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Linval Joseph

29-Year-Old Defensive Tackle – Minnesota Vikings

2017 Defensive Stats

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39

Sacks

2.5

Int

0

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0

TD

0

2017 Defensive Projections

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2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

Joseph is one of the league's better run-stopping interior linemen. He only has 16.5 sacks in 97 career games, however, so his IDP value is limited. Still, he's a key player on Minnesota's defense....

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2017 ADP:  170

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  9

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:

Joseph signed a four-year, $50 million contract extension with the Vikings in August of 2017.

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Joseph upped his season sack to total to 2.5 in Sunday's 33-16 win over the Browns.

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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
2009 20 CFB 4 - - - - 0 0 - - - - - -
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
2016 27 MIN 16 77 37 40 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
2017 28 MIN 9 39 27 12 2.5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Linval Joseph – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Defensive Tackle
  1. Linval Joseph
  2. Shamar Stephen
Minnesota Vikings

Snap Count Stats

370

Defensive Snaps in 2017

Linval Joseph was on the field for 370 of his team's snaps on defense in 2017.

22

Special Teams Snaps in 2017

Linval Joseph was on the field for 22 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Def ST
2015 532 40
2016 720 54
2017 370 22
Linval Joseph 2017 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 NO 35 4 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Pit 48 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 TB 29 3 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Det 43 1 9 6 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @Chi 41 0 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
6 GB 39 1 4 1 3 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Bal 41 1 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @Cle 36 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 BYE Bye Week
10 @Was 58 6 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 LAR
12 @Det
13 @Atl
14 @Car
15 Cin
16 @GB
17 Chi

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
As Compared To Other Defensive Tackles
Height:   6' 4"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   329 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   5.09 sec
AVERAGE
Shuttle Time:   4.71 sec
WEAK
Cone Drill:   8.12 sec
TERRIBLE
Arm Length:   34.50 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   10.00 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   30 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   100 in
WEAK
Bench Press:   39 reps
ELITE
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Linval Joseph: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Joseph brought his season sack total to 1.5 with a half-sack in Sunday's 23-10 victory over the Packers.

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Joseph had nine tackles (six solo) and a sack in Sunday's 14-7 loss to the Lions.

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Joseph had three total tackles in Monday's win over the Saints.

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Joseph signed a four-year, $50 million contract extension with the Vikings on Saturday, ESPN's Kevin Seifert reports.

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Joseph (shoulder) will play Sunday against Washington, Matt Vensel of the Star Tribune reports.

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Joseph (shoulder) is questionable to play Sunday against the Redskins.

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Joseph had five tackles, a sack and a tackle for a loss in Sunday's win at Tennessee.

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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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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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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Linval may have been the best nose tackle in football last season with 56 tackles, eight tackles for loss, one-half sack, 26 quarterback hurries and defended a pass. He started just 12 games as he struggled with turf toe. His stats don't make him an option in most IDP leagues, but he's a key player on Minnesota's defense.

2015

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.

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.