Fantasy Player Projections
Metrodome | Monday, October 05 | 8:30 p.m. EST (ESPN)
Vikings 24, Packers 23
Pos. Player Projection
QB Aaron Rodgers
200 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 20 rush yards, 1 INTIt's been some fantasy season for Rodgers so far: 714 passing yards with four touchdowns against zero interceptions. Expect him to keep it rolling against Minnesota.
RB Ryan Grant
1 rec, 10 rec yards, 80 rush yards, 1 rush TDGreen Bay's feature back is living up to advance billing and should continue to anchor the Packers' ground attack in Minnesota.
WR Greg Jennings
5 rec, 90 yards, 1 TDJennings' extremely uneven year has kept his fantasy owners in fits. He should find the end zone at least once against the Vikings.
WR Donald Driver
4 rec, 55 yardsDriver has 14 catches this season for 233 yards and a pair of scores. There's no reason he shouldn't be a fantasy starter.
WR Jordy Nelson
2 rec, 25 yardsNelson performed just fine against the lowly Rams but may struggle against better opposition. Keep him out of your lineup for Week 4.
TE Jermichael Finley
1 rec, 5 yardsFinley may be losing his foothold on the No. 1 TE job to Donald Lee.
TE Donald Lee
1 rec, 15 yardsLee catches balls here and there but shouldn't be considered a legitimate offense threat.
K Mason Crosby
2 PATs, 3 FGsOne of the league's top young kickers (despite last week's missed extra point), Crosby is enjoying a strong start to this year's fantasy campaign and deserves the start.
3 sacks, 1 INTThe Packers have one of the league's elite defenses and remain a must-start.
Pos. Player Projection
QB Brett Favre
180 pass yards, 2 pass TD, 1 INTFavre has the Vikings flying high going into a Monday Night Football showdown with his former team. He's not a No. 1 fantasy quarterback, but could be worth a play if your starter has a bye this week.
RB Adrian Peterson
1 rec, 10 rec yards, 120 rush yards, 1 rush TDLook for more of the same from Adrian Peterson, the early frontrunner for Fantasy MVP in 2009.
RB Chester Taylor
3 rec, 35 rec yards, 1 rec TD, 10 rush yardsTaylor, who punches in the occassional touchdown as Peterson's understudy, isn't worth a start except in the deepest of PPR leagues.
WR Bernard Berrian
4 rec, 60 yardsThe biggest victim of Favre's conservative approach is Berrian, the burner famous for home runs on deep balls. With Favre less willing (able?) to air it out, Berrian's contributions have come on shorter pass plays.
WR Percy Harvin
3 rec, 45 yards, 1 TDQ: How many Vikings in franchise history have scored touchdowns in their first three games? A: Just one. Guess who?
WR Sidney Rice
4 rec, 30 yardsThe famously inconsistent wideout blew up for 56 receiving yards and a touchdown on Sunday. Which means he'll do practically nothing for the next couple of weeks.
TE Visanthe Shiancoe
3 rec, 30 yardsShiancoe, one of the trendiest sleeper picks around draft season, has been a universal disappointment with just six catches for 49 yards in three games.
K Ryan Longwell
3 PATs, 1 FGLongwell has been excellent throughout the young season and should only step up his game in the dome against his former team.
2 sacks, 1 INTOne of the top seven or eight defenses in fantasy football is worth the start regardless of the opponent.