Minnesota Vikings Depth Chart 2018 Vikings Depth Chart

6-5, 2nd NFC North

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Minnesota did not do much in the draft for offensive players, mainly because they didn’t need to. Tyler Conklin was drafted out of Central Michigan, but is still behind Kyle Rudolph on the depth chart, and will be all year. The big news of the offseason was Kirk Cousins signing for a handsome amount of money. This could push Minnesota over the hump, who have been close the last few years. The receiving core remains pretty much the same, with the only addition being Kendall Wright. He will likely not be a big factor but might see some 3-WR set work with Laquon Treadwell. With Dalvin Cook back, everything will be determined as far as how healthy he is after such a severe injury. Minnesota lost Jerick McKinnon, but still have Latavius Murray who showed some quality last year in relief. Minnesota does lack a speed guy out of the backfield as far as McKinnon’s talents go, but still have more than enough to be an elite team in the NFC North. Cousins and company will be a prime offense this season, but volume should be fairly spread out given the amount of mouths to feed and a sturdy run game.

Offense Depth Chart

Quarterback QB
Running Back RB
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Quarterback QB
Running Back RB

Defense Depth Chart

Left Defensive End LDE
Defensive Tackle DT
Nose Tackle NT
Right Defensive End RDE
Weakside Linebacker WLB
78
#33 OLB
62
#132 OLB
Middle Linebacker MLB
Strongside Linebacker SLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB
Left Defensive End LDE
Defensive Tackle DT
Nose Tackle NT
Right Defensive End RDE
Weakside Linebacker WLB
78
#33 OLB
62
#132 OLB
Middle Linebacker MLB
Strongside Linebacker SLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB
Defense Depth Chart (4-3)
Position POS
Left Defensive End LDE
Defensive Tackle DT
Nose Tackle NT
Right Defensive End RDE
Weakside Linebacker WLB
Middle Linebacker MLB
Strongside Linebacker SLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB

Offense Depth Chart Stats

Running Backs Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps/Game Fumbles Targets Receptions Yards YPC Long TD Attempts Yards Long TD YPC YPG
Dalvin Cook D. Cook
87
RB 1 42.9 2 RB 1 42.9 2 32 27 194 7.2 26 1 74 312 70 0 4.2 44.6
Latavius Murray L. Murray
84
RB 2 33.9 0 RB 2 33.9 0 24 20 135 6.8 16 0 111 466 38 5 4.2 38.8
Ameer Abdullah A. Abdullah
81
RB 3 2.7 1 RB 3 2.7 1 4 3 28 9.3 12 0 1 1 1 0 1 0.2
CJ Ham C. Ham
63
RB 4 9.1 0 RB 4 9.1 0 15 11 85 7.7 17 0 5 7 5 0 1.4 0.6
Mike Boone M. Boone
65
RB 5 5.6 0 RB 5 5.6 0 3 2 1 0.5 1 0 11 47 20 0 4.3 6.7
Wide Receivers Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps/Game Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD Attempts Yards TD YPC YPG
Adam Thielen A. Thielen
90
LWR 1 65.2 136 98 1166 70 11.9 68 9 2 20 0 10 1.7
Stefon Diggs S. Diggs
88
RWR 2 60 121 84 839 70 10 75 6 8 48 0 6 4.4
Aldrick Robinson A. Robinson
75
SWR 3 15.8 26 15 187 60 12.5 34 4 0 0 0 0 0
Laquon Treadwell L. Treadwell
71
LWR 4 39.8 47 31 279 70 9 22 1 0 0 0 0 0
Chad Beebe C. Beebe
66
RWR 5 21 4 4 39 100 9.8 18 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brandon Zylstra B. Zylstra
65
SWR 6 0.7 1 1 23 100 23 23 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tavarres King T. King
66
LWR 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TEs
Player Rating
Kyle Rudolph K. Rudolph
87
David Morgan D. Morgan
72
Tyler Conklin T. Conklin
67
Josiah Price J. Price
67
Tight Ends Stats Receiving
Player Rating Depth Snaps/Game Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD
Kyle Rudolph K. Rudolph
87
TE 1 59.2 59 46 463 80 10.1 25 2
David Morgan D. Morgan
72
TE 2 21.6 6 5 36 80 7.2 13 0
Tyler Conklin T. Conklin
67
TE 3 8.7 2 2 13 100 6.5 7 0
Josiah Price J. Price
67
TE 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Defense Depth Chart Stats

