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Visanthe Shiancoe

Visanthe Shiancoe - #80 - TE

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 6' 4"/ 250 lbs.
Birthday 06/18/1980
Birthplace Laurel, MD
College Morgan State
Years played 11
Drafted 2003, 3rd round, 27th pick by Giants

Vikings fantasy focus

Posted Nov. 26, 2010 @ 6 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the Vikings' fantasy prospects as they head to D.C. to face the 5-5 Redskins in Week 12.

Hard to believe Vikings aren't dead

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 7:06 p.m. ET
At 3-6 now, the signs point to the Vikings' circus ending unhappily ever after, and it might happen without their current ringleader after a certain point very soon.

Vikings fantasy focus

Posted Nov. 12, 2010 @ 2:58 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the Vikings' fantasy forecast for the Week 10 contest against the Bears in Chicago.

Vikings' fantasy focus: Week Eight

Posted Oct. 28, 2010 @ 6:56 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the Vikings' players' fantasy potential heading into Week Eight's game against the Patriots.

Shiancoe, Sullivan miss practice for Vikings

Posted Oct. 04, 2010 @ 1:54 p.m. ET
The Vikings reconvened for their first post-bye practice without two offensive starters.

Lions' Felton may be in line for more carries

Posted Oct. 02, 2010 @ 3:19 p.m. ET
If Kevin Smith proves unable to fill the bill as Detroit's power back, the team may turn to FB Jerome Felton, according to NFC North Whispers.

Vikings MVP Meter: Week Two

Posted Sept. 21, 2010 @ 2:13 a.m. ET
Despite being stopped by the Dolphins on 4th-and-goal, RB Adrian Peterson has been the Vikings' most valuable player through two games.

They said it: Vikings edition

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 3:26 p.m. ET
Quotes following the Vikings' Week Two loss to the Dolphins on Sunday.

Vikings must make changes offensively

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 8:59 p.m. ET
Vikings TE Visanthe Shiancoe had it right when he pointed out that his fellow offensive players were not on the same page in the team's 14-10 loss to the Dolphins Sunday.

Vikings need to find other receiving options

Posted Sept. 10, 2010 @ 8:07 p.m. ET
It became clear after the first half against the Saints that the Vikings had one go-to receiver: TE Visanthe Shiancoe. They must find others with Sidney Rice out.

With Favre on board, Vikings need healthy receivers

Posted Aug. 20, 2010 @ 4:05 p.m. ET
Now that Brett Favre has given the word that he'll be playing this season, the Vikings must make sure that their talented pass catchers are up to full speed.

Fitz's Four-Course Fantasy Feast

Posted Aug. 11, 2010 @ 1:25 p.m. ET
What effect would the presence or absence of Brett Favre have on other Vikings skill-position players, such as WR Percy Harvin? Pat Fitzmaurice offers his insights into this and other fantasy draft-related issues.

Tight ends deserve the love, too

Posted June 30, 2010 @ 9:09 a.m. ET
The position has gone from vogue to passé and might now be back in again. But why don’t tight ends like Philadelphia's Brent Celek get the true recognition they deserve?

Shiancoe, Vikings talking contract extension

Posted June 27, 2010 @ 11:36 a.m. ET
According to "NFC Whispers," the Vikings are discussing a contract extension with TE Visanthe Shiancoe even though the player's current contract runs through 2011.


Posted Nov. 27, 2011
Shiancoe, who was questionable due to a strained hamstring, is starting in Sunday's game against Atlanta but backup tight end Kyle Rudolph is out with a bruised quadriceps.||||||| Shiancoe has topped 50 yards in only one of 10 games this season and has scored two touchdowns.
Posted Oct. 02, 2011
Shiancoe had team highs of six receptions for 58 yards in Sunday's 22-17 loss to the Chiefs.||||||| Shiancoe came into the game with four catches for 36 yards.
Posted Aug. 18, 2011
Shiancoe will be held out of Saturday's preseason game at Seattle.||||||| Shiancoe is still working on a pulled hamstring that kept him out of the preseason opener.
Posted Sept. 26, 2010
Shiancoe has left the game with a leg injury, and his return is questionable. He was hurt early in the third quarter on Sunday against Detroit. Team trainers were working on the back of his right leg, in the hamstring area.||||||| With the passing attack struggling, the Vikings can't afford to lose Shiancoe for a long time. He had 10 catches for 162 yards and a touchdown in their first two games, accounting for more than 40 percent of their passing production.
Posted Sept. 20, 2010
Shiancoe had six catches for 86 yards in the Vikings' 14-10 loss to Miami in Sunday's home opener.||||||| It was another strong day for Shiancoe, who continued to be the favorite target of gunslinging Brett Favre. Shiancoe's owners should monitor the transaction wire for the next few weeks to make sure the panic-striken Vikings don't swing a deal for San Diego's Vincent Jackson, who could take that title away from the veteran tight end.