Tyler Conklin

Vikings' Tyler Conklin (hamstring) expected to play in Week 17

Minnesota Vikings tight end Tyler Conklin (hamstring) is expected to play in the team's Week 17 tilt against the Green Bay Packers.

What It Means:

Conklin's presence on the field should be a welcome one with Adam Thielen (ankle) done for the season, but he'll have to draw targets from Sean Mannion this week with Kirk Cousins on the reserve/COVID list. Conklin has seen decent volume for a tight end this season, but expectations for his Week 17 performance (and the Vikings' offense) should be tempered with Mannion at quarterback.

Our models project Conklin to post 5 fantasy points this week with Mannion at quarterback. He'll vie for targets with K.J. Osborn behind star wideout Justin Jefferson.