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Matt Cassel

Minnesota Vikings
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Vikings | Matt Cassel to go under knife

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 08:15:20 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel (foot) is scheduled to undergo foot surgery Friday, Sept. 26.

Fantasy Tip: Cassel is on Injured Reserve, and this is Teddy Bridgewater's team. With byes starting, he'll have some value as a potential matchup play, but he's clearly not yet an every-week starter.

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Vikings | Matt Cassel to meet with specialist

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 09:44:42 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel (foot) will meet with a foot specialist Thursday, Sept. 25, to find out if he needs surgery on his injured foot.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press - Brian Murphy

Vikings | Matt Cassel likely needs surgery

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 07:55:20 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel (foot) likely has a Lisfranc fracture or dislocation that will require surgery, in the opinion of Dr. David J. Chao, a former NFL head team physician.

Fantasy Tip: Teddy Bridgewater will be the team's quarterback moving forward. His value is limited to dynasty leagues for now, but he could serve as a bye-week replacement in favorable matchups.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NationalFootballPost.com - David J. Chao, MD

Vikings | Matt Cassel to IR

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 06:21:41 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel (foot) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list, Wednesday, Sept. 24, which ends his season.

Fantasy Tip: It's Teddy Bridgewater's team now for the foreseeable future. His value is restricted to dynasty formats right now, but he could be a matchup play before the season is over.

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Vikings | Matt Cassel to see specialist

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:10:06 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel (foot) will see a foot specialist Thursday, Sept. 25, after he broke several bones in his left foot in Week 3.

Fantasy Tip: Cassel won't start in Week 4. That much we know. Teddy Bridgewater will be a risky play at FantasyScore against the Falcons.

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Vikings | Matt Cassel has broken foot

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 14:44:06 -0700

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel (foot) has several fractured bones in his foot, head coach Mike Zimmer said Sunday, Sept. 21, after the Week 3 game against the New Orleans Saints.

Fantasy Tip: With Cassel sidelined, the head coach said Teddy Bridgewater will take over as the starting quarterback. In standard fantasy leagues, he is a low-end QB2 at best. In FantasyScore for Week 4, Bridgewater could be a very intriguing option if the price is right.

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Vikings | Matt Cassel carted off

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 10:52:53 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel (toe) was carted off the field in Week 3 after suffering a toe injury. He is considered questionable to return.

Fantasy Tip: Teddy Bridgewater has replaced Cassel and could keep the job if he plays well. Neither quarterback likely would be a good choice on FantasyScore at this point.

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Vikings | Matt Cassel to remain starter

Sun, 14 Sep 2014 23:30:45 -0700

Despite throwing four interceptions in a 30-7 loss to the New England Patriots Sunday, Sept. 14, Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel will remain the starter. "As I've said before, I'm going to hold the quarterback position just like every position here to the same standard," Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said. "And I also said I wasn't going to have a quick hook. Matt needs to play better. It's pretty obvious he needs to play better."

Fantasy Tip: You may want to stay away from Cassel in FantasyScore contests as he could get the hook if the Vikings continue losing. His performance does not merit the cost (which was $5,200 in Week 2). Spend the money on a quarterback of similar price who isn't likely to get the quick hook, like New York Jets QB Geno Smith ($5,200).

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Vikings | Christian Ponder saves job?

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:22:02 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QB Christian Ponder had a solid training camp and likely saved his job with significant work and production in the preseason finale. He might have some value if the team is not ready to put QB Teddy Bridgewater onto the field and they need someone to fill in for QB Matt Cassel.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Ben Goessling

Vikings | Matt Cassel to start

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 06:52:30 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel was named the team's starting quarterback over QB Teddy Bridgewater.

Fantasy Tip: Cassel has very little fantasy value as a low-end QB2.

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Vikings | Not ready to name starting QB

Sun, 24 Aug 2014 09:32:02 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings are not ready to name QB Matt Cassel as their starting quarterback at this point, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.

