Minnesota Vikings Fantasy Start/Sit: Week 8 vs. Washington Redskins

(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Kyle Rudolph
(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Kyle Rudolph /
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(Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) Kyle Rudolph
(Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) Kyle Rudolph /

Vikings to sit in Week 8:

Kyle Rudolph – TE

Kyle Rudolph had an awesome game last week against the Detroit Lions. He caught five of his six targets for 58 yards and a touchdown.

Don’t get too excited, however. This is just what Rudolph does against the Lions. On his career, Rudolph has 61 catches on 79 targets, 617 yards, and nine touchdowns in 15 games against Detroit. Chalk last week up as a good game against a familiar foe and don’t expect that going forward.

Redskins to sit in Week 8:

Case Keenum – QB

Case Keenum comes back to the home that made him famous for the Minneapolis Miracle. This will be his first game playing inside U.S. Bank Stadium since that miraculous moment that kept the Vikings alive in the 2017 playoffs.

Sure, a bit of revenge may be on his mind when he takes on his former team that let him walk after an amazing playoff run, but that’s not going to matter. Keenum will be lucky to complete more than half of his passes against a tough Minnesota defense.

Adrian Peterson – RB

Another player that might have revenge on his brain is former Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. The last time he was in Minnesota in 2017, a tower of boos came crashing down on him. He’s going to want to make a statement on Thursday night against his old team, but he won’t.

There are still questions about whether or not he will suit up this week with the injuries he’s currently dealing with. Full health or not, the Vikings’ defense is fierce and they will make it near impossible for Peterson to gain any yards this week.

Terry McLaurin – WR

Terry McLaurin has been a heck of a draft pick for the Redskins. The rookie out of THE Ohio State University has put up stellar numbers so far this year. But this won’t continue on Thursday against Minnesota’s secondary.

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The Vikings got torched by Lions receiver Marvin Jones last week as he ended up scoring four touchdowns. But you can bet that’s the worst of the worst you’ll see from Minnesota’s defense. Look for them to lock things up this week and not allow Washington’s wide receivers to have much room to work.