Frerotte is serviceable for the first-place Vikings, but he's nothing more than a backup QB in fantasy football. Yes, he completed 16-of-25 passes for 210 yards and a TD against Chicago on Sunday night, but 99 of those yards came on one play. However, this is as good as it gets for matchups as Frerotte already burned the Lions for 296 yards and a TD in the 12-10 Week 6 win at home and the Lions have all but packed it in for the season.
The Titans ran at will last week against the Lions' 32nd ranked run defense and this week Peterson will do the same thing. AP racked up his seventh 100-yard rushing game of the season last week against Chicago as he gained 131 yards on 28 carries and a TD and he now leads the NFL with 1,311 yards. He had 111 yards rushing the last time the Vikings played the Lions and he could easily top that total this time around.
Taylor rushed for a TD last week against Chicago and now has rushing TDs in each of his last two games. The Vikings could run the ball 35-plus times this week at Detroit, so don't be surprised if he gets 10-12 touches and another score as the Vikings romp at Detroit.
Berrian etched his name in the record books forever when he hauled in a 99-yard TD pass from Frerotte last week against Chicago. He finished with four catches for 122 yards and now has five TDs on the season. Berrian is averaging 20.9 yards per catch and he burned the Lions for five catches, 131 yards and a TD in the Week 6 win at Minneapolis. Expect lesser numbers this time around, but don't be surprised if he finds paydirt again.
Wade burned the Lions in Week 6 for 71 yards on four catches, but he's been a dud the last three weeks. Wade has been limited to four catches during that time and last week he had just one reception for 15 yards. Forget about him again this week as the Vikings will win this game on the ground.
Rice still isn't a fantasy factor as he was limited to just one eight-yard catch in Sunday's 34-14 win over Chicago. He has good potential, but for now he shouldn't be on anyone's fantasy playoff roster.
Shiancoe remains nothing more than a backup TE in fantasy football as he was held to just one catch for 20 yards last week against Chicago. He had just one catch for 10 yards in the Week 6 win over Detroit and has now gone four games without a TD reception. Forget about him this week as the Vikings will run the ball with ease.
Longwell scored 10 points last week vs. Chicago to top the 100-point mark with four games left. He's on a career-best pace and should reach double-digits again this week in a favorable matchup on the road.
The Vikings had three interceptions and three sacks last week vs. Chicago and this week they get a chance to tee off on former Vikings' QB Daunte Culpepper. Look out as this could get ugly, with the Vikings' being a top defense to play this week.
Culpepper gets a chance to compete against his former team when the Lions host the Vikings this week. Culpepper is just a shell of his old self and he's barely completing 50 percent of his passes with a poor TD-to-INT ratio (3:6). He completed just 13-of-26 passes for 134 yards in last week's loss to Tennessee and won't do much better this week even though the Lions will have to pass more than they run against the Vikings. Keep him on the waiver wire.
Smith couldn't get anything going against Tennessee last week as he was limited to 22 yards on 12 carries and it will only get tougher this week against a Minnesota run defense that ranks second in the NFL. Smith will not be a factor this week unless both DT Kevin Williams and DT Pat Williams are suspended for this game. If they are, then project better numbers and keep him in your starting lineup. If not, don't be afraid to bench him.
Johnson is the only Lion worth starting in fantasy football each week as he's on pace for a 1,300-yard season. CJ had five catches for 66 yards against Tennessee last week and in Week 6 against Minnesota he had four catches for 85 yards and a TD. The Lions will have to pass often against the Vikings and CJ will get 10-12 targets and put up big numbers. Start him and expect another good game in Week 14.
McDonald remains the No. 2 wideout in Detroit, but he's not doing enough in that role to even merit a starting role in Point-Per-Reception leagues. He had four catches for 44 yards last week vs. Tennessee and will be lucky to equal that this week even if the Lions pass 30-plus times.
The Lions are using more two-TE sets now with Mike Furrey out for the season, but Fitzsimmons still has no fantasy value. He caught one pass for 14 yards last week vs. Tennessee and won't top that this week.