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Jordan Addison was arrested Friday on suspicion of driving under the influence. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Addison was arrested near the Los Angeles International Airport. There should soon be a further update on the Vikings second-year wide receiver.


Vikings coach Kevin O’Connell said that Sam Darnold will be the Vikings’ No. 1 QB entering training camp. (Source: Kevin Seifert on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: O'Connell added that he first two weeks of camp will be “competitive” for many positions, so nothing is written in stone. This is expected to be a competition throughout camp between Darnold and JJ McCarthy.


Khyree Jackson was sidelined from Vikings mandatory minicamp on Thursday due to an illness. (Source: Alec Lewis on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jackson is dealing with an illness. He can be considered as day-to-day.

Category: Injury Updates


Nick Muse missed Vikings mandatory minicamp on Thursday due to an injury. (Source: Alec Lewis on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The specific injury was not disclosed by the team.

Category: Injury Updates


N'Keal Harry said he added about 10 lbs. this offseason to prep for work at tight end. (Source: Kevin Seifert on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Harry is now at 240 pounds from 230 pounds. He heard "whispers" during his career about moving to tight end, but the Vikings were the first team to broach it with him.


Justin Jefferson has signed a four-year, $140 million contract extension with the Minnesota Vikings. (Source: Adam Schefter via X)

Fantasy Impact: Jefferson has been arguably the best receiver in football since his rookie season. It was only a matter of time until the Vikings worked out a contract with their young superstar, and this deal ties him to Minnesota for the long haul and gives rookie QB J.J. McCarthy a reliable target to throw to for years.

Category: Transactions


The Vikings and OG Dalton Risner have agreed to a one-year deal. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Risner will return to the team after appearing in 15 games for the Vikings last season. He will help bolster the offensive line for rookie QB J.J. McCarthy.

Category: Transactions


T.J. Hockenson is without a clear timetable to return this season. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: Hockenson is still recovering from the knee injury that ended his season early last year. He mentioned he is taking things "day by day, week by week." This will remain a situation to monitor throughout the rest of the offseason into training camp.

Category: Injury Updates


James Lynch signs with Vikings

Thu, May 16th 9:56am EDT
By Ari Koslow

The Minnesota Vikings signed DL James Lynch. (Source: Around the NFL on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Lynch did not appear in a game last season, but played the previous three years with Minnesota. He figures to compete for a rotational spot on the defensive line for the Vikings throughout training camp.

Category: Transactions


Following the NFL Draft, Brandon Powell is the current leader for the Vikings' WR3 spot. (Source: The Athletic)

Fantasy Impact: Powell had his best season yet in 2023, but he still only totaled 325 receiving yards. The Vikings' room also has Trent Sherfield, Jalen Nailor, and N'Keal Harry

Category: Rumors


The Minnesota Vikings have selected K Will Reichard with the No. 203 overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact: Reichard was a first-team All-SEC kicker in 2023. He will compete with John Parker Romo for the kicking job in Minnesota, unless the team brings in more completion during training camp.

Category: Transactions


The Minnesota Vikings agreed to terms with Shaquill Griffin. (Source: Minnesota Vikings on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Griffin closed out last season with the Panthers after he was waived by the Texans. He'll now add depth to the Vikings secondary.

Category: Transactions


The 49ers have signed free agent QB Joshua Dobbs. (Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Dobbs turned in a solid season as a starter across 13 games with the Cardinals and Vikings in 2023, tallying 2,464 passing yards, 13 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions. The veteran will provide the 49ers with a solid backup quarterback option behind Brock Purdy.

Category: Transactions


The Vikings have agreed to a one-year deal WR Trent Sherfield. (Source: Kevin Seifert on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Sherfield saw limited action with the Bills in 2023, tallying just 11 receptions in 17 games. The veteran will have an uphill battle competing for targets in a deep wide receiver group.

Category: Transactions


The Minnesota Vikings are signing DL Jerry Tillery to a one-year deal. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Tillery, a first-round pick by the Los Angeles Chargers in 2019, has spent his last season and a half with the Las Vegas Raiders. Tillery has not lived up to expectations and disappointed early in his career, but 2023 saw personal-best marks in pass-rush grade (67.5) and in run defense (63.1, next best was 46.2). He'll help man the middle of the line in Brian Flores' defense.

Category: Transactions


Hakeem Adeniji signs with Browns

Wed, Mar 13th 7:58pm EDT
By Ari Koslow

The Cleveland Browns signed Hakeem Adeniji. (Source: Cleveland Browns on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Adeniji was elevated to the active roster late last season with the Vikings. He'll add depth to the offensive line for the Browns.

Category: Transactions


Harrison Smith has agreed to a restructured contract and will play a 13th season with the Vikings. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Smith has 34 career interceptions. He isn't the player he once was, but remains a veteran presence in the secondary with Minnesota.

Category: Transactions


The Minnesota Vikings re-signed Jonathan Bullard to a one-year deal. (Source: Alec Lewis on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bullard was strongest against the run last season. He should remain in a similar role on the defensive line with the Vikings.

Category: Transactions


The Texans are expected to sign DE Danielle Hunter. (Source: Jordan Schultz on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Hunter will join Will Anderson Jr. on the Texans’ defensive line. The reported deal is for two-years, $49M. This addition will solidify the Texans’ defense front heading into the 2024 season.

Category: Transactions


Dean Lowry released by Vikings

Tue, Mar 12th 10:52am EDT
By Ari Koslow

The Minnesota Vikings released Dean Lowry. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Lowry spent one season with Minnesota before suffering a torn pec. He'll look to land with a new team as a depth piece in free agency.

Category: Transactions