Frerotte has thrown seven TD passes in the last three games as the Vikings have jumped back into first place in the NFC North Division, but he's also thrown eight interceptions. Last week he threw for 151 yards and two TDs against Green Bay, but he also had three interceptions, one of which went back for a TD. The Bucs rank fifth in the NFL against the pass, so look for even lesser numbers this week from Frerotte on the road.
Peterson had his best game of the season last week vs. Green Bay, rushing for 192 yards and a TD on 30 carries, while adding three receptions for 33 yards. Peterson now leads the NFL in rushing with 1,015 yards and he has seven rushing TDs, including four in the last three games, and six 100-yard games. The Bucs rank 11th in the NFL in rushing defense and have allowed just one rushing TD this season, but Peterson will find a way to get in the end zone this week and put up solid numbers.
Taylor continues to have some fantasy value as a receiver out of the backfield, even though Adrian Peterson is hogging the ball on the ground. Taylor had only 29 yards rushing last week vs. Green Bay, but he added 84 yards and a TD on four receptions and now has 18 receptions for 204 yards through the last five games. He's an iffy fantasy play this week, but he's a possible Flex play if he continues to catch the ball out of the backfield.
Berrian was held without a catch last week as his string of consecutive games with a TD catch was snapped at four. It marked the second time this year that Berrian was held without a catch in a game. This week's matchup won't be much easier, but look for Berrian to beat the Bucs deep on a couple of plays as he's averaging 20.7 yards per catch this year and to find paydirt again.
Wade continues to be the Vikings' No. 1 receiver, but he has very little fantasy value right now. Sure, he's had three or more catches in each of the last eight games, but he still has just 36 catches for 387 yards and no TDs. Keep him out of your starting lineup this week because the Vikings will have little success through the air this week at Tampa Bay.
Rice has only five catches this year, but three of them have gone for TDs, including one in each of his last two games. The second-year pro isn't fantasy worthy yet, but he's proven that he has a knack for the end zone. Keep him on your bench this week.
Shiancoe has four TD catches this year, but last week against Green Bay he was limited to three catches for four yards. He's an iffy fantasy play each week even at this weak position and he will have limited success this week at Tampa Bay.
Garcia led the Bucs to a victory in overtime at Kansas City in Week 9, throwing for 339 yards and a TD. He's thrown five TD passes in six games as the starting QB, but has yet to throw more than one TD in a game. The Vikings are impossible to run against, so look for Garcia to carry the load this week. He's an iffy fantasy play each week, but this matchup could be in his favor this week as the Vikings rank 19th against the pass.
Graham suffered a knee injury in Week 9 against Kansas City and is questionable for this week's game against Minnesota. The Vikings rank third in the NFL against the run, allowing just 70.1 yards per game, but they have given up eight rushing TDs. Watch his progress in practice this week before committing to him because the matchup and the injury could be a double whammy against Graham in Week 11.
Dunn missed the Week 9 game at Kansas City with a pinched nerve in his back, but should be able to play this week. Carnell Williams is also expected to rejoin practice this week and could see limited action for the first time in more than a year. The Vikings are tough to run against, but Dunn could have some success if Graham is limited by his knee injury.
Bryant has become a fantasy force this year, leading the team with 45 catches for 566 yards and two TDs. His last game was his best as he burned the Chiefs in Week 9 for eight catches for 115 yards and a TD. He will give the Vikings trouble this week as the Bucs will throw early and often against this defense.
Hilliard bounced back from a shoulder injury to catch six passes for 55 yards in Week 9 and will be good to go this week against Minnesota. He already has 33 catches for 281 yards and three TDs this year and is a worthy Flex-position play this week as the Bucs will need to pass early and often against the Vikings.
Clayton still hasn't caught a TD pass this season and isn't fantasy worthy with only 24 catches in nine games for 253 yards. He's too inconsistent to start each week and this week won't be any different.