2018’s Best Minnesota Vikings Fantasy Football Player: Adam Thielen, Wide Receiver
2018’s Biggest Minnesota Vikings Fantasy Football Disappointment: Dalvin Cook, Running Back
2019 Minnesota Vikings Fantasy Football Draft Wishlist: Offensive Line
The Minnesota Vikings didn’t see 2018 play out like they had hoped. They missed the playoffs, and the new-look offense with Kirk Cousins looked downright outmatched at times. Their upgrade from Case Keenum to Kirk Cousins saw them at or just outside the bottom half in total yards, points per game, first downs, yards per carry, sacks, and QB hits. Things were a disaster for the Vikings offense that thought they had their man in Cousins.
It wasn’t all Cousins’ fault, and he definitely needs some help in 2019 for fantasy football owners to successfully divine value from the Vikings offense. With Cousins having Thielen, Stefon Diggs, and Kyle Rudolph catch passes, and a (hopefully) fully healthy Dalvin Cook, they only need four major additions to help fantasy football owners in 2019. Unfortunately, those four additions are all in the same position group.
Minnesota Vikings Fantasy Football Wishlist: Offensive Line
This is the biggest issue with the offense, and for the Minnesota Vikings fantasy football prospects. The Vikes should invest multiple picks in the line in the Draft. The fourth-worst offensive line of 2018 saw only Riley Reiff inside the top-eighty per PFF metrics. That’s pure garbage. I’m not an offensive line expert, but this is a near-consensus need for the Vikings, as 53-of-60 mock drafts have them taking an offensive lineman in the first round. Minnesota invested a ton of cash in Kirk Cousins, now they need to invest a bunch of draft capital in guys to keep him off his rear end, or else it can quickly become another lost season for the Minnesota Vikinfs fantasy football prospects in 2019. The OL will help Cousins, which will have a trickle-down effect on the receivers, and Dalvin Cook.
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