Fantasy Tip: Cassel is being challenged by Teddy Bridgewater for the starting job, but neither should be selected in fantasy drafts. The winner of the competition could be a waiver wire addition during the season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Marc Sessler

Vikings | Matt Cassel could play whole first half in preseason game

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:01:29 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel could play the entire first half of the team's second preseason game, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune - Matt Vensel

Vikings | Teddy Bridgewater struggles in practice

Tue, 12 Aug 2014 10:00:31 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater tossed three interceptions and had two more passes that were almost picked off in practice Monday, Aug. 11. Head coach Mike Zimmer plans to talk with the other coaches to determine how they'll use their quarterbacks in the second preseason game. QB Matt Cassel will start the game after playing just the first series in the first preseason game. Bridgewater played around two quarters and was 6-for-13 with 49 yards.

Fantasy Tip: Bridgewater's mediocre preseason debut and his struggles in practice have held in check much of the optimism that the Vikings have had for Bridgewater in training camp. It reminds all of those over zealous drafters that Bridgewater is still a rookie, and this is definitely Cassel's job to lose.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press - Chris Tomasson

Vikings | Matt Cassel to start again

Mon, 11 Aug 2014 05:38:06 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel will start the second game of the preseason over QB Teddy Bridgewater.

Fantasy Tip: Both QBs are low-end QB2s.

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Vikings | Teddy Bridgewater closing gap

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:43:49 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater saw reps with the first-team offense in practice Wednesday, July 30. According to NFL Network's Albert Breer, QB Matt Cassel appears to lead the race for the starting quarterback job, but Bridgewater has closed the gap.

Fantasy Tip: The starting QB job in Minneapolis will be a heated battle through training camp and the preseason. The winner of the battle might emerge as a useful QB2 in most fantasy leagues, especially if WR Cordarrelle Patterson is everything as advertised this season.

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Vikings | QBs splitting reps

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:12:46 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QBs Matt Cassel, Teddy Bridgewater and Christian Ponder have been evenly splitting reps during the early part of training camp, according to offensive coordinator Norv Turner. Turner will split the reps two ways after the team's upcoming off day.

Fantasy Tip: It appears Cassel is the leading candidate for the starting job at this point but all three are still options for the job. Cassel likely would be a desperation matchup play if he wins the starting job. Bridgewater and Ponder likely would not have much fantasy value even if they win the job.

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Vikings | Christian Ponder has done well

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:17:34 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QBs Teddy Bridgewater and Matt Cassel saw a majority of the snaps during spring workouts, but QB Christian Ponder has a chance to start, and head coach Mike Zimmer claims it will be a fair competition. "Actually, I think Christian has done a very good job in the time that we've had him and how much he has improved in that amount of time," Zimmer said. "We're going to give everyone a fair shot, and preseason games will help determine it. We want someone who is going to take care of the football, lead the team in the right direction and when called upon be able to win football games."

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune - Matt Vensel

Vikings | OC praises QBs

Mon, 07 Jul 2014 10:06:42 -0700

Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner has been very happy with QBs Matt Cassel, Teddy Bridgewater and Christian Ponder heading up to training camp. "We've got a really, really good group," he said, explaining that it won't be hard to parcel out snaps in the apparent three-headed battle. Cassel is expected to be the starter, but Turner has praised Bridgewater for his arm strength and quick learning.

Fantasy Tip: Turner's vertical passing scheme is usually good news for his quarterbacks. However, the vet Cassel is unlikely to be a difference-maker for your fantasy squad as anything more than a midrange QB2. Bridgewater is expected to eventually take this job.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Kevin Patra

Vikings | Matt Cassel expected to be starter

Tue, 17 Jun 2014 12:08:35 -0700

USA TODAY Sports' Tom Pelissero thinks it would be a shock if QB Matt Cassel isn't named the starter in training camp next month.

