Vikings Depth Chart Ahead of Week 1 at Bengals

Sep 27, 2020; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; The Minnesota Vikings take the field before the game against the Tennessee Titans at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Vikings are 3.5-point favorites to topple the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday to start the 2021 NFL season.

If they hope to fulfill that spread with a win, this is the depth chart the team will use to do so.



QB1: Kirk Cousins
QB2: Sean Mannion
QB3: Kellen Mond

Running Back

RB1: Dalvin Cook
RB2: Alexander Mattison
RB3: Ameer Abdullah


FB1: C.J. Ham

Wide Receiver

WR1: Adam Thielen
WR2: Justin Jefferson
WR3: K.J. Osborn
WR4: Ihmir Smith-Marsette
WR5: Dede Westbrook

Tight End

TE1: Tyler Conklin
TE2: Brandon Dillon
TE3: Chris Herndon
TE4: Ben Ellefson

Left Tackle

LT1: Rashod Hill

Right Tackle

RT1: Brian O’Neill
RT2: Blake Brandel


C1: Garrett Bradbury
C2: Mason Cole

Left Guard

LG1: Ezra Cleveland

Right Guard

RG1: Oli Udoh
RG2: Wyatt Davis


Left Defensive End

LDE1: Danielle Hunter
LDE2: Stephen Weatherly
LDE3: Patrick Jones II

Right Defensive End

RDE1: D.J. Wonnum
RDE2: Everson Griffen
RDE3: Patrick Jones II

Nose Tackle

NT1: Michael Pierce
NT2: Armon Watts
NT3: James Lynch

3-Tech Defensive Tackle

3DT1: Dalvin Tomlinson
3DT2: Sheldon Richardson

Strongside Linebacker

SLB1: Blake Lynch
SLB2: Ryan Connelly

Middle Linebacker

MLB1: Eric Kendricks
MLB2: Troy Dye

Weakside Linebacker

WLB1: Nick Vigil
WLB2: Chazz Surratt


CB1: Patrick Peterson
CB2: Bashaud Breeland
CB3: Mackensie Alexander
CB4: Kris Boyd
CB5: Harrison Hand
CB6: Cameron Dantzler

Strong Safety

SS1: Harrison Smith
SS2 Josh Metellus

Free Safety

FS1: Xavier Woods
FS2: Camryn Bynum

Special Teams


K: Greg Joseph


P: Jordan Berry

Long Snapper

LS: Andrew DePaola

Kick Returner

KR1: Ihmir Smith-Marsette
KR2: K.J. Osborn

Punt Returner

PR1: Dede Westbrook
PR2: K.J. Osborn
PR2: Ihmir Smith-Marsette

Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs every Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking fandom dates back to 1996. Listed guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doors (the band).