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Quarterback, Minnesota Vikings

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Draft: 2005 Round 7 (16)
Ht: 6’4”  Wt: 230 DOB: 1982-05-17 Age: 32
QB Rank Tier ADP-12
#27 5 -

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  PassingRushing Fantasy
Season Team G GS Cmp Att Cmp% Yard TD INTAtt Yard Avg TD FFPts FFPts/G
2005 NE 3 0 13 24 54.2 183 2 1 6 13 2.2 0 18.5 6.2
2006 NE 6 0 5 8 62.5 32 0 0 2 4 2.0 0 2.0 0.3
2007 NE 6 0 4 7 57.1 38 0 1 4 12 3.0 1 9.1 1.5
2008 NE 16 15 328 518 63.3 3,693 21 11 76 271 3.6 2 307.8 19.2
2009 KC 15 15 271 493 55.0 2,924 16 16 50 196 3.9 0 229.8 15.3
2010 KC 15 15 262 450 58.2 3,116 27 7 33 125 3.8 0 276.3 18.4
2011 KC 9 9 160 269 59.5 1,713 10 9 25 99 4.0 0 135.6 15.1
2012 MIN 9 0 161 277 58.1 1,796 6 12 27 145 5.4 1 134.3 14.9
2012 (Projected) MIN     299 507 59.0 3,245 22 13 23 84 3.7 0 258.7  

2014 Outlook
Depth Chart
The Chiefs offensive production went south when Cassel was lost for the season in Week 10 due to a broken hand but Kansas City was hardly an offensive powerhouse with Cassel in the lineup. Even with the teamís most dynamic offensive player Jamaal Charles lost for the season in Week 2, former head coach Todd Haley still leaned heavily on the run game with Cassel failing to top 200 passing yards in five of his nine starts and also failing to top 300 passing yards once. With Haley gone and new offensive coordinator Brian Daboll running the show, the teamís production in the passing game isnít likely to see a huge increase. Dabollís preference is to run the ball heavily and utilize plenty of short passes. While that may play to Casselís strengths (although that is half-hearted praise given his completion percentage of 57.2% as a Chief), it isnít going to turn him into a useful option as your fantasy quarterback. Cassel rates as a lower tier QB2 in 12-team leagues.

Fan. Tm. Player
QB1QB1 Teddy Bridgewater
QB2QB2 Christian Ponder
QB3QB3 Matt Cassel
Vikings Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Vikings place QB Matt Cassel on IR     -- Wed Sep 24 10:00 am --

Rookie QB to start against Faclons
The Teddy Bridgewater era appears to have officially begun in Minnesota. The Minnesota Vikings placed Matt Cassel on injured reserve Wednesday morning, three days after the quarterback broke several bones in his left foot on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. (ESPN)

FF Today's Take: Bridgewater will make his first NFL start this week against the Falcons. Without Adrian Peterson and Kyle Rudolph it's hard to get excited about Bridgewater's fantasy prospects. He does offer some mobility, rushing for 27 yards on six carries last week. He'll be a QB2 until he proves otherwise.
Matt Cassel not on a short leash?     -- Wed Sep 3 3:53 pm --

Vikings fans might have to wait for Bridgewater's time
Head coach Mike Zimmer knows he must walk a tightrope at quarterback. He wishes he could hold Cassel and Bridgewater to the same standard as he plans to hold the other positions, and go with whoever is playing best at that point in time. But he acknowledged that the ripple effect is more significant when changing quarterbacks than when changing out starters at other positions. ďThatís something you have to consider,Ē Zimmer said. ďWith every position, even with the middle linebacker or the safety, you donít want to make, as you say, a knee-jerk decision just because they donít play well one day or do the things you think theyíre capable of. I think you still have to go on what you see every day in practice and what you see in the preseason.Ē Thatís why Zimmer said he doesnít foresee the Vikings making a change early in the season. ďI know the fans are excited about Teddy. Iím excited about Teddy,Ē Zimmer said. ďBut we have to do whatís best for the football team at this point in time and whatís best for the future." (Star Tribune)

FF Today's Take: It looks like Matt Cassel will get a real shot to be the team's quarterback for the entire 2014 season. Based on Mike Zimmer's recent comments, it will take multiple poor outings before he considers giving Cassel the hook in favor of rookie Teddy Bridgewater. As a result, fantasy owners should be able to count on Cassel leading the offense for at least the first third of the season.
Matt Cassel named starting QB in Minnesota     -- Mon Aug 25 8:45 am --

Bridgewater No. 2
Vikings players were informed this morning that Matt Cassel will be the starting QB in Minnesota over Teddy Bridgewater. (Jay Glazer via Twitter)

FF Today's Take: Not much of a surprise here. Cassel will begin the season as the Vikings starting QB with rookie Teddy Bridgewater holding down the backup role. Cassel has solid weapons around him including one of the better running backs in the game, but his inconsistent play makes him nothing more than a QB2 for fantasy purposes. Cassel posted 1807 yards, 11 TDs, 9 INTs in nine games last season.

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