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Kyle Rudolph caught 2-of-5 targets for 13 yards in Week 11 against Chicago.

Rudolph continued to be a non-factor in a pass game than goes through Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs. He has just one game over 70 yards this season. Rudolph hasn't scored since Week 3.
Nov 19 - 12:19 AM

Adam Thielen caught 7-of-12 targets for 66 yards in Week 11 against Chicago.

He also caught a two-point conversion. It's another down game for Thielen's standards after he was held to four catches before Minnesota's bye. Thielen didn’t make his first reception until the final drive of the first half but saved his night with the Vikings in fourth quarter comeback mode. Thielen will look to get on track in a blowup Week 12 spot against the Packers.
Nov 19 - 12:10 AM

Stefon Diggs caught 13-of-18 targets for 126 yards and a touchdown in the Vikings' Week 11 loss to Chicago.

Diggs did almost all his damage in the second half. He could have had a bigger game, but Kirk Cousins overthrew him for what would have been a 40-plus yard touchdown. Diggs was fully healthy after sitting out with a rib injury before Minnesota's bye. With Adam Thielen getting held in check out of the slot, Cousins was locked on to Diggs for most of the night. Diggs got the majority of his yards after the catch and was a bright spot in a game the Vikings struggled to move their offense. He'll remain a WR2 for a likely shootout with the Packers in Week 12.
Nov 19 - 12:04 AM

Latavius Murray rushed four times for five yards in Week 12 against Chicago.

Murray took a backseat to a healthy Dalvin Cook this week. He had a few carries after Cook lost an early fumble, but wasn't able to do anything with his limited touches. Murray isn't more than a touchdown-dependent change-of-pace.
Nov 18 - 11:51 PM

Dalvin Cook had nine carries for 12 yards in Week 11 against Chicago.

He also lost a fumble in the first quarter. The Vikings run game was completely shut down by Chicago and they were forced to go pass heavy in the second half. Cook looked over his hamstring issues coming off Minnesota's bye and likely would have been more involved if not for gameflow. Cook has a get-right matchup with a Packers defensive line that will be without DE Mike Daniels in Week 12.
Nov 18 - 11:49 PM

Kirk Cousins completed 30-of-46 passes for 262 yards with two touchdowns and a pair of interceptions in the Vikings' Week 11 loss to Chicago.

This was a rough game for Cousins, who played worse than his stats. He had just 57 yards and an interception at halftime, but salvaged his night with a touchdown on the final drive. One of Cousins' interceptions was a late fourth quarter pick-six that crushed the Vikings' comeback attempt. Cousins has had a downswing the last two weeks, but he's in a rebound spot against the Packers in Week 12.
Nov 18 - 11:30 PM

Vikings LB Anthony Barr (hamstring) is inactive fo Week 11 against Chicago.

It's Barr's third straight missed game. The rest of Minnesota's inactives are S Andrew Sendejo, TE David Morgan, RB Mike Boone, DE Tashawn Bower, DT Jalyn Holmes, and QB Kyle Sloter.
Nov 18 - 6:59 PM

Adam Thielen (back, calf) wasn't listed on the Vikings' final injury report for Week 11 against the Bears.

Stefon Diggs (ribs) was also removed from the injury report. Thielen saw an abbreviated workload at practice this week, but that was likely just for maintenance purposes. Now on the cusp of his second-straight 1,000-yard season, Thielen will be safe to employ as a WR1 in all formats Sunday night in Chi-Town.
Nov 16 - 1:37 PM

Adam Thielen (lower back, calf) remained "limited" in Thursday's practice.

Thielen's status for Sunday night's game against the Bears is not in doubt, but it is unideal to come off the bye week with two different injuries. Coming off his quietest game of the season, Thielen is a mid-range WR1 for Week 11.
Nov 15 - 5:38 PM

Vikings OC John DeFilippo said Dalvin Cook (hamstring) is a "full-go" at this point.

Cook was supposed to be limited during his first game back before the bye, but he ended up playing 57 percent of the snaps and gaining 109 yards on 14 touches. Following the bye week, it sounds like he will be given even more work moving forward. This week's matchup with the Bears aside, Cook is looking at a pretty good schedule the rest of the way. He is a good bet for a late-season surge assuming he is able to stay healthy.
Nov 15 - 12:26 PM

Adam Thielen (back, calf) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

Thielen seemed healthy before the bye week but apparently he's now dealing with calf and lower-back injuries. Regardless, the fifth-year stud should be fine for Sunday night's game in Chicago. Thielen needs just 53 more yards to lock up his second-straight 1,000-yard receiving season.
Nov 14 - 5:21 PM

Updating an earlier report, Stefon Diggs (ribs) is practicing in full for Week 11 against the Bears.

This confirms Diggs will be back for Sunday's divisional showdown at Soldier Field. Diggs was absent for Week 9 but had last week's bye to rest his bruised ribs. Even against an underrated Bears secondary, the 24-year-old should be started in all formats.
Nov 14 - 5:19 PM

Stefon Diggs (ribs) is practicing Wednesday.

Diggs has had two weeks to rest up with the Vikings' Week 10 bye. He's fully expected to return for Sunday night's game with Chicago.
Nov 14 - 2:21 PM

Stefon Diggs (ribs) told NFL Network's Ian Rapoport he participated in Monday's practice.

"I know I will play," Diggs said on RapSheet's podcast. After sitting out Week 9 and coming off a bye week, Diggs has now had two weeks to heal up. It would be a surprise if he is not ready to face the Bears on Sunday night.
Nov 13 - 12:32 PM

Vikings waived RB Roc Thomas.

Thomas made the team as an UDFA this year after a big preseason that saw him total 195 yards and two scores on 24 touches. He had rushed eight times for 30 yards in real games. Thomas was cut in favor of Ameer Abdullah.
Nov 7 - 5:31 PM

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