Matchup Analysis: Minnesota Vikings at Kansas City Chiefs

Vegas Prediction

Vegas says: Vikings 0, Chiefs 0

FBG Projections

TeamRushYardsTDCompAttPass YdTDINT

Minnesota Vikings Offense: overview

Points (vs AVG) (rank)Rush Yards (vs AVG) (rank)Pass Yards (vs AVG) (rank)
Vikings Offense26.4 (+3.9) (10)160 (+49) (3)236 (-3) (16)
Chiefs Defense22.6 (+0.2) (17)145 (+34) (30)232 (-7) (11)

Kansas City Chiefs Offense: overview

Points (vs AVG) (rank)Rush Yards (vs AVG) (rank)Pass Yards (vs AVG) (rank)
Chiefs Offense28.2 (+5.8) (4)83 (-27) (27)309 (+69) (2)
Vikings Defense16.5 (-5.9) (3)89 (-21) (7)224 (-14) (8)

Vikings Rushing offense

Great matchup vs. the Chiefs defense.

The Minnesota Vikings are, at their core, a run-heavy football team. Head coach Mike Zimmer appointed Kevin Stefanski as the team's offensive coordinator late last season with the explicit instructions to develop a successful and run-heavy offensive attack. In 2019, this has meant Dalvin Cook is one of the league's most-active running backs. Although Cook typically only plays about 68-percent of offensive snaps, he is averaging 19.5 carries and over 100-yards per game. In close games, Cook sees increased playing time, approaching nearly 80-percent of offensive snaps in each of Minnesota's two losses this season. Cook has recorded either 100 yards or 1 touchdown in every game this season, tallying both on 4 separate occasions already. He doesn't run behind a particularly imposing offensive line, but the Vikings are much better in the trenches at run-blocking than they are at pass-blocking. Minnesota's rushing production this season, even after expanding the passing attack over the last four games, has been incredible. A week 9 matchup against Kansas City's depleted run defense sets up perfectly for another impressive afternoon for Dalvin Cook on the ground.

The Kansas City Chiefs have been without their top two defensive linemen in recent weeks, as Frank Clark and Chris Jones have both missed extended time. Both enter week 9 with their status in doubt, leaving Emmanuel Ogbah to try to pick up the slack along the defensive line. Ogbah has been serviceable this season, but his talent and production pale in comparison to what Clark and Jones would likely provide the Chiefs. At linebacker, Reggie Ragland plays sparingly, but he has undoubtedly been the team's best run-stopping player at the second level. Damien Wilson and Anthony Hitchens see the majority of playing time for Kansas City at the second-level, but both are significant liabilities against the run. In the secondary, Tyrann Mathieu is the team's best run-stopper at the back-end of the defense. Opposite Mathieu at safety, rookie Juan Thornhill has impressed in coverage but is struggling against the run thus far in 2019, as he has missed a team-high eight tackles so far this season. Overall, the Chiefs' defense is a banged-up unit, and until they get healthy, they will field one of the league's worst run defenses. They currently rank 4th-worst in the NFL in fantasy points allowed to opposing running backs, and a matchup against the Minnesota Vikings' strong rushing attack will do very little to help improve this number. Expect Dalvin Cook to carry the ball early and often for the Vikings, en-route to another likely 100-yard day.

Vikings Passing offense

Neutral matchup vs. the Chiefs defense.

The Minnesota Vikings opened the 2019 campaign with 4 consecutive sub-225-yard passing games. Unsurprisingly, the lack of passing volume and production left Stefon Diggs and other Vikings' pass-catchers unhappy. Leading up to week five, Diggs voiced his concerns over the lack of volume that he and fellow top-end receiver, Adam Theilen, saw. Since then, the Vikings' passing attack has posted four straight games of at least 273 passing yards, averaging more than 31 points-per-game during that span. Kirk Cousins has taken his game to a new level over the last month, leading the NFL in yards-per-attempt and ranking second in passer rating. Over the last four games, Stefon Diggs has posted 24 receptions on 30 targets for 497 yards and 3 touchdowns. He is also the team's obvious deep threat, registering 498 air yards over that span, over twice as many as any other Minnesota pass-catcher. His running mate on the outside, Adam Thielen, missed last Thursday's game due to a hamstring injury. He is slated to play this weekend, and over his last three games, he has posted 212 yards and 4 touchdowns on 14 receptions. Aside from these two, running back Dalvin Cook is the lone notable producer through the air for Minnesota with 14 receptions for 179 yards in the previous 4 games. Cook's involvement is almost exclusively on screen and swing routes, registering -34 air yards over the last month. The Vikings' offensive line is a passable unit, grading neither as a strength nor a weakness for the offense. There is no excuse for an aerial attack as talented as Minnesota's to be as grossly underutilized as they were to open the season. In increased volume, as they've seen over the last month, they will almost certainly continue to post impressive numbers across the board.