Team Defense Rating
Minnesota Vikings Vikings
97
Team Defense Rating Pts Allowed/Game Yards Allowed/Game Pass Yards Allowed/Game Rush Yards Allowed/Game Sacks Fumbles INT
Minnesota Vikings
97
16.9 245.8 171.4 74.4 36 8 11
Special Teams Rating
Minnesota Vikings Vikings
81
Special Teams Rating Kick Return TDs Punt Return TDs Field Goal Blocked Punt Blocked Extra Point Blocked TDs
Minnesota Vikings
81
0 0 0 0 0 0
Kickers Rating
Dan Bailey D. Bailey
78
Matt Wile M. Wile
72
Kickers Rating Depth Position Points Field Goals Made Field Goal % Made Long Extra Points Made 0-19 FG Attempted/Made 20-29 FG Attempted/Made 30-39 FG Attempted/Made 40-49 FG Attempted/Made 50+ Attempted/Made
Dan Bailey D. Bailey
78
K 1 68 16 72.7 52 20 0 3 9 3 1
Matt Wile M. Wile
72
K 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Punters Rating
Punters Rating Depth Position

Last Week's Vikings Starting Lineup

Wide Receivers Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD Attempts Yards TD YPC YPG
Adam Thielen A. Thielen
90
WR 1 61 10 5 28 50 5.6 9 1 0 0 0 0 0
Stefon Diggs S. Diggs
88
WR 2 47 5 5 49 100 9.8 24 0 0 0 0 0 0
Aldrick Robinson A. Robinson
75
WR 3 43 9 5 37 60 7.4 10 0 0 0 0 0 0
Laquon Treadwell L. Treadwell
71
WR 4 22 2 2 13 100 6.5 9 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brandon Zylstra B. Zylstra
65
WR 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TE
Player Rating
Kyle Rudolph K. Rudolph
87
Tyler Conklin T. Conklin
67
Tight Ends Stats Receiving
Player Rating Depth Position Snaps Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD
Kyle Rudolph K. Rudolph
87
TE 1 60 3 3 38 100 12.7 23 0
Tyler Conklin T. Conklin
67
TE 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2018 Vikings Lineups

Game Score Starting Lineup Game Score Starting Lineup
Week 13: 12/2/18 at NE 10-24 L Kirk Cousins (QB), Dalvin Cook (RB), Adam Thielen (WR1), Laquon Treadwell (WR2), Stefon Diggs (WR3), Kyle Rudolph (TE), Pat Elflein (C), Brian O'Neill (OT), Tom Compton (G), Mike Remmers (G), Riley Reiff (OT)
Week 12: 11/26/18 vs GB 24-17 W Kirk Cousins (QB), Dalvin Cook (RB), Adam Thielen (WR1), Stefon Diggs (WR2), Kyle Rudolph (TE), Tom Compton (G), Riley Reiff (OT), Pat Elflein (C), Brian O'Neill (OT), Mike Remmers (G)
Week 11: 11/19/18 at CHI 20-25 L Kirk Cousins (QB), Dalvin Cook (RB), Laquon Treadwell (WR1), Stefon Diggs (WR2), Adam Thielen (WR3), Kyle Rudolph (TE), Mike Remmers (G), Pat Elflein (C), Tom Compton (G), Riley Reiff (OT), Brian O'Neill (OT)
Week 9: 11/4/18 vs DET 24-9 W Kirk Cousins (QB), Latavius Murray (RB), Laquon Treadwell (WR1), Adam Thielen (WR2), Kyle Rudolph (TE), Riley Reiff (OT), Danny Isidora (G), Mike Remmers (G), Pat Elflein (C), Brian O'Neill (OT)

