|Offense||14th||132.8 (6th)||210.6 (25th)|
|Defense||29th||120.6 (23rd)||287.0 (30th)|
Sun Sep 8
|L 34 - 24||at DET|
Sun Sep 15
|L 31 - 30||at CHI|
Sun Sep 22
|L 31 - 27||CLE|
Sun Sep 29
|W 34 - 27||PIT|
Sun Oct 13
|L 35 - 10||CAR|
Mon Oct 21
|L 23 - 7||at NYG|
Sun Oct 27
|L 44 - 31||GB|
Sun Nov 3
|L 27 - 23||at DAL|
Thu Nov 7
|W 34 - 27||WAS|
Sun Nov 17
|L 41 - 20||at SEA|
Sun Nov 24
|26 - 26||at GB|
Sun Dec 1
|W 23 - 20||CHI|
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Sun Dec 8
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Sun Dec 15
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Sun Dec 22
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Sun Dec 29
The Vikings will look for their first two-game winning streak Week 14 at Baltimore. Luckily for the defense, the Ravens don't have a high-powered offense. Baltimore ranks 29th in total offense (309 yards per game) and 25th in scoring offense (20.8 points per game).
Still, the Vikings have had trouble slowing down everyone this season. They haven't held an opponent under 20 points and have held just one opponent under 300 total yards in 12 games.
DSTs are averaging 11.4 Fantasy points per week against the Ravens, which is the eighth-highest average. Only three times have DSTs scored less than 10 points against the Ravens, with the Steelers doing it twice.
While on paper it looks like a favorable matchup, you have to be real gutsy to start the Vikings DST Week 14.
Coming off his 35-carry, 211-yard performance Week 13,
The Baltimore Sun reports Peterson will be fine for the game.
With Kyle Rudolph inching closer to a return from a foot injury,
Tight ends haven't had great success against Baltimore. They average just 57.8 receiving yards and 7.3 Fantasy points per week. Tight ends have totaled just five touchdowns in 12 games and none in the last four games.
Carlson has averaged 66 receiving yards in his last four games and has filled in nicely for Rudolph. However, he isn't a great Fantasy option in standard formats. He could pass as a desperation option in PPR leagues, but Carlson doesn't have much Fantasy value Week 14.
Well, with Ponder still recovering from a concussion it appears Cassel will be under center Week 14 at Baltimore. That of course could bode very well for Jennings, who has been a disappointing Fantasy option in 2013.
Wide receivers have had moderate success against Baltimore. They are averaging 20.8 Fantasy points and 158.3 receiving yards per week. Wide receivers have totaled 12 touchdowns in 12 games.
The game following Jennings' two-touchdown performance he totaled just six catches for 34 yards. However, he went up against a very good Carolina defense and was still targeted 10 times by Cassel, so Cassel definitely likes throwing his way. That does help Jennings' Fantasy value for Week 14, but it's still a gamble to start him since he's surpassed 10 Fantasy points just twice this season and the Ravens aren't exactly the easiest matchup.
Quarterbacks are averaging just 16.8 Fantasy points per week against Baltimore, which is tied for the 10th-lowest average. Quarterbacks also average 247.7 passing yards per game against the Ravens.
Lately, quarterbacks have had more success against Baltimore. After just one quarterback threw for multiple touchdowns in the first seven games, three quarterbacks have thrown for multiple touchdowns in the last five games against the Ravens.
The Vikings like to run the ball since they have arguably the best running back in the NFL in Adrian Peterson. Also, Minnesota doesn't have a ton of high-quality playmakers at wide receiver or tight end, which doesn't help the case for starting Cassel in Fantasy. Cassel is not a recommended Fantasy option Week 14.
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