Across the board, the Kansas City Chiefs field an average-to-slightly-above average pass defense. The Chiefs' defense is banged up right now, but the return of a handful of key contributors is on the horizon will potentially bolster the unit. Along the defensive line, Frank Clark and Chris Jones, the team's two leading pass-rushers, have both missed recent games, and are in doubt for week 9 against the Minnesota Vikings. In their absence, Emmanuel Ogbah has stepped up on the edge with 4.5 sacks through 8 games. At linebacker, Anthony Hitchens is an acceptable coverage linebacker, but his running mate, Damien Wilson, drags down the unit's overall capabilities against the pass. Nobody on Kansas City's active roster outside of the secondary has intercepted a pass yet this season, which makes sense considering the lack of play-makers throughout their injury-plagued defense. In the secondary, Chavarius Ward was strong in limited playing time in 2018, and he has followed that up with another impressive season in a much larger sample of playing time. Juan Thornhill, a rookie safety from Virginia, has impressed for the Chiefs this season, helping to compensate for offseason acquisition, Tyrann Mathieu's struggles during his first season in Kansas City. Cornerback Breshaud Breeland left last week's game with a shoulder injury, and his status for week 9 is in question. Morris Claiborne will likely fill in for Breeland, who had struggled mightily in 2019. Claiborne, although he was initially Breeland's backup, might be an improvement over Breeland in coverage. In all, in its current injured state, the Kansas Chiefs field a league-average pass-defense. Should Frank Clark or Chris Jones make a surprising return to the starting lineup this week, Kansas City's pass rush will immediately improve. The Minnesota Vikings' new-look passing attack will threaten Kansas City's secondary at every turn in week 9 in a matchup between a highly-efficient passing attack against an average pass defense.

Chiefs Rushing offense

Bad matchup vs. the Vikings defense.

Uncharacteristically, the Andy Reid-coached Chiefs have turned to a running-back-by-committee approach in 2019. Although Reid has typically favored a one-running back approach to his offense, the personnel has dictated a multi-pronged attack in the backfield. LeSean McCoy and Damien Williams usually combine for approximately 75-percent of snaps in the backfield, while Darrel Williams takes the leftovers. McCoy has out-snapped and out-carried both Damien and Darrel Williams in three straight games. So far, in 2019, McCoy has also been the most efficient of the group by far. At 5.2 yards-per-carry, McCoy is gaining over 1.1 more yards-per-carry than Darrel Williams, the team's next-most efficient running back. Damien Williams has posted an abysmal 2.1 yards-per-carry so far this season, falling well short of preseason expectations. Kansas City has been held under 100 rushing yards in 4 straight games, in large part thanks to a depleted offensive line. Eric Fisher and Austin Wylie, two of Kansas City's best offensive linemen, have both missed extended time this season. Both Fisher and Wylie are listed as questionable for week 9, and the return of one, or both, of the linemen, would provide a massive boost to Kansas City's rushing attack. A week 9 matchup against the Minnesota Vikings will be an exceptionally difficult matchup for the Chiefs to try to get the running game back on track.

The Minnesota Vikings have one of the league's toughest run defenses. Through the first half of the 2019 season, the Vikings have allowed the sixth-fewest fantasy points to opposing running backs. The Vikings' personnel at all three levels of the defense points towards the unit continuing to stifle rushing attacks week-in and week-out. Along the defensive line, Danielle Hunter, Everson Griffen, and Linval Joseph all grade as above-average run-stoppers, with Hunter ranking amongst the league's best defensive linemen against the run. At linebacker, Eric Kendricks ranks fifth in the NFL in total tackles, with 47 thus far in 2019. Kendricks has developed into one of the NFL's best all-around linebackers, especially against the run, where he is one of the best players in the entire NFL in run-support. In the secondary, Anthony Harris is an elite run-stopping safety. Harris is a sure tackler as well, with just one missed tackle on the season through eight games. Opposite Harris, Harrison Smith has long been one of the NFL's best all-around safeties. Although Smith has struggled in run support this season, his long track record as one of the premier defensive backs in run-support leads one to believe he will right the ship sooner rather than later. If Smith returns to his run-stopping ways of yesteryear, Minnesota may rise up the ranks even further, becoming arguably the best run defense in the entire NFL. Expect the Chiefs' deep stable of running backs to continue to struggle once again in week 9, as the Minnesota Vikings will likely dominate the battle in the trenches. This is shaping up to be a fifth consecutive sub-100-yard rushing day for the Kansas City Chiefs, barring an extreme outlier performance from either Kansas City's offense or Minnesota's defense.

