Minnesota Vikings 2-5 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1-5

 

Week 8 – Minnesota Vikings Fantasy Forecast

 

 

Play ‘Em If You Got ‘Em

 

Jerick McKinnon – 15th Ranked RB

McKinnon got back on track last week rushing for over 100 yards. He is out touching the ball and out performing the other backs including Asiata. This week he goes up against Tampa Bay that give up the 4th most fantasy points to Running Backs. McKinnon could have his best game this season in Week 8 so don’t miss your chance to play him.

 

Blair Walsh – 13th Ranked K

Although the Vikings lost, Walsh scored more points then the entire offense. As long as they get the ball down the field Walsh can do the rest. This might be the game of the field goals.

 

Minnesota Defense – 7th Ranked DEF

If you play a different defense every week then I hope you picked up the Vikings Defense. Last week they got 15 fantasy points against the Bills. This week should be another great week since Tampa Bay gives up the 4th most fantasy points to Defenses.

 

Gut Calls

 

Cordarrelle Patterson – 51st Ranked WR

Well congrats to Patterson for his 1st touchdown on the season. Don’t get too excited, he still is Mr. Under 6 Points. With the touchdown, Patterson only had 2 receptions for 9 yards. I would have benched him but the Vikings are playing the Buccaneers and they give up the most fantasy points to Wide Receivers. This one hurts.

 

Greg Jennings – 58th Ranked WR

Jennings although older then Patterson seems to get himself open often enough to get the most targets on the team and took 6 of those targets for 77 yards against Buffalo. This week he could have a nice day against Tampa Bay.

 

Bench Warmers

 

Teddy Bridgewater – 26th Ranked QB

I know that I have moved everyone up for the Vikings because they are playing Tampa Bay but Bridgewater isn’t the only one that needs to improve for him to be fantasy worthy. The offensive line for the Vikings is awful and injured. If they continue to let the Rookie Quarterback get sacked and not give him enough time to look down field then Bridgewater will continue to have no fantasy worth.

 

Matt Asiata – 45th Ranked RB

Asiata had his moment to be the starting Running Back when Peterson was deactivated but sadly that time is gone. He just isn’t as strong of runner as McKinnon. Hopefully you already dropped him for some fantasy potential in the position.