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.
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.