Offensive line remains a draft need for the Vikings

Minnesota made some steps to repair an offensive line that struggled mightily in 2016, but PFF premium stats show that there's still plenty of work to do.

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(Jeff Haynes/AP Images for Panini)

(Jeff Haynes/AP Images for Panini)

Offensive line remains a draft need for the Vikings


The Vikings offensive line created no holes in 2016, but just because they’ve plugged some holes it doesn’t necessarily mean the problem is solved.

  • Their highest-quality starter, C Joe Berger, will be 35 when the season starts.
  • Free-agent acquisitions Riley Reiff and Michael Remmers graded out below average in 2016.
  • In 2016, the Vikings averaged just 3.2 yards per rush.
  • Their leading backs, Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata, combined for 941 yards on 290 carries.

 

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Fantasy Slant: Despite being a favorite in fantasy circles, McKinnon managed to finish a meager 33rd among running backs in fantasy scoring. There’s no doubt the Vikings offensive line had a major role in his struggles to produce. While he offers intriguing upside, McKinnon remains a very risky fantasy investment for 2017 given the present state of the Vikings offensive line.

  • Tim Edell

    Maybe I am wrong but isn’t Reif projected to play LT and Remmers at RT??

    • crosseyedlemon

      Really like your new avatar Tim and everyone should know that Bear fans are never wrong.