Fantasy Tip: We'd be a bit surprised, too, if either Teddy Bridgewater or Christian Ponder open the season as the Vikes' starter. Cassel isn't an ideal backup QB for your fantasy squad, though, because he could quickly lose his job early in the year if he's ineffective.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: USA TODAY Sports - Tom Pelissero

Vikings | QB competition wide open

Tue, 17 Jun 2014 11:32:09 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings' quarterback competition this offseason is a wide open battle between QBs Matt Cassel, Teddy Bridgewater and Christian Ponder, according to head coach Mike Zimmer. Offensive coordinator Norv Turner will plan on having all three passers see enough snaps in mandatory minicamp to make sure that they all have a "legitimate opportunity" to win the starting job in training camp next month. Zimmer won't rush into a decision, and he made it clear that Cassel won't enter camp as the presumptive starter. Both Cassel and Bridgewater had more snaps than Ponder during organized team activities, and both looked sharper than Ponder.

Fantasy Tip: If the Vikings play it safe, Cassel should be expected to enter Week 1 as the starter. However, Bridgewater is completely capable of winning the starting job, and he'd probably have the most upside immediately of the rookie passers in the league if he's starting. Whoever starts in Minny, though, is a shaky backup QB for your fantasy squad.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Ben Goessling

Vikings | Teddy Bridgewater fine with backup role

Fri, 06 Jun 2014 09:14:41 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater said he'd be fine with serving in a backup role in his rookie season. Bridgewater missed only three passes all day during organized team activities Thursday, June 5, and marched the team down the field during the two-minute drill. He had some first-team snaps Thursday, but QB Matt Cassel had the majority of the starting repetitions and is expected to enter training camp as the No. 1 quarterback. "Right now, I'm just learning from Matt." Bridgewater said. "He's a veteran right now, and I notice the things that he's doing when he's in the huddle. I'm taking notes from him and Christian also. Those guys have had past success."

Fantasy Tip: The Vikes have no reason to rush Bridgewater into the starting role with Cassel around. We fully expect Cassel to be the starter in Week 1, but Bridgewater has a decent chance of unseating him at some point if Cassel doesn't get the job done.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Ben Goessling

Vikings | All QBs will get chance to work with first-teamers

Sun, 25 May 2014 12:04:20 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QBs Teddy Bridgewater, Matt Cassel and Christian Ponder will all get an opportunity to work with the first-teamers this offseason but the team would like to enter training camp with an established depth chart.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Albert Breer

Vikings | Teddy Bridgewater third on depth chart

Mon, 19 May 2014 09:53:42 -0700

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said QB Teddy Bridgewater is currently third on the depth chart behind QBs Matt Cassel and Christian Ponder, but the rookie will see first-team repetitions during organized team activities starting May 28. "(Bridgewater) is throwing the ball good," Zimmer said. "I think he's got a good presence, a good command of the way he's taking things. It was good for him to be out here with the veteran quarterbacks a little bit last week for a few days."

Fantasy Tip: Bridgewater has a long way to go if he's to win the starting job for Week 1 of the regular season, but it's entirely possible given the admiration the coaching staff has for him. Heading into his rookie season, though, consider Bridgewater nothing more than a QB3.

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Vikings | Matt Cassel expected to start

Tue, 06 May 2014 14:12:02 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel is expected to start, with QB Christian Ponder serving as his backup.

Fantasy Tip: Cassel is a QB3 in the deepest of leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Ben Goessling

Vikings | Matt Cassel contract update

Fri, 07 Mar 2014 17:49:26 -0800

Updating a previous report, the Minnesota Vikings have agreed to terms with QB Matt Cassel on a two-year deal worth $10 million.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CBSSports.com - Jason La Canfora

Vikings | Matt Cassel agrees to terms

Fri, 07 Mar 2014 17:12:57 -0800

Updating a previous report, the Minnesota Vikings have agreed to a two-year contract with free-agent QB Matt Cassel (Vikings). Financial terms were not disclosed.

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Vikings | Will re-sign Matt Cassel

Fri, 07 Mar 2014 16:48:38 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings will re-sign free-agent QB Matt Cassel.

