Per PFF, the Vikings Top 2022 Players from Best to Worst: After Week 3

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Sep 19, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Minnesota Vikings offensive tackle Christian Darrisaw. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports.

After Week 3, 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 3 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 3, visit here for offense and here for defense.

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Sep 25, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports.

The Vikings beat the Detroit Lions in Week 3, 28-24, situating the club around 9th-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 3, according to PFF:

1. FS – Josh Metellus (82.6)
2. EDGE – Za’Darius Smith (77.7)
3. EDGE – Danielle Hunter (77.6)
4. RT – Brian O’Neill (75.9)
5. LT – Christian Darrisaw (75.5)
6. QB – Kirk Cousins (72.8)
7. DL – Dalvin Tomlinson (72.1)
8. C – Garrett Bradbury (69.8)
9. RB – Alexander Mattison (69.5)
10. LG – Ezra Cleveland (68.7)
11. WR – Justin Jefferson (68.5)
12. RB – Dalvin Cook (67.1)
13. WR – Adam Thielen (66.5)
14. FS – Camryn Bynum (65.7)
15. WR – K.J. Osborn (65.5)
16. NT – Harrison Phillips (65.1)
17. SS – Harrison Smith (64.9)
18. TE – Johnny Mundt (63.6)
19. LB – Eric Kendricks (62.0)
20. CB – Patrick Peterson (61.5)
21. FB – C.J. Ham (59.9)
22. TE – Irv Smith (59.4)
23. DL – Jonathan Bullard (58.1)
24. CB – Cameron Dantzler (58.0)
25. CB – Chandon Sullivan (56.6)
26. RG – Ed Ingram (56.2)
27. EDGE – D.J. Wonnum (55.2)
28. LB – Jordan Hicks (55.1)



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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).