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TE Rhett Ellison - Minnesota Vikings

6-5, 251Born: 10-3-1988College: Southern CaliforniaDrafted: Round 4

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Week 8: at Chicago Bears

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Mark and Joe say: Good matchup. This is the first clash between these NFC North rivals during the 2016 season. They'll meet again in Week 17. Sam Bradford got picked on by his former Philadelphia teammates last weekend, and wound up with 24/41 for 224 yards passing, one TD and one interception thrown, with six sacks taken for -35 yards. It was not the high-point of his stint in Minnesota. Cordarrelle Patterson led the team in receiving with seven targets for 7/67/1 receiving, while Kyle Rudolph led the team in targets with 11 for 5/55/0. Adam Thielen (five for 2/52/0) and Stefon Diggs (five for 2/18/0) helped move the chains but weren't very efficient with their chances. The Bears' pass defense helped rejuvenate Aaron Rodgers last week, allowing him 39/56 for 303 net yards passing, three TDs with zero interceptions thrown, and two sacks taken for -23 yards. Two weeks ago Chicago gave up 20/33 for 263 net yards passing, one TD and one interception thrown to Blake Bortles and company (with two sacks for -8 yards). So far this year the Bears are ranked 16th in the NFL averaging 243.4 net yards passing per game, but they have handed out 10 passing scores vs. four interceptions (tied for 20th in the NFL) and 15 sacks (tied for 14th) generated. From Week Five to Week Seven of the 2016 season (over the last three weeks), Chicago has averaged 23.7 fantasy points allowed per game to opposing quarterbacks (sixth-most in the NFL); and 39.5 fantasy points per game allowed to wide receivers (most in the NFL); with 5.1 fantasy points given up per game to tight ends (14th-least). Advantage, Minnesota - this looks like a good week for Bradford to bounce back, along with his wide receivers. Also, the rushing matchup isn't favorable, so if the Vikings want to win they'll need to go through Bradford's passing arm.

Recent Stats and Projections

4 vs NYG 16 1 2 0 0 0.2
7 at PHI 13 0 0 0 0 0
8 at CHI PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * * *
8 at CHI PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2016 Week 4 vs NYG (1 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)

Rhett Ellison was relegated to blocking duty and special teams play, but was the target of one dump off pass by the quarterback.

2016 Week 3 vs CAR (1 / 1 / 18 / 0 rec)

Ellison spent most of his 21 offensive snaps blocking, with the occasional route thrown in to keep things interesting. He did make a nice catch and run for an 18-yard gain and a first down. The rest of his time on the field was spent with the special teams unit.


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