Per PFF, the Vikings Top Players from Best to Worst: After Week 11

Per PFF, the Vikings Top Players from Best to Worst: After Week 11
Nov 13, 2022; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Minnesota Vikings linebacker Danielle Hunter. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports.

After Week 11, 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 11 standing.

This series will update the Vikings grades in real time each week after every game. Consider it a running total.

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The Vikings lost to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 11, 40-3, situating the club around eighth-best in the league status per national power rankings. Per FiveThirtyEight, Minnesota is also the eighth-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 11, according to PFF:

1. LT – Christian Darrisaw (89.0)
2. WR – Justin Jefferson (87.3)
3. EDGE – Danielle Hunter (85.6)
4. CB – Patrick Peterson (80.8)
5. EDGE – Za’Darius Smith (80.7)
6. RT – Brian O’Neill (79.3)
7. LG – Ezra Cleveland (75.0)
8. DL – Dalvin Tomlinson (74.6)
9. NT – Harrison Phillips (73.5)
10. RB – Dalvin Cook (71.6)
11. QB – Kirk Cousins (70.6)
12. EDGE – Patrick Jones (69.8)
13. C – Garrett Bradbury (69.6)
14. TE – T.J. Hockenson (69.4)
15. WR – Adam Thielen (67.8)
16. RB – Alexander Mattison (67.5)
17. DL – James Lynch (65.4)
18. LB – Jordan Hicks (64.1)
19. SS – Harrison Smith (61.9)
20. DL – Jonathan Bullard (60.4)
t21. FS – Camryn Bynum (59.5)
t21. EDGE – D.J. Wonnum (59.5)
23. WR – K.J. Osborn (57.8)
24. TE – Irv Smith (57.4)
25. RG – Ed Ingram (54.8)
26. LB – Eric Kendricks (54.7)
27. CB – Chandon Sullivan (53.0)
28. TE – Johnny Mundt (47.8)


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).