Returns from COVID-19 list
Minnesota activated Cousins (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday afternoon, shortly after head coach Mike Zimmer said Cousins will start Sunday's game against Chicago, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
With that, Cousins returns to the lineup and boosts the Week 18 fantasy prospects of his teammates, namely Dalvin Cook, Justin Jefferson, K.J. Osborn and Tyler Conklin. Per Zimmer, the Vikings won't make any adjustments to playing time for their key players, despite the team having been eliminated from postseason contention.
More Minnesota Vikings Fantasy Football News
The Vikings selected Muse in the seventh round of the 2022 NFL Draft, 227th overall.
The Vikings selected Nailor in the sixth round of the 2022 NFL Draft, 191st overall.
The Vikings selected Chandler in the fifth round of the 2022 NFL Draft, 169th overall.
OL | MIN
The Vikings selected Ingram in the second round of the 2022 NFL Draft, 59th overall.
Smith (knee) didn't run routes at Tuesday's offseason practice, but he expects to be a full participant in training camp this summer, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Coach Kevin O'Connell said Tuesday that the Vikings are "going to be smart" with Smith (knee) during spring practices, Chad Graff of The Athletic reports.
Thielen (ankle) is slated to restructure his contract with the Vikings, Chad Graff of The Athletic reports.
LB | MIN
Smith no longer plans to sign with the Ravens, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
LB | MIN
Smith is signing a four-year contract with the Ravens, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
LB | MIN
The Packers released Smith on Monday, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.