Vikings Depth Chart — Week 16 vs. Giants

Vikings Depth Chart -- Week 16 vs. Giants
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Here’s the Vikings Depth Chart — Week 16 vs. Giants, with Saturday’s game three days away.

The Minnesota Vikings are 3.5-point favorites at home this weekend versus the New York Giants. Minnesota clinched the NFC North last Saturday after a for-the-ages comeback versus the Indianapolis Colts. New York is 8-5-1 after outdueling the Washington Commanders on Sunday Night Football, plopping the blue team in firm playoff positioning down the stretch.

The Giants haven’t beaten the Vikings since 2013, a contest Minnesota fans will remember because quarterback Josh Freeman attempted to lead the charge, albeit unsuccessfully.

The Vikings injury report actually looks pretty decent as of Tuesday, with center Garrett Bradbury as the only man who didn’t practice.

Vikings Depth Chart — Week 16 vs. Giants

— Offense Depth Chart —

Week 16 vs
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QB1: Kirk Cousins
QB2: Nick Mullens

Running Back

RB1: Dalvin Cook
RB2: Alexander Mattison
RB3: Kene Nwangwu


FB1: C.J. Ham

Wide Receiver

WR1: Justin Jefferson
WR2: Adam Thielen
WR3: K.J. Osborn
WR4: Jalen Reagor
WR5: Jalen Nailor

Tight End

TE1: T.J. Hockenson
TE2: Johnny Mundt
TE3: Nick Muse

Left Tackle

LT1: Christian Darrisaw
LT2: Blake Brandel
LT3: Vederian Lowe

Right Tackle

RT1: Brian O’Neill
RT2: Oli Udoh


C1: Garrett Bradbury (NO PRACTICE TUESDAY)
C2: Austin Schlottmann

Left Guard

LG1: Ezra Cleveland

Right Guard

RG1: Ed Ingram
RG2: Chris Reed

Vikings Depth Chart Ahead of Week 16 vs. Giants (cont.)

— Defense Depth Chart —

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Outside Linebacker

OLB1: Danielle Hunter
OLB2: Za’Darius Smith
OLB3: D.J. Wonnum
OLB4: Patrick Jones II
OLB5: Luiji Vilain

Defensive End

DE1: Dalvin Tomlinson
DE2: James Lynch
DE3: Ross Blacklock
DE4: Esezi Otomewo

Nose Tackle

NT1: Harrison Phillips
NT2: Khyiris Tonga

Middle Linebacker

MLB2: Troy Dye

Weakside Linebacker

WLB1: Jordan Hicks
WLB3: William Kwenkeu


CB1: Patrick Peterson
CB2: Cameron Dantzler
CB3: Chandon Sullivan
CB4: Kris Boyd
CB5: Duke Shelley
CB6: Kalon Barnes


S1: Harrison Smith
S2: Camryn Bynum
S3: Josh Metellus
S4: Theo Jackson

— Special Teams Depth Chart —

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K1: Greg Joseph


P1: Ryan Wright

Long Snapper

LS: Andrew DePaola

Kick Returner

KR1: Kene Nwangwu
KR2: K.J. Osborn

Punt Returner

PR1: Jalen Reagor
PR2: K.J. Osborn
PR3: Jalen Nailor

**This article will be modified in real-time with injury updates until kickoff.

Dalvin Tomlinson gets a crack at his old team, whereas former Vikings defensive coordinator Andre Patterson now coaches defensive linemen for the Giants. Too, Vikings QB Kirk Cousins has historically struggled versus New York, accounting for an out-of-character 10 touchdowns and 14 interceptions in 9 career starts against Giants.

Both teams also feature lowly defenses, so points could fly onto the scoreboard. The Vikings must stay one game ahead of the San Francisco 49ers in the standings, otherwise, if the teams have the same record, Minnesota would drop to the No. 3 seed. Saturday’s game is Minnesota’s final home game of the 2022 regular season.

Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his daily YouTube Channel, VikesNow. 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).