Player News - Vikings

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Case Keenum will be the Vikings' Week 3 starter against Tampa Bay.

Keenum struggled mightily in last week's start against Pittsburgh, finishing as the QB31 in fantasy. He was outscored by Browns in-game reliever Kevin Hogan, who played fewer than 20 snaps. Keenum also didn't target any member of the Vikings' pass-catcher corps more than six times. The Bucs' D/ST is in play.
Sep 22 - 2:01 PM

Sam Bradford (knee) is out for Week 3 against the Buccaneers.

Bradford's surgically-repaired left knee was causing him renewed pain at practice this week and now he'll head to Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion. None of it sounds promising and it's looking like Bradford could be facing a lengthy absence. Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen should both be downgraded with Case Keenum under center this week.
Sep 22 - 1:32 PM

ESPN's Dan Graziano reports Sam Bradford (knee) is expected to miss Week 3 against the Buccaneers.

Per Graziano, Bradford's knee "didn't respond well to practice work this week" and the Vikings are unsure of the "next steps" in his recovery. It's an ominous sign for Bradford, who has undergone countless surgeries on his troublesome left knee. It appears Case Keenum will take the reigns against in Week 3, which is obviously a downgrade for all of Minnesota's receivers.
Sep 22 - 1:03 PM

Sam Bradford (knee) was officially "limited" in Thursday's practice.

It would appear Bradford is on track to return against the Bucs. If he does indeed suit up, he will be a mid-range QB2 at less than 100 percent against a feisty defense.
Sep 21 - 4:20 PM

Vikings OC Pat Shurmur said Sam Bradford (knee) will practice again on Thursday.

"He got what he needed yesterday and he'll do the same today," Shurmur said. It is promising Bradford is able to practice again after getting in limited work on Wednesday, suggesting his knee has responded well to treatment. Unless he suffers a setback, Bradford should be ready to face the Bucs on Sunday.
Sep 21 - 12:19 PM

Sam Bradford (knee) was officially limited at Wednesday's practice.

A bone bruise in his surgically-repaired knee kept Bradford out Sunday against Pittsburgh, though it looks like he's on the right track for Week 3. His return would obviously come as great news for Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen and Kyle Rudolph, who all struggled with Case Keenum under center in Week 2.
Sep 20 - 4:51 PM

Sam Bradford (knee) is practicing Wednesday.

Take a deep breath, Stefon Diggs, Dalvin Cook, and Adam Thielen owners. As long as Bradford doesn't have any setbacks and his knee responds well to practice this week, he'll be out there against the Bucs on Sunday. Obviously, Bradford avoiding setbacks isn't something to take for granted.
Sep 20 - 2:23 PM

Coach Mike Zimmer said Sam Bradford (knee) "felt better" on Tuesday and remains day to day.

"We'll just see how he’s doing as we move forward day to day," Zimmer continued. Bradford is reportedly dealing with a bone bruise and no ligament damage. Case Keenum was completely inept at moving the offense in Week 2, averaging 4.5 YPA despite not turning the ball over. The Vikings' skill guys like Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen need Bradford back in the lineup ASAP.
Sep 20 - 11:12 AM

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports Sam Bradford's knee injury is a bone bruise.

Per Pelissero, the Vikings are waiting to see how Bradford's knee responds to a pain-killing injection. The early word is that Bradford will be available for Week 3 against the Bucs. The Vikings issue their first injury report on Wednesday.
Sep 18 - 2:55 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Vikings believe Sam Bradford (knee) will play Week 3 against the Bucs.

"The ACL is fine, the other ligaments are fine," Rapoport said. "This really was just a swelling and discomfort issue from taking a shot to his knee last week." RapSheet does caution the Vikings "really don't know" how Bradford's knee will respond to treatment, so it is possible their opinion changes later in the week. As of now, Bradford should be expected to suit up.
Source: NFL.com
Sep 18 - 10:54 AM

Latavius Murray played 6-of-66 snaps Week 2 against the Steelers.

Murray now has played nine snaps through two games. He can be safely dropped in all but the deepest redraft formats.
Sep 18 - 10:10 AM

Laquon Treadwell caught 3-of-6 targets for 33 yards in the Vikings' Week 2 loss to the Steelers.

Treadwell entered the game with two career catches. He's playing a healthy amount of snaps, but Treadwell is deep down the totem pole for targets and is being used more for his blocking in the run game.
Sep 17 - 5:08 PM

Stefon Diggs caught 2-of-6 targets for 27 yards in the Vikings' Week 2 loss to the Steelers.

Diggs had a number of lengthy gains called back on penalties, the first a weak offensive pass interference call and the second on a holding penalty. He also could only get one foot in bounds on a late fourth-quarter catch on the sideline. Diggs could have easily had a much more respectable stat line, but Case Keenum really struggled to move the offense in the spot start. Sam Bradford (knee) is expected back for Week 3 against the Bucs. Stay confident in Diggs as a WR2.
Sep 17 - 5:01 PM

Adam Thielen caught 5-of-6 targets for 44 yards in the Vikings' Week 2 loss to the Steelers.

Thielen had a 24-yard grab but was kept at bay the remainder of the day in a game Case Keenum started under center and managed just 167 yards on 37 attempts. Sam Bradford (knee) is expected back next week against the Bucs, which would boost the offense back up. Thielen remains a strong WR3.
Sep 17 - 4:59 PM

Kyle Rudolph caught 4-of-6 targets for 45 yards in the Vikings' Week 2 loss to the Steelers.

Four Vikings saw a team-high six targets, while Rudolph's 45 yards led the team on a day Case Keenum only threw for 167 yards on 37 attempts. Rudolph's biggest play was a one-handed catch on a 3rd-and-20 play that converted a first down. Other than that, he and the rest of this offense was held under wraps. Rudolph will remain a strong TE1 play next against the Bucs.
Sep 17 - 4:49 PM


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