Don’t look now, but there might be something brewing in Minnesota as the Vikings have won their last two games.
Let’s take a look at how they fared in Week 3 and what to expect from them moving forward. All point values are courtesy of ESPN.com.
It’s pretty safe to say that Adrian Peterson is still one of the league’s premier backs after his yearlong absence.
He still provides great speed and power, and his vision is top-notch, as ESPN Stats & Info pointed out no other running back has been as consistent as Peterson:
For the second straight week, he has rushed for over 125 yards, but he finally made the end zone for the first time during Week 3 against the San Diego Chargers. With 24 points on Sunday, Peterson was fifth among running backs.
Playing a Denver Broncos offense that ranks 19th in the league in Week 4, expect Peterson to get close to the 100-yard mark yet again. Start him at the RB1 spot, and watch the points come in.
Wallace managed to lead all Vikings receivers in receptions and yards, but that won’t bring much solace to fantasy owners. With just four points in Week 3, Wallace didn’t do much to help out fantasy teams.
It looks like Adrian Peterson will be the workhorse of the offense, and he should be until a defense can formulate a way to stop him.
But playing against a Broncos team led by quarterback Peyton Manning and a still-potent Denver offense, there’s a good chance the Vikings could be playing from behind.
If that happens, Bridgewater might be forced to go through the air, and Wallace should be able to benefit from that.
Give him a shot at your flex position next week, and see if Bridgewater can feed him.
Like Wallace, the Vikings tight end is going to suffer from an offense relying on the run. But Rudolph has been getting looks from Bridgewater over these past three games, as he hasn’t had fewer than five targets each week.
He’s trending downward, according to ESPN’s rankings. He’s ranked 13th among all tight ends in 2015, which could make him an option in larger leagues.
For now, it might be best to avoid Rudolph until he and Bridgewater show they can connect consistently.
Stats courtesy of ESPN.com.
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