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Minnesota Vikings

NFC North


Projected to touch the ball 0.9 times per game (0.3 rushes and 0.6 receptions), C.J. Ham is not fantasy-relevant. He has some competition on Minnesota's depth chart in Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison.

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Irv Smith Jr. is projected for a respectable 557 yards and 4.5 TDs on 50.4 receptions. As the consensus #15, Smith is a low-end starter in most leagues. Smith is correctly valued at his ADP of 127 as the consensus #128 overall player. The Vikings have the 20th-best schedule for tight ends.

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K.j. Osborn is the WR3 for the Vikings, behind Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen. At #70 in our WR rankings, he won't usually be a fantasy starter. He is projected for 579 yards and 4.5 TDs on 45.5 receptions, which is 18.2% of the total for WRs on the Vikings. The Vikings have the 10th-worst wide receiver schedule. Osborn is a fair value at his ADP of 183 as the consensus #190 overall player.

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As our #85 TE, you can do better than drafting Johnny Mundt. Mundt is projected for just 71 yards and 0.7 TDs on 6.9 receptions. Mundt will be playing behind Irv Smith Jr. at TE in Minnesota.

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Johnson might see limited usage as the 6th-ranked WR on the Vikings. At #167 in our WR rankings, he's not a real fantasy asset. Johnson is projected to catch 5.4 receptions for 59 yards and 0.5 TDs, which is 2.2% of the total for Vikings WRs. Minnesota has the 10th-worst schedule for wide receivers.

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Adam Thielen is correctly valued at his ADP of 73 as the consensus #71 overall player. Thielen is the #2 wide receiver on the Vikings, behind Justin Jefferson. Ranked #32 in our consensus wide receiver rankings, he will be serviceable most weeks. He's projected for 841 yards and 7.9 TDs on 74.0 receptions, for 29.6% of the total for Vikings WRs. Minnesota has the 10th-worst wide receiver schedule.

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Projected to touch the ball 1.6 times per game (1.3 rushes and 0.2 receptions), Ty Chandler is not worth spending a draft pick on. He has some competition on the Vikings' depth chart, where he trails both Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison.

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As our consensus #14 QB, Kirk Cousins is one of several players with a chance at finishing as a top-12 QB. Cousins is expected to earn 6% of his projected 299 fantasy points by rushing. It's not really how he makes his living. With a projection of 11.4 interceptions compared to 31.2 passing touchdowns, Cousins isn't not likely to melt down often.

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Dalvin Cook is correctly valued at his ADP of 8 as the consensus #4 overall player. At a projected workload of 20.1 touches per game (17.2 carries and 2.8 receptions), Cook is a tier-1 fantasy starter. He's the top dog among running backs on the Vikings, with Alexander Mattison and Kene Nwangwu behind him. The Vikings have the 19th-best schedule for RBs.

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Alexander Mattison is worth drafting at his ADP of 117 as the consensus #124 overall player. Projected to touch the ball 8.8 times per game (7.2 rushes and 1.6 receptions), Mattison is a player you won't want to start if you can avoid it. He's trailing Dalvin Cook on the running back chart for Minnesota. Minnesota has the 19th-best running back schedule.

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With 1.6 projected touches per game (1.4 rushes and 0.2 catches), Kene Nwangwu isn't someone you need to draft. He has some competition on the Vikings' depth chart, where he trails both Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison.

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Justin Jefferson is worth drafting at his ADP of 6 as the consensus #8 overall player. Jefferson is the top dog among wide receivers on the Vikings, with Adam Thielen and K.J. Osborn behind him. As the consensus #1 WR, he's a straight baller. Jefferson is projected for 1,507 yards and 9.6 TDs on 103.4 receptions, which is 41.4% of the total for Vikings WRs. The Vikings have the 10th-worst wide receiver schedule.

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Jalen Nailor is not a focus of the the Vikings' offense as their WR5. At #165 in our WR rankings, he's only relevant in deep leagues. He's projected for 40 yards and 0.3 TDs on 3.4 receptions, for 1.4% of the total for Vikings WRs. The Vikings have the 10th-worst wide receiver schedule.

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Smith-marsette is not a focus of the the Vikings' offense as their WR4. As the consensus #152 WR, he won't be worth owning in most fantasy leagues. Smith-Marsette is projected to catch 11.4 receptions for 142 yards and 0.8 TDs, which is 4.6% of the workload for WRs on the Vikings. Minnesota has the 10th-worst schedule for WRs.

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Kellen Mond won't begin the season as the starting QB in Minnesota - that honor belongs to Kirk Cousins. That means he doesn't have much value in most fantasy leagues. Mond is projected to earn 2.4 of his 16 fantasy points by rushing. While not insignificant, it's not enough to significantly help his floor. With a projected toughdown-to-interception ratio of 2.0, he isn't not likely to melt down often.

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Jackson is not a focus of the the Vikings' offense as their WR6. As the consensus #222 WR, he's only relevant in deep leagues. Jackson is projected for 0 yards and 0 TDs on 0 receptions, which is 0% of the total for WRs on the Vikings. Minnesota has the 12th-worst wide receiver schedule.

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Chisena might see limited usage as the 7th-ranked WR on the Vikings. As the consensus #223 WR, he's not really fantasy-relevant. Chisena is projected to catch 0.7 receptions for 9 yards and 0.0 TDs, which is 0.3% of the total for Vikings WRs. The Vikings have the 12th-worst schedule for wide receivers.

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As our #111 TE, Brandon Dillon is not worth drafting. Dillon is projected for 47 yards and 0.4 TDs on 4.4 receptions. Dillon is not Kirk Cousins's first or even second choice at tight end, with Chris Herndon IV and Tyler Conklin on the roster.

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Chris Herndon IV is projected for only 312 yards and 2.6 TDs on 29.5 receptions. As the consensus #30, you can do better than drafting Herndon. Herndon is worth drafting at his ADP of 261 as the consensus #244 overall player. Minnesota has the 5th-worst tight end schedule.

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Tyler Conklin is projected to catch only 32.0 receptions for 328 yards and 2.5 touchdowns. As our #38 TE, Conklin is not someone you want to start in fantasy. Conklin is not Minnesota's top tight end with Chris Herndon IV around.

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