TE Kyle Carter - Minnesota Vikings
|6-3, 244||Born: 0-0-0000||College: Penn St.||Drafted: ---|
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Week 15: vs Cincinnati Bengals
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FBG says: Neutral matchup. There's always the hanging implication that Teddy Bridgewater is just one rough Case Keenum start away from taking over the job - he reportedly came very close to getting the nod four weeks ago. But Keenum continues to run this offense well, and he'll likely close the season as the starter. Keenum has not only brought a relatively safe, solid presence to the Vikings' quarterback spot. He's also flashed dynamism, taking full advantage of his dazzling 1-2 wideout punch and producing touchdowns at a strong rate. Dating back to Week 8, he's averaging 277 yards - topping 280 in 5 of those 6 games - and 2.2 touchdowns, with 2+ scores in 5 of the 6. In Adam Thielen, one of the league's breakout stars in 2017, and Stefon Diggs, there's more than enough explosiveness in this passing game to keep Keenum rolling along. Always note his floor, but enjoy the ride, and take heart that he has such dynamic talent to work with.
The Bengals pass defense has actually remained the team's strength through a turbulent season. They're allowing the league's sixth-fewest passing yards (229 per game) and ninth-fewest touchdowns (1.23). Granted, most of those solid numbers have been built by facing a who's who of poor passing games. The Bengals have predictably struggled against the likes of Aaron Rodgers and Ben Roethlisberger. This unit is strong, but not necessarily prohibitive; prolific passing games don't have too much trouble working their way past. With both starting cornerbacks hurt - Adam Jones is on IR and Dre Kirkpatrick is uncertain after a Week 13 concussion - this unit could break apart going forward, and the Vikings' emerging pass game could feast.
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