Saturday, July 14, 2018

2018 Fantasy Football Projections: Minnesota Vikings

In addition to viewing our 2018 Fantasy Football Projections by position, we will post our preseason projections per team.

Below you will find our 2018 fantasy football projections for the Minnesota Vikings.



Kirk Cousins531339.840362512.238.1110.52.93.6258.29
Finishing as fantasy's QB8, QB5 and QB7 over the past three seasons, respectively, Cousins has thrown for 4,000-plus yards and 25-plus touchdowns in each of those seasons. In addition, he has rushed for at least four scores in three consecutive seasons. Now playing for a Super Bowl contender and a defensive-minded head coach, Cousins may not put up the same level of production he had in Washington, but he remains a top-12 fantasy option as he switches teams.

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Running Backs


Dalvin Cook291.11295.410.535.9301.61.11.5226.3
Before having his rookie season cut short by a torn ACL, the Florida State product carried the ball 74 times for 354 yards (4.78 YPC) and two touchdowns with 11 catches for 90 yards. Cook was on a 16-game pace of 1,776 yards from scrimmage, 44 catches and eight touchdowns. If he's able to stay healthy, Cook has top-five upside in what should be a run-heavy offense.
Latavius Murray141.1571.54.211.381.
C.J. Ham6.414.10.66.862.60.3013.07
Mack Brown13.452.

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Wide Receivers


Adam Thielen86.512115.21.515.301.7150.43
Thielen has only 10 touchdowns in his four NFL seasons, but the former UDFA built upon his breakout 2016 season to lead the team in targets (142), receptions (91) and receiving yards (1,276). Only Antonio Brown, Julio Jones, Keenan Allen and DeAndre Hopkins had more yards than Thielen last season.
Stefon Diggs75.89937.66.422.40.10.1147.54
With 20 fewer receptions year over year, Diggs finished 2017 with 64 catches for 849 yards and a career-high eight touchdowns. Diggs has missed multiple games in each of his three NFL seasons, but he could improve upon his WR18 (WR19 in PPR) season if he's able to stay healthy for a full season.
Kendall Wright28.4306.71.10000.236.87
Laquon Treadwell17.8181.61.10000.124.56
Stacy Coley3.438.80.200005.08
Tavarres King2.227.50.200003.95

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Tight Ends


Kyle Rudolph63.26137.60000.1106.7
Rudolph's targets dropped year over year (132 to 81), but he still finished as fantasy's TE6 (TE8 in PPR) in 2017. He posted a 57/532/8 stat line last season and those numbers form a reasonable expectation for the upcoming season.
David Morgan13.1119.21.20000.118.92
Tyler Conklin8.993.50.90000.114.55
Blake Bell6.970.40.300008.84

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