Chiefs Passing offense

Tough matchup vs. the Vikings defense.

After dislocating his kneecap during a Thursday night game in week seven, Patrick Mahomes somehow claimed he would have been able to play in week eight if the team needed him to. Understandably, the Chiefs are being cautious with their franchise quarterback, and they will likely hold him out once again in week 9, but there is a chance he could play. If they do, backup Matt Moore is poised to make his second straight start. Before last week, Moore had taken zero snaps in practice with the first-team offense. Expectations were low for the veteran backup heading into the game against Green Bay's highly-rated defense, but he held his own with a 267-yard, 2-touchdown, 0-interception performance. Moore relied heavily upon Kansas City's top receivers, targeting either Tyreek Hill or Travis Kelce on nearly 50-percent of his total pass attempts. Hill finished the day with 6 catches on 9 targets for 76 yards, and Kelce ended up with 4 catches on 8 targets for 63 yards and 1 touchdown. The downgrade at quarterback obviously lessens the projected production for all Kansas City pass-catchers, but the top options remain heavily involved with Moore under center. The Chiefs' offensive line is missing two of its top pass-blockers, Eric Fisher and Austin Wylie. Both Fisher and Wylie are officially listed as questionable for this weekend's game against Minnesota. Should one, or both, of Kansas City's top-end offensive linemen return to action in week 9, the Chiefs' passing attack will get a sizable boost against a formidable Minnesota pass rush.

The Minnesota Vikings field one of the league's best pass defenses in 2019, and the talented personnel throughout this unit will almost certainly keep them near the top of the rankings for the foreseeable future. Along the defensive line, Danielle Hunter and Everson Griffen make up one of the league's most dangerous pass-rushing duos off the edge. Hunter ranks 4th in the NFL with 8.0 sacks, while Griffen has 4.5, himself. Then, at linebacker, Eric Kendricks is one of the best all-around linebackers. Kendricks thrives not only in run-support but also against the pass, with a team-leading 10 pass-breakups already this season. In the secondary, the Vikings field, arguably, the league's best coverage duo at the safety position. Anthony Harris and Harrison Smith are both elite all-around safeties, thriving against both the run and the pass. Harris ranks third in the NFL in interceptions, with three to his name already this season, tying his career-high total he posted last season. These two do an elite job of limiting chunk-plays through the air, as the Vikings have allowed only 1 passing touchdown over 30 yards to an opposing wide receiver. Relative to expectation, Minnesota's cornerbacks have struggled across the board, with near career-low numbers from each of Trae Waynes, Xavier Rhodes, and Mike Hughes. However, these struggles have been masked by elite production at all other levels of the defense. Expect the Minnesota Vikings' elite pass defense to give Matt Moore, and the Kansas City Chiefs' aerial attack fits in week 9. It will take an exceptional performance out of Matt Moore and the rest of Kansas City's offense to post another strong passing performance without Patrick Mahomes.

Chiefs vs QB

Season FPPG allowed rank (vs AVG)22 (+2.2)21 (+2.1)23 (+2.3)21 (+1.7)
Last 4 weeks FPPG allowed rank (vs AVG)20 (+1.3)20 (+1.2)22 (+1.7)20 (+1.6)
5Jacoby Brissett8118291510169113.513.511.911.9
6Deshaun Watson923042280121042232.232.231.431.4
7Joe Flacco6721342130000010.710.76.57.5
8Aaron Rodgers69233330530629030.

