|Week 3 (@NO) - Average||3.6||0.1||0.0||0.0||0.4||0.2||0||0.0|
|Week 3 (@NO) - Dave Richard||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Week 3 (@NO) - Jamey Eisenberg||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014 Season - Average||70.5||0.5||2.0||1.0||6.5||2.5||0||0|
|2014 Season - Dave Richard||81||1||4||1||6||3||0||0|
|2014 Season - Jamey Eisenberg||60||0||0||1||7||2||0||0|
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|Vikings defense comes up big in win vs. Rams |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(9/7/14) The Vikings defense held the Rams without a touchdown Sunday in a blowout 34-6 win on the road in Week 1.
The defense racked up five sacks against the overmatched Rams line and secured two interceptions, with Harrison Smith returning one of the picks 81 yards for a touchdown. The defense could have had an even bigger day, but they were unable to recover any of the Rams' four fumbles. The Vikings figure to have a much tougher test defensively in Week 2 when the Patriots come to town.
|Addition of coach Jerry Gray should boost Harrison Smith |
|by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(5/1/14) When the Vikings hired Jerry Gray to coach their defensive backs, they added a guy who made a very big imprint on both Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor, the Seahawks' dynamic safety duo. Now Gray believes he can do the same thing with Harrison Smith, the Vikings' best safety.
"We're going to get him more involved," Gray said per ESPN. "He'll be blitzing some. He'll be covering some. He'll be in the middle of the field. The thing that we're trying to do right now is, figure out what he's best at, and then put him in that position. Can he be one of the better safeties in the league, doing what we're teaching him here?"
Smith missed half of last season with a turf toe injury but still had 58 total tackles and a pair of interceptions.
|Chad Greenway, Harrison Smith both fine |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(12/22/13) Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway and defensive back Harrison Smith, who were listed as probable on Friday's injury report, are active for Week 16 at Cincinnati.
Greenway was able to practice in full all week despite a wrist injury. Smith was limited with a toe injury that sidelined him for eight straight games before he returned last week.
|Harrison Smith activated from short-term IR |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(12/14/13) The Vikings activated defensive back Harrison Smith from injured reserve Saturday, as he has made a recovery from a toe injury. Smith's activation came at the expense of offensive lineman Mike Remmers, who was waived to make room on the 53-man roster.
Smith appeared in five games prior to the injury, recorded 34 tackles and two interceptions.
|Vikings to make decision about Harrison Smith's status soon |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(12/9/13) Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said Monday the team will make a decision on the status of free safety Harrison Smith by the end of the week. Smith has been on short-term injured reserve since suffering a toe injury in mid-October.
Patterson shines, Vikings whip Rams
ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Rams were determined not to let Adrian Peterson embarrass them again. The Minnesota Vikings found another way to catch them with their pants down.
Vikings defense comes up big in win vs. Rams
Patterson shines, Vikings whip Rams
ST. LOUIS (AP) Wide receiver Cordarelle Patterson ran for 102 yards on three carries with a 67-yard scoring run off a simple pitchout and the Minnesota Vikings shut down the St. Louis Rams 34-6 on Sunday, opening impressively under new coach Mike Zimmer.
2014 Draft Prep: IDP rankings and strategies
Not all Fantasy studs play on the offense. Dave Richard discusses the idea of using IDPs in Fantasy and ranks the Top 40 at each position.
|Vikings safety Harrison Smith missed eight games last year with a turf toe injury and still delivered great numbers on average. He had over seven total tackles per game with a pair of interceptions and three passes defensed. The belief is that Smith will get a huge chance to put up numbers with the addition of defensive backs coach Jerry Gray, who worked with the Seahawks' safety duo once upon a time. It all should lead him to ample opportunities to make plays. We like him as a No. 1 Fantasy DB worth a mid-round selection.
(Updated 4/28/14) |