The Minnesota Vikings head into a crucial NFC North division clash against the Green Bay Packers without starting quarterback Kirk Cousins, meaning the team will have to rely on a host of skill players to lift their backup quarterback. One of those skill players could be Alexander Mattison, who has been thrust into the starting role at times this season.
Fantasy Football analysis: Vikings RB Alexander Mattison
The Vikings do like Mattison and have trusted him with large workloads this season. In relief of Dalvin Cook, Mattison has done an admirable job and will always be in the mix for carries. In this particular contest, the Vikings may opt to run the ball more with a backup quarterback. That bodes well for Mattison’s fantasy outlook. although he’s still going to be behind Cook for touches in this offense.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Mattison represents a mid-level flex play for managers dealing with injury issues. Otherwise, he can be left on the bench.