Sunday, June 23, 2019

Minnesota Vikings 2019 Fantasy Football Projections

In addition to viewing our 2019 Fantasy Football Projections by position, we will post our preseason projections per team.

Below you will find our 2019 fantasy football projections for the Minnesota Vikings.




Kirk Cousins566393.44103.528.0211.643.1127.11.4274.13
After three consecutive QB8 (or better) finishes, Cousins finished 2018 as fantasy's QB13 in his first season with the Vikings. His passing volume could drop in 2019 as the Vikings implement a run-first approach. With Kevin Stefanski taking over as interim OC in the final three games, the Vikings ran the ball on 47.98% of their plays (compared to a season-long after of 35.59%).
Sean Mannion5.73.638.

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Dalvin Cook252.31173.26.9448.6374.21.7206.58
Through two seasons, Cook has missed more games (17) than he's played in (15). When he's been on the field, however, he's been efficient -- 4.68 yards per carry -- despite a terrible offensive line. If Cook is able to stay on the field, the team's investment in their interior offensive line this offseason and run-first approach could help lead to a big season for Minnesota's featured back.
Alexander Mattison72.2317.71.8114103.60.3555.09
Mike Boone29.1125.10.4417.20.0215.99
C.J. Ham6.511.70.0711.388.10.3412.44
Ameer Abdullah8.633.50.17214.80.086.33

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Adam Thielen971193.16.316.548.80.07162.47
Thielen reached the 100-yard mark in the first eight games of the season as he posted career highs across the board -- receptions (113), yards (1,373) and touchdowns (nine). Finishing as a WR1 (top-12) in each of the past two seasons, Thielen is a good bet to do so for a third consecutive season.
Stefon Diggs89.11015.78.0211.965.50.12156.96
Like Thielen, Diggs set career highs by converting 102-of-149 targets for 1,021 yards and nine touchdowns and he added 62 rushing yards. After missing multiple games in each of his first three NFL seasons, Diggs also played a career-high 15 games last year and finished as a top-12 fantasy wide receiver (10th in PPR formats).
Chad Beebe34.3346.41.0300040.82
Laquon Treadwell18.3168.40.5500020.14
Jordan Taylor10.2123.40.7100016.6
Brandon Zylstra1.921.30.060002.49

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Kyle Rudolph53.9528.25.5200085.94
Rudolph had a four-year low in touchdowns (four), but he still finished as fantasy's TE9 (TE7 in PPR) last season as his 64 receptions and 634 yards were both the second-most of his career. With the addition of rookie Irv Smith Jr. to the position room, Rudolph's target share may dip year over year, but he could also have more red zone success.
Irv Smith26270.41.5600036.4
Tyler Conklin448.80.160005.84
David Morgan2.420.20.140002.86

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