The Minnesota Vikings will take on the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 15 of the NFL season. Starting running back Alexander Mattison has been ruled out ahead of the game, which should give backup RB Ty Chandler the bulk of the work in the offense. With this increased workload, should you trust him in your fantasy football lineups?
Fantasy Football analysis: Vikings RB Ty Chandler
Chandler has played in 13 games this season and has 203 yards and a touchdown on 49 carries. When Mattison is active, Chandler doesn’t retain much value, as he is the overall RB58 in half-PPR scoring.
Start or sit in Week 15 PPR leagues?
Yes, in 12-team leagues or larger.
The fantasy football playoffs are usually not the time to mess around and shift away from what has gotten you through the season, but you need to maximize the potential of your lineup. This means looking at someone who is in a favorable situation and giving them a little boost. The Bengals’ defense allows the 16th most fantasy points per game to opposing running backs. Chandler shouldn’t have much competition for touches, giving him added upside.
Start or sit in Week 15 standard leagues?
Yes, in 14-team leagues or larger.
I do think that Chandler gets a boost from some check-downs out of the backfield from new starting quarterback Nick Mullens. I also like the fact that his backups Kene Nwangwu and Myles Gaskin have combined for four carries this season. I do think you can pass on Chandler in standard leagues with fewer than 14 teams. The Bengals present only a decent matchup, and the game script likely won’t have the run with what we are used to seeing from Mullens and how good Jake Browning has been for Cincy.