Vikings Depth Chart Ahead of Week 6 at Panthers

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The Minnesota Vikings are 2.5-point favorites versus the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium.

A win over Carolina evens the 2021 standing at 3-3, renewing hopes for a season that seemed on the brink of collapse when the Lions scored late in the 4th quarter during Week 5.

Also, here is the injury report — no Michael Pierce or Ben Ellefson.

And last week just before the win over Detroit, Minnesota deactivated these players: Kellen Mond (QB), Dalvin Cook (RB), Ihmir Smith-Marsette (WR), Michael Pierce (NT), Wyatt Davis (G), and Patrick Jones II (DE).

Cook and Smith-Marsette should be active on Sunday.

Here’s the depth chart for Week 6:

— Offense —


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: Dede Westbrook
WR5: Ihmir Smith-Marsette
WR6: Dan Chisena

Tight End

TE1: Tyler Conklin
TE2: Chris Herndon

** New TE signee Luke Stocker may be activated at TE3.

Left Tackle

LT1: Rashod Hill
LT2: Christian Darrisaw

** This seems like a gametime decision on the identity of LT1. Darrisaw may actually be the guy now.

Right Tackle

RT1: Brian O’Neill


C1: Garrett Bradbury
C2: Mason Cole

Left Guard

LG1: Ezra Cleveland

Right Guard

RG1: Oli Udoh
RG2: Wyatt Davis

— Defense — 

Left Defensive End

LDE1: Danielle Hunter
LDE2: Stephen Weatherly

Right Defensive End

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

Nose Tackle

NT1: Armon Watts
NT2: James Lynch

3-Tech Defensive Tackle

3DT1: Dalvin Tomlinson
3DT2: Sheldon Richardson

Strongside Linebacker

SLB1: Anthony Barr
SLB2: Blake Lynch
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: Mackensie Alexander
CB4: Kris Boyd
CB5: 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

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).