MINNESOTA VIKINGS FANTASY OUTLOOK

Kirk Cousins 

Kirk Cousins is coming off a strange season. He posted career-highs in completion percentage (70.8) and passing touchdowns (30), however, he had his worst fantasy year since becoming the Redskins’ full-time starter in 2015. Cousins still has a great offense around him with two of the best receivers in the league and a healthy Dalvin Cook. This year should be a bounce-back year for Kirk, and he should serve as a low-end QB1 and a great QB2 for this season. 

 

Dalvin Cook 

In the 13 games Dalvin Cook has played in his career, he has been a total workhorse, accounting for 61% of the team’s designed runs. The question with Cook is his durability, as he’s missed 19 games in his two-year career. When healthy, Cook is an excellent RB1, but his health concerns may cause you to handcuff him to Alexander Mattinson. The rookie running back out of Boise State will serve the role Latavius Murray played last year and could see a lot of carries if Dalvin Cook can’t stay healthy. 

 

Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen 

Diggs and Thielen are possibly the best receiving duo in the NFL. Thielen posted career numbers in receptions (113), receiving yards(1,373), touchdowns (9), and fantasy points(307) last season, and has shown no signs of slowing down. Diggs, on the other hand, finished top-8 last season in targets(148), receptions(102) and receiving touchdowns(9). Diggs does present some risk with his injury history, but both are strong WR1 options. Thielen ranked higher than Diggs. 

 

Kyle Rudolph 

Rudolph has been a consistent top-10 tight end the last four seasons and will likely continue this streak. He and Cousins have already built a good relationship, hooking up for four touchdowns and ten red-zone targets (a career-high for Rudolph). He is not as explosive as other tight ends in the league but is a solid TE1.

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