The Vikings’ Depth Chart Going into their Week 11 Game in Denver

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Russell Wilson hasn’t inspired fear in the opposition for a little while, but the Broncos are now playing surprisingly competent football.

Is Minnesota up to the task of pulling off the road win at elevation? Does the Vikings’ depth chart — complete with various bumps, bruises, and blemishes — have enough healthy talent to secure the victory? We’ll soon find out when Kevin O’Connell’s crew gets tossed into the spotlight on Sunday Night Football.

NFL: New Orleans Saints at Minnesota Vikings
Nov 12, 2023; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Ty Chandler (32) celebrates his touchdown against the New Orleans Saints in the second quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

The Akayleb Evans and Jordan Hicks injuries further deplete the talent on a team that has gone through (far) more than its fair share of injury troubles. The answer will be to elevate Mekhi Blackmon and Ivan Pace, but the concern rests in when those guys need a breather and/or if the team experiences more injuries.

What about Alexander Mattison? He has a shot to play, but there’s no guarantee since he had a concussion during last week’s game. More Ty Chandler will be the answer (at least initially).

And, of course, Justin Jefferson hovers over nearly everything in Minnesota. The team’s undisputed best player has had a chance to get back onto the field but the team is wisely being cautious with their cornerstone player. No doubt about it, though, seeing #18 back onto the field will represent a humongous boost. Everything gets easier with Jefferson in the captain’s chair.

All of the sudden, Jordan Addison and T.J. Hockenson get more freedom since defenses simply cannot devote as many resources toward slowing them down. Instead, they need to put an extra bucket on Jefferson, so Josh Dobbs will be working with what should be an unguardable trio. And what about K.J. Osborn’s health? Well, that’s the cherry on top. The 4th-year receiver will be back for Denver.

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Aug 5, 2023; Eagan, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) and wide receiver K.J. Osborn (17) during training camp at Twin Cities Orthopedic Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Sean Payton remains deeply unpopular in Minnesota. Many still hold hard feelings over what happened in the NFC Championship Game following the 2009 season. While he is no longer an employee of the Saints, Payton will still attract plenty of disdain from Minnesota’s fans. Seeing the Vikings emerge victorious would be a very welcome sight for many.

Kickoff is scheduled to take place at 7:20 p.m. CST. Most often, the conversation about primetime games revolves around Kirk Cousins’ inability to get it done when the bright lights get turned on. The focus shifts to Dobbs, the new QB1 who is leading the Vikings toward an unexpected revival.

Let’s see what The Passtronaut has for Minnesota’s fans.

The Vikings’ Depth Chart: Week 11


Nov 12, 2023; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings head coach Kevin O’Connell celebrates with quarterback Joshua Dobbs (15) after a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints in the second quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports


QB1: Josh Dobbs
QB2: Nick Mullens
QB3: Sean Mannion

Running Back

RB1: Alexander Mattison
RB2: Ty Chandler
RB3: Kene Nwangwu


FB1: C.J. Ham

Wide Receiver

WR1: Jordan Addison
WR2: Brandon Powell
WR3: Jalen Nailor
WR4: Trishton Jackson
WR5: N’Keal Harry

Tight End

TE1: T.J. Hockenson
TE2: Josh Oliver
TE3: Johnny Mundt
TE4: Nick Muse

Left Tackle

LT1: Christian Darrisaw
LT2: David Quessenberry

Left Guard

LG1: Dalton Risner


C1: Garrett Bradbury
C2: Austin Schlottmann

Right Guard

RG1: Ed Ingram
RG2: Blake Brandel

Right Tackle

RT1: Brian O’Neill
RT2: Hakeem Adeniji


Nov 12, 2023; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara (41) is tackled by Minnesota Vikings safety Theo Jackson (25) and safety Josh Metellus (44) during the fourth quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Outside Linebacker

OLB1: Danielle Hunter
OLB2: D.J. Wonnum
OLB3: Patrick Jones
OLB4: Andre Carter

Defensive Line

DT/DE1: Harrison Phillips
DT/DE2: Jonathan Bullard
DT/DE3: Dean Lowry
DT/DE4: Khyiris Tonga
DT/DE5: Jaquelin Roy

Inside Linebacker

LB1: Jordan Hicks
LB2: Ivan Pace
LB3: Brian Asamoah
LB4: Troy Dye
LB5: Anthony Barr


CB1: Byron Murphy
CB2: Akayleb Evans
CB3: Mekhi Blackmon
CB4: Andrew Booth Jr.
CB5: NaJee Thompson
CB6: Joejuan Williams


S1: Harrison Smith
S2: Cam Bynum
S3: Josh Metellus
S4: Theo Jackson
S5: Jay Ward
S6: Lewis Cine

Special Teams

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Oct 15, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Minnesota Vikings cornerback NaJee Thompson (11) warms up before a game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Sabau-USA TODAY Sports


K1: Greg Joseph


P1: Ryan Wright

Long Snapper

LS1: Andrew DePaola

Kick Returner

KR1: Kene Nwangwu
KR2: Ty Chandler

Punt Returner

PR1: Brandon Powell
PR2: K.J. Osborn

K. Joudry is the Senior Editor for Vikings Territory and PurplePTSD. He has been covering the Vikings full time since the summer of 2021. He can be found on Twitter and as a co-host for Notes from the North, a humble Vikings podcast.