Kirk Cousins (FanDuel: $7800, DraftKings: $6700)

6vs PHI7122293334120031.731.728.331.3
7@ DET732434337404-3032.632.629.232.2
8vs WAS7223262850022014.514.511.611.6
9PROJ-Dodds21322501.70.7390. (H=46)20.1 (H=53)
9PROJ-Tremblay21322431.50.9360.118.518.518.5 (H=40)18.5 (H=46)
9PROJ-Bloom192622820.5240.119.919.919.9 (H=45)19.9 (H=53)

Chiefs vs RB

Season FPPG allowed rank (vs AVG)29 (+6.7)30 (+7.1)30 (+6.5)32 (+8.1)
Last 4 weeks FPPG allowed rank (vs AVG)31 (+10.9)32 (+12.3)32 (+11.4)32 (+13.6)
5Marlon Mack542913203316014.817.816.320.8
5Nyheim Hines172-10544604.
6Carlos Hyde562611611114019.020.017.522.0
6Duke Johnson3453404220111.413.412.413.4
7Royce Freeman42103515432012.716.714.716.7
7Phillip Lindsay271136011-403.
8Aaron Jones441367087159234.641.638.144.6
8Jamaal Williams3272213314115.618.617.118.6

Dalvin Cook (FanDuel: $9000, DraftKings: $9500)

6vs PHI451641122.013011.413.412.413.4
7@ DET5125142221.07026.927.927.430.9
8vs WAS512398165.073023.128.125.628.1
9PROJ-Dodds17890.84.0360.218.522.520.5 (H=41)22.5 (H=46)
9PROJ-Tremblay16760.74.0330.115.719.717.7 (H=32)19.7 (H=36)
9PROJ-Bloom201031.22.0140.119.521.520.5 (H=41)21.5 (H=42)

Alexander Mattison (FanDuel: $5400, DraftKings: $5000)

6vs PHI211463000.0006.
7@ DET21718000.0001.
8vs WAS191361022.0306.
9PROJ-Dodds9380.20.5405.45.95.7 (H=7)5.9 (H=8)
9PROJ-Tremblay7310.20.3204.54.84.7 (H=5)4.8 (H=6)
9PROJ-Bloom12580.30.0007.67.67.6 (H=12)7.6 (H=13)

C.J. Ham (FanDuel: $4500, DraftKings: $3000)

6vs PHI3400000.000000.00.0
7@ DET3919011.0517.
8vs WAS2200000.000000.00.0
9PROJ-Dodds0001.0700.71.71.2 (H=0)1.7 (H=1)
9PROJ-Tremblay0001.2900.92.11.5 (H=0)2.1 (H=2)

Ameer Abdullah (FanDuel: $4500, DraftKings: $3000)

6vs PHI600000.000000.00.0
7@ DET100000.000000.00.0
8vs WAS300000.000000.00.0
9PROJ-Dodds0000.000000.1 (H=0)0.1 (H=0)
9PROJ-Tremblay1200.5300.510.8 (H=0)1.1 (H=0)

Chiefs vs WR

Season FPPG allowed rank (vs AVG)7 (-3.9)7 (-5.1)7 (-4.1)7 (-5.6)
Last 4 weeks FPPG allowed rank (vs AVG)2 (-10.3)4 (-10.5)4 (-9.7)4 (-11.0)
5T.Y. Hilton67543700003.
5Zach Pascal44218011202.
6DeAndre Hopkins901295500005.514.512.016.5
6Will Fuller81954400004.
7Courtland Sutton64868700008.714.711.714.7
7Emmanuel Sanders59656000006.011.08.511.0
8Jake Kumerow35424800004.
8Allen Lazard46554200004.

Stefon Diggs (FanDuel: $7900, DraftKings: $7600)

6vs PHI45117.01673218036.543.540.046.5
7@ DET5987.0142000014.221.217.724.2
8vs WAS5777.0143000014.321.315.823.3
9PROJ-Dodds4.9760.513010.915.813.4 (H=22)15.8 (H=31)
9PROJ-Tremblay4.5710.40109.614.111.9 (H=18)14.1 (H=25)
9PROJ-Bloom5.0780.600011.416.413.9 (H=24)16.4 (H=33)

Adam Thielen (FanDuel: $7100, DraftKings: $7800)

6vs PHI5986.057110011.717.714.717.7
7@ DET921.02510008.
8vs WAS000.000000000.00.0
9PROJ-Dodds4.7610.50009.113.811.4 (H=19)13.8 (H=24)
9PROJ-Tremblay4.6640.50109.514.111.8 (H=20)14.1 (H=25)
9PROJ-Bloom5.0740.700011.616.614.1 (H=27)16.6 (H=33)

