Aug 16, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel (16) takes a drink before the game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Does NFL.com Fantasy Football Know Something We Don’t?


A lot of people love playing fantasy football.  Heck, I know I play in at least a couple leagues each year.  It is a fun way to make games that you usually wouldn’t be too interested in a lot more fun.  Every once in a while, you stumble across something that makes you confused though.

Either NFL.com has very little faith in Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder or they made a mistake.  Currently, they mus think that backup Matt Cassel will get the start in week 3, because they have him projected to get 13.22 fantasy points against Cleveland.  Here is the proof:

Cassel Fantasy Football

Whether this is an accident or on purpose, it is really confusing.  The Vikings don’t seem to be in a hurry to bench Ponder for Cassel, but then again, stranger things have happened.  One thing is for sure about this though, I will not be starting Matt Cassel on my fantasy team this week no matter what.

Tags: Christian Ponder Matt Cassel Minnesota Vikings

  • Bob E.

    After how he played in the second half against Chicago, I’m guessing Ponder earned another week at least in the coaches eyes… honestly, I’d be shocked to hear otherwise.

    • Adam B. Carlson

      Me too. It would be a shocker to see Ponder benched before this week’s game.

      • Bob E.

        I would actually be angry if they benched Ponder this week. He played like we have needed him to in that second half at Chicago, so lets see if he can keep that flow going (Knock on wood).

  • fin

    Ponder isnt a great QB… That being said he can be a good QB but musgraves will only hold him and Patterson back