New season high in yards
Conklin had three receptions (five targets) for 71 yards in Sunday's 34-28 win over the Panthers.
Conklin surpassed his previous single-game high in yards this season by one yard, doing most of his damage on a big 40-yard play. The 26-year-old remains the starting tight end for Minnesota, but his lack of targets (five per game) and red zone looks (just three this season) caps his fantasy potential. However, Conklin appears to be a solid bye week fill-in once he returns from Minnesota's upcoming bye week due to his consistent, albeit low, usage.
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Cook (shoulder) is expected to sit out the Vikings' next two games with the aim to return Monday, Dec. 20 at Chicago, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Coach Mike Zimmer indicated Monday that Cook is viewed as "day-to-day" with a shoulder injury, Eric Smith of the Vikings' official site reports. "We'll just see how Dalvin is doing," Zimmer noted of the running back's Week 13 status. "It will be day-to-day and see where it goes."
Cook suffered a torn labrum and dislocation of his left shoulder during Sunday's loss to the 49ers, but the injury isn't expected to be season-ending, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Cook was already playing through a torn labrum in his right shoulder and may now have a similar injury to his left shoulder, pending the results of an MRI on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Thielen caught five of seven targets for 62 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 34-28 loss to the 49ers.
Jefferson caught four of nine passes for 83 yards in Sunday's 34-28 loss to the 49ers.
Mattison carried the ball seven times for 21 yards and a touchdown and caught two of three targets for seven yards in Sunday's 34-28 loss to the 49ers.
Cousins completed 20 of 32 passes for 238 yards and two touchdowns with an interception in Sunday's 34-28 loss to the 49ers.
Cook will go for an MRI on his injured shoulder Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Cook (shoulder) has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game against the 49ers.