NFL Fantasy Football Draft News 10-21-2015
Minnesota Vikings versus Detroit Lions NFL Real Money League Fantasy Preview 10-25-2015
It will be an NFC North divisional matchup from week seven from the NFL as the Detroit Lions will host the Minnesota Vikings. Fantasy football draft GM’s can check out this game on FOX at 1PM Eastern Time on Sunday October 25th to follow the scoring results of their roster picks.
This will already be the second meeting of the year between these two clubs. Back on September 20th it was Minnesota with the 26-16 home victory. The Vikings ran the ball effectively in the win with 199 yards on 42 carries. Adrian Peterson rushed for 134 yards on his 29 carries. Detroit had run problems in the defeat with 38 yards on 16 carries.
Minnesota enters the game with a record of 3-2. They come off a victory last week by the score of 16-10 at home to the Kansas City Chiefs. The Vikings shut out the Chiefs for a little more than three quarters. They limited the Chiefs to just 57 yards on the ground on 18 carries and 0 of 2 inside the red zone. The Vikings have defended very well on the year. They are number two in the NFL in scoring defense as they limit opponents to just 16.6 points a game on the year. The defense carries this Vikings team as the club has stubbed its toe on the offense side of the football. They are 32nd and last in passing offense throwing for 179 yards a game and 29th and fourth worst in scoring by averaging 19.2 points a contest.
It has been a nightmare season in 2015 for the Detroit Lions. The club is 1-5 and is coming off their first win of the season by beating the Chicago Bears last week in overtime by the score of 37-34. The Lions took a 34-31 lead with 21 seconds remaining but allowed Chicago to position for a game tying 29 yard field goal as time expired. Despite the victory the Lions surrendered 444 yards of offense to the Bears.
Minnesota Vikings QB:
The second year starter has disappointed in 2015. There was a lot of positive talk about Bridgewater coming out of preseason. He is completing 64% of his throws for 1023 yards with just three touchdowns and four picks. In the win against the Chiefs Bridgewater hit on 17 of 31 throws for 249 yards with a touchdown and two picks.
Minnesota Vikings RB:
The veteran running back is getting most of the work in the backfield for the Vikings. Peterson is rushing for 432 yards with three touchdowns. He is rushing for 4.3 yards per carry which is below is 4.9 yards per run career average. Against the Chiefs Peterson ran for only 60 yards on 26 carries.
Minnesota Vikings WR:
Many pundits were looking for big plays from Wallace as he came over in free agency to Minnesota. He has 22 catches for 256 yards and a touchdown. His biggest reception in 2015 has come for only 22 yards. Wallace is averaging just 11.6 yards per catch.
Detroit Lions QB:
The seventh year quarterback is hitting on 64% of his throws for 1610 yards with ten touchdowns and nine picks. He is getting very little production from his run game. After getting benched in a loss to Arizona, Stafford responded with 405 passing yards with four touchdowns and a pick in the win against the Bears.
Detroit Lions RB:
The rookie is getting an opportunity but he has not made the most of it with just 3.3 yards per carry on his 54 rushing attempts thus far.
Detroit Lions WR:
Mega-Tron has caught 38 balls for 488 yards and two touchdowns. He had his best game of the year last week in the win against Chicago with six receptions for 166 yards and a touchdown.