Per PFF, the Vikings Top 2022 Players from Best to Worst: After Week 5

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Nov 28, 2021; Santa Clara, California, USA; Minnesota Vikings offensive tackle Christian Darrisaw. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports.

After Week 5, 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 5 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 5, visit here for offense and here for defense.

Oct 2, 2022; London, United Kingdom; Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Dalvin Tomlinson. Mandatory Credit: Peter van den Berg-USA TODAY Sports.

The Vikings beat the Chicago Bears in Week 5, 29-22, situating the club around 7th-best in the league status per national power rankings. Per FiveThirtyEight, Minnesota is also the 8th-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 5, according to PFF:

1. LT – Christian Darrisaw (82.5)
2. DL – Dalvin Tomlinson (80.6)
3. WR – Justin Jefferson (77.1)
4. RT – Brian O’Neill (75.9)
5. CB – Cameron Dantzler (74.4)
6. QB – Kirk Cousins (74.3)
7. RB – Dalvin Cook (72.9)
8. LG – Ezra Cleveland (72.3)
9. EDGE – Za’Darius Smith (71.3)
10. NT – Harrison Phillips (71.2)
11. EDGE – Danielle Hunter (70.3)
12. RB – Alexander Mattison (67.3)
13. WR – Adam Thielen (66.7)
14. C – Garrett Bradbury (66.0)
15. EDGE – D.J. Wonnum (64.3)
16. CB – Patrick Peterson (62.9)
t17. LB – Eric Kendricks (61.7)
t17. RG – Ed Ingram (61.7)
19. SS – Harrison Smith (61.5)
20. WR – K.J. Osborn (61.1)
21. DL – Jonathan Bullard (60.9)
22. TE – Irv Smith (59.8)
23. LB – Jordan Hicks (57.9)
24. CB – Chandon Sullivan (55.7)
25. TE – Johnny Mundt (54.1)
26. FS – Camryn Bynum (51.2)



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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).