Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said quarterback Christian Ponder has not passed the concussion protocol and that Matt Cassel likely will start Sunday at Baltimore, reports VikingUpdate.com. Josh Freeman will serve as the backup.
Cowboys linebacker Justin Durant, who's missed the past two games with a hamstring injury, said he did a lot of running Monday and believes he'll be ready to play Week 14 at Chicago, reports the Dallas Morning News. “I feel real good,” Durant told the paper. “I’m comfortable enough to go out there, so hopefully they allow me to participate.”
Coming off a rough Thanksgiving performance, the Cowboys DST won't find the going any easier in Chicago on Monday night. Marc Trestman's Bears give up the 13th-fewest Fantasy points (8.9 per game) to opposing DSTs and they average 26.9 points in real life, fifth most in the NFL.