Dalvin Cook, RB (MIN)

Returns in full force

Cook (ankle) rushed 29 times for 140 yards and a touchdown while catching both of his targets for three yards in Sunday's 34-28 overtime win over Carolina.

Cook was able to return after missing just one game (second overall) from a nagging ankle injury, which was great news for his fantasy managers considering the Vikings' bye is next week. The Vikings opting to deploy the star back right before a would-be extra week of rest bodes well for the overall health of the ankle, as if his stellar performance on the field wasn't proof enough. Now with some extra down time on tap, Cook could be in store for a strong stretch of production when the Vikings return to action in Week 8 against the Cowboys.

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Eric Kendricks

Eric Kendricks

LB | MIN

Looks ready to play Thursday

Kendricks (biceps) was listed as a full participant in Tuesday's practice.

Adam Thielen

Adam Thielen

WR | MIN

Misses practice, likely out Week 14

Thielen (ankle) didn't participate in the open portion of Tuesday's practice and is expected to be sidelined for Thursday's game against the Steelers, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Kene Nwangwu

RB | MIN

Works as secondary back

Nwangwu had two carries for zero yards, caught two of three targets for four yards and returned two kickoffs for 65 yards during Sunday's 29-27 loss to the Lions.

Dede Westbrook

Dede Westbrook

WR | MIN

Sees more work sans Thielen

Westbrook played 31 of the Vikings' 71 offensive snaps (44 percent) in Sunday's 29-27 loss to the Lions, finishing with one reception for minus-2 yards on two targets.

Adam Thielen

Adam Thielen

WR | MIN

Receiving MRI

Thielen (ankle) is undergoing an MRI on Monday, Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Adam Thielen

Adam Thielen

WR | MIN

Has high ankle sprain

Thielen suffered a high ankle sprain in Sunday's loss to Detroit and will undergo further testing Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.