Antoine Winfield Misses Practice: Fantasy Implications

PHILADELPHIA PA - DECEMBER 26: Antoine Winfield #26 of the Minnesota Vikings returns a fumble for a touchdown against Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles in the first half at Lincoln Financial Field on December 26 2010 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Vikings cornerback Antoine Winfield missed practice on Thursday. We break down the fantasy implications.

Minnesota Vikings cornerback Antoine Winfield was absent from practice on Thursday according to Judd Zulgad of ESPN. No other news was available on why the veteran corner was not participating.

UPDATE: Leslie Frazier confirmed that Winfield missed practice for personal reasons and is expected back on Friday.

Fantasy Analysis: Without much more info to go on, it's hard to say if Winfield will miss time or if this is just a one day thing until more news comes out. Winfield missed all but five games of 2011 and the Vikings were 26th against the pass and allowed the most passing touchdowns in the NFL. However, it's hard to say if the 35-year-old Winfield is still the shutdown corner that he used to be, but he did rack up 72 solo tackles from the position in 2010, with two sacks and two interceptions. The Vikings face the Jaguars on Sunday though, so it's possible that they'll be able to stop Blaine Gabbert even without Winfield.

For more on the Vikings, check out Daily Norseman and SB Nation Minnesota. For more fantasy info, check out the SB Nation Fantasy War Room 4-8pm ET Monday through Friday and 8am to 1pm on Sunday. Check out SB Nation's own Fantasy Football game, Pick 6!

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