Vikings Hope to Turn Super Bowl LIII Purple

There have been 52 Super Bowls played, since the Packers dismantled the Kansas City Chiefs in 1967. Most years, an NFL team has an opportunity to play in front of their home fans. Never has a team won the big game, and only twice have they even made it to play in a stadium close to their actual home field. In last year's Super Bowl, the Minnesota Vikings had a chance to play on their home turf, but that chance was squandered in the City of Brotherly Love. The Eagles, ending their chance to make NFL history, embarrassed Minnesota in Philadelphia. However, after falling short last year, the Vikings are currently a 14 to 1 projection to end up in Atlanta for Super Bowl LIII. Mike Zimmer is ready for his 5th season. The customary four-year theory for coaches to realize the success of their system showed outstanding results in year number four. Behind a powerful offensive line, Minnesota will try to continue Zimmer's penchant for ball control. It's the old-fashioned, who makes the fewest mistakes usually wins, philosophy.

Getting Offensive in Minnesota

Oddly enough, the quarterback who methodically led Minnesota to 13 wins in 2017 is now throwing in the mile high air of Denver, Colorado. The Vikings GM Rick Spielman and offensive coordinator John DeFilippo obviously didn't feel Case Keenum had enough to take them to the next level. They outbid other suitors to land coveted free agent Kirk Cousins. Cousins put up respectable numbers during his stay in the Nation's Capitol, but he never could push the Washington Redskins into the playoff limelight. He has a cast of superstars around him in Minneapolis that is going to give defensive coordinators a few sleepless nights. Back healthy is second year speedster out of Florida State, Davon Cook. All eyes will be on him, as he prepares for his second season after year-ending ACL surgery in 2017. In only four games, Cook showed an incredible field presence, blended with lightening speed and a nose for the goal line.

Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen have been a nightmare for defensive backs to cover. With Cousin's strong arm, these two look to put up potentially career best numbers. Spielman added two intriguing veterans, Kendall Wright and Tavarres King. With a sneaky 5th round draft pick, Minnesota added former basketball star, TE Tyler Conklin. Conklin could see field time along with Pro Bowl veteran Kyle Rudolph. This set may have defenses scratching their heads on how to cover a pay of prolific pass-catching tight ends. With Cousins quarterbacking the Vikings, odds are they will produce points; sometimes a lot of points.

Minnesota Is Downright Defensive

The best regular season defense in the NFL worked to get even better. Minnesota led the league by giving up under 16 points per game. However, their turnover ratio didn't meet Zimmer's expectations. The Viking's front office added Seahawk defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson, plus two defensive players with two out of their first three draft choices. Mike Hughes will bring his winning attitude for Central Florida, and immediately make an impact at cornerback. On the outside of the defensive line, Minnesota added Ohio State star DE Jayln Holmes. Holmes was somewhat over-shadowed by fellow Buckeye Joey Boza during his time in Columbus. However, the Vikings will look to unleash his relentless pass rushing abilities on opposing quarterbacks.

The Vikings re-signed two of their best coverage men, so they should have no problem duplicating a defense that was equally tough against the run as they were against the pass. However, since the offense will almost assuredly have an uptick in tempo, improving on their turnover ratio will be a focus of the Minnesota defense in 2018. They have the offensive fire-power to be far more prolific at scoring points in past years, plus still have a threatening, turnover aggressive defensive unit. The NFC North is a tough division, and the Eagles return a talented team in the way of every NFC team's hopes. However, the Minnesota faithful think the football world will be turning purple next February at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.