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Linval Joseph

27-Year-Old Defensive Tackle – Minnesota Vikings

2015 Defensive Stats

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56

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0.5

Int

0

FF

1

TD

0

2015 Defensive Projections

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2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

Joseph is a starting defensive tackle and strong against the run, but doesn't rate as well as a pass rusher. He's averaged three sacks over the past four seasons....

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2015 ADP:

Bye Week:  5

STATUS:  Probable     INJURY:  Toe      FRI PRACTICE:   DNP
HT: 6' 4"   WT: 329   DOB: 10/10/1988
College: East Carolina  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Linval Joseph Contract Information:

Signed a five-year, $31.5 million deal with the Vikings in March 2014.

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Joseph (foot) will have toe surgery during the offseason, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports

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Linval Joseph NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2010 21 NYG 6 8 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 22 NYG 16 49 34 15 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 23 NYG 16 59 33 26 4 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0
2013 24 NYG 15 59 34 25 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
2014 25 Min 16 47 28 19 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 26 Min 12 56 42 14 0.5 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Linval Joseph – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Defensive Tackle

Snap Count Stats

532

Defensive Snaps in 2015

Linval Joseph was on the field for 532 of his team's snaps on defense in 2015.

40

Special Teams Snaps in 2015

Linval Joseph was on the field for 40 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2015.

Year Def ST
2013 539 25
2014 728 76
2015 532 40
Linval Joseph 2015 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 @SF 49 6 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Det 35 2 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 SD 41 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @Den 36 4 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 BYE Bye Week
6 KC 43 2 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @Det 44 3 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @Chi 48 5 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 StL 55 5 10 7 3 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 @Oak 46 2 7 4 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
11 GB 65 6 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 @Atl 39 2 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Sea
14 @Ari
15 Chi
16 NYG 31 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 @GB
Playoffs Sea 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Linval Joseph  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Defensive Tackles
Height:   6' 4"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   329 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash
Not Available
Shuttle Time
Not Available
Cone Drill
Not Available
Arm Length:   34.50 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   10.00 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump
Not Available
Broad Jump
Not Available
Bench Press:   39 reps
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Linval Joseph: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Joseph (foot) is listed as active Sunday versus the Seahawks.

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Joseph (foot) is considered probable for Sunday's playoff game versus Seattle.

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Joseph (foot) was a limited participant in practice on Wednesday, Mark Craig of the Star Tribune reports.

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Joseph (foot) is inactive for Sunday’s game against the Packers.

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Joseph (foot) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Packers.

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Joseph (foot) is listed as active Sunday versus the Giants.

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Joseph (foot) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Giants.

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Joseph (foot) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bears, Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Joseph (foot) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bears.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

Joseph has been a very consistent player over the last three years, averaging 55.7 tackles per season while also recording nine sacks in that span. He's a big body that is primary focused on stopping the run, although his sack total shows that he can break through into the backfield. With the departure of Jared Allen in the offseason, the Vikings will be desperate for someone to fill the pass-rushing void. Joseph isn't likely to get close to 10 sacks, but half may not be unreasonable.

2013

Starting interior defensive lineman.

2012

Starting interior lineman, one of the keys to the team's run defense.

2011

Starting defensive tackle will clog the run and try to generate some push up the middle.

2010

Rookie tackle will be in the defensive line rotation as a reserve.