Packers with concussion

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings running back Matt Asiata will miss Sunday's game against Green Bay because of a concussion. Asiata has not yet been cleared to practice. Running back Jerick McKinnon was listed as probable to play the Packers after participating in Friday's practice on a limited basis. Recently signed veteran Ben Tate could get some time at running back. Wide...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Asiata out with concussion for Vikings vs. Packers

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Vikings running back Matt Asiata will miss Sunday's game against Green Bay because of a concussion. Asiata has not yet been cleared to practice. Running back Jerick McKinnon was listed as probable to play the Packers after participating in Friday's practice on a limited basis. Recently signed veteran Ben Tate could get some time at running back...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Asiata out, Kalil and Floyd questionable for Vikings

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Ben Tate looks like he might be needed in his first game for the Minnesota Vikings, but he should have starting left tackle Matt Kalil in front of him. Running back Matt Asiata is still going through concussion testing and will miss Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers. Asiata has already been declared out, perhaps opening the possibility Tate could...
Via Fox Sports North
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings Injury Updates: Jerick McKinnon, Matt Asiata, Greg Jennings

As the Minnesota Vikings prepare to welcome the Green Bay Packers to TCF Bank Stadium on Sunday, here's an update on some notable injuries ahead of Friday's official injury report.Running back Jerick McKinnon (lower back) was limited in practice on Thursday, after sitting out on Wednesday. He looks likely to play on Sunday, and it's worth noting he dealt with this back issue last...
Via NFL Injury Report
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Patterson says he's let people down, now focused on having more fun

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Cordarrelle Patterson's big smile has been present ever since he arrived in Minnesota last year. From his "Flash" moniker to his vibrant style, enjoying himself hasn't seemed to be something Patterson would have trouble with. Behind the big smile and flashy exterior, though, Patterson said he hasn't had as much fun this season. The second-year receiver hasn...
Via Fox Sports North
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-Browns RB Tate practices with Vikings for first time

  Ben Tate's first practice with the Minnesota Vikings had just finished, bringing the total time at his new team's facility to about six hours. Trying to figure out how the fifth-year running back will fit in the offense this weekend, let alone the rest of the season and beyond, would have to wait. Waived by the Cleveland Browns two days ago, Tate didn't even have the opportunity...
Via AP on Fox
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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