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Cordarrelle Patterson (knee, ankle) remained sidelined Thursday.

The gadget player is expected to be active for Week 13, but his status cannot be taken for granted.
Nov 27 - 1:54 PM

Jerick McKinnon (back) remained sidelined on Thursday.

McKinnon obviously needs to return on Friday, but he's still expected to suit up for Week 13. He'll be a borderline RB2 against the Panthers.
Nov 27 - 1:52 PM

Jerick McKinnon (back) did not practice Wednesday.

It's a maintenance day for McKinnon, who has been dealing with a back injury. McKinnon will be a boom-or-bust RB2 in Week 13 against the Panthers.
Nov 26 - 2:35 PM

Matt Asiata (concussion) was cleared to practice Wednesday.

Asiata declared himself "ready to go" for Sunday's game against the Panthers. He should resume third-down and short-yardage work behind Jerick McKinnon, putting him on the RB4 radar.
Nov 26 - 2:34 PM

Cordarrelle Patterson (ankle, knee) did not practice Wednesday.

Patterson was injured on a kick return last week, but managed to return. The Vikings could be resting him in an effort to get fully healthy. Patterson has just five catches for 51 yards over the last three games and won't be a recommended fantasy option against the Panthers.
Nov 26 - 2:29 PM

Vikings placed RT Phil Loadholt on injured reserve with a torn pectoral, ending his season.

Loadholt, 29 in January, had missed just two starts since being the 54th pick in the 2009 draft. A mauling run blocker at 6-foot-8 and 343 pounds, Loadholt wasn't having his best season. Mike Harris will take over on Teddy Bridgewater's right side. J'Marcus Webb was signed to be the swing tackle. Loadholt has two years left on a four-year, $25 million deal. He should be back in 2015.
Nov 26 - 9:42 AM

Vikings signed OT J'Marcus Webb.

J'Webb Nation announced the signing on his Facebook feed. Webb appeared in eight games for the Chiefs last season. He'll serve as the Vikings' emergency tackle after RT Phil Loadholt (pec) was placed on injured reserve.
Nov 25 - 6:54 PM

Vikings RT Phil Loadholt has been diagnosed with a torn pectoral, and is done for the season.

Loadholt had missed only one snap before Week 12. Two months shy of his 29th birthday, Loadholt has been a replacement-level player this season. It's not a crippling blow for the 4-7 Vikings, but obviously thins their depth. Mike Harris is the next man up on the depth chart. 2015 is the final year of Loadholt's contract. Due $5.9 million between salary and bonuses, he could be asked to take a pay-cut.
Nov 24 - 1:27 PM

Kyle Rudolph played on 61-of-69 snaps in Sunday's loss to the Packers.

In his first game off sports hernia surgery in Week 11, Rudolph played on just 14 snaps and had no catches. The chains were taken off Sunday, as he went 3-50-0 on five targets and got back to a near every-down role. Given the thin state of the tight end position and Rudolph's red-zone chops, he's a TE1 candidate against the Panthers in Week 13.
Nov 24 - 10:47 AM

Vikings WR Charles Johnson played on 67-of-69 snaps in Sunday's loss to the Packers.

Even with Greg Jennings (ribs) and Jarius Wright (hamstring) active, Johnson was a full-time player. It's an exciting revelation for a player we've long been tracking because he goes 6'2/217 and runs a 4.38. Over the last two weeks, Johnson has totaled 9-139-1 on a team-high 18 targets, emerging as the No. 1 receiver for Teddy Bridgewater. Johnson makes for an intriguing deeper-league streamer in a home game against the Panthers' weak corner corps in Week 13. Jennings is done, Patterson is far too raw and Wright is a sub-average player that's been passed on the depth chart.

Cordarrelle Patterson brushed off ankle and knee nicks he sustained during Sunday's loss at Green Bay.

Patterson was slow to get up after a kickoff return and left the game for a bit before returning. "Of course it's always risk-reward every time you get back there on a kickoff return," he said afterward. "But it's my job. Being back there, I have to take full advantage of it." Patterson isn't contributing anything in the pass game, totaling five catches for 51 yards with no touchdowns over the last three weeks.
Source: ESPN.com
Nov 23 - 8:18 PM

Kyle Rudolph had three catches for 50 yards in Sunday's Week 12 loss to the Packers.

Rudolph still isn't playing an every-down role, but saw his snaps increase this week. He caught a 23-yard cross route on Vikings' first play of the game and finished with five targets. Rudolph will be on the TE1 borderline for Week 13 against the Panthers.
Nov 23 - 5:46 PM

Charles Johnson caught three passes for 52 yards and a touchdown in the Sunday's Week 12 loss to the Packers.

Johnson played in three-wide sets over Jarius Wright and finished with a team-high 12 targets. He scored on a 22-yard catch late in the first half, and was able to add a two-point conversion. Johnson has been the Vikings leading receiver in consecutive weeks and is on the WR4 radar.
Nov 23 - 5:36 PM

Greg Jennings caught four passes for 38 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 12 loss to the Packers.

Jennings played despite being listed as questionable with a rib injury, and saw limited snaps in the first-half. He was able to find the end-zone on a five-yard catch late in the fourth quarter. Jennings continues to be the most reliable receiver for Teddy Bridgewater, but finished behind Charles Johnson in targets. He'll be a low-upside WR4 option in Week 13 against the Panthers.
Nov 23 - 5:27 PM

Cordarrelle Patterson had two catches for 18 yards in Sunday's Week 12 loss to the Packers.

Patterson was a non-factor, though he was able to draw some double teams. He briefly exited in the fourth quarter with knee/ankle injuries, but later returned. Patterson saw fewer targets than Charles Johnson, Greg Jennings, and Kyle Rudolph. He remains a highly-inconsistent WR4. Patterson won't be a recommended fantasy option in Week 13 against the Panthers.
Nov 23 - 5:24 PM


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