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Vikings | Coach wants Matt Cassel back

Thu, 06 Mar 2014 11:19:42 -0800

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said he has talked to QB Matt Cassel and told him he would like to return in 2014.

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Vikings | Door not closed on Matt Cassel

Wed, 05 Mar 2014 20:15:30 -0800

Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent QB Matt Cassel has continued to talk to the team about a possible return, but nothing appears to be close.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CBSSports.com - Jason La Canfora

Texans | Likely landing spot for Matt Cassel

Wed, 05 Mar 2014 20:14:59 -0800

Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent QB Matt Cassel continues to talk to the team about a potential return, but nothing is close. It appears the likely landing spot for Cassel will be with the Houston Texans, once he hits the open market Tuesday, March 11.

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Texans | Landing spot for Matt Cassel?

Sat, 22 Feb 2014 17:00:57 -0800

There is growing chatter that the Houston Texans might be interested in free-agent QB Matt Cassel (Vikings).

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Vikings | Meeting with Matt Cassel's representation

Thu, 20 Feb 2014 09:53:16 -0800

Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said the Vikings will conduct a meeting with the agent of free-agent QB Matt Cassel (Vikings) Thursday, Feb. 20. The Vikings want Cassel to return after he opted out of his contract, leaving $3.7 million on the table.

Fantasy Tip: Cassel could be in the running for a starting job in Minnesota, should he re-sign, but his fantasy football value is negligible.

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Vikings | Have talked with Matt Cassel

Sun, 09 Feb 2014 17:16:13 -0800

Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said the team has already made contact with the agent for free-agent QB Matt Cassel. Spielman said he expects to talk with Cassel's agent again in the future.

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Vikings | Matt Cassel opts out

Fri, 07 Feb 2014 20:18:00 -0800

Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel has officially opted out of his current contract, making him a free agent.

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Vikings | Interested in re-signing Matt Cassel

Wed, 05 Feb 2014 11:19:05 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings are interested in re-signing QB Matt Cassel after he voided his option for the 2014 season.

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Vikings | Matt Cassel to void deal

Wed, 05 Feb 2014 07:19:32 -0800

Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel will void his contract for 2014 and become a free agent, according to a source. He was set to make $3.7 million.

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Vikings | Matt Cassel can void deal in February

Tue, 31 Dec 2013 18:00:15 -0800

Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel can void the remaining year of his deal in February. Only QB Christian Ponder is under team control for 2014.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: USA TODAY Sports - Tom Pelissero

Vikings | Matt Cassel to remain starter

Mon, 23 Dec 2013 11:43:39 -0800

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said QB Matt Cassel will be the starting quarterback Week 17.

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Vikings | Matt Cassel to start final two games

Mon, 16 Dec 2013 17:02:59 -0800

Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel is expected to start the final two games of the regular season, barring injury, according to sources. The team feels there is no reason to further evaluate QB Josh Freeman.

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Vikings | Matt Cassel expected to open camp as starter

Sun, 15 Dec 2013 10:04:36 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings are currently planning on opening training camp next season with QB Matt Cassel as the starting quarterback while a highly drafted quarterback is groomed to start.

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Vikings | Matt Cassel getting another start

Wed, 11 Dec 2013 09:51:44 -0800

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said QB Matt Cassel will start Week 15.

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Vikings | Christian Ponder to miss Week 14

Fri, 06 Dec 2013 12:10:44 -0800

Minnesota Vikings QB Christian Ponder (concussion) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 6, and has been ruled out for Week 14.

Fantasy Tip: Matt Cassel will be the Vikings' starting quarterback this week. Owners likely have a better option to use over Cassel.

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Vikings | Christian Ponder won't practice

Wed, 04 Dec 2013 11:14:28 -0800

Minnesota Vikings QB Christian Ponder (concussion) has yet to pass the concussion protocol and will not practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.

