Christian Ponder, QB Oakland Raiders

2015 Strength of Schedule - OAK
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
3
CIN
19
BAL
8
@CLE
30
@CHI
25
DEN
BYE23
@SD
7
NYJ
31
@PIT
10
MIN
9
@DET
22
@TEN
5
KC
25
@DEN
14
GB
23
SD
5
@KC

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2014 Game Stats
WkOppCompAttPaYdsPaTDIntYPAYPCRuAttYdsTDFumYPRSnaps%
1STL--------------
2NE--------------
3NO--------------
4ATL00000--11001.0010/7613%
5GB2244222025.0510.09315105.0079/79100%
6DET--------------
7BUF--------------
8TB--------------
9WAS--------------
10BYE--------------
11CHI--------------
12GB--------------
13CAR--------------
14NYJ--------------
15DET--------------
16MIA--------------
17CHI--------------
Totals2244222025.0510.09416104.0089/15557%

Most Recent News

Teddy Bridgewater OUT, Christian Ponder to start on TNF

Thursday, October 2, 2014, 6:38pm

Adam Schefter, Twitter - [Full Article]

Vikings Inactives
Teddy Bridgewater QB
Scott Crichton DE
Chad Greenway OLB
Kyle Rudolph TE
Brandon Watts OLB
Austin Wentworth G
David Yankey G

Fantasy Impact:

With Teddy Bridgewater out, Christian Ponder will get the start. Rankings have been updated to reflect the downgrade to the passing game, although Greg Jennings has been decent with Ponder under center. RB Matt Asiata is not really affected by the change at QB. His workload should be there in a good matchup and should get dump offs if the Vikings fall behind the Packers. RB Jerick McKinnon will get change of pace work behind Asiata and is a boom or bust flex option.

Scouting Report

Christian Ponder - Week 5 vs. Green Bay

Starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is listed as questionable (ankle) and may not play in Thursday's game. If he can't go, Christian Ponder gets the start. Ponder took over at quarterback with about six and a half minutes left in the Week 4 game and didn't attempt a single pass.

The former first-round draft pick started the season as the third-string quarterback. Minnesota obviously doesn't see much in him so if he does get the start, he won't be worth a look.

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