Olabisi Johnson (FanDuel: $5000, DraftKings: $4000)

6vs PHI2011.01600001.
7@ DET5284.0401000101412.014.0
8vs WAS5322.02700002.
9PROJ-Dodds3.1390.30005.78.87.3 (H=12)8.8 (H=21)
9PROJ-Tremblay1.6190.10002.54.13.3 (H=3)4.1 (H=5)
9PROJ-Bloom1.0110.10001.72.72.2 (H=1)2.7 (H=2)

Laquon Treadwell (FanDuel: $4500, DraftKings: $3000)

6vs PHI711.01500001.
7@ DET1000.000000000.00.0
8vs WAS1611.0100000.
9PROJ-Dodds1.3140.20002.63.93.3 (H=3)3.9 (H=7)
9PROJ-Tremblay0.2200000.20.40.3 (H=0)0.4 (H=0)
9PROJ-Bloom0.000000000.0 (H=0)0.0 (H=0)

Chiefs vs TE

Season FPPG allowed rank (vs AVG)13 (-0.7)21 (+1.1)19 (+0.2)20 (+0.9)
Last 4 weeks FPPG allowed rank (vs AVG)9 (-2.6)10 (-2.3)10 (-2.5)10 (-2.5)
5Jack Doyle59331901.
6Darren Fells80766906.912.99.912.9
7Noah Fant4851700.
8Jimmy Graham42532002.

Kyle Rudolph (FanDuel: $4500, DraftKings: $3300)

6vs PHI6833.03603.
7@ DET5565.058111.816.814.316.8
8vs WAS6033.01701.
9PROJ-Dodds2.5240. (H=6)6.1 (H=13)
9PROJ-Tremblay2.2200. (H=5)5.4 (H=11)
9PROJ-Bloom3.0260. (H=9)7.4 (H=19)

Irv Smith (FanDuel: $4700, DraftKings: $2700)

6vs PHI3922.02902.
7@ DET4165.06006118.511.0
8vs WAS4633.02102.
9PROJ-Dodds2.1240.135.14.1 (H=4)5.1 (H=12)
9PROJ-Tremblay1.8190. (H=3)4.3 (H=9)
9PROJ-Bloom3.0250. (H=7)6.7 (H=19)

Chiefs vs PK

Season FPPG allowed rank (vs AVG)14 (+0.0)14 (+0.0)12T (-0.2) (+0.0)
Last 4 weeks FPPG allowed rank (vs AVG)13 (-0.5)13 (-0.5)12 (-1.0) (+0.0)
5Adam Vinatieri4411131313.013.0
6Kaimi Fairbairn1223556.06.0
7Brandon McManus0100000.00.0
8Mason Crosby1144777.07.0

Dan Bailey (FanDuel: $--, DraftKings: $--)

6vs PHI1155888.08.0
7@ DET0166666.06.0
8vs WAS4411131316.016.0

Chiefs vs TD

Season FPPG allowed rank (vs AVG)1 (-3.3)1 (-3.3)2 (-4.2)2 (-4.2)
Last 4 weeks FPPG allowed rank (vs AVG)6T (-2.9)6T (-2.9)12 (-2.5)12 (-2.5)
5Indianapolis Colts13324401006610.010.0
6Houston Texans2430911100555.05.0
7Denver Broncos3027110000111.01.0
8Green Bay Packers2433720100444.04.0

Minnesota Vikings (FanDuel: $4500, DraftKings: $2700)

6vs PHI20.0040022100889.09.0
7@ DET30.0043321000443.03.0
8vs WAS9.00216411008812.012.0
9PROJ-Dodds24.203582.71.10.600. (H=17)8.2 (H=28)
9PROJ-Tremblay24.003782.51.10.600. (H=18)8.6 (H=30)

Vikings vs QB

Season FPPG allowed rank (vs AVG)12 (-1.3)11 (-1.3)12 (-1.3)11 (-1.1)
Last 4 weeks FPPG allowed rank (vs AVG)15 (-0.8)15 (-0.8)14 (-1.0)17 (-0.4)
5Daniel Jones69213818211312013.313.311.511.5
6Carson Wentz61264030621223024.624.621.524.5
7Matthew Stafford7630453644100033.233.229.632.6
8Case Keenum291216130000006.

