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Podcast: January 4 episode of the Fantasy Index Podcast available now

Moishe Steigmann and Justin Eleff close out the season and play #SUPPLYbyDEMAND one last time in ... erm ... "2021." Sponsored by RealTime Fantasy Sports ( and Affordable Trophies.  more »


Andy Richardson: Thursday Night Recap

Difficult to know where to open on last night's game. "Injured" Dalvin Cook? An incredible game-ending play? Or maybe the least competitive first half of football in recent memory, followed by that sleepwalking team nearly coming all the way back in the second half? It was the best of games, it was the worst of games.   more »


Fantasy News: Goal-line receiving

Adam Thielen isn’t playing tonight. That should translate into more looks for other Minnesota players when the team is around the goal line – guys like Justin Jefferson and Tyler Conklin. But looking at the season-long numbers, those guys have been heavily used as is.  more »



Vikings WR Thielen dealing with high ankle sprain

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver ADAM THIELEN reportedly suffered a high ankle sprain on the opening series in Sunday’s loss to the previously winless Detroit Lions. With the Vikings on a shortMore week and scheduled to play the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday Night Football, Thielen’s chances of playing appear slim. Thielen came into the week tied for the league lead in touchdown catches with 10, despite being the clear second option on the Vikings offense behind fellow wide receiver JUSTIN JEFFERSON. Less

Source: Team Blog


Cousins, Jefferson lead Vikings vs. Packers

The Minnesota Vikings offense is clicking at the right time for fantasy owners, with quarterback KIRK COUSINS and wide receiver JUSTIN JEFFERSON leading the way against the Green Bay Packers onMore Sunday. Cousins threw for 3 touchdowns against the Packers, with 2 of those going to Jefferson. It was almost 3 touchdowns for Jefferson, but he was ruled down at the one-yard line and DALVIN COOK ended up with the eventual touchdown. Less

Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

Dynasty Leagues: Long-term WR rankings

Ranking players gets harder in dynasty leagues, with more variables to consider. In general, you’re looking not just at the current season, but considering how productive the player will be in upcoming seasons – and how long each player can be expected to remain a difference maker at his position.   more »

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Vikings offense struggles again in preseason loss to Colts

The Minnesota Vikings lost Saturday’s preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts, failing to produce an offensive touchdown in eight quarters of preseason football thus far. Quarterback KIRK COUSINS played sparingly, whileMore the Vikings rested running back DALVIN COOK and wide receiver JUSTIN JEFFERSON. Wideout ADAM THIELEN played but left early after suffering a thigh bruise. Head coach Mike Zimmer admitted after the game that the starters may play in the third preseason game due to the offensive struggles. Less

Source: Minneapolis Tribune

Factoid: Losing vs. passing

I have heard the theory floated a few times over the last month that it can be a good thing to pick pass catchers from lesser teams. If a team is trailing often, the idea goes, it will be passing more, resulting in more catches, yards and touchdowns. It got me wondering if there’s any truth in the notion.  more »


Around the NFL: Minnesota Vikings

Justin Jefferson left practice with a shoulder injury today, creating doubt whether he’ll be fully healthy at the start of the season.  more »



Vikings add WR Westbrook to wideout mix

The Minnesota Vikings signed former Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver DEDE WESTBROOK on Sunday. The 27-year-old wide receiver showed potential early in his career but suffered a season-ending knee injury in theMore second game of the 2020 season. Westbrook reunites with new Vikings receivers coach Kennan McCardell, who has coached him his entire NFL career thus far. Westbrook is expected to compete for the No. 3 receiver role behind fellow wideouts ADAM THIELEN and JUSTIN JEFFERSON. Less

Source: Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Factoid: Super Bowl favorites

The odds indicate Kansas City and Tampa Bay are the teams most likely to play in the Super Bowl. That’s reasonable enough, with both rosters looking stacked and both teams having gotten there last year. But history suggests it’s far more likely some unheralded team will emerge.   more »


Factoid: Justin Jefferson

Who’s up for some Justin Jefferson? He had a pretty awesome rookie year, but at the same time, he’ll likely see more attention from opposing defenses.   more »


Factoid: Justin Jefferson

When a rookie receiver puts up good numbers (like Justin Jefferson last year) the natural tendency is to assume he’s on his way to stardom. That he’ll get even better in his second season, having had a chance to adapt to the pro game and develop a better rapport with his quarterback. But that’s not generally how it tends to play out on the field.  more »



Vikings WR Jefferson breaks rookie record

Minnesota wide receiver JUSTIN JEFFERSON set a new Super Bowl-era (since 1966) record in Sunday’s win over the Detroit Lions. The rookie wideout finished the 2020 season with 1,400 receiving yards,More breaking the previous record of 1,377 set by Anquan Boldin back in 2003. Jefferson also passed Minnesota Hall of Famer Randy Moss’ franchise rookie receiving record in Sunday’s game. While the Vikings missed the playoffs this year, Jefferson had an impressive season in both real football and our game. Less

Source: Team Website

Dynasty Leagues: Long-term WR rankings

Henry Ruggs, Jerry Jeudy and CeeDee Lamb were the first three wide receivers chosen in last year’s draft. But as we near the end of their rookie seasons, it looks like other teams found better wide receivers later on.  more »


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