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QB Matt Cassel - Minnesota Vikings

6-5, 230Born: 5-17-1982College: USCDrafted: Round 7

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Summary

With a new coaching staff and a rookie QB, you have to expect that Matt Cassel isn't going to be Minnesota's first option when the season starts. The job is basically going to be Bridgewater's to lose. Even if he struggles, Cassel wasn't exactly setting the world on fire last season, and you can bet that at some point, Bridgewater will be inserted no matter what. (May 29)

FBG Staff Rankings

QB Redraft - 35, 24, 24, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 33, 33, 33, 33, 33, 33, 33, 35, 35
QB Dynasty - 43, 39, 41, 44, 47, 49

Stats and Projections

YEARGCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDFumL
2011 KC 9 160 269 1713 10 9 25 99 0
2012 KC 9 161 277 1796 6 12 27 145 1
2013 MIN 9 153 254 1807 11 9 18 57 1 1
2014 PROJ-Dodds 7 112 185 * * * 18 * * *
2014 PROJ-Henry 6 87 150 * * * 15 * * *
2014 PROJ-Wood 5 100 155 * * * 10 * * *
2014 PROJ-Tremblay 12 248 409 * * * 33 * * *

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Latest News

Vikings | Matt Cassel to start (Mon Aug 25, 09:52 AM) - Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel was named the team's starting quarterback over QB Teddy Bridgewater.

Our View: We're not shocked by this. The nod goes to the veteran here in what was a close race in the preseason. Cassel loves throwing to Greg Jennings, so fantasy owners need to take note. Running a Norv Turner offense means there will be plenty of play-action passing for Cassel to target both Jennings and Cordarrelle Patterson. If he struggles, then Bridgewater will take over as the starter. He's the future at quarterback anyway, so consider Cassel's gig a part-time one.
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Vikings | Not ready to name starting QB (Sun Aug 24, 12:32 PM) - The Minnesota Vikings are not ready to name QB Matt Cassel as their starting quarterback at this point, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.

Our View: We could see Cassel begin the season as the starter, but expect rookie Teddy Bridgewater to take over at some point this year. In a Norv Turner offense, Bridgewater will have plenty of weapons around him to be a successful starter.
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Vikings | Matt Cassel could play whole first half in preseason game (Thu Aug 14, 02:01 PM) - Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel could play the entire first half of the team's second preseason game, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.

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2014 Schedule

1@ St. Louis Rams
2vs New England Patriots
3@ New Orleans Saints
4vs Atlanta Falcons
5@ Green Bay Packers
6vs Detroit Lions
7@ Buffalo Bills
8@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
9vs Washington Redskins
10--- BYE WEEK ---
11@ Chicago Bears
12vs Green Bay Packers
13vs Carolina Panthers
14vs New York Jets
15@ Detroit Lions
16@ Miami Dolphins
17vs Chicago Bears