Vikings Depth Chart Ahead of Week 14 vs. Steelers

The Minnesota Vikings are three-point favorites at home versus the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 14.

Mike Zimmer’s team is living on a prayer for playoff contention after losing in Detroit. The math suggests the team must win four of the next five games to play meaningful January football.

Also, here is the injury report — Christian Darrisaw and Adam Thielen are out. Camryn Bynum, Dalvin Cook, and Blake Lynch are questionable.

In addition, the Vikings will notably be without the services of Danielle Hunter, Everson Griffen, and Irv Smith Jr.

Here’s the depth chart for Week 13:

— Offense —


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

Running Back

RB1: Dalvin Cook (Questionable)
RB2: Alexander Mattison
RB3: Kene Nwangwu


FB1: C.J. Ham

Wide Receiver

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

Tight End

TE1: Tyler Conklin
TE2: Chris Herndon
TE3: Luke Stocker

Left Tackle

LT1: Oli Udoh
LT2: Rashod Hill

** This was the experiment in Week 13. Hill may return to LT1 against the Steelers.

Right Tackle

RT1: Brian O’Neill
RT2: Blake Brandel


C1: Garrett Bradbury

** This cold be Mason Cole if the Vikings scrap the Udoh-to-LT strategy.

Left Guard

LG1: Ezra Cleveland

Right Guard

RG1: Mason Cole
RG2: Wyatt Davis

— Defense — 

Left Defensive End

LDE1: D.J. Wonnum
LDE2: Patrick Jones II

Right Defensive End

RDE1: Tashawn Bower

** It is unclear when Kenny Willekes will actually play.

Nose Tackle

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

3-Tech Defensive Tackle

3DT1: Dalvin Tomlinson
3DT2: Sheldon Richardson

Strongside Linebacker

SLB1: Anthony Barr
SLB2: Blake Lynch (Questionable)
SLB3: 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: Cameron Dantzler
CB4: Mackensie Alexander
CB5: Kris Boyd
CB6: Harrison Hand

Strong Safety

SS1: Harrison Smith
SS2: Camryn Bynum (Questionable)

Free Safety

FS1: Xavier Woods
FS2: Josh Metellus

— Special Teams —


K: Greg Joseph


P: Jordan Berry

Long Snapper

LS: Andrew DePaola

Kick Returner

KR1: Kene Nwangwu

Punt Returner

PR1: Dede Westbrook
PR2: K.J. Osborn

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).