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Matchup Edge: Great Expectations

Mario Puig

Mario is a Senior Writer at RotoWire who primarily writes and projects for the NFL and college football sections.

Minnesota vs. Chicago

Open: 40 O/U, MIN -13
Press time: 38 O/U, MIN -12


Minnesota's so vastly superior that you would expect them to control this game from start to finish, with minimal exertion. If that proves true, then it might be difficult to harvest fantasy utility from the top Vikings players despite the team's interest in securing the win here. Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs should be open, but like last week's game against Green Bay, Case Keenum simply might not need to throw much.

If I was to test my luck with any Vikings in fantasy, aside from the defense, it'd probably be Latavius Murray. He's Minnesota's go-to option when sitting on a lead, and they should do that plenty in this game. But his mediocre talent level and the determination of the Bears defense leave me pessimistic about Murray's chances of accumulating yardage from scrimmage. I think he'll need multiple touchdowns to be a hit for fantasy owners.

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