26-Year-Old Defensive Tackle – Minnesota Vikings
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....
2015 ADP: –
Bye Week: 5
Linval Joseph Contract Information:
Signed a five-year, $31.5 million deal with the Vikings in March 2014.
Joseph had a sack in Sunday's loss to Buffalo.
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Linval Joseph: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Joseph was shot in the leg by a stray bullet fired in a Minneapolis night club early Saturday morning. An innocent bystander, Joseph's injury was thankfully only a minor one and he was released from the hospital later on Saturday. Nonetheless, Joseph is expected to miss up to two weeks, but should be fine for Week 1. The first-year Viking's 59 tackles ranked fourth among all interior defensive linemen last season, while the same amount of stops saw Joseph lead his position in tackles during the 2012 campaign.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Joseph was apparently a bystander, but luckily, the injury is minor, and he's been treated and released. Over the last three seasons, he's averaged 55.7 tackles, three sacks, and one fumble recovery per year.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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.
Starting interior defensive lineman.
Starting interior lineman, one of the keys to the team's run defense.
Starting defensive tackle will clog the run and try to generate some push up the middle.
Rookie tackle will be in the defensive line rotation as a reserve.