Matt Moore (FanDuel: $6500, DraftKings: $4800)

6vs HOU000000000000.00.0
7@ DEN411019117101-
8vs GB5924362672013021.721.719.019.0
9PROJ-Dodds23372641.71.1250.1202020.0 (H=55)20.0 (H=74)
9PROJ-Tremblay12191340.80.61509.89.89.8 (H=16)9.8 (H=21)
9PROJ-Bloom22342291.81110.118.318.318.3 (H=47)18.3 (H=64)

Vikings vs RB

Season FPPG allowed rank (vs AVG)6 (-4.1)5 (-5.3)5 (-4.7)5 (-5.5)
Last 4 weeks FPPG allowed rank (vs AVG)9 (-5.4)7 (-7.0)8 (-5.9)7 (-7.7)
5Jon Hilliman44920021402.
5Elijhaa Penny25315011902.
6Miles Sanders193603386115.218.216.718.2
6Jordan Howard411349000004.
7J.D. McKissic195290323106.
7Ty Johnson4910290442805.
8Adrian Peterson31147602227010.312.311.312.3
8Wendell Smallwood12290211102.

LeSean McCoy (FanDuel: $6000, DraftKings: $4800)

6vs HOU29844022.0004.
7@ DEN261264022.01207.
8vs GB23940044.02306.310.36.39.3
9PROJ-Dodds11470.32.3140.18.510.89.7 (H=17)10.8 (H=25)
9PROJ-Tremblay10450.32.7190.18.811.510.2 (H=18)11.5 (H=28)
9PROJ-Bloom9400.22.0130. (H=12)9.1 (H=19)

Damien Williams (FanDuel: $5400, DraftKings: $4000)

6vs HOU2216011.0141898.59.0
7@ DEN097032.0-
8vs GB25730100.000999.09.0
9PROJ-Dodds8290.32.4160. (H=13)9.3 (H=23)
9PROJ-Tremblay6230.21.31004.55.85.2 (H=6)5.8 (H=10)
9PROJ-Bloom10350.42.0120. (H=15)9.7 (H=25)

Darrel Williams (FanDuel: $5000, DraftKings: $3600)

6vs HOU700021.05205.
7@ DEN021022.0500.
8vs GB9210000.000111.01.0
9PROJ-Dodds2601.2901.52.72.1 (H=1)2.7 (H=3)
9PROJ-Tremblay1601.31101.732.4 (H=1)3.0 (H=3)
9PROJ-Bloom250.11.0501.62.62.1 (H=1)2.6 (H=2)

Anthony Sherman (FanDuel: $4500, DraftKings: $3000)

6vs HOU100000.000000.00.0
7@ DEN1227000.0000.
8vs GB800000.000000.00.0
9PROJ-Dodds0000.000000.0 (H=0)0.0 (H=0)
9PROJ-Tremblay1300.0000.30.30.3 (H=0)0.3 (H=0)

Vikings vs WR

Season FPPG allowed rank (vs AVG)20 (+0.9)22 (+2.8)21 (+1.8)20 (+2.4)
Last 4 weeks FPPG allowed rank (vs AVG)19 (+2.4)23 (+4.2)20 (+3.5)20 (+4.0)
5Darius Slayton455462100012.
5Sterling Shepard561054901-
6Alshon Jeffery62121076100013.623.618.623.6
6Nelson Agholor56744200004.
7Marvin Jones73131093400033.343.338.343.3
7Danny Amendola54118105000010.518.514.521.5
8Terry McLaurin40643900003.
8Paul Richardson33433400003.

Tyreek Hill (FanDuel: $7700, DraftKings: $7400)

6vs HOU29105.0802000202522.525.0
7@ DEN5353.074100013.416.414.916.4
8vs GB5396.07601508.
9PROJ-Dodds5.4750.513010.816.213.5 (H=23)16.2 (H=33)
9PROJ-Tremblay5.2720.514010.615.813.2 (H=22)15.8 (H=32)
9PROJ-Bloom5.0710.515010.615.613.1 (H=22)15.6 (H=31)

Sammy Watkins (FanDuel: $6000, DraftKings: $4900)

6vs HOU000.000000000.00.0
7@ DEN000.000000000.00.0
8vs GB5185.04500004.
9PROJ-Dodds3.8430.30006.19.98.0 (H=12)9.9 (H=21)
9PROJ-Tremblay3.7510.30006.910.68.8 (H=14)10.6 (H=24)
9PROJ-Bloom5.0430.30006.111.18.6 (H=13)11.1 (H=26)

