Per PFF, the Vikings Top 2022 Players from Best to Worst: After Week 8

Per PFF, the Vikings Top 2022 Players from Best to Worst: After Week 8
Oct 16, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) throws a pass against the Miami Dolphins during the second quarter at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Storry-USA TODAY Sports

After Week 8, 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 8 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 8 against Arizona, visit here for offense and here for defense.

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Oct 30, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports.

The Vikings beat the Arizona Cardinals in Week 8, 34-26, situating the club around 5th-best in the league status per national power rankings. Per FiveThirtyEight, Minnesota is also the 5th-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 8, according to PFF:

1. LT – Christian Darrisaw (85.8)
2. EDGE – Za’Darius Smith (84.4)
3. WR – Justin Jefferson (80.6)
4. EDGE – Danielle Hunter (79.9)
5. CB – Patrick Peterson (77.9)
6. RT – Brian O’Neill (76.5)
7. DL – Dalvin Tomlinson (74.6)
8. QB – Kirk Cousins (74.4)
9. LG – Ezra Cleveland (74.0)
10. RB – Dalvin Cook (73.9)
11. EDGE – Patrick Jones (72.2)
12. NT – Harrison Phillips (72.1)
13. RB – Alexander Mattison (71.2)
14. TE – T.J. Hockenson (69.4)
15. CB – Cameron Dantzler (68.4)
16. DL – James Lynch (66.6)
17. C – Garrett Bradbury (66.3)
18. SS – Harrison Smith (62.0)
19. LB – Jordan Hicks (60.3)
20. DL – Jonathan Bullard (60.2)
21. EDGE – D.J. Wonnum (60.1)
22. WR – K.J. Osborn (60.0)
23. LB – Eric Kendricks (57.5)
24. TE – Irv Smith (57.4)
25. RG – Ed Ingram (56.7)
26. FS – Camryn Bynum (55.9)
27. CB – Chandon Sullivan (54.0)
28. TE – Johnny Mundt (53.8)



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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).