Vikings Week 1 Depth Chart at Bengals

Dalvin Cook
Dec 13, 2020; Tampa, Florida, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (33) runs with the ball as Tampa Bay Buccaneers outside linebacker Shaquil Barrett (58) defends during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

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The Minnesota Vikings are 3.5-point favorites to topple the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday to start the 2021 NFL season.

If they hope to fulfill that spread with a win, this is the depth chart the team will use to do so.



QB1: Kirk Cousins
QB2: Sean Mannion
QB3: Kellen Mond

Running Back

RB1: Dalvin Cook
RB2: Alexander Mattison
RB3: Ameer Abdullah


FB1: C.J. Ham

Wide Receiver

WR1: Adam Thielen
WR2: Justin Jefferson
WR3: K.J. Osborn
WR4: Ihmir Smith-Marsette
WR5: Dede Westbrook

Tight End

TE1: Tyler Conklin
TE2: Brandon Dillon
TE3: Chris Herndon
TE4: Ben Ellefson

Left Tackle

LT1: Rashod Hill

Right Tackle

RT1: Brian O’Neill
RT2: Blake Brandel


C1: Garrett Bradbury
C2: Mason Cole

Left Guard

LG1: Ezra Cleveland

Right Guard

RG1: Oli Udoh
RG2: Wyatt Davis


Left Defensive End

LDE1: Danielle Hunter
LDE2: Stephen Weatherly
LDE3: Patrick Jones II

Right Defensive End

RDE1: D.J. Wonnum
RDE2: Everson Griffen
RDE3: Patrick Jones II

Nose Tackle

NT1: Michael Pierce
NT2: Armon Watts
NT3: James Lynch

3-Tech Defensive Tackle

3DT1: Dalvin Tomlinson
3DT2: Sheldon Richardson

Strongside Linebacker

SLB1: Blake Lynch
SLB2: Ryan Connelly

Middle Linebacker

MLB1: Eric Kendricks
MLB2: Troy Dye

Weakside Linebacker

WLB1: Nick Vigil
WLB2: Chazz Surratt


CB1: Patrick Peterson
CB2: Bashaud Breeland
CB3: Mackensie Alexander
CB4: Kris Boyd
CB5: Harrison Hand
CB6: Cameron Dantzler

Strong Safety

SS1: Harrison Smith
SS2 Josh Metellus

Free Safety

FS1: Xavier Woods
FS2: Camryn Bynum

Special Teams


K: Greg Joseph


P: Jordan Berry

Long Snapper

LS: Andrew DePaola

Kick Returner

KR1: Ihmir Smith-Marsette
KR2: K.J. Osborn

Punt Returner

PR1: Dede Westbrook
PR2: K.J. Osborn
PR2: Ihmir Smith-Marsette

Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. 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).