Vikings Seeing Major Rise From Sleeper Playmaker

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With a ton of injuries, the Minnesota Vikings have seen a player emerge as they have turned their season around.

The Vikings have had a very tough season, as a slow start to the season has been turned around of late. Even though the Vikings have turned the season around, they have been doing so without some of their top players.

Over the last two weeks, Joshua Dobbs might have had some of the best moments of the season, as he has been able to come in and potentially cement himself as a long-term option in Minnesota. Dobbs just showed up to Minnesota without knowing much about the playbook and found a way to win back-to-back games.

One of the biggest injuries for the Vikings this season was Justin Jefferson going down. As one of the best wide receivers in the league, replacing Jefferson’s production is impossible, but the team has found ways to win without him.

In Jefferson’s absence, one player who has stepped up for the Vikings has been Brandon Powell. Powell has bounced around the league a bit, but has been productive for the Vikings So far this season, Powell has totaled 19 receptions, 192 receiving yards, and one receiving touchdown. The receiving touchdown this season from Powell helped the Vikings secure the win in Week 9 and was the first time he reached the endzone since 2020 with the Atlanta Falcons.

With Jefferson expected to be back soon, it will be interesting to see where Powell will fit in the offense for the Vikings. He has certainly been a good contributor this season, but the Vikings have some good depth at the position.

Furthermore, while the wide receiver corps gets healthy for the Vikings, it is good to know that they have a player like Powell who can come in and contribute. Hopefully for Powell, all of his hard work this season will continue to pay off.

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