RB Ameer Abdullah - Minnesota Vikings

5-9, 205Born: 6-13-1993College: NebraskaDrafted: Round 2, pick 2015

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Week 7: at Detroit Lions

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FBG says: Great matchup. The Vikings rushing offense finally had a game in which they struggled as Dalvin Cook was bottled up for most of the game against the vaunted Eagles run defense. The Vikings last week used both Cook and Alexander Mattison to run for a combined 30 times in a nearly 50/50 split, but there is no need for concern for Dalvin Cook as this game was out of hand for a majority of the second half. Cook remains one of the most dynamic running backs in the NFL as while there are running backs who are faster than Cook who ran a 4.50 40 yard dash, not many have the acceleration that he has in which he can get quickly up to his top-end speed. In years past, the offensive line has been a concern for the Vikings and while it is not great by any means (ranked 23rd by Matt Bitonti), this is a unit that has built itself for its running style which is off-tackle behind Riley Reiff and second-year right tackle Brian O'Neill who has been a bright spot on this line. Up the middle, rookie Garrett Bradbury has struggled as he was dominated for most of the game by Fletcher Cox last week. The Lions rushing defense is a unit that if you can get past their defensive line, you can have significant success against this team. The Lions have one of if not the worst linebacking groups in the NFL led by Jarrad Davis, Christian Jones, and Tavon Wilson all of which have struggled so far this season. The Packers ran all over this unit last week rushing for 151 yards on 25 carries which brought the Lions season yards-per-carry number to 5.1 which is fifth-worst in the NFL. This is a unit that has not been tested as they have not faced a team that is in the top-10 in rushing yards per game and only one team that is in the top-half of rushing yards per game in Arizona in a game that they allowed 82 yards to David Johnson. Minnesota is far and away the best rushing attack that Detroit has faced this season and could make for a very long day for this defense.

Recent Stats and Projections

3 vs OAK 1 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0
4 at CHI 7 0 0 0 3 2.0 14 0 0 1.4
5 at NYG 10 3 24 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 2.4
6 vs PHI 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
7 at DET PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 0.0 * * * *
7 at DET PROJ-Tremblay * 1 * * 0.8 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36

Percentile ranks

Ameer Abdullah's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.

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7@ Detroit Lions
8vs Washington Redskins
9@ Kansas City Chiefs
10@ Dallas Cowboys
11vs Denver Broncos
12--- BYE WEEK ---
13@ Seattle Seahawks
14vs Detroit Lions
15@ Los Angeles Chargers
16vs Green Bay Packers
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