Byron Pringle (FanDuel: $4600, DraftKings: $3200)

6vs HOU3432.02400002.
7@ DEN1400.000000000.00.0
8vs GB000.000000000.00.0
9PROJ-Dodds2.0290.20004.16.15.1 (H=7)6.1 (H=14)
9PROJ-Tremblay0.000000000.0 (H=0)0.0 (H=0)
9PROJ-Bloom0.000000000.0 (H=0)0.0 (H=0)

Demarcus Robinson (FanDuel: $5200, DraftKings: $4000)

6vs HOU5040.000000000.00.0
7@ DEN4953.03100003.
8vs GB3822.0600000.
9PROJ-Dodds2.0280.2000465.0 (H=6)6.0 (H=11)
9PROJ-Tremblay1.7230.20003.55.24.4 (H=5)5.2 (H=8)
9PROJ-Bloom0.000000000.0 (H=0)0.0 (H=0)

Mecole Hardman (FanDuel: $5600, DraftKings: $4200)

6vs HOU3244.04500004.
7@ DEN2932.02810008.810.89.810.8
8vs GB922.055100011.513.512.513.5
9PROJ-Dodds1.6230.20003.55.14.4 (H=4)5.2 (H=8)
9PROJ-Tremblay1.5230.20003.554.4 (H=4)5.1 (H=8)
9PROJ-Bloom2.0260.30004.46.45.5 (H=6)6.5 (H=12)

Vikings vs TE

Season FPPG allowed rank (vs AVG)10 (-1.4)19 (+0.4)13 (-0.7)19 (+0.4)
Last 4 weeks FPPG allowed rank (vs AVG)13 (-1.8)19 (-0.5)14 (-1.7)19 (-0.9)
5Evan Engram581164204.710.77.710.7
6Zach Ertz52945405.
7T.J. Hockenson51533203.
8Hale Hentges18111301.

Travis Kelce (FanDuel: $6700, DraftKings: $6900)

6vs HOU5664.05805.
7@ DEN5586.04404.410.47.410.4
8vs GB5984.063112.316.314.316.3
9PROJ-Dodds5.6650.48.914.511.7 (H=21)14.5 (H=29)
9PROJ-Tremblay5.5690.49.314.812.1 (H=22)14.8 (H=30)
9PROJ-Bloom5.0590.58.913.911.4 (H=20)13.9 (H=27)

Blake Bell (FanDuel: $4000, DraftKings: $2500)

6vs HOU2110.000000.00.0
7@ DEN2910.000000.00.0
8vs GB1810.000000.00.0
9PROJ-Dodds0.000000.0 (H=0)0.0 (H=0)
9PROJ-Tremblay0.5500.510.8 (H=0)1.0 (H=0)

Vikings vs PK

Season FPPG allowed rank (vs AVG)7 (-1.4)7 (-1.4)7 (-1.6) (+0.0)
Last 4 weeks FPPG allowed rank (vs AVG)17 (-0.0)17 (-0.0)17 (+0.3) (+0.0)
5Aldrick Rosas1111444.04.0
6Jake Elliott22228810.010.0
7Matt Prater1133667.07.0
8Dustin Hopkins33009910.010.0

Harrison Butker (FanDuel: $--, DraftKings: $--)

6vs HOU1233667.07.0
7@ DEN3333121212.012.0
8vs GB1233666.06.0

Vikings vs TD

Season FPPG allowed rank (vs AVG)7 (-2.0)7 (-2.0)1T (-3.2)1T (-3.2)
Last 4 weeks FPPG allowed rank (vs AVG)8T (-2.7)8T (-2.7)1 (-5.5)1 (-5.5)
5New York Giants2849030110775.05.0
6Philadelphia Eagles3844711100551.01.0
7Detroit Lions425030000000-4.0-4.0
8Washington Redskins1943430100556.06.0

Kansas City Chiefs (FanDuel: $3700, DraftKings: $2200)

6vs HOU31.0047202100665.05.0
7@ DEN6.0020590101232324.024.0
8vs GB31.0037450000554.04.0
9PROJ-Dodds24.003662. (H=16)7.1 (H=27)
9PROJ-Tremblay25.003622.10.90.500. (H=17)7.4 (H=29)