Vikings Depth Chart Ahead of Week 3 vs. Lions

Vikings Depth Chart Ahead of Week 3 vs. Lions
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Vikings Depth Chart Ahead of Week 3 vs. Lions

The Minnesota Vikings are six-point favorites at home versus the Detroit Lions this weekend. Both teams are 1-1, with sights set on the postseason. The winner of the Week 3 matchup will pivot toward an early true-blue path toward the playoffs, while the loser begins to accept mediocrity as 2022 fate.

The Vikings injury report is lite, involving three names — safety Harrison Smith (concussion) and cornerback Andrew Booth (quad). They were both ruled out on Friday afternoon. Eric Kendricks is questionable with a toe injury but is expected to play.

Here’s the depth chart for Week 3:

— Offense Depth Chart —

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Quarterback

QB1: Kirk Cousins
QB2: Nick Mullens

Running Back

RB1: Dalvin Cook
RB2: Alexander Mattison
RB3: Kene Nwangwu
RB4: Ty Chandler

Fullback

FB1: C.J. Ham

Wide Receiver

WR1: Justin Jefferson
WR2: Adam Thielen
WR3: K.J. Osborn
WR4: Jalen Reagor
WR5: Jalen Nailor

Tight End

TE1: Irv Smith Jr.
TE2: Johnny Mundt
TE3: Ben Ellefson

Left Tackle

LT1: Christian Darrisaw
LT2: Blake Brandel
LT3: Vederian Lowe

Right Tackle

RT1: Brian O’Neill
RT2: Oli Udoh

Center

C1: Garrett Bradbury
C2: Austin Schlottmann

Left Guard

LG1: Ezra Cleveland

Right Guard

RG1: Ed Ingram
RG2: Chris Reed

Vikings Depth Chart Ahead of Week 3 vs. Lions (cont.)

— Defense Depth Chart

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Outside Linebacker

OLB1: Danielle Hunter
OLB2: Za’Darius Smith
OLB3: D.J. Wonnum
OLB4: Patrick Jones II
OLB5: Luiji Vilain

Defensive End

DE1: Dalvin Tomlinson
DE2: Jonathan Bullard
DE3: Ross Blacklock
DE4: James Lynch
DE5: Esezi Otomewo

Nose Tackle

NT1: Harrison Phillips

Middle Linebacker

MLB1: Eric Kendricks (QUESTIONABLE)
MLB2: Troy Dye

Weakside Linebacker

WLB1: Jordan Hicks
WLB2: Brian Asamoah

Cornerback

CB1: Patrick Peterson
CB2: Cameron Dantzler
CB3: Chandon Sullivan
CB4: Akayleb Evans
CB5: Kris Boyd
CB6: Andrew Booth (OUT)

Safety

S1: Harrison Smith (OUT)
S2: Camryn Bynum
S3: Josh Metellus
S4: Lewis Cine

— Special Teams Depth Chart

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Kicker

K1: Greg Joseph

Punter

P1: Ryan Wright

Long Snapper

LS: Andrew DePaola

Kick Returner

KR1: Kene Nwangwu
KR2: Ty Chandler
KR3: K.J. Osborn

Punt Returner

PR1: Jalen Reagor
PR2: K.J. Osborn
PR3: Jalen Nailor


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).