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Minnesota Vikings
Lambeau Field | Sunday, November 01 | 1:00 p.m. EST (FOX)
Pick: Packers 30, Vikings 27
Green Bay Packers
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBBrett Favre
240 pass yards, 2 pass TD, 1 INT
With 12 TDs and 3 INTs on the year, Favre clearly still has the ‘Brett Favre magic.' After surpassing 300 yards for the second time this season against the tough Steelers' D (33-for-50, 334 yards, 0 TD, 1 INT), he's shown himself to still be an elite fantasy QB. Back in Lambeau, with a stadium full of his former fans, expect Favre to have a big day. He always thrives when the spotlight is brightest. Recommended as a No. 1 fantasy option against a team he went for 271 yards and 3 TD against in Week 4.
RBAdrian Peterson
3 rec, 30 rec yards, 90 rush yards, 1 rush TD
Peterson went for 69 yards on 18 carries against the Steelers (with 4 catches for 60 yards) with a rush TD. He had only 55 yards plus a TD and a fumble against the Pack the first time around. Always a must start, AP is the world's most interesting man... er... the best running back in the NFL.
WRBernard Berrian
2 rec, 30 yards
Berrian caught only 2 passes against the Steelers for 18 yards. He also tweaked his hammy and his status is uncertain for Sunday. He's a decent No. 3 fantasy option if he plays, having caught 6 balls for 75 yards and a TD Week 4 in Minnesota, but his status needs to be monitored heading into the game.
WRPercy Harvin
3 rec, 45 yards
Harvin played with a bum shoulder against the Steelers. He had 3 catches for 42 yards and a kickoff return TD. He is an electrifying player and the fact that he can get into the end zone on any touch makes him a lower-end No. 3 WR option, especially as a bye week or injury replacement. Monitor his injury status before thinking about starting.
WRSidney Rice
7 rec, 90 yards, 1 TD
‘Sticky' Rice has become Brett Favre's favorite target, catching 10 balls for 136 yards vs. Pittsburgh one week after his monster, 6-catch, 176-yard performance against the Ravens. The 6-foot-4 Rice ranks seventh in the league with 545 receiving yards. He's having a breakout season and is a recommended No. 2 or low end No.1 fantasy WR against the Pack (6 catches, 70 yards, 1 TD in Week 4). You can't coach size.
TEVisanthe Shiancoe
3 rec, 45 yards, 1 TD
Whether they're crammed into a pair of Wranglers or not, Brett Favre loves him some tight end. Shiancoe had just 4 catches for 27 yards against the Steelers. He doesn't rack up a ton of yardage (191 yards for 21st in the league), but ranks second among TEs with 5 TDs. He's a worthy start for his red zone prowess alone.
KRyan Longwell
3 PATs, 2 FGs
One of the top kickers in the league, Longwell went 1-for-1 against the Steelers, one week after 4-for-4 against the Ravens. He is 12-for-13 on the season and is always recommended start unless he's kicking in a blizzard or thunderstorm.
Defense
4 sacks, 1 Fumble
The Vikes are the 17th-ranked defense in PPG and YPG, but are a better fantasy unit than the rankings indicate, leading the NFL in sacks and placing third in forced fumbles. The unit sacked Big Ben three times and held the potent Steelers to 259 total yards. They also got a return TD from Percy Harvin. They're a lower-end No. 1 fantasy DST option against the Packers, having gotten to Rodgers 8 times in their first matchup.
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBAaron Rodgers
195 pass yards, 3 pass TD
Rodgers torched the Browns, going 15-of-20 for 246 yards, 3 TDs and 0 INT in an easy win against the Browns. With 11 TD and 2 INT on the season, he should start every week -- without question -- and should have a big week against the 20th-ranked Minnesota pass defense that he burned for 384 yards and 2 TDs in Week 4.
RBRyan Grant
65 rush yards
Grant had that elusive first 100-yard game of the season against the Browns. He went for 148 yards on 27 carries and is now sixth in the league with 495 yards. He's a No. 2 RB option against the stingy 10th-ranked Vikes' run D, against whom he was limited to 51 yards on 11 carries in Week 4.
WRGreg Jennings
4 rec, 70 yards, 1 TD
Jennings had a team-high 5 catches for 52 yards against the Browns and was targeted a team high 8 times. He's been very erratic thus far, only catching 22 passes total with a pair of 100-yard games and only 1 TD. He's a lower-level No. 2 fantasy WR who could go off any week.
WRDonald Driver
6 rec, 85 yards, 1 TD
Driver is as reliable as a Honda Accord and is on his way to a sixth straight 1000-yard campaign. He had 2 catches for 84 yards including a very long 71-yard TD against the Browns. He always produces and is certainly a good No. 2 WR in any fantasy format.
TEDonald Lee
4 rec, 40 yards, 1 TD
Jermichael Finley was quickly becoming one of his gun slinging QBs favorite targets but suffered a game-ending knee injury which opened the fantasy door for Lee. Finley is doubtful for the Vikings game, making Lee (who is 16th in the league among TEs with 19 catches, regardless of his backup status) a No. 2 fantasy TE and a good option as a waiver wire pickup -- especially for Finley owners.
KMason Crosby
3 PATs, 3 FGs
Crosby was 1-for-2 against the Browns (missing a 55-yarder) and is 12-for-15 on the year. He's a recommended option for the high-scoring Pack, ranking among the top five in both FGs and attempts.
Defense
3 sacks, 1 INT
Third-ranked in YPG and fifth-ranked in PPG, the Packers' unit has allowed 3 points total during the past two weeks against a lousy Cleveland team and the Lions. They're a lower-end No. 1 option here, more like a No. 2 against a Vikings' offense that had its way with them Week 4 to the tune of 28 points and 334 yards with no turnovers committed or sacks allowed.
 
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