How much can you trust them?

With Shawn Manion in QB for tonight’s Week 17 game against the Packers, a lot fantasy football Directors question how much they trust the Vikings playmakers Dalvin Cook, Justin Jefferson and KJ Osborne. If you are playing for a fantasy title and rely on one or more of these options, here are their realistic expectations.

Dalphin Cook’s Week 17 Fantastic Predictions

I am not about to advise anyone to sit on the bench, there is no doubt that they should start every time they are in good health. But there are three major yellow flags trending tonight.

The first, and most obvious, is whether Mannion can generate enough insult to prevent Green Bay from stacking the box against Cook. While the RB right-back for Vikings around the world may take several dump passes, taking him to RB3+ levels, it’s clear his roof is covered.

Second, the very cold weather in Green Bay tonight might make this even more conservative – more rushing attempts and an hour faster. While that may sound good to Cook, it does mean relying on Mannion (instead of Kirk Cousins) for third place. Minnesota is already the eighth worst NFL team at third-tier transfers. We can see a lot of the three parts, which leads to fewer possessions. That plus a faster clock would be a huge net negative.

Third, Cook missed week 16 in Reserve/List of COVID-19. We’ve seen many players slow down in their first game after coming back from COVID. I wouldn’t be surprised if Alexander Mattison mixed up more than usual, especially if Cook wasn’t in full shape for the game. This makes Cook an indispensable player in RB3+ due to his development, but not needed by league winning managers.

Justin Jefferson’s Seventeenth Week Fictional Look

Ugh. Really, that’s how we should feel about Jefferson tonight. With Jaire Alexander out of The Packers, tonight was supposed to be 20-plus points for the No. 1 receiver in Minnesota. Instead, he’ll need the 29-year-old Mannion to upgrade. Mannion has only 74 attempts to pass career and no touchdown with 3 interceptions. Ugh.

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For Jefferson to score more than 10 points, he would need receptions. A large amount of yardage is almost out of the question. Mannion’s job QB rating is 57.5. His career yards per attempt is 5.2 yards. Can we really expect him to broadcast it to Jefferson in the third and long round? Jefferson is a decent bet for a 5-30 receiving streak, and if the Packers jump into a big lead by the first half, we could see Jefferson taper off on a losing cause.

KJ Osborn’s Fantastic Week 17 Predictions

Osborne already had a marginal start this week when Cousins ​​was expected to start. He might actually outperform Jefferson today, as the Packers High School should be able to close Jefferson more easily with a Mannion throw.

This is still a heavy attack. Barring a complete offensive overhaul in the second half (hello, Dede Westbrook), Osborn would be no worse than a top-four choice. But again, it comes down to the text of the game. She started Osborne hoping for more than 7 points — and hoping the game would still be competitive enough to keep Minnesota Newbies on the field.

Altogether, it’s a tough setting for fantasy managers, with coffered ceilings all around.

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