MINNESOTA VIKINGS – Professor’s NFL Team Flash Card.

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MINNESOTA VIKINGS – Professor’s NFL Team Flash Card. This article focuses on 3 tables and their analysis.

  1. 2020 PPR Rankings with Player Uncertainty Levels
  2. 2016 to 2019 Positional Based PPR Fantasy Point Averages (FPA), Team Usages, and Differences from 2019 to 4-year Averages
  3. 2015 to 2019 Team Level Targets Per Game, 2019 Usage, 5 Year of Targets/Game Usage, and DIFF in 2019.

I suggest these will present a landscape of simple data from 2019 vs. the current 2020 preseason rankings. Link to my Current Rankings Below.

https://www.fakepigskin.com/2020/05/18/early-2020-ppr-rankings-with-uncertainty-analysis/

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2020 PPR Rankings with Player Uncertainty Levels

This Table includes:

  • Team
  • Bye Week
  • Position Rankings
  • Position
  • Overall Name
  • Fantasy Sport’s Professor’s Rankings (Scale of 100 to 0-Green to Red)
  • Uncertainty Level of High, Average or Low

The MIN defense is usable in 2020. I rank them DST 9th, and they have high uncertainty, and I ranked them at 9. The kicker is at K13 and potentially usable for 2020.

QBs and RBs

Cousins, the QB, is initially ranked at QB 21st. His 2019 production was near this level, given the shorter passing game MIN used. If MIN goes to a deeper game, then Cousins can have an upside. He lost Diggs, but his short passing games should not change. Low uncertainty at this level and he is a good QB in best-ball or 2QB as the QB2 type

The RBs from MIN are based on the dynamic Cook who I rank at RB4. He gets rushing and targets and is a dual-threat. His uncertainty is low, but off-field is higher as he may hold-out. That issue historically can be an issue if that lasts until the beginning of the season. Mattison is ranked at RB53 and should be Cook’s handcuff, but Boone at 86th RB would be used as well. I would gather both in best-ball. In redraft, either is draftable if you have Cook. Boone is sneaky late stab play! 

TEs and WRs

The TEs were used well in 2019, but Smith and Rudolph are in play and thus limit each other in FPs. Good TEs but limited ceilings. I rank then at 23rd and 26th TEs. In redraft, take either as a gamble only. They have uncertainty associated with their use and committee limits. 

The MIN WRs are more defined as Diggs is gone for 2020. Thielen is the clear winner of that situation and is ranked at WR15th. Jefferson, WR48th, the rookie was acquired and can have a nice upside with some uncertainty, though. He is worth a play at his price. I would not reach for him in redraft, but in best-ball, I might. Sharpe is WR124th and has high uncertainty.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS - Professor's NFL Team Flash Card.

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2016 to 2019 Positional Based PPR Fantasy Point Averages (FPA), Team Usages, and Differences from 2019 to 4-year Averages

This Table presents:

  • Team
  • Position
  • 2016 to 2019 Fantasy Point Averages 
  • 4 Year Sum of Averages
  • % of Positional Usage by the 4-Year Date
  • % of 2019 Team Usages
  • DIFF – 2019 vs. last 4-year % Usages (Improving or Declining)

MINNESOTA VIKINGS – Professor’s NFL Team Flash Card. In 2019, the QB and RBs had an increased usage level of 1.9% and 6.6%, as measured by Team fantasy points. The QB produced a 4-year top but was a short passer being 25th in yardage of his targets. (Diggs was underused with this type of QB? thus, he is gone). The RBs were 2. Dalvin Cook 41. Mike Boone, and 78. Alexander Mattison. MIN had an RB1, RB4, and RB7. Curious to watch Boone vs. Mattison in the pecking order for the second RB in 2020.

The TEs also did ok and produced a 4-year top. 24. Kyle Rudolph, and 42. Irv Smith were TE2/3 and TE4. Still a weak pair given the situation, but with Diggs gone, does the TE pick up some more FP? Looking for a best ball TE2 type.

Finally, the WR crew changes with Treadwell and Diggs gone.  24. Stefon Diggs  63/93  47. Adam Thielen 30/48 in 10 games and 104. Olabisi Johnson. Thielen should improve but who is WR2 in MIN, and that is most likely Jefferson. He is a key player and can be a highly risky/reward play in redraft. He is more reliable for best-ball. Note, QB Sean Mannion and WR Tajae Sharpe added. Triple Tops QB/RB/TE with WR Bottom.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS - Professor's NFL Team Flash Card.

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 2015 to 2019 Team Level Targets Per Game, 2019 Usage, 5 Year of Targets/Game Usage, and DIFF in 2019.

This Table contains:

  • Team
  • Position
  • 2015 to 2019 Targets Per Game
  • 5 Year Average of Targets Per Game
  • %2019 Usages in Targeting
  • % 5-Year Positional Usage Average
  • DIFF 2019 vs. 5-Year Average of Team Positional Usages

MINNESOTA VIKINGS – Professor’s NFL Team Flash Card. Overall Comments: 2019 MIN increased in its RB and TE Target/Game by 1 and 3%. The 2020 MIN RBs are Dalvin Cook RB4, Alexander Mattison RB53, and Mike Boone RB86. The pecking order is clear, and Cook is a high RB1 with Mattison as an injury handcuff.

The TEs are both rated by the public at TE2/3 types. The TEs were used nicely at 32% in 2019, and the MIN TE are Irv Smith Jr. TE23 and Kyle Rudolph TE26. The public may be short on one assume one gets ahead in the pecking order. Watch.

The WRs dropped in 2019 at a low 40% of the team targets. That usage level limits the deeper WRs as plays. The WRs are Adam Thielen WR15, Justin Jefferson WR48,  and Tajae Sharpe WR124. Thielen is the pick with Jefferson, the rookie being a clear WR2 in a lower WR using team. Look in 2020 for value on the rookie.

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