Fantasy Tip: Ponder is probably a long shot to return and play in Week 14 against the Baltimore Ravens. Matt Cassel will likely start with Josh Freeman as the backup. Only run with Cassel in your starting lineup if you're desperate in leagues that start two QBs.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Marc Sessler

Vikings | Matt Cassel likely to start

Wed, 04 Dec 2013 08:35:52 -0800

Minnesota Vikings QB Christian Ponder (concussion) still isn't cleared to practice, and QB Matt Cassel is likely to start in Week 14.

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Vikings | Starting QB undecided

Mon, 02 Dec 2013 14:08:37 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings are undecided who will start at quarterback in Week 14 against the Baltimore Ravens as they await word on whether QB Christian Ponder (concussion) will be healthy enough to play. QB Matt Cassel replaced Ponder in Week 13 against the Chicago Bears and threw for 243 yards, a touchdown and an interception in an overtime victory. If Ponder isn't cleared to start practicing early in the week, the team could be influenced to go in another direction.

Fantasy Tip: Cassel seems to have a pretty good shot of playing against the Ravens if Ponder isn't ready in time. Both Cassel and Ponder should only be considered if you're playing in a league that requires you to start two QBs.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Ben Goessling

Vikings | Christian Ponder has concussion

Mon, 02 Dec 2013 09:19:01 -0800

Minnesota Vikings QB Christian Ponder (concussion) left the team's Week 13 game in the second quarter with a concussion, and his status for Week 14 is uncertain. QB Matt Cassel replaced Ponder in the game and led the team to an overtime win by throwing for 243 yards. Head coach Leslie Frazier said Ponder will be in consideration for the start next weekend if he's healthy.

Fantasy Tip: Prepare to go with backup options if you were relying on Ponder in a league that starts two quarterbacks. He'll have to pass the league-mandated concussion tests this week in order to be cleared to play.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Ben Goessling

Vikings | Christian Ponder receives another start

Wed, 20 Nov 2013 09:43:18 -0800

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said QB Christian Ponder will be the starting quarterback Week 12. Frazier said QB Matt Cassel likely will be the No. 2 quarterback, but QB Josh Freeman could also be active for the game.

Fantasy Tip: The Green Bay Packers present a better opportunity for Ponder to succeed, and he's familiar with them, but it's still best to stay away from him unless you're desperate in leagues where you start two QBs.

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Vikings | HC mum on Week 12 quarterback

Sun, 17 Nov 2013 20:00:34 -0800

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier was non-committal when asked Sunday, Nov. 17, who his Week 12 quarterback would be against the Green Bay Packers. QB Christian Ponder was terrible in Week 11 against the Seattle Seahawks, so QB Matt Cassel or QB Josh Freeman could get another chance.

Fantasy Tip: This is a situation to avoid in all scenarios.

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Vikings | All three QBs could be active

Sat, 16 Nov 2013 17:51:09 -0800

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier would not say if QB Matt Cassel or QB Josh Freeman will be the No. 2 quarterback for the team's Week 11 game but indicated all three quarterbacks on the roster could be active for the game.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune - Mark Craig

Vikings | Unsure on starting QB

Mon, 28 Oct 2013 12:53:31 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings are unsure who their starting quarterback will be in Week 9 against the Dallas Cowboys, but it will not be QB Matt Cassel, according to head coach Leslie Frazier. QB Christian Ponder went 14-for-21 for just 145 yards in the team's Week 8 loss to the Green Bay Packers a week after QB Josh Freeman (concussion) had an embarrassing debut. "I don't want to discount Matt," Frazier said. "But Christian did some good things in that ballgame yesterday. There are some things he can obviously do better, but it has something to do with it. He has led us to some wins in the past." Freeman was able to run over the weekend without concussions symptoms for the first time since being hurt in Week 7.

Fantasy Tip: The decision will probably come down to how healthy Freeman is and if he's cleared from his concussion. Either way, Ponder and Freeman are only desperation options for those in leagues that start two QBs.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Ben Goessling