Per PFF, the Vikings Top 2022 Players from Best to Worst: After Week 6

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After Week 6, 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 6 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 6, visit here for offense and here for defense.

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The Vikings beat the Miami Dolphins in Week 6, 24-16, situating the club around 5th-best in the league status per national power rankings. Per FiveThirtyEight, Minnesota is also the 6th-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 6, according to PFF:

1. EDGE – Za’Darius Smith (83.2)
2. LT – Christian Darrisaw (79.8)
3. EDGE – Danielle Hunter (79.7)
4. WR – Justin Jefferson (78.8)
5. RT – Brian O’Neill (76.9)
6. QB – Kirk Cousins (75.4)
7. DL – Dalvin Tomlinson (75.3)
8. CB – Patrick Peterson (73.0)
9. RB – Dalvin Cook (72.1)
10. LG – Ezra Cleveland (70.6)
11. CB – Cameron Dantzler (70.4)
12. NT – Harrison Phillips (69.0)
13. EDGE – Patrick Jones (68.9)
14. WR – Adam Thielen (68.8)
15. RB – Alexander Mattison (66.2)
16. C – Garrett Bradbury (65.0)
17. SS – Harrison Smith (64.7)
18. EDGE – D.J. Wonnum (64.3)
19. WR – K.J. Osborn (61.3)
20. RG – Ed Ingram (61.2)
21. DL – Jonathan Bullard (60.2)
22. TE – Irv Smith (56.9)
23. LB – Eric Kendricks (56.5)
24. LB – Jordan Hicks (55.1)
25. FS – Camryn Bynum (53.6)
26. TE – Johnny Mundt (53.0)
27. CB – Chandon Sullivan (50.2)
28. FB – C.J. Ham (48.0)




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).