6 Vikings Players in Danger of Losing Starting Role After Week 1

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6 Vikings Players in Danger of Losing Starting Role After Week 1
Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Vikings are reeling after a disappointing loss in Detroit. The season is young, but the Vikings roster is already in flux, and several starters in Week 1 could see their spots at risk—not just because of their performance but because of the talent behind them.

NFL teams nominally have 22 starters, but that figure can rise to include nearly half the team once you include the nickel corner, the third receiver, the primary fullback and the specialists, many or all of whom are considered starters for all intents and purposes.

Knowing that, it's surprising that almost a quarter of those starters could see themselves losing their spots in the coming weeks, especially for a team that capped their previous season with a surprising berth into the playoffs.

But roster flux is inevitable and the Vikings are more prone than other teams, given the uncertainty surrounding their squad and the poor play they've exhibited at times.

With six players at risk, the Vikings have about a quarter of their starters under pressure, and we could see a different roster by the time the Vikings leave the bye week, just after the Week 4 matchup in London against the Steelers.

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