It’s Week 2 in the NFL season and it’s already a rivalry week as the Minnesota Vikings head to Lambeau Field to take on the Green Bay Packers.
So you’re playing fantasy football, and you want some Vikings in your lineup? Who should you play?
For one, running back Dalvin Cook. He saw his first game action last week after last year’s early-season knee injury, and he was a busy man. He was a good receiver in Week 1 with six catches for 55 yards. They’ll continue to try to target him against the Packers to hide some potential weaknesses on the offensive line.
How about Adam Thielen in the red zone? He had six catches for 102 yards last week against the 49ers, and he has a history of playing well against the Packers. He can get 1-on-1 coverage with Stefon Diggs getting attention on the other side of the field.
And the weather should be ideal for scoring on Sunday.
Will Aaron Rodgers play? That’s of course the big question and has significant fantasy implications:
If Rodgers DOESN’T Play:
Starting the Vikings defense will be your easiest decision of the week, as they should feast on turnover-machine, DeShone Kizer. If Rodgers is able to suit-up, you’ll want to be careful and find another defense for Week 2.
If Rodgers DOES Play:
After suffering a sprained knee in Week 1, Green Bay’s superstar QB status is up in the air. Seeking vengeance from last season’s collarbone injury in Minnesota, Rodgers is known for rising above the pain and performing even better when injured. If Rodgers does get the start, and he’s your QB… No need for a backup, just roll with Rodgers.
If Rodgers can’t go, Cobb looks like a shaky start with backup QB DeShone Kizer at the helm. If Rodgers plays, starting Cobb – who had a great first week – could pay dividends with a favorable matchup against Viking’s rookie cornerback, Mike Hughes.