Monday Night Fantasy Versus | Week 10
Week 10 of the season comes to a close tonight, when the defending champion (and still undefeated) Green Bay Packers play host to the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field.
Can the Pack get to 9-0, or will Christian Ponder, Adrian Peterson and friends spoil the party?
Here are your fantasy matchups for Packers-Vikings.
Christian Ponder (Vikings) vs. Aaron Rodgers (Packers)
Adrian Peterson (Vikings) vs. James Starks/Ryan Grant (Packers)
Peterson is your starter, of course.
If you’re choosing between Starks and Grant, it’s quite clearly Starks. Sadly, Ryan Grant is nothing more than a sparingly-used backup at this point.
Percy Harvin/Michael Jenkins/Devin Aromashodu (Vikings) vs. Greg Jennings/Jordy Nelson/Donald Driver/James Jones (Packers)
The Packers air it out like crazy, and, if they continue to do so successfully, it may in-turn force the Vikings to abandon the run while playing with a deficit.
So, there’s a little potential here. Jennings absolutely gashed the Vikings for seven catches and 147 yards with a score in their meeting three weeks ago, so no reason not to have him ranked at the top here again.
Nelson is probably the No. 3 option in Aaron Rodgers’ arsenal at this point (behind Jennings and Jermichael Finley), but he’s racked up over 100 yards with a touchdown in two of the last three weeks. He’s No. 2 on this list.
After them, I’d rank them Harvin, Jenkins, Jones, Aromashodu, Driver.
Visanthe Shiancoe (Vikings) vs. Jermichael Finley (Packers)
The Packers have had difficulties defending opposing tight ends this season, but Finley’s big-play potential is too great to ignore.
Finley over Shiancoe.