Minnesota Vikings running back Ty Chandler carried the ball 11 times for 24 yards in Saturday's preseason loss to the Tennessee Titans. His longest carry went for seven yards, as it was a tough night for the Minnesota backfield as a whole in the 24-16 loss. Chandler is competing for playing time with Kene Nwangwu and rookie DeWayne McBride, but it looks like he has the best shot at being the RB2 in this offense behind the clear starter Alexander Mattison. If he can hold onto the backup job as we near the regular season, Chandler would be nothing more than a handcuff to Mattison who projects to see the lion's share of touches in the Minnesota backfield. Fantasy managers can eye the North Carolina product towards the end of drafts in deep formats.
Aug 20, 2023 10:42 AM EST
Neither Chandler nor Kene Nwangwu has a a clear lead on the backup running back role to Alexander Mattison as both have questions about their abilities in pass protection, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.
Aug 7, 2023 6:44 AM EST
Chandler struggled at Tuesday's practice after replacing a banged-up Alexander Mattison, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.
Aug 2, 2023 1:28 PM EST
Offensive coordinator Wes Phillips told reporters Thursday that Chandler will "have to be" ready to take on an increased role, with the Vikings slated to part ways with Dalvin Cook, Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com reports.
Jun 8, 2023 1:35 PM EST
Chandler posted six rushes for 20 yards during Sunday's 29-13 win against the Bears.
Jan 9, 2023 10:33 AM EST
Chandler (coach's decision) is inactive Sunday against the Packers.
Jan 1, 2023 12:11 PM EST
The Vikings activated Chandler (thumb) from injured reserve Wednesday.
Dec 28, 2022 11:50 AM EST
Chandler (thumb) was designated to return from injured reserve Wednesday.
Dec 7, 2022 9:33 AM EST
Minnesota placed Chandler (thumb) on its injured reserve list Tuesday.
Oct 11, 2022 2:41 PM EST
Chandler is expected to miss multiple weeks due to a broken thumb, however, no decision has been made about whether he will go on IR, according to head coach Kevin O'Connell, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Oct 10, 2022 12:49 PM EST
Chandler will likely sit out for a few weeks after suffering a fractured thumb during Sunday's 29-22 win over the Bears, Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com reports.
Oct 9, 2022 1:53 PM EST
Chandler is out for the remainder of Sunday's game against the Bears with a hand injury.
Oct 9, 2022 11:56 AM EST
Chandler will be active Sunday against the Bears, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Oct 9, 2022 8:43 AM EST
Chandler (coach's decision) is inactive Sunday against the Lions.
Sep 25, 2022 8:50 AM EST
Chandler (coach's decision) is inactive Monday against the Eagles.
Sep 19, 2022 4:13 PM EST