News: Patterson left Sunday's game against the Packers with knee and ankle injuries and is questionable to return.
Impact: Patterson went down awkwardly on a kickoff return and appeared to twist his right leg and knee as he went down. However, Patterson was able to pop up, after staying down momentarily, and seemed to be moving okay on the sideline, after the injury.
News: Rhodes (ankle) is listed as active Sunday against the Packers.
Impact: Rhodes has only been a modest IDP option this season with 31 tackles (23 solo), nine passes defended, and one interception, which is unlikely to change with the juggernaut that is Green Bay's offense on tap.
News: Banyard's teammate, Ben Tate, is active for Sunday's game against Green Bay.
Impact: It's not clear if Tate or Banyard will be the backup to Jerick McKinnon, with Matt Asiata out with a concussion. However, it seems likely Tate will be the backup and have a goal-line role, since he's active only a few days, after being added to the roster.
News: Tate is active for Sunday's game against the Packers, Albert Breer of NFL Network reports.
Impact: With Matt Asiata (concussion) out of commission, Tate is in line to handle a role in the Vikings' offense, which would likely take the form of Jerick McKinnon's primary backup. If the breakdown mimics previous weeks, Tate could be a touchdown vulture, but that's wholly unclear at this point.
News: Wright (hamstring) is listed as active Sunday versus the Packers.
Impact: Wright built up to a full showing by Friday's practice, meaning his hamstring issue is likely less of a concern than last Sunday. No matter, he's an unpalatable fantasy option, as he hasn't scored a touchdown this season, while surpassing 30 yards receiving in merely two of 10 contests.
News: Rudolph (groin) is active for Sunday's contest versus the Packers.
Impact: After logging just 14-of-47 snaps in his return to action last Sunday, Rudolph is set to surpass 29.8 percent usage, following a full week of practice. However, it's difficult to trust in the tight end, until he establishes a significant share of the Vikings' passing attack and the trust of Teddy Bridgewater.
News: McKinnon (back) is active for Sunday's contest against the Packers.
Impact: Slated to earn the bulk of the carries, due to Matt Asiata's bout with a concussion, McKinnon could take advantage of a Green Bay run defense that has allowed 4.5 YPC, but only one touchdown on the ground, in the last four games. While newcomer Ben Tate is expected to serve as McKinnon's backup, according to Albert Breer of NFL Network, it would surprise if McKinnon surrenders much of his typical workload.
News: Jennings (rib) is listed as active Sunday versus the Packers, Albert Breer of NFL Network reports.
Impact: This substantiates a report earlier Sunday from Breer. Because the Vikings could be in catch-up mode fairly early in the contest, Jennings could reach the end zone against a Packers defense that has given up eight touchdowns to wideouts over the past six games.