Per PFF, the Vikings Top 2022 Players from Best to Worst: After Week 2

Per PFF, the Vikings Top 2022 Players from Best to Worst: After Week 2
Jan 3, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports.

After Week 2, these are the Minnesota Vikings grades from best to worst per Pro Football Focus. The scores are from the 2022 regular season and account for post-Week 2 standing.

This series will update the Vikings grades in real time each week after every game. Consider it a running total. For PFF grades specific to Week 2, visit here for offense and here for defense.

Per PFF, the Vikings Top Players from Best to Worst: After Week 1
Sep 11, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports.

The Vikings lost to the Philadelphia Eagles 24-7 in Week 2, nudging the franchise around 11th-best in the league status per national power rankings. Per FiveThirtyEight, Minnesota is also the 11th-likeliest franchise to win Super Bowl LVII.

Of note, only players who qualify for PFF‘s minimum snap count are listed.

These are the Vikings from best to worst through Week 2, according to PFF:

1. WR – Justin Jefferson (81.6)
2. RT – Brian O’Neill (80.9)
3. EDGE – Za’Darius Smith (69.2)
4. EDGE – Danielle Hunter (68.2)
5. RG – Ed Ingram (67.8)
6. CB – Cameron Dantzler (67.4)
7. QB – Kirk Cousins (66.8)
8. DL – Dalvin Tomlinson (65.7)
9. LB – Eric Kendricks (65.4)
10. SS – Harrison Smith (64.9)
11. DL – James Lynch (64.5)
12. LG – Ezra Cleveland (64.2)
13. RB – Alexander Mattison (64.0)
14. RB – Dalvin Cook (63.5)
15. NT – Harrison Phillips (62.8)
16. CB – Chandon Sullivan (62.4)
17. LT – Christian Darrisaw (61.8)
18. C – Garrett Bradbury (60.8)
19. CB – Patrick Peterson (59.6)
20. WR – Adam Thielen (58.0)
21. DL – Jonathan Bullard (57.1)
22. TE – Johnny Mundt (55.9)
23. WR – K.J. Osborn (55.6)
24. TE – Irv Smith (53.3)
25. FS – Camryn Bynum (52.4)
26. EDGE – D.J. Wonnum (48.9)
27. LB – Jordan Hicks (43.7)


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).