Thursday, August 25, 2022

Minnesota Vikings Fantasy Football Projections 2022

Our 2022 Fantasy Football Projections will be viewable by both position and team.

Below you will find our 2022 fantasy football projections for the Minnesota Vikings.

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Kirk Cousins547.1368.74130.631.189.334.8118.31.04289.41
Nick Mullens41.226.6298.71.671.

Kirk Cousins: Cousins has been a fringe QB1 in his four seasons as a Viking with yearly finishes of QB13, QB15, QB11 and QB11, respectively. During that stretch, Cousins has averaged 4,097 passing yards, 31 passing touchdowns and nine interceptions per season. In the season that new head coach Kevin O'Connell and Cousins had previously spent together (2017), Cousins finished as fantasy's QB6.


Dalvin Cook266.51212.610.2638.7316.71.6243.44
Alexander Mattison109.8455.72.2523.9192.71.398.09
C.J. Ham5.817.40.1612.1930.923.45
Kene Nwangwu20.489.80.462.
Ty Chandler11.147.70.19215.50.19.06

Dalvin Cook: Cook has missed multiple games every season including four games in 2021, but he's one of the league's most productive workhorses when he's on the field. Over the past three seasons, the versatile back has averaged 23.0 touches and 120.9 scrimmage yards per game while scoring 36 touchdowns in 41 games.

Alexander Mattison: While he has minimal stand-alone fantasy value when Cook is active, Cook has missed multiple games in all five of his NFL seasons, as noted above. Mattison had a minimum of 21 carries, 90 rushing yards, three receptions and 34 receiving yards in the four games that Cook missed in 2021 and scored a total of four touchdowns in those games.


Justin Jefferson102.21346.59.2717.50.11243.36
Adam Thielen77.1881.47.22.3150.03171.57
K.J. Osborn50.6622.34.9000116.93
Ihmir Smith-Marsette11.1132.91.200026.04
Jalen Nailor6.573.10.500013.56
Bisi Johnson6.968.70.500013.32

Justin Jefferson: Since Jefferson was drafted in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft, there have been nine 1,400-yard receiving seasons. The only player with back-to-back 1,400-yard seasons the past two seasons is Jefferson, who has racked up 196 catches for 3,016 yards and 17 touchdowns combined. A case can be made that he should be ranked as fantasy's WR1 heading into his age-23 season.

Adam Thielen: Since posting back-to-back 1,200-yard campaigns in 2017 and 2018, Thielen has failed to reach the 1,000-yard mark in three straight seasons while missing 11 games during that span. On a positive note, he has scored 24 touchdowns in 28 games over the past two seasons. Thielen enters his age-32 season as a WR3 in fantasy with some upside if he can stay healthy.


Irv Smith47.2516400099.2
Ben Ellefson10.7110.70.900021.82
Johnny Mundt4.244.30.40008.93

Irv Smith: Before suffering a knee injury that sidelined him for all of 2021, Smith was a breakout candidate. Atop the team's depth chart, there is some breakout potential for the 24-year-old (in August) tight end heading into 2022. Undergoing thumb surgery at the beginning of August, Smith "is on track to play" in Week 1 against the Packers.

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