Vikings Depth Chart Ahead of Week 5 vs. Bears

Vikings Depth Chart Ahead of Week 5 vs. Bears
Oct 2, 2022; London, United Kingdom; Minnesota Vikings place kicker Greg Joseph (1) kicks a field goal out of the hold of Ryan Wright. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports.

Vikings Depth Chart Ahead of Week 5 vs. Bears

The Minnesota Vikings are 7.5-point favorites at home this weekend versus the Chicago Bears. Minnesota sits atop the NFC North, thanks to tiebreakers. Chicago needs a road win to avoid a 2-3 hole. They’ll face the Vikings, with Justin Fields making his Minneapolis debut as a starting quarterback. Andy Dalton was at the helm when the teams hooked up last year in Minnesota.

The Vikings injury report is in relatively good shape. A handful of players were limited in practice this week, but outside of Lewis Cine, none have major injuries as of October 6th.

Here’s the depth chart for Week 5:

— 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 (QUESTIONABLE)
WR6: Dan Chisena

Tight End

TE1: Irv Smith Jr.
TE2: Johnny Mundt
TE3: Ben Ellefson (OUT – IR)
TE4: Nick Muse

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 5 vs. Bears (cont.)

— Defense Depth Chart

Oct 3, 2021; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings cornerback Cameron Dantzler. Mandatory Credit: Matt Blewett-USA TODAY Sports.

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
NT2: Khyiris Tonga

Middle Linebacker

MLB1: Eric Kendricks
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 (QUESTIONABLE)

Safety

S1: Harrison Smith
S2: Camryn Bynum
S3: Josh Metellus
S4: Myles Dorn

— Special Teams Depth Chart

Oct 2, 2022; London, United Kingdom; Minnesota Vikings punter Ryan Wright. Mandatory Credit: Peter van den Berg-USA TODAY Sports.

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

**This article will be modified in real-time with injury updates until kickoff.




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).