Ahhh the Minnesota Vikings. Picture might give it away but as I've stated, this is my least favorite team in the NFL so this will be interesting. Going to be tough being arguably the worst team in a very good division but it should be interesting nonetheless. Quarterbacks I can't imagine Bridgewater not winning the starting job. Cassel is bland and Ponder is, well, Ponder. Only way I don't see Bridgewater starting is if he plays really rough early on and I decide to start Cassel as a stop gap til Teddy develops a little bit more. I'm generally a believer in carrying two QBs and going into panic mode if something happens, so I can use the roster spot elsewhere, so there is no guarantee Ponder makes the team. Wide Receivers A very average group of wide receivers aside from Cordarelle Patterson. Greg Jennings is an alright option but I'm not too thrilled about his contract with his age. Cordarelle on the other hand I'm very excited about. I do think he deserves a slightly higher speed than 93 but it's evened out with good ACC and AGI traits. After that there's not much too get excited about. Jerome Simpson seems fairly overrated to be only 4 points less than Patterson but I suppose I shouldn't complain. With some development, Wright could end up being a decent WR2 or 3 in the future. But the future here is obviously Patterson. How long he stays a kick returner will depend on how often he gets injured. The rest of the depth chart remains to be seen as the two listed in the ratings release (L. Jean and R. Smith) are not on the Vikings depth chart so things may change by the time we start the league. Tight Ends Like the wide receivers, not a whole lot to get excited about. Kyle Rudolph will be serviceable enough but he's not going to blow the roof off. Not much to write home about after that. Not going to see many 2TE sets or see much out of this position if Rudolph goes down. I am intrigued by the 89 speed of A. Leonard but at a 69 overall there's a lot of improvements to be made for him to amount to much. Running Backs Finally something to get really excited about. One of the best running backs in the game in Adrian Peterson. It'd be even better if this were several Maddens ago but I expect a few more elite years from Peterson before he starts declining. His contract could be an issue however. Aside from AD, it gets pretty messy. Asiata may be a solid back up in the NFL but he likely won't cut it here with an abysmal 79 speed. I swear there has to be an offensive lineman faster than that. McKinnon will be groomed to take over once the Peterson decline commences. Fullbacks don't need much of a discussion so I'll leave it at Felton will be the only one on the roster. Offensive Line Overall, a pretty solid offensive of line. Right side is definitely the strong side with Loadholdt anchoring it down. Only real surprise here for me is Matt Kalil. Lineman generally develop fairly well but a little surprised to see him just at 80 OVR. I thought he'd be closer to an 85. Only immediate move will be to figure out who to move to RT to make a back up to Loadholdt but otherwise not much work needed for an already solid O-Line. Defensive Line Nothing too exciting here. Joseph is a nice addition and I think Floyd can develop into a solid second DT and they should hopefully make a solid one-two punch. I'm not sold on Griffen or Robinson at the two DE positions and if I remember correctly, Griffen's contract isn't that great. Linebackers An area I have very mixed feelings about. I love the potential of Anthony Barr at OLB. Has very similar stats to my DE so there is some versatility there. I love speed at the LB position so even if I keep him there I'll enjoy it. I'm not very excited about either other spots. Greenway is solid but is getting up there in age. However MLB will be a top need of mine. No viable options, Brinkley is best rated but is extremely slow. At 73 speed he's just ratings faster than my fast offensive lineman. Secondary A promising secondary which is something I'll need in this division. Munnerlyn will be the guy for a while but I like Rhodes' potential to become my top corner in a year or two. One guy I'm very interested in is Josh Robinson. Sloppy but very fast with 97 speed. If I can develop his other skills he could be a very serviceable corner, possibly even become the starter opposite Rhodes in a couple years. As far as safeties go, I have a solid young one in Harrison Smith. Lacks a little in the speed department but makes up for it with some decent power from the FS position. Sanford is nothing to get excited about as a SS but he'll be serviceable until I can find a replacement.